Friday, April 28, 2017

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Microsoft Edge throws the latest punch in the ongoing battery wars

There’s a hint in the air the browser wars are making something of a comeback. And this time around, the measuring stick everyone seems...
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Instagram goes offline and Facebook apps become location aware

Facebook has posted the agenda for their annual two day F8 Developer Conference. On April 18th and 19th, Conference goers will get to choose...
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Broken cell phone screens could one day become self healing

A research group lead by Dr. Chao Wang presented their work in developing a self healing polymeric material. On April 4th, Dr. Wang presented their...
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SpaceX is reusing rocket parts to make space transportation more affordable

Shortly after sunrise on the morning of Tuesday April 4th, SpaceX’s Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Of Course I Still Love You sailed slowly into...
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Facebook using AI to keep revenge porn off the site

Facebook is cracking down on revenge porn as part of a broader effort to foster a healthier global community online. The social media platform...
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One industrial robot takes away six human jobs

Adding one industrial robot to the workforce will reduce employment by 6.2 workers and reduce wages for the local economy, says a new study...
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Changing winds due to climate change are causing more floods and heatwaves

Plenty more withering heatwaves, droughts, and flash floods are all on the forecast thanks to the effects of climate change. We already know rising...
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Committee attacks FBI on facial recognition database

Last year, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology reported on a FBI facial recognition database. The report found that as many as 117 million photos,...
Artificial Sun at the DLR facility in Jülich

Artificial sun built in Germany can make cleaner fuels

The sun never sets in Jülich, Germany now that scientists created the world’s largest artificial sun at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The massive...
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AI expert Andrew Ng is moving on from Baidu

Andrew Ng just told us in a Medium post he’s stepping down from his role as Chief Scientist at Baidu. This can’t come as...

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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

It's not often someone writes malware with the intention of being helpful. But the creator of BrickerBot is hoping their bot will create enough...
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