Shelly Palmer

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If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

NASA's new electronics can survive the heat of Venus

The integrated circuits withstood temperatures over 730 Kelvin for hundreds of continuous hours.<p>To call Venus inhospitable would be putting it mildly. It has proven extremely challenging to study in close detail, mainly because of its surface temperature -- a mean of 735 Kelvin (462 degrees …

Engineering

Wikipedia issues near-total ban on Daily Mail sources

As a rule, Wikipedia accepts most any publication as an article source. If the information is credible and verifiable, it doesn't usually matter where it comes from. However, it just made one giant exception. The online encyclopedia has issued a near-total ban on using the <i>Daily Mail</i> as a source …

Spotify Premium is now included with new digital New York Times subscriptions

Make news cool again<p>In its most recent earnings report, The New York Times Co. said it added 276,000 digital subscribers in Q4 2016 — its fastest growing quarter since 2011. To keep up the pace, the company’s sweetening the deal with free access to Spotify’s premium service with every new digital …

Spotify

Oculus Rift Sales: Facebook To Close Demos In 200 Stores

Facebook is reportedly closing down 200 of its 500 pop-up Oculus Rift demo stations across the United States. Oculus later confirmed the report …

Ebay founder backs tests to give people free money

The idea of a universal basic income has found growing support in Silicon Valley as robots threaten to radically change the nature of work.<p>Ebay …

Wikipedia just banned contributors from citing the Daily Mail as a source

The Daily Mail is one of the most popular newspapers in the UK, and the most widely read English language news website in the world. It’s also one of the worst.<p>Its journalism is a lurid cocktail of innuendo, bigotry, exaggeration, and straight-up bullshit. The Daily Mail is notorious for it. It’s …

DJ Trump is GREAT video mixer that makes Trump say anything you type

Trump-inspired apps should get their own category on the internet – but the latest one to is about to make Trump memes great again.<p>Available for Android as well as for the web, DJ Trump is a hilarious video mixing app that lets you put words straight into the President’s mouth. All you need to do …

It’s not just Google — Snap has a $1 billion cloud services deal with Amazon, too

Snap disclosed the deal in a revised version of its S-1 made public Thursday.<p>It turns out that Google isn’t the only company Snap is paying for cloud and infrastructure support.<p>Snap also has a $1 billion deal with Amazon to use its cloud computing services, according to an updated version of its …

Cloud Computing

They ain’t pretty, but these sensors helped me feel safe in my smart apartment

<i>Smart-home devices sometimes require complicated installation that just doesn’t make sense for renters. Plus, apartments have different needs than</i> …

Home Automation

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Artificial Intelligence