E-Commerce share of retail could be double the official reports

E-commerce sales may be twice as high as generally reported, according to a new calculation by Thomas Paulson, who runs Minneapolis-based Inflection Capital Management. Buzz: Rather than 9% of retail sales — as reported by the Fed and other sources — Paulson says Amazon and other e-commerce companies grabbed 21% of total U.S. retail sales last […]

First Tesla Model 3: 1st Regular Customer Delivery and Detailed Walkthrough

Woohoo! Model 3 was delivered yesterday morning! Tesla let us know that we had the honor of being the very first regular customers to take delivery. Folks on Reddit asked for a video, so here it is! With Model 3, Tesla has made a masterpiece. The Model 3 is the car that just put every […]

New “Ultrasound on a Chip” Tool Could Revolutionize Medical Imaging

Need an ultrasound? We got an app for that! Phone attachment and AI does the trick Jonathan Rothberg, a entrepreneur who prides himself on drastically disrupting the biomedical industry every so often, has typically big claims for his new product. The Butterfly iQ, a cheap handheld ultrasound tool with AI smarts tucked inside, will 1) […]

When the Getting is Good: Using Amazon Prime to Help the Homeless

Ever wonder how you can use your insta-purchase Amazon app for something more necessary than a new gadget you saw on Instagram?  How about sending some socks to someone who really needs them, like a homeless person on the streets near where you live? Rob Bliss, this story’s “good samaritan,” hacked how to deliver kindness […]

The Neuroscience of Autism

Vaccines don’t cause autism. But what even is autism? What causes it? And what’s the difference between an autistic brain and a “neurotypical” brain? We’ve recruited our friend Cory from 12Tone to hear about his own experience as an autistic person and to discuss the neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Huge, huge thank you to […]

Not so awesome: the FCC just killed net neutrality

Even with 14.5 million legitimate comments against the potential new net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission approved to repeal their only two-year-old rules that prevented internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering what is referred to as paid “fast lanes.”  The new rules largely don’t prevent internet providers from doing anything. They […]