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The damage of defaults

everything will be digitized.n Which means that horribly biased parole systems are just the tip of the ethical iceberg. Think of healthcare, social welfare, law enforcement, education, recruitment, transportation, construction, urban environments, farming, the military, the list of what will be digitized — and of manual or human overseen processes …

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A week of game streaming and earthquakes

From Extra Crunch We hope all of you enjoyed the conversation with Eric Peckham and Lucas Matney on GDC and game streaming. For those who couldn’t join, a transcript should be coming shortly. Our enterprise reporter Ron Miller has a dive into how Salesforce became the model for enterprise SaaS …

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Volvo Placing More of a Premium on Safety than Ever

In the blink of an eye, a 2019 Volvo XC90 with a man, woman, and child inside crashes into a pillar at 50 mph as a large crowd sipping sparkling wine collectively gasps and then cheer from above. It’s not a scene out of Death Race 2000; it’s a real-life …

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Video streaming beats cable subscriptions for the first time

As Apple pushes services, a subscription bundle could be in the future ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about a potential ‘Apple Prime’ subscription bundle. Read more: https://zd.net/2UMIpNd It had to happen eventually. People have been turning to cord-cutting for years to avoid paying higher cable and satellite TV …

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Apple's TV streaming event: How to watch and what to expect

As Apple pushes services, a subscription bundle could be in the future ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about a potential ‘Apple Prime’ subscription bundle. Read more: https://zd.net/2UMIpNd Apple will soon hold a special event at its Cupertino campus.  Also: Apple’s TV streaming service: It’s showtime at last CNET The …

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Nintendo’s Labo: VR Kit is not Virtual Boy 2.0

Even the most successful tech company is going to have a stumble from time to time. Nintendo’s 45 years in the video game industry is spotted with a few doozies, but none are more infamous than the Virtual Boy. The 1994 portable console was marketed as an early home entry …

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Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors, or anyone uncovered. By building and curating simplified benefits services, …

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