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Patrick Melrose: This Is Benedict Cumberbatch’s Brain on Drugs

Benedict Cumberbatch does not do anything halfway in <i>Patrick Melrose</i>.<p>During the first moments of the first episode in this five-part Showtime limited …

Biographies

Here’s where LA’s emergency homeless shelters could go

Officials are considering plenty of sites in the San Fernando Valley<p>Los Angeles city leaders are pressing forward with plans to build new emergency homeless shelters on land owned by the city.<p>Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council president Herb Wesson announced that a shelter …

Homelessness

Malicious Siri commands can be hidden in music and innocuous-sounding speech recordings

A group of students from Berkeley have demonstrated how malicious commands to Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa can be hidden in recorded music or innocuous-sounding speech.<p>Simply playing the tracks over the radio, streaming music track or podcast could allow attackers to take control of a smart …

Princeton University

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

How a Genealogy Site Led to the Front Door of the Golden State Killer Suspect

SACRAMENTO — The Golden State Killer raped and murdered victims across California in an era before Google searches and social media, a time when the police relied on shoe leather, not cellphone records or big data.<p>But it was technology that got him. The suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was …

Crime

How L.A. is beating the heat with white-painted streets

Los Angeles is a strange place. For most first-time visitors, particularly those fleeing parts of the country where the winters are frigid and …

From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring

Exhibitions<p>From New York to Los Angeles, these are the art exhibitions that everyone will be talking about this coming season.<p>& ,<p>To celebrate the …

Art

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Startups

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables.<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Homeless in Seattle

Seattle<p>The northern wall at the office of the Licton Springs Village on North Seattle's gritty Aurora Avenue features a poster containing a stark …

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.<p>These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest …

Privacy

Trump Prohibits U.S. Purchases of Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump banned U.S. purchases of a cryptocurrency the Venezuelan government is rolling out, as part of a campaign to pressure the …

Venezuela

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street

TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.<p>The ride services …

San Francisco

It’s official: Washington governor signs landmark net neutrality bill into law

Internet providers will be required to treat all lawful content the same in Washington state under a landmark net neutrality law that just became …

The 13 most tolerant and fun cities where everyone under 30 wants to live right now

These days most millennials will consider a broad range of factors when considering a city to reside in, including living costs, how liberal a city is, the employment opportunities, as well as more fun aspects, such as what the nightlife's like.<p>Recognising this, apartment hunting website Nestpick …

Nokia 8110 4G reboots the phone from 'The Matrix'

The classic '90s "banana phone" is back with 4G and apps on board. Keanu would be proud.<p>Smartphones are cool and all, but sometimes you just want to answer a call by pressing a button and having your phone snap open. Sometimes you just want to pretend you're in "The Matrix".<p>Welcome back, then, the …

The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers, a major U.S. government contractor claims to have found a way to unlock pretty much every iPhone on the market.<p>Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that’s become the U.S. …

Privacy

Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Proposal to Transform London into A Network of Walkable Streets

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed a proposal for the pedestrianization of their home city, London, that would gradually transform the city into an …

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

30 secret menu items from the most popular fast food restaurants

While most fast food chains seem to offer more options than a person could eat in a lifetime, it's often what doesn't make their menu that holds the most allure. In fact, while your friends are getting the same predictable products at their favorite fast food chain time and time again, you could be …

McDonald's

I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks

Senior Video Producer Matt Stuart explains the 10 tips and tricks every iPhone user needs to know. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>I've been using the iPhone ever since it came out, one of the biggest problems with it, is there's no instruction manual. Apple doesn't provide a manual for the …

Technology

Grab Your Friends, and Take a Trip to the "Best City in the World Right Now"

From the bustling streets of Hong Kong to the dreamy cobblestone paths of Paris, city life has a lot to offer any traveler. In order to find out …

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

Google Flights now predicts delays and shows how bad ‘basic economy’ fares really are

Google has announced two new features for its flight-booking search service.<p>Using historical flight status data, Google Flights will now try to predict when flights will be delayed, and it will also now tell you what amenities are not included in basic economy fares.<p>Down to basics<p>Delta Airlines, if …

Google Flights

Google Clips quietly goes on sale, shipping February 27th

After passing through the FCC last week, Google Clips is now available for purchase on the Google Store. The AI-powered smart camera will begin shipping at the end of next month for $249.<p><b>Update:</b> As of this afternoon, Google Clips has sold out. You can now join a waitlist if you’re interested in …

Framing

Windows 10 can now show you all the data it’s sending back to Microsoft

Microsoft’s and its partners’ engineers use the telemetry data from Windows 10 to diagnose crashes, learn about its users hardware configurations and more. It’s on by default and while Microsoft tells you that it collects this data and gives you a choice between basic (the default setting) and …

Kristen Bell Shades Melania Trump During SAG Awards Opening Monologue

Kristen Bell is the host of the 2018 SAG Awards, and the actress kicked off her opening monologue with a bit of well-placed shade.<p>The entire speech …

SAG Awards