Enter Immi. The newly launched startup is on a mission to create a healthy version of instant ramen. The noodles are packed with 31 grams of plant protein from pumpkin seeds and fava beans (compared to 6 grams in traditional ramen), only 9 grams of carbs, and seasonings made from natural spices. But at $7 per serving, Immi’s noodles are about 10 times the price of the competition. Will lovers of instant ramen bite? (Or rather, slurp?) … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
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Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon, in deciding to deplatform Donald Trump over last week’s putsch, are neither moral nor immoral. They’re not resistance heroes for cutting bait, just like they weren’t crypto-fascists for the 99.8% of Trump’s presidency during which he weaponized their platforms. They’re amoral corporate entities whose political decisions are determined by everything but politics. To keep or ban Trump has always been a cold-hearted calculus of balancing risk and reward and nothing else. The ransacking of the Capitol tipped the scales. … [Read more...] about Too little, too late: The cynical calculus of banning Donald Trump
A new round of debate over surveillance technology broke out after the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. As some oberservers wisely pointed out, such events make it tempting to loosen restrictions on surveillance technologies such as facial recognition in the name of safety, but yielding to those temptations could lead to a rapid erosion of privacy and civil liberties. The Patriot Act Congress adopted after 9/11 (and the mass surveillance programs that followed) is a notable example. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
According to FAQ page on the IRS website, recipients may have to wait three to four weeks to receive their payments in the mail, but it’s unclear why payments that are already in circulation would take that long. First-class mail via the United States Postal Service—which is how these payments are being sent—typically only takes a few days, although the post office makes no guarantees about delivery timelines and bottlenecks in the distribution process often cause delays. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
How can someone even be impeached twice? When you hear the word “impeached,” just think “indicted.” With a U.S. president, it just means that the House voted for him to face a Senate trial, which will determine whether he is guilty as charged. If convicted, Trump faces two consequences: Removal from office (moot after Inauguration Day) and a ban from holding future office. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?