WTF is machine learning?
It’s no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the question “Can machines think?” From our science fiction to our research labs, we have long questioned whether the creation of artificial versions of our...
What we learned about Elon Musk’s Mars plan in his Reddit AMA
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this afternoon. He noted that the AMA should focus on SpaceX’s plans for Mars, which Musk revealed during the International Astronautical Congress last month. This will be under /r/spacex, not the general AMA. Meant to be suppl...
The NFL: Twitter’s Kingmaker?
The NFL has a distinguished history of successful partnerships with upstart media companies. When it became the home of Sunday Night Football in 1987, ESPN’s unprecedented growth accelerated. In 1993, the NFL sold its NFC Sunday afternoon package to Fox, firmly establishing it as the fourth major b...
UK spy agency GCHQ paid NZ firm Endace to power Internet fiber-optic taps
The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering vast amounts of digital comms data under a surveillance program code-named Tempora — apparently with the help of commercial partners. Read More
Happy 15th Birthday, iPod
It’s been 15 years since Apple first released the classic iPod. It was the first device to usher in what would become, in many respects, the age of Apple. Since its launch Apple’s mobile products have become (to many people) the gold standard. Other folks had launched digital music players before A...
With a green light from the Feds, states race to regulate driverless cars
A Republican in praise of California red tape. Read More
Advancements in artificial intelligence should be kept in the public eye
Artificial intelligence allows machines to reason and interact with the world, and it’s evolving at a breakneck pace. Now consider that most of our data, the best minds in the business and more computing power than you could ever imagine sit with just a handful of companies. Indeed, only a few comp...
Driverless cars will be widespread by 2020
By the 2020 election driverless cars will have become ubiquitous, according to Rahul Sonnad, a co-founder of the zero-emission ride-sharing startup Tesloop. The impact, he predicts, will be “completely transformative.” Read More
The banana republic of big data
There’s a reason Americans feel dispossessed by their government. We citizens have fewer and fewer opportunities for substantive interaction with our leaders. Corporate-funded organizations and narrow interest advocacy campaigns stand in as proxies for citizens as the distance grows between leaders...
AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting
AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 liv...
The future of gaming looks painful.....
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Fall colors line the banks and forest surrounding Katahdin Stream in baxter State Park, Maine. [OC] [2881 × 3844]
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"This is how she falls asleep on the couch."
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LPT: Dab a little bit of water on the crust of leftover pizza before microwaving it, it'll keep it soft.
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World population living in extreme poverty, 1820-2015
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TIL that only 34% of American Millenials think that "America is the greatest country in the world" while that number is at almost 70% for Baby Boomers.
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I'm positive there is someone out there on Reddit who subscribes to the exact same subreddits as I do and we would be very good friends.
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Mountain cutting through the clouds
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I was in bed with my new girlfriend and she said I had the biggest...
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Why Snakes Don't Have Legs (For Now)
Time Travel Probably Isn't Possible—Why Do We Wish It Were?
Why Cats Lick Plastic, and Other Odd Behaviors Explained
Experts weigh in on feline grooming, zooming, and a strange fetish.
More Snow Leopards Poached, Even as Bold Plan Fights Decline
On the eve of International Snow Leopard Day, there’s good news and bad news for the secretive big cats of Central Asia.
Watch How Bees Teach Each Other to Solve Problems
New research with bumblebees hints at how knowledge can quickly spread through a population.
Mosquitoes May Meet Their End Thanks to Marlon Brando
U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions
South Africa’s captive lions are raised to be hunted within confined spaces, a practice experts consider cruel and unrelated to conservation.
Two-Headed Shark Is First of Its Kind
A rare find from the Mediterranean expands the number of animals that have been born with two heads.
Finding Clarity in the Stars
Why Yellow Birds Mysteriously Turn Red
No one could figure out why a North American woodpecker's feathers were changing color—until now.