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Thursday, 20. October 12016
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Rashida Jones

…wrote one of the thank-you notes to Michelle Obama published in the NYT on Monday.

…co-wrote one of the episodes of the upcoming season 3 of Black Mirror.

…is one of the daughters of Quincy Jones who published a cover version of Chaz Jankel’s Ai No Corrida – which is superfluously similar to the original (at least when it starts at minute 1:00).

One might be surprised, there are in fact four candidates…

From The Economy To Race, See Where The Candidates Stand On The Big Issues.

Wednesday, 19. October 12016
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Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before cars.

In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.

Relevant: Mercedes plans to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians in dicey situations.

In Syrien hat jedes Dorf seine eigene Facebook-Seite.

Abdo Assaf erklärt wie er mit Familie und Freunden in Syrien in Kontakt bleibt und welche Smartphone-Apps für ihn in Österreich am wichtigsten sind.

A Hitchhikers Guide to the Link Tax — delivering your message to MEPs.

We’ve produced an official guide to the Link Tax, to ensure MEPs hear your voices before they start to examine the European Commission’s unpopular plan.

Digitale Fährtenleserin Ingrid Burrington: Das Internet sehen.

„Das Internet ist überall hier, aber meistens sehen wir es nicht“, sagt Burrington. „Wir sehen nur, was auf unseren Bildschirmen erscheint. Was mich interessiert, sind die technischen Voraussetzungen dafür, dass das passieren kann. Das Internet ist keine immaterielle Gegenwelt irgendwo in der Cloud, sondern hat eine sehr materielle Grundlage.“

Online journalism remains unexplored.

Yes, there were some journalists in the early days of the web who thought it would revolutionize their art (…) But for the most they have gone to the Internet with a feeling of necessity not wonder. You almost never hear a journalist or a journalism exec speak of all the possibilities that open up with electronic distribution, in the way a tech person ponders the exciting future opening up in front of them.

Monday, 17. October 12016
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Facebook, you are one laughing stock.

(The linked post in question.)

Sunday, 16. October 12016
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Breaking the Black Box:

When Machines Learn by Experimenting on Us.

As we enter the era of artificial intelligence, machines regularly conduct experiments on human behavior. Here’s a look at how software used by the New York Times and New York Post uses you to test their headlines.

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster.

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?

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