Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cannabis and Cash Management

KIND is helping the cannabis industry grow by providing cash management services, transactional services and compliance. And working now with Microsoft as a technical partner. Will the next US president legalize cannabis? Will the industry continue its lopsided push forward into American life? The final story is being written now: the legalization of cannabis won’t… Read More »

One Laptop Per Child – Gone? Probably

A nice idea, but thought leaders really can’t see that far ahead sometimes. Think of that the next time you are listening to one of them and planning your budget. From OLPC News: “Here is a question for you: 8 years on, would you recommend anyone start a new deployment with XO-1 laptops? With the… Read More »

Gawker: So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

From Bloomberg Technology We got along quite well without Gawker, and will get along even better without it. Poor journalism, vindictive founder, and so it goes. Denton won’t lose his fortune. “If Peter Thiel’s goal was to punish Gawker owner Nick Denton, then the tech billionaire has succeeded. Gawker Media Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy… Read More »

This Day In History: June 10, 1967

From Wikipedia: Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Tracy was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor and won two, sharing the record for nominations in that category with Laurence Olivier.… Read More »

Lego Killer? Kids Learn to Code

“Osmo Coding, by Tangible Play Inc. Using plastic bricks that represent computer commands, children arrange “scripts” that the iPad’s camera interprets as instructions for a cute on-screen character to act upon.” This is the next generation of Legos and Lincoln Logs. See the WSJ for more information

Reverse Engineer Search Engines to ID Health Needs

Microsoft recently reported that by analyzing Bing search engine queries they could spot early detections of people potentially suffering pancreatic cancer. The study looked at diagnosed patients and tracked their search history backward to see if their online searches could trigger flags in the key symptoms leading to their diagnosis So, how can queries  be “reverse-engineered” to get… Read More »

The Art of the Beep

“Google’s self-driving cars are getting some attitude. Company engineers have been working on teaching their autonomous vehicles the subtle — and often obnoxious — art of honking, according to Google’s May self-driving car report. In its report, Google notes that for the past months engineers have programmed the car’s computer brain to understand which road situations… Read More »