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Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Slack’s Revamped Posts Feature Is An Alternative To The Company-Wide Email Blast

Slack, the $2.8 billion valued company behind the messaging app that is changing how many businesses communicate internally, just launched an update that might once again spare your inbox.<p>The messaging service, which is used by over 1 million people each day, has proven to be a popular way to …

Researcher Demonstrates How to Suck Carbon from the Air, Make Stuff from It - MIT Technology Review

A new method for taking carbon dioxide directly from the air and converting it to oxygen and nanoscale fibers made of carbon could lead to an …

Carbon Dioxide

Windows 10 hits 75 million devices in less than a month

You can't get to one billion devices without hitting 75 million first.<p>Just a month after its release, Windows 10 has been installed on 75 million …

Former Apple CEO announces new flagship smartphone for the developing world

John Sculley, who infamously fired Steve Jobs in 1985, has announced two sleek new handsets from his company, Obi Worldphone.<p>Obi Worldphone, founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, announced on Wednesday two brand new handsets -- the SF1 and the SJ1.5.<p>The sub-$250 Android devices look to carry …

Mobile Technology

Leaked render shows off Microsoft’s flagship Lumia phones for Windows 10 Mobile launch

Amazon apparently dumped its smartphone business, but Microsoft isn’t giving up on Lumia. A photo published today by prolific (oft-reliable) leaker Evan Blass appears to reveal two pretty sleek flagship devices:<p>Windows Phone site WMPU also spotted a second leaked image from a German podcast. It …

Windows 10

LG debuts ‘Rolly’ universal, rollable Bluetooth keyboard

In a press release early this morning, Korean tech giant LG announced that it wants to grab a bigger share of the mobile accessories market. It wants to do so with Rolly Keyboard, a wireless, portable, rollable universal keyboard. Opened, it forms a four-row keyboard with close-to full size keys. …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Patents Earbuds With Noise-Canceling Sensor Smarts

Apple continues looking at ways to improve its earbuds — including potentially ditching the iconic white cables which had such a starring role in iTunes ads, back in the day.<p>According a patent filed in February last year but published this week and spotted by AppleInsider, Cupertino is looking at …

Google uses Search as a secret job interview tool

Shutterstock<p>Google is well known for its love of puzzles and leaving little hidden secrets dotted around and it turns out that the company applies similar techniques while it is on the hunt for new employees too.<p>Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged about his recent recruitment experience at …

Employment

VMware Fusion is ready to put Windows 10 on your Mac

Parallels may have been the first to bring Windows 10 virtualization to the Mac, but its rival VMware isn't far behind. Its newly released VMware Fusion 8 has full support for Microsoft's latest platform, including Cortana -- you can ask it questions whenever the virtual machine is open, even if …

YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow

Back in June, YouTube announced that it would be getting into the gaming game and launch its own Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming. Tomorrow will be that day (in the US and UK), we’ve learned.<p>The site sits at https://gaming.youtube.com.<p>Twitch is a site, acquired by Amazon, that lets you watch …

Google wants to help you post food photos on Maps

If you can't help but take photos of your food before you chow down, you'll be glad to hear that Google might be ready to fuel your habit. Months after shutting down its experimental food shot app Tablescape, Google is testing a Maps feature that would notify you when you take a food photo at a …

Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

Last October, Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack vendor announced a $100 million round. Just 10 months later, it’s back with an identical announcement. This time the investment is led by Intel Capital and includes a partnership with Intel to help accelerate OpenStack in the enterprise.<p>Goldman Sachs, …

OpenStack

Hey Uber, Welcome To China

Uber isn’t happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing Goliath has “spoken out for the first time” about being blocked on WeChat, China’s hugely popular mobile messaging platform which is run by Tencent, an investor in Uber rival Didi Kuaidi.<p>Emil Michael, the Uber exec who found …

Intel CEO wants its technology in every device (even golf clubs)

With spider robots and BMX bike stunts taking the stage at the opening keynote for this year's Intel Developer Forum (and hardly any details about actual chips) it's clear Intel wants to be known for more than just computer CPUs. It's a wise move, especially if you consider the dwindling PC market. …

NVIDIA is testing online game sharing for GeForce Experience

You know that awesome PlayStation 4 feature that lets you digitally "pass" your controller to a friend over the internet? Soon you'll be able do that on a PC, too. The next big update to NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software includes something called GameStream Co-op -- a feature that pipes your …

How to Remove Sent from my iPhone from Your Email Signature

The default iPad and iPhone signature in iOS Mail is "Sent from my iPad" or "Sent from my iPhone." But while some people may be happy to declare what device they are using at the bottom of every email they send, others prefer to provide other information, such as the name of the sender and …

Handy

Apple jacks another Tesla engineer for Project Titan

Apple has already scooped up a cadre of automotive experts for its not-so-secret electric car project, and it appears the company just added one more Tesla Motors engineer to its growing roster.<p>Jamie Carlson, a senior engineer from Tesla, appears to have joined Apple’s Project Titan. His most …

Tesla

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek on privacy policy dust-up: 'Sorry'

SpotifyChief Executive Daniel Ek has a message for users angry over its new privacy policy: "Sorry."<p>Ek sought Friday to clarify the 7-year-old company's changed terms after some users declared that they would quit the popular streaming music app in protest.<p>The Swedish company, which counts 75 …

New Albums

Video platform-for-hire ViewLift points to a new era of TV-network-as-a-service

<i>[Updated 8.22.15 at 11:43 am PT to clarify ViewLift’s marketing and ad capabilities.]</i><p>Get ready for ad-hoc branded video networks that surface everywhere and then fade away when the demand does.<p>One possible engine for such a new era in online video is a pedigreed startup called ViewLift. It has the …

Televisions

6 reasons to get excited for Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow

Virgin Galactic boldly goes into small satellites, telling future astronauts 'you have to wait'

Following a fatal accident during a test launch last year, Sir Richard Branson's space tourism business is focusing on a burgeoning new market<p>'That’s funny, I’ve never been asked that before,” quips Virgin Galactic boss George Whitesides. The question: when will Virgin Galactic fly its space …

Daimler CEO considers benefits of Apple Car collaboration

Apple has been slowly poaching some of Daimler’s top talent for its own car project that is nearly ready for testing, but according to Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, it wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for Apple and the Mercedes-maker to work together on a future automotive project.<p>Zetsche said that …

Automotive Industry

The international version of the Lenovo-backed ZUK Z1 runs Cyanogen 12

There's a lot to like about the ZUK Z1, a Chinese flagship smartphone backed by the folks at Lenovo -- it has a USB Type-C port with support for audio output, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a multi-function fingerprint reader and an attractive 1,799 yuan ($280) sticker price. If Cyanogen is your …

Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts

DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Consumer electronics company Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple’s effort to build a team of experts in automated driving.<p>An Apple logo hangs above the …

Apple Store

Android Marshmallow, Project Tango, and BlackBerry Venice - TechnoBuffalo Weekly

Uber's confidential plans for an IPO come to light in leaked documents

Uber goes everywhere, but how much does it make?<p>A lot, it turns out.<p>Uber expects to triple its bookings to $10.84 billion worldwide this year …

OneDrive will tell you when someone's editing your files

If you've ever worried that someone was editing your shared documents behind your back, Microsoft might just set your mind at ease. The folks in Redmond are rolling out an update to OneDrive that tells you when someone is editing a file you've shared, whether through a mobile notification or a …

Dropbox finally open-sources its Hackpad collaborative document editor

Dropbox has released the source code for its Hackpad collaborative note-taking application under an open-source license.<p>Dropbox acquired Hackpad in April 2014. About a year later the team behind Hackpad informed users that the code would become available under an open-source license “in the next …

Note-Taking

Verizon is still 'evaluating' support for Samsung Pay

We hope you weren't planning to use your Verizon-badged Galaxy S6 or Note 5 with Samsung Pay on September 28th... you might be disappointed. Big Red notes that it's still in the "process of evaluating" Samsung Pay while AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular have already pledged support. This …