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A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

Are we living in a simulation?<p>For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a …

Huawei is working on its own mobile OS in case things sour with Google

According to The Information, the project is only in the early stages<p>Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, is reportedly developing its own mobile OS. Phones made by the Chinese manufacturer currently run on the company's Android skin, EMUI, but according to a report from <i>The</i> …

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Smartphone users temporarily blinded after looking at screen in bed

Medical journal reports that two women experience ‘transient smartphone blindness’ after constantly checking phones in the dark<p>Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.<p>Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in …

Blockchain technology will help protect your autonomous car

Distributed ledgers can stop self-driving cars from being hacked and having their internal systems exploited, the government's chief scientific …

In the battle of the restaurant apps, almost everyone is losing, even McDonalds

According to RetailMeNot, one in four U.S. consumers has at least one restaurant app on their phone, for various reasons — whether it be to gain loyalty points, order ahead, use digital coupons, or make mobile payments.<p>But according to new research released today by ARC from Applause — which takes …

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