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In 1956, the racist governor of Mississippi started a secretive commission to fight integration

Abetting murder was among the misdeeds<p>“I have not the slightest fear,” said Mississippi governor James Coleman during his 1956 swearing in, “that …

Black History

These body hackers have stepped straight out of sci-fi

From eyeborgs to magnetic implants, transhumans are already walking amongst us<p>Every transhuman has an origin story. For Rob Spence, 45, a shotgun …

Singularity

Hey, Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using It

You intuitively know why you should bolt your doors when you leave the house and add some sort of authentication for your smartphone. But there are …

Information Security

Meet the iPhone X, Apple's New High-End Handset

The new iPhone X packs more new stuff into any device since the original iPhone. It's the most complete redesign of the product ever and even offers …

Phones

HP Z Workstations Dominate With Dual 28-Core Xeon Muscle, Up to 3TB RAM, Dual NVIDIA Quadro GPUs

We enthusiasts might boast about Core X-Series processors from Intel or Ryzen Threadripper chips from AMD; but for the professional workstation …

Laptops

Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation from facial images.

<h1>Introduction</h1> <p>Welcome to the companion website of the "Deep neural networks are more accurate than humans at detecting sexual orientation …

Machine Learning

Samsung Sees Its Best Note Preorders with the New Galaxy Note8 - Samsung Newsroom

<b>RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ –</b> <b>September 8, 2017</b> – <b>Samsung Electronics America, Inc.</b> announced today that more people in the U.S. have purchased the <b>Galaxy Note8</b> …

Samsung

How 5G Will Juice Up Your Phone and Your Fridge

The world’s next mobile network, 5G, promises that it will be blazing fast, make room for the growing number of connected devices, and even be less …

Wi-Fi

Cycle.js: A Unified Theory of Everything for JavaScript

<i>Nick Johnstone on what makes Cycle special, the two-year long ‘weekend project’, great community engagement, and the future of programming.</i><p>How did …

JavaScript

Chrome 61 arrives with JavaScript modules and WebUSB support

Google has launched Chrome 61 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include JavaScript modules and WebUSB support, among other developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or download it directly from …

JavaScript

How I failed to replicate an $86 million project in 1 line of code

When an experiment with existing open source technology just cherry-picks results to make it look good<p>The Medium article “<i>How I replicated an $86</i> …

Programming

Top 10 websites for Programmers to learn coding

September 2, 2017<p>In every industry, there are at least a handful of experts considered authorities on the subject. Most have a blog or website, …

Programming

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Everything you need to know | ZDNet

Google is rumored to partner with HTC and LG for its next iteration of the Pixel lineup. Here's a round up of the latest rumors.<p>Google released its …

Mobile Technology

Half of digital media time is spent in five apps

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>More than half of all time spent in digital media is within users’ top five apps, according to comScore’s 2017 US Mobile App Report. Users spend 90% of their mobile …

Digital Media

Google Chrome could soon let you mute annoyingly noisy websites

Websites that auto-load videos with sound may soon be a thing of the past — or, at least, your days of having to put up with them could be.<p>That’s because Google is testing a new option that lets users permanently mute a website within the Chrome Browser.<p>Noisy websites have long been a pain. Chrome …

Google

A new machine learning app for reporting on hate in America

Hate crimes in America have historically been difficult to track since there is very little official data collected. What data does exist is …

Silicon Valley’s wealthy elite have made social inequality worse

San Francisco used to be a place for radicalism – now everyone’s too busy working or being priced out<p>Silicon Valley looks like a cross between Milton Keynes and the set of the <i>Stepford Wives</i>. Row after row of ordinary houses and picket fences, clustered in villages notable only for the …

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The tech industry is hiring Israeli engineers as fast as the army can produce them

United Airlines started a three-flights-per-week service from San Francisco to Tel Aviv last year. It was so popular that the carrier now runs the route every day, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.<p>It’s another sign of the insatiable global demand for technology talent, with former Israeli army …

Tel Aviv

Why You Rarely Hear About Net Neutrality On MSNBC

Net Neutrality

Why we need Net Neutrality & what you can do to save it - FCC Title II

Net Neutrality - What a Closed Internet Means - Extra Credits

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality

The new Advertiser friendly YouTube

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Censorship and Pay to Win Microtransactions

Nvidia, stop being a DICK

Ultra Settings Suck

Unity: Good Enough for Bad Games

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