Carolyn Warburton

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Apple Music: A final nail in the coffin for paid downloads?

In an excellent piece today, Popjustice’s Peter Robinson describes how Apple Music has already changed his buying behavior.<p>With Apple pushing its streaming service on everyone who opens the Music app in iOS 8.4, anyone used to buying music via the iTunes Store (yes, people still do that – they keep …

I, robot, take this other robot to be my wedded wife

If all humans can now get married -- at least in the United States -- why not robots? I should know about robot weddings. Five years ago, while I was working as StarWars.com's editor, I married R2-D2 at a "Star Wars" convention following a crazy, whirlwind romance.<p>It's not easy being married to an …

Robotics

The Perils of Automation: Google Photos and Racist Labels

A Google engineer has issued an apology after an automated Google Photos app labeled a photo of two black people as containing "gorillas." The issues …

Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statisitical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building public confidence in science is not to pretend that they don’t<p>Last week I wrote about a possible signal for exciting new physics, seen in data from the two …

Physics

What Really Matters: Focusing on Top Tasks

Digital is a space of endless replication. It has never been easier to create—and create, and create. People love to publish, but they hate to …