Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Upfront Ventures (which also led a $1.3 million seed round), and included a strategic investment from BMW, as well as funding from Troy Carter’s Cross Culture Ventures, Expansion VC, Greycroft and Magic Johnson. Skurt has an interesting […]
The more personalized apps get, the more people like them—until they got too personalized. Then they seem freaky. The post When Apps Get Too Human, They Tumble into the Uncanny Valley appeared first on WIRED.
Reading a scientific paper is not the same as understanding Shakespeare. The post If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything appeared first on WIRED.
Before you sit down for Sunday’s telecast, make sure to watch these nominated films. The post 16 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
Do you love to cook but find that some things completely elude you? Sometimes the things that seem like they should be easy can be a source of frustration. Maybe you cook things a little too long or can’t get things to quit sticking. Don’t give up. Even the best cooks need a little help […]
Have you ever wanted a relationship to work so badly that you ignore all of the signs of its inevitable decline? Don’t feel bad. While it may seem completely evident to an outsider what they would do in your situation, it’s a totally different situation for the person living it. But since you’re here, you’re […]
Three months ago, Google announced that it would launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads in early 2017. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today officially made GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform available to developers. As expected, these are NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs and […]
Devices that compile, analyze and store electronic information are everywhere. Known as the Internet of Things, the number of devices connected to the internet is already double the number of humans on earth. Electronically stored info from smart appliances, home security systems, fitness trackers and personal assistants are compiling a mass of info that is […]
Britain’s tech sector faces a ‘triple whammy’ hit to its workforce without government action, according to two new report. Firstly from a critical fall-off in STEM skills in its own population due to lack of funding; secondly from VISA restrictions on the availability of high-skilled specialists from overseas; and thirdly from the uncertainty of the […]