Day: August 10, 2018

AI Robotics

Will Burger Bots Replace Low Wage Jobs?

Robot restaurants are popping up all over downtown San Francisco, as a futuristic option for people to grab fast food for cheap. The latest example is Creator, a robotic restaurant that specializes in making gourmet hamburgers with their all-in-one burger robots. 350 sensors and 20 computers all work together to create the perfect burger. While […]

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Inspiration Space

Meet the DIY Rocket Scientists on a Mission to Send a Human to Space

Copenhagen Suborbitals is a group of volunteers with a shared mission: to send a human being into space. Their latest rocket, the Nexo II, will act as a technology testbed, testing their engines and pressure systems before they proceed with their plans for a manned flight. This is the Maker spirit taken to the extreme!

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Hardware Interesting

The Most Insane Laptop Ever Built

Unbox Therapy has a video showcasing the most incredible laptop ever. The Acer Predator 21x is the biggest, most powerful gaming laptop I’ve ever seen. It packs dual GTX 1080 graphics cards in SLI feeding a 21 inch, curved, ultrawide display. The Acer Predator 21x costs a whopping $9000 and is limited to 300 units. As […]

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Data Driven Data Science

Teaching Kids About Data and Code

Last week, I had the chance to speak to a group of high school students from around the world who enrolled in a data and coding focused summer program at Georgetown University.It was a great experience and underscores the need to teach kids the importance of data as well as coding. Press the play button […]

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Azure Big Data

Siphon on HDInsight Kafka

In this episode of Azure Friday, Thomas Alex discusses how Microsoft uses Apache Kafka for HDInsight to power Siphon, a data ingestion service for internal use. Apache Kafka for HDInsight is an enterprise-grade, open-source, streaming ingestion service. Microsoft created Siphon as a highly available and reliable service to ingest massive amounts of data for processing in […]

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Computer Vision Robotics

The $800M Robo Taxi That Could Beat Uber

Zoox is on the verge of transforming the entire transportation industry by creating self-driving robots that will become the ride-shares of the future.

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