Google Creates a Fact Checker
The presidential campaign has been a sh*t storm to say the least. The candidates have fired accusations towards one another over who said what. Google decided this would be an optimal time to launch fact checking to Google News. Google isn’t the first company to add this feature to their business, but it will be helpful for the upcoming election. The fact-check feature will appear as a tag underneath the news article. Google decides which articles need a fact-check feature based on a claim review technique. “We’re excited to see the growth of the Fact Check community and to shine a light on its efforts to divine fact from fiction, wisdom from spin,” Google said in a blog post Friday. (Source: USA Today)
Elon Musk Gets Ready to Release a Mysterious Tesla Product
Elon Musk has a mysterious Tesla product he’s getting ready to reveal. The reveal was supposed to be today, but sneaky Musk has stretched it out to Wednesday saying “it needs a few more days of refinement.” Musky to us seems to be pumping up the publicity for it.
Some guesses have been made on what the new product may be. One guess is it’s a new version of the at-home energy storage devices Musk promised to eventually release. Or it could be an updated version of Tesla’s semiautonomous system, Autopilot 2.0. Maybe Tesla’s Model 3 launch? No one knows for sure. Any guesses? (Source: Market Watch)
Weed Summits are the New Thing
Anyone in the tech world knows there is a summit for everything. Now, tech startups are hopping on the marijuana bandwagon. The New West Summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco is “the first conference to focus exclusively on the game-changing, disruptive developments in technology, investment and media within the cannabis space.” Who knew a weed summit could sound so posh. At the summit, booths were filled with weed in glass urns, weed-infused snacks and different kinds of vape pens and bongs. The marijuana industry is worth $7.2 billion and forecasted to be worth $20.5 billion by 2020. Even new products infused with weed are being created such as breath strips and topical sprays. “This industry is really looking at how it’s going to grow and scale,” New West Summit founder Jim McAlpine said. “Last year it felt like a cannabis technology event. This year it feels like Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference.” Investors have dropped $360 million into these startups. Hmm, not a bad idea. (Source: CNET, New West Summit)