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This week's cover preview: Rise of the robots. March 29th – April 4th 2014 http://t.co/WbxvmJt8z9

Why Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Can't Protect Us

It's been 50 years since Isaac Asimovdevised his famous Three Laws of Robotics — a set of rules designed to ensure friendly robot behavior. Though …

Isaac Asimov

DARPA opens biotech office to utilize biology for national defense

"Starting today, biology takes its place among the core sciences that represent the future of defense technology." That's according to a press release today from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcing its new Biological Technologies Office, which will work on things like …

“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

Fly a drone near a stadium and the FAA could send you to jail

The new rule "clarifies" that it's illegal to navigate near racetracks or sports stadiums<p>Well before drones were a hobby, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the FAA created a rule designating stadiums as "national defense airspace." Between an hour before and an hour after an event, the …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

Fredrik Neij, alias TiAMO, is expected to be returned to Sweden to serve sentence for aiding copyright infringement<p>One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos.<p>Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was …

BitPay brings one-touch payments to bitcoin with new NFC-compatible checkout app

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr<p>It’s not burdensome to buy an item with bitcoin. A retailer rings up an order and presents the …

For the post-phone world, textPlus unveils its Nextplus 'cloud phone'

The shape of the post-phone era is getting a bit clearer today, with the release of textPlus‘ next generation app.<p>The new product, called Nextplus, is more than just a messaging app for Wi-Fi or cellular data, according to two of the company’s co-founders, CEO Scott Lahman and Chief Creative …

Smart light bulb fools burglars by pretending you're at home

There's no shortage of smart light bulbs that will save energy or set a special mood, but they don't usually do much for when you're <i>away</i> from home. What if you want to trick thieves into thinking you're still around? BeON Home might have tackled that problem with its new Burglar Deterrent. The …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …