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What I'm Reading - 4/5/2018

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MIT RESEARCHERS HAVE DEVELOPED A COMPUTER INTERFACE THAT CAN TRANSCRIBE WORDS THAT THE USER VERBALIZES INTERNALLY BUT DOES NOT ACTUALLY SPEAK ALOUD

The system consists of a wearable device and an associated computing system. Electrodes in the device pick up neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face that are triggered by internal verbalizations — saying words “in your head” — but are undetectable to the human eye. The signals are fed to a machine-learning system that has been trained to correlate particular signals with particular words.

OUR DIGITAL FUTURE WILL BE SHAPED BY INCREASINGLY MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES COMING FROM CHINA

When thinking about our digital future, look down and look east. Look down and admire your phone — this will serve as your portal to the digital world for the next decade, and our dependence will only continue to grow. The explosive adoption of this form factor is continuing to outpace any technological trend in history.

Now, look east and recognize that what happens in China will happen here, in the West, eventually. The Chinese market skipped the PC-driven digital revolution — and adopted the digital era via the smartphone. Some really smart investors have built strategies around this thesis and have quietly been reaping rewards due to their clairvoyance.  

NBCUNIVERSAL WANTS TO REINVENT THE WAY TV ADVERTISING IS SOLD

So the media giant is set to introduce CFlight, a new TV ad currency that the company says will better take into account TV viewership of all kinds, whether people watch shows live, on demand, or through a DVR.

NBCU say that CFlight will provide advertisers with a composite metric when they run ads on shows like "Will and Grace," that reflects when people watch on their own time. That number will be pieced together from multiple third party research companies, including Nielsen, Moat and ComScore, as well as from a variety of platforms including Roku and Hulu.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC PENS CHEESE-THEMED NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

Weird Al Yankovic penned today’s New York Times crossword, which is filled with cheese puns. Weird Al worked with puzzle constructor Eric Berlin, churning out answers such as “Feta Attraction” and “A Few Gouda Men”

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