While the buzz around 5G is often focused on smartphones (and the technology’s promise of lag-free gaming and streaming), the cellular technology stands to hypercharge industries far beyond entertainment. With its high bandwidth, low latency (i.e., the ability to transfer lots of data with minimal delay), and high reliability, 5G is faster and more dependable than 4G, and so robust that it can replace wired connections—bringing everything from factory robots to fleets of autonomous vehicles online. advertisement advertisement Also poised for big change is agriculture. Sensors and artificial intelligence could take some of the guesswork out of nature’s cycles, allowing farmers to remotely monitor weather patterns, livestock wellness, and soil nutrients, while autonomous driving and cloud computing could make equipment more efficient. “Our ability to have machines sending data in both directions is really important,” says Lane Arthur, John … [Read more...] about The next generation of the internet is almost here—and it could even transform our farms
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Marissa Mayer is back where she began: 165 University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto—the office space where, as a newly minted Stanford graduate, in 1999, she became one of the first people to work at a tiny startup called Google. Mayer went on to spend 13 years at the company, helping to shape its key services, before leaving to become CEO of Yahoo, a gig that ended in 2017 when the web pioneer sold itself to Verizon. advertisement Now Google’s onetime quarters are home to Lumi Labs, the 15-person startup Mayer cofounded in 2018 with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz Torres to develop smartphone apps that help people “save a few minutes every day,” she tells me. This returns Mayer to her roots in another way as well—in pursuing new productivity-enhancing technology, she’ll be revisiting territory she once explored as one of the people responsible for Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, and other iconic services. Mayer remains cryptic about the … [Read more...] about Marissa Mayer’s new project is a suite of timesaving apps
The Supreme Court today ordered court-monitored mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in an attempt to find a “permanent solution” to the decades-old case.The top court appointed a three-member panel, which will be headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice FMI Kalifullah and include Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.Let’s take a closer look at who the mediators are.Close Justice FMI Kalifullah related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Born in Tamil Nadu, Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifullah started practising law in Chennai. He was appointed as the judge of the Madras High Court in 2000. Later, he was promoted as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir during which time he travelled across the state to … [Read more...] about Know the Supreme Court-appointed mediators who will liaise on the Ram Mandir issue
This year, Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest and most popular modern American architect, would’ve turned 150 years old. To help commemorate the milestone, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy–a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving Wright’s buildings–is publishing a new edition of its Wright Sites guidebook. In addition to showcasing dozens of beautiful FLW projects, it’s also a testament to the power of historic preservation. advertisement advertisement “People who look at pictures of architecture are experiencing it in one way, but when you stand inside and confront one of these buildings in person, the value presents itself in a way you can’t put in words,” Hoglund says. Wright Sites has changed since the previous edition published 15 years ago. Some projects are no longer accessible–like the Ennis House, which was sold to a private owner in 2011–and have been removed. Sixteen sites … [Read more...] about There’s A New Must-Read Book For Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
The tech company Basecamp has a mostly remote staff of less than 60 people. But even its headquarters aren’t in Silicon Valley; Basecamp is in Chicago. Which is why it was a bold move earlier this month when cofounder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson announced in a blog post that the company is paying its workers according to San Francisco’s labor market. advertisement advertisement Since their employees are scattered all over the globe, it wasn’t clear what the cost of living benchmark should be. According to Heinemeier Hansson, “It started to increasingly seem like an arbitrary choice, and if we were going to make one such, why not go for the best and the top?” So as of January 1, Basecamp employees will receive a salary reflective of the top 10% of what software companies are paying in San Francisco (compared to base pay plus bonus, but not options). They also offer some amazing benefits. ( Put your resumes away, … [Read more...] about Could Paying Top Dollar For Staff Be Worse For The Labor Market?