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Is the Brain a Useful Model for Artificial Intelligence?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Thinking machines think just like us—but only up to a point.
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All the Gear You Need to Throw a DIY Karaoke Party

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Put together a sing-along for the whole crew—or just practice solo—using gadgets you already have or can pick up at a big-box store.
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Are AI-Powered Killer Robots Inevitable?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Military scholars warn of a “battlefield singularity,” a point at which humans can no longer keep up with the pace of conflict.
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‘Crisis Schooling’ and the New Rhythms of Pandemic Parenting

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
The past few months have given parents a crash course in becoming an educator. We're not really up to the task, and that's OK.
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Move Beyond Monopoly With Board Games for the Bored

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Those classics you pulled down from the closet were fun for the first two months. Here are four fresh options to enjoy while you wait for the world to reopen.
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Web Giants Scrambled to Head Off a Dangerous DDoS Technique

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Firms like Google and Cloudflare raced to prevent an amplification attack that threatened to take down large portions of the internet with just a few hundred devices.
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The New Startup: No Code, No Problem

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
Now you don't need to know any programming to launch a company. We've been approaching this moment for years.
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Why Didn't Artificial Intelligence Save Us From Covid-19?

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 06:00
The key to good AI is solid data, and that’s been tough to come by in a global health crisis.
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The FBI Backs Down Against Apple—Again

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 14:03
The agency cracked the Pensacola iPhones, but it still views Cupertino as a problem—even though it's easier to break into iPhones than it has been in years.
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Lilly Wachowski Slams Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump on Twitter

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:39
The exchange, which began with Matrix tweets, quickly went viral.
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Garmin Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer Review: A Realistic Indoor Bike Ride

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:00
This indoor cycling trainer offers a ride that's spookily close to the real thing.
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How School Shutdowns Have Longterm Effects on Children

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:00
Similar situations after natural disasters offer clues about the potential academic and mental health impacts of lockdowns.
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Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked, Too

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:00
New research shows vulnerabilities in popular cold storage options that would have revealed their PINs.
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This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:00
Walk like you're angry, and the emotionally intelligent machine will give you more room, leaving your personal bubble intact.
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The 16 Best Wireless Headphones for Everyone (2020)

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:00
WIRED's favorite wireless headphones and earbuds for taking phone calls, listening to music, working out, and more.
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How Smart City Planning Could Slow Future Pandemics

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:00
The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to rethink how cities are designed—and make them better equipped to stop disease from spreading.
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How to Set Up Your Kid’s Virtual Work/Play Space

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:00
Children need some room of their own just as much as their parents. Here’s how to help them get into the Zoom zone.
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Today's Cartoon: Netflix Finale

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:00
Level up on binge-watching.
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How a Chinese AI Giant Made Chatting—and Surveillance—Easy

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 06:00
Alexa can tell you the weather. Siri knows a few jokes. In China, voice-computing company iFlytek built similar smart assistants beloved by users. But its tech is also helping the government listen in.
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Here’s What an Antitrust Case Against Google Might Look Like

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 06:00
Two DOJ veterans lay out a roadmap for cracking down on the company’s digital advertising juggernaut.
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