Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

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The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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I sent a compromising message to the wrong person. How will I ever recover?

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The realisation you misdirected a sensitive message is among the worst feelings technology can induce. Have faith one day it will be a great anecdote I accidentally sent a compromising message to the worst person possible!!! HELP ME. Everyone has made this mistake even the Greatest of All Time. Serena Williams pregnancy announcement on Snapchat […]

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Innovation in AI could see governments introduce human quotas, study says

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Report predicts rise in robotics will usher in industrial revolution 4.0 altering working practices and legal frameworks Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas for insuring driverless cars, according to a report by the International Bar Association. The […]

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Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump’s possible tech policies

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Silicon Valley has enjoyed its relationship with Obama, but how will companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook fare under a Trump administration? Americas technology industry has enjoyed a close relationship with President Obamas administration since he was elected in 2008 a fact that will not be lost on president-elect Donald Trump, who pitched his […]

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Microsoft unveils Surface Studio in bid for creative professionals

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The $3,000 computer is marketed to professionals as Microsoft shifts focus to technology that enables profound creation Microsoft is getting artsy. The tech giant unveiled tools for artists and designers on Tuesday in Manhattan, including a smartphone app that allows users to scan 3D images of everyday objects and move them around in virtual or […]

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Microsoft Surface irks NFL coaches and stars: ‘I’m done with tablets’

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Teams use the tablet under a $400m deal but the publicity hasnt all been positive as Bill Belichick and others vent their frustrations Microsoft might pay the NFL $400m to use its tablets, but that doesnt stop players, coaches and announcers from complaining about the devices. Last week, the New England Patriots head coach, Bill […]

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Stephen Hawking: AI will be ‘either best or worst thing’ for humanity

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Professor praises creation of Cambridge University institute to study future of artificial intelligence Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity, and praised the creation of an academic institute dedicated to researching the future of intelligence as […]

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