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Microsoft Maluuba teaches management 101 to machines in its first paper since being acquired

 In mid-January, the ongoing race for AI put Montreal-based Maluuba on our radar. Microsoft acquired the startup and its team of researchers to build better machine intelligence tools for analyzing unstructured text to enable more natural human computer interaction —

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About this stabbing machine

 Thank you for joining me, ladies, gentlemen. Researchers have created a “stabbing machine,” with which they intend to “simulate stabbing events,” with the further intention of getting to the heart of knife-related crimes. Now, I don’t have a problem with

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NVIDIA unveils Pascal-powered TITAN Xp graphics card — very powerful (and expensive!)

When it comes to gaming, there are often three types of consumers — budget, hardcore, and those that fall in between. Being a budget shopper doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t afford the best, although that is sometimes the case. Some people

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Volocopter 2 air taxi uses swappable batteries to stay on the move

One year ago, German company e-volo caught our attention by sending its crazy 18-rotor Volocopter into the sky with a living, breathing human aboard. With an eye to actually deploying this thing as a personal flying taxi some time in

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Volocopter 2 air taxi uses swappable batteries to stay on the move

One year ago, German company e-volo caught our attention by sending its crazy 18-rotor Volocopter into the sky with a living, breathing human aboard. With an eye to actually deploying this thing as a personal flying taxi some time in

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Project Scorpio specs revealed; what to expect from the next Xbox powerhouse

The next addition to the Xbox family is code-named Project Scorpio, and today details about the next-generation console have emerged. Rather unusually, these details have come neither direct from Microsoft, nor through a series of leaks. For reasons best known

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel

In one corner, we have the Galaxy S8 – Samsung’s latest premium flagship sporting a sophisticated build and impressive Infinity Display. In the other corner, we have the Google Pixel, with its Apple-like presentation and pure Android experience. How do

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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel

In one corner, we have the Galaxy S8 – Samsung’s latest premium flagship sporting a sophisticated build and impressive Infinity Display. In the other corner, we have the Google Pixel, with its Apple-like presentation and pure Android experience. How do

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The Xbox One Scorpio is a six-teraflop gaming beast

 Microsoft couldn’t wait until E3 in June to unveil the Scorpio. So the company shared some details with Digital Foundry. And we now know all the spec techs of the Project Scorpio. As expected, it’s going to be by far

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Einride’s electric self-driving T-pod is a new kind of freight transport vehicle

 Self-driving trucks are attracting a lot of investment and attention, what with Otto’s drama and platooning tech developed by key players like Peloton, but Swedish transport startup Einride has a different vision of how freight will move around roads in the

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CTERA delivers automated cloud backup for AWS users

In the dash to move systems to the cloud many organizations neglect the need to safely backup their information. Secure file services specialist CTERA Networks is addressing this problem for Amazon cloud users by making its Cloud Server Data Protection

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How to install Windows 10 Creators Update on your Mac

If you try to perform a clean installation of Windows 10 Creators Update on your Mac with Boot Camp Assistant you’ll quickly find that it is not possible. As Microsoft notes, you’ll end up with a Stop error with the

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3D-printed exhibit made from one 7 km-long strip of plastic

Zaha Hadid Architects’ ethos has always been very forward-thinking, so it’s no surprise that the firm is researching 3D-printing technology. With this in mind, it’s unveiled a small 3D-printed experimental structure at this year’s Milan Design Week. .. Continue Reading

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Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

We’ve previously looked at how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can control the amount of light your camera uses, and how they’re related in the exposure triangle. But how does a camera determine what the correct exposure is? Here we’ll

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Twitter Lite offers a faster Twitter experience on slow connections with Data Saver mode

After the launch of the data-saving YouTube Go beta by Google, Twitter has announced the launch of Twitter Lite. In a similar vein to YouTube Go, Twitter Lite is an acknowledgement that a huge number of people around the world

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UK businesses without a website are losing a lot of money

There are almost two million small and medium-sized businesses in the UK that don’t own a website, and combined they’re losing £343 billion every year. This is according to new research by Approved Index, which claims SMEs without websites (a

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Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

 Twitter has taken the wraps off a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite and, unlike similar ‘Lite’ apps from Facebook and others, it is browser-based — living

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Dodge prepares to unleash the Demon in New York

We usually hate long, drawn out teaser campaigns, but we’re willing to overlook that fact when it comes to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The hyper-Challenger will debut at the New York Auto Show next week, but a stream of

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Dodge prepares to unleash the Demon in New York

We usually hate long, drawn out teaser campaigns, but we’re willing to overlook that fact when it comes to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The hyper-Challenger will debut at the New York Auto Show next week, but a stream of

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Uber responds to the New York Times article about how it psychologically manipulates drivers

 Uber is on the defensive after the New York Times claimed that it manipulates drivers using techniques from behavioral science in order to reduce costs and increase corporate growth. The company did not refute that it uses psychological incentives, but

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