One Person May Have Driven Bitcoin’s 2013 Jump to $1,000
New research suggests that bots were used to manipulate the price of Bitcoin.
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The Clock Is Ticking for Chip Flaw Fixes to Start Working
Cures for the pervasive Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws aren’t working, and hacks may soon be incoming.
Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack
If you work at one of the 50,000 companies that pay to use Slack for workplace collaboration, you probably spend hours on it, swapping information, bantering, and sharing files with your colleagues. It’s a casual, flexible way to interact—you tap out...Read the full story →
$90 Billion Says Electric Cars Are the Future
At the Detroit Auto Show this week, electricity is at the top of the agenda.
The Tech Troubles Behind Hawaii’s False Missile Alert
On Saturday, Hawaii incorrectly warned citizens of a missile attack via their phones.
AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language
While Alibaba and Microsoft may have developed AIs that outperform humans at a comprehension test, there are still tough natural language challenges facing machines.
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Why Canada Looks like the Next Bitcoin-Mining Haven
Some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency-mining operations are eyeing a move to Canada, tempted by cheap electricity and a cool climate.
And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …
In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.
There were announcements aplenty from the likes of Ford, Baidu, Toyota, and others about self-driving vehicles, upcoming driving tests, and new...Read the full story →
This Is What Your Dashboard of the Future Looks Like
There’s no steering wheel in this car. That’s because GM hopes the modified Chevrolet Bolt will be able to cruise the streets by itself as soon as next year.
AI Could Diagnose Your Heart Attack on the Phone—Even If You’re Not the Caller
An AI that listens in on 911 calls in Denmark will diagnose heart attacks, from voices and other background sounds, better than dispatchers can.
How it works: When someone calls for an ambulance in Copenhagen, an AI assistant called Corti will be listening… Read more
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