Android Oreo released by Google

Android Oreo released by Google 21 August 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Google Image caption Android Oreo continues the sweet-themed naming convention of Google’s mobile operating system Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. It adds a new “picture-in-picture” mode…

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Killer autonomous weapons are coming… but they’re not here yet

Shutterstock Pioneers from the worlds of artificial intelligence and robotics – including Elon Musk and Deepmind’s Mustafa Suleyman – have asked the United Nations to ban autonomous weapon systems. A letter from the experts says the weapons currently under development risk opening a “Pandora’s box” that if left open could create a dangerous “third revolution…

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The next media revolution will come from driverless cars

University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center Driverless cars are here to stay, whether they are Elon Musk’s tenuously-funded Teslas or mainstream manufacturers’ more staid visions. As the world’s road safety experts and infrastructure specialists brace themselves for the coming storm, though, a long anticipated media revolution is also nearing: the advent of the ‘third living…

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WIRED Awake August 21: AI experts call for UN ban on autonomous weapons

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, robotics and artificial intelligence specialists have called for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, a new patent reveals details of Facebook’s augmented reality glasses, Microsoft has opened pre-orders for the limited edition Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every…

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Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF

Google’s stance on neo-Nazis ‘dangerous’, says EFF 18 August 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Events in Charlottesville have spurred a national conversation in the US about far-right groups, free speech and censorship Decisions by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to eject a neo-Nazi site from their services were “dangerous”, a…

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WIRED Awake August 17: Tech firms take action against neo-nazi content

Apple CEO Tim Cook Andrew Burton / Getty Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, companies including CloudFlare and Apple are taking action against white supremacist groups, conservationists are trying to reintroduce and protect the critically endangered European mink, Apple reportedly plans to spend $1 billion on original TV content in 2018 and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED…

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Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students 16 August 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon is offering certain “essential” items for pickup from self-service lockers within two minutes Amazon has launched a service in the US offering daily “essentials” for collection within two minutes of ordering. The items available in…

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