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Google Introduces Lifelike AI Experience With Google Duplex

Google Introduces Lifelike AI Experience With Google Duplex

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Imagine having an intelligent conversation with a computer. Imagine that the computer doesn’t need to repeat things back to you or ask you to confirm what you just said or asked. That it responds in a voice that doesn’t sound like a robot.

Google Pixel 3 Release Date And The Features We’d Like To See

Google Pixel 3 Release Date And The Features We’d Like To See

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Image Source: Concept Creator / YouTube video (screenshot)The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have generally been quite successful, but people are already looking forward to the Google Pixel 3 and what sort of features it might have to make it competitive in the next generation. Until the past few days, we haven’t known much…

Destiny 2: Warmind Review – Back To Work

Destiny 2: Warmind Review – Back To Work

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Destiny 2 has been struggling to keep its players invested for a while now. Going into its second expansion, Warmind, the biggest question was whether or not Destiny 2 can entice people to come back to it. This expansion is geared more toward the hardcore players, offering difficult endgame activities and a slower, more demanding…

Now is the worst time to buy any MacBook laptop from Apple

Now is the worst time to buy any MacBook laptop from Apple

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Just about everything about Apple’s recent crop of 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros is great. The Touch Bar might be a little divisive, but you can buy models without the Touch Bar, or ignore it altogether. And the fact these models only come with USB-C ports is also a little divisive, but Apple isn’t likely…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon

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Enlarge / Mostly bare shelves in the graphics card case at a Washington, DC, Best Buy in January. Timothy B. LeeNvidia announced its financial results on Thursday, and they were spectacular. For the company’s first fiscal quarter—which runs from late January through late April—the company had revenues of $3.2 billion. That’s up 10 percent from…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time

Hexbyte Tech News Computers How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time

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Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening when The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds. The company does this via a basic Web interface leveraging a location API—creating a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Computers Check out this surreal chat with Theranos investor who says he’s “thrilled”

Hexbyte Tech News Computers Check out this surreal chat with Theranos investor who says he’s “thrilled”

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Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes. In yet another jaw-dropping interview that seemed to be broadcast from an alternate universe, venture capitalist Tim Draper tenaciously defended the failed blood testing company Theranos and its disgraced founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes. In the interview, which aired on CNBC, Draper called the limping start-up “one of those…

Thousands Of Black Holes Discovered In The Center Of Milky Way

Thousands Of Black Holes Discovered In The Center Of Milky Way

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Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have discovered a massive swarm of black holes near the center of our galaxy Milky Way. The newly identified black holes are stellar-mass black holes which are formed by the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars and typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of…

Swaths of native forest near Great Barrier Reef set to be bulldozed

Swaths of native forest near Great Barrier Reef set to be bulldozed

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A rejection of the Kingvale proposal would put Mr Frydenberg at odds with Queensland Coalition MPs who have vocally backed the plan. Kingvale Station owner Scott Harris wants to clear the land – mostly eucalypt forest and melaleuca swamplands – to make way for cropping and other activities. The former Queensland Newman government approved the…

Space Photos of the Week: Mini-Moons Make Saturn’s Rings Extra Groovy

Space Photos of the Week: Mini-Moons Make Saturn’s Rings Extra Groovy

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This lovely abstract image of Saturn’s rings is just one of the many unique photos captured by the Cassini spacecraft. The strong lines seem to intersect but they don’t actually—it’s the angle of the spacecraft and the tilt of the planet that create the illusion. Notice the thick black line that stretches horizontally? That is…