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They’re making a real HAL 9000, and it’s called CASE
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Don’t panic! Life imitates art, to be sure, but hopefully the researchers in charge of the Cognitive Architecture for Space Exploration, or CASE, have taken the right lessons from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and their AI won’t kill us all and/or expose us to alien artifacts so we enter a state of cosmic nirvana. (I […]

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Facebook employee who called company's culture 'intolerant' is leaving     – CNET
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“I’m not leaving because ‘it’s time for something new,’” he says in a memo seen by Business Insider.

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Crypto and venture’s biggest names are backing a new distributed ledger project called Oasis Labs
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A team of top security researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT have come together to launch a new cryptographic project that combines secure software and hardware to enable privacy-preserving smart contracts under the banner of Oasis Labs. That vision, which is being marketed as the baby of a union between Ethereum and […]

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Fortnite studio called out by Gears of War director over hiring practices
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Enlarge / Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski speaks onstage at Spike TV’s 2011 Video Game Awards at Sony Studios on December 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Getty Images / Jeff Kravitz) Former Epic Games developer and director Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski took public shots at his former employer on Friday in what […]

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An iPhone X clone called the S9 spotted at MWC     – CNET
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What the what? Leagoo’s new phone does its best to rip off both Apple and Samsung at the same time.

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Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica'
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dmoberhaus writes: Motherboard’s Daniel Oberhaus spoke to Denver Gingerich, the programmer behind Sopranica, a DIY, community-oriented cell phone network. “Sopranica is a project intended to replace all aspects of the existing cell phone network with their freedom-respecting equivalents,” says Gingerich. “Taking out all the basement firmware on the cellphone, the towers that track your location, […]

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Alphabet Wraps Up Reorganization With a New Company Called XXVI
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Alphabet is approaching its final form. After evolving from Google into a corporate parent with distinct arms in far-flung fields like health care and self-driving cars, it is now forming a new holding company called XXVI Holdings Inc. Bloomberg reports: The new structure legally separates Google from other units such as Waymo, its self-driving car […]

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Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda
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 George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda. Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings who are helping him […]

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Bioware’s sci-fi gaming wizards unveil new series called Anthem
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Official teaser trailer for Anthem Bioware’s next stab at gamer redemption was finally unveiled at a Saturday pre-E3 press conference, and it has a name: Anthem. Unsurprisingly, details on this wholly new Bioware IP are scarce at this point, with only a brief teaser trailer shown at the EA Play press conference in Hollywood. The […]

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