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  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (June 2017) (Amazon and Microsoft are the leaders)
  • How An Entire Nation Became Russia’s Test Lab for Cyberwar (Wired)
  • Exoskeletons don’t come one-size-fits all yet…”An idealized exoskeleton needs to be both easily accessible and personalized…From a data standpoint, humans are noisy, says Katherine Poggensee, a biomechatronics researcher at Carnegie Mellon. Plus, “they have brains, so they adapt over time.” And although humans generally find the easiest way to do any motion, very few people have the physical and spatial awareness to explain why one stride feels easier than another. That’s why researchers are turning to algorithms to make exoskeletons more efficient…”
  • How Scott Forstall Selected The People Who Would Create The iPhone’s Software
    “The key attribute that was required for acceptance into “Project Purple?” The ability to do new things rather than do the same thing over and over…Your boss, Steve Jobs, has ordered you to assemble a team of software engineers to create–in a matter of months–what would become the first iPhone. Quick! How do you pick the right brains for the project?…During all the interviews for the team, we screened for people who were growth mind-set,” Forstall told me…”
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  • Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service
  • The industrial robotics market will nearly triple in less than 10 years
  • Amazon’s Nike deal took a billion dollar bite out of competing retailers
  • YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series
  • Venmo is testing its own physical debit card
  • SpaceX successfully launched and landed its second recycled rocket
  • Amazon’s idea for a massive drone dock looks like a cross between a beehive and a spaceship
  • McDonalds Is Replacing 2,500 Human Cashiers With Digital Kiosks: Here Is Its Math
  • World’s First Cable-Free Elevator Zooms Horizontally and Vertically Using Maglev Tech
  • How Do Genome Sequencing Centers Store Such Huge Amounts of Data?
  • Stephen Hawking Proposes Nanotechnology Spacecraft to Reach ‘Second Earth’ in 20 years
  • One coder recreated the first level of ‘Super Mario Bros’ in augmented reality and played it in Central Park
  • Facebook has a new mission statement: ‘to bring the world closer together