Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How to Fix The Future”

 In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat.
Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was published earlier this month, discusses a moment when it has suddenly become fashionable for tech luminaries to abandon utopianism in favor of its opposite.  The first generation of IPO winners have now become some of tech’s most vocal… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/technological-solutions-to-technologys-problems-feature-in-how-to-fix-the-future/?ncid=rss

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Advertising: Google Chrome Now Blocks Irksome Ads. That’s a Good Thing, Right?

The brower’s latest update filters out pop-up ads and other annoyances. It also strengthens Google’s grip on the web.

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/business/media/google-chrome-ad-block.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Robot assistants and a marijuana incubator

 We’ve had plenty of time to get used to our robot overlords and Boston Dynamics is helping us get there. This week we talk about the company’s addition of a door-opening arm to its SpotMini robot. It’s not spooky at all. We then switch gears and discuss Facebook’s Messenger for Kids. Is it good, bad or the company’s master plan to get every last human being with… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/robot-assistants-and-a-marijuana-incubator/?ncid=rss

Here’s how to keep track of Elon Musk’s Roadster and Starman in space

 Elon Musk’s Starman, the mannequin driver of the Tesla Roadster SpaceX launched aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket, is taking a trip around our solar system, in a large elliptical orbit that will bring him relatively close to Mars, the Sun and other heavenly bodies. But how to track the trip, now that the Roadster’s onboard batteries are out of juice and no longer transmitting live… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/heres-how-to-keep-track-of-elon-musks-roadster-and-starman-in-space/?ncid=rss

The CC Aurora is actually pretty fun, as far as projectors go

 Projectors are boring. They remind me of vacation slideshows and school film strips — neither of which I’m in a particular hurry to revisit in my adult life. That said, I’ve always harbored some germ of a notion that some day I might buy one. XGIMI’s CC Aurora is the closest I’ve seen to being a projector that I could actually muster any reasonable amount of… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/the-cc-aurora-is-actually-pretty-cool-as-far-as-projectors-go/?ncid=rss

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

 Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around elections. Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/fake-news-is-an-existential-crisis-for-social-media/?ncid=rss

South Korea aims for startup gold

 Back in 2011, when South Korea won its longshot bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, the country wasn’t widely recognized as a destination for ski and snow lovers. It wasn’t considered much of a tech startup hub either. Fast forward seven years and a lot has changed. Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/south-korea-aims-for-startup-gold/?ncid=rss

Trump cites Facebook exec’s comments downplaying Russian ad influence on election

 You’d be forgiven for missing Donald Trump’s multiple retweets of Facebook executive Rob Goldman over the weekend. Perhaps you were spending time with family, watching Black Panther or just attempting to forget politics for a moment by ignoring the manic flurry of social media updates from the leader of the free world.
But in amongst a deluge of tweets that blamed Democrats for… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/trump-cites-facebook-execs-comments-downplaying-russian-influence-on-election/?ncid=rss

3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month

 Perhaps 2014 wasn’t the ideal time to get into the 3D printing game. After years of hype, the even the biggest names have been struggling to stay afloat. Pasadena startup New Matter is joining the growing list of companies who’ve unsuccessfully made a go at it, announcing that it will be closing up shop by the end of the month. It’s not for lacking of trying — and… Read More

from iFeeltech IT News Mix4 https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/18/3d-printing-company-new-matter-is-shutting-down-this-month/?ncid=rss