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ExtremeTech
Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Storethe future to ensure that VR developers can keep investing in ground-breaking n
Oculus silently reverses course on its DRM strategy, removes lockouts from Oculus Store
ExtremeTech / Posted 15 hours ago
the future to ensure that VR developers can keep investing in ground-breaking new VR content,” a company spokesperson told Ars Technica. The company’s statements still seem to conflate protecting Oculus exclusives with helping VR developers build... Read more
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Ars Technica
How Comcast and Charter are trying to fix their awful customer servicemajor changes in front of a Senate hearing more than two years ago. Disclosure
How Comcast and Charter are trying to fix their awful customer service
Ars Technica / Posted 18 hours ago
major changes in front of a Senate hearing more than two years ago. Disclosure: The Advance/Newhouse Partnership, which owns about 13 percent of Charter, is part of Advance Publications. Advance Publications owns Condé Nast, which owns Ars Techn... Read more
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MacDailyNews
iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet – MacDailyNewsCheshire took the stage to explain new networking features in iOS 10 and macOS
iOS 10 and macOS Sierra: Networking for the modern Internet – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 20 hours ago
Cheshire took the stage to explain new networking features in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra,” Iljitsch van Beijnum reports for Ars Technica. “Soon the engineer revealed what developers can do to take full advantage of ECN, IPv6, international text in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
WATCH: New robodog fetches soda cans and slips on banana peelschannel to feature its latest robotic accomplishments. This time around, the sp
WATCH: New robodog fetches soda cans and slips on banana peels
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
channel to feature its latest robotic accomplishments. This time around, the spotlight falls on the all-new SpotMini. Ars Technica reports that SpotMini is one of the quietest robots that Boston Dynamics has ever built. Previous robot designs... Read more
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Ars Technica
Cable company overcharges might be even worse than you realizedobligation to address things our constituents really care about." Disclosure:
Cable company overcharges might be even worse than you realized
Ars Technica / Posted yesterday
obligation to address things our constituents really care about." Disclosure: The Advance/Newhouse Partnership, which owns about 13 percent of Charter, is part of Advance Publications. Advance Publications owns Condé Nast, which owns Ars Tec... Read more
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Inquirier.net
FAA requires ‘remote pilot certificate’ to fly drones(FAA) will soon require pilots of the unmanned aircraft to secure certificates
FAA requires ‘remote pilot certificate’ to fly drones
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
(FAA) will soon require pilots of the unmanned aircraft to secure certificates starting August. According to a report by Ars Technica, drone pilots, under the new operational rules, should be at least be 16 years old or be supervised by an adult... Read more
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Gamasutra
Sony agrees to potential settlement in 6-year-old Linux lawsuitsound reason for doing so for fear of the feature being abused by hackers and p
Sony agrees to potential settlement in 6-year-old Linux lawsuit
Gamasutra / Posted 3 days ago
sound reason for doing so for fear of the feature being abused by hackers and pirates. According to a filing discovered by Ars Technica, Sony has finally agreed to settle the lawsuit, promising to pay $55 to Playstation 3 owners who can make a... Read more
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Gamasutra
Sony agrees to potential settlement in 6 year old Linux lawsuitsound reason of doing so for fear of the feature being abused by hackers and pi
Sony agrees to potential settlement in 6 year old Linux lawsuit
Gamasutra / Posted 3 days ago
sound reason of doing so for fear of the feature being abused by hackers and pirates. According to a filing discovered by Ars Technica, Sony has finally agreed to settle the lawsuit, promising to pay $55 to Playstation 3 owners who can make a... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Lone Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Claims Responsibility For DNC Breachthe firm's analysis, at least not as far as a connection to the Russian governm
Lone Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Claims Responsibility For DNC Breach
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 3 days ago
the firm's analysis, at least not as far as a connection to the Russian government is concerned. Outside parties, like Ars Technica, looked into the documents posted online. One of the documents had metadata that led the publication to believe... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Lone Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Claims Responsibility For DNC Breachthe firm's analysis, at least not as far as a connection to the Russian governm
Lone Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Claims Responsibility For DNC Breach
KIVI Boise / Posted 3 days ago
the firm's analysis, at least not as far as a connection to the Russian government is concerned. Outside parties, like Ars Technica, looked into the documents posted online. One of the documents had metadata that led the publication to believe... Read more
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Breitbart
FBI Facial Recognition Database Ten Times Larger Than Promised, Contains 90% Non-Criminalsof accuracy.” That didn’t sit well with GAO, and probably won’t with citizens w
FBI Facial Recognition Database Ten Times Larger Than Promised, Contains 90% Non-Criminals
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
of accuracy.” That didn’t sit well with GAO, and probably won’t with citizens worried about their electronic integrity. Ars Technica notes concerns that facial-recognition failures could not only harass innocent citizens improperly identified as... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerit—left behind fingerprints implicating a Russian-speaking person with a nostal
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 3 days ago
it—left behind fingerprints implicating a Russian-speaking person with a nostalgia for the country’s lost Soviet era” [Ars Technica]. Or a person imitation such a person, yes. “Of course, it’s still possible that the Russian fingerprints were... Read more
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Raw Story
What the hell were these 10 people doing on the terrorist watch list?2005. Ibrahim’s case was “the first and only successful challenge to the terror
What the hell were these 10 people doing on the terrorist watch list?
Raw Story / Posted 4 days ago
2005. Ibrahim’s case was “the first and only successful challenge to the terrorist watch-listing program, which arose following the 9/11 attacks,” Ars Technica confirmed. Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpredi... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoftemoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the M
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoft
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
emoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the Mac operating system's emoji selector, as Ars Technica noted. American popular culture is widely criticised for its acceptance of violence but prudishness about... Read more
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WA Today
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoftemoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the M
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoft
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
emoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the Mac operating system's emoji selector, as Ars Technica noted. American popular culture is widely criticised for its acceptance of violence but prudishness about... Read more
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The Age
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoftemoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the M
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoft
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
emoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the Mac operating system's emoji selector, as Ars Technica noted. American popular culture is widely criticised for its acceptance of violence but prudishness about... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoftemoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the M
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoft
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
emoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the Mac operating system's emoji selector, as Ars Technica noted. American popular culture is widely criticised for its acceptance of violence but prudishness about... Read more
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Canberra Times
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoftemoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the M
Rifle emoji dropped after pressure from Apple, Microsoft
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
emoji, though able to be displayed by Apple's computers, were hidden from the Mac operating system's emoji selector, as Ars Technica noted. American popular culture is widely criticised for its acceptance of violence but prudishness about... Read more
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Fortune
This Supreme Court patent ruling just gave a big boost to the tech industrysale of its patent portfolio as worth at least $1 billion, but such a figure se
This Supreme Court patent ruling just gave a big boost to the tech industry
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
sale of its patent portfolio as worth at least $1 billion, but such a figure seems improbable given the court rulings. As Ars Technica notes, the recent Supreme Court rulings have changed the patent landscape from a few years ago when companies... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Tesla Model S Can Double as Power Boatcar features a "bio hazard mode" that locks down the ventilation system, which
Tesla Model S Can Double as Power Boat
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
car features a "bio hazard mode" that locks down the ventilation system, which suggests the cabin is unusually well-sealed, Ars Technica speculated. Musk has previously shown interest in cars that not only float, but are submersible. In 2013,... Read more
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examiner.com
An old NASA Apollo hand weighs in on robots vs. humans and the moon vs. Marsseem to have been settled in favor of both by the famous British Astronomical S
An old NASA Apollo hand weighs in on robots vs. humans and the moon vs. Mars
examiner.com / Posted 5 days ago
seem to have been settled in favor of both by the famous British Astronomical Society of about 12 years ago. However, as Ars Technica pointed out on Sunday, none other than Chris Kraft, the venerable NASA flight director from the Apollo program,... Read more
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Fortune
Lawsuit Claims Twitter, Facebook, Google Liable for Terrorismof fundraising and publicity campaigns conducted via social media. However, an
Lawsuit Claims Twitter, Facebook, Google Liable for Terrorism
Fortune / Posted 6 days ago
of fundraising and publicity campaigns conducted via social media. However, an array of legal experts interviewed by Ars Technica say that the suit has little chance of moving through the courts. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,... Read more
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Salon.com
The AR-15 has to go: Sorry, Jon Stokes, but your toy isn’t more important than people’s livesMeet Jon Stokes: Former editor at Wired, founder of Ars Technica, and a man who
The AR-15 has to go: Sorry, Jon Stokes, but your toy isn’t more important than people’s lives
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
Meet Jon Stokes: Former editor at Wired, founder of Ars Technica, and a man who really, really loves his AR-15. It’s a gun he hastens to explain is “technically a Sig Sauer MCX,” in case you were worried that “If, for you, my AR-15 ownership is... Read more
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Ars Technica
Guest editorial: The DNC hack and dump is what cyberwar looks likevulnerability research, penetration testing and network testing tools. His view
Guest editorial: The DNC hack and dump is what cyberwar looks like
Ars Technica / Posted 7 days ago
vulnerability research, penetration testing and network testing tools. His views don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Ars Technica. What occurred with the recently disclosed breach of the Democratic National Committee servers, and the dumping... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Condé Nast buys tech site, expands digital presencewill continue to publish on the Medium platform but will be part of the newly f
Condé Nast buys tech site, expands digital presence
Crain's New York Business / Posted 7 days ago
will continue to publish on the Medium platform but will be part of the newly formed Wired Media Group. It joins Ars Technica, a site aimed at people who actually know how to code, Wired magazine and Wired.com, which look broadly at tech... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Nvidia GTX 970, 980, and 980 Ti prices crater in wake of Pascal’s launchdown. The gap between the 1070 and the 980 Ti isn’t huge — roughly 10% across a
Nvidia GTX 970, 980, and 980 Ti prices crater in wake of Pascal’s launch
ExtremeTech / Posted 7 days ago
down. The gap between the 1070 and the 980 Ti isn’t huge — roughly 10% across all games and resolutions, according to Ars Technica — but the GTX 1070 offers better support for features like asynchronous compute and stronger overall DX12... Read more
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The Register
Vanishing EMC golden handcuffs could cause brain drainwere converted into equivalent cash incentives with similar payout schedules to
Vanishing EMC golden handcuffs could cause brain drain
The Register / Posted 8 days ago
were converted into equivalent cash incentives with similar payout schedules to the vesting schedules they replaced. An Ars Technica article covered this. An EMC spokesperson asked about this said: "The combined company will have competitive... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Condé Nast expands digital presence, buys tech sitewill continue to publish on the Medium platform but will be part of the newly f
Condé Nast expands digital presence, buys tech site
Crain's New York Business / Posted 8 days ago
will continue to publish on the Medium platform but will be part of the newly formed Wired Media Group. It joins Ars Technica, a site aimed at people who actually know how to code, Wired magazine and Wired.com, which look broadly at tech... Read more
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Variety
Conde Nast Buys Tech Blog Backchannel From Evan Williams’ Mediumwere not disclosed. Backchannel will be the third brand in Conde Nast’s newly f
Conde Nast Buys Tech Blog Backchannel From Evan Williams’ Medium
Variety / Posted 8 days ago
were not disclosed. Backchannel will be the third brand in Conde Nast’s newly formed Wired Media Group, alongside Wired and Ars Technica. Steven Levy, a founding writer of Wired who launched Backchannel in partnership with Medium in 2014, will... Read more
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Business Wire
Condé Nast Acquires Leading Business/Tech Publication Backchanneltech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be
Condé Nast Acquires Leading Business/Tech Publication Backchannel
Business Wire / Posted 8 days ago
tech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be the third brand, alongside WIRED and Ars Technica, in the newly formed Wired Media Group. Founder Steven Levy will return to Condé Nast as part of the... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Don’t fall victim to Orlando charity scamsbut do you know where your money is going? Already there are reports of scams
Don’t fall victim to Orlando charity scams
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 9 days ago
but do you know where your money is going? Already there are reports of scams hitting the internet. According to website ARS TECHNICA, someone created a fake twitter account for Pulse Nightclub, the place where the shooting happened, and... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Oculus under fire for efforts to secure exclusive rights to VR titlestrust is a rare commodity in the Oculus community these days after months of re
Oculus under fire for efforts to secure exclusive rights to VR titles
ExtremeTech / Posted 9 days ago
trust is a rare commodity in the Oculus community these days after months of reversals by Luckey and the rest of the team. Ars Technica caught up with the Oculus executives at E3 this week and tried to nail down some of the perceived discrepancies... Read more
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MedCity News
AMA to take on NRA over gun violence, Facebook tackles suicide preventioninjury, death and other harms to society resulting from firearms,” AMA Presiden
AMA to take on NRA over gun violence, Facebook tackles suicide prevention
MedCity News / Posted 9 days ago
injury, death and other harms to society resulting from firearms,” AMA President Dr. Steven J. Stack said Tuesday. — Ars Technica Facebook has introduced new tools for users to help friends who post about suicide or self-harm. Now, people... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Video Game Trade Show Kicks Off Under Cloud Of Real-Life Violencedenied any connection between video game violence and real-world violence. In a
Video Game Trade Show Kicks Off Under Cloud Of Real-Life Violence
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
denied any connection between video game violence and real-world violence. In an interview with the technology blog Ars Technica, Gallagher said that when it comes to the issue of "violence in our country and gun violence in video games ...... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Video Game Trade Show Kicks Off Under Cloud Of Real-Life Violencedenied any connection between video game violence and real-world violence. In a
Video Game Trade Show Kicks Off Under Cloud Of Real-Life Violence
KPBS San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
denied any connection between video game violence and real-world violence. In an interview with the technology blog Ars Technica, Gallagher said that when it comes to the issue of "violence in our country and gun violence in video games ...... Read more
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The Washington Times
Scammers use fake Pulse gay nightclub Twitter to solicit ‘donations’Monday afternoon by Twitter, but not until after it was used to successfully sw
Scammers use fake Pulse gay nightclub Twitter to solicit ‘donations’
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
Monday afternoon by Twitter, but not until after it was used to successfully swindle money from social media users, Ars Technica reported. Touted as the “official” Twitter account for the now infamous Florida gay nightclub, @PulseOrlandoUSA... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Exactly Did the Company Omar Mateen Worked for Do?charging that it acted “above the law” while fulfilling U.S. security contracts
What Exactly Did the Company Omar Mateen Worked for Do?
The Atlantic / Posted 10 days ago
charging that it acted “above the law” while fulfilling U.S. security contracts in Iraq. Meanwhile, in a recent panel for Ars Technica, the UC Davis law professor Elizabeth Joh highlighted a more contemporary concern about private security forces,... Read more
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International Business Times
Orlando shooting: Con artists capitalise on tragedy in new Bitcoin Twitter scam the aftermath of the shooting. The fake account redirected people to a website
Orlando shooting: Con artists capitalise on tragedy in new Bitcoin Twitter scam
International Business Times / Posted 11 days ago
the aftermath of the shooting. The fake account redirected people to a website where they could then make online donations, Ars Technica reported. The website linked to the fake Twitter account was found to have been connected to an older domain... Read more
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CNET
AI-written film 'Sunspring' a surreal delight, upchucked eyeball includedget with an AI. Plot isn't a strong suit. Nor is dialogue continuity. "Sunspri
AI-written film 'Sunspring' a surreal delight, upchucked eyeball included
CNET / Posted 11 days ago
get with an AI. Plot isn't a strong suit. Nor is dialogue continuity. "Sunspring," which came out on YouTube through the Ars Technica channel on Thursday, probably won't start a rush for replacing human screenwriters with machines. Some day,... Read more
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Breitbart
Lefty Games Journalists Blame Violent Video Games And ‘Gun Culture’ For Orlando Shootingof toxic masculinity so men aren't ashamed to talk about their vulnerable feeli
Lefty Games Journalists Blame Violent Video Games And ‘Gun Culture’ For Orlando Shooting
Breitbart / Posted 11 days ago
of toxic masculinity so men aren't ashamed to talk about their vulnerable feelings. Kyle Orland, senior gaming editor for Ars Technica, the man perhaps most responsible for gamers’ deep mistrust of games journalists, wondered if E3 would ban guns... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Nature’s CarbFix? Scientists claim to have found a way to store carbon emissions undergroundSullivan, a researcher of carbon dioxide storage in basalt at the Pacific North
Nature’s CarbFix? Scientists claim to have found a way to store carbon emissions underground
Daily Maverick / Posted 11 days ago
Sullivan, a researcher of carbon dioxide storage in basalt at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, told Ars Technica that slower results might be expected elsewhere, as unique conditions in Iceland might not be replicated in... Read more
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Lifehacker
iOS 10 Will Finally Let You Delete Apple's Default Appssurprise, but it is the first time since Mountain Lion in 2012 that a new Mac O
iOS 10 Will Finally Let You Delete Apple's Default Apps
Lifehacker / Posted 11 days ago
surprise, but it is the first time since Mountain Lion in 2012 that a new Mac OS release won’t support older hardware. [Ars Technica] Reddit is testing affiliate links on the site as a potential source of revenue. If you link to a product on... Read more
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Fortune
Raytheon’s New Material Could Oust Silicon in the Next Generation of ChipsIn a fascinating new report, Ars Technica finds that a material originally deve
Raytheon’s New Material Could Oust Silicon in the Next Generation of Chips
Fortune / Posted 13 days ago
In a fascinating new report, Ars Technica finds that a material originally developed for military radar chips—gallium nitride, or GaN—could lead to significant evolution in consumer computing products like Wi-Fi routers, solar panels, and processors.... Read more
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Mashable
An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let's just say there's eyeball-vomiting in itmovie is written by a LSTM (long short-term memory) recurrent neural network (t
An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let's just say there's eyeball-vomiting in it
Mashable / Posted 15 days ago
movie is written by a LSTM (long short-term memory) recurrent neural network (technical explanation here) called Benjamin, Ars Technica reports. The 9-minute sci-fi (we guess it's sci-fi, but we can't really be sure) flick is called Sunspring, and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Watch the short film written by artificial intelligence softwarelearned to predict which letters tend to follow each other, and then which word
Watch the short film written by artificial intelligence software
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
learned to predict which letters tend to follow each other, and then which words and phrases were often seen together, Ars Technica explains. This type of AI is better than others at predicting entire paragraphs, rather than just a few words,... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Watch "Silicon Valley" Star Thomas Middleditch In A Short Film Written By An AI Systemchurns out sci-fi blockbusters like clockwork. Why not ask AI to do the job? S
Watch "Silicon Valley" Star Thomas Middleditch In A Short Film Written By An AI System
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 15 days ago
churns out sci-fi blockbusters like clockwork. Why not ask AI to do the job? Sunspring, a short film that debuted today on Ars Technica, displays many of the sci-fi tropes that fans of the genre know and love, from shiny metallic costumes to creepy... Read more
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Ars Technica
Time Warner Cable Internet speeds are “abysmal,” NY AG claimscontacted Charter and will provide an update if we get one. Disclosure: The Ad
Time Warner Cable Internet speeds are “abysmal,” NY AG claims
Ars Technica / Posted 15 days ago
contacted Charter and will provide an update if we get one. Disclosure: The Advance/Newhouse Partnership, which owns about 13 percent of Charter, is part of Advance Publications. Advance Publications owns Condé Nast, which owns A... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving inYou’d think that Nest would develop Google Home, or at least be part of the pro
There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving in
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 16 days ago
You’d think that Nest would develop Google Home, or at least be part of the progress, but it didn’t work out that way. Ars Technica reports that Nest staff found out about Google Home after it was already in planning. When Nest asked to be part... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving inYou’d think that Nest would develop Google Home, or at least be part of the pro
There’s trouble in the Nest neighborhood, so you may want to avoid moving in
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 16 days ago
You’d think that Nest would develop Google Home, or at least be part of the progress, but it didn’t work out that way. Ars Technica reports that Nest staff found out about Google Home after it was already in planning. When Nest asked to be part... Read more
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