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Snowden: Obama's NSA Reform Proposal Is a 'Turning Point'

U.S. President Barack Obama's proposal to end the NSA's bulk collection of telephone records has gathered one noteworthy endorser: Edward Snowden.<p>The …

Facebook's working on facial verification that's 'nearing human-level performance'

Identifying faces is a relatively simple task if you're a human, but it's been a long road for computers to do the same thing. Now Facebook says it's developed a technology for verifying whether two people in side-by-side photos are the same that comes pretty close to replicating human abilities. …

Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten Leaves Microsoft For Sonos

Microsoft has just disclosed that Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for the Xbox division, will be leaving the company. His new gig? Chief Product Officer at Sonos.<p>Marc was a part of this division since the earliest days of the first generation Xbox. Before being bumped up to the Xbox Chief role …

What Would the World Look Like If the Air Were Truly Transparent?

For the purposes of this question, I’m going to assume that “truly transparent” means that air and its constituents are no longer able to absorb and …