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December 14 2018

Representative Ted Lieu couldn’t contain himself after hearing his colleagues in Congress whinge to Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how the search engine was biased against conservatives. “If you want positive search results,” the Democrat from California said earlier this[…]

December 14 2018

From coasters and slippers to elegant lifestyle accoutrements, this collection of beautiful objects will keep their home looking perfect. Source link

December 14 2018

Tech has a diversity problem. This isn’t new. Women and minorities have long been woefully underrepresented in startup land, a problem that founders have insisted they are trying their best to fix. However, a new survey conducted by venture firm[…]

December 13 2018

Hanging on the wall of Postmates’ stealth R&D laboratory, there’s a framed photo of an iconic scene from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker bent down beside R2D2. Except someone has used Photoshop to replace Luke’s face with Ali Kashani, Postmates’ VP[…]

December 13 2018

In the early 1970s, a British grad student named Geoff Hinton began to make simple mathematical models of how neurons in the human brain visually understand the world. Artificial neural networks, as they are called, remained an impractical technology for[…]

December 13 2018

Six years later, it’s still fun to make fun of Google Glass. A reference to Google Glass is shorthand for hubris, foolishness, a tech company completely missing the mark on what regular human beings like. Glass represents everything we love[…]

December 12 2018

The companies that make processors have a long-held obsession with getting smaller. The famous—and increasingly obsolete—Moore’s Law dictated the regular shrinking of chips for decades. But what happens when downsizing no longer does the trick like it once did? Rather[…]

December 12 2018

By the time police arrived in the hamlet of Rainpada on July 1, 2018, the village council office was the scene of a massacre. The bright blue shutters on the windows were splintered and the door was kicked in. Inside[…]

December 12 2018

If you drove through the Hamoun Wetlands of southeastern Iran centuries ago, you would have found an oasis. In the rainy season, lakes and marshes have drenched its more than 1,500 square miles, sustaining deer, flamingos and even leopards. Humans[…]

December 12 2018

When a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the eastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant failed, leaking radioactive material into the atmosphere and water. People around the country as well as others with[…]

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