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Las Vegas Orders Up a Boring Company Loop
Which means Elon Musk's "mass transit" tunneling company has its first official customer.
5 hours ago
Wired
Las Vegas Orders Up a Boring Company Loop
A Critical Hit to Huawei, the Student Space Race, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
7 hours ago
Wired
A Critical Hit to Huawei, the Student Space Race, and More News
Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point
Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it.
9 hours ago
Wired
Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point
Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law
The US joins China, the European Union, and South Korea, in ruling that Qualcomm violated laws in how it licenses its smartphone chips.
11 hours ago
Wired
Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law
Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren't Going Away
Amazon's shareholder resolutions on climate change and facial recognition technology didn't pass. Here's why they matter anyway.
11 hours ago
Wired
Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren't Going Away
A Rocket Built by Students Reached Space for the First Time
A USC team won the collegiate space race by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary that marks the end of Earth's atmosphere.
13 hours ago
Wired
A Rocket Built by Students Reached Space for the First Time
Elon Musk's Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground "people mover" in Las Vegas
The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus ...
4 hours ago
Techcrunch
Elon Musk's Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground "people mover" in Las Vegas
Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here's its game plan
While much of the world remains fixated on the competition to build autonomous cars, there’s another race that’s gaining momentum fast. It centers on supersonic jets that can fly faster than the speed of sound, or 767 miles per hour. Indeed, while most commercial airliners today fly at between ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here's its game plan
Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life
Machine learning researchers have produced a system that can recreate lifelike motion from just a single frame of a person's face, opening up the possibility of animating not just photos but also of paintings. It's not perfect, but when it works, it is " like much AI work these days " eerie and fascinating.
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
Mona Lisa frown: Machine learning brings old paintings and photos to life
Spotify resets some account passwords citing 'suspicious activity?
Music streaming giant Spotify has notified an unspecified number of users that the company has reset their account password, but has left dozens of users asking why. In an email, some Spotify users were told their password was reset “due to detected suspicious activity,” but gave no further ...
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
Spotify resets some account passwords citing 'suspicious activity?
Google's Duplex calls still frequently require human intervention
When Google launched Duplex with a demo at I/O last year, the audience was left wondering how much of the call was staged. The AI-based reservation booking service seemed almost too impressive to be a machine. Now that it's been used for real-world reservations, Google has revealed that it frequently ...
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google's Duplex calls still frequently require human intervention
Panic's Playdate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a 'season? of 12 intriguing titles
Tired of your smartphone games, and don't want to take the Switch with you on the train today? Panic, renowned creator of useful Mac apps and more recently publisher of interesting games, has created a tiny handheld console that goes anywhere and receives a regular trickle of new games. It's called Playdate.
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
Panic's Playdate is a pint-sized gaming machine with a 'season? of 12 intriguing titles
Crucial Online Reputation Management Insights in 2019
Have you ever searched yourself on Google' If yes, what do you see' Are you displayed fairly' Nowadays, everyone is concerned about online reputation. The question now arises what do you have one. Well if yes, then do you abide by the saying' First Impression Is The Last Impression' for your online ...
12 hours ago
Readwrite
Crucial Online Reputation Management Insights in 2019
What Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs can Learn from the College Admission Scandal
Likely the most notorious item coming out of the college admissions scandal in recent weeks is a method involving doctoring photos. Applicants" heads were actually made to appear on athletes" bodies for scholarship applications. Many following the news were left feeling the rich are gaming the system ...
15 hours ago
Readwrite
What Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs can Learn from the College Admission Scandal
How to Upgrade Your Cyber Defenses to Protect Growth
Data breaches make the news all the time, but only when they affect major companies like Equifax or Marriott. Focusing on the highest-profile attacks makes sense because they also have the most victims. However, this selective coverage paints a distorted portrait of our current cybersecurity landscape. ...
16 hours ago
Readwrite
How to Upgrade Your Cyber Defenses to Protect Growth
Prodigious Customer Service: Live Chat vs Chatbots
The world of business has changed. Technological has prepared a smooth landing surface for customers where they can choose the business they want to go along with. Will there be better, even prodigious customer service with live chat or with chatbots? First the internet, then digitalization, and now ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
Prodigious Customer Service: Live Chat vs Chatbots
Why Blockchain and Remanufacturing are a Perfect Match
In its purest form, remanufacturing is taking previously used products or their previously used parts, putting them all back together again. You then reselling them — generally at a cheaper price. Remanufacturing is common for such products as medical devices, wood, computers, machinery, vehicles, ...
1 day ago
Readwrite
Why Blockchain and Remanufacturing are a Perfect Match
The Language Of SEO: Identifying And Implementing Central Keywords
SEO is historically associated with keywords, and getting them right is at the heart of promoting your website. But how do you know what your company's keywords are, and how are you supposed to use them" In the past, keyword stuffing was the most important SEO strategy " as long as you got those identifying ...
2 days ago
Readwrite
The Language Of SEO: Identifying And Implementing Central Keywords
Here’s AOC calling out the vicious circle of white men building biased face AI
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is good at cutting to the heart of matters in her questioning of witnesses during hearings. That ability was on full display during today’s House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on facial recognition technology, where she asked a few pointed questions of ...
10 hours ago
Fast Company
Here’s AOC calling out the vicious circle of white men building biased face AI
Now’s your chance to tell ICANN how you feel about Amazon’s domain battle with the rain forest
An eight-year-long legal battle between the countries that surround the Amazon river and rain forest and the company Amazon.com is drawing to a close. Soon a court will decide whether Amazon.com has the exclusive right to use the .amazon domain name, or whether the eight South American countries that ...
13 hours ago
Fast Company
Now’s your chance to tell ICANN how you feel about Amazon’s domain battle with the rain forest
This company wants to help you lower your medical bills (so long as you tip)
The number-one trigger for personal bankruptcy in the United States is medical bills. A company called Earnin wants to help people figure out how to pay for them. The company says it will negotiate medical bills with hospitals on behalf of its users, helping them to lower the overall price of the bill, ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
This company wants to help you lower your medical bills (so long as you tip)
Gen Z’s 20 most-loved brands, ranked
Google is a hit with Gen Z. In a new poll, those born between 1995 and 2015 ranked it as their generation’s most beloved brand. Morning Consult Brand Intelligence, a survey research technology company, announced which companies are favorited by Gen Z. In the coming year, it’s estimated ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
Gen Z’s 20 most-loved brands, ranked
“The world is on fire”–and here’s how Roxane Gay thinks we should put it out
Writer and professor Roxane Gay delivered a thoughtful and frank commencement address during Pratt Institute’s graduation this week. As the United States deals with extremely restrictive abortion laws sweeping the country, persistent gun violence, the effects of climate change, extreme poverty, ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
“The world is on fire”–and here’s how Roxane Gay thinks we should put it out
Prada is finally going fur-free
Italian fashion house Prada is going fur free in 2020. The company made it official in a tweet this morning. The move comes after the Fur Free Alliance, a group of 40 animal-protection organizations from 30-plus countries, struck up conversation with the beloved brand to convince it that fur is, like, ...
15 hours ago
Fast Company
Prada is finally going fur-free
Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors
Acer isn't just sticking to Intel for chips in its latest laptops. The company has rolled out versions of its Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Swift 3 thin-and-light that pack second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors. The 15.6-inch Nitro 5 (above) carries...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Acer's Nitro 5 and Swift 3 laptops pack the latest AMD Ryzen processors
'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract
Just a couple of days after pro Fortnite player Turner "Tfue" Tenney filed a lawsuit against his esports team FaZe Clan, the gamer himself is speaking out in a new video. As we explained yesterday, Tenney's lawsuit seeks to sever ties with FaZe Clan,...
2 hours ago
Engadget
'Fortnite' player Tfue presses his esports team to #ReleaseTheContract
Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face
North's Focals smart glasses can put important data in your eyeline from the gym to the board room. The glasses can sync with Google Fit and Google Slides as a part of recent software updates announced by the company.
3 hours ago
Engadget
Focals smart glasses put Google Fit data on your face
Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks
DJs are used to lugging their music around on vinyl and less back-breaking external drives, but they soon might not need to bring much of anything for their next gig. Beatport recently introduced its $15 per month Link service that streams tracks dir...
4 hours ago
Engadget
Beatport's streaming service for DJs sends music directly to decks
Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank
Now here's an entrant in the game console wars that you didn't see coming. Veteran software developer Panic (best known for writing Transmit and publishing Firewatch) has unveiled a handheld game system, Playdate, that aims to break the rules of gam...
6 hours ago
Engadget
'Firewatch' publisher's Playdate gaming handheld has a crank
Acer launches two laptops with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors
Acer announced two laptops that use Advanced Micro Devices second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors with Radeon Vega graphics.
2 hours ago
Venturebeat
Acer launches two laptops with AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors
Bandai Namco partners with Iskn for a family-friendly entertainment device
The unnamed device will be unveiled later this summer in a press event. It'll focus on creativity and immersion for the whole family.
5 hours ago
Venturebeat
Bandai Namco partners with Iskn for a family-friendly entertainment device
Cloud gaming like Stadia will need novel tech solutions
The March announcement of Stadia, designed to run on just about any device has left me wondering: is Google doing it all wrong?
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Cloud gaming like Stadia will need novel tech solutions
Animoca Brands raises $2.5 million for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform
Animoca Brands has raised $2.5 million in funding for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform. Animoca's Pixowl division is remaking The Sandbox as a blockchain-enabled game.
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Animoca Brands raises $2.5 million for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform
Publisher THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen studio Piranha Bytes
THQ Nordic purchased the studio at an undisclosed price. It'll continue to operate independently, making RPGs based on both old and new IPs.
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Publisher THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen studio Piranha Bytes
Samsung's AI animates paintings and photos without 3D modeling
Researchers from Samsung's AI Center in Moscow made a model that animates talking heads with few-shot learning and other methods.
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
Samsung's AI animates paintings and photos without 3D modeling
Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed flaws
SandboxEscaper has published 7 such exploits to date, 3 in the past 24 hours.
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed flaws
Billion-year-old fossils may be early fungus
Shrooms' relatives beat us to multicellularity by a healthy margin.
7 hours ago
Ars Technica
Billion-year-old fossils may be early fungus
Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy
The move could steer women away from misinformation and abortion "science fiction."
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy
Amazon made video games for its workers to reduce tedium of warehouse jobs
The games are voluntary and have been deployed at five Amazon warehouses.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
Amazon made video games for its workers to reduce tedium of warehouse jobs
Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote will detail iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and more on June 3
The event usually focuses on software, but Mac Pro rumors abound.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote will detail iOS 13, macOS 10.15, and more on June 3
Mario Kart Tour beta hands-on: Microtransactions land like a nasty blue shell
The actual gameplay has some polish. Everything else in this Android beta stinks.
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
Mario Kart Tour beta hands-on: Microtransactions land like a nasty blue shell
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