Monthly Archives: September 2017

Zuckerberg asks forgiveness, but Facebook needs change

 “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better” Mark Zuckerberg posted to Facebook tonight on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Yet

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Apps for helping with homework

 School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too! But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier. TechCrunch tested out the study aids and here are our favorites. Photomath Some people are

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Artificial intelligence is about the people, not the machines

 It takes money to make money and right now a lot of that money is going into the development of artificial intelligence. Ray Dalio explains the importance of understanding and how he and his hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, is approaching

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When future historians look back at 2010-2050

When historians look back at the period from 1490 to 1530, the main way they frame it is that it was part of the Renaissance (1400-1700) and the beginning of the Age of Exploration (1500-1800). The successful Spacex BFR (150

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Where human intelligence outperforms AI

 With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human intelligence can still deliver solutions for businesses that AI cannot hope to match. Article One

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Defakto’s Vektor strikes a great balance as a minimalist, slim automatic watch

 Defakto is a small German watchmaker that has made a name for itself over the years thanks to the unique, but classic designs it boasts thanks to mark founder Raphael Ickler. The latest watch from Ickler and Defakto, the Vektor,

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Spacex Big Rocket will go down in history like DC-3 and Caravel sailing ships

The 150 ton payload fully reusable Spacex Big F*ing Rocket (BFR) will make it easy to begin a true space age. Each Spacex BFR launch would enable the placement of 2 to 4 times larger space stations than the International

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Thinking about the social cost of technology

 All too often the fact that human lives are increasingly enmeshed with and dependent on ever more complex, and ever more inscrutable, technologies is considered a good thing. Negatives don’t generally get dwelled on. And for the most part people

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Researchers Repair Human Embryos with “Chemical Surgery”

A team at Sun Yat-sen University in China has managed to use “chemical surgery” to rewrite parts of the genetic code of a human embryo. If this sounds familiar, you might be thinking […] The post Researchers Repair Human Embryos

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Highlights from New York Film Festival’s First Weekend

Richard Brody on what to see at the New York Film Festival, including films from Travis Wilkerson and Serge Bozon. Go to Source

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Tom Price Seated Between Two Screaming Babies on First-Ever Commercial Flight

Andy Borowitz jokes about Tom Price, the departing Health and Human Services Secretary, enduring two crying infants on his first commercial-airline flight. Go to Source

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Google reveals why it killed NFC Smart Lock in Android

It recently came to light that Google had killed off NFC Smart Lock in Android — without telling anyone. Now the company has come clean about just why the feature was given the chop. Google says that “in the case

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AI hype has peaked so what’s next?

 2017 has been the year of AI, reaching a fever pitch of VC and corporate investment. But, as with any hot technology, AI is outgrowing this phase of experimentation and hype. According to research firm Gartner, we’re past the “peak

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Microsoft explains why Edge has so few extensions a year down the line

It’s now a little more than a year since Microsoft first brought extensions to Edge. After so long you would expect the selection of addons to be overwhelming — but that’s far from being the case. In all, there are

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Paint.NET hits version 4.0.18 and arrives in the Microsoft Store… for a price

Fans of the image editing tool Paint.NET have two big pieces of news to digest. While this is only a minor version number bump, Paint.NET 4.0.18 improves startup times by around 25 percent as well as improving portable mode and

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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 30, 2017)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.

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Knaus turns the VW Crafter van into a new type of CUV, a caravanning utility vehicle

While Volkswagen was exploring the Crafter camper van concept of the future, Knaus was busy moving its own Crafter-based camper van from concept to reality. After showing one of the first camper van conversions based on the new Crafter, the

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Knaus turns the VW Crafter van into a new type of CUV, a caravanning utility vehicle

While Volkswagen was exploring the Crafter camper van concept of the future, Knaus was busy moving its own Crafter-based camper van from concept to reality. After showing one of the first camper van conversions based on the new Crafter, the

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Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Ransomware is reaching ‘epidemic levels’

Ransomware has been named as one of the most pressing threats to society by officers at Europol. The force has released a new report which claims that ransomware is reaching “epidemic” levels, eclipsing other areas of cybercrime such as data breaches, pornography

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