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Apple Acquires Machine Learning and AI Startup Turi

Apple recently purchased Seattle-based machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi, reports <i>GeekWire</i>. Apple is said to have paid around $200 million to acquire the company, which was known as "Dato" until earlier this month.<p>Turi is designed to help developers build apps with artificial …

Hall of Fame

Why Snapchat should be very worried about Facebook's latest move

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app just launched Stories, a new feature that looks almost exactly like Snapchat's Stories product. Both let users post photos and videos to a timeline that disappears in 24 hours.<p>Although it's easy to make fun of Instagram's copycat move, it could have some serious …

Snapchat

CTO of Google's self-driving car project is hittin' the road

Chris Urmson, the project's chief technical officer, is moving on. Two other key players are also reportedly leaving.<p>Google's self-driving car project is losing its CTO, and two other key employees are reportedly also leaving.<p>Chris Urmson, the project's chief technical officer, announced his …

Driverless Cars

US reportedly elevates the role of Cyber Command

Now that the US treats cyberwarfare as a staple of its combat operations, it's ready to raise the prominence of its internet warriors. <i>Reuters</i> sources say that the Obama administration is planning to elevate Cyber Command, turning it into a "unified command" that's just as crucial as a major …

NFL

IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia

IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at <i>Jeopardy</i> to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman's rare form of leukemia that had been …

Comedians
Alzheimer's Disease
Soccer

Airbnb files suit against San Francisco over rental laws

Airbnb's long-running tussles with home-city San Francisco have escalated even further. The rental outfit recently sued the city, claiming that a new law requiring hosts to register their living spaces with local government before listing them via Airbnb violates federal law. Which law? The …

Leah Remini Is Reportedly Filming a Show About How Scientology 'Rips Apart Families'

This is going to be a must-watch.<p>Since Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013, she hasn't been shy about revealing details about what it was like in the secretive organization. Last year, she released a scathing exposé, <i>Troublemaker</i>, about growing up in Scientology, revealing juicy …

Filmmaking

Everything You Know About Siri Is Wrong

“Think different” was an iconic tagline that helped define Apple for years. “A thousand songs in your pocket” was another solid slug that sold iPods …

Phil Schiller

Suge Knight Sues Singers Chris Brown, Pia Mia for Not Protecting Him in 2014 Shooting

Rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight has sued rapper Chris Brown, singer Pia Mia and a West Hollywood, California, nightclub in connection with a shooting that left him with seven gunshot wounds, according to court documents made public Monday.<p>The four-page civil lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles …

Chris Brown
NFL

Draymond Green Comments on NBA Finals Loss, Playing with Kevin Durant and More

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is gearing up for the Summer Olympics with Team USA but can still feel the sting from his team's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.<p>On Monday, Green spoke about Golden State's failure to repeat as the champion, among other topics, …

Basketball

Trail Blazers vs Warriors: Game 2 Score, Twitter Reaction from 2016 NBA Playoffs

A postseason cliche is that a series doesn't really start until the road team steals a game, but the clash between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers already feels over after the home team won the first two contests.<p>The Trail Blazers took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter …

Basketball

Apple will reportedly release new iPhone and iPad Air 3 on March 18th

Apple's planning to release the upcoming iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 on March 18th, according to <i>9to5Mac</i>. If accurate, that would come just three days after the rumored March 15th press event — also still unconfirmed — so Apple may skip preorders entirely for the new products. The iPhone 5se is said …

IPad Air

This New App Lets Your Phone Feel Earthquakes and Warns Scientists

Without killing your battery life.<p>Your newest app hums away in the background as your phone lies on the coffee table. The gentle thump of your speakers, the quiver of sound waves from a slammed door or a coffee mug set down too abruptly—these things do not perturb it. But as soon as the app feels …

Google Play

Jordan Brand Gives Kobe Bryant Air Jordan Collection as Retirement Gift

As Kobe Bryant enters the stretch run of the final season of his 20-year career, the Jordan Brand has come up with an amazing way to honor the Los Angeles Lakers legend.<p>It's a fitting tribute for a player who has had the sort of career the 18-time All-Star has had.<p>During NBA All-Star Weekend on …

Jordan Brand

AT&T to Begin Testing 5G, 10-100 Times Faster Than 4G LTE

AT&T has announced that it will begin trialing 5G wireless technologies this year, including lab tests in the second quarter and outdoor tests over the summer. The carrier anticipates 5G speeds to be 10-100 times faster than today's average 4G LTE connections, with reduced latency.<p>Customers will …

British teenager suspected of being a mystery hacker who stole CIA boss emails

The 16-year-old boy was arrested in the East Midlands as part of an investigation in to the data breach of John Brennan’s emails last year.<p>A British teenager is suspected of being a mystery hacker who infiltrated the personal email account of the director of the CIA and posting personal details …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

How to play retro arcade games on your Apple TV

Want to play your <i>Mega Man 2</i> ROM on your new fourth-generation Apple TV? How about <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i>?<p>It’s a ton of fun to play classic console arcade games, especially if you have a few ROMs lying around on your hard drive and would like to play them on the big screen.<p>Here’s how to get your new …

Former NFL Player Lawrence Phillips Dead At 40

Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips died early Wednesday morning after being found unresponsive in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison in California, authorities said in a press release. He was 40 years old.<p>California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said that Phillips was pronounced …

Crime

NBPA Reportedly Files Grievance for Matt Barnes over Derek Fisher Incident

The National Basketball Players Association is reportedly coming to the defense of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes after he was suspended for two games without pay over an incident involving New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher during the offseason.<p>Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports …

Basketball

Al Jazeera to Shut Down American News Channel

Company blames closure—three years after its launch—on ‘economic landscape’ for media<p>When Al Jazeera America was launched to great fanfare in 2013, its then-leader boasted he didn’t have to worry too much about profits.<p>After all, the cable news channel was backed by the oil-and-gas-rich government …

Trading

Lawrence Phillips, imprisoned ex-NFL rusher, dies in suspected suicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lawrence Phillips, an imprisoned former NFL running back who was awaiting trial on charges of killing his cellmate last year, died Wednesday morning after being found unresponsive in his prison cell, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.<p>The death of Phillips, 40, …

Crime

Apple Steps Back From Its iAd Advertising Business

Six years after launching its advertising platform, Apple is moving to phase out its in-house iAd sales team in favor of a new publisher-driven system.<p>Announcing Apple’s first foray into advertising back in 2010, company co-founder Steve Jobs promised a new vision of mobile advertising. The current …