Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tech

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Google is funding a project that will have AI write the local news

Local newspapers and print journalism in general have seen their struggles in recent decades as declining revenue leads to cutbacks. Now Google wants to...
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Elon Musk’s Godot completes the first section of tunnel

In a tweet by Elon Musk, The Boring Company has officially begun drilling in LA. The tunnel boring machine "Godot" has finished the first...
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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon aims to disrupt the clothing retail industry next

Books and household accessories are easy enough to order online through Amazon but buying the right outfit is a bit trickier. Many of us...
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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announces leave of absence

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just announced he’ll be taking a leave of absence while the company struggles to transform itself in the wake of...
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Google using StreetView cars to map air pollution

More than just mapping our streets, the Google StreetView car can now map a city’s air pollution levels as well. For the last year,...
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Walmart tests using associates to make deliveries

Earlier this year Walmart ended their ShippingPass program in favor of offering free 2nd day shipping on around 2 million products. In their next step to...
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Zuckerberg wants Facebook to introduce us to people we should know

Facebook wants to help you find more friends. In particular, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wants the social media platform to start suggesting new...
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Lyrebird develops software that can mimic anyones voice

Google Deepmind announced Wavenet last year which introduced new techniques in advancing text to speech software. Using 44 hours of audio they were able to...
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FCC begins chipping away at net neutrality rules

As soon as he took over as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai never made secret his ambitions to tear down current...

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The man who invented password rules regrets it

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