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Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Quantum Computing

Printing body parts in hospital shows 3D tech's growing reach

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three-dimensional printers are letting doctors in Minnesota make simulated body parts in a hospital and a Brooklyn startup create rocket engines designed to put satellites into orbit, executives said Thursday at an event hosted by General Electric Co.<p>The unusual locations for …

General Electric

Tech has no moral code. It is everyone’s job now to fight for one

It has been a tough two years for the technology industry. The 2016 US election was a turning point for what was formerly the face of upbeat, self-actualising capitalism. Today the common view is that a tiny minority has been making money by disrupting things at the expense of the majority. …

Artificial Intelligence

Curious about AI? Take an online class in machine learning.

We may not have reached the age where we can drive flying cars just yet, but that doesn't mean the age of AI isn't already here. You've probably been …

In pursuit of the perfect AI voice

The virtual personal assistant is romanticized in utopian portrayals of the future from <i>The Jetsons</i> to Star Trek. It's the cultured, disembodied voice at humanity's beck and call, eager and willing to do any number of menial tasks.<p>In its early real-world implementations, a virtual receptionist …

Artificial Intelligence

Coachella, Underground

<i>Gabriel Thompson | Longreads | April 2018 | 25 minutes (7,013 words)</i>This story was produced in partnership with The Investigative Fund, a project of …

Immigration

The murder that shook Iceland

The main shopping street in Reykjavík is called Laugavegur, “the way of hot pools”, because it was originally used by women hauling laundry from the town to the thermal springs two miles away. It cuts across Iceland’s capital from west to east, with the Atlantic Ocean below and, above, the …

Crime

Five Powers Of Curation On Flipboard On The Five Year Anniversary Of “Magazine Making”

At the age of five, we’re told to share with others, to speak up, create our own voice. And now, at the age of five, Flipboard’s curation community is doing just that.<p>Exactly five years ago we opened our platform for people to collect and share stories that reflect their voice, perspective or …

Russia Probe

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

Rude people secretly impress us, even if we don’t really like them

We don’t like rude people.<p>At least, that’s what we tell ourselves. The reality is, we allow them to be rude. On some level, we are impressed by their rudeness. So impressed, in fact, that sometimes we ask them to be president.<p>I’ve spent a year studying rudeness in all its many forms. I’ve looked at …

Psychology

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Stranger Things

Made in China: every new video game you love

The unseen labor behind the video game industry’s biggest titles.<p>End credits for video games used to be simple affairs. The closing credits of <i>Super</i> …

The Geography of Fashion: Why Scandi Fashion Is Becoming More and More Alluring

If you put the word "Scandi' in front of something, whether that's a table lamp, a cardigan or a simple bread board, it instantly becomes chicer. A …

Artistic retreat: bohemian getaways from Moscow

Nothing in classic Russian literature captures the idea of paradise lost better than Anton Chekhov’s <i>The Cherry Orchard</i>. The M2 highway going directly south from Moscow passes a few notable countryside retreats – including Chekhov’s own at Melikhovo (80km) where the writer’s modest estate, now a …

12 of the best British short stories you've never read

Short stories are underrated.<p>If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite …

Books

'S***hole countries': 61 beautiful destinations Donald Trump has insulted

Since becoming President of the United States of America last year, Donald Trump has had a fraught relationship with numerous countries around the …

All the new phones at CES 2018

CES

The trials of Jacob Zuma

By Andrew Harding<p>After nine years leading South Africa, Jacob Zuma's presidency has come to an end.<p>His rule was overshadowed by a series of extraordinary scandals.<p>This charming man<p>“He lives up to his middle name [Gedleyihlekisa]. It’s a Zulu name that means, ‘I laugh at you as I destroy …

South Africa

GQ's Men of the Year Party Was a Parade of A+ Suits

Every annual red carpet throw-down has its own unspoken dress code. Some events call for maximalist, "I might regret this later" rigs, others are all about timeless tuxedos and Gatsby grooming. Our Men of the Year party? It's killer suits and confidence for the win. Here are all the guys that …

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Cape Town

Jeremy Hutch's 1979 BMW R 80 Skyway Boardracer Stands Out from the Pack

Jeremy Hutch’s 1979 BMW R 80 Skyway Boardracer Stands Out from the Pack<p>in Motorcycles on<p>24 Shares<p>20<p>4<p>There are no shortage of BMW motorcycles on the …

Motorcycles

Bitcoin Is in Wild Upheaval After The Cancellation of the Segwit2x Fork

The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a complex shakeup this weekend, with a recently created digital token called Bitcoin Cash (BCH) up nearly …

CERN Scientists Find Further Evidence That the Universe 'Should Not Exist’

They "simply do not understand where the difference is."<p>When it’s not lending its name to the worst show on cable TV, the Big Bang Theory tells the …

It’s the Golden Age of TV. And Writers Are Reaping the Rewards and Paying the Toll.

LOS ANGELES — Kirk A. Moore’s sleeping pattern had landed him in the hospital.<p>Working two jobs last year — he was a member of the writers’ room on ABC’s “American Crime” and contributing to the upcoming Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” — Mr. Moore was getting by on three hours of sleep (at most). He …

TV

Longnan Garden Social Housing Estate

At Longnan Garden Estate, the architects were equally concerned with creating rich enclosed spaces as they were permeable courtyards. The design is a thought-provoking commentary on residential building height, density and comfortable living environments.

Surreal Cases of Bodies Exhumed for Science

From presidents to outlaws, many types of people have been exhumed to answer questions about how they lived and died.<p>Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí’s final resting place was not so final after all. His body was recently exhumed for paternity testing, making him the latest entry in a long list of …

History

This Is What It’s Like Inside Liberated Mosul

Iraqis contemplate their losses over three years of ISIS rule and war in what was once a relatively prosperous city.<p>MOSUL, Iraq — ISIS has cost Ziad Salem deeply: his job as a guard at the ministry of oil; his marriage to a wife who turned out to be an ISIS sympathizer; and his home once her family …

Living Rooms

Trump, Putin and the G20 Summit in Pictures

German History

Have no pity for May. Don’t forgive, and never forget why she must go

Remember her whipping up of bigotry, and political incompetence – that’s the status quo Theresa May wants back. It’s time for a nonstop election campaign<p>Having averted the most immediate threat, Theresa May is back in No 10. And after her contrition before the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs, some …

United Kingdom

Prefabricated lakeside cabin is a beautiful exercise in restraint

Family reunions can be loud affairs, a fact that one Torontonian family patriarch with ten energetic grandkids knows well. To secure peace and quiet …