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Vetting roommates is tricky work. This app does it for you

November 4, 2018

Update: On November 2, Roomi informed CNN Business that a round of funding it had anticipated fell through, forcing it to lay off 40 to 50 of its 63 workers. Founder Ajay Yadav said “it took us all by surprise.” Yadav said the company plans to continue operations and will meet with the board and […]

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Weaponised AI is coming. Are algorithmic forever wars our future? | Ben Tarnoff

November 4, 2018

The Pentagon is pushing algorithmic warfare, but big techs involvement assumes the US military is a benevolent force Last month marked the 17th anniversary of 9/11. With it came a new milestone: weve been in Afghanistan for so long that someone born afterthe attacks is now old enough to go fight there. They can also […]

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Global stocks gain on hopes of a US-China deal. Are investors jumping the gun?

November 3, 2018

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Stock markets around the world climbed Friday on optimism about a potential ceasefire in the trade war between the United States and China. A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Friday that Trump and Xi had made progress during a “deep discussion.” “I hope teams from both sides can […]

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Here’s where Saudi Arabia has invested around the world

November 3, 2018

London (CNN Business)Saudi Arabia has spent the past few years pumping its oil riches into Silicon Valley. Now those investments are coming under scrutiny as the kingdom faces growing isolation in the business world over the unexplained disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund (PIF), […]

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The Google Home Hub is a smart speaker with tablet interface

November 2, 2018

Recipes and other tutorials get a refresh on Google's Home Hub.Image: SCREENSHOT: RACHEL KRAUS/MASHABLE/GOOGLE If you’re excited to even more deeply ingrain a company that didn’t disclose a massive data breach into your life, boy have we got a new product for you! At Google’s hardware event on Tuesday, Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP of hardware, […]

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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal

November 2, 2018

The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center of your Internet of Things-equipped home and a window to your loved ones. The $149 Google Home Hub is a cheap and privacy-safe smart home controller. The $229 Amazon Echo […]

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Can AI help stop religious violence?

November 1, 2018

However, one independent expert said that the tool needed more work before it could be used in real-life situations. “This could be an extremely useful research project when it reaches maturity as a thought tool for analysing factors involved in religious conflict,” said Prof Noel Sharkey. Core beliefs The research, published in the Journal for […]

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Second Skripal attack suspect ‘is doctor’

November 1, 2018

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in March. The British open-source website said it had identified the suspect using testimonies from people the suspect knew and a scanned copy of his passport. It said both his real passport and the false passport he travelled to the UK on in the name […]

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Facebook makes UK political ads ‘transparent’

October 31, 2018

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns Vote Leave’s targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook Electoral Commission demands social media transparency Facebook insists that Russian spending on ads during the Brexit campaign amounted to just £0.73, although the Department of Culture Media and Sport Select Committee was unhappy with the level of information provided […]

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Jeff Bezos: Amazon will keep working with the DoD

October 31, 2018

San Francisco (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos says his companies will continue to do business with the US Department of Defense, despite internal and external criticism. Now Amazon is vying for a $10 billion contract with the Department of Defense to consolidate and host its data on the cloud. Other tech giants have responded differently to internal […]

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