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How IBM'S Project Debater Could Fix the State of the Union
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Last week, like a lot of you, I imagine, I watched the State of the Union and tried to figure out what was true and what was fiction. Tied into several of the live-streamed press fact-checking streams, I found that the comments validating or invalidating what the president said came in so far after the […]

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Amazon Is Pushing Facial Recognition Tech That a Study Says Could Be Biased
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Over the last two years, Amazon has aggressively marketed its facial recognition technology to police departments and federal agencies as a service to help law enforcement identify suspects more quickly. Now a new study from researchers at the M.I.T. Media Lab has found that […]

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How compressed-air storage could give renewable energy a boost
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Enlarge / This 110MW non-adiabatic compressed air plant in McIntosh, Alabama, has been operating since 1991. (credit: Power South) Decarbonizing the world’s electricity grids won’t be an easy task, but it is a necessary one if we’re going to mitigate some of the worst effects of climate change. Since wind and solar power are intermittent, part […]

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Samsung could release three variants of the Galaxy S10
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According to a leaked image from Evan Blass, Samsung’s new flagship device could come in three different versions — the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10E. That new leak lines up with previous leaks. As you can see on the photo, the new devices don’t have a notch. They […]

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Cosmic collision billions of years off could fling Earth out of Milky Way     – CNET
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Our galaxy may be headed for a crash that could create space fireworks and exile our whole solar system. Fortunately, we have a little time to prepare.

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Could You Live Without Your Smartphone?
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Three-quarters of Canadians own smartphones– and 94% of 15- to 34-year-olds. But this week the Globe and Mail profiled “digital refuseniks” who are “deliberately logging off — and they say it’s done wonders for their imaginations and peace of mind.” They are hidden among us, neither jobless nor friendless, and living quite happily. Cut off […]

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Could You Live Without a Smartphone For a Year?
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shanen writes about Vitaminwater’s latest “publicity stunt,” where they will pay $100,000 to one select contestant who can live without their smartphone for a year: All you have to do is come up with the most amusing entry [about how you will spend 365 days without the device] and have sufficient willpower to give up […]

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The Galaxy S10 could roll in all these Snapdragon 855 features     – CNET
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It’s up to Samsung. We went hands-on with new features in the Snapdragon 855 chip.

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Galaxy S10 could take portrait videos and double the photos using new Snapdragon 855 chip     – CNET
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Here are six ways Qualcomm’s new processor can benefit Samsung’s phone and others in 2019.

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