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Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:15:00 -0400

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:02:00 -0400

After a security robot drowned in a fountain in Washington, D.C., NPR's Scott Simon muses on robot suicide, and how long it will be until a robot has the capacity to question its own existence.

A Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords? Not So Fast

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:41:00 -0400

This month, the first wireless-charging laptop hit the market. But making wireless power a standard consumer feature is a big technological — and psychological — challenge.

Spotify Sued, Yet Again, Over Compositions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:05:00 -0400

Two new lawsuits against the music streaming leader landed this week, over issues that have already twice led to settlements.

How Did The Afghan All-Girl Team Do At The Robotics Competition?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:27:00 -0400

The Afghan team made headlines even before the event started when their visas were denied. But they made it after all!

Justice Department Announces Seizure Of Dark Web Marketplace

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

The Department of Justice announced Thursday its seizure of an international marketplace on the dark web. AlphaBay provided an anonymous site for people selling illegal drugs, firearms and other items.

In Rural Oregon, Efforts To Bring In Large Data Centers Raise Housing Costs

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:00 -0400

In places like rural Oregon, politicians are working to bring in large data centers to town. It's great for folks who want good jobs but don't want to move away. But it's also raising housing costs.

Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:25:00 -0400

A joint operation by the department, the FBI and international law enforcement has shut down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the world's largest anonymous marketplaces for illicit drugs and goods.

Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal' OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:02:00 -0400

There's still much to do before getting formal approval, the entrepreneur adds. Hyperloop has the goal of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment.

U.S. Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:35:00 -0400

The ban originally affected 10 airports and nine airlines, mostly Middle Eastern carriers. Meanwhile, the U.S. has issued additional security requirements affecting some 280 international airports.

Congress Struggles To Keep Up With Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Cars that drive themselves are a thing of the not-so-distant future. But Congress is having a hard time keeping up regulations to go with the technological change.

Getting Really Smart About Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:06:30 -0400

AI isn't on the way … it's already here.

Musk's Warning Sparks Call For Regulating Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:01:00 -0400

Elon Musk is warning that artificial intelligence is a "fundamental existential risk for human civilization." Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is looking into how states can respond.

The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:05:00 -0400

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtered experience.