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

AlphaZero chess champion

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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Gladiator games: Experts harness tech to reveal Roman city's secrets

Archaeologists in Austria have deployed magnetometers and ground-penetrating radar to discover the concession stands and shops that supported an ancient city’s gladiator games.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/gladiator-games-experts-harness-tech-to-reveal-roman-citys-secrets.html

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Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze's storage facilities

While it’s generally known how long hard drives actually live for, it stands to reason that some manufacturers make drives that are more reliable than others. But whose?

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Adobe Max in photos: Photoshop for audio, movie star cameos, fashion tech, and more

Adobe Max 2016 sneak peeks are always a highlight

In a year-long calendar of tech conferences, Adobe’s Max stands out as one of the most colorful, with its emphasis on creativity, starting with amazing guest keynotes and continuing with lots of great experiences to get attendees’ creative juices flowing.

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DODOcase, Twelve South join rush to announce Apple Watch stands

Two more Apple accessory makers have each announced third-party stands for the Apple Watch: DODOcase this week unveiled the Charging Stand, while Twelve South is developing the HiRise.



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DARPA's Silicon "System On A Chip" Is Pretty

DARPA ELASTx Microchip
ELASTx stands for “Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs”
DARPA

The future of silicon transmitters looks a lot like an 8-bit adventure game. Developed by DARPA, the Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx) is a complete, all-on-one chip system that operates at 94 gigahertz. This means it transmits in the millimeter-wave frequencies, which are a relatively untapped part of the electromagnetic spectrum that’s particularly useful for radar, guidance systems, and other military tech. It’s the first time those frequencies have been achieved on a silicon-only chip, which is lighter and cheaper than the gallium-based alternatives.

Essentially, the ELASTx chip boosts the power of transmitted signals, to deliver large amounts of data at fast speeds. Satellites, especially, could take advantage of this breakthrough because of its high power and miniscule weight. The transmitter can also change the frequencies it uses, so it can communicate across different types of waves.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/darpas-silicon-system-chip-pretty

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