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AI Is Super Hot, so Where Are All the Chip Firms That Aren't Named Nvidia?

This week, several of the big brains in artificial intelligence met in New York to discuss technical and societal challenges associated with building …

Artificial Intelligence

Study: new robot overlords will take "only 9.1 million" jobs

Machines will "steal our jobs, but give us new ones," writes Cade Metz.<p>“While these technologies are both real and important, and some jobs will …

The Future

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

The 29 Best Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now

You may not realize how many <i>great</i> movies there are on Netflix right now, including brilliant documentaries about sushi masters, mass murderers and Bob Marley, and tons of movie classics you've always meant to watch, like "Sunset Blvd." and "The French Connection."<p>There are also devastatingly good …

Entertainment

Asus unveils new ZenFone 2 smartphone with 256GB of storage

The Taiwanese handset maker is expanding its line of Android smartphones with a new Deluxe Special Edition model.<p>The latest model in Asus' ZenFone 2 line is set to pack in four times as much storage as the previous model's maximum offering.<p>The Taiwanese electronics giant's new Android handset …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Word 2016 is getting collaborative editing for OneDrive files

Microsoft will now let you collaborate on Word files stored on OneDrive using the desktop Office 2016 suite.<p>While real-time co-authoring has been available in for Office Online since 2013, Office 2016 will be the first traditional version of the productivity suite with real-time collaboration …

Windows 10 can disable pirated games and illegal hardware

Microsoft can remotely disable pirated games and unauthorised hardware being used on Windows 10, according to the company's usage guidelines.<p>Section …

Amsterdam becomes a 'smart city' with The Things Network

Amsterdam is set to become a ‘connected city,’ with the launch of a new Internet-of-Things wireless network that will allow objects to transmit data between each other – and The Next Web is helping to bring it to life.<p>The Things Network is a first-of-its-kind system that uses low-power, …