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James Damore's Lawsuit Is Designed to Embarrass Google

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:55
Former Google engineer James Damore, who was fired in August after posting a screed against the company's affirmative-action policies, sued Google Monday for discriminating against whites, males, and conservatives.
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Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M Is Dead. So Are Chatbots

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:32
Facebook's M once heralded the possibilities of chatbots. Its demise highlights the technology's limitations.
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Pop-Up Mobile Ads Surge as Sites Scramble to Stop Them

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:35
Until ad networks vet what comes through more closely, those redirect ads aren't going anywhere.
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CES 2018: New Chips From Qualcomm Point to the Future of Computing

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:00
Processor giant Qualcomm makes its move from mobile devices to, well, everything else.
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Why One Man Has Spent Years Building a Boeing 777 Out of Paper

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:05
It might not fly, but Luca Iaconi-Stewart's ultimate paper Boeing 777 does have retractable landing gear and more than 300 tiny seats.
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Byton, Tesla's Latest Chinese Competitor, Takes Screens to an Extreme

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:58
Byton's electric car concept is heavy on flash, but has substance under the skin.
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The Hellish E-Waste Graveyards Where Computers Are Mined for Metal

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:00
Ever wonder where all those old devices end up?
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'Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy': The Guy Who Made 'QWOP' Is Back To Infuriate You All Over Again

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:00
Foddy's newest stumper is a joke—one that might laugh with you, but definitely laughs at you.
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Neo: A Tech Incubator For Relationships Is Silicon Valley's Latest Disruption

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:00
Neo, a venture fund paired with an invite-only network, isn't a tech incubator, but it aims to catalyze startups like one
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Salvia Leads Chemists on a Psychedelic Existential Journey

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:00
A wild hallucinogen may lead to new painkillers and help change how synthetic chemists work, and, oddly enough, how they publish their science.
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CES 2018 Liveblog Day 1: The Giant Gadget Show Kicks Off Today

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:00
We’re live in Las Vegas, Nevada for the first day of CES 2018. Join in the fun for announcements from Samsung, LG, and Sony.
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Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 04:00
For the first time, researchers have solved the structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor—information they could use to design less addictive opioids.
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CES 2018: Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 04:00
For Amazon's voice services strategy, the word "everywhere" has taken on a whole new meaning.
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Mark Zuckerberg Essentially Launched Facebook’s Reelection Campaign

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:00
In his 2018 personal challenge, Zuckerberg sounds like an incumbent who doesn’t really think he will lose, testing the bounds of what he can get away with.
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How Meltdown and Spectre Were Independently Discovered By Four Research Teams At Once

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:23
The uncanny coincidences among the Meltdown and Spectre discoveries raise questions about "bug collisions"—and the safety of the NSA's hidden vulnerability collection.
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Does This 'Black Mirror' Fan Theory Mean We're Finally Ready For the Singularity?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 07:00
The show's creator has finally copped to a shared universe—based on the sci-fi dream of digitized consciousness.
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Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 06:00
Picking up where 2017 left off, 2018 began with a lot of chatter about President Trump's tweets.
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Mathematicians Second-Guess Centuries-Old Fluid Equations

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 05:00
Two mathematicians prove that under certain extreme conditions, the Navier-Stokes equations output nonsense.
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Facebook Bug Could Let Advertisers Get Your Phone Number

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:00
Facebook in December fixed a flaw in its advertising system that could have exposed users' phone numbers.
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How Boeing Helped Design the Giant Magellan Telescope

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:00
To design what will be the world's largest optical telescope, some ambitious astronomers turned to the planemaker for help.
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