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Intelligence is the Red-Herring of AI

One of the most contentious aspects of AI is the meaning of ‘intelligence.’ No one debates the meaning of the word ‘strength,’ or belittles the idea that machines can be stronger than humans, or even tries to re-define mechanical strength to mean some mysterious physico-spiritual capability that is …

Artificial Intelligence

Design Patterns for Production NLP Systems

<i>This post is an excerpt from the final chapter of our upcoming book on Deep Learning and NLP with PyTorch. The book is still a draft under review so</i> …

Machine Learning

Devs are flooding to GitLab amidst Github Microsoft acquisition rumors

Last night, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft has acquired GitHub. The deal is still unconfirmed by both parties (I asked, they said “<i>no comment</i>“), but it’s believed Microsoft will announce it later today.<p><b>(UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced its acquisition of GitHub for $7.5 billion in</b> …

GitHub

Why Developers Should NOT Use MacBook Pro

About ten years ago there was an article claiming that “Every Developer should have a MacBook Pro”, which listed a bunch of reasons, for …

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2

Do you remember the Surface Hub? Chances are you forgot it even existed. And yet, Microsoft just announced a second version of the Surface Hub. The company hasn’t shared any specifications or price, but it won’t be available before 2019 — selected customers will test the Surface Hub 2 starting this …

BBC launches interactive voice drama for Amazon Alexa devices

The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story called "The Inspection Chamber."<p>Available now to Amazon Alexa users, "The Inspection Chamber" is a sci-fi comedy that requires the listener to use his or her voice to play one of the characters and influence the plot.<p>The story starts with a …

Amazon Alexa

How to install and use Monit on Ubuntu/Debian Linux server as process supervision tool

How do I install and configure monit to restart services such as Nginx/Apache/OpenVPN server when failed on Debian or Ubuntu Linux?

Best mobile games of 2017

That Sleek Ubuntu Desktop Mockup Is Now A Real Working Theme

Jovan Petrović's stunning Ubuntu 18.04 desktop concept is now a real working theme for GNOME Shell, and it's available for you to download.This post, …

What Netflix can teach us about treating cancer

Two years ago, former President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine initiative in his State of the Union Address. The initiative aspired to …

Cancer

How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac (In 5 Steps)

A step-by-step guide for making Ubuntu look like a mac, covering everything from GTK theme and icon set to fonts and desktop docks.This post, How To …

Apple Speaks Out Against Trump Order to Rescind Protections for Transgender Students

Apple tonight spoke out on U.S. President Donald Trump's move to rescind Obama administration protections for transgender students, providing a statement to <i>Axios</i>. The protections had allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that corresponded to their gender identity.<p>The Cupertino company …

Consumer Reports Reverses Course, Recommends MacBook Pro Following New Testing After Apple Bug Fix

Consumer Reports is out with an updated report on the 2016 MacBook Pro, and following retesting, the magazine is now recommending Apple's latest notebooks.<p>In the new test, conducted running a beta version of macOS that fixes the Safari-related bug that caused erratic battery life in the original …

2016 MacBook Pro Denied Recommendation From Consumer Reports Due to Battery Life Inconsistencies

Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro has failed to receive a purchase recommendation from Consumer Reports due to battery life issues that were encountered during testing. Battery life reportedly "varied dramatically" from one trial to another.<p>According to a new report that covers the new MacBook Pro, the …

Meet the Pinebook, a $89 ARM Laptop That Runs Ubuntu

The Pine64 Pinebook is an ARM laptop priced from $89. It can run Android, ChromiumOS and various flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu.This post, Meet …

Raspberry Pi

Apple, the company that now sells how many dongles?

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Not so long ago, I sat in a meeting with executives from a very famous company.<p>They all came in with their bright, new, shiny MacBooks, ready to connect their machines to a projector.<p>Their dongles dangled …

IPhone 7

MacBook Pro (2016) disappointment pushes some Apple loyalists to Ubuntu Linux

The new Apple MacBook Pro looks to be a wonderful laptop, but understandably, not everyone is impressed. The "Pro" moniker literally means …

Apple turns thrill into chill and our relationship is on the rocks

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>When you've been in a long-term relationship, complacency can set in like mold in a Florida apartment.<p>It's rarely mean-spirited. It's just a sense of boredom, of finding each other less than inspiring. When …

MacBook Air

Reactions to Apple's New MacBook Pro

We breakdown the new MacBook Pro's and the Touch Bar. Plus we offer suggestions for Apple's next TV Ad campaign.

Google wants to help iPhone owners switch to Pixel with new video tutorial

If you are an iPhone user, but have heard of these new Android phones from Google called the Pixel and Pixel XL, you might be tempted to switch your allegiance and get one of these new Android 7.1 Nougat devices. Google has you covered with a new video that shows iPhone users how they can make the …

IBM Says Macs Are Up to $543 Less Expensive Than PCs Over Time

At the Jamf Nation User Conference yesterday, designed for IT management professionals, IBM VP of Workplace as a Service Fletcher Previn talked about IBM's decision to start letting employees choose between Windows or Mac machines, the cost of PCs vs. Macs, and the resulting changes to the …

Google Unveils Pixel Phone, Smart Home Hub, and More at AI-Focused Event

At its media event today in San Francisco, Google announced a few new pieces of hardware, mainly centering around the company's artificial intelligence initiatives and the confirmation of a new pair of smartphones called the Pixel and Pixel XL.<p>Additionally, the company revealed the new Chromecast …

When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews

You can't judge a book by its cover.<p>It's an old cliche, but it's one that even the most cutting-edge tech firms might want to revisit -- at least if they mean what they say about diversifying their workforces.<p>On Thursday, Speak With a Geek, a technology industry recruiter founded in 1999, revealed …

Employment

Can a Pikachu drink your coffee? MIT video magic might show the way

Pokemon Go can make it seem like a cute Caterpie is sitting right there in your cup of coffee (eww). It's clearly just a cartoon image superimposed over the image your phone is capturing. But what if that Caterpie could react to the coffee, splash it around or drink it, as if it really were …

Augmented Reality

Ubuntu | HP® Official Site

Ubuntu for HP client products<p>Overview<p>With a global user base of millions, Ubuntu is the world’s most popular cross-platform open source operating …

Linux

OnePlus 3 oversells in Europe, OnePlus forced to halt sales

If you’re a member of the OnePlus community, you might have noticed that shipping estimations for the device have been steadily increasing since its launch. Today OnePlus revealed that this is because sales in mainland Europe had far exceeded the company’s expectations. To get caught up, OnePlus is …

Best OnePlus 3 cases

The OnePlus 3 may offer great value by sporting high-end specs and undercutting the competition in terms of price, but it is still an investment worth protecting. Especially considering the new design. That metal body looks great, but if we know anything about said material, that’s the fact it is …

How to set up the OnePlus 3's look and feel

If you just got the OnePlus 3, we show you step-by-step how to start customizing the look and feel of the handset's interface.

British Scientists Are Flipping Out About Brexit

Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. …

Great Britain

Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases

If you're anything like me, you consider saving money a sport. Of course, to get good at the game, you need the right gear.<p>Or, in this case, the right browser extension. Honey is a popular tool that can automatically dig up and apply coupon codes for thousands of online stores. But now it offers …

Shopping