Alcuni sviluppatori, fra i quali Marco Arment, leggono le recensioni da una stella lasciate alla loro app.

Uno dei camion che si guidano da soli di OTTO — un’azienda recentemente acquistata da Uber — ha completato il suo primo viaggio, di 120 miglia, in completa autonomia, per consegnare 50,000 birre.

Scrive Wired:

Unlike Tesla’s Autopilot, Otto’s system offers true ‘Level 4’ autonomy. Once the rig hits the interstate, it is entirely capable of the job at hand, letting the human deal with paperwork, thumb her phone, or even catch a few Z’s.

“The technology is ready to start doing these commercial pilots,” says Otto co-founder Lior Ron. “Over the next couple of years, we’ll continue to develop the tech, so it’s actually ready to encounter every condition on the road.”

Lo si rispedisce indietro mettendolo in una scatola speciale, che dovrebbe impedire allo smartphone di esplodere durante il trasporto.

La terza stagione di Black Mirror — una serie televisiva che esplora possibili scenari (distopici) a cui la tecnologia, dai social network alla realtà virtuale, potrebbe condurci — sta per arrivare: esce su Netflix il 21 Ottobre.

Y Combinator ha intervistato, per la sua serie How to Build the Future, Elon Musk.

Interviewer: What do you do when you’re at SpaceX and Tesla? What does your time look like there

Elon: Yes, it’s a good question. I think a lot of people think I must spend a lot of time with media or on businessy things. But actually almost all my time, like 80% of it, is spent on engineering and design. Engineering and design, so it’s developing next-generation product. That’s 80% of it. […]

I think a lot of people think I’m kind of a business person or something, which is fine. Business is fine. But really it’s like at SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is Chief Operating Officer. She manages legal, finance, sales, and general business activity. And then my time is almost entirely with the engineering team, working on improving the Falcon 9 and our Dragon spacecraft and developing the Mars Colonial architecture. At Tesla, it’s working on the Model 3 and, yeah, so I’m in the design studio, take up a half a day a week, dealing with aesthetics and look-and-feel things. And then most of the rest of the week is just going through engineering of the car itself as well as engineering of the factory. Because the biggest epiphany I’ve had this year is that what really matters is the machine that builds the machine, the factory. And that is at least two orders of magnitude harder than the vehicle itself.

Austin Evans confronta un iPhone 7 Plus (un clone basato sui rumors) a tutti gli altri iPhone.

(Via Melamorsicata)

Un nuovo trailer di Lo and Behold, il documentario di Werner Herzog su internet e l’intelligenza artificiale. Ne attendo l’uscita trepidante.

Un keynote di 20 anni fa (titolo: Webmania), durante il quale Steve Jobs introduce NeXT WebObjects, spiega cos’è il web e si entusiasma per le pagine dinamiche.

(via The Loop)

Un documentario di WIRED su Shenzhen, per questa domenica (merita, guardatelo).

We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware”.

La tecnologia e la fatica che si cela dietro la coroncina di fiori che vi piace tanto.

Just Eat inizierà a testare a Londra sei di questi simpatici robottini per la consegna del cibo:

When they’re deployed by Just Eat and Pronto, the 4mph robots will operate as a “last-mile” solution, delivering food to customers within a 2-3 mile radius with help from its on-board GPS system and various sensors. When a robot arrives at its destination, customers simply need to type in a code that has been sent to them via the mobile app to open the lid and collect their food.

Se dovessi incrociarne uno per strada, probabilmente avrei una reazione simile a quella di Moss.

Un video in cui 9to5mac elenca altre funzionalità e novità di iOS 10 di cui si legge poco in giro.

Finalmente le ricevute di lettura di iMessage sono più granulari: si possono attivare per certi contatti e disattivare per altri.

Il documentario, andato in onda su HBO, di Vice con Edward Snowden.

Tobias van Schneider:

The only thing that I personally don’t like — I’m not a big fan of the gradient, I do think the gradient is kind of obsolete. The gradient is the most generic thing about the whole branding piece. I’ve seen this gradient so many times and there’s nothing wrong in seeing a thing many times as long as it is not part of your core ingredients of your visual identity. The gradient isn’t really ownable. It isn’t really an ownable element and that’s what the problem is with the gradient.