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Google’s AI Eye Doctor Gets Ready to Go to Work in India

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 7:50pm
Algorithms that scrutinize retinal images for signs of disease could save people from blindness. The post Google’s AI Eye Doctor Gets Ready to Go to Work in India appeared first on WIRED.
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The Physics of Nearly Killing Yourself on a Motorcycle

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 7:46pm
This video shows a motorcycle traveling at a high speed narrowly avoiding a collision. Let's use video analysis to estimate the acceleration and coefficient of friction. The post The Physics of Nearly Killing Yourself on a Motorcycle appeared first on WIRED.
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The Day Will Come When Your Credit Card Will Disappear

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 7:21pm
Visa tries to get out ahead of the day when physical forms of payment become as obsolete as barter. The post The Day Will Come When Your Credit Card Will Disappear appeared first on WIRED.
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Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 6:34pm
Amazon's Alexa heads for a future that looks a lot like the Starship Enterprise. The post Amazon Imagines a Future of Infinite Computing Power appeared first on WIRED.
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How Google Copes When Even It Can’t Afford Enough Gear

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 6:19pm
Urs Hölzle is the person Google's engineers turn to when all that computing power turns out not to be enough. The post How Google Copes When Even It Can't Afford Enough Gear appeared first on WIRED.
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Hacking Online Hate Means Talking to the Humans Behind It

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 4:10pm
Yasmin Green heads R&D at Jigsaw, a think tank at Google's parent company. Her radical strategy? Tackle the web's dark side by talking to its creators. The post Hacking Online Hate Means Talking to the Humans Behind It appeared first on WIRED.
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What Christopher Wray Learned From the Last Two FBI Directors

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 3:49pm
Christopher Wray, Trump's nominee for FBI Director, spent years working with---and learning from---James Comey and Robert Mueller. The post What Christopher Wray Learned From the Last Two FBI Directors appeared first on WIRED.
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My Creepy Quest to Save Humanity from Robocar Commuting

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 3:00pm
I spend a day in my driveway looking for answers. The post My Creepy Quest to Save Humanity from Robocar Commuting appeared first on WIRED.
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Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:23pm
Scientists and artists are working to nurture creativity in computers. The post Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator appeared first on WIRED.
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Trump’s Twitter Blocking May Violate First Amendment

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 6:51pm
The Knight First Amendment Institute has sent a letter to President Trump, arguing that blocking Americans on Twitter violates their First Amendment rights. The post Trump's Twitter Blocking May Violate First Amendment appeared first on WIRED.
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Tesla Time, and How Elon Musk Measures Everything In Dog Years

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:30pm
We've analyzed Elon Musk's deadlines, deliveries, and predictions, and concluded that one year him equals roughly eight years for the rest of us. The post Tesla Time, and How Elon Musk Measures Everything In Dog Years appeared first on WIRED.
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The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman’s Bracelets

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Wonder Woman can deflect bullets with her Bracelets of Submission. But what kind of recoil would she have? And how much power does it require? The post The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman's Bracelets appeared first on WIRED.
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Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:30pm
With iOS 11 and the new HomePod speaker, Apple's showing a lot more confidence in what its voice assistant can do. The post Siri Finally Got Its Coming Out Party appeared first on WIRED.
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Wonder Woman and the Importance of the Female Hero Moment

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:00pm
Patty Jenkins' superhero movie gives its lead more than a few slow-mo heroic moments. And she deserves every single one. The post Wonder Woman and the Importance of the Female Hero Moment appeared first on WIRED.
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With the iMac Pro, Apple Rediscovers the Creative Class

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:30pm
At WWDC, Apple made clear why it needs developers to embrace its shiny new tools. The post With the iMac Pro, Apple Rediscovers the Creative Class appeared first on WIRED.
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This Bot Turns Trump Tweets Into Official POTUS Pronouncements

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00pm
As many a movie trickster has learned, official-looking letterhead can make all the difference. The post This Bot Turns Trump Tweets Into Official POTUS Pronouncements appeared first on WIRED.
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The End of Net Neutrality Could Shackle the Internet of Things

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:00am
Fear the pay-per-device dystopia. The post The End of Net Neutrality Could Shackle the Internet of Things appeared first on WIRED.
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Apple Just Joined Tech’s Great Race to Democratize AI

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:00am
Sensing a gold rush from apps enhanced with artificial intelligence, Apple offers some shovels to offer developers. The post Apple Just Joined Tech's Great Race to Democratize AI appeared first on WIRED.
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Banned From the US? There’s a Robot for That

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 12:30pm
At the world's biggest human-computer interaction conference, researchers threatened by Trump's travel ban use telepresence robots to bridge the divide. The post Banned From the US? There's a Robot for That appeared first on WIRED.
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Exploring the Gaudy Mansions of Kurdistan’s Dream City

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 12:00pm
They sit just 50 miles from the battle of Mosul. The post Exploring the Gaudy Mansions of Kurdistan's Dream City appeared first on WIRED.
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