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Otter app transcribes conversations like it's no big deal

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The UK government has developed AI so powerful it can block 99.99% of ISIS propaganda videos before they reach the internet

The British government has announced the launch of AI software which it claims can detect ISIS propaganda videos with 99.995% accuracy and block them from being published.<p>The Home Office publicised the release of the technology on Tuesday morning. They claim it will help small platforms protect …

Government (UK)

Reality Check: Does UK spend half as much on health as US?

<b>The claim:</b> The NHS costs half as much as the US health system, and cares for the whole population.<p><b>Reality Check verdict:</b> If you look at every penny spent on health by anyone in the country, then the UK spends about half as much on health as the US does. But if you compare the amount spent on the …

Radiation Therapy

A Ticking Time Bomb of Mercury Is Hidden Beneath Earth's Permafrost

When the mercury's rising in your thermometer, it may also be rising in the ocean.<p>According to a new study published Feb. 5 in the journal …

Comcast accused of demanding $3.5 million “punitive ransom” from rival

Wave Broadband says it had to pay big bucks to avoid losing sports networks.<p>A cable company that competes against Comcast says it was forced "to pay …

Telecoms

Hillary Clinton Chose to Shield a Top Adviser Accused of Harassment in 2008

WASHINGTON — A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate was kept on the campaign at Mrs. Clinton’s request, according to four people familiar with what took place.<p>Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time …

Government

Elon Musk's Management Style Proves it Pays To Be a Leader, and Not Simply a Boss | Inc.com

When you are South African-born American business magnate Elon Musk, you don't have to listen to anyone. After all, the 46-year old, worth an estimated $21 billion, is the CEO of SpaceX; a co-founder, inventor, CEO product architect of Tesla Inc.; and co-founder and former chairman of Solar City …

Customers

US 4G speeds up, as carriers battle with unlimited data

It’s been almost a full year since US carriers AT&T and Verizon launched their unlimited data plans in a bid to curtail the Uncarrier’s aggressive campaign to pinch customers. But the surge in all you can eat data hasn’t been without its compromises, as average speeds across US networks suffered a …

iPhone & Mac casing manufacturer Catcher once again accused of violating Apple supplier standards

Catcher – a Chinese company which makes casings for both iPhones and Macs – has been accused of violating a whole raft of Apple’s supplier standards. Catcher was one of the iPhone suppliers reporting high demand into this year, and is rumored to be developing a lightweight frame for a future Apple …

Wearable Tech

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Grab the Monet and Gogh: The Google Arts & Culture app lets you take a selfie, then compares it to thousands of museum paintings.<p>Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google …

Apps

Scoop: Trump's secret, shrinking schedule

ab76374a-6252-4570-a804-942b3f851840<p>Scoop: Trump's secret, shrinking …

Donald Trump

FCC Commissioner Clyburn guts anti-net neutrality order in extended dissent

FCC Commissioner Clyburn’s passionate dissent at last month’s meeting left no room for guesswork on her position on the Commission’s plan to eliminate net neutrality. But it wasn’t all she had to say. Yesterday, released alongside the final text of the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, is an …

Computers saw Jesus, graffiti, and selfies in this art, and critics were floored

The Barnes Foundation art gallery, located in Philadelphia, boasts a collection of famous work you’d probably recognize, whether that’s Vincent van …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

‘This is a game-changer’: New shingles vaccine dramatically improves protection

"It was like being wrapped in flaming barbed wire."<p>That's how Erin Bell, a 48-year-old nutritionist from Peterborough, Ont., describes having shingles.<p>She got shingles at age 42 and the itchy, unsightly blisters that stretched across her torso faded away relatively quickly, but the nerve pain …

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new treatments for infertility.<p>Speaking at the Progress Educational Trust annual conference in London this month, Azim Surani, director of …

Genetics

This AI-written pop song is almost certainly a dire warning for humanity

Lyrics

Comcast changed its website and net neutrality fans may not like it

So it begins. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent US telecoms from blocking, slowing, or charging more for certain content. Those protections are gone. What’s left is an assurance that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce the …

Net Neutrality

Trump has given North Korea “the greatest gift ever”

How Trump is playing into North Korea’s hands — and making war more likely.<p>The most important story in the world right now is how real the chance of war with North Korea is — and how cataclysmic such a war would be.<p>Part of the reason the risk of war is so real is that our understanding of North …

Reddit was a misinformation hotspot in 2016 election, study says

Researchers find a surge in links to controversial sites and redditors from "fringe" forums. The company's CEO says Reddit is “digging deeply" on potential abuse.<p>Angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill grilled Facebook, Google and Twitter lawyers last month over their companies' roles in the spread of …

Internet

The FCC disproved its own claim that net neutrality was an Obama plot

Among the many incorrect claims made by the FCC in promotion of its order eliminating 2015’s net neutrality rule was the idea that the Obama administration had exerted major influence to make that rule happen. While it’s true that President Obama publicly stated his support for the idea, the FCC’s …

Venture capitalist has a plan to unite the aisles on basic income

Sam Altman has been nothing if not vocal about his belief in universal basic income (UBI). President of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, Altman has led the charge in recent years to determine the feasibility of UBI.<p>And now he thinks he’s found the solution to …

Galapagos finches caught in act of becoming new species

<b>A population of finches on the Galapagos has been discovered in the process of becoming a new species.</b><p>This is the first example of speciation that scientists have been able to observe directly in the field.<p>Researchers followed the entire population of finches on a tiny Galapagos island called …

Biology

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.<p>It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the …

Russia

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and …

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

These crabs can grow up to 3 feet - and hunt birds, a biologist's video proves

There's a theory that giant crabs overwhelmed Amelia Earhart, dismembered her and carried her bones underground.<p>Speculative, at best. Sounds crazy, we know.<p>But so has almost every other horrifying rumor about the so-called coconut crabs - until science inevitably proves them true.<p>They grow to the …

One million account logins and passwords are stolen every month, says Google

Google has delved into the darker parts of the internet as part of a year-long research project analysing how cybercriminals manage to hijack user accounts by obtaining passwords and login codes.<p>In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, Google’s research examined three common …

The boarding of U-559 changed the war – now both sides tell their story

The top-secret breaking of the German Enigma code by Alan Turing, and the codebreakers working with him at Bletchley Park, was one of the greatest British coups of the second world war. It helped ships delivering vital supplies to the UK during the darkest days of the war to evade the packs of …

Royal Navy