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Fishermen claim that Siri saved their lives after their boat began sinking

While we love to hate Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, she has been hailed a hero by some fishermen in Florida, who claim that it saved their …

KGI pretty much confirms ‘premium’ Apple home AI product, going after Echo in H2

Both Siri and Cortana are strongly rumored to be getting standalone devices before long to compete on an equal footing with the Echo-supporting Alexa …

Apple

Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model

Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.<p>On Sunday, some of Facebook's research into people's emotional states while using the platform made it to the public. It's extremely creepy, and once again the company is apologizing for what it always does but doesn't want users to think about.<p>A 23-page …

AdTech
Privacy

Cyborgs at work: Swedish employees getting implanted with microchips

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created.<p>What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its …

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., …

Donald Trump

A Bunch of New Companies Just Pulled Their Google Ads Over Racist Videos

Yet more companies are pulling their ads from Google and YouTube because of fears the ads would appear alongside offensive content, according to a …

Advertising

Dutch police mistakenly pays €3M for Office licenses, court tells Microsoft to keep it

You can count on Dutch police to train eagles to snipe down drones from the sky, but don’t let them buy any software for you. Following a horrific administrative fail, Dutch court has ruled that local police won’t be receiving any cash back from Microsoft after mistakingly purchasing too many …

Selling

Jeff Bezos suits up in giant robot armor as Amazon prepares to take over the world

Looking for another terrifying 2017 moment to keep you up at night? We can't imagine why, but here ya go: Jeff Bezos in a giant mechanical robot …

Budweiser Aims to Brew First Beer on Mars, Plans Space Station Experiments

Budweiser has set its sights on brewing the first beer on Mars.<p>"The King of Beers" announced its "Bud on Mars" initiative — including a partnership …

Beer

This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

Einstein For Millennials<p>At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request notarization of aircraft worthiness for her single-engine …

Physics

Scientists Have Created an Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Clinical trials set to begin this year.<p>Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial …

Cell Biology