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Buffett Might Have Shortchanged His Prediction for the Dow

It is hard to decide which segment of Warren Buffett’s appearance at the Forbes 100 Party was the highlight:<p>A) Was it his duet with Stevie Wonder? …

Investing

No, you aren't a 'visual' learner

The idea that people have different styles of learning — that the visually inclined do best by seeing new information, for example, or others by …

Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

This ostrich robot doesn't need to think to run

This tiny ostrich bot, unlike rival robots, doesn't use computers and sensors to balance. It manages to keep running (at up to 10 mph) thanks to dynamic stability inherent in its design. Jerry Pratt, the senior research scientist at IHMC who leads the team developing the Planar Elliptical Runner …

In the World of A.I. Ethics, the Answers Are Murky

The top minds in computer science are acting before it's too late.<p>The year is 2021. Your iPhone 10 buzzes. It’s your money managing app, powered by …

Artificial Intelligence

Terrifying AI learns to mimic your voice in under 60 seconds

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that …

Mission Impossible

The four great myths of Gonski - why Christopher Pyne was right

Wrong. "The Gonski report did not see <i>additional</i> funding as the key to improving Australian education. It's most critical recommendations were about …

Australia

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. …

German researchers smash wireless speed record

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Anyone will tell you that if you really want great internet speeds, you have to hardwire in. But German researchers have …

Cisco Checks on the Cloud and Confirms That It’s Getting Bigger

Ever heard of a zettabyte? I’m going to use that word a few times in this story, so it will probably help if I define it first.<p>You know its smaller …

A plan to turn every lightbulb into an ultra-fast alternative to Wi-Fi

Current wireless networks have a problem: The more popular they become, the slower they are. Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai have just become the latest to demonstrate a technology that transmits data as light instead of radio waves, which gets around the congestion issue and could be …

Nearly 75 Percent of the UK Can Now Access 30Mbps+ Broadband Speeds

The UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom has revealed that nearly three quarters (73 percent) of the UK can now access ‘superfast’ broadband speeds of 30Mbps or above, marking a nearly 10 percent increase since 2012.<p>Revealed today in Ofcom’s annual Infrastructure Report update, which used data collected up …