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Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

The much-buzzed-about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations.<p><i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell …


This Is the Dawn of Brain Tech, But How Far Can It Go?

What distinguishes Elon Musk’s reputation as an entrepreneur is that any venture he takes on comes from a bold and inspiring vision for the future of …


Scientists Hacked a Cell’s DNA and Made a Biocomputer Out of It

Our brains are often compared to computers, but in truth, the billions of cells in our bodies may be a better analogy. The squishy sacks of goop may …

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A one-stop smart home shop to help you care for mom and dad

One startup wants to bring about a revolution in eldercare using smart home technology.<p><i>This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>Allison Dean Love was getting nervous.<p>She hadn't heard from her mother, Amelia, in a few hours. …

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You can now use any Alexa skill without enabling it first

You no longer have to manually enable Alexa skills before you use them. Just tell Alexa to open a new skill and it will find, enable and open it with a single command.<p>Skills have done to Alexa what third-party applications did to mobile devices a few years ago. They are part of what give …

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Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs

Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans? Last year, two leading economists described a future in which humans come out ahead. But now they’ve declared a different winner: the robots.<p>The industry most affected by automation is manufacturing. For every robot per thousand workers, …


Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research. Tom Hanks, for …


Malta's secret tunnels: inside the newly discovered underworld of Valletta

Malta’s picturesque capital has been used as the set of Gladiator, Troy and King’s Landing in Game of Thrones – but it is also riven by subterranean passages that go back to the legendary Knights of Malta. As the city prepares to be European Capital of Culture, should the tunnels be opened to the …


Amazon Alexa Can Now Help Diagnose What Ails You

Amazon Alexa users with health issues can now have Alexa call Healthtap’s Doctor AI to help figure out what’s wrong and direct them to act …

The 5 Leading-Edge Apps You Need To Know About Right Now

<b>“What Important truth do very few people agree with you on?”</b><p><b>~ Peter Thiel, Zero to One</b><p>2017 is in motion. Apps are being launched. People are …

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Why Elon Musk's transhumanism claims may not be that far-fetched

We must all become cyborgs if we are to survive the inevitable robot uprising. That's the message from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.<p>Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …


Best Alexa Enabled Gadgets You Must Get for Your Home

Amazon Alexa is slowly transforming itself into the best home automation operation system gadget manufacturers can look forward to. The CES 2017 was …

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How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of …

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Scientists are growing billions of blood cells in the lab

Jo Mountford is making billions of red blood cells in a laboratory in Glasgow. And now she wants to scale-up production. Big time. Mountford, from …

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