Apple nabs Google’s top A.I. exec to make Siri smarter

Apple hired away a top Google executive who could make Siri smarter.Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-04-04 01:58:22 UTC Apple just took a very important step toward improving its AI capabilities. The company hired Google’s top AI exec, John Giannandrea, to lead Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy, The New York Times reports. It’s not clear what […]

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Why electric auto’s newest player SF Motors hasn’t said much… until now.

By SF Motors2018-03-27 23:42:25 UTC Just about everyone is buzzing about electric vehicles these days. Yet, despite charging stations popping up at work, and autonomous rideshare safety systems dominating the nightly news, most of us still drive (ourselves) to the gas station pump every week. The EV industry has been plagued with production and affordability […]

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BMW wants to make EV batteries way better within 5 years

The future is electric.Image: bmw group By Sasha Lekach2018-03-21 00:56:02 UTC BMW is betting on a better battery. On Tuesday, the company announced it’s teaming up with Bay Area-based Sila Nanotechnologies (known as Sila Nano), and promised electric vehicle (EV) battery improvements within five years. Sila Nano wants to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by using […]

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Even the founder of WhatsApp thinks you should delete Facebook

It looks like WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton has joined the delete Facebook movement.Image: LatinContent/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-03-20 23:54:13 UTC It turns out even $19 billion isn’t enough to convince people of the merits of Facebook. In what will surely be another blow to Facebook, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton appears to have joined the growing […]

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Even tires are smart now — and cars can fly

The Geneva Motor Show is where imaginative prototypes and new tech gets highlighted.Image: Robert Hradil/Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-03-07 02:16:27 UTC The Geneva Motor Show is a lot to behold with futuristic car tech oozing from seemingly every corner. This year, we’ve got the usual advancements in electric vehicles and speedy sports cars, but also […]

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Bitcoin’s self-proclaimed creator accused of using obscure font to steal billions

Don’t mind if I do.Image: Andrew Baker/getty By Jack Morse2018-02-28 02:36:18 UTC If you’re going to defraud someone out of several hundred thousand bitcoin, maybe don’t also draw undue attention to yourself by publicly claiming to have created the cryptocurrency.  Oh, and you probably shouldn’t make a shitty computer font the linchpin of your scam, […]

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