Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology

December 10, 2017 No Comments

In a talk at a conference, Apple’s head of artificial-intelligence research discussed projects for navigation and mapping that would be useful for self-driving cars.
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Why is bitcoin’s price so high?

December 8, 2017 No Comments

 Bitcoin’s price has risen stratospherically, a fact that leaves many minor players in the market with massive gains and many bigger players millionaires. But is this a bubble? Are the gains real? And are the bitcoin whales in for a sad Christmas? First we must understand what drives bitcoin price and, in particular, this boom. The common understanding for current growth leads us back… Read More
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Alphabet’s Latest AI Show Pony Has More Than One Trick

December 6, 2017 No Comments

AlphaZero can teach itself to be the world’s best at chess, Go, or Shogi in eight hours or less.
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Apple Pay Cash starts rolling out to iPhone users in the US

December 5, 2017 No Comments

 Apple Pay Cash is finally starting to roll out to users in the States, bringing the ability to send other iOS users payments directly through iMessage. The update is arriving piece by piece to those who’ve downloaded iOS 11.2, which launched two days back with a not-yet-live version of the feature. Apple Pay Cash was announced back in June at WWDC. However, the company added ahead of… Read More

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A New Bill Wants Jail Time for Execs Who Hide Data Breaches

December 3, 2017 No Comments

A bill to punish hack hiders, Apple bug fix bumbling, and more of the week’s top security stories.
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Create the unholy DIY union of Alexa and Furby this weekend

December 1, 2017 No Comments

 As we approach the End Times there will be great signs and portents. They say the dead will rise and walk the earth. Great fire will come from the sky and burn the wicked and the good alike. A Furby will speak in the voice of Alexa. The Turtle of the Universe will cough up her young to pass judgement on our collective consciousness. At least one of those things has just come true. In this… Read More

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My Herky-Jerky Ride in General Motors’ Ultra-Cautious Self Driving Car

November 30, 2017 No Comments

GM and Cruise are testing cars in a chaotic city, and the tech still has a ways to go.
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Airbnb launches payment splitting for group trips

November 28, 2017 No Comments

 In February of this year, Airbnb acquired social payments startup Tilt. Today, the fruits of that acquisition are being passed along to Airbnb users. Starting now, Airbnb users have the ability to split payments with their fellow travelers. Before now, one traveler was forced to front the cost of the trip and hope that their friends/colleagues/family were responsible enough to pay them back in… Read More
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OnePlus 5T makes the best deal in smartphones even better

November 26, 2017 No Comments

 Three years and seven phones later, it’s hard to argue with OnePlus’s methods. That’s not to say it hasn’t made its share of missteps along the way (it definitely has), but the company has produced quality phones at affordable prices basically since day one. Read More

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Mattress startup Purple launches in 13 Mattress Firm store locations

November 24, 2017 No Comments

 A number of bed-in-a-box startups have taken different approaches to selling their mattresses and bed ware in the last year. Casper and Tuft and Needle, for instance, launched their own branded physical store locations. However, Purple, a mattress startup out of Utah that recently merged with a New York shell company, took a different approach, instead striking a distribution deal with… Read More
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