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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMTJacob Regenstein, an engineer, held a fake rifle during a test of an autonomous drone in August on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.The United States has put artificial intelligence at the center of its defense strategy, with weapons that can identify targets and make decisions.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:20 GMT“Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card, is often cited by Robert O. Work, the deputy defense secretary.A look at the movies and novels that inform discussions of real-life artificial intelligence and weapons.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:26:07 GMTThe AT&T logo at the spot where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.As a multimillion-dollar donor to lawmakers, with a huge roster of lobbyists, the communications giant is ready to pursue its $85 billion bid for Time Warner.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:59:22 GMTOutside the Time Warner Center in New York on Sunday. The company accepted an $85 billion offer from AT&T, a deal that, if approved, will reshape the media and telecom landscape.AT&T’s $85 billion deal for Time Warner is a ploy to do something — anything — in the face of a rapidly changing media landscape.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:29:15 GMTAn ESPN control room; Disney owns ESPN.A look at where the AT&T deal leaves other prominent media companies and what some think they might attempt to do in response.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:00:15 GMTAn Otto truck on a San Francisco street in May.Otto, the Uber-owned self-driving vehicle operation, delivered 2,000 cases of Budweiser 120 miles to Colorado Springs from Fort Collins, Colo.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:53:19 GMTTom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.Tom Wheeler, who increased regulation of the cable and wireless industries, now faces tough industry opposition and a review of a media megadeal.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:22:29 GMTHito Steyerl’s “Factory of the Sun” (2015), in which viewers sit on lounge chairs in a gridded space to watch a video game parody.“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” explores the multidimensional possibilities of film, historically and today.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:56:14 GMTUnder longstanding antitrust policy, the AT&T-Time Warner deal should be practically a shoo-in. But these are not usual times.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:38:57 GMTA photo from this year’s Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn was half of a match made by the “Recognition” computer program, which compares news photos and art from the Tate Britain’s archives.“Recognition” searches 1,000 news photographs a day and matches them with artworks in Tate Britain’s database. The results are surprising.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:57:51 GMTAT&T’s deal to buy Time Warner comes amid a rapidly changing media landscape.The planned merger between AT&T and Time Warner would bring together a giant networking business and a giant content-making business.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:26:26 GMTNew settings in the popular photo-sharing service allow you to filter out profanity and other offensive language from comments on your own photos.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:00:03 GMTObama has routinely pushed policy that pleases the tech-savvy.His administration embraced some of the tech industry’s best ideas — but also some of its worst values.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:42:57 GMTPresident Obama, with Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, a NASA astronaut, tried a spacecraft flight and docking simulator on a Boeing CST-100 Starliner this month at the University of Pittsburgh.The president, who has advocated cutting-edge research and built relationships with Silicon Valley companies, may be preparing for a role in the technology sector.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:18:03 GMTThe secrecy surrounding the $85.4 billion merger was viewed as essential for a deal sure to raise concerns among lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:44:05 GMTA T-shirt with an LED pattern that can be rearranged with an app was shown at Silicon Valley Fashion Week?! in San Francisco.The three-day event featured LED-embedded clothing and augmented reality.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:25:52 GMTBrian Lam, who founded The Wirecutter in 2011, will remain with the company as an adviser.The company also bought The Sweethome, a sister site. Both are product recommendation websites that offer guides on tech gadgets and home products.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:05:47 GMTDyn DNS, a company that essentially acts as a giant internet switchboard, was bombarded with messages that overloaded its circuits.The so-called internet of things has the potential to connect billions of objects to the internet. That’s good news for troublemakers.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:47:03 GMTOutside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on Sunday. AT&T agreed to buy the company for more than $85 billion. One veteran media research analyst gave the deal only a 50-50 chance of being approved.Jeffrey L. Bewkes, the telecom giant’s chief executive, stuck to his guns over the years, confident that his company would get the deal it deserved.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:18:20 GMTThe next generation of online attack tools used by criminals will add machine learning capabilities pioneered by A.I. researchers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:41:05 GMTThe Nintendo Switch. Gamers will have until March, the official launch date, to decide whether it’s a must-have.The game giant’s shares plummeted after it unveiled the all-in-one hardware, which can be played at home or on the go.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:23:10 GMTA man passes by a Samsung electronics shop in South Korea, where life can literally begin and end with Samsung.The withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7, because it is prone to catch fire, is a source of humiliation to many in a country that had prided itself on the company’s success.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:11:58 GMTYevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, was arrested in Prague this month on charges that he hacked into networks at LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:06:44 GMTAT&T reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $85 billion on Saturday.The deal will probably face a much sterner regulatory review than the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in 2009.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:22 GMTA young woman relies on carefully prepared images to present her relationship in the best light, until the picture no longer includes her.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:24 GMTThe exposure of the Clinton campaign’s internal emails shows that a ubiquitous, and vulnerable, communication tool is ready for the scrap heap.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:27:03 GMTGoogle hardware on display, from left, Google Wifi, Google Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel and Google Daydream VR.The Pixel, which uses Android software and Assistant, an A.I. virtual assistant, is, relatively speaking, mediocre, but fans of Android won’t regret buying one.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:14:57 GMTIllustrated Book of Bad Arguments explains commonly used logical fallacies and is amusingly illustrated.These apps help you check facts, understand statistics and spot false arguments in this contentious election season.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:32:04 GMTSamsung has halted the sales and production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.Power down the device immediately. Then contact the wireless carrier or store where it was bought for details about a refund or exchange.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:39:23 GMTOver the past week, Samsung temporarily stopped its production of Galaxy Note 7s, suspended sales of the phones around the world, and then killed production of the model entirely.The South Korean manufacturer is juggling safety problems with other goods, including washing machines, microwaves and refrigerators.