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Mark Zuckerberg wants to build AI to run his home

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to try his hand at being Tony Stark as the Facebook CEO has set himself a goal of building artificial intelligence system to help run and control his home this year- Arnold Schwarzenegger even offered to be the voice of it. Zuckerberg set himself …

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Uber hits the billion journey mark in just five years

Uber is laying claim to having completed more than a billion journeys with its ride sharing, app-based taxi service in just five years since it began operation in 2010. Although it has faced stupendous opposition from traditional taxi firms and transport authorities, and makes giant losses every quarter, it continues …

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First image of new Google Glass revealed

Right at the start of 2015, Google made the decision to stop selling Google Glass in its current form and put a stop to the device’s open development, bringing things back behind closed doors. Since then, we’ve heard the odd rumour here and there but Google hasn’t talked about Glass …

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The Oculus Rift is on track for Q1 launch

Next year is set to be big for virtual reality, we’ll have the HTC Vive in April, the PlauStation VR headset in the second half of the year and perhaps most excitingly, the final version of the Oculus Rift in the first quarter. Palmer Luckey and the Oculus crew have …

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Google Ford partnership could mirror Baidu BMW deal

Google and Ford are said to be in talks to partner over the development of automated vehicles according to sources that are said to have been “briefed on the matter.” Although yet to be officially detailed, the partnership could well be similar to the deal struck between Chinese search giant …

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Toshiba to cut 7,800 jobs following accounting scandal

Toshiba is facing hard times right now, the company’s former President and CEO Hisao Tanaka stepped down around six months ago, following a revelation that the company had $ 1.2 billion in declared false profit. Obviously, this is a serious offense that will require Toshiba to pay out a hefty …

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Sky to introduce internet watershed for all new customers

Taking the initiative following the British government’s interest in bringing forward the Investigatory Powers Bill, Sky has announced that it will be introducing its filtering system automatically for all new customers (it won’t even ask first) and will even go so far as to instigate a watershed-like system. Before 9PM, …

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Need a DIY Christmas idea? How about Netflix socks

Although it’s usually easier to buy someone a Christmas present with money you’ve already earned, for those that would rather give the gift of effort and smart-technology, Netflix has put a guide online on to make a pair of socks with a special ability. They keep your feet warm of course, but …

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Amazon has a lot of illegal weapons for sale

When it comes to buying illegal weaponry online, people often think of darkweb markets like the long-closed Silk Road, but it’s actually far easier to get a hold of such items it seems, as Amazon sells most of them. As part of an investigation into the retailer’s sales practices, it …

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Chrome extension will block Star Wars spoilers

The time has come, after years of rumours and speculation Star Wars: The Force Awakens is releasing this week but obviously, not everyone can see it the day it comes out. For those who are wary of spoilers, a Google Chrome browser extension has been released to help block pages …

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UK ISPs to block 85 more pirate sites

The UK High Court has once again ordered internet service providers to expand its list of blocked sites, with a new wave of 85 sites set to be blocked this week on the likes of Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk. This will be one of the larger ban waves …

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YouTube to stop direct video uploads from webcams

Over the years, Google has tried out a number of features with YouTube, some of which don’t necessarily take off. One of these features happens to be the ability to upload video footage to the site directly from a Webcam, though this infrequently used feature will be going away for …

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Microsoft will soon have extensions for Edge Browser

Back before Wind0ws 10 launched, there was talk of Microsoft’s new browser, Edge, being compatible extensions.  The feature has taken a while, in-fact Microsoft initially planned to include it in November’s big Threshold 2 update for Windows 10, but now after a few delays it seems that a release is …

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