Monthly Archives: June 2016

Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands

 “What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply” buttons and persistent menu options to make their bots easier to navigate. Messenger bots can also

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Google’s 60 Tbps undersea cable connecting US and Japan is live

Japan’s Internet is set for a large speed boost as Google’s 9,000km undersea Internet cable that connects the country to the United States is now officially up and running. In 2014, the company announced that it would lay an undersea

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Renault breaks frontiers with new Alaskan pickup truck

After showing the sleek Alaskan concept pickup last September, Renault has launched the production version. Renault’s first global 1-tonne pickup truck loses the icy look and concept-only accessories of the concept version, but maintains the rugged-but-shapely build. The Alaskan will

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Funding of Space Ventures Gets a Lift

Extraterrestrial ventures are no longer limited to deep-pocketed tycoons.

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Startup Funding Space Ventures Gets a Lift

Extraterrestrial ventures are no longer limited to deep-pocketed tycoons.

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Zoox raises $200 million at $1 billion valuation for its self-driving cars

 TechCrunch has confirmed reports that auto startup Zoox is raising about $200 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’ve also learned that investors Lux Capital and DFJ are involved in the round. The Palo Alto-based startup founded by Tim Kentley-Klay

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Tesla being investigated after driver dies in Autopilot-related accident

Tesla’s Autopilot has won plenty of fans since it was first installed in the Model S, but it’s not perfect. The system’s relative youth has been brought into sharp focus by an accident being investigated by the NHTSA, where a

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Capitalizing on foundations of innovation

 Two of the most important technological advances, which helped fueled much of the country’s record economic growth in the post-WWII era, were ubiquitous computing devices and modern communications technologies. Most of the companies covered on TechCrunch certainly would not exist

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Microsoft sets off fireworks with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14379 for PC and Mobile

Fourth of July is coming up this Monday, and tomorrow is Friday. This is significant in the business world, as many folks transform a three-day weekend into four by taking off the Friday before a holiday. In other words, it

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Scientists play high-tech "tag" with great whites

If you’re neither a marine biologist nor a shark, then you likely aren’t familiar with the White Shark Cafe. It’s an area of the Pacific Ocean half-way between California and Hawaii, where large great white sharks congregate every year. While

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Apple might buy Jay Z’s Tidal music app

 If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Apple is in discussions with Tidal about acquiring its music streaming app, which offers exclusives and early releases from big artists like Beyonce and Kanye West. The Wall Street Journal reports that the

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NFL star Martellus Bennett on his new children’s book and app, Hey A.J.

 It’s not everyday that a 6 ft. 7 in. NFL star says he is going to spend his offseason designing and launching a new interactive children’s app. So to learn more, we sat down with Martellus Bennett, tight end for the New England Patriots

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Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash Is a Reminder Autonomous Cars Will Sometimes Screw Up

A death behind the wheel with Tesla’s Autopilot on raises the question of how safe automated cars must be.

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Geek’s what to watch: summer scares, friendly giants, and adventurous ape-men

As an entertainment icon returns to theaters, a modern horror franchise reaches its third installment and a beloved director adapts an equally beloved kids book. Meanwhile, the creators of Once Upon a Time […] Go to Source

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Discovery powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease

A new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals. Ironically, the protein is activated by excessive free radicals. Human mutations of the gene for this protein are previously

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Fuel for brain tumors different than thought, could improve treatment options

A new study from Newcastle University shows that a common form of cancerous brain tumor uses fats to gain energy and grow, contradicting a long-held theory that glucose consumption is the main culprit. .. Continue Reading Fuel for brain tumors

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US Air force claims seven F35s performed well against eight twin-engine F-15Es in mock combat

William Redmond, the executive director of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a presentation which claims the F35 is difficult to challenge in their war game tests. During mock combat, seven F-35s reportedly

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AI Is Learning to See the World—But Not the Way Humans Do

AI systems are modeled after human biology, but their vision systems still work quite differently.

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Cisco buys cloud security provider CloudLock

Cisco has announced that it will be acquiring the cloud-based security provider CloudLock for $293 million in cash and equity. CloudLock makes use of application program interface (API) technology to allow enterprises to apply and monitor the security of documents

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Two Top de Blasio Environmental Officials Departing City Hall

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Emily Loyd and Office of Sustainability Director Nilda Mesa are leaving City Hall.

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