Category: Tech

  • Why Is the Human Brain So Efficient?

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    How massive parallelism lifts the brain’s performance above that of AI The brain is complex; in humans it consists of about 100 billion neurons, making on the order of 100 trillion connections. It is often compared with another complex system that has enormous problem-solving power: the digital computer. Both the brain and the computer contain a […]

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  • Designing the Culture of Tomorrow

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    Technology and culture exist within a constant state of intertwined expansion. It’s easy to forget that the first iPhone was released in 2007, a mere eleven years ago. Today approximately three billion people [1] use smartphones, about 39% of our total population. Each one of these devices providing access to much of the world’s full […]

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  • With AirPods 2 rumored, are AirPods safe to buy this holiday season?

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    Rumors have circulated in recent months that Apple was close to releasing a successor to the AirPods, its popular $159 wireless Bluetooth earbuds. There were a number of reasons to believe that, too. The original AirPods are quickly closing in on being 2 years old, and there were plenty of big Apple events to release an […]

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  • Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case

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    A judge in the US has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died. Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds. The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty and is […]

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  • Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models

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    Apple Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook pro products and said the company would fix them free of charge. The repair offers are the latest in a string of product quality problems over the past year even as Apple has raised prices for […]

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  • Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm ‘over password reset’

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    A man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal homemade bomb” to a Bitcoin firm in London – after it refused to reset his password for him. The Met Police, which investigated the case, said detectives could “only identify one possible reason” for the Swedish national’s actions. He had emailed the company, Cryptopay, in […]

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  • Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire debuts in Italy

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    Harley-Davidson has revealed a little more information about the production version of its upcoming electric LiveWire at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The bike on display at the show sports the same modern sporty design of the concept, with a trellis frame, mono-shock rear suspension and a low-slung electric motor painted silver to […]

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  • Robots Have a Diversity Problem

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    Most social robots today are white, feminine, and subservient. But a few are bucking the trend. She wants to garden, she has studied the concept of love, and she dreams of pizza. BINA48, as you might guess from her name, is not a human, but a robot. There’s something else that makes BINA48 truly distinct, and it has […]

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  • Why Uber and Lyft Want to Create Walled Gardens–and Why It’s Bad for Urban Mobility

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    As ride-hailing apps begin to control scooters and bike shares, they’re making it harder for people to make the best decisions about how to move around their cities If you’re not a techie, you may not have come across the term “walled garden” before. But it’s a critical concept these days in technology business strategy–and it […]

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  • The Dumb Device Counterculture

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    A true digital detox may be impossible to pull off, but it’s not our only option How would you define a dumb device? A piece of technology that is essentially “stupid,” it seems. The ultimate “dumbphone” eliminates almost all the procrastinating temptations of a smartphone while retaining the uses of a traditional device. In the […]

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