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Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan buys food for homeless man

<b>Snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan bought food and drink for a homeless man lying in the snow in Cardiff.</b><p>The five-time world champion had left the Motorpoint Arena after losing in the quarter-final of the Welsh Open when he came across the man on Friday.<p>Student and snooker fan Matthew Lofthouse spotted …

Homelessness

The new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life

It’s so bad<p>I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer's black …

MacBook Pro

Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants

Far more than a simple hinge, the human knee is a complex, intricate mechanism, and a knee injury is a painful and debilitating of condition that's …

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

Backlash erupts after United passenger gets yanked off overbooked flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> First, the shock. Now, the fallout.<p>An officer is placed on leave, United's CEO is under fire, and customers are outraged after a man was violently removed from an overbooked flight.<p>"If they had just tried some diplomacy, none of this had to take place," passenger John Klaassen said …

USDOT

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

Chatbots

Study finds that iPhone performance is far less reliable than Android

According to a new research report released by the Blancco Technology Group, the failure rate on Apple’s iPhone is far greater than it is on …

Mobile Technology

Texting on Android will soon get a lot better

Texting on Android is about to get a much needed makeover.<p>On Friday, Google announced a push to bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging to …

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Is Dangerous To Use [Updated]

Do you use Windows 7? Microsoft says you are placing yourself in danger…<p><i>January 19th Update – Microsoft has now removed this article from its website. No explanation was given, but the motivation seems obvious: it was disingenuous scaremongering, and Microsoft realised it could not get away with it.</i><p>…

Software

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Colossal Self-Driving Mining Truck Has No Back or Front

With no human driver, this huge dump truck has no windshield or cab cab. It never turns around—it just backs up.<p>Semi-autonomous vehicles are becoming more common at large-scale mining operations. The huge dump trucks that ferry material around giant dig sites have featured unmanned driving …

55 percent of online shoppers start their product searches on Amazon

Google who?<p>Another year, another data point showing Amazon has surpassed Google as the default search engine for shopping.<p>Fifty-five percent of people in the U.S. now start their online shopping trips on Amazon.com, according to results from a 2,000-person survey commissioned by the e-commerce …

Google's iOS app now lets you lock incognito searches behind Touch ID

Google will now let you privately search the web in its core app on iOS. The ability to search in incognito mode is being added in an update to the Google app that's coming out today.<p>But the more interesting part of the update isn't incognito mode on its own — private searches are already available …

Microsoft is killing Yammer Enterprise plan in January 2017, will start integrating Office 365 Groups first

Microsoft today provided new information about how it will be integrating Office 365 Groups into its Yammer enterprise-focused social network. The Yammer Enterprise service tier will be going away on January 1, 2017. But Yammer itself will remain available, and there are many levels of integration …

Customers

Chrome to mark all HTTP sites as ‘Not Secure,’ transition begins with version 56 in January

Many of Google’s services are served over HTTPS, with YouTube and Calendar being the latest to offer encryption by default. With the majority of the web now moving to this security standard, Chrome will begin explicitly labeling HTTP connections as non-secure…<p>The multi-phase process begins in …

Google

Apple Is Reportedly Building a Snapchat-Like App

Apple is developing a video editing app that allows users to easily shoot footage, apply filters to the recordings, and then upload those clips to …

Ford promises fully autonomous ride-sharing vehicle in 2021

If you thought Google's steering wheel-less Prototype cars were a vision of a far-off future, you're in for a surprise. That's because Ford Motor …

Intel unveils Project Alloy 'merged reality' headset

<b>Intel has unveiled a virtual reality headset that allows nearby objects from the real world to be integrated into its computer-generated views.</b><p>It describes Project Alloy as being a "merged reality" device. One key advantage, Intel says, is that users will be able to see their own hands.<p>It intends …

Augmented Reality

Keyless systems of many VW Group cars can be hacked: researchers | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers.<p>A VW sign is seen outside a …

Diesel Emissions

Adblock Plus has already defeated Facebook's new ad blocking restrictions

Facebook's plan to stop ad blockers has already been foiled. Adblock Plus has found a way to strip ads from Facebook, even when they're served up in Facebook's new ad blocker-proof format. Anyone with a fully updated version of Adblock Plus should once again be able to avoid ads in Facebook's …

Digital Advertising

"A Honeypot For Assholes": Inside Twitter’s 10-Year Failure To Stop Harassment

For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating, what is the platform that declared itself “the free speech wing of the free speech party” to do? …

Social Media

Computer simulations point to the source of gravitational waves

Since the first gravitational waves were successfully detected last September by the earthbound Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), scientists have wondered what made them. Today, researchers from the University of Warsaw published a theory suggesting that they were likely …

Apple reportedly not supporting the GOP convention over Trump

Apple will reportedly not provide support or funding for the Republican National Convention due to Donald Trump's rhetoric. Sources tell <i>Politico</i>that, unlike Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, the company won't provide money or hardware for the event next month, pointing toward the sexist, racist, and …

Former NASA chief unveils $100 million neural chip maker KnuEdge

It’s not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup. Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, KnuEdge is only now coming out of stealth mode. It has already raised $100 million in funding to build a “neural chip” that Goldin says will …

Machine Learning

Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid car alarm 'hacked'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1246000/1246627_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527080159_cc7c1979f166f91823a1537b0f98a760<p><b>The alarm on Mitsubishi's Outlander hybrid car can be turned off via security bugs in its on-board wi-fi, researchers have found.</b><p>The loophole …

Mitsubishi

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Meet Zenbo, the Asus robot that costs no more than a smartphone

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook

How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just two pounds and 11.9mm (0.46 inches) thick. In comparison, the previous ZenBook UX305 weighed 2.64 pounds and measured …