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This sci-fi author predicted everything about the smartphone, now he has insights for our AI world

StreetScape TV Science fiction writers are some of the great creative forward-thinkers of our time. Hard science fiction is the particular category within the genre that matters the most in imagining our shared future, where the laws of physics are adhered to, usually with specified accuracy. The...


Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians review – Not your parents’ Might & Magic

After years without a Might & Magic game, Ubisoft has just released a new mobile title under the name Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians. The good news is that it’s a well polished game with a lot of good things going for it. The bad news is that it has nothing to do with the rest of t...


SpaceX goes for its 11th launch of the year early on Monday

Enlarge / Launch of the OTV-5 mission last September by the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage is back on the launch pad Sunday for its second flight. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX will go for its 11th successful launch of the year early on Monday, with a mission to send a communications satellite into g...


Could dark matter atoms explain a recent observation?

Early this year, a project called EDGES managed to take the Universe's temperature at a time when the very first stars were forming. The results were somewhat confusing in that the Universe's regular matter seemed to be much cooler than we'd expect, based on the energy it had shortly after the Big...


Uncle Sam wants you to join the United States Digital Service

Enlarge / Matt Cutts is the Acting Administrator of the United States Digital Service. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) OAKLAND, Calif.—On the sidelines of the recent Code for America summit held at a downtown Marriott, Matt Cutts has a pitch to the legions of coders and other tech workers of Americ...


macOS 10.14 appears to be getting an upgraded dark mode and an Apple News app

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) for 2018 is about to get underway tomorrow, and that usually means a plethora of updates on software for iPhones, Macs, Apple TVs, and all the other gear Apple makes. It looks like one new macOS feature just leaked out early.Developer Steve Troughton-Smi...


It’s OK to leave Facebook

The slow-motion privacy train wreck that is Facebook has many users, perhaps you, thinking about leaving or at least changing the way you use the social network. Fortunately for everyone but Mark Zuckerberg, it’s not nearly has hard to leave as it once was. The main thing to remember is that...


Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities

America’s mayors have spent the past nine months tripping over each other to curry favor with Amazon.com in its high-profile search for a second headquarters. More quietly, however, a similar story has been playing out in startup-land. Many of the most valuable venture-backed companies are ven...


macOS 10.14 appears to be getting a dark mode and an Apple News app

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is almost here, and the company is expected to unveil updates for its iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems. Apple appears to have accidentally leaked one upcoming feature coming to macOS 10.14: a dark mode. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith&rlm...


Apple lets Telegram iOS update go through following Russia ban debacle

Apple has finally approved an updated version of the Telegram iOS app, after the secure messaging company’s chief executive complained yesterday that the iPhone maker was blocking updates worldwide due to a Telegram ban in Russia. The news was announced on Twitter by Telegram CEO Pavel Durov....

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