YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is unresponsive to user

Mozilla researchers analyzed seven months of YouTube activity from over 20,000 participants to evaluate four ways that YouTube says people can “tune their recommendations”—hitting Dislike, Not interested, Remove from history, or Don’t recommend this channel. They wanted to see how effective these controls really are. 

Every participant installed a browser extension that added a Stop recommending

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Top tech: Europe’s future female leaders

Currently, men outnumber women in Europe’s tech scene. With less than one in five ICT specialists being female last year. More broadly, across business and finance, fewer than one in ten of the EU’s largest-listed companies have a female Chair or CEO.

In Prague, we met two young women, from different parts of Europe, determined to close the gender gap

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Cars, China, and ‘smart failure’- POLITICO

With help from Derek Robertson

In the third installment of our regular Friday feature, the Future in Five Questions, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) — chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems —

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Lightyear adds Koenigsegg as investor and partner

Solar EV manufacturer Lightyear has announced Swedish high-performance sports car manufacturer Koenigsegg as its latest investor. Furthermore, the latter will join Lightyear in a “technology-sharing partnership” in which both automakers will share proprietary and patented information to develop ultra-efficient vehicles like the upcoming Lightyear 2.

Lightyear is a Dutch solar EV startup that has gotten plenty of coverage on Electrek

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Can Autonomous Technology Power the Future of Restaurants?

Fifteen years ago, the first-generation iPhone hit the U.S. market. The sleek, paradigm-breaking design captured the imagination of consumers. Touch screens, apps, and other features would soon become a standard for mobile technology.

Today, innovation is advancing at an even faster clip. And it’s particularly evident in foodservice—a sector long considered a laggard to tech evolution—where futuristic solutions are popping

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