March 5, 2021

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2

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By John Biggs From TechCrunch Cities are far from future-proof. That’s a mistake. There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular […]

What a work truck should be

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Bollinger Motors’ Forthcoming B2 Re-Thinks What a Work Truck Should Be BY RAIN NOE For one thing, you can open the back of the cab to make the bed larger Bollinger Motors blew us away with their B1 Electric Sport Utility Truck, a vehicle that was designed “as though we had just landed on the […]

New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

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By John Biggs From TechCrunch Spotting faces in a scene is easy when the punims are nice and close to the camera. But what about group shots where the faces are tiny? That, I fear, robots have a harder time with. A new research project by Deva Ramanan, associate professor of robotics, and Peiyun Hu, […]