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AI Weekly: AlphaGo’s triumph and what it means for machine learning

This week, Google’s AlphaGo defeated a top-ranked Chinese Go player, Ke Jie, in the first match of a three-game series underway in China. The victory by AlphaGo — created by DeepMind, which Google bought 3 years ago — follows its headline-grabbing triumph over South Korean Go star Lee Sedol last …

How to leave Windows XP behind: 5 alternatives for under $500

Older systems running Windows XP and 7 are vulnerable to WannaCry and other malware. Protect yourself by modernizing with one of these inexpensive upgrades.<p>Still using a Windows XP computer? At least 7 percent of computer users are, according to the latest browser stats -- and that's 7 percent too …

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The Internet's Adolescence: Predicting Its Future From Its Childhood

Aristotle made prodigious contributions to Western philosophy; he also sowed the seeds of modern psychology.<p>The Greek philosopher was the first to describe how we reconcile new and extant knowledge. He posited three laws of association — those of contiguity, similarity, and contrast — that he …

Artificial Intelligence

Kodak's chunky, retro cameraphone is coming to the US

You might not hear much about Kodak these days, but the brand still exists -- it even released a new smartphone with a humongous camera in Europe last year. Now, that same phone named after its Ektra camera from the '40s has made its way to the US. As a phone, the new Ektra doesn't really have …

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A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation …

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