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What Trump’s Executive Order on AI Is Missing

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:00
Opinion: America needs a special visa program aimed at attracting more AI experts and specialists.
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Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don't Blame Uber

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:00
In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they use to.
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Californians Trust the Weed Industry More Than Social Media

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:00
A survey finds that the majority of Californians think tech has been “under-regulated” and merits more government oversight.
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Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:00
The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles, and could enter service next year.
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Strava's New Tool Builds Routes Based on Your Finger Swipes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:00
Drag your finger on the in-app map, and the mobile Route Builder translates your scrawl into an ideal path. The beta version debuts soon for Strava Summit users.
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This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:00
Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human.
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1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:00
And roughly 80 percent of Americans say tech companies should do more to prevent it, according to a new survey from the Anti-Defamation League.
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_Captain Marvel_ Has the Best Movie Website Since _Space Jam_

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:55
To promote its upcoming superhero flick, Marvel went full Geocities. And experts say it hit all the right notes.
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'Kara Versus Jack' Proves That Twitter Needs an Edit Button

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:42
Tuesday's big event, in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from journalist Kara Swisher, was peppered with typos that muddied the message.
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The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:30
A new Defense Department strategy calls for rapid adoption of AI across the military, and Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have signaled interest in a partnership.
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What Happens If Russia Cuts Itself Off From the Internet

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:24
State media has reported that Russia will attempt to disconnect from the global internet this spring. That's going to be tricky.
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The Green New Deal Is Just the Vague, Audacious Goal We Need

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:40
The Green New Deal unveiled by congressional Democrats last week is fairly criticized for being vague and unrealistic. But the US needs ambitious societal goals.
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Disney's Building Its Own Streamer—Why Take Shows to Hulu?

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 14:33
There's a reason Howard the Duck is going to Hulu and not Disney+.
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The Redditors Who Reclaimed r/FatPussy (and Other Vile Subs)

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00
It's about cats now.
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This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:00
Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. The results are startling.
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A Photographer Recreates the Snapshots in Old Family Albums

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:00
Rie Yamada collects vintage photo albums and re-stages the images—with herself as all the subjects.
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The Real Reason Tech Struggles With Algorithmic Bias

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Humans train the machine-learning and AI systems at Facebook, Google, and Twitter to filter out bias. The problem: they don't know what they're looking for.
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The Xiaomi M365 Scooter Can Be Hacked to Speed Up or Stop

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:00
A hacker can accelerate Xiaomi M365 scooter—or hit the breaks—while a rider is on it.
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Sorry, Sandra Bullock: A Fire Extinguisher Is a Lousy Thruster

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:00
In the movie *Gravity*, Sandra Bullock uses a fire extinguisher to maneuver in space. Controlling it is much, much harder than it looks.
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A New Lab Is Brewing Microbes to Create Makeup and Medicines

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:00
At Culture Biosciences, rows of bioreactors are brewing yeast and bacteria so synthetic biology startups can produce their foods, biofuels, and medicines faster.
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