Category Archives: Fast Company

This 22-Year-Old CEO Wants To Help Make Self-Driving Cars Affordable

Austin Russell’s startup, Luminar, is aiming to get high-res lidar laser scanners cheap enough to enable self-driving subcompacts. (Read on Fast Company.)

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A New Point-and-Click Revolution Brings AI To The Masses

Like web programming a decade ago, artificial intelligence is building simplified tools for non-experts, which could result in new jobs. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Silicon Valley Tries To Turn Its Newfound Political Awareness Into Action

Shocked by November’s election, some tech workers are discovering politics and engaging with social causes well outside their bubble. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Disqus Grapples With Hosting Toxic Comments On Breitbart And Extreme-Right Sites

The dominant online community software provider sets a high threshold for dropping sites—even extreme ones—for offensive comments. (Read on Fast Company)

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The Sleep Science Behind Fitbit’s New Alta HR Fitness Tracker

Using a heart-rate monitor, Fitbit will gauge how deeply you sleep. Can the resulting data help you get more out of your slumber? (Read on Fast Company.)

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Shopify, Breitbart, And The B2B Boycotts That Are Dragging Brands Into Politics

Consumers can’t do business with Shopify directly. But they can target the companies that do—and support employees who want to quit. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Doppler Here One Earbuds: Bionic Hearing Is Tantalizing, But Not For Everybody

These Bluetooth buds stream music smoothly and filter out noise around you, but they’re confining and run out of juice in a couple of hours. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Five Ways Boycotts Have Been Transformed In The Trump Era

Voting with your wallet is an American tradition, but the aims and methods of boycotts have changed in unprecedented ways lately. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Flipboard’s Quest To Save Online Publishing—And Itself

With Flipboard 4.0, Mike and Marci McCue grapple with an alt-fact, ad-saturated internet using a mix of mobile tech, AI, and print-era publishing aesthetics. (Read on Fast Company.)

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Airbus Is About To Build A Self-Flying Electric Robo-Taxi

With eight rotors on a pair of tilting wings, the Vahana prototype has the sci-fi look you’d expect. (Read on Fast Company.)

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