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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Climate Change

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, …

Artificial Intelligence

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

A 30-year-old who quit corporate life to earn 6 figures working remotely from a Mediterranean island shares his best advice on turning a side job into a full-time gig

In 2014, Mike Zima and his wife Irena were vacationing in the Bahamas.<p>"We were floating like ducks in the warm water, and Chicago was an ice palace we didn't want to return to," he told Business Insider. "We wanted to be happy when we come home. To be fair, Chicago has good deep dish pizza, but we …

Employment

I used the Google Pixelbook as my only laptop at CES - and it completely converted me

The Google Pixelbook is a truly excellent piece of hardware, as I stated in my review of it over two months ago. The refrain so often heard about …

Google

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

Google

Google Home will soon be what it always should have been

Boy, Google brought it home today with the Google Home, and they brought it with some sauce. It has been a while since I’ve said “Wow” out loud while …

Android News

BlackBerry faces steep challenge as it aims for turnaround

BlackBerry Ltd. has had a busy week — it debuted a new smartphone called the Passport and reported a narrower quarterly loss. But do those rosy …

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

Mobile

Anything you can do...

…I CAN do better. Because Babbage is, well, better than average. More moral, trustworthy, honest, dependable, compassionate, generous, law-abiding, …

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: World wide web needs bill of rights

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1059000/1059627_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522699673_b5f70a4c721f10115840983e8fc2e69d<p><b>The inventor of the world wide web has marked the 25th anniversary of his creation by calling for a 'Magna Carta' bill of rights to protect its</b> …

Tim Berners Lee

The web at 25 is under threat from government and business

Dame Wendy Hall helped build the web that has changed all our lives. Today she warns that without a new charter of human rights it will never reach its true potential.<p>Today the World Wide Web is celebrating a major anniversary. Twenty-five years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote his now famous proposal …

Microsoft’s Power BI For Office 365 Comes Out Of Preview, Simplifies Data Analysis And Visualizations

After more than half a year in limited preview, Microsoft today launched Power BI for Office 365, its Business Intelligence for Office 365 Enterprise subscribers. In combination with Excel, Power BI allows users to model and analyze their data and query large datasets with complex natural-language …

This Is Nasa's Plan to Save Earth From Killer Asteroids

What's Nasa doing about Killer Asteroids? Other than telling us to, well, 'pray'?<p>Actually, quite a bit. While we aren't yet able to send up cosmic …

David Cameron: 'I don't think Snowden's had an enormous public impact'

Despite widespread condemnation in the media of the surveillance tactics used by international security agencies, as revealed by whistleblower Edward …

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>And with this edition, another year of doing these emails comes to an end. I hope you will continue to read these newsletters …

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PlayStation 4: the hardcore gamer's console

Games will take centre stage with Sony's new console, the company's president of computer entertainment tells Tom Hoggins.<p>With Sony’s PlayStation 4 out in the United States this Friday, finally the next-generation of video game consoles is about to begin. It was back in February when Sony unveiled …

Cisco SDN news: new switches now, a controller later, and Insieme comes home

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Cisco(s csco) CEO John Chambers traveled to New York City for Wednesday morning’s launch of new products key to Cisco’s SDN …

A networking news frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The networking world is in a frenzy ahead of Cisco’s Insieme launch on Wednesday. Insieme represents the networking giant’s …

US spy leaks: How intelligence is gathered

<b>Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest the US government has undertaken mass surveillance operations across the globe - including eavesdropping on US allies.</b><p>The claims have led US Senate's intelligence committee to pledge to review the way the country's biggest intelligence …

Surveillance

Google's driverless cars are 'safer' than human drivers

Google's autonomous cars are better at maintaining a safe distance and breaking sharply than human drivers<p>Google's self-driving Prius and Lexus cars are safer than humans driving cars, according to the leader of Google's autonomous-car project.<p>Chris Urmson told a robotics conference in California …

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy Apple's iPad Mini Retina (list)

At yesterday’s Apple Event<b>,</b> one of the most anticipated updates happened to be kind of a letdown. Now granted, the iPod, iPhone and iPad, when first …

Everything Apple Didn't Announce At Yesterday's iPad Event

Two new iPads! Better MacBook Pros! The finishing touches on the cylindrical Mac Pro. OS X Mavericks for free. iLife. iWork. Apple announced heaps of …

iPad Air Or iPad Mini?

So maybe you've considered your options, weighed the pros and cons of switching to Android, but you just know the iPad is the tablet for you. Even if …

What Do You Guys Think Of The New iPad Air And iPad Mini?

A new iPad <i>Air</i>. It's significantly lighter, skinnier, easier to hold and faster all the way around. The iPad mini now finally comes with a retina …