Tech leaders warn against 'Pandora's box' of robotic weapons

More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence leaders including billionaire Elon Musk are urging the United Nations to take action against the dangers of autonomous weapons, known as "killer ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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HTC Vive gets its first permanent price cut, now down 25 percent

That's a $200 savings, but still not as cheap as $399 Oculus Touch bundle.

5 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Machine voice recognition reaches human parity

Last year, Microsoft's speech and dialog research group announced a milestone in reaching human parity on the Switchboard conversational speech recognition task, meaning we had created technology ...

2 hours ago from TechXplore

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UK says online hate crime is as serious as offline offences

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today laid out a renewed commitment to tackling hate crime, including making sure that online offences are being dealt with appropriately. ...

22 minutes ago from Engadget

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Avocado seed husks could be a gold mine of medicinal and industrial compounds

The least appreciated part of an avocado could soon undergo a trash-to-treasure transformation. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists report that avocado seed husks, which are usually discarded ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?

The total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us, and many people are asking: Can I photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet?

1 hours ago from FOXNews

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Microsoft’s Windows Store is full of illegal movie and TV streaming apps

Microsoft’s Windows Store has been full of junk apps for years, but a new problem has emerged with apps providing access to pirated movies and TV shows. Torrent Freak reports that ...

22 minutes ago from The Verge

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AI Photo Filter Prisma Wants To Sell Its Tech To Other Companies

Photo editing apps are a dime a dozen, so when Prisma was launched, it’s safe to say that many were a bit skeptical about its capabilities and how it could differ from the competition, but ...

1 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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BioWare Kills Mass Effect Andromeda DLC, No More Single-Player Patches

Mass Effect Andromeda won't be receiving any new single-player content or patches. That's the news from BioWare, which announced that the only updates from this point forward would be for the ...

51 minutes ago from Extremetech

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Xbox One X will launch with a limited Project Scorpio Edition

The rumors were true. Microsoft is marking the launch of the Xbox One X by starting pre-orders for a limited Project Scorpio Edition for the console. It'll cost the same $499 as ...

17 hours ago from Engadget

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