The Segway’s Inventor Has a New Project: Manufacturing Human Organs — OneZero

When the FDA approves lab-grown human organs for patients, Dean Kamen wants to be ready to mass-produce them, writes Liz Brody. Here is the link: https://onezero.medium.com/amp/p/7a6a2da7c8f4

FCC chair will approve T-Mobile and Sprint merger after promises of fast 5G rollout...

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement today that he would vote to approve the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, writes Makena Kelly. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/20/18632394/t-mobile-sprint-merger-fcc-chair-approval-fast-5g-rollout

Ford noise-cancelling doghouse blocks loud fireworks — SlashGear

Ford Europe has put its automotive technology to use solving a big problem that many dog owners face: fireworks, writes Brittany A. Roston. Here is the link: https://www.slashgear.com/ford-noise-cancelling-doghouse-blocks-loud-fireworks-18558565/

Boeing 747s still use floppy disks to get critical software updates — Gizmodo

The antiquated tech still plays a critical role in delivering software updates to Boeing’s 747-400 planes, writes Victoria Song. Here is the link: https://gizmodo.com/boeing-747s-still-use-floppy-disks-to-get-critical-soft-1844683811

Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia at $2.5 billion valuation...

Bird is raising a Series D round led by Sequoia Capital at a $2.5 billion valuation, writes Megan Rose Dickey. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/22/bird-raises-series-d-round-sequoia-2-5-billion-valuation/

Faced with increased criticism, Pentagon slashes cloud computing contract awarded to an Amazon partner...

Faced with criticism over how it awarded a contract, the Pentagon on Monday slashed a deal awarded to an Amazon partner, The Washington Post's Christian Davenport and Aaron Gregg write. Here is the link - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/03/05/faced-with-increased-criticism-pentagon-slashes-cloud-computing-contract-awarded-to-an-amazon-partner/

Blood, sweat, and batteries — Fortune

Two-thirds of the world's cobalt, an essential ingredient in our smartphones and electric cars, comes from one of the planet's poorest countries. All too often it is mined by children. Read the...

Ajit Pai admits Russia interfered in net neutrality process amid lawsuit — Daily Dot

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said it was a “fact” that there was Russian interference in the public comments ahead of its controversial net neutrality vote last year, writes Andrew Wyrich. Here is...

Facebook will use postcards to fight foreign meddling In U.S. politics — Fortune

A Facebook executive says the social network will begin using paper postcards to try and stop foreign meddlers, writes David Z. Morris of Fortune. Here is the link: http://fortune.com/2018/02/19/facebook-postcards-russia-propaganda-advertising/

Oracle confirms deal with TikTok-owner ByteDance to become ‘trusted technology provider’ — CNBC

The deal still needs U.S. government approval, writes Jordan Novet. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/14/oracle-confirms-deal-with-tiktok-owner-bytedance-to-become-trusted-technology-provider.html

Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture — TechCrunch

Ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing, which owns Uber China, has announced a new joint venture with state-owned BAIC, writes Rita Liao. Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/31/tencent-gac-joint-venture-150-million/

A new Motorola Razr-and its folding screen-could bring phone design back to the future...

On Wednesday evening, Motorola announced the Razr, a mobile device with all the modern trappings of the contemporary smartphone as well as the flip phone design that made the classic RAZR,...

Facebook plans to let Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp users message each other — The...

Facebook is working to allow cross-messaging between Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, writes Makena Kelly. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/25/18197228/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-merge-messaging-services-mark-zuckerberg

Venture capitalists bet big on the $1.9 trillion payments industry — CNBC

Upstart payment firms have attracted big corporate clients and billions of dollars in venture capital money, writes Ryan Browne. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/28/venture-capital-investors-bullish-on-online-payments.html

Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who advanced human rights with a slide rule and...

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s,...