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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent
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How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent

The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the...

Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project
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Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "magic screen," and how proud youWeb...

More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation
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More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation

Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.

Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'
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Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Today, Facebook took down 30 pages, 33 Facebook accounts, three Facebook groups, and 16 Instagram accounts that Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel...

AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work
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AI Plus a Chemistry Robot Finds All the Reactions that Will Work

Chemistry is a sort of applied physics, with the behavior of electrons and their orbitals dictating a set of rules for which reactions can take place and what products...

To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten Up AI in Space
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To Make Curiosity (Et Al.) More Curious, NASA and ESA Smarten Up AI in Space

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has done many great things in its decade-plus of service—but initially, it rolled 600 feet past one of the initiative's biggest discoveries...

The AI Revolution Has Spawned a New Chips Arms Race
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The AI Revolution Has Spawned a New Chips Arms Race

For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save ...

Why a 40-Year-Old SCOTUS Ruling Against Software Patents Still Matters Today
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Why a 40-Year-Old SCOTUS Ruling Against Software Patents Still Matters Today

Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, the US Supreme Court came close to banning software patents.

Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting
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Supercomputers Are Driving a Revolution in Hurricane Forecasting

A dramatic increase in computing power helps explain the dramatic increase in hurricane forecast accuracy over the past 20 years.

Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account
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Amazon Blocks Domain Fronting, Threatens to Shut Down Signal's Account

Last week, Amazon announced a change to an Amazon Web Service designed specifically to end the use of domain fronting—the exploitation of a content delivery network's...

Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams
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Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know...

What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)
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What the Latest Strike on Syria Succeeded At (and What It Didn't)

On April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched the largest barrage of cruise missiles since the opening of the Gulf War.

What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond User Data
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What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond User Data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its...

Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to Use Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp
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Non-Lethal Weapon: DOD Seeks to Use Lasers to Create Shouting Will-O-the-Wisp

The Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Development Program (JNLWD) is closing in on a directed energy weapon that can literally tell people to go...

Developers Love Trendy New Languages but Earn More with Functional Programming
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Developers Love Trendy New Languages but Earn More with Functional Programming

Developer Q&A site Stack Overflow performs an annual survey to find out more about the programmer community, and the latest set of results has just been published...

World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles Under Sea by Allen Expedition
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World War II Carrier 'Lady Lex' Found 2 Miles Under Sea by Allen Expedition

Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has put his money into many passion pursuits. Underwater archaeology—specifically, finding ships sunk during World War...

Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall
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Twitter 'Bot' Purge Causes Outcry from Trollerati as Follower Counts Fall

A number of "alt-right," pro-Trump, and self-described conservative social media personalities awoke this morning to find that they had a lot fewer followers on...
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