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AMC gives The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands their own VR app

Ever wanted to immerse yourself in the worlds of <i>The Walking Dead</i> and <i>Into the Badlands</i>? — to surround yourself with the best and worst of humanity …

TV

Wall Street will soon be taken over by artificial intelligence, ex Goldman CTO says

Michael Dubno, a one-time video game developer, said all firms have between 5 and 20 years<p>Traditional Wall Street jobs are already being disrupted by …

Artificial Intelligence

'Tracking device' forces evacuation of hundreds of workers at Amazon depot in Gourock

Staff were told to leave Faulds Park and emergency services raced to the scene after the alarm was raised at around 8am on Friday morning.<p>Hundreds of …

Gear & Gadgets

BBC to Reinvent Programming With AI Assistance

Can AI help save the BBC? (via Geralt/Pixabay)<p>The British Broadcasting Company hopes artificial intelligence can help create “a more personal …

Machine Learning

The latest market research, trends & landscape in the growing AI chatbot industry

With messaging apps on the rise, chatbots are all the hype now. Chatbots are artificial intelligence systems that interact with users via messaging, text, or speech.<p>Many are deployed on chatbot platforms such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Slack, or text messages. Facebook’s expansion …

Chatbots

Black AI Workshop Becomes Latest Flashpoint in Tech’s Culture War

An event designed to encourage greater participation by black researchers in artificial intelligence has become the latest flashpoint in the debate …

Artificial Intelligence

I Tried It: My Co-Worker Shamed Me Into Watching Purple Rain

Prince

New National Anthem Petition Asks Trump Supporters to 'Show Your Patriotism'

Petition comes after Trump criticized Roger Goodell for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem<p>President Donald Trump and Mike Pence are …

Roger Goodell

The Republican tax scam is about to kick into overdrive

Last night the Senate approved its budget blueprint, a critical step in getting to the Republican Party’s most important legislative priority: tax cuts. Their plan now is to rush a tax bill through as quickly as possible so that opponents don’t have time to mobilize, of course without any input …

Republican Party

San Juan mayor: Trump gets 10 out of 100 for Hurricane response

<b>(CNN) —</b> San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said that if the perfect "10" President Donald Trump gave his administration for its response to Hurricane Maria was right, it must be a 10 out of 100.<p>"If it is a 10 out of a scale of 100, of course, it is still a failing grade," she said, speaking on CNN's …

Ricardo Rosselló

How Steve Bannon's Time In Hollywood Changed Him

If there's one constant throughout Steve Bannon's career, it's his ability to reinvent himself. His resume includes time in the U.S. Navy plus jobs working with Goldman Sachs; Biosphere 2, a Florida maker of nasal sprays; and a Hong Kong company that employed real people to earn virtual gold in the …

Steve Bannon

Federal health officials are scrambling to come up with a plan after Trump said he'll declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis

• <b>President Donald Trump promised a disaster declaration next week for the nationwide opioid crises.</b>• <b><br>Department of Health and Human Services officials were unprepared for the announcement.</b><p>President Donald Trump shocked federal officials on Monday when he said the administration would be presenting a …

Opioid Crisis

Turns out the government's airplane laptop ban was actually a huge fire risk

Remember that time the United States government forced a bunch of passengers flying from overseas to put their laptops in checked luggage? Turns out …

Aviation

Richard Spencer supporters arrested in University of Florida area shooting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three Texas men who turned out to support white supremacist Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida were identified Friday as suspects in a shooting involving protesters a short distance from campus.<p>Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, all …

College & University

Donald Trump is taking a keen interest in Preet Bharara’s replacement

Trump Tower falls under the jurisdiction of Trump’s next pick for U.S. attorney. So he’s getting really involved<p>President Donald Trump is getting involved personally in the search to fill United States attorney slots in New York City — people who may have to prosecute wrongdoings at Trump …

Donald Trump

Are the Mercers Being Taken for a Ride by Their Favorite Hate-Mongering Boy Toy?

That’s what some former allies—who’d like some of that money—are saying. “I don’t know what’s going to break the Mercers, to wake them up,” said one who’s worked with Milo Yiannopoulos in the past. “But I can guarantee you, that money is not being used efficiently. It’s basically party money.”<p>In …

Donald Trump

Kim Kardashian Reportedly Hit By Burglars Again In Bel-Air Mansion — Is She Ok?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were reportedly targeted at their mansion by a burglar who tried to make off with their cars! The perp was allegedly …

Crime

Hackers race to use Flash exploit before vulnerable systems are patched

APT28 threat group is moving fast in the hope that targets haven't yet installed a recently released patch to fix the recently uncovered …

Information Security

Body cams fail to curb police aggression

Police officers in D.C. who were given body cameras were just as likely to use force and receive civilian complaints as those who did not wear …

Law Enforcement

Google compensates Pixel 2 buyers who overpaid at pop-up stores

If you rushed out to buy a Pixel 2 at one of Google's pop-up stores on October 19th, you probably got a rude surprise: the Verizon reseller handling your purchase, Victra, was charging customers an extra $30 on top of the normal price. Unless you knew enough to haggle it back down, you paid a …

Google

The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent

Late next month, the first mass trial will be held for some of the roughly 200 people facing years—or even decades—in prison after being arrested …

Surveillance

If you unleash this tuned Mercedes, make sure your life insurance is paid up

With 515 horsepower on tap, the Mercedes-AMG GT S makes for a pretty lively driving experience. Mercedes even built its own factory hot rod version, …

Sports Cars

The 'Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse' Can Be Prevented. Here's How

With antibiotic resistance rendering many drugs useless, scientists are developing new ways to fight deadly infections.<p>The era of antibiotics that began almost a century ago is coming to an end. Diseases that were once easily treatable have become resistant to even the most potent …

Medicine

The “Fake Melania” conspiracy theory, explained

The idea of Melania Trump having a body double appeals because people have already created a narrative about the first lady.<p>In a world where white supremacists use a cartoon frog to help convey their hateful beliefs, the president is obsessed with TV ratings and feuding with the NFL, and perceived …

Donald Trump

End the week with 34 temporarily free and 16 on-sale apps

Article Contents<p>1 Free<p>1.1 Apps<br>• 1.2 Games<br>• 1.3 Icon packs & customization<p>2 Sale<p>2.1 Apps<br>• 2.2 Games<br>• 2.3 Icon packs & customization<p>The weekend is nigh upon …

Game Development

Taser maker tumbles on news of SEC probe

Axon Enterprise, the company that makes body cameras for police officers and the Taser line of stun guns, is having its financials looked at by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock fell 6% Friday on the news.<p>Axon disclosed in an SEC filing late Thursday that regulators were reviewing …

Policing

Commuter shuttle bus Chariot halts services in SF

Chariot, the commuter shuttle bus network that Ford Smart Mobility acquired in 2016, has halted its services in San Francisco. On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission suspended Chariot’s operating permit after the service didn’t pass three consecutive California Highway Patrol …

Uber

Powerful, small and quiet: MSI launches Cubi 3 Silent series mini computers

The two new Cubi 3 Silent mini computers are each enclosed in a 6.28 x 2.74 x 4.34 in (159.6 x 69.5 x 110.2 mm) aluminum housing that's topped by an …

4K Ultra HD

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational …

Cannabis

Finally! The Nokia 3310 comes to the US for $60

Nokia's retro phone will be in stores on Oct. 29.<p>If you've been mooning over the all-the-rage Nokia 3310 throwback phone, moon no longer. It's coming to the US on Oct. 29. The catch: The $60 phone will only work with 3G networks. That makes it fine for calls, games of Snake and the occasional email …

Nokia 3310