Facebook court filings hint at possible political future for Mark Zuckerberg

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Lawsuit over extent of CEOs control of company demonstrates committee voted to give him two-year leave if he serves in a government stance or office Mark Zuckerberg may intend to pursue government service while retaining control of Facebook, according to recently unsealed court filings in a case pitting the CEO against minority investors. The class-action […]

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Hundreds brave long, cold lines to snap up Snapchat Spectacles in New York

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Enthusiasm for Snapchats pop-up sale of video-capturing sunglasses bubbled into a second day as people camped out in hats, scarves and sweaters As temperatures dipped and high winds whistled down Manhattans Fifth Avenue on Tuesday hundreds waited in line for the chance to snap up this seasons must-have tech toy Snapchat Spectacles and the possibility […]

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Rise of the racist robots- how AI is learning all our worst impulses

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There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they simulate them. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the compassion of algorithm? In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for […]

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Home invasions, melting glaciers and Humpty Dumpty- is VR ultimately coming into its own?

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The Venice film festival has dedicated a section to cutting edge virtual-reality features, suggesting that the format may be about to take off as mass entertainment Lazzaretto Vecchio is a small ruined island in the Venetian lagoon, an arrangement of disintegrating brick barns a short boat ride from the Lido. In its day it has […]

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Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming

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Solve a assassination mystery, grow a tree, spend the working day as a sailor, be a spider mobile developers are rethinking everything Innovation is an overused and abused word in the technology industry but if you strip it down to the basic principle of new ideas, its clear that theres a lot of it going […]

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World’s lamest cyborg? My microchip isn’t cool now- but it could be the future

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Olivia Solon felt more key fob than RoboCop after get implanted with a microchip to stimulate contactless buys. But the future could hold much more I took two deep breaths, then a tattooed piercer called Andy stabbed me in the fleshy part of my hand between the forefinger and thumb, injecting a tiny microchip encased […]

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Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists assert that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]

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