‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster Justin Rosenstein had tweaked […]

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New AI can work out whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better gaydar than […]

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Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October

Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social networks new partnerships business, made the reveal atthe Digital Publishing Innovation Summit on Tuesday, The Street reported. We have independently confirmed that, too. […]

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Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial paperwork on Friday. Certain details such as how much Razer […]

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Innovation in AI could see governments introduce human quotas, study says

Report predicts rise in robotics will usher in industrial revolution 4.0 altering working practices and legal frameworks Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas for insuring driverless cars, according to a report by […]

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Commission your own traffic andconstruction studies without ever leaving bed usingSpaceKnow

The number of things that can be done from the comfort of ones own bed has increased in recent years shopping, banking and now geospatial analytics. Ok, it doesnt sound sexy but it might give you a leg up the next time your friend starts an arcane argument with you […]

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