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Google and Ray Kurzweil making chatbots that will allow for “interesting conversations”

Shutterstock<p>Can we really have a conversation with a bot? Voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now make a good attempt at it, but these are still clearly machines. Their level of artificial intelligence is far behind human intellect. But you can bet Google is working on improving …

Chatbots

JavaScript Debugging for Beginners

I set out to write a post about JavaScript debugging for beginners because I often see people struggling with this and want to help. I hope this post …

Wear Your Brooklyn Pride

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Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to unique vantage points is the reason to check in.<p>From Tokyo to New …

New York City

Brooklyn Neighborhoods Reduced To Code, Then Mapped Onto Stylish Scarves

How best to tell the world that you live in the hippest borough known to man? Perhaps a tattoo of the Brooklyn Bridge? Oversized ’80s-style spectacles?<p>If those accessories just seem <i>so</i> obvious, fear not. These scarves from retailer The Brooklyn Block take a way subtler tack. The designers–an …

Minimalist Split Wood Lights and Sculptures by Split Grain | Colossal

<p>Paul Foeckler over at LA-based Split Grain is making some pretty stunning lights and other sculptures using pieces of California cypress trees. The …

Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources

This new base material for solar cells dissolves in room temperature water.<p>News has emerged of recyclable solar cells that almost literally grow on …