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  1. YouTube reveals tool to tell users exactly how much time they've spend watching videosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Daily Mail

    A suite of other tools let users bundle their notifications into one that's received each day, as well as silence vibrating notifications during certain hours The tech giant is launching more 'digital wellbeing' tools on the video streaming site, including a feature that shows users how many hours they've spent on the app that day and over the past week. It marks the latest effort from Silicon Valley firms to tackle smartphone addiction and foster time well spent among users.


  2. Facebook to launch dating app that allows users to choose from five different gendersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Facebook is reportedly aiming to cash in on the A 11billion lonely hearts industry with a dating app to rival the likes of Tinder. The social media giant is internally testing the service with Facebook employees, according to a Twitter user who appeared to leak screenshots of the app on Twitter.


  3. Google Maps AI update can tell you how much you'll like a barRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Google has launched a radical AI update that allows it to tell you how likely you are to enjoy restaurants and bars you search for. The new feature, now available in the firm's Android and iOS apps, generates a score out of 100 to indicate how much it thinks you will enjoy the venue.


  4. Homeless man hands out resumes on median in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Daily Mail

    'Hungry 4 Success': Homeless web developer gets hundreds of job offers after a photo of him handing out resumes on a median goes viral David Casarez, a 26-year-old web developer who has been homeless for a month, received hundred of job offers over the weekend after he stood on a highway overpass handing out resumes in Mountain View, California A photo of David Casarez went viral on Twitter after a passerby noticed him standing with a cardboard sign that read: 'HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS.


  5. Facebook hits back at criticism of its 'heroic' army of 7,500 who...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Facebook's content review team revealed: Firm hits back at criticism of its 'heroic' army of 7,500 workers paid to vet violent and troubling posts In a blog post, the social media giant described what kinds of people work on its content moderation team and how it trains reviewers to be able to follow Facebook's community standards consistently, while dispelling some rumors about the job. The post comes as Facebook has faced backlash over how it polices content on its site, as well as the treatment of its human moderators.


  6. Un-brie-lievable! Hackers account for 90% of login attempts at online retailersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Mail on Sunday

    Cyber criminals account for 90% of all login attempts at online retailers, and people who use the same password for multiple websites are the most likely to be hacked Hackers trying to maliciously access customer accounts are responsible for the vast majority of login attempts with online retailers, a shocking new report has revealed. Security experts discovered 90 per cent of login attempts on e-commerce sites are from cyber criminals attempting to access customers' account and payment details.


  7. Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests to improve abstract thoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Daily Mail

    AI is now capable of human-like problem solving and abstract thought, says Google's DeepMind project after training machines with IQ tests AI has moved a step closer to achieving human-like thought, after a new project developed machines capable of abstract thought to pass parts of an IQ test. Experts from DeepMind, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, put machine learning systems through their paces with IQ tests, which are designed to measure a number of reasoning skills.


  8. Google's plan to replace call center workers with its controversial Duplex AI revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Daily Mail

    When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. Despite the massive backlash over the system, it appears Google is pushing ahead with plans to replace call center workers across the globe with its AI.


  9. Alphabet invests in electric scooter firm despite increased regulations on wheeled transportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Google 's parent company Alphabet has joined a $300million funding round for electric scooter start-up Lime, despite heavy criticisms from San Francisco residents and lawmakers. Lime had already received a hefty amount from Google Ventures, and Financial Times reports that Alphabet contributed around the same amount - though the exact figures from each have not been revealed.


  10. Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO ousted after report details ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Silicon Valley charity's CEO is ousted after scathing report highlights a catalogue of sexual and racist incidents in the office, including the female top fundraiser trying to kiss a woman who worked for her Dr. Emmett Carson resigned as president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation on Wednesday, following a months-long investigation SVCF hired independent law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP to investigate claims of sexual, racist and other inappropriate remarks by some executives It was alleged that Mari Ellen Loijens 'demeaned and bullied her staff, made lewd comments in the workplace, and sought to kiss a woman working for her' The president and CEO of the country's largest community foundation has been ousted after a law firm hired to investigate workplace bullying and harassment issued a scathing report that included sexual, racist and other inappropriate remarks by ... (more)


  11. Frustrated Google Home users say 'smart' speakers stopped workingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Users worldwide reported that queries were met with the response of 'there was a glitch' or 'sorry, something went wrong' and to 'try again in a few seconds', but the device still failed to work. Google has apologised after a technical glitch left its internet-connected Google Home 'smart' speakers unable to respond to queries The technology giant said it has corrected the issue, confirming it had also affected some of its Chromecast TV streaming devices.


  12. Google prepping its Duplex bot for a summer rolloutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Daily Mail

    When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. Now, Google says it has been working to address these concerns - and plans to release a new version of the system to some testers 'within weeks' In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018, photo Nick Fox, VP of Assistant and Search for Google, talks about the Duplex program, which allows the user to book an appointment over the phone, at Oren's Hummus Shop in Mountain View, Calif.


  13. 'Naggy' Autopilot update released by Tesla leaves owners 'confused and frustrated'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | Mail on Sunday

    'Naggy' Tesla Autopilot update following fatal crash leaves owners 'confused and frustrated' by telling them to hold the wheel every 30 seconds Drivers told Elon Musk they were confused and frustrated by the update, so he said Tesla will change it to tell them to apply 'slight up or downward force' Tesla is updating its Autopilot software to make it clearer when drivers need to have their hands on the wheel. In the wake of a fatal Tesla crash in California , the electric car maker began flashing warnings in cars every 30 seconds that 'nag' users to 'hold the wheel.'


  14. Tesla shareholders reject bid to strip Elon Musk of his chairman roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Elon Musk appeared emotional at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting yesterday after he rebuffed an attempt by investors to strip him of his role as chairman. Tesla's shaky finances and inability to meet its production goals for its first mass-market sedan has caused frustration among investors.


  15. Google Lens which uses AI is available as a standalone Android appRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Google Lens is now available as a standalone app - allowing anybody the chance to use the all-seeing recognition software for the first time. It can recognise species of flower, translate menus in a foreign language, and add phone numbers from physical business cards into the contacts app on a phone.


  16. Man fires a GUN remotely by issuing commands to his Google Home smart speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | Daily Mail

    The artificial intelligent assistant has been filmed pulling the trigger for the first time as part of a new video project from artist Alexander Reben. The 30-second 'disturbing' video shows the smart speaker process his command, and then pull the air pistol trigger - firing a round into an apple and knocking it from its perch next to the gun.


  17. Microsoft reveals it has an AI bot that can place phone calls like Google's DuplexRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Microsoft reveals 'Little Bing' AI bot that can place phone calls like Google's Duplex - but says it currently only speaks Chinese It's similar to Google's Duplex, but unlike that product, Microsoft's Xiaoice doesn't make phone calls on your behalf; instead, it will call you up to chat Google has been on the hot seat in recent weeks after it revealed a new technology called 'Duplex' where its AI assistant is capable of making real phone calls, raising ethical questions in the process. Microsoft has been showing off a similar product, dubbed Xiaoice, that can call you up and hold a natural conversation in real-time.


  18. 73% say they wouldn't trust a self-driving carRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Mail on Sunday

    Consumer trust in self-driving cars has tumbled according to a new survey that found 73 per cent of people would be too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle. The US survey found faith in the technology had plummeted by ten per cent from the end of 2017 as a result of two high-profile deaths in March.


  19. Google deprioritizes its 'Don't be evil' clause in code of conductRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | Daily Mail

    For the last 18 years, the Silicon Valley giant has put the phrase 'Don't be evil' front and center in its code of conduct as a way of demonstrating that it wants Googlers to strive to do the right thing. That has since changed, however, as Google updated its code of conduct to only briefly mention the phrase, according to Gizmodo , which first spotted the move.


  20. Tesla reorganizing to speed up productionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Staff are leaving Tesla in droves as confidence in increasingly erratic Elon Musk wavers amid falling share price and failure to deliver 'game changing car' Tesla chief Elon Musk told employees Monday the electric carmaker is being reorganized to speed up production of Model 3 vehicles - a key to profitability at the fast-growing firm - as executives are reportedly leaving the company after losing confidence in the CEO. 'To ensure that Tesla is well prepared for the future, we have been undertaking a thorough reorganization of our company,' the memo obtained by AFP said.


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