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Tech Billionaire wants to Build Utopian City from Scratch in the US

Tech Billionaire wants to Build Utopian City from Scratch in the US

This may seem like one of Philip K. Dick’s two nightmares, but it’s actually a new project identified by American e-commerce entrepreneur Mark Lore, who previously served as president and chief executive of Walmart’s online shopping division. Full of Silicon Valley techno-utopianism.....

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Roomba’s New Design Update should Help Pet Owners Avoid A “Pooptastrophe”

Roomba’s New Design Update should Help Pet Owners Avoid A “Pooptastrophe”

Few people who read the 2016 Pooptastrophe review will forget the plight of one homeowner whose self-driving Roomba sprayed puppy poop all over their house while they were sleeping. Now, Roomba has issued a Pet Owner Official Promise (POOP) to eliminate such traumatic situations by improving thei.....

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Automated Recruiting Systems are Dismissing Millions of Talented Applicants, Says Report

Automated Recruiting Systems are Dismissing Millions of Talented Applicants, Says Report

If you have applied for a job, especially in a large company, in the last few years, you will probably be aware of the dire state of recruitment. CVs seem to be getting obscure month after month, vague job descriptions, and companies that aren’t currently hiring but still making lists are just .....

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Physicists have a Kickstarter to Test Whether we are Living in a Simulation

Physicists have a Kickstarter to Test Whether we are Living in a Simulation

If we were in a hyper-realistic simulation, à la the matrix, would it be possible to figure it out? A team of physicists believes so, and they are trying to fund their experiments through a Kickstarter campaign. Whether it is possible to test, how, and what results are being sought are all waiti.....

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AI can Improve Clinical Judgments on Clinical Diagnosis

AI can Improve Clinical Judgments on Clinical Diagnosis

Every day, critical time and enormous amounts of resources are lost in the world’s healthcare systems. Misdiagnoses result in unnecessary additional tests, delayed treatment plans, and lower survival or remission rates than would have occurred if it had been caught and identified correctly .....

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US Navy Develops Weapon that Could make it Impossible to Speak

US Navy Develops Weapon that Could make it Impossible to Speak

If you’re a frequent Zoom caller, you’ll know that the dreaded echo is the most annoying and distracting event. Hearing your own voice played back to you with a tiny delay is so vexing that you end up yelling “can everyone silence their microphones please!” before losing y.....

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FAA Grounds Virgin Galactic Indefinitely after Richard Branson Flight Reentry “Mishap”

FAA Grounds Virgin Galactic Indefinitely after Richard Branson Flight Reentry “Mishap”

Virgin Galactic’s position in the billionaire space race appears to have stalled, and it is unlikely to fly again very soon. Virgin Galactic’s space flights have been banned by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until the agency reviews the company’s much-hyped July tr.....

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45-Year-Old Footage Shows Arthur C. Clarke Accurately Predicting the Future

45-Year-Old Footage Shows Arthur C. Clarke Accurately Predicting the Future

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a self-proclaimed futurist had a lot of ideas about how technology might evolve in the future. Despite the fact that the revolutionary writer lived at a period when computers were a mysterious, space-age technology and the floppy disk .....

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Windows 11 Launches October 5

Windows 11 Launches October 5

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 in June, it gave a broad release date of “Holiday 2021.” Of course, it didn’t say which holiday it was for. Perhaps the company was planning something special for World Teachers’ Day, a late Sukkot, or an early Halloween. After hitting a .....

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TikTok’s new Creator Marketplace API lets Influencer Marketing Companies Tap into first-Party Data

TikTok’s new Creator Marketplace API lets Influencer Marketing Companies Tap into first-Party Data

TikTok is making it easier for companies and agencies to collaborate with influencers who use the platform. The company is launching a new “TikTok Creator Marketplace API,” which will allow marketing firms to interface more directly with TikTok’s Creator Marketplace, the video app’.....

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TikTok Bans Viral ‘milk Crate Challenge’ over Safety Concerns

TikTok Bans Viral ‘milk Crate Challenge’ over Safety Concerns

Due to worries that people engaging in the trend could be badly wounded, TikTok has banned the popular “milk crate challenge” from its platform. TikTok users were challenged to build a pyramid out of milk crates and then climb across the shaky construction. “TikTok forbids anything .....

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Researchers Have Developed a Technique that will Allow a Stubborn Set of Metals to be Processed in a Less Expensive, Safer, and Simpler Method

Researchers Have Developed a Technique that will Allow a Stubborn Set of Metals to be Processed in a Less Expensive, Safer, and Simpler Method

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering have developed a method that will enable a “stubborn” set of metals and metal oxides to be formed into thin films that may be utilized in a variety of electronics, computer components, and other applicat.....

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