Lynn Lyons

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Google just released new AI software that can learn faster

Google is ignoring everything the Terminator franchise taught us and is releasing "TensorFlow", open-source software that helps computers learn quicker than ever before. The software is a branch of artificial intelligence called "machine learning," tech that has already found a home in Google …

Why America Is Failing So Badly At Recycling Old Electronics

Millions of tons of technology are pitched into the trash or taken to recycling centers each year.<p><i>This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.</i><p>An old …

Sustainability

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Holy Crap, This Local Pennsylvania News Crew Investigated A Possibly Legitimate Haunted House

Central Pennsylvania’s Fox 43 investigated a home late last month which was to appear on an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel’s <i>The Dead Files</i> and got more than they bargained for when they showed up for a local public interest story and soon found out that, no, HOLY SH*T THIS HOUSE IS ACTUALLY …

CNN Reporter Attacked by Ghost Live On Air In Haunted House Report [Video]

A CNN reporter and crew member were allegedly attacked by an unseen presence last summer when they were filming a live segment about a haunted house …

Bitcoin's forked: chief scientist launches alternative proposal for the currency

The bitcoin wars have begun, as Bitcoin XT squares off against the classic flavour of the cryptocurrency<p>Cryptocurrency bitcoin is facing civil war, with two high-profile developers announcing plans to split the code that underpins the network.<p>Known as a “fork”, the new version of bitcoin (dubbed …

Bitcoin

Volcano near nuclear plant raising concerns in Japan

Just under a week after the first nuclear power plant re-opened in Japan, critics are voicing conerns about safety. Oh, and there's a volcano.<p>After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, all of Japan's nuclear reactors were shut down. To reopen, plants must pass new safety requirement. Plants must …

The Innovators: London air-raid shelters sprout a growing concern

Farmers using hydroponics and LED technology to grow greens underground are ready to harvest their first crop<p>As German V2 rockets pounded London in the later stages of the second world war, one of the underground safe havens where thousands of people sought refuge was a tunnel system deep below …

Aquaponics

Google's Human-Shaped Robot Takes First Walk Outside

Also, meet a robot dog with an arm for a neck<p>Boston Dynamics makes real robots that live in the uncanny valley between cuddly cartoons and natural form. They’re strange, shambling mechanical monsters, like the horse-esque, cinderblock-throwing Big Dog, the sprinting Cheetah, or the stumbling …

Robotics

The real culprit in the Animas River spill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last Wednesday, the United States experienced one of its worst hardrock-mining-related disasters in decades, and I wish I could say that I was surprised.<p>A gold mine that has been inactive since 1920 spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mining waste into the Animas River in Colorado after …

Pollution

Navajo Nation Says It Will Sue EPA Over Toxic Spill

The Navajo Nation will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over an accidental spill of contaminated wastewater, the nation’s president, …

Attackers actively exploit Windows bug that uses USB sticks to infect PCs

In-the-wild exploit is reminiscent of those used to unleash Stuxnet worm.<p>Attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in all supported versions …

Information Security