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Instagram Announces Plans for Parental Controls and Other Safety Features Ahead of Congressional Hearing

Instagram Announces Plans for Parental Controls and Other Safety Features Ahead of Congressional Hearing

Following the recent testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri slated to appear before the Senate for the first time on the topic of how the platform is harming kids’ mental health on Wednesday. Instagram has launched a new set of safety features, incl.....

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Musk Says Neuralink Hopes to Implant First Brain Chips Into Humans Next Year

Musk Says Neuralink Hopes to Implant First Brain Chips Into Humans Next Year

Elon Musk, the co-founder of Neuralink, a business that develops human brain-computer interface technology, has stated that his company plans to implant computer chips into human patients next year, starting with spinal cord damage patients.  The timing, which appears to be astonishingly near fo.....

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Amazon Launches Its $19.99 per Month ‘Alexa Together’ Elder Care Subscription for Families

Amazon Launches Its $19.99 per Month ‘Alexa Together’ Elder Care Subscription for Families

Amazon today announced the formal launch of the Alexa Together subscription service, which is intended for families that are caring for older relatives who are still living independently but require additional assistance.  The functionality, which was initially announced at Amazon’s autumn.....

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The Smart Home Starter Kit

The Smart Home Starter Kit

I inadvertently transformed my house into a smart home a year ago. What began as a simple (and, let’s face it, lazy) way to turn off the radio in the kitchen without getting out of bed rapidly turned into a quest to remotely manage and automate as much of my home as possible. What makes [&h.....

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Machine Learning is Used to Simulate Quantum Devices

Machine Learning is Used to Simulate Quantum Devices

The incorporation of quantum algorithms into machine learning programs is known as quantum machine learning. The term is most commonly used to refer to machine learning algorithms for analyzing classical data that are run on a quantum computer, i.e. quantum-enhanced machine learning. While machin.....

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First We SPAC, Then We Take Down AWS

First We SPAC, Then We Take Down AWS

The strategy is straightforward: first, we construct a rip-off of a well-known digital business. Second, we accuse each other of political persecution. Third, we use a SPAC to raise a large sum of money. Finally, we take on Amazon Web Services (AWS). What is even funnier is that I am not joking. .....

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Algeria’s Yassir picks up $30M to Build a Super App in North Africa

Algeria’s Yassir picks up $30M to Build a Super App in North Africa

Yassir, an Algerian company that offers on-demand services including ride-hailing and last-mile delivery, has acquired a $30 million Series a round of funding. A broad number of venture capitalists and angel investors contributed to the funding. WndrCo, DN Capital, Kismet Capital, Spike Ventures,.....

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Torture Testing a Porsche Cayenne S on the Rebelle Rally

Torture Testing a Porsche Cayenne S on the Rebelle Rally

Any technology’s killer app is to make your life easier and more pleasant; your car’s GPS helps you locate the best route to a restaurant when traffic is congested, and if you have cruise control, you can set a speed on the highway to avoid getting a penalty.  These car character.....

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A Novel Approach to MRI

A Novel Approach to MRI

Magnetism is a property of matter caused by electrons orbiting in atoms. Because of the orbiting electrons, the atoms have a magnetic moment associated with an intrinsic angular momentum known as spin. Spin will be discussed in greater depth further down. It’s easier to visualize the electr.....

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Designers hope hydrogen-powered plane will fly halfway around the world without refueling

Designers hope hydrogen-powered plane will fly halfway around the world without refueling

Flying is one of the most difficult problems to solve when it comes to building carbon-free transportation. Electric planes will not be commercially viable until batteries get more powerful and lighter. Another option is hydrogen-powered flying, and a design for such a plane has been shown by a r.....

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After being Pushed out of Google, Timnit Gebru Forms Her Own AI Research Institute, DAIR

After being Pushed out of Google, Timnit Gebru Forms Her Own AI Research Institute, DAIR

Timnit Gebru, one of the heads of Google’s ethics in AI team and a leading expert in the field, dismissed almost precisely one year ago after issuing a warning email to her colleagues. Now she has set up business with DAIR, a fresh new research center devoted to the issues she believed over.....

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This Seven-Question Test Can Determine How Wise You Are, Researchers Say

This Seven-Question Test Can Determine How Wise You Are, Researchers Say

Groups of academics from the University of California, San Diego, have devised a new scale for calculating a person’s stockpile of metaphorical pearls of knowledge, with the entire process taking only one minute.  The research authors explain that wisdom made up of seven separate trait.....

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