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Global Technology News for 10 Feb 2019

What Games Are Humans Still Better at Than AI?

Singularity Hub - 10 Feb 2019 17:00
What Games Are Humans StillArtificial intelligence (AI) systems' rapid advances are continually crossing rows off the list of things humans do better than our computer compatriots. AI has bested us at board games like chess and... Go, and set astronomically high scores in classic computer games like Ms. Pacman. More complex games form part of AI's next frontier. While […]
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With Magic Leap, yourThe startup's staying power may hinge on the visions concocted by outsiders who go rogue.
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It took Google quite some time to get on board with the idea of adding a dark mode to its apps and platforms, but it's definitely looking like the tech giant has gone all in. 9to5Google has discovered... that Chrome 73 beta for Android comes with a nigh...
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New Horizons Images ShowThe distant (486958) 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, made history on New Year's Day for becoming the farthest object ever visited by a spacecraft. As it's situated in the Kuiper Belt about 4.1... billion miles from Earth, there's much about MU69 that scientists are still learning. Now, new images have raised even more...
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Fitbit debuts InspireFitbit, one of the most recognized names in fitness wearables, has a new model out, but rather than its specs or features, it’s the way it’s being made available that’s the biggest difference.... Called the Inspire, the wristband can’t be purchased directly, but instead is issued to users through corporate health initiatives or insurance providers. It’s part of Fitbit’s plan …
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Remembering our fallen heroes, a milestone for our InSight lander on Mars, and, data released on our global temperature ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA....
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The responses to this surveyPretty much none of this is going to come as much of a surprise to readers of this blog, because everyone knows by now how addicted many users are to Netflix -- to compulsively bingeing their favorite... shows and constantly staying on the lookout for what new movies and TV series are coming soon to the platform, as well as what's going to depart from it. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, though, it's interesting to take a moment and drill down into the Netflix habits of people in romantic relationships, because -- ok, in this case, yes you might just be surprised at how addicted people are to the video streaming giant. For starters, according to a new survey and analysis from HighSpeedInternet.com, a full 30 percent of respondents said they'd give up nookie with their significant...
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Government also offers cash rewards worth as much as $30,000.
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Nancy Pelosi's Clap at theThe speech was very boring. The state of the world as a whole, though, is far from tedious.
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You Can See Mars Near the MoonMars and the crescent moon will team up in a delightful celestial sight tonight (Feb. 10) and NASA has some tips to help you spot the Red Planet in the night sky.
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Clues to Our Unknown AncestorsHumans interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans, but were there others? Paleontologists are using deep learning to find lost branches of our family tree.
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You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket motor to the... Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This is the...
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Scientists discover new typeA team of physicists from New York University have discovered a brand-new type of magnet that differs from any other known to exist. Called a “singlet-based magnet,” it was found within a compound... of uranium and antimony known as USb2, and because it can change between magnetized and unmagnetized states quickly and easily, it has the potential to improve data …
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Coolpad Dyno Smartwatch

Coolest Gadgets - 10 Feb 2019 14:00
Coolpad Dyno SmartwatchWhen we talk about smartwatches, most of the time the most common name that will flash across one's mind would be the Apple Watch. However, there are many other different companies out there who have... come up with their very own versions of smartwatches, and these tend to have their fair share of capabilities as well. The Coolpad Dyno smartwatch is one such timepiece that will target your children as ...
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Journalism Isn't Dying. It'sThe future of journalism is more partisan and supported by more diverse revenue streams--in other words, like the journalism of 200 years ago.
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Monkeys With Superpower EyesSquirrel monkeys don't see color like people. But inject their eyeballs with a genetically engineered virus, and they suddenly can perceive a new rainbow. The same trick could someday be used on... color-blind people.
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Get your car a heads-upDon't GPS and drive, y'all: As helpful as they can be, smartphones are actually one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents. Built-in routing tools and smartphone apps alike can steal... your attention away from the road, whether you're just glancing at a screen or gutsily reprogramming your route mid-drive.   But hey, it's not like you're going to start using MapQuest again anytime soon. There's a reason so many people rely on GPS to get around: It's nice to have turn-by-turn directions that adjust in real time based on your movements. That's why we recommend picking up a heads-up display (HUD) like the HUDWAY Glass, a modern solution to car navigation that lets you view directions and the road at the same time, and safely.
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Never cook soggy pasta againStaring at your pot until your water boils is like watching paint dry. It's a complete waste of time — time that you could have spent doing something more worthwhile. But those of us who have... attention spans akin to a goldfish tend to forget our pots altogether when we leave them alone. And that results in over-boiled ravioli or cookware that's damaged beyond repair. How then, can you boil water without watching over it like a maniac? The answer is simple (and cheap, too): the Boiling Beeper, now available at the Mashable Shop for $17.99. Check it out: The Boiling Beeper is exactly what it sounds like. Made of FDA-approved food-safe material, it works with containers of all sizes. It's a kitchen timer that you pop inside the pot, and beeps when the water has reached its boiling point of...
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The giant Chinese companiesIt was fear of being dominated by a Chinese behemoth that sparked an attempt by large French and German rail companies to join forces to create an European industrial champion.
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CASIS seeks to increaseThe organization that runs the portion of the International Space Station designated a U.S. national laboratory hopes that a change in branding will increase the awareness, and utilization, of the... facility. SpaceNews.com
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The AlsterPlus battery pack is a powerful portable charging station you can unleash on your USB devices.
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The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform... power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]
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When Tesla laid off 7 percent of its full-time staff in January, it might have dealt a serious blow to one division in particular. Reuters sources claim Tesla dismissed 150 of the 230 Las Vegas... workers involved in delivering Model 3 units to North Am...
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The Army Thinks Their NewThere are not many ways in which an iPhone resembles a battle rifle, but military officials searching for a contractor to build the gun of the future seem to think there is.
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PSA: The Temperature ofIt's that time of year again when it's time to talk about the dangers of boiling water.
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