The best web browser 2018: faster and more secure

The right web browser can make a huge difference to your everyday browsing – whether your priority is faster performance, better security or more flexibility through downloadable extensions. However, it can be tricky to break out of your comfort zone. The browser you’re currently using might not be the best, but you’ve probably become use […]

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Google Is Using AI To Construct Ads

Now we know what Google wants AI for – to make more ads. Well it is one of many things, but one we might not have thought of. Adwords users have been getting emails telling them to expect new ads in their groups and if they don’t disable them they will start showing after 14 […]

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IBM Debater Argues Like A Human – But How?

IBM is the outlier when it comes to AI. Most other companies are taking the neural network path, but IBM is very much into old-fashioned engineering. The new system has neural networks involved, but they are not the main tool in the kit. Project Debater is the next in IBM’s line of AI systems following […]

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The search for alien life needs a new space telescope, astronomers say

If NASA truly wants to get serious in the search for life off of Earth, scientists argue that the space agency should launch a new, large telescope into space — one capable of directly capturing the images of planets outside our Solar System. Such technology doesn’t fully exist at the moment. But astronomers say it’s […]

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Happy birthday, Google: this week in tech, 20 years ago

One of 1998’s biggest tech stories was the massive antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. It’s Monopoly Week on The Verge, so I wrote a bit about that lawsuit’s place in the ‘90s legal landscape. I also reviewed Antitrust, the 2001 thriller about a fictionalized Microsoft that murders software developers to steal their code. As a person […]

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Trump renews call for Apple to make its products in the US

President Donald Trump suggested this morning that Apple should move its manufacturing plants to America as a way to avoid tariffs in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, following reports that the company’s products could become more expensive. The Trump administration began imposing a series of tariffs on goods from China this […]

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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is planning exit from the company

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, China’s richest person and the most instrumental builder of one of the country’s most successful businesses, is planning to step away from the company, and plans to unveil a succession plan next week, according to the South China Morning Post (via TechCrunch). In an interview with the Morning Post, Ma says […]

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Dear Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack hoarding

Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack collectibles. There are simply far too many in your new PlayStation 4 adventure. Scattering random objects around the city to force players to explore an open world is nothing new. In fact, you actually handle the system well, clearly and openly telling players exactly where they can […]

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The Boring Company shows off a new way to operate its machines: an Xbox controller

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company showed off a new method for operating one of its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. The company posted a short video on Twitter showing off an operator controlling a section of the machine with the device. The company began its work in April 2017 by digging a trench at […]

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Apple might kill the iPhone home button for good. One question: Why?

If you believe the many, many rumors and leaks, Apple will release three new phones on Wednesday. They’ll likely range in size and vary in internal specs, but what you most need to know is that this will almost definitely be the first roster of new iPhones in which none of the options will have […]

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