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How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.<p>With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump is expected to sign executive orders that would repeal 2 huge Wall Street regulations

Trump will target the Dodd-Frank Act, which was written in the aftermath of the financial crisis to scale back risk-taking at the country's largest financial institutions, as well as the fiduciary rule, which requires investment advisers to put client interests above their own when it comes to …

Regulation

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

<b>Exclusive</b>: Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies<p>A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its …

Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60

Remembering a brilliant actress, author, and human<p>Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars series, has died at age 60. Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, according to <i>TMZ</i>. An EMT on board administered CPR until the …

NASA will soon reveal a surprising discovery about a moon of Jupiter that may support life

NASA on Tuesday issued a cryptic press announcement about Europa, an ice-encrusted moon of Jupiter that likely hides twice as much warm, liquid, and potentially habitable water as Earth.<p>The US space agency teased the discovery of some "surprising activity" out there, 390 million miles from Earth, …

Astronomy

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Autonomous Cars

The bold and controversial plan to drill into a supervolcano

A volcano hidden off the coast of Italy is so huge that it has the power to change life on Earth – should scientists drill into it to unlock its secrets, or is the risk too great? Jonathan Frochtzwajg investigates.<p>Stefano Carlino descends underground, into a deep pit occupied by what looks like a …

Geology

Exclusive: Project Ara founder says that its shuttering is ‘disappointing’ and ‘frustrating’

When the news broke that Google’s modular phone, Project Ara, had been shelved, many of us were shocked. Only months ago at Google I/O 2016, the company laid out plans to begin shipping developer units this fall and open up sales to the general public in 2017…<p>In light of the news, I talked to Dan …

Mobile Technology

HP stacks up a new modular PC with the Elite Slice

Stack separate modules, from an optical drive to a Skype phone to a wireless phone charger, to create your own mini desktop.<p>Why buy more PC than you need? Especially if you're buying a business desktop, or potentially an entire office full of them, and you're looking to save space or money by …

Bose's best headphones are even better wireless

When it comes to headphones, it can sometimes be easy to forget about Bose. The company doesn't debut new models as frequently as the competition, choosing instead to focus on quality, comfort and its highly touted noise-canceling tech. Bose's previous noise-canceling model, the QC25, has been …

These bizarre Japanese electric vehicles could change how we get around cities

Companies are coming up with all kinds of interesting vehicles to help people get around. From hoverboards to passenger drones, vehicles aimed at helping people travel short distances are all the rage these days.<p>Yamaha is the latest to reveal a concept vehicle that gives us a glimpse of what …

Living Rooms

The UK's most senior EU official just resigned

Hill was the most senior British EU official. His resignation comes one day after Britons voted to leave the EU in a nationwide referendum.<p>Hill said in a statement that when he went to Brussels, he went as someone who had campaigned against the UK joining the union, but that he would "leave it …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about …

Physics

Ancient Greeks May Have Used World’s First Computer to Predict the Future

After Greek sponge divers stumbled on the wreck of an ancient ship off the coast of the island of Antikythera in 1901, excavations recovered a …

Archaeology

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Consciousness

Police are filing warrants for Android’s vast store of location data

It’s not clear whether either of the public warrants were filled. No Google-based evidence was presented in Graham's trial, and the other suspect plead guilty before a full case could be presented. Still, there's no evidence of a legal challenge to either warrant. There's also reason to think the …

SpaceX Lands Third Consecutive Rocket, And the Video Is Breathtaking

On Friday evening, SpaceX successfully landed another Falcon 9 rocket (or more precisely, its reusable first stage) back on Earth after a mission. …

Tesla's Gigafactory sets grand opening for July 29th

Though the Gigafactory has been partially operational for months, Tesla hasn't yet officially "opened" its massive Nevada battery plant — but that'll change on July 29th, when some Tesla owners will gather with company officials for a ceremony at the facility.<p>Multiple publications, including <i>Fortune</i> …

Tesla

Let’s be clear: Tesla’s Autopilot is not a ‘self-driving car’

Tesla’s “Autopilot” system can do some impressive things.<p>It can steer a car through traffic and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a flick of a turn-signal stalk. But while it does enable some autonomous driving, Autopilot does not turn a Tesla Model S or Model …

Tesla

Apple's earnings were awful, but Wall Street has its eyes on the iPhone 7

On Wednesday morning, analysts on Wall Street say ... they loved it!<p>The main theme from notes to investors on Wednesday is that the bad news about the iPhone — declining units sold this quarter and maybe throughout the rest of the fiscal year — is now priced in and quantified. So they are looking …

Markets

You won’t recognize the new world of digital payments without this report

The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry …

FinTech

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic evidence shows that <i>Homo sapiens</i> had sex with Neander­thals, Denisovans and other archaic …

Google Glass ‘Enterprise Edition’ brings new larger prism, Intel Atom CPU, optional external battery pack

We told you last week that Google is internally referring to its next iteration of Google Glass as “Enterprise Edition” or “EE,” and now we’ve uncovered information about the soon-to-be-launched device’s hardware. According to several sources familiar with advanced prototypes of the device, the …

Google Glass

Радан Кънев: Изборите трябваше да се проведат миналата есен

Най-подходящият момент за предсрочни избори от гледна точка на българския интерес беше октомври 2013, коментира в сутрешния блок на Bulgaria On Air …

"Южен поток" е 6 пъти по-скъп от газопровод в Германия, смята Трайчо Трайков

© Анелия Николова<p>Километър от "Южен поток" излиза шест пъти по-скъпо отколкото цените на на газопроводите в Германия. В проекта става дума да …