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Facebook apologizes after an auto-translate fail led to a false arrest

No translation service is perfect, but you wouldn’t expect it to get you arrested.<p>Facebook admitted that an error in its artificial …

AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder

AWS and Microsoft may be arch rivals when it comes to competing for business in cloud storage and services, but when it comes to breaking ground in newer areas where volumes of data make a difference to how well the services work and creating systems that are easier to use, collaboration is key. …

Many Scientists Say There’s No Purpose To Life — But A Theoretical Study Suggests There Could Be

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his …

Musicians are going after YouTube for unfair pay

YouTube accounts for 25% of all the music streamed online and without it, 85% of users who listen to music online would be forced to use a service …

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft robotics has been especially complementary. The same techniques that go into making a robot arm that flexes and turns like a real one can go into making more complex, subtle organs — …

Robotics

Most American students are ignoring an entry-level job with an $80,000 salary

According to Ashton Mozano, a cybersecurity professor at the University of San Diego, many entry level cybersecurity jobs have a starting salary of $80,000 or more annually; so why are we ignoring them?<p>Cybersecurity isn't a sexy career for those with computer science or engineering degrees.<p>Many are …

Silicon Valley

Whiskey-Fueled Car Takes Its First Test Drive

The world’s first whiskey-powered car just completed its first test drive in Scotland.<p>The car runs on a biofuel called biobutanol and is made of …

Uber will be allowed to depose Alphabet CEO Larry Page

The court has ordered that Uber can depose Page for up to four hours.<p>The court has decided to let Uber depose Alphabet CEO Larry Page as part of the lawsuit Google’s parent company brought against the ride-hail firm.<p>“As set forth in Uber’s letter brief, Larry Page has first-hand non-repetitive …

Alphabet Inc.

Why Repeal-and-Delay Is a Risky Health Care Strategy

If you can’t repeal and replace Obamacare all at once, what about just repealing it first, and coming up with new ideas later?<p>That was the preferred political strategy of many in Congress after the election, but it was ultimately rejected by the White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who …

What it’s like to drive a car while it’s being hacked

Ever been driving a car when both the brake and the gas pedal failed, and the dashboard go nuts? I just have, and it isn’t fun. What are we going to do when our cars are targets for hackers?<p>The problem with most modern cars is that to offer many more kinds of services (live traffic data for sat …

Cybersecurity

US jobs report shows sharp recovery in June but wage growth remains slow

• Economy adds 222,000 jobs, beating estimates by a healthy margin<br>• Unemployment rate rises slightly to 4.4% and wages grow only marginally<p>The US economy added 222,000 new jobs in June, reversing a worrying slowdown in jobs growth for Donald Trump but once again highlighting America’s low-wage …

Associated Press News

The US government is removing scientific data from the Internet

At Ars Technica Live, we talked to Lindsey Dillon, who decided to do something about it.<p>In our latest episode of Ars Technica Live, Ars editors …

Pesticides

F.lashes is the crazy wearable tech nobody asked for, but everybody wants

The crazy f.lashes wearable, which is taking crowdfunding website Kickstarter by storm, is the kind of product a hardcore party-goer would create, if …

Google is still mostly white and male

That’s according to the latest diversity report.<p>Latinos are better represented at Google compared with a year ago, according to the company’s latest diversity report. And more women hold technical roles.<p>But not by a lot. Google remains mostly white, Asian and male, and that hasn’t budged much in …

Supreme Court won't hear appeal over FBI abuse claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely …

New Jersey

Gadgets News | The Next Web

All stories in Gadgets<p>This TV-shaped speaker is the cutest gadget to grace your nightstand<p>Shenzhen, China-based hardware brand Lofree is slowly making a name for itself in the world of tech accessories. Its latest ...<p>Abhimanyu Ghoshal<p>The Moto Z3 Play brings dual cameras, more battery, and small …

WhatsApp is becoming a top news source in some countries

WhatsApp might not be all that popular in the US, but in some places, it's fast becoming a place where people can safely share and get the latest news. According to a study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, more and more people are beginning to rely on the messaging …

This Is the Most Popular Slaw Recipe on Pinterest

When it comes to summertime favorites, grilled cheeseburgers, buttery lobster, and icy margaritas seem to grab the spotlight. But they can't handle …

Cooking

Russia Is Recalling Its Controversial Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak

If any more American political figures want to imperil their careers by having an undisclosed meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, they’ll …

Donald Trump

How to Grill the Best Kebabs

Summer has finally arrived, which means it's time to head outside and fire up the grill. If you're looking to keep things simple and easy, kebabs are …

BBQ

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read

Becoming a better leader takes continual skill development. These books will help you acquire and refine skills necessary to become a leader people want to follow.<p>Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership …

Russia cancels diplomatic meeting in wake of US sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin voiced displeasure Wednesday about new United States sanctions against Russia and called off much-anticipated talks with a …

UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States …

Geography

Study: A smartwatch app can detect the heart condition hiding in millions of Americans

Most people think of fitness wearables as step counters, or maybe sleep trackers. But it turns out that strapping on a gadget that continuously …

Final Fantasy 14 is experiencing DDoS attacks

Trouble logging in? It may be due to hackers<p><i>Final Fantasy 14</i>’s servers have been under intense strain this past weekend. It now seems that these issues are the direct result of distributed denial-of-service attacks, Square Enix stated today.<p>The attacks have apparently been going on since June 16, …

Enix

Google gets closer to building its own city in San Jose

Google has been making major development moves in downtown San Jose and yesterday the City Council agreed to negotiate a sale of 16 parcels of land owned by the city. The deal has been strongly supported by San Jose's mayor and vice mayor but the city's residents have been a bit more hesitant.<p>The …

Top 11 Modern Glampgrounds

AutoCamp Russian River, Guerneville, CA<p>Guests staying at Guerneville’s AutoCamp Russian Riverare bound to make friends at the Richard Neutra–inspired …

Outdoors

Social media could cost you your dream job

Big Brother may or may not be watching you, but there is an increasing likelihood that prospective employers are — at least when it comes to your …

Who Is Daniel Richman, the Columbia Professor Who Leaked Comey's Trump Memo?

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday how the private memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump became public after he was fired: He asked a "good friend" to leak them.<p>That confidant is Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, friends of Richman confirmed to NBC News. …