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  • 5 reasons a Tesla music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had ...

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:07:00 -0700

    Last week, Tesla revealed that it was working on a music-streaming service for its vehicles (and, presumably, other environments, such as smartphones). The service is unnamed, but we're going to suggest "Tesla Tunes" over "Tesla Music." Regardless of what ...

  • Experts working out clear policy on Innovation Ecosystem – Minister

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:30:00 -0700

    Mr Bright Simons, the Founder and President of mPedigree, however, was not very optimistic about the state of innovation in Ghana. He said innovation had still not been mainstreamed and innovators had to justify their work to those whose problems they solved.

  • The Case for 100 Percent Renewables Rests on a Lie. Here’s What It Teaches Us...

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:51:00 -0700

    published yesterday by Environmental Progress. Michael Shellenberger is an award-winning author and environmental policy expert. For a quarter-century he has advocated solutions to lift all people out of poverty while lessening humankind's environmental ...

  • How GPS Learns to Speak Your Language

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:14:00 -0700

    “They sound uncannily natural,” says Nuance’s chief technology officer, Vlad Sejnoha. Of course, language quirks remain a challenge for voice systems. “Think ‘bough’ versus ‘bought,’ or ‘read’ versus ‘read,’” a Google spokesperson ...

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