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Delivery drone patent packs a parachute into a shipping label

Commercial delivery drones are already taking flight, but before the system really gets off the ground, there are plenty of big-picture details to sort out. Recent patents are starting to fill in some of those blanks, with companies working on

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LG launches a mobile payment service in Korea

 LG announced plans for its own mobile payment service way back in November 2015, and today it finally went official with the launch. The LG Pay service is initially limited to the G6, LG’s flagship smartphone, via a software update,

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Voice-imitation advance means we can’t trust what we see or hear anymore

Imagine a world where anyone could create a photo-realistic fake video in which whoever they choose can be made to say whatever they want. Add to that the ability to write a script and have a machine recite it back

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Voice-imitation advance means we can’t trust what we see or hear anymore

Imagine a world where anyone could create a photo-realistic fake video in which whoever they choose can be made to say whatever they want. Add to that the ability to write a script and have a machine recite it back

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YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network

 Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network. The Google-owned has updated the guidelines that govern which YouTube videos can run ads to prevent

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Smart bats and drones deliver more data to cricket fans

Smart technology has given amateur and professional sportspeople access to a huge array of data. The latest suite of smart sports gear from Intel is focused on delivering more info to cricket players and fans alike, with plans to bring

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Smart bats and drones deliver more data to cricket fans

Smart technology has given amateur and professional sportspeople access to a huge array of data. The latest suite of smart sports gear from Intel is focused on delivering more info to cricket players and fans alike, with plans to bring

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Crunch Report | High Times Sells 60% of Company

High Times magazine sells 60 percent of company, Skype gets a complete revamp, Apple has paid $70 billion to developers and Walmart’s fix for last-mile delivery. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Data quality can impact software development

The quality of your company’s data can have a major effect on the software deployment, new research has claimed. According to a report by Delphix, poor data quality is to blame for roughly 15 percent of software defects, with higher-level

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US approves social media background checks for Visa applicants

 The US is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised Visa applications. Reported by Reuters earlier today, the decision from the US government’s Office of Management and Budget was made over strenuous

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The DJI Spark is fun, but not the mainstream drone we were promised

 The Spark is, at once, an impressive feat of engineering and a reminder that drones are a ways from being true mainstream devices. It’s DJI’s smallest and cheapest drone by far, and the company also has tossed in some neat

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Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Game Pass Special Edition HDD has up to 4TB capacity

Earlier today, Microsoft officially launched its Xbox Game Pass service for all users. If you aren’t familiar, please know that it is essentially an all-you-can-eat-styled video game service. For a mere $9.99 per month, you can download and play 100+ Xbox One

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New form of deep brain stimulation spares the surgery

Although deep brain stimulation is effective at treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and depression, there’s a catch – it involves surgically placing electrodes inside the brain. Not only is the procedure complex and invasive, but

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New form of deep brain stimulation spares the surgery

Although deep brain stimulation is effective at treating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and depression, there’s a catch – it involves surgically placing electrodes inside the brain. Not only is the procedure complex and invasive, but

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Microsoft accidentally releases buggy Windows 10 Insider Preview build that’s causing chaos for users

It’s been a while since Microsoft pushed out a new build to Windows 10 Insiders, so it was expected that we’d see one today. However, Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar put the kibosh on that earlier, stating “newer builds have

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Swedish system is designed to smarten up your ride

Although there are now plenty of options for mounting your smartphone on your bike or scooter’s handlebars, accessing the functions of that phone while riding can still be a fiddly business. Sweden’s LIVI Technology has set out to make things

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Swedish system is designed to smarten up your ride

Although there are now plenty of options for mounting your smartphone on your bike or scooter’s handlebars, accessing the functions of that phone while riding can still be a fiddly business. Sweden’s LIVI Technology has set out to make things

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Sarah Silverman’s Comedy Is Changing with the Times

“You know who has a tiny vagina?” Sarah Silverman asked, out of the blue, in her 2005 comedy special, “Jesus Is Magic.” “Barbie,” she said. “Not Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi.” At the time, Silverman was building a national reputation

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Au Revoir: Trump Exits the Paris Climate Agreement

After milking the fate of the planet for maximum drama, Donald Trump announced today that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. To reach this decision, the President had to dismiss decades’ worth of research by the country’s

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Open source ‘Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit’ for deep learning reaches version 2.0

Last year, Microsoft released an open source project called “Cognitive Toolkit.” This toolkit was designed with a focus on deep learning and artificial intelligence. Today, after a fairly long beta period, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is finally updated to version 2.0. Not

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