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What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

To ask whether it’s even possible, we first must understand and define what a soul actually is, argues Brandon Ambrosino.<p><i>Siri, do you believe in God?</i><p><i>“Humans have religion. I just have silicon.”</i><p><i>Siri, do you believe in God?</i><p><i>“I eschew theological disquisition.”</i><p><i>Siri</i>, I insist, <i>do you believe in God</i>?<p><i>“I</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Why It Matters That Artificial Intelligence Is About to Beat the World's Best Poker Players

Libratus, a smart new computing system, is pushing into new territory for artificial intelligence.<p>If you've ever left a poker table penniless, you definitely don't want to go up against Libratus.<p>Built by a computer science professor and a graduate student, the artificial intelligence system is …

This Is The Future Of Exercising

Source: YouTube<p>Munich-based startup Icaros GmbH has created a gadget that combines fitness and computer games. The ICAROS setup includes the machine, …

The original iPhone changed phones as we knew them, but iPhone 4S was a game-changer, too

Remember compact digital cameras?<p>Last week the tech internet lit up with a collective nostalgia around the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone dramatically changed a lot of things, least of all the way we use phones. It changed the way we use apps and maps and cameras …

WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter

Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters<p>There was an outcry when the Guardian published my information regarding a vulnerability within WhatsApp’s implementation of end-to-end encryption, but much of the response misses the …

NES Classic Hacking: How to add more games to the mini Nintendo console

As clandestine computer wizardry threatens to undermine democracy, hacking is definitely in vogue right now. In more fun news, hackers have also …

Intel's credit card-sized 'Compute Card' makes old devices feel new again

It’s not much to look at, but Intel’s ‘Compute Card’ could revolutionize consumer technology by making your old — but still functional — tech feel ‘new’ again.<p>What is it?<p>The Compute Card is essentially a full computer — SoC, memory, storage, various input/output options, and wireless connectivity. …

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

Credit Cards

Qualcomm says 5G is the biggest thing since electricity

It's being compared to the arrival of electricity.<p>That's a big call but Qualcomm has its eyes on a 5G future. And it's not just thinking about speed.<p>At a CES that has given us intelligent robots, autonomous drones and wallpaper TVs, the next generation of wireless technology might not seem like …

MIT Unveils Tech Designed to Enable Wireless VR

Wireless VR is the dream, and thanks to the boffins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it may soon become a reality.<p>According to a recent news post from MIT, researchers at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a prototype called “MoVR,” …

Virtual Reality

Budget Android phones are secretly sending users’ text messages to China

Software installed on some Android phones secretly monitored users, and even sent keyword-searchable, full text message archives to a Chinese server every 72 hours, according to research from security firm Kryptowire.<p>“This isn’t a vulnerability, it’s a feature.”<p>The software, which also tracked …

True Lies Of Optimistic User Interfaces

Three user interfaces (UIs) go to a pub. The first one orders a drink, then several more. A couple of hours later, it asks for the bill and leaves …

Web Design

Elon Musk’s Advice for Surviving a Robot Takeover

The Silicon Valley futurist explains why a massive government program may be the only way to offset the economic damage.<p><b>Elon Musk,</b> the billionaire futurist who founded Tesla Motors as part of his master plan to transition humanity to solar energy and started a private aerospace company, SpaceX, as …

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

One of the biggest debates about driverless cars concerns the moral choices made when programming a car’s algorithms. Say the car is spinning out of …

Autonomous Cars

Why Samsung’s stock price just hit an all-time high, even as the Galaxy Note 7 keeps exploding

You’d think things couldn’t get worse for Samsung Electronics. About one month ago the company issued a recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices after consumers complained about devices exploding. Replacement phones with new batteries were supposed to fix the problem—but a recent accident on a …

Mobile

How to Get Lost in Augmented Reality

There are no laws against projecting misinformation. That's good news for pranksters, criminals, and advertisers.<p>For several weeks this summer, the …

How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016

<i>No JavaScript frameworks were created during the writing of this article.</i><p><i>The following is inspired by the article “It’s the future” from Circle CI.</i> …

10 New Tech Inventions You Didn't Know Existed

Cicret Bracelet<p>Check out these top 10 new amazing inventions, you didn’t know existed in technology World. Here we make a list of best new tech …

US to turn its aircraft carriers into floating drone factories – Fanatical Futurist by International Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Aircraft carriers are the perfect forward operating platforms to create, deploy and support countless autonomous drone …

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This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional computer like Windows and Linux

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full Desktop like Windows and Linux<p>This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>“Like a tablet, but on your skin…” The tagline for this product says it all. The Cicret Bracelet team are …

Apple is quietly developing 'iPhone 8' hardware in Israel

Details on the iPhone 8 are scarce, but some reports, including this one from MacRumours, suggest that it will have an edge-to-edge display that removes the need for the top and bottom bezels where features like the fingerprint sensor and the front-facing camera are located.<p>Some hardware for the …

IPhone 8

Apple iMac 2016 release date, news & update: AR/VR capability, 5K display & other specs

Apple’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 have been met with widespread critical acclaim. Now it has been revealed that the Cupertino-based company has a …

Google said to debut Android-Chrome OS hybrid on new laptop, tablet

Google may finally be bringing together the worlds of Android and Chrome OS.<p>The search giant plans to release a laptop and tablet powered by a new operating system, called Andromeda, which merges Android and Chrome OS, according to reports Monday in 9to5Google and Android Police.<p>Google has been …

iPhone 7 headphone hoax sees trolls try and trick people into drilling huge holes in their new phones

People are being told to drill into and destroy their phones in search of its missing headphone jack.<p>It’s now well known that the iPhone 7 is missing …

Google reportedly revealing all-new OS and laptop in October

We’ve been talking about if and when Google will combine Android and Chrome OS for ages now, but it seems our wishes may finally come true at the company’s upcoming October 4 hardware event.<p>According to Android Police, Google will be unveiling a new operating system, currently nicknamed …

The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too.<p>Researchers at Sony have been working on AI-generated music for years, and has previously used AI to create …

Artificial Intelligence

Exclusive: Google will introduce Google Wifi, a $129 home Wi-Fi router, on October 4th

OnHub-schmonhub: two sources are now telling us that Google will introduce an own-brand Wi-Fi router called Google Wifi, and that the device will …

This Drone Can Fly Forever Without a Battery

Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a …