Sunday, November 19, 2017

Why Startups Are Panicking About the GOP Tax Plan (But Maybe Shouldn’t)

A provision in the Senate tax-cut bill would tax stock options when they vest, rather than when they’re exercised, worrying venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Via:: Wired News


Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders, and AI Ethics

The inventor and author talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about progress in artificial intelligence and how humans should control it.

Via:: Wired News


Review: Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2017)

This affordable, tough Amazon tablet is great for kids and parents alike.

Via:: Wired News


How Andy Weir Scienced the Lunar Colony in His New Book *Artemis*

The new novel, about a troubled smuggler who finds herself caught up in a metallurgy-based conspiracy, is out November 14.

Via:: Wired News


Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Softbank

Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed the investment in a statement.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Self-Driving Trucks Are Now Running Between Texas and California

San Francisco startup Embark is using robotrucks to move refrigerators along the I-10 freeway.

Via:: Wired News


Uber nears deal for huge SoftBank investment

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. has an initial agreement with Japanese technology firm SoftBank

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Hackers Claim to Break Face ID a Week After iPhone X Release

“I would say if this is all confirmed, it does mean Face ID is less secure than Touch ID.”

Via:: Wired News


Web companies should make it easier to make your data portable: FTC's McSweeny

We should have more options to take our info out of Web services and move to a rival, says FTC commissioner.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

Replika, an app that creates an artificially intelligent doppelgänger, offers a glimpse into the future of human-bot interaction.

Via:: Wired News

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