Christopher Wellbelove

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'Westworld' science adviser shares his vision of robots and the future of AI

Technology<p>Will thinking bots like the ones on HBO's hit series ever be a thing?<p>PALO ALTO, Calif. — Fans of the HBO series "Westworld" know that it doesn't shy away from big and often mind-bending themes. From questions about robot consciousness to the ethics of artificial intelligence, the show has …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook says it will kick off scammy advertisers if enough users report them

An ad for pants pops up on your Facebook feed. You’ve never heard of the brand, but you like the style, so you click the ad. It takes you to a website filled with typos. The fabric is a mysterious blend. You hesitate, but you buy them anyway. Sometimes, these random online buys turn out as …

AdTech

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Facebook denies building eye-tracking software but says if it ever does, it will keep privacy in mind

Facebook denied building eye-tracking software in its response to questions from Congress released Monday but said if it ever did build out the …

Google will block Chrome extension installs outside its Web Store

Google will block inline Chrome extension installation on all platforms starting this summer, which means no more sideloading from developers' or random websites. The tech giant said the descriptions and feature lists in the Chrome Web Store are instrumental in helping people make informed …

Google

ZTE isn't safe yet: Trump will reportedly try to stop Senate bid to kill deal

Senate Democrats and Republicans don't often work together. But they're joining forces to undo a deal that saves Chinese smartphone maker ZTE.<p>Senators plan to add a provision that would ban US suppliers from selling to ZTE to the National Defense Authorization Act, according to The Wall Street …

The world’s fastest supercomputer is back in America

Meet Summit<p>Last week, the US Department of Energy and IBM unveiled Summit, America’s latest supercomputer, which is expected to bring the title of the world’s most powerful computer back to America from China, which currently holds the mantle with its Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer.<p>With a peak …

Supercomputers

Facebook responds in writing to Congress' questions from Zuckerberg's testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a lot of questions when he testified before Congress in April. A common answer over the course of the 10-hour grilling: He'd have his team "get back to" lawmakers with answers.<p>On Monday, Congress released the social network's written responses to those …

Tesla to cut 9% of jobs in 'difficult but necessary' reorganization

Tesla told employees Tuesday it will cut about 9 percent of its workforce, trimming mostly salaried positions.<p>Since the start of the year, Tesla has …

6 Social Media Monitoring Tools for Managing Your Online Presence

Employ these services to help you see what people are saying about your brand online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social listening has been a major marketing strategy in the recent years, but primarily for larger brands. It's not that smaller businesses didn't need …

Social Media

Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic

But can they succeed despite their essential dorkiness?<p>They would understand my plight in Old Europe. In ancient, barbaric days when local vassals managed petite armies, brute knights often swept into villages, declaring the inhabitants subject to new laws and new lords before riding off again with …

Scooters

Facebook will remove the Trending topics section next week

Facebook will remove the Trending news box that’s sat to the right of the desktop News Feed for the last four years, the company said today. The removal comes after years of criticism around how Facebook picked stories to sit in the Trending box, not to mention more than a year of struggles with …

Google launches video doorbell with facial recognition in UK

Google’s facial recognition video doorbell, the Nest Hello, is launching in the UK to challenge Amazon’s Ring.<p>Initially released in the US in March, Nest Hello is the first of Google’s new home security product lineup to make it to the UK, ahead of its Nest Secure alarm system.<p>Nest Hello is a £229 …

Apple, Microsoft, Google collaborate on new universal standard for Braille displays

The goal is to make using Braille displays a simple plug-and-play process<p>The USB Implementers Forum — a group that includes major tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google — has announced a new USB HID (Human Interface Device) standard for Braille displays. That may not sound like much, but …

Google's testing a new app that takes the pain out of the NYC subway

The subway system is both the best and worst thing about living in NYC. As convenient and practical as it is, it’s also prone to interminable delays, rerouting, annoying passengers/performers and general unpleasantness. Though I think we New Yorkers tend to take it for granted, there’s no question …

Rumors about Apple’s AR glasses just won’t go away

Apple is expected to launch a few products in the coming years, unlike anything it ever made. The list includes a pair of augmented reality glasses …

Microsoft’s Android launcher now lets you track your kid’s location and app usage

Microsoft is bringing a new location-tracking feature to its Android launcher app. Available in preview, the new family tracking feature lets Microsoft Launcher users track the last known location of their family members. The launcher also includes an activity report of what apps are being used on …

Amazing picture of Chinese architecture

Born in Belgium, Kris Provoost is an architect bases in China, specifically in Shanghai. In parallel with his job, he spent nearly seven years doing …

VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo

Evacuation by drone could soon appear on the readiness checklists of rescue and first responder groups worldwide. Tactical Robotics’ Cormorant …

Google Home speakers outsell Amazon Echo in first quarter of 2018

For the first time ever, Google Home devices have outsold Amazon Echo devices. Canalys reports that in the first quarter of 2018, Google sold 3.2 …

'Amazon Tax' Proposed In New Zealand

A proposed tax in New Zealand could add taxes to books and other goods bought online. The tax, known colloquially as the “Amazon Tax,” would go into effect in October of 2019 and would apply to sales under $400 completed online. It was proposed this month.<p>The tax would, of course, be a boon for …

North Dakota

London launches world’s first contactless payment scheme for street performers

Here’s a casualty of the cashless society you might not have previously thought of: the humble street performer. After all, if more of us are paying our way with smartphones and contactless cards, how can we give spare change to musicians on the subway? London has one solution: a new scheme that …

Smartwatches

Starbucks’s mobile payments system is so popular in the U.S., it has more users than Apple’s or Google’s

New estimates predict that it will stay that way.<p>By the end of this year, a quarter of U.S. smartphone users — 55 million people — over the age of 14 will make an in-store mobile payment. More than 40 percent of those people will have done so through Starbucks’s mobile payments app, according to …

UK to introduce internet safety laws within 'next couple of years'

The UK government is acting on its vow to make the internet safer... whether or not companies like the idea. In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper, Digital Secretary Matt Hancock has unveiled plans for online safety laws that will tackle cyberbullying, child exploitation, extremism and …

Privacy

YouTube is experimenting with channel sponsorship and Patreon should be worried

Cutting out the middleman<p>For many, the YouTube gold rush is over, and has been for some time. There are a whole bunch of reasons for this, not least …

Internet

Mobile banking to 'overtake online services' by 2019

Rural areas and coastal towns are predicted to see the biggest increase in mobile users between now and 2023<p>The popularity of mobile banking apps is …

Microsoft buys AI startup to make Cortana sound less like a robot

Microsoft has acquired AI startup Semantic Machines in a move that could eventually bring more human-sounding responses to its digital assistant, Cortana, and chatbots.<p>The Berkeley-based startup boasts a number of AI luminaries, including Apple’s former chief speech scientist Larry Gillick, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity in three months

Facebook's technology is good at removing nudity and violence, but not at removing hate speech.<p>The social network said it took down 21 million pieces of adult nudity in the first three months of the year, according to its first Community Standards Enforcement Report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, …

Internet

Facebook wants to know which news sources Europeans trust

In January, Facebook announced that it would begin tackling the problem of fake news by asking US users which outlets they deemed trustworthy. Doing so consists of a very simple two-part survey that asks users if they recognize a website and how much they trust it -- entirely, a lot, somewhat, …

News Industry

Apple finds greener way to produce aluminium

Just a glance at an iPad or Apple Watch shows how much aluminum Apple uses. The traditional method for producing this material creates greenhouse gases. Apple brought together a pair of companies to develop a greener aluminium smelting process that releases oxygen instead.<p>The metal will someday go …