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Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Small Countries’ New Weapon Against Goliaths: Hacking

HONG KONG — Hackers in Vietnam have been attacking foreign companies and other targets for years, seeking information and using tactics that suggest links to the Vietnamese government, a cybersecurity company said Monday.<p>The findings, laid out in a report released by the company, FireEye, come as …

Cybersecurity

The Risk in Using a Public Phone Charger

<b>Q.</b> <i>Can a phone really get hacked by plugging it into a public USB charging station?</i><p><b>A.</b> If you have ever backed up your phone’s contents by plugging into the computer, you have seen how the USB port can transfer data as well as charge the device’s battery. The concept of “juice-jacking” has been …

Uber Has a Union of Sorts, but Faces Doubts on Its Autonomy

Uber was a pioneer in seamlessly connecting passengers and drivers through an app. Now a union-led group meant to represent its drivers is also taking an unorthodox approach — as well as Uber’s money.<p>The group, the Independent Drivers Guild, was formed roughly one year ago as part of an agreement …

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking …

Cybersecurity

Hacking Attack Has Security Experts Scrambling to Contain Fallout

Governments, companies and security experts from China to Britain raced on Saturday to contain the fallout from an audacious global cyberattack amid fears that if they did not succeed, companies would lose their data unless they met ransom demands.<p>The global efforts came less than a day after …

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

Tech’s Frightful Five: They’ve Got Us

A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realized something incredible: To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction — figuring out what to buy, which accessories I needed, how and where to install it, and whom to hire to …

Market Capitalization

FCC Chief Makes Case For Tackling Net Neutrality Violations 'After The Fact'

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to formally begin the process of loosening regulations that enforce the so-called net neutrality rules for Internet providers.<p>Ajit Pai, who became chairman of the commission in January, says he supports a free and open Internet, which rests …

Selling Your Internet Browsing History

Last month Congress repealed regulations that would have put hefty restrictions on Internet service providers. So what do these companies know about us and what can they do with that information?<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Congress last month repealed a set of regulations that would have …

Net Neutrality

Internet History Timeline: ARPANET to the World Wide Web

Credit for the initial concept that developed into the World Wide Web is typically given to Leonard Kleinrock. In 1961, he wrote about ARPANET, the …

National Science Foundation

Getting High-School Grads Into the Closed-Off World of Tech

A Silicon Valley program is matching young, lower-income workers with employers eager to diversify their ranks<p>SAN JOSE—On a recent weekday, an unlikely crew of 18-to-24 year-olds gathered in a classroom in an office building, proving wrong a mantra often heard in economic development: Training …

High School

Jobs in technology can be creative, women-led and non-conformist – meet the female trailblazers bucking the trend<p>When someone uses the phrase “women in technology”, what does it mean to you? Perhaps you picture a high-profile, senior technology figure like Sheryl Sandberg or Marissa Mayer. Despite …

NFL Draft Day: Analytics Emerges As New MVP

For professional football, it’s the busiest time of the year. Kicking off tonight, the NFL draft is a true sporting phenomenon – as the best players in college football await their selection to team rosters. But there’s more at work than measuring player performance across offensive and defensive …

Earth 2050

Take a look at the future of the world through the eyes of renowned futurologists and Kaspersky Lab experts

Canada: Here's How We're Preparing for the Automation of Human Jobs

Candid Canada<p>As automation continually becomes a larger threat to human jobs, Canada is taking action. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, …

Apple-Picking Robot Prepares to Compete for Farm Jobs - MIT Technology Review

Roughly $4 billion worth of apples are harvested in the U.S. each year. Startup Abundant Robotics hopes to suck up some of it with a machine that …

WIRED Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries Who Are Creating the Future of Business | WIRED

Next List 2017<p>20 Tech Visionaries<p>Who Are Creating<p>the Future<p>Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future<p>by WIRED staff 04.25.17<p>Illustrations …

Kendrick Lamar

Smart home model integrates Amazon’s Alexa technology

Entering a model home always feels a bit like opening the door into a fantasy world where every surface is pristine and every room is decorated to a level of perfection impossible for most of us to achieve. But when you open the door to a model home and it talks back to you, you’ve entered the …

A one-stop smart home shop to help you care for mom and dad

<i>This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>Allison Dean Love was getting nervous.<p>She hadn't heard from her mother, Amelia, in a few hours. There were no emails or phone calls. No one else could get in touch with her …

Smart Homes

Ikea’s poised to do for the smart home what it did for design

March 29th, 2017<p>Ikea can be criticized for using cheap materials and veneers, but you have to admire its commitment to tasteful furniture design that has — to a fault — raised the baseline aesthetic of the average dorm and living room. In this way it’s helped to democratize design, bringing a sense …

Creepiest pad ever, or the healthiest? How a data-gathering home might keep you alive

Home is where the data are.<p>Few other places hold the potential to collect so much information about you — and possibly make you healthier.<p>Researchers …

#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

What began as an attempt at a simpler life quickly became a life-style brand.<p>Emily King and Corey Smith had been dating for five months when they took a trip to Central America, in February, 2012. At a surf resort in Nicaragua, Smith helped a lanky American named Foster Huntington repair the dings …

Social Media

#ColorOurCollections Is Back, Turning Your Favorite Cultural Institutions Into Coloring Books

What’s better than taking in art, illustration and documents of historical import in a museum or library? Getting out your crayons or colored pencils …

The Digital Public Library of America: adding gravitas to your Internet search

Not only a hub for books, the DPLA made an API so anyone can build a reading room.<p>One year ago, a group of professors, librarians, and futurists …

Philly gets an 'Internet of Things' boost from $200K Knight grant

The $200,000 study grants the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation doled out Friday morning to Philadelphia and five other municipalities allows …

Unlocking The Value Of The Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) And Big Data In Manufacturing

Hirotec is a tier-one Japanese automobile parts manufacturer, supplying components directly to makers such as GM, Ford and BMW. It also provides tools and expertise to other manufacturers wanting to create their own parts.<p>In late 2015, the business began investigating the Internet of Things (IoT) …

Big Data

Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome.

The most creative community for kids in the galaxy. Use DIY to learn new skills and keep a portfolio.

Learning

A vision of crimes in the future

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in …

Exponential Finance Conference

Cisco Jasper grows Internet of Things reach, breadth

Nearly a year after it bought Jasper for $1.4 billion, Cisco this week strengthened the company’s Internet of Things reach by adding support for an …