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Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?

Did Einstein have some traits of Asperger's Syndrome, also viewed as a high-functioning segment of the autistic spectrum? That's one intriguing …

Andy Warhol

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple won a complete victory in a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of rigging iMessage to not deliver texts to Android users.</b> A federal judge dismissed the case.<p><b>2. India has temporarily banned Internet.org's Free Basics service that brings the internet to developing nations.</b> India …

The 10 best actor transformations

Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic<p>Tom Cruise performs as les Grossman at the 2010 MTV movie awards.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/056a3c6b3b0803f281375af2e1c172ad135bae4c/69_0_1496_898/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock<p>Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon …

Instagram apologizes to user for handing his account to soccer star with same name

Instagram was left red-faced Monday after it was forced to apologize for shutting down the account of a user and handing it to a famous soccer player with the same name.<p>Taking to his blog to explain the bizarre episode, the not-famous Andrés Iniesta wrote, "My name is Andrés Iniesta and my only …

Steve Jobs' vision for Apple realized as iPhones reveal injustice, says Tim Cook

In commencement speech at George Washington University, CEO says Jobs wanted his company’s products to change the world<p>Steve Jobs’ vision of Apple products helping to change the world has come true, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said on Sunday, thanks to iPhone cameras enabling people to capture …

Tim Cook

The 10 countries with the world's fastest internet speeds

But if you have a slow internet connection speed, then waiting for that page to load, that video to buffer, or that file to download can feel like an eternity.<p>Akamai Technologies, a cloud services provider, made a list of the fastest internet connection speeds in the world that shows where the …

Telecoms

The clone that won't disappear: 'Threes' vs. '2048' on Google Play

Google removed the quirky puzzle game <i>Threes</i> from the Play store on Tuesday. Its removal was unceremonious and sudden, but that's not exactly why <i>Threes</i> creator Asher Vollmer found the situation frustrating. That came down to two reasons:<p>A robot informed Vollmer that his game was removed from Google …

How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography

If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is …

Viewfinders

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

Furious 8 to hit cinemas in 2017

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel made the announcement in an emotional speech<p>The eighth instalment in the Fast and the Furious franchise will be released on April 14 2017.<p>The release date was announced by Vin Diesel at CinemaCon, a convention for American cinema-owners that takes place every year …

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Facebook says it tracked people who didn't use Facebook because of 'a bug'

Facebook today published a blog post responding to an independent report criticizing the company's privacy policies, but the responses aren't likely to mollify privacy hawks.<p>Facebook says the 'bug' affected 'a few' people<p>The report, from the independent Belgian Privacy Commission, made several …

Privacy

Samsung will roll out the… “S Carpet” for Galaxy S6 buyers

Judging from the name alone, you would be forgiven to think that Samsung’s S Carpet is some sort of belated April Fools’ prank. Alas, there isn’t even a hint of self-irony here.<p>Goofy name aside, if you really want to get the Galaxy S6 as soon as possible, you will want to know about the series of …

Samsung Galaxy

Apple iOS 8.3: Should You Upgrade?

Yesterday Apple released iOS 8.3 and it continues the company’s form of rapid fire iOS 8 updates (now 8 in 6 ½ months). iOS 8.3 also continues Apple’s form of fixing one big issue but causing another, so the obvious question is: should you upgrade?<p>Let’s take a look.<p><b>The Deal Breakers</b><p>While I start …

12-inch MacBook review

S6 creator admits design (not specs) come first

Samsung's latest pair of flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, go on sale in the UK on 10 April. Both handsets reveal a radical overhaul in …

Mortal Kombat X crowns its first eSports champion

<i>Mortal Kombat X</i> hasn't yet launched but it already has its first champion.<p>Dominique McLean — who goes by the handle cR|Sonic Fox — steamrollered the field at the eSports League's <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> Fatal 8 tournament yesterday. Malik "MIT" Terry took second, with double-defending EVO <i>Mortal Kombat</i> …

Rise of the techno-Libertarians: The 5 most socially destructive aspects of Silicon Valley

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The tech industry is morally and ethically bankrupt, and it’s starting to take its toll on ordinary Americans<p>Richard Eskow<p>April 12, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Nowadays the Silicon Valley is either celebrated as a hotbed of creativity or condemned as …

Silicon Valley

The NSA wants tech companies to give it 'front door' access to encrypted data

NSA director suggested tech companies could provide an encryption key in pieces<p>The National Security Agency is embroiled in a battle with tech companies over access to encrypted data that would allow it to spy (more easily) on millions of Americans and international citizens. Last month, companies …

Encryption

China Shows Off Its Deadly New Cruise Missiles

DH-10 for a speedy 1100-pound delivery<p>A DH-10 land attack cruise missile (LACM) launches out of its canister, heading for parts unknown. Weighing about 1-1.5 tons (about the same size as the American Tomahawk cruise missile), it can be launched from land on a three missile transport erector launch …

China is marching into uncharted territory and that should scare you

China's inflation figures just hit a five-year low. Price growth is falling for consumers, and companies producing goods are already recording sharp deflation.<p>Why does it matter? One simple reason: debt.<p>China's debts as a proportion of GDP climbed to <b>245%</b> in 2014 from <b>144%</b> in 2007. That debt is worth …

Economics

10 Words to Use Instead of 'Busy'

Colleague: "How are you?"<p>You: "BUSY!"<p>Sound familiar?<p>We pride ourselves these days on our "busy-ness," as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself.<p>Last spring, I wrote this post about how we can ban "busy" from our lives, and still get stuff done. Today I'm sharing …

Positive Thinking

Cybercrime ring steals up to $1 billion from banks

The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on what it being called an unprecedented robbery.<p>The gang, which Kaspersky dubbed Carbanak, takes the unusual approach of stealing directly from banks, rather than posing …

Cybersecurity

Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop in India

Samsung wasn’t as quick as Motorola when it comes to Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out, but at least the manufacturer is making sure its devices are …

Forget Amber Heard's London Fields: here are 11 of the greatest movie sex scenes

Amber Heard is currently facing a a $10 million lawsuit from the producers of her film London Fields, after allegations that she and director Mathew Cullen removed some of her sex scenes from the final edit.<p>Whatever the reason for the omissions might be (according to the lawsuit, the actress and …

The Importance of Contracts: Wedding Photog in a Dispute Over Album ‘Cover’ Charge

<b>Update</b>: There are new developments in this story. Please see below.<p>There’s a dispute going on over in Texas that shows the importance of getting your …