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With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone …

Apps

Now, Even Artificial Intelligence Gurus Fret That AI Will Steal Our Jobs

It’s easy to find lots of people who worry that artificial intelligence will create machines so smart that they will destroy a huge swath of jobs currently done by humans. As computers and robots become more adept at everything from driving to writing, say even some technology optimists such as …

Artificial Intelligence

One of Pinterest’s most important acquisitions happened because of a Stanford class and a dinner party

The class delved deep into large-scale social networks studies —research which was still relatively new — and professor Jure Leskovec was breaking ground.<p>"It was the coolest subject ever and Jure was super bad-ass," Chou says. "He was very young but had already written around 20 papers."<p>Chou loved …

Building data science teams: The power of the technology stack

A factor that is frequently overlooked when setting up a data team is the selection of the technology stack. Often, this decision is delegated to the first hire in data science. Due to a lack of information about the right technologies, those in charge avoid making a decision. There is a case to be …

Google paying hackers to help secure your Android experience

It is no secret that Google has been offering huge bounties to researchers and hackers for finding bugs in the Chrome browser and other Google software. Indeed, Google has recently announced that over $4 million has been awarded in the last five years, and they are now opening things up to include …

Android News

Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of things from now on, though. Amazon is rolling …

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Won't Extend to Enterprise

Everyone got excited when it was announced at the Windows 10 event that users of Windows 7 and 8 would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free for one year. Unfortunately, Windows 10 for Enterprise customers won’t be able to partake in all the freeness.<p>Microsoft’s General Manager of security, Jim …

Windows 10

BT promising 'ultrafast' broadband of 500 Mbps in UK within a decade

LONDON — Here's some potentially good news while that film is downloading at a snail's pace: British telecom company BT has promised "ultrafast" …

Pirate Bay back up after December police raid

The torrent site, used to download television shows, movies, games and other files, was shut down for seven weeks.<p>The Pirate Bay made a defiant return Saturday, seven weeks after a police raid shut down the infamous file-sharing website.<p>The site, which allows users to download television shows, …

Internet

After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

<i>This is the second in NPR's series "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of living with Alzheimer's. In part one, Greg O'Brien talked about learning that he had the disease.</i><p>A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, says Greg O'Brien, doesn't mean your life is instantly over. "There is this …

Alzheimer's Disease

New video purportedly shows beheading of 2nd Japanese hostage by ISIS

Japan reacted with shock and anger Sunday after an online video was released that appeared to show Islamic State executing Japanese journalist Kenji Goto -- the apparent end to a frantic past couple of days in which officials tried negotiating to save Goto’s life.<p>The video, called "A Message to the …

Comet scientists torn over hunt for lander as next stage of mission nears

The location of Philae is key to understanding vital data – but the Rosetta mothership now has conflicting duties<p>Europe’s lost comet probe, Philae, is posing major problems for space engineers who are striving to pinpoint the little craft after it disappeared from view during its troubled landing …

Space

Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.<p>The failure to save Goto …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

Isis finally admits defeat in Kobani after air strikes force its fighters to retreat

Islamic State (Isis) has admitted for the first time that US-led air strikes on Kobani have forced its fighters from the Syrian town.<p>Two fighters from the Islamist group said in a video that aerial attacks by fighter jets from the US and several Arab countries were the main reason for the …

Middle East

Ukraine Peace Talks Collapse As Fighting Continues

Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting.<p>Ukraine's representative, former president Leonid Kuchma, left the …

Russia

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

Meet Danitsja, a Potty-Trained Sloth

Changing Planet<p>Sloths have something of a reputation for having eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the … bidet.<p>When sloth conservationist Monique Pool rescued this particular sloth, named Danitsja, and brought her back to her sanctuary she …

South America

Israel-Gaza Talks Collapse as Fighting Resumes Where It Left Off

Hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza resumed and peace negotiations in Cairo were called off Tuesday, with Israeli …

Hamas Tells Israel to Accept Palestinian Demands or Face Long War

CAIRO — Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on …

Israel

Gaza truce holding as 10,000 Israelis join protests in Tel Aviv

A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel enters its second day Friday, as thousands of Israelis call on government and army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all<p>A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel entered its second day Friday as the two sides …

Israel

Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

So far, a five-day extension to a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem.<p>She says, "There were a few tense hours before the ... extension was announced — rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, and the Israeli military …

Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire by five days

Announcement of further period of talks followed by rocket fire targeting southern Israel and Israeli air strikes in retaliation<p>Hamas and Israel have agreed five more days' truce to allow further talks after a tense final countdown to the end of the current 72-hour ceasefire on Wednesday night.<p>The …

Intel’s next-gen 14 nanometer Broadwell chips will be in devices by the end of 2014

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Intel(s intc) announced a few new details about its Core M chip on Monday, which is manufactured using a 14 nanometer process. …

Google backs an undersea cable that will give the internet a big speed boost

The internet is quickest when you have a direct connection to the sites you're trying to reach, but that's a daunting challenge in the Pacific -- undersea network cables can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. It's therefore good to hear that Google and a host of telecom giants (China Mobile, …

Google is Backing a $300 Million High-Speed Internet Cable

Google has announced it is backing plans to build and operate a new high-speed internet Trans-Pacific cable system called “FASTER” by Q2 2016. In addition to Google, the $300 million project will be jointly managed by China Mobile International, China Telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and …

PHP, Once The Web's Favorite Programming Language, Is On The Wane

When I started learning PHP earlier this month, I excitedly shared my new goal with my editors, my colleagues, and my friends.<p>The response from anyone tech-savvy was always the same: “Why?”<p>PHP—which once stood for Personal Home Page, suggesting its roots in building simple yet customized …

Gaza truce holds up for 2nd day as talks continue in Cairo

The truce between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip held Tuesday for the second day as Egyptians continued to mediate indirect talks aimed at a more lasting cease-fire.<p>Official information about the talks was scant. Progress was being made but gaps remained wide, Azzam Ahmad, who leads the …

Israel

The Robots Are Coming, but Are They Really Taking Our Jobs?

A new study shows experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost—or decimate—the economy.<p>Here's what we can agree on: The robots are coming. They're coming to your house, to your doctor's office, to your car, and to your favorite coffee shop. By 2025, technologists believe …