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Tesla will make as many EVs in 6 months as it did in all of 2015

Tesla isn't waiting for the Model 3 (or the Gigafactory) to be ready before it kicks its production into overdrive. The electric car pioneer now expects to build and deliver over 50,000 vehicles in the second half of 2016 -- that's as many as it built in <i>all</i> of 2015. It hopes to make 2,400 EVs per …

Predictability is going through some unpredictable changes.

The 130-year timeline of telephone innovation describes a relatively steady rise as the technology under the surface was continuously improved, with …

University of California

Need faster broadband? Try posting your data via Amazon's big box

Company’s Snowball hardware lets developers use postal service to get higher bandwidth than their broadband service<p>Amazon has come up with a new system for getting huge amounts of data from your computers to theirs: send it by post. As computer science pioneer Andy Tanenbaum wrote: “Never …

Everything you need to know about California's new Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act on Friday in what the American Civil Liberties Union described as a "landmark victory" for digital privacy.<p>Here's a quick primer on what it's about and how it might affect you.<p><b>1. What is the Electronic Communications</b> …

Privacy

An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Pedro Domingos<p>October 10, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World”<p>Machine learning plays a …

Machine Learning