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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 …

Silicon Valley

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> …

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 …