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Wednesday September 20, 2017. 04:40 PM
An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon said on Wednesday that it was reviewing its website after a British television report said the online retail giant's algorithms were automatically suggesting bomb-making ingredients that were 'Frequently bought together.' The news...
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Lauren Goode, reporting for The Verge: Apple's new Series 3 smartwatch starts shipping this Friday, and the biggest feature change between last year's model and this new Watch is that it has built-in cellular capabilities. Except, that cell service isn't entirely reliable....
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An anonymous reader shares a post from Scientific American, written by Bernardo Kastrup: An article on the neuroscience of infant consciousness, which attracted some interest a few years ago, asked: 'When does your baby become conscious?' The premise, of course, was that...
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SmartAboutThings shares a report from Windows Report: If you installed the 'Steam Inventory Helper' on your computer, you may want to uninstall it as soon as possible. Recent reports suggest that this extension used to buy and sell digital goods on Steam is spying on its...
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schwit1 writes: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at...
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An anonymous reader shares a report from TechCrunch, adding: 'Is the world ready for flying cars? Sebastian Thrun, the supposed godfather of autonomous driving, and several other tech investors seem to think so.' From the report: At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, Thrun talked a ...
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A startup called Proterra has set the world record for the furthest distance any electric vehicle has managed before recharging. The Catalyst E2 Max electric bus drove 1,101.2 miles on a single charge, beating the previous record-holder, a one-seat experimental car nicknamed ...
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According to a new transparency report, Twitter said it suspended nearly 300,000 accounts globally linked to terrorism in the first half of the year. The company is improving automation tools used to help block accounts that promote terrorism and violence. Bloomberg reports: ...
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A new paper released on Monday via the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that retaining search log data doesn't do much for search quality. 'Data retention has implications in the debate over Europe's right to be forgotten, the authors suggest, because retained...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie has made good on his threat to 'aggressively enforce his intellectual property.' The artist's lawyers have taken legal action against the alt-right. They have served cease and desist...
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New submitter Frobnicator writes: Four years ago, the W3C began standardizing Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME. Several organizations, including the EFF, have argued against DRM within web browsers. Earlier this year, after the W3C leadership officially recommended EME...
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Today, Apple released the final version of iOS 11, its latest mobile operating system. If you have an iPhone or iPad that was released within the last few years, you should be able to download the new update if you navigate to the Settings panel and check for a software...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: China is moving forward with plans to shut down Bitcoin exchanges in the country, starting with trading platforms in key cities. All Bitcoin exchanges in Beijing and Shanghai have been ordered to submit plans for winding down...
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Tuesday September 19, 2017. 11:25 PM
As AI space gets crowded, there are a slew of businesses -- new and old -- looking to market themselves as 'AI companies.' But according to Andrew Ng, a founder of the Google Brain team and a luminary in the space, there's more to being an AI company than just using a neural ...
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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, writing for FastCoDesign: 'User-friendly' was coined in the late 1970s, when software developers were first designing interfaces that amateurs could use. In those early days, a friendly machine might mean one you could use without having to code....
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Mark Bergen, writing for Bloomberg: Elon Musk is the most-famous Cassandra of artificial intelligence. The Tesla chief routinely drums up the technology's risks in public and on Twitter, where he recently called the global race to develop AI the 'most likely cause' of a...
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WikiLeaks, believed by many to be a Kremlin front, surprised some observers Tuesday morning (Snowden called it a 'plot twist') when it released documents linking a Russian tech company with access to thousands of citizens' telephone and internet communications with Moscow....
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An anonymous reader shares a report: The rise of cyber-bullying and monopolistic business practices has damaged trust in the internet, pioneering entrepreneur Baroness Lane-Fox has told the BBC. The Lastminute.com founder also called for a 'shared set of principles' to make...
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Louise Matsakis, reporting for Motherboard: Amazon announced earlier this month that it was looking to build a second headquarters outside Seattle, where more than 40,000 of the company's more than 380,000 employees currently work. The tech giant is searching for a locale...
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An anonymous reader writes: Stack Overflow today launched Salary Calculator, a tool that lets developers check out typical salaries across the industry. The calculated results are based on five factors: location, education, years of professional coding experience, developer...
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