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Month: October 2018

The EU plans to test an AI lie detector at border points

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Trials for AI lie detection at border patrol checkpoints are set to begin soon in the EU. The program, called iBorderCtrl, will run for six months at four border crossing points in Hungary, Latvia and Greece with countries outside the European Union, as reported by Gizmodo. iBorderCtrl is an EU-funded project that uses AI in […]

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On bitcoin’s 10th birthday, JP Morgan CEO says he doesn’t ‘really give a shit’ about it

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JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says he doesn’t “really give a shit” about bitcoin, his latest harsh comment on the popular cryptocurrency. Dimon spoke out about bitcoin yesterday at an Axios conference, after keeping silent for a period of time following an apology for calling bitcoin a “fraud.” Last September, Dimon called out bitcoin in […]

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CBS is launching a standalone streaming network for entertainment news

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CBS continues to embrace online video streaming, introducing a second standalone network today that will be dedicated entirely to entertainment news. According to TechCrunch, the new streaming network is called ET Live, and is a project from CBS Interactive and Entertainment Tonight, which is owned by CBS TV. The streaming service is free of charge, […]

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10 scary podcasts to listen to in the dark

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As podcasting has matured as a medium, it’s grown to cover almost every genre and style imaginable, from old-school tech talk and true crime, to sci-fi and sobering historical deep dives. It’s also proven extraordinarily adept at horror, with both fictional podcasts and real-life tales offering a variety of scares, chills, and unsettling encounters. Much […]

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Smart scares for smart people

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By now, filmmakers and game designers have jump-scares down to a science. All it takes to really startle an audience is a combination of unsettling music, a protagonist or avatar creeping up on something they probably shouldn’t approach, and a big blare of sound and something moving rapidly at the screen. The formula works just […]

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Alexa will tell you where you can vote and give real-time election updates

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In the days leading up to the US midterm elections on November 6th, Amazon’s Alexa will be able to tell users information about voter registration deadlines, polling information, and give real-time election results. Following the election, Alexa will also be able to give more details on the outcome, including how many seats each party gained, […]

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Faraday Future’s last founding executive resigns, plans emergency fund for employees

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Dag Reckhorn, Faraday Future’s senior vice president of global manufacturing — and the last of the company’s five “founding executives” — resigned Wednesday, according to an internal email obtained by The Verge. The news comes after investor trouble sparked two wild weeks of layoffs and salary cuts that quickly turned into furloughs and executive departures […]

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Spotify returns to Roku devices starting today

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Spotify is returning to Roku’s streaming players and Roku TVs beginning today after a fairly long absence from the platform. Devices running Roku OS 9 (which has also just started rolling out) and TVs on OS 8.2 can head to the channel store and download the Spotify app. Aside from simply launching it from the […]

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The backlash to streamer with a ‘god complex’ reveals a big Twitch taboo

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Twitch streamers must be friendly, or else Continue reading…

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The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start

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Spoilers ahead for the American TV remake of Heathers. It should come as no surprise that the marathon release of Paramount Television’s Heathers fell apart. The embattled TV remake of the 1988 film comedy has been delayed repeatedly over the past year, as a wave of school shootings and terrible advance reviews made the show’s […]

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