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Furhat Robotics gives AI a face with its new social robot
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Voice assistants have their benefits, but it can be a bit weird to talk to a faceless robot voice all day. Stockholm-based technology startup Furhat Robotics is putting a face to our interactions with AI with Furhat, a social robot that is capable of…

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iPad Pro for 2018 has Face ID, starts at $799, available Nov. 7     – CNET
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The home button is out and Face ID is in on Apple’s new premium tablets, available in 11- and 12.9-inch sizes.

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Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change
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Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

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Silk Road admin could face up to 20 years after pleading guilty to drug charge
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Enlarge / Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) An Irishman who […]

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Face scanning in US airports is rife with technical problems
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If you've had misgivings about the effectiveness of Homeland Security's airport face scanning (let alone the privacy implications), you're not alone. The department's Inspector General has issued a report warning that the scanning system is struggli…

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Pinguy OS Puts On a Happier GNOME 3 Face
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Pinguy OS 18.04 is an Ubuntu-based distribution that offers a non-standard GNOME desktop environment intended to be friendlier for new Linux users. This distro is a solid Linux OS with a focus on simple and straightforward usability for the non-geek desktop user. If you do not like tinkering with settings or having numerous power-grabbing fancy […]

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Employees ask Amazon not to sell face recognition to law enforcement
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A group of Amazon employees has penned a letter to company chief Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement. They said that "in the midst of historic militarization of police, renewed targeting of Black activists, an…

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UK Car Industry On Alert Over Reports Some Hybrids Face a Ban
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The UK’s car industry has hit out at the government over unconfirmed reports ministers will target hybrid vehicles as part of a new emissions crackdown. New cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power may be banned by 2040, a ruling that would […]

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AT&T, Verizon face DOJ investigation for allegedly trying to lock eSIMs
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Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 3, with eSIM technology for connecting to cellular networks. (credit: Apple) AT&T and Verizon are being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over whether they colluded in order to prevent customers from easily switching carriers. The antitrust investigation, reported by The New York Times yesterday, relates to the eSIM […]

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