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'deep Learning' Will Soon Give ­S Super-Smart Robots
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'deep Learning' Will Soon Give ­S Super-Smart Robots

Yann LeCun is among those bringing a new level of artificial intelligence to popular internet services from the likes of Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold 'em—for Now
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Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold 'em—for Now

In 1997 chess master Gary Kasparov went to battle against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in a landmark match. After six games Deep Blue prevailed, marking the...

Microsoft Shows Hololens' Augmented Reality Is No Gimmick
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Microsoft Shows Hololens' Augmented Reality Is No Gimmick

Microsoft demonstrated how far its augmented-reality HoloLens wonderland project has come.

Mlb Is Supercharging Its Stats System with Radar and AI
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Mlb Is Supercharging Its Stats System with Radar and AI

For all the Brad Pitt-fueled hype, sabermetric analysis is still only as good as the systems that capture data from the field—who hit what to whom.

Voice Control Will Force an Overhaul of the Whole Internet
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Voice Control Will Force an Overhaul of the Whole Internet

Jason Mars built his own Siri and then he gave it away.

In the Future, Your Touchscreens Will Touch You Back
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In the Future, Your Touchscreens Will Touch You Back

You comfort your grieving friend online over chat, but you can't reach out and touch their shoulder.

Hands-On With Microsoft's ­nbelievable New Holographic Goggles
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Hands-On With Microsoft's ­nbelievable New Holographic Goggles

It's the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up.

Revealed at Last: Magic Leap’s Vision For Augmented Reality, in 32 Patent Illustrations
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Revealed at Last: Magic Leap’s Vision For Augmented Reality, in 32 Patent Illustrations

A new patent application titled Planar Waveguide Apparatus with Diffraction Element(s) and System Employing Same sounds like a scientific snoozefest, but just also...

Our Brains Are Being 'continuously Reshaped' By Smartphone ­se
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Our Brains Are Being 'continuously Reshaped' By Smartphone ­se

Extensive use of smartphone touchscreens is changing the sensory relationship between our brains and our thumbs, a study published in Current Biology has revealed...

This Year's 8 Smartest ­i Design Ideas
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This Year's 8 Smartest ­i Design Ideas

When your family gathered for the holidays this year, did you take note of the technology everyone was using?

This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the Nba Changed Basketball Forever
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This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the Nba Changed Basketball Forever

As a kid, Kirk Goldsberry was a rabid basketball fan. But this was the 1980s, and living near Penn State meant his house wasn't quite close enough to Philadelphia...

This Incredible Oculus Sim Lets Soccer Players Relive Games
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This Incredible Oculus Sim Lets Soccer Players Relive Games

For many athletes, watching game film is a necessary chore.

Siri's Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask
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Siri's Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera.

Meet the Puzzle Mastermind Who Designs Def Con's Hackable Badges
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Meet the Puzzle Mastermind Who Designs Def Con's Hackable Badges

Def Con is one of the world's biggest hacker conventions, an annual gathering of security experts, cryptographers and at least a few people who could surreptitiously...

Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation
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Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

First came Generation X. Then the Millennials. And if you have kids under 10, you already know what they're going to be called: the Touchscreen Generation.

The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future
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The Moral Hazards and Legal Conundrums of Our Robot-Filled Future

The robots are coming, and they're getting smarter.

How to Win at Bridge ­sing Quantum Physics
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How to Win at Bridge ­sing Quantum Physics

Contract bridge requires major brainpower, and preferably an obsession with rules and strategy. So how to make it even geekier? Throw in some quantum mechanics...

How Google Built Its 3-D Interactive Rubik's Cube Doodle
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How Google Built Its 3-D Interactive Rubik's Cube Doodle

Today Google launched one of its coolest doodles yet: a 3-D interactive Rubik's Cube.

Disney Invents Robots That Swarm Into Colorful Animations
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Disney Invents Robots That Swarm Into Colorful Animations

Walt Disney pioneered the art of animation and pushed the boundaries of robotics with his audio-animatronic presidents, but now the research lab that bears hisETH...

5 New Record-Breaking Roller Coasters That Will Terrify You This Summer
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5 New Record-Breaking Roller Coasters That Will Terrify You This Summer

Taller, faster, steeper, and more stomach-dropping amusement park rides are opening across the country.
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