Betrayed by Dre?
Fascinating story about Beats headphones in which the creator of Monster (the audio accessory company, which did manufacture Beats) alleges he came up with the idea for the headphones brand and was later betrayed by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
L.A. to Nepal: America’s First Responders, California Task Force Two Follows Disaster Around the World
Composed of firefighters, doctors, and engineers from Southern California, California Task Force Two is sort of the Seal Team Six of international disaster aid. And with natural disasters on the rise, its work is only going to get more demanding.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
A New Earthquake Early-Warning System for Mexico City
How a startup is building the only large-scale early-warning system for earthquakes outside Japan, in Mexico City.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Mobile Is Eating the World
Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans is out with a slick, illustrative presentation that quantifies the rise of mobile computing all over the world.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Zane Lowe: The DJ Scratching out Beats 1 for Apple
A nice feature on Zane Lowe, the BBC radio DJ hired by Apple to head up music curation and broadcasting on Beats 1.
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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