- Flexible Glass Could Bring Back the Flip Phone
Schott can make a sheet of glass thinner than your hair and half a kilometer long that bends, but doesn’t yet fold.
- Apple’s “Code = Speech” Mistake
A law professor who backs Apple in its case against the FBI says it would be dangerous for the company to win on First Amendment grounds.
- Google’s Self-Driving Car Probably Caused Its First Accident
One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a public bus while driving around sandbags, and the car is likely the one to blame.
- Mercedes Sees Fewer Robots in Its Future
German automaker Daimler is scaling back on the number of robots used to build its S-class cars. But it’s still a step forward for robotics.
- In Apple vs. the FBI, There Is No Technical Middle Ground
Either you let law enforcement get into encrypted devices and run the risk of letting others find a similar way in, or you don’t.
- America’s Methane Crisis Just Got Worse
Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas are far higher than previously thought, according to new studies.
- Augmented-Reality Startup Meta Ups the Ante in the Headset Race
The startup’s headset will need to be tethered to a computer, but it costs a third the price of HoloLens.
The big new idea for making self-driving cars that can go anywhere
The mainstream approach to driverless cars is slow and difficult. These startups think going all-in on AI will get there faster.
Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal
The startup used plant matter and bio-oil to sequester thousands of tons of carbon. The question now is how reliable, scalable, and economical this approach will prove.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
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