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Bill Gates Shares the 5 Books You Should Read This Summer

Bill Gates wants you to do some serious thinking this summer. For his annual list of the best books to read this season, Gates has selected five …

China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

China’s newly invigorated space program has some ambitious goals, and one of them is something that’s never been done before — landing a spacecraft …

Tencent's business is about as big as Facebook's thanks to its stronghold in China

Facebook owns the world.<p>Tencent owns China.<p>As it turns out, each market is worth about the same when it comes to the social media business.<p>Facebook and Tencent both generated almost the same amount of revenue in the first three months of the year. And, as this chart from Statista shows, Tencent's …

Chinese school uses facial recognition to monitor student attention in class

A Chinese school has installed facial recognition technology to monitor how attentive students are in class.<p>Every movement of pupils at Hangzhou Number 11 High School in eastern China is watched by three cameras positioned above the blackboard.<p>The "smart classroom behaviour management system," or …

Tencent: one of China's pluckiest ducks

Birds that stick their heads up get shot, according to a Chinese proverb. Tencent is one of the pluckiest ducks in China's internet swamp. Results …

13 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. For last-minute Christmas shoppers, here are some titles …

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Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

Litecoin takes off as Bitcoin corrects

Bitcoin has had a wild ride this week, starting out at $11,000 and surging to over $18,200 seven days later. The market has now started to correct …

Former Google and Uber engineer is developing an AI 'god'

The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech 'deity' as a way to improve society.<p>Think about how much we depend on Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa today. We ask the AI bot for directions, to check on the weather, and to dim the …

These 3D-printed Wi-Fi-connected gadgets don’t need batteries to work

Researchers have made plastic gears and switches that reflect ambient WiFi<p>Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a way to 3D …

Chrome 63 arrives with new developer features and V8 speed improvements

Google has launched Chrome 63 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Additions in this release include dynamic module imports, async iterators and generators, Device Memory API, among other developer features. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater or download it …

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Google AI built ‘AI child’ more advanced than anything humans have ever made

A Google supercomputer has created an “AI child” which can outperform its man-made rivals.<p>The incredible machine named NASNet becomes smarter through …

Encrypting Your Emails Just Got Stupid-Easy With ProtonMail's New Bridge Tool

ProtonMail, an email service favored among privacy advocates due to its automatic use of end-to-end encryption, has launched a new product aimed at …

AI is better at picking stocks than the stock market

One of the most notable success stories on Wall Street in 2017 isn’t exactly a human-interest story.<p>The AI Powered Equity, an exchange-traded fund …

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

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Google brings new AI, machine learning features to Sheets

With an infusion of AI, Sheets will now suggest a pivot table based a simple natural language query.<p>Google is adding new machine learning and AI …