Google's “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto THE WORLD’S MOST ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quaysiderepresents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Read more…

Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will put microphones and cameras in people’s homes

Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will put microphones and cameras in people’s homes

Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will put microphones and cameras in people’s homes In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens. Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s Read more…

Paul Allen’s Vulcan backs ex-Amazon manager’s modular housing startup Blokable

Paul Allen’s Vulcan backs ex-Amazon manager’s modular housing startup Blokable

Paul Allen’s Vulcan backs ex-Amazon manager’s modular housing startup Blokable Investors are taking note of Blokable, a Seattle startup founded by a former Amazon manager that aims to cut costs for builders and residents alike through the construction of tech-powered manufactured housing. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Blokable Read more…

L’Oréal’s Smart Hairbrush Knows More About Your Hair Than Your Salon

L’Oréal’s Smart Hairbrush Knows More About Your Hair Than Your Salon

L’Oréal’s Smart Hairbrush Knows More About Your Hair Than Your Salon Withings and Kérastase—L’Oréal’s professional products—have developed a smart hairbrush that can tell you more about the health of your locks than your hairdresser can. Countless factors can contribute to the health and manageability of your hair, including how you Read more…