Monthly Archives: April 2018

AI Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit

One of the poorest-kept secrets in Silicon Valley has been the huge salaries and bonuses that experts in artificial intelligence can command. Now, a little-noticed tax filing by a research lab called OpenAI has made some of those eye-popping figures

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Google Is ‘Pausing’ Work On Allo In Favor ‘Chat,’ An RCS-Based Messaging Standard

An anonymous reader shares an exclusive report from The Verge about Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess: Instead of bringing a better app to the table, it’s trying to change the rules of the texting game, on a

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ZTE Exports Ban May Mean No Google Apps, a Death Sentence For Its Smartphones

New submitter krazy1 shares a report from Ars Technica: The U.S. government is going after another Chinese Android device maker. After shutting down Huawei’s carrier deals and retail partners, the government is now pursuing ZTE. The U.S. Department of Commerce

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Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak

Nicholas Confessore reports via The New York Times: An auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook for federal regulators told them last year that the company had sufficient privacy protections in place, even after the social media giant lost control of

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Since 2016, Half of All Coral In the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

A new paper, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, reports that the Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its corals since 2016. The authors inspected every one of its reefs, surveying them on an almost species-by-species basis,

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Cloudflare: FOSTA Was a ‘Very Bad Bill’ That’s Left the Internet’s Infrastructure Hanging

Last week, President Donald Trump signed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law. It’s a bill that penalizes any platform found “facilitating prostitution,” and has caused many advocacy groups to come out against the bill, saying that it

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AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Processors Launched and Benchmarked

MojoKid writes: AMD launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors today, based on a refined update to the company’s Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+. The chips offer higher clocks, lower latencies, and a more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm that improves performance,

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LA Councilman Asks City Attorney To ‘Review Possible Legal Action’ Against Waze

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Yet another Los Angeles city councilman has taken Waze to task for creating “dangerous conditions” in his district, and the politician is now “asking the City to review possible legal action.”

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Apple Has a New iPhone Recycling Robot Named ‘Daisy’

Apple has unveiled a new robot called Daisy that’s designed to recycle nine different versions of the iPhone. The new robot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016. TechCrunch reports: Daisy was developed

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Hackers Keep Robbing Cryptocurrency YouTubers

Hackers are going after YouTubers who make videos about cryptocurrencies. Adrianne Jeffries, reporting for The Verge: Cryptocurrency vlogging has exploded on YouTube over the last two years. In the last 90 days, there were 122,000 videos on cryptocurrency or Bitcoin

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