Nate Cobb

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Exploring Facebook’s massive, picture-painting AI brain

Inside a 350,000-square-foot building in the hills of Prineville, OR, slotted inside a nondescript server rack, is one of Facebook’s most valuable artificial intelligence tools. It’s called Big Sur, and it’s a hardware system for training software to improve itself over time. It uses enormous …

Artificial Intelligence

'Space Plane' which could fly anywhere in the world in four hours secures €10m development contract

Could we soon be saying goodbye to long-haul flights? One company has taken an important step in making this dream come true.<p>Oxford's Reaction Engines Ltd (REL) announced it has received a €10m development contract with ESA, so it can work on its revolutionary Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket …

BAE Systems

​How to run the native Ubuntu desktop on Windows 10

It's more of a stunt than practical, but this unlikely marriage of Ubuntu and Windows is interesting to play with.<p>The real reason why Canonical and …

What sort of tablet should I buy for drawing?

<i>I draw a lot and I am using up a lot of paper. I would like to start drawing on something more virtual as I make a lot of mistakes. I also want to start drawing on some kind of tablet, as when I am older I would like to be an animator. Should I buy a drawing/graphics tablet or a normal tablet but</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Missouri Plans to Build Solar Panels into Road Along Old Route 66

One of the most famous roads from America’s past could help set the stage for the highway of the future, at least if a project launched by the Missouri Department of Transportation pans out.<p>MoDOT, as its locally known, plans to become the first public highway department to test out a new type of …

Roads