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Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM, and Microsoft Come Together To Create Historic Partnership On AI

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: In an act of self-governance, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, IBM, and Microsoft came together today to announce the launch the new Partnership on AI.

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Spotify in Talks To Acquire SoundCloud

Janko Roettgers, writing for Variety: Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire rival music service SoundCloud, according to a report by the Financial Times.

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Banks Adopting Blockchain 'Dramatically Faster' Than Expected

Banks and other financial institutions are adopting blockchain technology "dramatically faster" than initially expected, with 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale, commercia

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Amazon Looking To Abandon UPS, FedEx In Favor of Its Own Delivery Service

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A report by The Wall Street Journal claims that Amazon is building its own shipping service to replace FedEx and UPS, giving it more control over

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D-Wave's 2,000-Qubit Quantum Annealing Computer Now 1,000x Faster Than Previous Generation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tom's Hardware: D-Wave, a Canadian company developing the first commercial "quantum computer," announced its next-generation quantum annealing computer with 2,

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Verizon Technician Is Accused of Selling Customers' Call Records and Location Data To Private Investigator

A former Verizon technician who worked in Alabama is being accused of selling customers' private call records and location data to an unnamed private investigator.

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HP To Issue 'Optional Firmware Update' Allowing 3rd-Party Ink

Soon after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) issued a letter to HP, calling for them to apologize to customers for releasing firmware that prevents the use of non-HP ink cartridges and refilled

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Cloudflare: We Can't Shut Down Pirate Sites

CloudFlare has said it cannot shut down piracy websites.

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The United Nations Will Launch Its First Space Mission In 2021

The United Nations will send its first ever mission to space in 2021. It said it intends to send Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft into a two-week, low-Earth orbit flight in 2021.

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US Warns Samsung Washing Machine Owners After Explosion Reports

Samsung may have a new problem on its hands, and it feels too familiar. The U.S.

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Friday Link Pack

Watch this video on The Scene. Imagine if a reply-all e-mail chain jumped from the screen into your everyday life. What a nightmare. – God bless free wifi. Yes.

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Depero Futurista

I just got an email from Russell from Designers & Books. In October they launch a Kickstarter to re-publish Depero's Bolted Book. So, nothing really important then. (Oh my god!

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Zig-zagging roof covers Buenos Aires holiday home by Estudio Borrachia


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Europe in Maps

Here's real treasure for the map fiend: A topographical study of the region known as Europe.

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Apply Photo Filters With Core Image in Swift

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingThe Power of the Core Image Framework

Core Image i

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WordPress Development With VVV

Japh, in his previous article, has explained the rationale—and eventually convin

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Enlarge the Box

“Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view.

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Building a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: Code Part 1

In the first two articles of this series, I wrote about what welcome pages are and how they are helping products improve user experience by connecting the dots, after which I wrote about the WordP

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Improve your content quality. Look beyond copy.

When most of us think about content, we are thinking copy. But today compelling content goes way beyond text. You can no longer stick to the written word.

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New Coffee Break Course on WordPress Site Settings

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

Are you looking for a quick, simple guide

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Anonymous Hacker Explains His Attack On Boston Children's Hospital

Okian Warrior writes: Martin Gottesfeld of Anonymous was arrested in connection with the Spring 2014 attacks on a number of healthcare and treatment facilities in the Boston area.

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Fifteen tonnes of rubble used to build Rotterdam house by Architectuur Maken


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Eyes at The Front

This made me laugh so hard. What if animals had eyes at the front? (via Sally)

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Alleged Hacker Lauri Love To Be Extradited To US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: An autistic man suspected of hacking into U.S. government computer systems is to be extradited from Britain to face trial, a court has ruled.

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The Art Of Hand Lettering

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Norwegian climbing centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter resembles a snow-capped mountain


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Passing Data Between Controllers in Swift

About Swift

Swift is an awesome programming language that Apple introduced during WWDC 2014, and now almost all Apple developers are using it to program iOS and OS X applications.

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10 Best WordPress Twitter Widgets

Ever since Twitter changed their API a few years ago, I think third-party developers have bee

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Introducing Python's Matplotlib Library

As a researcher who writes publications regularly, I'm frequently faced with the issue of producing neat graphs.

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The Rhinoceros by Albrecht Dürer

And, today, we added no other than Albrecht Dürer to our ever growing Tattly artist roster. Please welcome The Rhinoceros.

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Integrating Sympli With Xcode

Introduction

Sympli is a service which simplifies the conversion of a professionally designed user interface into an actual app-compatible format (e.g.

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Edward Snowden Makes 'Moral' Case For Presidential Pardon

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Edward Snowden has set out the case for Barack Obama granting him a pardon before the U.S.

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Do you value your role in the user experience revolution?

Many of us know that the organisations we work for provide a terrible user experience. But we believe we are powerless to bring about change. Nothing could be further from the truth.