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Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

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Facebook is opening up some of its AI research for public use

Artificial Intelligence research has become something of a tech arms race in recent years, with Google, Microsoft, and Facebook each running their own expensive cutting-edge labs. But today, Facebook's AI research lab (FAIR for short) is releasing new code for optimizing a certain kind of machine …

Children Internalize Parents' Guilt About Screen Time

My nine-year-old son’s teacher told me that when they talked about New Year’s resolutions in school he announced that he wanted to play less video games this year. Many parents would be thrilled. I’m not. His misplaced guilt and repentance troubles me.<p>Why does he want to play less video games? …

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3D Printed Electronics Have Arrived

A CT scan of a 3D Printed drone (courtesy: Voxel8)<p><b>Written By Michael Sitver (Author of “</b><b>3D Printing In Under 1000 Words</b><b>”)</b><p><b>Section 1: The Drone</b> …

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game Sim City.<p>Matteo Bittani’s “How to get rid of homeless” collects dozens of forum threads debating and discussing the homelessness that occurs in the game, highlighting the uneasy similarities between …

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Four Power-Packed Soups

Speed your recovery after a cold winter ride with healthy—and delicious—easy soups<p>After a chilly ride, few meals are more satisfying than soup. Warm and comforting, "soup provides a big bang for your buck," says sports nutritionist Lisa Dorfman, R.D. "You can get lots of protein, fiber, and carbs …