Computing

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AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks? From Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, Londons Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening in 1931. But the man

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British email prankster fools White House officials into replying

Man used emails to trick Anthony Scaramucci and pose as Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Eric Trump A suspected British prankster appears to have conned White House officials including Anthony Scaramucci into replying to him after pretending in email correspondence to be several different members of the Trump team. The man, who goes by the

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What are the best MacBook Pro alternatives?

Want a premium and powerful yet small and light laptop that isnt an Apple product? Here are the best 13in alternatives It used to be that if you wanted a premium, powerful but relatively small and light laptop, there werent many good options apart from Apples MacBook Pro. These days that certainly isnt the case

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Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

Retailer backs futurologists claim that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that

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

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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Samsung to sell 'refurbished' Galaxy Note 7 phones

Company trying to manage stockpile of four million handsets that were recalled after battery explosions Samsung has announced it will refurbish and sell some of the millions of batteries could overheat and burst into flames. Authorities in the US and elsewhere

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Samsung blames two separate battery faults for Galaxy Note 7 fires

Tests on tens of thousands of devices found that both original and replacement batteries were responsible for the phones bursting into flames global recall of millions of devices and damaged consumer confidence in the worlds biggest maker of smartphones. At a press conference on Monday, Samsung officials said exhaustive tests on tens of thousands of