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Facebook's chief AI scientist: Deep learning may need a new programming language

FACEBOOK'S CHIEF AI SCIENTIST: DEEP LEARNING MAY NEED A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

Deep learning may need a new programming language that's more flexible and easier to work with than Python, Facebook AI Research director...

Greg Broadmore interview - why Weta Workshop spent seven years on its Magic Leap game

GREG BROADMORE INTERVIEW - WHY WETA WORKSHOP SPENT SEVEN YEARS ON ITS MAGIC LEAP GAME

Greg Broadmore had never made a game before. But he decided to do it after hearing about Magic Leap's ambitions. The result is Dr....

 
 
 
IOTA partners with Nova to launch seed fund for distributed ledger startups

IOTA PARTNERS WITH NOVA TO LAUNCH SEED FUND FOR DISTRIBUTED LEDGER STARTUPS

IOTA Foundation partners with startup studio Nova to create a seed fund that targets entrepreneurs working on distributed ledger technologies.

Amazon plans to make 50% of Amazon shipments net zero carbon by 2030

AMAZON PLANS TO MAKE 50% OF AMAZON SHIPMENTS NET ZERO CARBON BY 2030

Amazon says it plans to make 50 percent of shipments with net zero carbon by 2030, as part of its Shipment Zero initiative.

 
 
 
U.K. says Facebook needs independent ethical oversight

U.K. SAYS FACEBOOK NEEDS INDEPENDENT ETHICAL OVERSIGHT

Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics, British lawmakers said on Monday.

GoCardless nabs $75 million from GV, others, to expand its recurring payments platform to the U.S

GOCARDLESS NABS $75 MILLION FROM GV, OTHERS, TO EXPAND ITS RECURRING PAYMENTS PLATFORM TO THE U.S

GoCardless, which helps companies collect subscription payments, has raised $75 million in a series E round of funding from big-name...

 
 
 
Problematic employees: When to hold on and when to fire them

PROBLEMATIC EMPLOYEES: WHEN TO HOLD ON AND WHEN TO FIRE THEM

In high-growth startups, learning to assess talent is a critical skill. Here are five personas you should learn to recognize and manage.

Could hackers trick voice assistants into committing fraud? Researchers say yes

COULD HACKERS TRICK VOICE ASSISTANTS INTO COMMITTING FRAUD? RESEARCHERS SAY YES

Voice assistant technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but security experts say it comes with some uniquely invasive risks.

 
 
 
India is turning its back on Silicon Valley

INDIA IS TURNING ITS BACK ON SILICON VALLEY

India has for years incentivized Silicon Valley companies to make billions of dollars of investments in the nation. It's not that welcoming...

Didi plans Chile, Peru, and Colombia launches to take on Uber

DIDI PLANS CHILE, PERU, AND COLOMBIA LAUNCHES TO TAKE ON UBER

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing wants to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets: Chile,...

 
 
 
GamesBeat Decides 110: Bobby Kotick made us embrace socialism

GAMESBEAT DECIDES 110: BOBBY KOTICK MADE US EMBRACE SOCIALISM

It's a busy week. Tons of games are coming out, and we've had some big headlines. Let's figure it out together on the GamesBeat Decides...

Documents show how Google used shell companies to keep datacenter negotiations quiet

DOCUMENTS SHOW HOW GOOGLE USED SHELL COMPANIES TO KEEP DATACENTER NEGOTIATIONS QUIET

Documents obtained in a lawsuit against the city of San Jose show the lengths Google will go to to keep details about new datacenters...

 
 
 
Sensor Tower: 2018 was mobile Minecraft's best year ever with $110 million earned

SENSOR TOWER: 2018 WAS MOBILE MINECRAFT'S BEST YEAR EVER WITH $110 MILLION EARNED

Minecraft's mobile version earned $110 million on iOS and Android in 2018, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. This is that version's...

Google open-sources PlaNet, an AI agent that learns about the world from images

GOOGLE OPEN-SOURCES PLANET, AN AI AGENT THAT LEARNS ABOUT THE WORLD FROM IMAGES

Google's PlaNet is an AI agent that's exceptionally good at predicting future actions in unfamiliar environments. It's available in...

 
 
 
ProBeat: Tech company expansions need to be less arrogant and more transparent

PROBEAT: TECH COMPANY EXPANSIONS NEED TO BE LESS ARROGANT AND MORE TRANSPARENT

Amazon HQ2 and Google's cousin Sidewalk Labs both made news yesterday with their corporate expansions, showing arrogance rather than...

Facebook's early Portal prototypes swiveled to see video subjects

FACEBOOK'S EARLY PORTAL PROTOTYPES SWIVELED TO SEE VIDEO SUBJECTS

Facebook has shared additional details about the evolution of its AI-powered camera for video calls in Portal, Facebook's first consumer...

 
 
 
The DeanBeat: DICE Summit shows the inspirational highs and depressing lows of gaming

THE DEANBEAT: DICE SUMMIT SHOWS THE INSPIRATIONAL HIGHS AND DEPRESSING LOWS OF GAMING

The DICE Summit was where the elite of the game industry gathered, and where they heard about great inspiration and crushing lows.

Blockchain technology can potentially defeat ad fraud and blocking

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY CAN POTENTIALLY DEFEAT AD FRAUD AND BLOCKING

Vreo, a blockchain startup based out of Frankfurt, Germany, is trying to combat ad blocking and fraud through blockchain technology.

 
 
 
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview: The first 20H1 build

MICROSOFT RELEASES NEW WINDOWS 10 PREVIEW: THE FIRST 20H1 BUILD

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18836. This is the first build from the 20H1 branch, coming in the first half of 2020.

Amazon only has itself to blame for its failed New York campus

AMAZON ONLY HAS ITSELF TO BLAME FOR ITS FAILED NEW YORK CAMPUS

Amazon's Long Island City campus was dead on arrival, after the company negotiated with New York officials for more than a year in...

 
 
 



Intense video: Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car

Intense video: Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car

Not all heroes wear capes. Read more ...

Thank you for being a fan: 'Golden Girls'-themed cruise to set sail in 2020

Thank you for being a fan: 'Golden Girls'-themed cruise to set sail in 2020

Picture this: A cruise celebrating the iconic sitcom "Golden Girls" has just been confirmed for next winter, and it includes a cheesecake party. Read more ...

Ayanna Pressley leads President's Day protest in Mass

Ayanna Pressley leads President's Day protest in Mass

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressely will join others in Congress, co-sponsoring a resolution that would block the declaration of a national emergency. Read more ...

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after 2019 season

Giants manager Bruce Bochy to retire after 2019 season

If the Giants can win 83 games this season, Bochy would move into the top 10 on the all-time list for managerial victories. Read more ...

Here are 5 health benefits of red wine for National Drink Wine Day

Here are 5 health benefits of red wine for National Drink Wine Day

You might not need an excuse for a glass of red for National Drink Wine Day, but in case you do, here are five health benefits as identified by experts. Read more ...

Alec Baldwin suggests Trump's latest attack on 'SNL' could be 'a threat to...

Alec Baldwin suggests Trump's latest attack on 'SNL' could be 'a threat to my safety'

Alec Baldwin, the actor who parodies President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live," is responding to the president's latest shot at the show. Read more ...

Breaking barriers: Woman becomes 1st openly autistic person to practice law...

Breaking barriers: Woman becomes 1st openly autistic person to practice law in Florida

Haley Moss is the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar. Read more ...

Roger Stone Attacks Judge Presiding Over His Case In Bizarre Instagram Post

Roger Stone Attacks Judge Presiding Over His Case In Bizarre Instagram Post

The Trump associate posted a picture of federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson next to what looked like an image of crosshairs. Read more ...

Man discovers 30-year-old Apple computer still in working order

Man discovers 30-year-old Apple computer still in working order

Talk about a blast from the past. Read more ...

Ex-FBI acting director: 'Crime may have been committed' by President Trump

Ex-FBI acting director: 'Crime may have been committed' by President Trump

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an... Read more ...