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The Three Fundamental Moments of Podcasts' Crazy Rise

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:00
Mainstream awareness wasn't a foregone conclusion—podcasts needed a few major developments to hit big.
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In Building an Electric Car, Dyson Goes Its Own Way

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00
Appliance maker Dyson plans to make an electric car by 2020, but will buy self-driving software from others.
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Live Video: Watch Google's Pixel 2 Phone Event

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00
Google is set to announce new Pixel phones and other new hardware at a live event in San Francisco. The live video starts at 9am PDT.
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Artificial Synapses Could Lead to Brainier, Super-Efficient Computers

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00
A self-organized mesh of artificial synapses might point the way to devices that match the brain’s energy-efficient computing prowess.
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The Social Network Doling Out Millions in Ephemeral Money

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:00
Steemit is a social network that pays users for their contributions. But in the cryptocurrency gold rush, it's unclear who stands to profit.
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How to Build Self-Conscious Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:55
To replicate ourselves in artificial intelligence, we first have to embrace human error. Sci-fi writer Hugh Howey says we shouldn't try it.
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Algorithms Have Already Gone Rogue

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:50
In his new book, Tim O'Reilly identifies the first case of an algorithm run amok—and it's not what you think.
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Comcast Cable Is Abandoning Customers in the Name of Free Speech

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:45
Comcast cable is trying to weasel out of its obligations to consumers by saying its First Amendment rights are under attack.
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Silicon Valley’s Trillion-Dollar Numbers Game

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:40
Techies in Silicon Valley love making outrageous promises—but they’re pushing the limits of plausibility.
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Pixel 2 Launch Liveblog: All the Google News as It Happens

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:00
Google unveils a new Pixel phone today, along with some other exciting hardware. Our liveblog starts at 8am PDT.
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The Yahoo Breach Was Actually Three Billion Accounts

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:29
Ten months ago, Yahoo disclosed the biggest breach in history. As it turns out, the company severely underestimated the impact. Think a billion users is bad? Try three billion.
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6 Fresh Horrors From Equifax CEO Richard Smith's Congressional Hearing

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:22
With each new revelation about the devastating Equifax breach, the company's defenses and response appear increasingly inadequate.
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Uber Knew Its Self-Driving Guru Had Taken Google Trade Secrets

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:31
A newly revealed Uber report says Anthony Levandowski left Google with valuable IP.
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The Physics Nobel Goes to the Detection of Ripples in Space and Time

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:26
American physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of gravitational waves.
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