Artificial intelligence can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.

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Facebook can't guarantee social media is good for democracy

As Facebook acknowledges it plays a bigger role in society than ever, the company has attempted to try to right some of the wrongs it created, including letting its user base rank the credibility and trustworthiness of news organizations.However, the Mark Zuckerberg-led tech giant admits it isn’t sure whether social media was good for democracy.

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Bitcoin miners have extracted 80 percent of all the bitcoins there will ever be

With 21 million being the maximum potential number of the cryptocurrency that will ever exist, we’re edging ever closer toward that number. The latest milestone reached was the 80 percent mark, with 16.8 million coins mined.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/bitcoin-miners-have-extracted-80-percent-all-bitcoins-there-will-ever-be.html

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'Grinch bots' ruining Christmas for kids asking for high-demand toys

High-tech software is the latest holiday Grinch, making it tougher than ever for parents to find that must-have toy at a regular retail price.

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Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous.

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Every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. But the complexity of that software also keeps growing.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259977-software-increasingly-complex-thats-dangerous?source=Computing

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Snapchat CEO: Social media fueled the rise of ‘fake news’

In his first editorial ever, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has pulled no punches on his social media brethren, saying the rise of social media begat the rise of “fake news.”

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Tech Q&A: Tracking cellphones, dictating documents, covert online shopping and more

I would like to track my wife’s location. She is never, ever without her phone. Can I track her phone so I know where she is around town?

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Nikon D850 Field-Tested: Possibly the Best DSLR Ever

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While the Nikon D850 is not the fastest, or the highest-resolution, DSLR ever made, its combination of solid performance and stunning image quality makes it one of the best ever. I’ve been shooting with one since the day it came out, and so far I’m very pleased.

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Amazon patents bizarre accordion-like chute to deliver packages from its drones

Looking to ever expand ways to deliver goods to its customers, Amazon has patented a way to allow its drones to deliver packages without ever having to land.

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Elon Musk shows off Boring Company elevator for the first time

With Elon Musk, nothing is ever boring – except if it’s his company.Musk, who is the CEO of infrastructure and tunneling company, The Boring Company, showed off the first footage of his company’s elevator, designed to alleviate traffic.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

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If you’ve ever wanted to track GPU usage the same way we can check CPU usage through the Windows 10 Task Manager, it’s finally happening.

The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Google is trying to stop drones from crashing into each other

If we’re ever to live in a world where drones buzz around delivering stuff, we’re going to need a powerful system to manage all of those unmanned aerial vehicles in the sky. Alphabet is building one.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/google-is-trying-to-stop-drones-from-crashing-into-each-other.html

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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