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Humans will have a 'robot second-self' within 20 years

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:07
Brad Smith, president of the Redmond, Washington firm, and AI researcher Harry Shum have written a book detailing their predictions for the future of AI, including machines that think like us.
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Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:00
Plus lots of news from CES and the Detroit Auto Show.
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This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:00
With slate full of movies by and about women, the festival is poised to start a lot of conversations.
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Fears rise after 240 mini-tremors rock Nevada

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:10
A string of almost 250 earthquakes has rumbled Reno, Nevada, since January 11. Dr Ken Smith, a seismologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, says it indicates a larger one is on the way.
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Facebook releases fix for annoying iOS Messenger bug

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:03
Users from across the globe reported that the keyboard in Facebook Messenger's iOS app repeatedly froze, making conversations difficult.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:00
News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.
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Lil Uzi Vert and the Rest of Soundcloud Rap Will Continue to Dominate Music in 2018

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:00
Call it "emo rap," call it "Soundcloud rap," but its iconoclasm fuels unbounded creativity.
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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.
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For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.
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Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move

Wired - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
Magnetic north changes by as much as 40 miles per year, and that means signage updates.
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Dead woman 'gives birth' to stillborn in South Africa

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:09
A stillborn baby emerged from its young mother 10 days after she had died. Funeral director staff in South Africa's southern Eastern Cape province saw the newborn between her legs in the coffin.
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How Did President Trump Do on His Physical? It’s Complicated

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:00
The answers to impolite but salient questions about personal health aren’t, it turns out, straightforward—for anyone, not just a president.
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US tests nuclear system to sustain astronauts on Mars

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:56
Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful, officials say.
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Compound used for poison could lead to male birth control

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:51
A study published in a journal from the American Chemical Society found that a compound called ouabain could be used to target proteins that are key for sperm fertility. And, it would be reversible.
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Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:17
New details about Triton malware should put industrial systems and critical infrastructure on notice.
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FCC Won't Redefine 'Broadband;' Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:41
The FCC backed away from an earlier proposal that would have lowered the threshold for connections to be considered "broadband," and said it had rejected the idea of labeling mobile internet a replacement for home broadband.
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Scientists reveal worm with three sexes

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:03
Researchers from the College of William & Mary have discovered a species of worm that produces males, females, and hermaphrodites. In reproduction, they say it strays from the rules.
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Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the *Multiplicity*

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:28
The robot revolution we're in the midst of is way more interesting and way less murder-y than science fiction. Call it the multiplicity.
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The AI that can tell you when you'll die

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:09
Stanford researchers have developed an AI that can predict when a patient will die with up to 90 percent accuracy. The team behind the work says it could vastly improve end-of-life care.
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What's Actually Inside a Tide Pod?

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:52
What exactly is happening when you wash your clothes with fatty acid salts in a candylike package?
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