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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?     – CNET
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After decades of languishing development and stagnated projects, true high-speed rail in the US could be just around the corner.

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Tim Cook says some tech regulation likely needs to happen     – CNET
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In an interview with Vice News Tonight, Apple’s CEO also denies that storing customer data in China makes it easier for the Chinese government to access the info.

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Uber diversity head says 'culture change doesn't happen overnight'     – CNET
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Bo Young Lee says meaningful reform usually takes a few years.

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The downfall of Theranos, from the journalist who made it happen
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Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over the last few years, the failed biomedical startup Theranos has become synonymous with some of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley. Through a combination of hubris, mendacity, and paranoid secrecy, the company fooled investors and the press into thinking it had created a nearly magical medical […]

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Spatial audio is the most exciting thing to happen to pop music since stereo
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Enlarge / To get the Dolby Atmos version of Automatic For The People, you’ll have to buy this complete 3-CD, 1-Blu-ray edition. (credit: R.E.M./Craft Recordings) As much as I love overpriced gizmos in my living room, I still tend to be reluctant about new standards. TVs are a great example. I’ve appreciated the bonuses offered […]

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Want Real Choice in Broadband? Make These Three Things Happen
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In a truly competitive market, you could pick an ISP with the privacy and net neutrality policies you like. But most Americans don’t have a real choice. The post Want Real Choice in Broadband? Make These Three Things Happen appeared first on WIRED.

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Obama in Science: Clean energy will happen whether you like it or not
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(credit: Lawrence Berkeley Lab) In Science’s Policy Forum column, President Barack Obama has penned an article arguing that the world is quickly replacing fossil fuel-based energy with clean energy. That momentum, he asserts, will not be stopped by “near-term” policy changes from Donald Trump’s incoming administration. The current president writes that, although climate change is undeniable, […]

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CIA 'Siren Servers' Can Predict Social Uprisings Several Days Before They Happen
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Through a combination of machine learning and deep learning, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using powerful supercomputers, dubbed “Siren Servers” by computer philosophy writer Jaron Lanier, to predict social unrest days before it happens. The Sociable reports: CIA Deputy Director for Digital Innovation Andrew Hallman announced that the agency has beefed-up its “anticipatory intelligence” […]

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Twitter sale could happen in October     – CNET
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Twitter told potential buyers it wants to announce a deal when it reports financial results October 27, Reuters reports. That could make Chris Sacca a very happy investor.

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