Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

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Dreaming Up Einstein


Salesforce isn’t waiting for Dreamforce to begin the drumbeat over its artificial intelligence offering which is — or will be — called “Einstein.” There is so much to discuss about this turn of events that it’s hard to begin, so rather than starting at a conventional jumping-off point I’ll start with the name. You couldn’t have lived at any point in the 20th century and not have some idea of who Albert Einstein was. For most of that time he was regarded as special — a savant, one who could see things that no one else could.

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Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

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Intel announced that it would begin fabbing 10nm processors based on ARM technology for foundry customers in the near future, starting with LG. It’s a huge shift for Intel.

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Google Fattens Up Entertainment Programming Search Results


Google will begin listing live air times for TV shows in its search results, Danial Alegre, president of global partnerships announced Wednesday in his keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas. This new feature will allow users to search for movies and TV shows. Results will show availability on broadcast and cable TV channels, as well as through the streaming and online rentals that Google already lists. This may be just the first step in a larger entertainment play for Google.

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Comcast Seeks Customers' Good Graces Through Amazon Sales


Comcast on Monday announced that it would begin selling its Xfinity TV, phone and Internet services through Amazon. The services debuted on the new Amazon Cable Store Web page, which promises to help customers choose a cable TV plan. All of the plans offered include high-definition and DVR services, along with more than 30 Xfinity products and services, including Comcast’s flagship video product, Xfinity X1. Pricing offered on Amazon is identical to what customers can find via Comcast’s existing sales channels.

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Low-Cost Bundle Beckons Gamers to PlayStation VR


Sony last week announced it would begin taking preorders for a cost-shaving virtual reality bundle. Priced at $499, the PlayStation VR bundle includes everything needed except the PlayStation 4 console. It contains a VR headset, cables, stereo headphones, a PlayStation camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers and a pair of discs etched with VR demos. Purchasing the headset by itself would set you back $399. One of the included discs is PlayStation VR Worlds, which has five interactive experiences.

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Report: Apple Moving Quickly to Sell New iPhone, iPad Models


Apple will begin selling new models of its iPad tablets and iPhones in mid-March, according to a report published last week. It will debut a 4-inch iPhone, called the “iPhone 5se,” as well as a new iPad Air at a March 15 event, followed by a retail and online sales launch three days later, said the report. Apple is not expected to offer its usual preorder sales event, but that decision is subject to change. The new tablet, called the “iPad Air 3,” reportedly will include a new Smart Connector and support for various Apple accessories.

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The party's really over: Netflix begins blocking VPN users

When Netflix said recently that it would begin to block VPN users, many people shrugged it off thinking the move was all talk. Well, we have some bad news for you: It wasn’t all talk.

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Walmart Catches the Drone Delivery Bug


Walmart on Monday filed a request with the Federal Aviation Administration to begin deploying commercial drones to transport goods from outside vendors to its distribution centers, as well as to customers’ homes. The company, which has been testing drones in indoor flights, wanted an exemption in order to deploy small unmanned aircraft systems, wrote Shekar Natarajan, Walmart vice president, logistics strategy, in a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Its goal was to create a more efficient delivery system to move merchandise.

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Verizon Supercookie to Let Advertisers Gorge on Customer Data


Verizon has announced it will begin sharing customer data with its AOL Advertising Network, triggering concerns about privacy and customer tracking. AOL will use Verizon’s supercookie — which is impossible to get rid of — to track users. Devices on a user’s Verizon Wireless account, those used to log in to that account, and devices used to connect directly to AOL sites and services or to third-party sites where AOL provides ads will be tracked and may receive ads.

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Sprint confirms plans to sell Apple Watch this Friday alongside iPhone 6s

Sprint will begin selling the Apple Watch this Friday, Sept. 25 — the same day as the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the carrier has confirmed.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car faces manufacturing roadblocks, could necessitate partnership

With an internal goal of 2020 to begin building its own car, Apple faces a number of roadblocks in automotive manufacturing, which could lead it to partnering with another company in its vehicular venture, a source has indicated to AppleInsider.

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Discover cards to support Apple Pay on Sept. 16 with 10% cash-back offer

Discover on Wednesday officially announced it will begin supporting Apple Pay on Sept. 16, saying that for a limited time customers who use Apple’s touchless payments service can earn an extra ten percent Cashback Bonus.

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Google's logo grows up by losing the serifs and slimming down

When Google unveiled the plan to begin restructuring into a new company, Alphabet, we knew it would mean some changes, but we weren’t ready for this one.

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'iPad Pro' parts shipments starting in Sept. with new display tech & suppliers – report

Parts shipments for a 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” will likely begin in September, resulting in production of about 1 million units per month this year — but with new touchscreen technology and suppliers, according to a J.P. Morgan investor memo.

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Best Buy to offer AppleCare and AppleCare+ warranties ahead of 'iPhone 6s' launch

Electronics retailer Best Buy has inked a deal with Apple to begin selling authorized warranty extensions for its products, and employees have been told that the new addition will be announced to the public on Sept. 10.

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Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/30/facebook-ready-to-test-giant-drone-for-internet-service/

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Follow NASA's historic mission to Pluto with the New Horizons app on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

NASA’s New Horizons space probe is set to begin transmitting the first ever high-resolution images of Pluto back to earth later today, and you can follow the exciting progress on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with the official New Horizons app.

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