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Microsoft drops Windows Phone by the side of the road, drives off

Windows Phone, Microsoft's mobile platform and the only platform that ever came close to being a serious competitor to iOS and Android in the …

Volvo vows to go all-electric by 2019

Hear that, Tesla? Volvo is on board.<p>The Chinese-owned, Swedish car maker has announced Wednesday that "every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an …

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Bitcoin just soared to a new $1,600 high — but the first investor in Snapchat thinks it could hit $500,000 by 2030

But the cryptocurrency isn't anywhere close to its potential, according to Jeremy Liew, the first investor in Snapchat, and Peter Smith, the CEO and cofounder of Blockchain.<p>In a presentation sent to Business Insider, the duo laid out their case for bitcoin exploding to $500,000 by 2030.<p>Their …

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out

Cash rules everything around D.C.<p>That's hardly a new revelation, but it's worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important …

Elon Musk Thinks We’re Four or Five Years From Neural Lace

Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and …

Singularity

Google's new reCAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot

Over the years, Google has utilised a number of methods to distinguish between human and bots on the web. Its take on the CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) test, known as reCAPTCHA, has required you to transcribe distorted words, confirm Street …

Machine Learning

Are We Gonna Say Goodbye To SEO Soon?

The SEO landscape we all know is changing as we speak. Google is working on changes to its search algorithms that marketers need to know about and …

Marketing

Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Gates says

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.<p>“Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, Social …

Trump’s Refugee Ban Is Causing Chaos, Protests, and Detentions at Airports

Asylum-seekers and ordinary travelers from around the world—including dual citizens and U.S. green card holders—faced detention and were denied entry to the United States on Saturday.<p>Asylum-seekers and ordinary travelers from around the world—including dual citizens and U.S. green card …

Immigration

Why It Matters That Artificial Intelligence Is About to Beat the World's Best Poker Players | Inc.com

If you've ever left a poker table penniless, you definitely don't want to go up against Libratus.<p>Built by a computer science professor and a graduate student, the artificial intelligence system is handily beating pro poker players in a Texas hold'em tournament in Pittsburgh. Two weeks into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Yahoo confirms new security breach affecting over one billion accounts

Yahoo just revealed that in August 2013, someone stole data linked to more than one billion accounts. Back in September, the company announced a 2014 security breach affecting some 500 million users, however, it believes these two incidents are "likely distinct." Additionally, the company says that …

Yahoo

Evernote Employees Can Read Your Notes, and There's No Way to Opt-Out

Evernote just posted an update to its Privacy Policy that details how the company will make use of some new machine learning tools. In order for …

Machine Learning

HTML5 is the next $100 billion game platform

We believe over the next 12 months, billions of mobile messenger users will become prolific consumers of games and apps using HTML5 and messenger bots. This has the potential to be the most important and lucrative platform ever made available to developers and marketers — it is orders of magnitude …

This space engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway.

NASA scientists have been daydreaming about a new kind of engine that could carry astronauts to Mars in 70 days without burning any fuel. Now, in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power, they say that it might really work.<p>The paper, written by scientists at NASA's …

Physics

Convict-spotting algorithm criticised

<b>An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.</b><p>Researchers trained an algorithm using more than 1,500 photos of Chinese citizens, hundreds of them convicts.<p>They said the program was then able to correctly identify criminals in further …

93% of Investors Say AI Will Destroy Jobs, Governments Not Prepared

224 global investors with more than $100 billion of investable capital say that governments are not prepared for the coming of artificial intelligence and the massive job loss that, they say, will result.<p>Web Summit, the massive technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, polled 224 investors …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Thinks Automation Will Lead to a Universal Basic Income

In addition to addressing issues at SpaceX, Elon Musk spent some time during a Friday CNBC interview addressing how automation will impact the job …

AI isn't coming for our jobs, it's coming for our planet and will one day 'colonise the galaxy'

Jürgen Schmidhuber is painting an image of the future of our Universe. And it’s plain to see, we are neither a real part of it, nor is it our …

Self-driving car with passengers to be tested on UK streets for first time

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain’s public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging technology companies, carmakers and …

Google is building a new operating system

A page has surfaced on the code-sharing website GitHub about the new OS, called — for now, at least — Fuchsia.<p>It's not based on Android, the California-based technology company's mobile operating system used in billions of smartphones around the world, nor does it build upon the Linux kernel.<p>The …

An Even Bigger George R.R. Martin Universe Could Be Coming to TV

<i>Game of Thrones</i> is ending in two years, but George R.R. Martin isn’t done with television yet. In fact, he says an even bigger world is on the way. …

George R.R. Martin

Facebook's changing its algorithms. You'll never guess what happens next

Facebook is changing the way the News Feed works and you will be shocked by what it has done. Or, maybe not.<p>The social network is changing its …

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley quits Instagram after anti-gun post backlash, abuse

<i>Star Wars</i> actress Daisy Ridley deleted her Instagram account after sharing an anti-gun violence post Monday, which received some angry backlash from …

Playstation 4 NEO Price And Release Date Leaked

The Playstation 4 Neo is still yet to release. However, it may be possible that the leak on Amazon’s Spain website to reveal some information about …

PlayStation

Brexit: Europe stunned by UK Leave vote

<b>A wave of shock is reverberating around Europe as countries across the EU and beyond digest the decision by UK voters to leave the European Union.</b><p>BBC correspondents across the continent report on the reaction and the likely effect the result will have.<p>Biggest crisis yet for Brussels - by Chris …

Death of Muhammad Ali: Boxer died of septic shock

Muhammad Ali's funeral will be held on Friday in his hometown Louisville, Kentucky, a family spokesman says.<p>A family spokesman has described Muhammad Ali's cause of death as "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes".<p>Ali died on Friday at 9:10pm, spending the last hour of his life surrounded …