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12.13.17

“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”
- Robert A. Heinlein




 

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the U.S. search firm’s products remain blocked in the country. - Reuters

PepsiCo reserve 100 Tesla EV trucks  PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc’s new electric Semi trucks, the largest known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions. - Reuters

Up-Close Images of Jupiter Reveal an Impressionistic Landscape of Swirling Gases  Juno is NASA’s project focused on bringing a deeper understanding to Jupiter and the processes that might have governed our solar system’s creation. This series of close-up photographs was taken by Juno within the last year, and is a dazzling diverse display of the planet’s gaseous composition. - This is Colosal

Apple invests $390 million into Finisar, which makes laser chips for iPhone X and AirPods  Apple is investing $390 million into Finisar, which makes chips used by Apple products for depth and proximity sensing. Finisar will use the money to re-open a shuttered plant in Sherman, Texas, and create 500 jobs. - CNBC

Google’s top searches for 2017 included Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma  The search giant has unveiled its annual Year In Search results that show the top Google searches in various categories globally and by country. Hurricane Irma topped the search charts in both the U.S. and globally with Matt Lauer being the most searched for person in the U.S. and the world. - Fast Company

Astronauts onboard the ISS will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi, confirms NASA  Astronauts will be able to watch the new Star Wars in orbit a few hundred miles above the surface of the Earth using one of the laptops or projector onboard the space station. Space reporter Robin Seemangal tweeted the news last night. - The Verge

Robots are being used to deter homeless people from setting up camp in San Francisco  In San Francisco, autonomous crime-fighting robots that are used to patrol parking lots, sports arenas, and tech company campuses are now being deployed to keep away homeless people. - Business Insider

AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines  AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers. - Reuters
 
  Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too
// Long Read 
When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their lives around their work, but not their days.
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