Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. I love instant ramen. When I’ve had a bad day or a sleepless night, nothing soothes my soul like a bowl of dirt-cheap, chemical-laden, carb-heavy noodles cooked up in two minutes flat. But like many fans, I’ve often felt guilty about chowing down on this highly processed food. … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
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“As a vital part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, the Postal Service is helping the U.S. Department of the Treasury provide important Economic Impact Payment letters, checks, and debit cards to American households,” spokesperson Kim Frum told Fast Company. She confirmed that the payments are being sent first class and “handled at that service standard.” … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
The math is a little different for Apple and Amazon, but the calculus is similar. Apple’s primary business is in hardware and subscriptions, but it also makes money from payments through its app store. The more companies they can take money from, the better. So while booting the Trump-friendly social network Parler had no impact on Apple’s bottom line, the last thing Apple wants is to set a precedent where it’s playing moderator for any app that might host harmful content. The more open the internet, the more open the app store, the more money Apple makes. The same holds true for Amazon Web Services, which also dumped Parler: Jeff Bezos wants to make money, not court controversy. … [Read more...] about Too little, too late: The cynical calculus of banning Donald Trump
Fraser says that it’s not just events like the Capitol attack that are hiking up demand for gun detection technology. The last year has seen a spike in gun sales, driven by the pandemic, social instability, and fears that gun ownership will be restricted. During the seven months between March and September 2020, Americans bought 15.1 million guns, a 91 percent increase from he same period a year earlier, according to data collected by The Trace. Because there are more guns out there, Fraser says the burden of detecting them in public spaces falls on technology. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
What’s happened so far? This week the Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection. This required a majority vote, and it wasn’t just Democrats voting yes. Ten Republicans joined them, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in history. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?