Daily Articles: January 10, 2017

Tesla’s new Autopilot chief is a longtime Apple veteran

Tesla has hired Chris Lattner as vice president of autopilot software, bringing him over from Apple where he was in charge of the Developer Tools Department. At Tesla, Lattner will lead the… – The Verge

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Night into daytime: behind the scenes with The Verge at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show can be broken down in numbers a billion different ways. 177,000 attendees. 2.47 million square feet of exhibitions. One extremely dubious electric car startup.
For T… – The Verge

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’

What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs? At the store, you may find one carton drawing your eye with promises of being “all.. – TechCrunch

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Tesla hires Apple’s creator of Swift as new VP of Autopilot Software

Tesla has a new vice president heading up Autopilot efforts — Chris Lattner, whose departure from Apple was reported only earlier today. Lattner worked at.. – TechCrunch

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Trump’s attorney general pick claims ignorance on tech issues

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of U.S. attorney general, is being grilled by the Senate today about voting rights, immigration,.. – TechCrunch

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

The first sequencing of the whole human genome in 2003 cost roughly $2.7 billion but DNA sequencing giant Illumina has now unveiled a new machine that the.. – TechCrunch

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Atlassian Acquires Trello – What The CEO of A Competitor Thinks

Aussie Tech Giant Atlassian Acquires Trello. Read what the Founder & CEO to a competitor thinks of the Atlassian Acquisition of Trello. – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

This 3-D-Printed Egg Could Help Us Bring More Baby Vultures Into The World

A new “smart egg” project is teaching conservationists about the secrets of the nest. – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Cloudflare’s Transparency Report for Second Half 2016 and an Additional Disclosure for 2013

Cloudflare is publishing today its seventh transparency report, covering the second half of 2016. For the first time, we are able to present information on a previously undisclosed National Security Letter (NSL) Cloudflare received in the 2013 reporting period. Wikipedia provides the most succinct description of an NSL: An NSL – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

OnePlus: Bring back default behaviour for vibration in OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3/3T

The last OnePlus 2 (3.5.x) and OnePlus 3 (4.x) updates disabled the ability to set the vibrate mode while the alert slider is in ring position (down).
This new behavior only brings us less options. We now cannot switch from vibration to silent mode using only the alert slider. We need to unlock the… – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Luxembourg–Yes, Luxembourg–Is Setting Itself Up to Be the Silicon Valley of Space Mining

In 2016, Luxembourg began taking steps toward dominating the asteroid mining industry, and so potentially the flow of cash and commodities beyond Earth. – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Dart in 2016: The fastest growing programming language at Google, 2nd fastest growing in TIOBE Index

Dart was the fastest growing programming language at Google in 2016 with millions of lines of code written. It also made it to TIOBE Index … – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

Tesla hires the creator of Apple’s Swift programming language

Chris Lattner is leaving Apple to become the VP of Tesla’s AutoPilot self-driving software. – Engadget

January 10th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

Trump taps anti-vaxxer to lead vaccine safety committee

PEOTUS “has some doubts about the current vaccine policies” — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – Engadget

January 10th, 2017 Engadget, Tech News

The D3-U virtual reality camera controller desperately needs a Pokémon Snap game

HTC announced the Vive Tracker — a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories — last week at CES 2017. And we’re already starting to see some of those projects… – The Verge

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hires Obama campaign mastermind David Plouffe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic… – The Verge

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Watch President Obama’s farewell speech live tonight in VR

Tonight at 9PM ET, President Barack Obama will give his farewell address, before handing the reins over to President-elect Trump later this month. If you don’t happen to be in Chicago to watch it,… – The Verge

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

After 14 years, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane steps down from the company he helped found

After nearly a decade and a half as the chief executive officer of the hardware company he cofounded, John MacFarlane has announced his resignation as the.. – TechCrunch

January 10th, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Medicaid’s Data Gets an Internet-Era Makeover

The start-up Nuna has built a cloud-computing database of Medicaid’s 74 million patients. – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News

US Army Asks for Biodegradable Ammo

Ammunition that carries seeds, which grow plants and clean up after themselves. – Hacker News

January 10th, 2017 Hacker News, Tech News