Facebook’s Reckoning Draws Nearer

Sooner or later, the company will be forced to take on the responsibilities that come with being the world's dominant news distributor.

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AI RESEARCH IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF AN ETHICAL WATCHDOG

ABOUT A WEEK ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that essentially works as gaydar. After training it with tens of thousands of photographs from dating sites, the algorithm ...

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in ...

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HINKLEY DASHER ELECTRIC YACHT

At 29 feet, it's more day boat than yacht, but that doesn't make the Hinkley Dasher Electric Yacht any less impressive. It uses dual batteries sourced from BMW's i3 line to power twin 80hp inboard motors. As quiet as can be, ...

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ORANGEWORK LENNSON 3C CAMPER

Based on a Mercedes-Benz G320, the Orangework Lennson 3C Camper is one of the poshest overland rigs around. It's powered by a 220hp turbo V6 linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission for a smooth ride and has nearly 400 lb-ft of ...

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VADOLIBERO ORIGO VOX BIKE BUTLER

Made by hand in Italy, the Vadolibero Origo Vox Bike Butler does far more than just keep your bicycle off the ground. Its multi-layered birch cabinet is covered in real oak wood veneer and hides some smart features. Those include a ...

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Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code

Microsoft’s CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value. All it took was focusing on what matters most.

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Drones deliver blood to health clinics across Rwanda

The Silicon Valley company Zipline uses 6-foot-long drones to fly blood to health clinics and hospitals across Rwanda.

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HOW ONE OF APPLE’S KEY PRIVACY SAFEGUARDS FALLS SHORT

FOR THE PAST year, Apple has touted a mathematical tool that it describes as a solution to a paradoxical problem: mining user data while simultaneously protecting user privacy. That secret weapon is "differential privacy," a novel field of data science that ...

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Google’s new payment app for India uses sound to transfer money

Google has introduced a new payment app in India called Tez (the Hindi word for “fast”). Tez features a technology called audio QR that allows users to transfer money using sounds to pair two devices. Called the “cash mode option,” phones ...

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Slack raises a huge financing round from Softbank valuing the company at $5.1B

Slack has raised another huge new round of financing that values the company at more than $5 billion, this time led by Softbank — which seems to be investing in everyone at this point.

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That’s what you call an upgrade! Russian billionaire unveils his £260m superyacht

That's what you call an upgrade! Russian billionaire unveils his £260m superyacht which is 300ft high, has eight floors and an underwater observation room - replacing his measly £190m boat

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8BITDO SN30 PRO GAME CONTROLLER

There's no denying its retro inspiration. Don't get confused, though — the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro Game Controller is a thoroughly modern piece of kit. Drawing its name from its ability to handle titles spanning 30 years, it has an impressive list ...

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BlackBerry will have an all-touchscreen phone in October

China's TCL wants you to know that the new, improved BlackBerry portfolio is not a one-phone wonder.

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Amazon Alexa Echo Inside Look

Alexa, be more human! Inside Amazon’s effort to make its voice assistant smarter, chattier and more like you.

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What the desks of successful people can tell us about how they think

How a person leaves their office desk can tell you a lot about them. Is it organized chaos, bursting with new plans and ideas to take the world by storm? Do sentimental photos of family and moments adorn the area surrounding the ...

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Lamborghini’s luxury Android phone is definitely not worth $2,450

I understand people's phone choices say something about their personalities, so what does the luxury Lamborghini phone say about the person who uses it? They're glamorous? They enjoy leather? They value luxury, maybe? I can't say, nor can I even guess, because I ...

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11 Things You Can Do in Android Oreo That You Couldn’t Before

Android Oreo has at last been fully baked, and given a name, and is now rolling out to those of you with a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C; Google says a bunch of other handsets will ...

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Here’s a list of phones that will get Android Oreo this year

As always, the make and model dictate how long you'll be playing the waiting game.

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Android Oreo Updates – How To Make Sure Your Phone Is Always As Great As Possible

The latest version of the operating system is here, but you might not be able to access it for a little while

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