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Libertarians Johnson, Weld Need a Surge to Make Debates

An important question that has the potential to affect the outcome of the presidential race is whether Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, can manage to join Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

Google shutting down Device Assist effective immediately

Way back in 2014, Google launched an app named Device Assist which was designed to help Android One and Nexus owners. It probably helped at least a few people out there, but now it’s coming to an end. Android Police reports that, effective immediately, Device Assist is being shut down. Users that try to access [...]

Nigel Artificial Intelligence Learns Common Sense via Observation

by Angela Guess According to a new press release out of the company, “Kimera Systems Inc. ( today announced its Nigel artificial general intelligence (AGI) technology became the first commercially deployable artificial...Show More Summary

nuTonomy cabs ready for hailing in Singapore

MIT spin-out nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Singapore on Thursday, a few weeks before ride-hailing giant Uber launches its own service in Pittsburgh. The public trial will take place in the one-North subzone, a 2.5 square mile business district. Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Many say that the Galaxy Note 7 is the Galaxy S7 Edge with an S-Pen but is that fair to say? We take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge!

Samsung starts distributing the August security patch for the Galaxy S6 edge+ in Europe

Following a successful rollout of the August security patch for the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 4, Samsung has today started rolling out an identical update for all unlocked models of the Galaxy S6 edge+ in Europe. TheShow More Summary

HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift: Which should you buy?

Should I buy the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive? Buying a desktop-class VR headset right now is a big, expensive choice. You have to have a PC capable of driving the experience before you even plug a headset in, but when you finally reach that point you'll find yourself faced with a pair of excellent choices. Show More Summary

On Women’s Equality Day, More Tech Companies Promise Change

Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft have signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge. But now comes the real work. The post On Women's Equality Day, More Tech Companies Promise Change appeared first on WIRED.

The 2017 iPhone will reportedly ditch the home button to kill its giant bezels

Another day, another iPhone rumor. The latest report from Bloomberg indicates that the 2017 iPhone will kill the home button. This isn’t the first time the rumor has popped up, mind you; it’s been floating around ever since we’ve been...Show More Summary

Apple Music Festival to Light Up London with 10 Nights of Spectacular Performances This September

Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance the Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975 Headline Festival’s 10th Anniversary Apple® announced the Apple Music® Festival will return...Show More Summary

Facebook ditches helpful Trending Topic descriptions for global scale

Twitter’s “Trends” are often confusing. Why is #MPBMS or #TechMunch trending? You had to click through and figure it out for yourself. When Facebook copied Twitter’s trends in 2014, it vastly improved them by adding human-written descriptions right below so you knew if you cared or not. Today Facebook is removing those descriptions, and claims it’s to increase… Read More

Uber wins temporary delay on New York price-fixing lawsuit

(Reuters) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request by Uber Technologies Inc and its chief executive officer to put a passenger’s price-fixing lawsuit against them on hold, while they appeal his refusal to let them arbitrate the dispute. Calling his decision a “close call,” U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the […]

How the Automated Attacks on the Pokémon GO API Happened

If you play Pokémon GO you may already be aware, but the game’s API has been under attack, preventing many casual users from accessing their accounts to find the elusive creatures. In this detailed post on the Shape Security Engineering Blog, Yao Zhao gives readers a closer look at what happened.

Google Killing Off Device Assist Tool On Nexus Phones

16 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Google has begun informing owners of Nexus devices that it is shutting down the Device Assist app. The app, which first appeared in 2014, was meant to serve as a support tool for Nexus handsets. Google did not explain why it is discontinuing the tool. The change is effective immediately.

8 Beginner’s Tips for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

There’s a new Deus Ex game out and it’s amazing! Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a futuristic cyberpunk game, the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and it’s relatively similar in terms of gameplay and variety. Human Revolution was an amazing game that we recommend to anyone, though we didn’t really care for its mobile companion The Fall. Show More Summary

You Should Update Your WhatsApp Settings Right Now

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

WhatsApp betrayed their long standing commitment to privacy when it announced the app will now share user data with Facebook for the purpose of selling ads. But existing users have only 30 days to opt out. Read more...

The White House has a clever plan to make it easier for foreign founders to build startups in the US

There's finally some good news in an election season that Silicon Valley leaders have already deemed a "disaster for innovation." On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule to make it easier for foreigners toShow More Summary

Spotted: A Self-Driving Uber in Pittsburgh

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hey, look! Pictures of self-driving Ubers are starting to emerge from Pittsburg. Uber announced the launch earlier this month. While the cars do indeed drive themselves, there’s still going to be a human at the wheel. Which is probably a good idea! Read more...

Belgians are playing Pokemon Go better than you do

The Pokemon Go craze is dying down, according to some reports, but the mobile game that took the world by storm in July is still one of the most popular iPhone and Android apps around. Niantic’s hit game inspired many people to come up with Pokemon Go-related content. Show More Summary

Facebook open-sources software to help machines understand the content of images

17 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Facebook wants help to improve its computer vision smarts, and to do so it’s opening more of its in-house tools to the developer community. Computer vision is an arm of artificial intelligence (A.I.) that helps machines understand images by breaking them down and processing them on a pixel-by-pixel basis, rather than by manually-input meta data […]

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