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Google's AI will take on the world Go champ live on YouTube

Google's victory over a top Go player was unprecedented, but can its artificial intelligence program DeepMind beat the world champion? We'll find out starting on March 9th, when DeepMind's "AlphaGo" program takes on South Korea's Lee Sedol in a $1 million match. It will be broadcast live on YouTube …

Lord Lucan, accused killer aristocrat, declared dead after 4 decades

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The disappearance in 1974 of Lord Lucan, just after he is believed to have killed his children's nanny by mistake, remains one of Britain's most enduring criminal mysteries<p>Speculation about Lucan is on a level with that in the United States over labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished …

Samsung browser receives ad block support

Ad blocking remains a contentious issue, but Samsung looks to be coming down on the side of anti-ads. Today, the smartphone giant is updating its Android browser to support content and ad blocking add-ons.<p>The Internet 4.0 browser, which is installed by default on Samsung’s phones and tablets, is …

Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the sea

Microsoft is on a mission to put its server farms at the bottom of the ocean. That might sound self-destructive, but there's method in the madness -- such an approach, the company believes, could make data centers faster, greener and easier to set up. In August last year, engineers placed an …

Meet the world’s smallest camera drone, which is now available to buy

Call them drones, call them quadcopters, call them UAVs, or call them whatever else you want. The bottom line is that these little remote-controlled …

Red Arrows issue warning after training session stopped by fans taking photos

The aerobatic team has warned people not to take 'unnecessary risks' to get good photos<p>A Red Arrows training session had to be stopped for safety reasons after photographers stood on the runway directly underneath the display team's flight path.<p>The aerobatic team has warned people not to take …

Flint water crisis: Michigan governor asks for $28 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to do everything in his power to solve the Flint water crisis, asking legislators for $28 million to fund a series of immediate actions.<p>Read Snyder's plan<p>He also apologized for the crisis during his annual State of the State speech Tuesday night.<p>The …

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV). It's about the …

IBM's Watson will tell you when to sleep, exercise, and eat

And I'm not sure if it's creepy or amazing<p>Under Armour announced a whole bunch of products earlier this week at CES, from its first pair of connected sneakers to a standard wrist-based activity tracker, but the most interesting announcement had to do with everyone's favorite supercomputer.<p>IBM and …

Wearable Tech

FBI: 18 minutes missing in San Bernardino shooting timeline

The FBI appealed Tuesday for the public's help in its continuing investigation of the San Bernardino attack in which the shooters' whereabouts are unknown for 18 minutes following last month's assault that left 14 dead.<p>Los Angeles FBI chief David Bowdich said investigators have not been able to …

These headphones were designed by audiophiles, and they're glorious

Massdrop is a new sort of online community that can be described as a form of crowd-shopping. Unlike Kickstarter, which creates a hub-and-spoke relationship between one centralized producer and many individual backers / preorder customers, with Massdrop the supplier deals with an entire assembly of …

Provocative Black and White Photography by Peter Lindbergh

On February 27, the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles is putting on an exciting new exhibition that shows the provocative photography of Peter Lindbergh. The German fashion photographer, who's best known for his iconic images of supermodels, like those he shot for fashion magazine <i>Vogue</i>, has an …

Los Angeles

Otherworldly Moments Across the Deserts of Burning Man

For the past four years, HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff has attended <i>Burning Man</i> and immersed himself in the culture of the annual event. Through his lens, he captures the essence of tens of thousands of people living together in the desert for one full week. The annual festival takes place in …

Deserts

Fairphone 2 review: This modular smartphone will last years

Fairphone, a small Dutch startup that wants to shake up the way phones are built from conflict minerals, has successfully managed to be the first company to ship a truly modular phone.<p>The Fairphone 2, which is shipping next week to backers, is the company’s second cut at a phone that’s better for …

Gear & Gadgets

Welcome to Web TV, cord-cutters. Don't forget your credit card

Live TV arrived online this year, and it's going to cost you.<p>The introduction of the first, legitimate Web-based television services happened in 2015. These new options stream live television channels. They include Sling TV from Dish Network and Vue on Sony's PlayStation game console. These …

US Government Offering ~$100k for Photographer Position Once Held by Ansel Adams

In 1941, renowned photographer Ansel Adams had a job that many of us dream of—he worked for the US Department of the Interior, capturing large-format photographs of the National Parks and other naturally stunning locales. During his extensive career, Adams produced a number of spectacular …

National Parks

Entertainment Archives

August 10, 2018<p>Beyoncé Fans Are “Crazy in Love” With This Artist’s Paintings of Her ‘Vogue’ Cover Shoot<p>A post shared by Alice X. Zhang (@alicexz) on Aug 8, 2018 at 9:00am PDT The internet was recently set ablaze with the reveal of Beyoncé’s much-anticipated Vogue cover. Prior to its debut, it was …

Stephen King

Gorgeous Hollywood Starlets (14 photos)

<b>Malin Akerman</b><p>Kayt Jones is a female photographer who knows how to shoot women. Her photos are not only unbelievably sexy, they have an innocence and vulnerability to them that could only come from within. It's apparent that there's an underlying trust that she's fostered with her celebrity clients, …

Scarlett Johansson

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Women's News

ASUS and LG mock Apple’s ‘bumpy’ iPhone battery case

Earlier this week, Apple launched its very first official battery case for the iPhone 6/6s. It’d be an understatement to say that it got some attention on social media, mostly from people who couldn’t believe the design-focused company released something so hideous. In fact, you’ll be hard pushed …

Mobile Technology

Oukitel K10000 with 10,000mAh cell boasts 15 day battery life

Fed up with having to charge your smartphone up every day? Well Oukitel’s new K10000 smartphone boasts a humongous 10,000mAh battery, which the company boasts is enough to last 10 to 15 days of normal use on a single charge. That’s quite the claim.<p>Despite the colossal battery, the Oukitel K10000 is …

Mobile Technology

Plug bullet wounds in 20 seconds with this FDA-approved syringe

A sponge-filled syringe designed to close up gaping gunshot wounds in seconds has been approved for use in America's civilian population. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the device — originally developed for use by the military — can now be deployed by civilian first responders to …

Google wants you to trick out its OnHub router

With its first two OnHub routers, Google has a simple goal: to make the WiFi network in your home a stronger, simpler and more beautiful experience. Its debut hardware, built in partnership with TP-Link, is an already attractive piece of kit, but now the company is going a step further with …