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Zuckerberg’s Big Hopes, a new Huawei sting, VPN truths, a five-year bet on Bitcoin, the Captcha puzzle, and more — The Overspill: when there’s more that I want to say

Afraid so: the machines are now able to beat us at this game too. CC-licensed photo by Chris on Flickr. Ahead of No. 1,000, send in your three favourite links – leave a comment, email or DM me. Popular so far: Why drowning doesn’t look like drowning (May 2018); why I hope we don’t find […] … Continue reading Zuckerberg’s Big Hopes, a new Huawei sting, VPN truths, a five-year bet on Bitcoin, the Captcha puzzle, and more — The Overspill: when there’s more that I want to say

Crypto Startups Are Fleeing The U.S.—This Bill Is Trying To Stop Them

In the fall of 2018, Republican congressman Warren Davidson was meeting with a cryptocurrency entrepreneur in Massachusetts. The CEO was deciding where to locate his startup, and they were discussing the regulatory uncertainties surrounding digital currencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The entrepreneur told Davidson, “Look, it’s nothing personal. We just don’t trust that you … Continue reading Crypto Startups Are Fleeing The U.S.—This Bill Is Trying To Stop Them

How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup – Lauren Aratani

A red laser pointer shining through a raw chicken carcass may not seem like groundbreaking science, but for veteran technologist Mary Lou Jepsen, it’s worth $28 million in funding for her latest startup, Openwater. Jepsen performed the chicken act as part of her August TED Talk to illustrate how her imaging-tech company is building cost-conscious … Continue reading How This Former MIT Professor And Google Engineer Used Holograms To Build A $28 Million Startup – Lauren Aratani

Healthcare Startups Have Raised More This Year Than in 2012 And 2013 Combined – Michela Tindera

With two months left in 2018, healthcare startups have already raised more in VC funding this year than they did in all of 2012 and 2013 combined, according to an analysis conducted for Forbes by Pitchbook. Venture capitalists have poured more than $26 billion into health startups this year. In 2012 and 2013 combined, the sector raised $22.3 billion in 12 … Continue reading Healthcare Startups Have Raised More This Year Than in 2012 And 2013 Combined – Michela Tindera

Swiss Startup Aims To Help Paralyzed People Walk – Matthew Herper

A group of scientists associated with GTX Medical, a Swiss medical device firm, published new evidence yesterday that using electricity to stimulate the spinal cord can help paralyzed people regain some walking ability. The new results, published yesterday in Nature and its sister journal Nature Neuroscience, show that using patterns of electrical stimulation allowed three … Continue reading Swiss Startup Aims To Help Paralyzed People Walk – Matthew Herper

This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise – Sapna Maheshwari

Most of what we do — the websites we visit, the places we go, the TV shows we watch, the products we buy — has become fair game for advertisers. Now, thanks to internet-connected devices in the home like smart thermometers, ads we see may be determined by something even more personal: our health. This … Continue reading This Thermometer Tells Your Temperature, Then Tells Firms Where to Advertise – Sapna Maheshwari

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