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Autonomous tugboat will make a trailblazing 1,150 mile voyage

An autonomous tugboat is the next step for automation on the sea.

It will be interesting to see how they deal with obstacles.

But sailing completely autonomous will be quite boring, I guess.

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Amazon’s palm-reading tech is coming

Amazon’s palm-reading tech is gonna be provided when you are entering sports stadiums or music venues. And it can be extended to any other event, of course.

So we are making it more simple for entering, they claim.

But also more simple to track us via big data approaches. Of course, Google and Apple know already all the time where we have been. I assume that most people have the GPS service of their mobile phones switched on. Amazon is there a bit behind as they „only“ know our shopping habits.

Amazon's palm-reading tech
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Automattic turned into a multibillion-dollar media powerhouse

It’s amazing how Automattic turned into a multibillion-dollar media powerhouse by doing everything wrong.

Automattic turned into a multibillion-dollar media powerhouse
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Be aware, that Automattic is a company working 100% remote. Since its founding.


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World’s first crewless ship with zero emissions will set sail in Norway

A crewless ship with zero emissions sailing around the world. What a success!

If we are targeting that direction I completely support it. We have to change our mindset in such a way that we are thinking by default „Sustainability„. We as the human kind are not owning this world.

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Not a cargo ship


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Remotely disable any Samsung Smart TV

Samsung has the possibility to remotely disable any Samsung smart TV. In other words, as soon as you have connected your smart TV to the internet you are no longer in full control of „your“ device. Maybe we even have to talk about what „your“ means in this case.

It is quite similar to the case when you are buying an e-book. In this case you are just buying a license for reading the book. Also here the book service provider can control e.g. how long you can read the book.

Controlling a device (book, TV, car, lathe) from remote is becoming more and more common practice.

remotely disable any Samung smart TV
Not a smart TV

Think also of IoT devices that need a service/web page to work. When this service is abandoned also your hardware device is no longer working.

Maybe at some point in time, we want to get back to the old times where we were really in complete control of the things we bought.