Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has directed his company to tamp down on fake news on its site. Part of that process includes hiring expensive fact checkers to read through posted material, and then attempt to find evidence that verifies the claims made in the stories. Facebook is willing to spend the money because it wants to avoid being labeled a media company, which would come with expensive requirements regarding truth in advertising and publishing PSAs. The Financial Times reports: But the more Facebook becomes involved in policing content on its services, the greater the risk that it … [Read more...]
Archives for May 2017
Can Honda Finally Make Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Work?
Since 2002 Honda has been trying to obtain lift-off for its FCX fuel cell driven line of vehicles. Now Honda has developed the Clarity Fuel Cell that is the company's latest attempt at making the power train work. The Clarity's range is longer, it has fewer fuel cells, has room for five, and generated 170 horse power. It's a major improvement in fuel cell performance for Honda, but is it enough to gain popular uptake of the niche vehicles? At WIRED, Eric Adams says Honda is suffering from a classic chicken/egg problem that fuel cell vehicles run into at every attempt to popularize them. … [Read more...]
J’aime Paris, Crème Glacee, and Buy Gold
Who doesn’t like ice cream? On a recent trip to Paris we spent the early part of an afternoon on the Left Bank, walking along the eclectic Rue de Seine. If you want to get a feel for how Paris used to be, then Rue de Seine is for you. Standing at the corner where Rue de Buci meets Rue de Seine, outside Bar du Marche, a nice looking gentleman asked in a very friendly tone if he could help me find something (was it that obvious?). In response I asked if he could recommend an ice cream shop and he pointed us to Grom, a perfect place to get a crème glacee between lunch and a late … [Read more...]
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