Google Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

Google Pledges $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

43 ViewsImageGoogle estimates its investment could spur the building of at least 20,000 homes.CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — In 1998, Google paid $1,700 a month to rent its first office — half a home, including the garage, in Silicon Valley. What a deal.After two decades of extraordinary growth by tech …

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Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

Careteam aims to unite patients and healthcare providers with a platform approach

43 ViewsHow best to untangle the Gordian knot that is navigating your own healthcare? It’s a tricky question, and one that seems to have become only more complicated as technology improves, in many regards — systems don’t necessarily speak to one another, and it’s still hard for an ordinary patient without specialist knowledge to make …

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How Surveillance Cameras Could Be Weaponized With A.I.

How Surveillance Cameras Could Be Weaponized With A.I.

105 ViewsAdvances in artificial intelligence could supercharge surveillance cameras, allowing footage to be constantly monitored and instantly analyzed, the A.C.L.U. warned in a new report.ImageA surveillance camera operated by the New Orleans Police Department fixed to a lamppost on Bourbon Street.CreditCreditWilliam Widmer for The New York TimesJune 13, 2019Businesses and the government have spent years …

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People Experiencing Hardship Should Be Allowed to Use Technology Without Your Judgemental Bullshit

People Experiencing Hardship Should Be Allowed to Use Technology Without Your Judgemental Bullshit

82 ViewsA homeless war veteran speaks on a phone at a shelter in Massachusetts Photo: APRoughly 553,000 Americans are currently experiencing homelessness, according to the latest figures available from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But that doesn’t mean those people should be judged for owning technology like laptops and smartphones, no matter what …

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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

96 ViewsWelcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:“My mother passed away recently. I have …

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A spy reportedly used an AI-generated profile picture to connect with sources on LinkedIn

A spy reportedly used an AI-generated profile picture to connect with sources on LinkedIn

96 ViewsOver the past few years, the rise of AI fakes has got a lot of people very worried, with experts warning that this technology could be used to spread lies and misinformation online. But actual evidence of this happening has so far been thin on the ground, which is why a new report from …

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