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Andrew Ng Spreads the Gospel of AI With a New Online School

Andrew Ng is a soft-spoken AI researcher whose online postings talk loudly.<p>A March blog post in which the Stanford professor announced he was leaving …

Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It Die

Surveillance technologies have historically restricted the freedoms of communities of color and immigrants in this country. This history continues …

Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot

You sit on the bench, as one does. Across from you hangs what appears to be a mirror. Before you can fix your cowlick, a pygmy elephant saunters …

The Long Dark: a Game Tailored for the Age of Climate Anxiety

<i>The Long Dark</i> is the only game to ever make me afraid of going out at night. In its bleak version of the Canadian wilderness, death is everywhere …

Here’s Proof That Commuter Bikes Don’t Have to Suck

The perfect city bike would be comfy and safe to ride, and it would look sharp. Bonus points if it’s super-low-maintenance and doesn’t require you to …

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Finally: An Augmented Reality App That Injects the Internet Into Real Life

When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte …

Augmented Reality

Great News for Everyone! Elon Musk Is Building a Hyperloop

Elon Musk is back in the loop.<p>Four years after encouraging anyone and everyone to try making his crazy hyperloop idea work, the Silicon Valley titan …

USDA Clamps Down on Staffers Using the Term 'Climate Change'

<i>This story originally appeared on The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Staff at the US Department of Agriculture have been told …

It's Past Time for You To Ditch That Fancy Scientific Calculator

Bruce Sherwood, the co-author of <i>Matter and Interactions</i>, had a question for me when I saw him at the American Association of Physics Teachers …

That Google Manifesto Really Put Executives in a Bind

A Google employee’s screed against workplace diversity thrust company executives into a tight spot: Discipline the author and risk criticism that …

HBO Hackers Release Ransom Note and New Trove of Stolen Data

One week after hackers spilled multiple episodes of unreleased HBO shows and scripts online, the same group has dropped its second trove of purported …

The Army Grounds Its DJI Drones Over Security Concerns

The US Army has increasingly used small consumer drones in the field, purchasing them as needed from consumer manufacturers like the well-known …

Pick Better Guide Dogs By Watching Hours of Cute Puppy Videos

At the Seeing Eye guide dog facility in Morristown, New Jersey, puppies spend the first three weeks of their life in plastic kiddie pools—the blue …

A Total Solar Eclipse Feels Really, Really Weird

Have you ever witnessed a total solar eclipse? Usually when I give a lecture, only a couple of people in an audience of several hundred people raise …

Apple Bets the Future of Augmented Reality Will Be on Your Phone

The AR revolution will come not with a bang but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new …

Google’s New Algorithm Perfects Photos Before You Even Take Them

Taking Instagram-worthy photos is one thing—editing them is another. Most of us just upload a pic, tap a filter, tweak the saturation, and post. If …

Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machines

Late last autumn, a Russian mathematician and programmer named Alex decided he’d had enough of running his eight-year-old business. Though his St. …

Why Does the Web Hate Martin Shkreli? Let Us Count the Ways

In the year 2017, justice can seem in short supply. But on Friday, as news broke that pharma-bro-turned-internet-troll Martin Shkreli was convicted …

Google Drops Firm Reviewing YouTube Videos

Earlier this year, after multiple reports that ads appeared with YouTube videos promoting hate and terrorism, several big brands, including Walmart, …

Gadget Lab Podcast: The iPhone of Cars | WIRED

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 08.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 3:20 pm. 3:20 pm<p>The iPhone of Cars<p>Got a grand burning a hole …

Boeing's 787-8 Draws a Ginormous Self-Portrait Over America

Every day, about 100,000 airplanes take off into the wide blue expanse. Most make smooth, curvilinear lines from origin to destination, the kind of …

The Attack on Global Privacy Leaves Few Places To Turn

Digital privacy has had a very bad summer. As China and Russia move to block virtual private network services, well over a billion people face losing …

Physicists Capture the Elusive Neutrino Smacking Into an Atom's Core

Every second of every day, trillions of tiny particles called neutrinos are raining down on your head. But unlike raindrops, hailstones, or bird …

The VA’s New App Tries to Reach Vets Wherever They Live

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs operates one of the country’s largest telemedicine programs, with some 700,000 veterans receiving …

An Oral History of the Darpa Grand Challenge, the Grueling Robot Race That Launched the Self-Driving Car

<b>On March 13, 2004,</b> a gaggle of engineers and a few thousand spectators congregated outside a California dive bar to watch 15 self-driving cars speed …

Want a Look at Netflix’s Future? Follow the Anime

Netflix just went on another original programming spending spree. This time around, though, the streaming giant didn't shell out for big-budget …

Trump's Radical Immigration Crackdown Won't Help Tech

In a public address at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump embraced a new Senate bill called the RAISE Act, which he promised would usher …

Apple Caved to China, Just Like Almost Every Other Tech Giant

Apple recently removed some of the virtual private networks from the App Store in China, making it harder for users there to get around internet …

The American Scientists Stepping Up to Run for Office

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>There’s something different about the crop of Democrats …

NASA Unleashes Two Vintage Warplanes to Chase the Eclipse

While millions of astronomy enthusiasts chase the moon’s shadow on the ground during the August 21 total solar eclipse, four NASA personnel are going …