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Our Computers Are Learning How to Code Themselves

Our Computers Are Learning How to Code Themselves

Ben Delanoy March 15, 2017 0

Those of you who followed the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” know that one of the things that made an artificially intelligent (AI) host in the show truly intelligent, so to speak, was the

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Why Do Tech Companies Favor Youth Over Experience?

Why Do Tech Companies Favor Youth Over Experience?

Ben Delanoy March 15, 2017 0

Women are poorly represented in technology, as are minorities – but while white men continue to get all the advantages (and I say that as a hereditary member of that particular club), one thing

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You Can Hack Phones, Computers & Cars With Music

You Can Hack Phones, Computers & Cars With Music

Ben Delanoy March 15, 2017 0

A new study from researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina has found that accelerometers, the motion-sensing chips used in phones, tablets, computers, cars and medical equipment, can be

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Multiple SXSW Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S.

Multiple SXSW Bands Denied Entry Into the U.S.

Ben Delanoy March 15, 2017 0

Multiple bands scheduled to perform this week at SXSW in Austin, Texas, will no longer be able to showcase their talents because some or all of their members have been denied entry into the

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Read Up: “Irresistible” Takes A Look At Addictive Technology

Read Up: “Irresistible” Takes A Look At Addictive Technology

Ben Delanoy March 14, 2017 0

We’re all guilty of it — staring at our phone screens for hours on end, ignoring the world around us.

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Social Media Has Created a Generation of Self-Obsessed Narcissists

Social Media Has Created a Generation of Self-Obsessed Narcissists

Ben Delanoy March 14, 2017 0

In the opening scene to cult British movie, Trainspotting, the film’s protagonist, Renton (played by Ewan McGregor,) launches straight into a nihilistic, yet perversely uplifting, tirade against the spiritually bankrupt materialism that had triumphed

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Austin’s First SXSW Without Uber And Lyft Not Going Well

Austin’s First SXSW Without Uber And Lyft Not Going Well

Ben Delanoy March 13, 2017 0

Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft exited Austin last May, meaning hundreds of thousands of attendees at the currently running South By Southwest festival are seeking new ways to get around the Texas capital. Unfortunately,

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Study Says Up To 15 Percent Of Twitter Users Are Bots

Study Says Up To 15 Percent Of Twitter Users Are Bots

Ben Delanoy March 13, 2017 0

As anyone who follows social media behavior and the 2016 presidential election probably knows by now, Twitter is full of bots: up to 47 million of them, according to a new study from Indiana

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By 2030, You’ll Be Living in a World That’s Run by Google

By 2030, You’ll Be Living in a World That’s Run by Google

Ben Delanoy March 13, 2017 0

Larry Page, one of Google’s two co-founders, once said off-handedly that Google is not about building a search engine. As he said it, “Oh, we’re really making an AI”. Google right now is all

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The Lindlund Ruler Helps Translate Physical Drawings to Digital Ones

The Lindlund Ruler Helps Translate Physical Drawings to Digital Ones

Ben Delanoy March 13, 2017 0

Today’s graphic designers have a unique challenge facing them. If they’ve done most of their work on a physical medium, eventually they’re going to have to digitize it. But since digital displays use different

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Africa Finally Gets Its Own Domain Extension, 26 Years After The Internet Launched

Africa Finally Gets Its Own Domain Extension, 26 Years After The Internet Launched

Ben Delanoy March 10, 2017 0

More than three decades after the first domain name was registered, and over 25 years after the World Wide Web launched, Africa has its own internet domain. The African Union (AU) launched the .africa

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SXSW Releases Full 2,000+ Artist Lineup

SXSW Releases Full 2,000+ Artist Lineup

Ben Delanoy March 10, 2017 0

SXSW has finally released the full lineup of artists scheduled to perform at next week’s festival from March 13—19. The list includes 2,011 (!) acts, which span an incredible array of genres and levels

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