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Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

NHS

Microsoft wants to shock you when you get an e-mail

Technically Incorrect: A patent application filed by Microsoft describes giving your skin a little buzz when you get a notification.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The ultimate goal of wearable tech is to make you the gadget.<p>You know …

Wearable Tech

Children for sale heartbreakingly easy to find in ravaged Nigeria

<b>(CNN) —</b> "It really depends what you want. Boy? Girl? Young? Old?"<p>The man on the phone was offering us young children with the casualness of a market trader. After a week of back and forth phone calls, his initial caginess had given way to greed. He'd heard my foreign accent and clearly decided I …

Africa

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

MacBook falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives the landing

A MacBook Air takes its name too literally when it accidentally launches from an airplane in flight, dives all the way to ground and emerges functioning, though a little roughed up.<p>Here's a story about a tech miracle that involves flying and an Air in the air. Reddit user av80r, also known as Carl, …

MacBook Air

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Travel

Your BMW just downloaded a security patch

Have a BMW, Mini or Rolls Royce with the ConnectedDrive feature parked in your driveway? Maybe <i>all three?</i> Well, it turns out there was a bug that allowed ne'er-do-wells to manipulate it -- entirely wirelessly. According to <i>Reuters</i>, by simulating a fake phone network researchers at German outfit ADAC …

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans

Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.<p>The age of artificial intelligence may be very nearly upon us—which is, on one hand, great news. Machines have long helped humans do things better and faster and more safely and …

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ISIS: Enslaving, having sex with 'unbelieving' women, girls is OK

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.<p>Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.<p>Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.<p>People in Mosul -- the Iraqi city now under control …

Here’s a typical day for a pampered Google engineer

Year after year, list after list, Google consistently ranks as the best place to work in America. Great pay, fun projects, and a downright astounding number of perks make it so.<p>But what’s it really like to work there, as in what’s a typical day in the life of a Google engineer? A lot more ordinary …