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Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

Blade Runner

Humans fold as AI comes up aces in poker competition

Now computers can bluff.<p>This should be a terrifying thought, but it’s a breakthrough moment, watched by thousands of people across 151 countries on …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft says HoloLens sales are in the thousands

Microsoft started selling its HoloLens developer kits last year for $3,000. While the devices are primarily designed for businesses and developers to get used to Microsoft’s mixed reality world, anyone can technically purchase the headset. Priced at $3,000, not many regular consumers will be opting …

Second 'celebgate' hacker sentenced to nine months in prison

For his part in the "celebgate" celebrity hacking scandal, 29-year-old Chicago man Edward Majerczyk will be sentenced to nine months in federal prison. Last July, Majerczyk agreed to plead guilty to felony computer hacking charges, admitting that he scammed more than 300 people, including 30 …

US internet providers stop sending piracy warnings

Remember the media industry's vaunted Copyright Alert System? It was supposed to spook pirates by having their internet providers send violation notices, with the threat of penalties like throttling. However, it hasn't exactly panned out. ISPs and media groups have dropped the alert system with an …

Developers can now publish apps and games to Google's Daydream platform

Looks like Google is making some great changes to the Daydream Virtual Reality platform. So far, only selected partners have been able to publish apps for Daydream, which really limited the amount of available content. Now, that is about to change. In a note posted in the Google Play Developer …

Virtual Reality

Windows 10 is getting a speed boost with a new 'Game Mode'

PC gamers are the most die-hard of gamers, yet some of them shun Windows 10 for a perceived drop off in performance compared to Windows 7. Now Microsoft is promising to optimize gameplay with a new ‘Game Mode’ in its upcoming Creators Update.<p>It’s extremely light on details, but a blog post by the …

Windows 10

Nintendo Talks Voice Chat, Online Approach for Switch

Miiverse and StreetPass aren't coming to Switch.<p>Nintendo Switch will mark a fresh start for Nintendo's approach to online, and as such, the console …

Nintendo Switch

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

Google has slashed its speech recognition word error rate by more than 30% since 2012

Speaking at the AI Frontiers Conference in Santa Clara, California today, Google senior fellow Jeff Dean provided an update on the accuracy of the company’s speech recognition software.<p>Google’s word error rate — how frequently Google transcribes a word incorrectly — has fallen by more than 30 …

Machine Learning

LG G6: Waterproof Smartphone Teased In New Video

As we inch closer to the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, LG has started dropping teasers for the G6 launch. The company posted a video on …

All electric trains in the Netherlands now run on wind energy

The Netherlands has been harnessing the power of the wind to drain bodies of water, saw timber and to produce oil for centuries. Now, the country is also using it to run all its electric trains. The Dutch railways network (NS) started using wind energy generated by the turbines owned by electric …

Damn, We Wish We’d Written These 11 Stories

Every year, Bloomberg News publishes a “Jealousy List” — the stories Bloomberg staffers wish they had published. It’s a delightful and endearing …

Trump taps Rick Perry for Energy secretary

<i>Correction: Last month, a USA TODAY story mistakenly reported criticism of Energy Secretary Rick Perry from North Korea; the blog cited a parody account, not an official North Korea account. .</i><p>Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that he will nominate former Republican primary rival Rick Perry to lead …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

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Calatrava, reflected

Stephen Hawking gives ‘pep talk’ on physical inactivity and obesity

Stephen Hawking has a new warning for humanity, and this time it has nothing to do with outer space.<p>In the minute-long spot for GEN-PEP, a Swedish …

McDonald's Adds Fresh Beef to More Locations

Switching over from frozen patties to fresh beef would be a huge undertaking for McDonald’s (mcd), but the fast food chain is working hard to do …

Food

7 Easy Ways To Save Money At Whole Foods (Yes, Really)

Yes, we once sent a writer to see how quickly he could spend $1,000 on the fewest number of items. And yes, it only took 17 purchases to hit that …

9 Ways Money Does Buy Happiness

"A person's ability to savor experiences predicts their degree of happiness."<p>Whenever someone tells me that money can’t buy happiness, I am often …

Bill Gates is launching a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is set to reveal a massive clean energy project on Monday, during the first day of the United Nations climate change summit in Paris. According to <i>Reuters</i>, which originally reported the news, the French government has confirmed that the ex-CEO-turned-philanthropist …

Guinness is Going Vegan

Welcome to the fold, Vegan beer lovers.<p>After years of pressure by vegans and vegetarians, makers of the thick, dark and creamy Irish beer Guinness …

International Men's Day: the manliest holidays

In case you hadn't noticed, today is International Men's Day. Obviously.<p>To mark this momentous occasion, we've selected a number of macho getaways suited for men who want to be men and do manly things as a man.<p>1. For the hunter-gatherer<p>A trip to 7th Rise in Truro, Cornwall, offers the ultimate …

Impressive New Single Malts for the Scotch Lover on Your Gift List

Listen up, single malt lovers.<p>If you grew up with a Scotch-drinking aunt or uncle, you probably know the name John Dewar & Sons. The brand’s …

Eyewitness: Seville, Spain

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Seville

Amazon reveals its 2015 Black Friday deals

Get a sneak peek at Amazon's Black Friday sales, which includes hundreds of items, daily deals and local 2-hour delivery.<p>Why bother going outside on Black Friday when you can shop at home in your pajamas on Amazon? The online retail giant is giving us a sneak peak at its Black Friday deals …

Sky reinvents itself with Sky Q

Television is going through a period of transition that's greater than almost anything that's been seen up to this point. The inexorable rise of the internet, smartphones, tablets and on-demand viewing have combined to relegate the communal living room TV to being just another screen. That's a …