AlphaZero Is the New Chess Champion, and Harbinger of a Brave New World in AI

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AlphaZero stands to upend not merely the world of chess, but the whole realm of strategic decision making. If that doesn’t give you pause, it probably should.

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The forgotten role of the bicycle in wartime: How soldiers rode into action on two wheels

In many parts of the world the bicycle is the main means of transportation as people commute to work. Cycling, for many people, is a way of life, but it also has deep roots in military history throughout the world.

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3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo

People used to dream about robot secretaries. Futurists imagined a world where computers obeyed our every command. When the Amazon Echo hit the market, that dream became a reality: Alexa was obedient, personable and all-knowing. She could carry out a myriad of basic tasks, with a personality as professional and unflappable as a human assistant.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/10/3-essential-privacy-settings-for-your-amazon-echo.html

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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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Knocking Trump off Twitter was a 'mistake,' ex-employee says

A former Twitter employee who stunned the world earlier this month by deactivating President Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes has now stepped forward.

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Offsetting Asymmetry With Automation


In the security world, there is a truism that defense is harder than offense because it’s an asymmetric playing field. The bad guys need only find one path into an environment — one place where everything hasn’t been done perfectly — while those charged with securing that environment need to protect against intrusions everywhere. The asymmetry is apparent in other respects as well. For example, a large percentage of a company’s staff members may go home at night, but attackers can operate from wherever, whenever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84970.html?rss=1

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In Silicon Valley, this job pays a 'startling' salary

US News & World Report is out with a list of the 10 best jobs for millennials (No. 1 is web developer, No. 2 is dental hygienist), and says its list took into consideration the group’s priorities.

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US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire.

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President Trump surpasses the Pope to become most followed world leader on Twitter

President Donald Trump surpassed Pope Francis to become the most followed world air on Twitter, reaching the rarefied air of 40 million followers.

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Microsoft, Facebook Run Fastest-Ever Cable Underneath the Atlantic

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Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius have completed the fastest undersea cable in the world years ahead of schedule. It’s fast, it’s long, and Microsoft says it’s as heavy as a bunch of whales. Also, we evidently measure things in whales now.

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Three ways to find the real deals on Amazon

Here’s some trivia for you: Amazon, the largest and most versatile marketplace in world history, has more than 2 million sellers — almost as many people as live in Houston, the fourth largest city in America. And every one of those sellers is clambering to sell you things.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/12/three-ways-to-find-real-deals-on-amazon.html

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World Wrestling Entertainment gets toehold in China with streaming deal

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. is betting on China’s growing appetite for online video content—and its taste for melodrama.

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These are the four criteria for getting a job at Google

Google is one of the most recognizable companies in the world and as a juggernaut of the tech industry is shaping our lives on an unprecedented scale.

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Powerful aircraft from around the world impress at UK military airshow

Stunning aircraft from around the world were on display at the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England.

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