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A Protest Divided

The movement started by Colin Kaepernick endures, but its supporters are more fragmented than ever. This is the inside story of how infighting …

NFL

The NFL Chose to Tank Its Season Rather Than Sign Colin Kaepernick

Dave ZirinBillion dollar teams choosing to fail rather than sign Kaepernick is a scandal for reasons beyond wins and losses. The post The NFL Chose …

Football (U.S.)

The Shot That Echoes Still

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in April 1972, James Baldwin reflected on attending the funeral, and how King’s death signaled the …

Black History

Mysterious radio signal traced to dwarf galaxy light-years away

<b>(CNN) —</b> A mysterious signal that has confounded scientists for years has been traced to a spot in the sky more than 3 billion light-years away.<p>Almost a decade after the first fast radio burst (FRB) was discovered, an international team of researchers has pinpointed the origin of one such signal as …

Universe
Universe

The KKK And White Supremacy Today - 1A

What can history teach us about why white supremacy is on the rise today?<p>Author Linda Gordon illuminates the past in her new book, “The Second Coming …

Great Depression

Israel: African migrants told to leave or face imprisonment

<b>The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.</b><p>The migrants will be given up to $3,500 (£2,600) for leaving within the next 90 days.<p>They will be given the option of going to their home country or third countries.<p>If they do not …

Israel

7 hip-hop stars making America 'woke' again

<b>(CNN) —</b> The jury is out on whether hip-hop artists are making more political tracks in the era of Donald Trump or whether conscious rap — which has always been a defining component of the genre — is now in the forefront because people are experiencing an awakening and are more willing to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dakota Access pipeline protesters see bias after Oregon militia verdict

Activists at the Malheur wildlife refuge were carrying guns – but ‘if native people were armed, we would be killed,’ says an activist at Standing Rock<p>Support the Guardian’s independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member<p>Johanna Holy Elk Face couldn’t help but chuckle. The …

Justice

A Tale of Two Standoffs

On a cold January afternoon in eastern Oregon, Ammon Bundy smiled from beneath his brown cowboy hat at a young, bespectacled reporter before …

Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country

Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation by the Guardian reveals, for the first time, what really happens at journey’s end<p>default

Housing

Whoever created Bitcoin is now among the world's 50 richest people

When it reached a high of $19,771 yesterday, Bitcoin made the creator of the cryptocurrency the 44th richest person on the planet – if you go by Forbes’ list, noted Quartz. The problem? Even after eight years since it was launched, we still don’t know who that is.<p>Over the past few years, many …

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice-president of user growth, expressed regret for his part in building tools that destroy ‘the social fabric of how society works’<p>A former Facebook executive has said he feels “tremendous guilt” over his work on “tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how …

Social Media

Google leads in the race to dominate artificial intelligence

COMMANDING the plot lines of Hollywood films, covers of magazines and reams of newsprint, the contest between artificial intelligence (AI) and …

Trump’s visit to Mississippi Civil Rights Museum underscores national tension

President Donald Trump's 40-minute visit to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum concluded a days-long controversy over his presence at an event that commemorated a milestone in the state's difficult racial history.<p>Civil rights icon John Lewis, Jackson Mayor Chokwe …

Black History

“tmux in practice” series of posts

tmux in practice: a series of tutorials on how to use tmux, the powerful virtual server multiplexerExplore tmux and its tough questions and tricks, …

Linux

Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus

Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to <i>TechCrunch</i>, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once the feature rolls out, you'll apparently find a …

Lightning: The Bitcoin Scaling Tech You Really Should Know

"What is bitcoin? Can I buy, like, pizza with it?"<p>Asked by sports blogger Dave Portnoy in his inaugural video as a bitcoin investor, the comment cuts …

Bitcoin

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

Shoes

AlphaZero Annihilates World’s Best Chess Bot After Just Four Hours of Practicing

A few months after demonstrating its dominance over the game of Go, DeepMind’s AlphaZero AI has trounced the world’s top-ranked chess engine—and it …

Mathwashing: How Algorithms Can Hide Gender and Racial Biases

Scholars have long pointed out that the way languages are structured and used can say a lot about the worldview of their speakers: what they believe, …

Machine Learning

Elon Musk says Tesla is working on custom AI chips

Musk reportedly said he thinks the company’s AI hardware ‘will be the best in the world’<p>Designing specialized processing chips for artificial intelligence is becoming common for serious tech companies, and Tesla, it seems, is no exception. According to reports from both <i>The Register</i> and <i>CNBC</i><i>,</i> CEO …

Tesla

Alpha Zero’s “Alien” Chess Shows the Power, and the Peculiarity, of AI - MIT Technology Review

The latest AI program developed by DeepMind is not only brilliant and remarkably flexible—it’s also quite weird.<p>DeepMind published a paper this week …

Artificial Intelligence

Roy Moore is strangely nostalgic for slavery days

Dan Anderson/ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>When a candidate is credibly accused of molesting a 14-year-old …

Roy Moore

Gabrielle Union Slams Roy Moore For Saying America Was Great When We Had Slavery

Yikes! Gabrielle Union refused to stand by after hearing about Roy Moore’s remarks. She slammed the Alabama Senate candidate on Dec. 7 since he …

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Unico is a smart toothbrush that cleans your teeth in under 5 seconds

<i>Update 12/8:</i> <i>Unico is no longer on Kickstarter after raising over $1,000,000 in backing and has since moved to Indiegogo. They have also pushed the delivery date back from February 2018 to June 2018. We have reached out to the Unico team for comment and will update you as we get information.</i><p>Whether …

Google's Deep Mind Explained! - Self Learning A.I.

New Neural Network Tech Boosts Resolution Of Any Photo

A group of researchers from Russia’s Skoltech Institute and Oxford University in the UK has developed an almost spookily accurate way of restoring high-quality images from damaged originals using neural networks.<p>The system, developed by Dmitry Ulyanov, Andrea Vedaldi and Victor Lempitsky, is able …

Deep Learning

Photoshop uses AI to make selecting people less of a hassle

Masking a human or other subject out of a scene is a pretty common trick nowadays, but it's is still arguably one of the hardest and lowest-tech parts of Photoshop. Adobe's about to make that a lot easier, thanks to an upcoming AI-powered feature called Select Subject. Using it is pretty much …