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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

wired.com — A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long-overdue future of artificial intelligence. This was the home of Watson, the electronic genius that conquered Jeopardy! in 2011.

Co-founder of ThinkUp, Gina Trapani [Cool Tools Show #12]

kk.org — Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 |See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Lifehacker founder and ThinkUp co-founder, Gina Trapani introduces us to a few web based apps that offer elegant design and features...

What’s in my bag? - Eric McClellan

kk.org — Eric McClellan spends his days working with talented people creating advertising for Ford as Executive Creative Director of Content and Brand Entertainment at Team Detroit. In his spare time he's obsessively doodling in pursuit of the perfect Superman symbol, making to­do lists, and communicating with his 14 year old via Instagram and Snapchat.

Entrepreneur and Inventor, Dan Shapiro

kk.org — Subscribe to the Cool Tools Podcast on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page Robot Turtles creator Dan Shapiro recommends inventions and innovations that offer a surprisingly valuable experience for their price.

A Desirable-Future Haiku

kk.org — Recently I sent a twitter request out into the wider internets. I got 23 responses, which I am running (with permission) below. I'll tell you who I selected as the winner in a moment, but first I'd like to tell you what I learned. It's a hard assignment.

The Technium: What Bits Want

kk.org — Translations: German] Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits. (A) The first bit-let's call it Bit A - was born on the sensor of a Cannon 5D Mark II camera.

Melnor Quick Connects

kk.org — These plastic quick connects from Melnor are the go-betweens for the hose and whatever nozzle, sprinklers or other hose-end attachments you may have. They're especially good for quickly moving and attaching hoses from one faucet to another. I installed them on ALL my faucets (5) and hoses (perhaps 7) and external attachments (probably 10).

Leather boxing glove chair

boingboing.net — Lithuanian maker Ornald created this Boxing Glove leather chair, and he's selling it for $808. It ships unfilled, so you'll have to top it up with polystyrene beads on arrival. ( via Neatorama ) Read more at Boing Boing Someone sent Brian Krebs an envelope of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills, apparently manufactured by Mrmouse, the counterfeiter whom Krebs outed for selling his notes openly on Reddit.

Comprehensively addressing the stupid, intellectually dishonest critique of Anita Sarkeesian

boingboing.net — Whenever the feminist games-critic and survivor of countless outraged misogynist stalkers Anita Sarkeesian's name is invoked, there follows a flood of men who want to explain that she brought it on herself, that she isn't a gamer, that she isn't a good critic, and assorted related rubbish.

Counterfeit money up close

boingboing.net — Someone sent Brian Krebs an envelope of counterfeit $100 and $50 bills, apparently manufactured by Mrmouse, the counterfeiter whom Krebs outed for selling his notes openly on Reddit. It's the latest in a series of weird things that Internet criminals have sent to Krebs's home, including a SWAT team, heroin, shit, and a funeral arrangement.
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