Artificial intelligence is writing the next 'Game of Thrones' book

Winter is kind of here.“Game of Thrones” fans have grown so impatient for George R.R. Martin to finish the next “A Song of Ice And Fire” book – the series that the HBO show is based on – that an artificial intelligence system just wrote the beginning of the sixth book.

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Microsoft Hits 500-Million-Device Milestone for Windows 10

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Windows 10’s market share and absolute install base have grown substantially in the past 12 months, from 300 million to 500 million devices. Windows 7 gamers, however, seem to be something of a holdout group.

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CES 2017 highlights in photos

CES now sprawls over more than a dozen hotel casino locations including the Venetian Sands which is featured here

Somehow CES gets larger every year. It has now grown way beyond consumer electronics, into nearly every corner of high-tech. After six days at press events and the show itself, here are some of our favorite highlights.

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Instagram Blows Past Competition to 500M Mark


Instagram on Tuesday said it had passed a milestone, with its community having grown to more than 500 million members — more than 300 million of them using the site on a daily basis. The Instagram community has become more global, with more than 80 percent of Instagrammers living outside the United States. Instagram’s user base has more than doubled in two years, surging past rival photo-sharing site Snapchat. Its growth spurt comes at a time when Twitter growth appears to be stagnating as it struggles for profitability.

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Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight, aimed at casual hobbyists

Article Image The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm’s entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual hobbyists looking to get their feet wet in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Feds Weigh In on Cybersharing Antitrust Issues


The use and scope of information technology has grown dramatically since 2000 — and along with that growth have come ever greater cybersecurity threats to businesses, government agencies and consumers. The need to counter actual threats, as well as to prevent potential cybersecurity problems, calls for sharing information among vulnerable parties. However, businesses have been worried that sharing cyberinformation involves another risk: the chance that such practices would be deemed anticompetitive under federal antitrust laws.

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