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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018): Specs, Price, Release Date

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 06:00
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader gets an update. You get more storage, better lighting, and still no Alexa.
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How to spot when ANYONE is lying

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:56
EXCLUSIVE:  Behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings has revealed how to spot a lie no matter how well you know someone, saying that when it comes to strangers listening to verbal cues is the key.
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MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:10
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has secured funding for 50 new faculty members to create an interdisciplinary hub for work in computer science, AI, data science, and related fields.
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Political ads on Facebook now have to come with a 'paid for by' warning

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:03
Facebook's UK-based users will see more transparency when it comes to political advertising on the social network as it now requires authorisation to post political adverts to the site.
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Which Microsoft Surface Should I Buy? (2018)

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:00
We rounded up your options to help you decide which Microsoft PC suits your needs.
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'Alien' fast radio bursts found extremely close to Earth

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:56
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia are behind the find and they say the object responsible for the signal must be within 100 million light years or so.
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Amazon wants to turn Alexa into a makeshift doctor

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:55
Amazon, the tech giant based in Seattle, has obtained a patent for technology which would allow Alexa to detect abnormalities in the voice patterns of its users when they are ill or upset.
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Shipwreck found in Lake Erie was a long-lost cargo vessel which killed three

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:29
A shipwreck first spotted with sonar in 2015 in Lake Erie, Ohio, has been confirmed as Lake Serpent. This vessel is believed to be the oldest shipwreck in the entire lake.
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Netflix May Not Win a Best Picture Oscar, but We’ll Win Better Movies

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:00
After pushes into sci-fi and rom-coms, the streaming titan is throwing its considerable weight behind a spate of auteur-driven dramas.
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Plastic fighting pipe named Wilson takes on the biggest ocean trash pile on Earth

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 03:00
The 2,000 foot-long floating pipe is set to take on the 'Great Pacific Garbage patch', a giant floating trash pile located between San Francisco and Hawaii.
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Heartbreaking image shows a fish found dead after choking on a plastic energy drink bottle

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 02:13
The fish was found by nature-lover Liz Elmont, who snapped the photo on Dunster beach in West Somerset and said it represented a much bigger problem.
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Uber and Lyft Made Traffic Worse in San Francisco. But It’s Complicated

Wired - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:00
A new report concludes that Uber and Lyft were responsible for 51 percent of the daily vehicle delay hours in the city between 2010 and 2016, but there are a few big caveats.
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'There have been surprising consequences': Apple's Jony Ive speaks out about iPhone addiction

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:43
Sir Jonathan Ive, the British designer behind the iPhone, told the Wired25 conference in San Francisco 'the nature of innovation is that you cannot predict all the consequences.
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Squirrel! Dog MRI study reveals canines really CAN understand some of what their owners say

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 00:23
The Emory study suggests that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught.
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Don't feed the ducks with bread as it pollutes waterways and attracts rats

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:07
Not only is feeding bread to ducks like giving them junk food, it also pollutes waterways, encourages harmful algae and attracts rats, according to conservation charity the Canal and River Trust.
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Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great

Wired - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:40
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.
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Jack Dorsey Has Problems With Twitter, Too

Wired - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:10
If you have issues with Twitter, you are in good company. Jack Dorsey does too.
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Life-Saving Deliveries Will Get Drones Flying the Skies

Wired - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:57
It’s a lot easier for regulators to understand the need for new frameworks that allow innovations like drones, when every flight could potentially save a life.
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Marc Benioff Wants to Tax Billionaires, Including Himself

Wired - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:46
The Salesforce CEO supports a tax on businesses such as his own to attack San Francisco's homelessness epidemic.
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Susan Wojcicki Talks About the Challenge of Making YouTube a Better Place

Wired - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:31
At WIRED’s 25th anniversary event, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, called the last eighteen months the platform’s “growing up years.”
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