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Antarctica Is Melting More Than Twice as Fast as in 2012

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Global Warming

Read Google's AI ethics memo: 'We are not developing AI for use in weapons'

After Google's own employees protested Project Maven, a Pentagon defense contract that saw the company helping military drones gain the ability to track objects, the company promised it'd issue ethical guidelines about the use of artificial intelligence.<p>Now, those guidelines are here.<p>"We recognize …

Artificial Intelligence

The coming jobs apocalypse

Congress and the Trump administration have yet to create a coherent policy response to a widely forecast social and economic tsunami resulting from …

Trump Administration

McKinsey: automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030

In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention …

Economics

A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

The last few months have seen a rash of studies on a coming automation apocalypse, and analysts are moving to a few targeted worries about the jobs …

The Future

Automation reshapes national political debate

Even before the technologies of the future come to fruition, they're igniting ethical, economic and political debates at the Capitol and around the …

Universal Basic Income

Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

We're entering a new, robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

Carnegie Mellon University

Facebook kills 'trending' topics, tests breaking news label

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.<p>The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn't popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook's later …

Social Media

Microsoft executive Brad Smith: ‘If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to govern you.’

He also had some other advice for Facebook.<p>Microsoft’s Brad Smith has some lessons for Facebook.<p>“If you create tech that changes the world, the world is going to want to govern you. It’s going to want to regulate you,” Smith, the president of Microsoft and a 25-year veteran of the company, said …

Immigration Reform

Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US

A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.<p>A hacker has broken into the servers of Securus, a company that allows law enforcement to easily track nearly any phone across the …

Privacy

Tesla's Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features.<p>The 28-year-old driver of the car told police in …

Tesla

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

34 major tech companies are uniting to fight cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are a global issue that can cause havoc regardless of who's involved, and key members of the tech industry are uniting in a bid to fight these attacks. A group of 34 companies has signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, an agreement promising to defend customers around the world from …

Walmart reveals why it has robots roaming the aisles in 50 of its stores

Walmart's new robot fleet is having an impact on stores.<p>The retailer has expanded its initial test of its shelf-scanning robots to 50 stores across four states, including Arkansas and California. They're shaped like six-foot-tall roving towers on wheels and are equipped with cameras that can spot …

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over messaging

BlackBerry's tired of waiting for Facebook's friend request. So it sued.<p>The Canadian business software provider and former phone giant sued the world's largest social network in a Los Angeles court.<p>The suit, filed Tuesday, targets Facebook and its Instagram photo sharing app and WhatsApp messaging …

BlackBerry

Apple is reportedly working on its own high-quality headphones

The headphones could come by the end of the year<p>In a new report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that Apple is updating its wireless AirPods and is working on its own brand of high-quality over-ears headphones, which could arrive later this year, according to <i>Apple …

Oblivion Remake Mod Using Skyrim Engine Debuts A Gorgeous New Trailer

It's been a long time since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launched--almost 12 years, in fact--and the game's visuals have aged quite a bit. Oblivion looks like what it was: a game released early on in the life cycle of the Xbox 360, which might make it difficult for some players to return to. …

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

EA Has Charts To Show That This Year's Star Wars Battlefront Is An Actual Full Game

EA, a company willing to level with you about the deficiencies of last year’s sports games when it is time to sell you this year’s, is coming clean …

Zelda's Hyrule Historia Gets A Follow-Up Encyclopedia

Nintendo’s partnership with publisher Dark Horse has already brought us two outstanding volumes, <i>Hyrule Historia</i> and <i>Art & Artifacts</i>. Next April the …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

The Brain

Why I’m Not Quitting Twitter

I Just Can’t Quit You<p>Dear <b>Twitter</b>,<p>Hey — it’s me, <b>@twittner</b>. I guess you had a fairly rough week, huh? I just wanted to check in, see how you’re feeling …

Social Media

The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports<p>From its founding in 1932 until 1998, Lego had never posted a loss. By 2003 it was in big trouble. Sales were down 30% year-on-year and it was …

Steve Jobs

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.<p>Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of …

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon’s novel idea of fans just directly paying the artists they love is having its hockey stick moment. Patreon tells TechCrunch that in a year, it’s doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out $150 …

Valve is worried about the effects of Trump's travel ban

Valve Corporation is concerned about the Trump administration's travel and immigration restrictions, saying that the controversial executive order …

This gaming smartwatch has Atari classics built right in

Since we now have smartphones with us at all times, we can carry our favorite video games in our pockets. If you're a really dedicated gamer, though, …

Retrogaming

Nintendo's new console still doesn't solve Nintendo's biggest problem

Nintendo is considered by many to be the Disney of video games. Iconic characters like Mario and Donkey Kong are instantly recognizable by children and adults the world over, just as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are.<p>But that comparison misses a fundamental piece of Nintendo's history: games made by …

Nintendo makes its NES emulator the same way everyone else does

Simple is best<p>Nintendo’s NES Classic is, at its core essence, a Nintendo-approved NES emulator that comes with 30 ROMs. It feels very similar to the sort of thing people have been building for ages by running Linux on a Raspberry Pi — with the main difference from a conceptual standpoint being that …

Ghost in the Shell: See Scarlett Johansson in new footage

Scarlett Johansson serves a serious uppercut in the new teaser for Paramount’s upcoming <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> adaptation.<p>In the brief new clip (above) …

Scarlett Johansson