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OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world’s top Dota 2 players in single combat today. Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle of a second game against a bot that OpenAI created, one that had been beating him handily.<p>The two squared …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to take a step back and take in all of the many accomplishments.<p>1. This week, …

Genetics

The Father of Android Is Back, and He's Built the Anti-iPhone

Andy Rubin wasn't ready to retire when he left Google in 2014. He certainly could have: After an illustrious career developing some of the most …

Vintage Programming Languages

For the last 30 years, C has been my programming language of choice. As you probably know, C was invented in the early 1970s by Dennis M. Ritchie for …

Programming

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

You’re summoned to court where a ton of evidence including phones calls, handwritten notes, emails and chat logs undeniably prove your complicity in a crime.<p>The problem is, none of that evidence belongs to you. They have been masterfully crafted by Artificial Intelligence algorithms that have …

Artificial Intelligence

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to …

TED Talks

The Dream Factory, The Amazing Story of the People Behind the Legendary Fender Custom Shop

The Dream Factory (Director’s Cut) by Ross Haines tells the incredible story of the renowned Fender Custom Shop through the eyes of eight master …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

10 Chuck Berry songs that inspired the rest of rock 'n' roll

<i>Editor's Note: Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry died March 18, 2017. He was 90. The following takes a deep dive into the best of Berry's music, beyond his Top 20 hits.</i><p>One way to illustrate Chuck Berry's importance in the birth of rock is to point outthat he was one of the 10 musicians chosen for the<p>…

Music

KISS Is Now Selling Air Guitar Strings

KISS, or more specifically Gene Simmons on behalf of KISS, has been working hard to create as many types of KISS themed merchandise as possible, …

Eye tracking technology will change these 4 domains

Thanks to advances and breakthroughs in hardware, software and artificial intelligence, eye tracking technology has progressed immensely in the past year, and is now drawing the attention of tech industry’s biggest players.<p>The acquisition of eye tracking companies EyeFluence and Eye Tribe by Google …

Augmented Reality

Are PCs finally cutting into Apple's domination of the high end?

Microsoft claimed last month that “more people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before,” following what the company described as “the disappointment of the new MacBook Pro.” As Microsoft continues to refuse to provide sales or shipment numbers, it’s impossible to fully quantify how well …

The first driverless bus on America’s public roads travels only 1000 feet

For a short three blocks in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, you can take a free ride on a self-driving bus.<p>The tiny, fully electric vehicle, called Arma, was developed by Paris-based driverless and electric technologies startup Navya. It holds just 15 people—11 seated, four standing—and shuttles along …

Las Vegas

WhatsApp design feature means some encrypted messages could be read by third party

Trade-off between security and usability unlikely to permit systematic surveillance, experts say<p>• This article was originally published on 13 January 2017. It has been extensively amended (see endnotes) following a review by the Guardian’s readers’ editor. You can read his findings here<p>A design …

Privacy

Ketchup Physics 101

The science behind why the ketchup struggle is real.<p><i>Cook’s Science</i> believes that ketchup is one of the world’s perfect foods. It’s salty, sweet, …

Physics

Iraq's parliament passes law banning alcohol

Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country’s Christian community who rely on the business.<p>The law, passed late on Saturday night, imposes a fine of up to 25m Iraqi dinars (£17,000) for …

Islam

How “Mr. Robot” Is Going To Reveal The Storytelling Possibilities Of Virtual Reality

Series creator Sam Esmail ensured the Mr. Robot VR Experience‘s authenticity. One of the tech gurus behind it talks about the collaboration.<p>“You can look away,” the narrator of the <i>Mr. Robot VR Experience</i> tells you, the viewer, just before things get awkward. And of course, you <i>can</i> look away. You can …

Collecting Windows 10 "Anniversary Edition" Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm a big fan of keyboard shortcuts.There's a fantastic list of Windows 10 shortcuts *inside* the Windows 10 Insiders "Feedback Hub" app. The in-app …

Software

Performers Frantically Trying To Incorporate Spewing Sewage Pipe Into Rio Opening Ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO—Looking around at one another with a mix of dismay and confusion while continuing their choreography, performers at Maracanã Stadium …

Rio De Janeiro

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule

When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it.<p>They came up with a new way to store computer programs, called “rope memory,” and created a …

hobbyist

How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space

Richard Feynman's famous diagrams embody a deep shift in thinking about how the universe is put together.<p>Richard Feynman looked tired when he …

Physics

Μας χαρίζουν ένα Κέντρο Πολιτισμού και εμείς το κοιτάμε στα δόντια!

Θα περίμενε κανείς ότι σε μια εποχή πλήρους απαξίωσης του Ελληνικού κράτους, η οποιαδήποτε δωρεά ιδιώτη να αντιμετωπίζεται με ενθουσιασμό. Ιδιαίτερα …

Juno probe closes in on Jupiter after five-year journey from Earth

To complete its mission Nasa spacecraft must survive circuit-frying radiation storm generated by gas giant’s magnetic field<p>Scientists are preparing for a bumpy ride as they send a spacecraft perilously close to Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.<p>The Juno probe is due to reach the gas …

Astronomy

Can Fantasy Films Escape Lord of the Rings' Shadow?

<i>This article first appeared on Den of Geek UK.</i><p>One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness …

Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

Have some dignity<p>Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning. Or another phone beats Apple to the punch by ditching the headphone jack in favor of passing out audio over USB-C. What exciting times for …

Mobile Technology

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Open-source geo is really something right now

In March a helpful Internet person named Michal Migurski tweeted:<p>Want to help @openaddr derive a parcel dataset for the US? I know of funding for a …

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones