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Google and Elon Musk open their AI platforms to researchers...
Engadget | 2016-12-05 14:46 UTC
Artificial intelligence got a big push today as both Google and OpenAI announced plans to open-source their deep learning code. Elon Musk's OpenAI released Universe, a software platform that "lets us train a single [AI] agent on any task a human
By ceres on 2016-12-05 16:15 UTC
The 3D Printing Revolution That Wasn’t...
backchannel.com | 2016-12-04 20:26 UTC
MakerBot made a bold bet that 3D printers would become as common as microwaves. Just one problem: no one else shared that dream.
By kynast on 2016-12-04 20:26 UTC
Cloudflare is fighting off a DDoS attack that started the day before Thanksgiving...
Digital Trends | 2016-12-02 23:18 UTC
Cloudflare has been noticing an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) traffic that began on November 23, the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend kicked off. The post Cloudflare is fighting off a DDoS attack that started the day
By ceres on 2016-12-03 03:54 UTC
Emotionally intelligent computers may already have a higher EQ than you...
TechCrunch | 2016-12-03 01:00 UTC
The idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades. However, a common..
By ceres on 2016-12-03 03:52 UTC
More Time Outdoors Early In Life May Prevent Nearsightedness...
Tech Times | 2016-12-03 01:38 UTC
People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?
By ceres on 2016-12-03 03:52 UTC
Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump’s Cabinet of Business Advisers...
nytimes.com | 2016-12-03 03:31 UTC
The Presidents Strategic and Policy Forum is a bipartisan mix of business executives drawn from the worlds of finance, media and manufacturing. The anti-American tech worker CEO traitors are notably absent.
By viper1 on 2016-12-03 03:31 UTC, Edited: 2016-12-03 03:34 UTC
Snowflakes Call On Twitter To Suspend Donald Trump For Violating Terms Of Service...
Inquisitr | 2016-11-30 22:37 UTC
President-elect Donald Trump has a long history on Twitter. In the past, his tweets were rather harmless and at times humorous. Since the start of the election, he’s used Twitter to his advantage by rallying his supporters and spreading his message.
By viper1 on 2016-12-01 18:00 UTC
Reddit CEO Announces Plan To Suppress pro-Donald Trump Subreddit...
The Daily Caller | 2016-12-01 00:53 UTC
In a move that has sparked outrage from users, the CEO of Reddit has now pledged to suppress certain pro-Trump posts.
By aphrodite on 2016-12-01 01:30 UTC
Is DirecTV Now Really Worth It?...
Gizmodo | 2016-11-29 16:15 UTC
With its new DirecTV Now streaming service, AT&T is coming after cheapskate cordcutters in a real way. The service launches tomorrow, and for an introductory period, it will offer more than 100 streaming channels for $35 a month. But is it a good deal? W
By kynast on 2016-11-29 16:44 UTC
HTML5 is the next $100 billion game platform...
VentureBeat | 2016-11-29 03:00 UTC
We believe over the next 12 months, billions of mobile messenger users will become prolific consumers of games and apps using HTML5 and messenger bots. This has the potential to be the most important and lucrative platform ever made available to developer
By aphrodite on 2016-11-29 05:40 UTC
Reddit CEO Caught Secretly Editing User Comments, Chatlogs Leaked...
Gizmodo | 2016-11-24 16:35 UTC
Reddits CEO Steve Huffman has been caught editing comments of users of the infamous pro-Trump subreddit The_Donald. For a site which prides itself on authentic conversation, the ability of site administrators to secretly alter content has drastic implicat
By viper1 on 2016-11-24 17:25 UTC
Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China...
NY Times | 2016-11-23 05:43 UTC
Unveiling a new censorship tool in China could lead to more demands to suppress content from other countries. The fake-news problem, which has hit countries across the globe, has already led some governments to use the issue as an excuse to target sites of political rivals, or shut down social
By aphrodite on 2016-11-23 05:43 UTC
Facebook Working on Censorship Program For China Market...
Newsmax | 2016-11-22 23:23 UTC
Facebook is hoping to get a market foothold in China - where it's been blocked since 2009 - with software that censors posts from news feeds in specific geographic regions, the New York Times reported.
By aphrodite on 2016-11-23 05:39 UTC
Chinese solar firm to build plant in Chernobyl exclusion zone...
Reuters | 2016-11-21 04:48 UTC
Two Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, which has been off limits since a devastating explosion contaminated the region with deadly radiation in 1986.
By ceres on 2016-11-22 20:12 UTC
Who’s Hiring? Who’s Firing? Checking in on Tech Jobs, Starting With Bad News From Volkswagen...
IEEE Spectrum | 2016-11-22 13:30 UTC
Volkswagen cuts 30,000, NetApp, and Marvell also slash jobs. But Tinder is on the hunt in Silicon Valley and Tesla puts out a help-wanted sign in Germany
By ceres on 2016-11-22 17:02 UTC
Tor phone is antidote to Google hostility over Android, says developer...
Ars Technica | 2016-11-22 15:36 UTC
An Android phone hardened for privacy and security that plays Google at its own game.
By ceres on 2016-11-22 16:59 UTC
Microsoft reveals minimum PC specs for Windows 10 VR headsets...
The Verge | 2016-11-21 12:13 UTC
Microsoft is planning to support virtual reality experiences for all Windows 10 PCs as part of the Creators Update next year. While HTCs Vive and Oculus Rift use their own custom software,...
By ceres on 2016-11-21 15:47 UTC
D-Link joins hands with Microsoft to give 'Super Wi-Fi' a push...
The Register | 2016-11-21 01:40 UTC
802.11af finds a friend D-Link and Redmond have put the paddles on 802.11af, charged the machine, and hit the button.…
By aphrodite on 2016-11-21 05:22 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg finally shares a plan to fight fake news on Facebook...
Mashable | 2016-11-19 16:04 UTC
The CEO laid out a series of steps the social network is taking to combat misinformation in News Feed.
By viper1 on 2016-11-19 16:42 UTC
Heated ultra-light jacket keeps you nice and toasty even in freezing temperatures...
Digital Trends | 2016-11-19 02:55 UTC
If you live somewhere that's cold a new heated jacket from Ravean might be just for you. It weighs only 80 grams, and works in sub-zero temperatures. The post Heated ultra-light jacket keeps you nice and toasty even in freezing temperatures appeared first
By aphrodite on 2016-11-19 07:18 UTC
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