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Roomba maker gets FCC permission to build a robot lawnmower

The Roomba, the robot vacuum cleaner that has allowed millions of people to sit with their feet up while it does all of the cleaning, could soon be …

Netflix shuts down its last data center, but it still runs a big IT operation

Amazon data centers and Netflix CDN get huge workout from streaming operation.<p>Netflix has been shifting technology from in-house data centers to …

Tinder Completely Freaked Out On Twitter

Tinder totally melted down on Twitter and it was hilarious.<p>The company sent a flood of tweets—actually, we ought to call it what it was, an epically …

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New Leak Confirms the Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Horrorshow

At a luxury hotel in Maui, representatives from the 12 countries participating in the highly controversial and secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are negotiating behind closed doors. Thanks to a secret letter from a 2013 meeting, released today by WikiLeaks, we now have a clearer idea …

Why we should welcome 'killer robots', not ban them

The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a …

Can this weed save the world?

Behind the shift which created the balmy climate of the past few million years was a geological coincidence: The isolation of the Arctic Ocean.<p>At …

SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has requested permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to test a project to beam high-speed internet via satellite, reports The Washington Post.<p>Musk first made his plans known in January at a SpaceX event in Seattle. The …

Thom Yorke hates Spotify but his albums are on Apple Music

Apple Music is clearly striking a chord with artists. As <i>Stereogum</i> points out, Yorke's solo albums are available on Apple Music, even though he's pulled them from Spotify, Rdio, and other streaming services. Radiohead's <i>In Rainbows</i> as well as Yorke's album with Atoms for Peace are also streaming …

Will Facebook’s AI plans change cyber sex forever?

Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook is working on new technology that will let you share your “full sensory and emotional experience with people”.<p>This will mean you can send whatever you think, emote, or physically feel to people. What do we think about the most? Arguably, it’s …