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Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I. | Nerdist

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his message by sponsoring Do You Trust This Computer?, a new documentary that thoroughly explores the implications of A.I. for humanity. Musk participated in the film, and he's paying to have it streamed online for free through this weekend.  Do You Trust This Computer? was directed by Chris Paine and engages with the many ways technology has become so pervasive in our daily lives. As the trailer demonstrates, the vast majority of people don't even think about how much information they've shared on their computers. It's scary to think how that can be used against us for targeted ads, social media, and even identity theft. But the most alarming aspect about A.I. is the way it could grow far beyond its creators. Killer robots and A.I. are a sci-fi trope, but there may be very real dangers involved in creating an artificial life that doesn't

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How to use Files app with Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive | Cult of Mac

The Files app can reach documents stored on more than just iCloud Drive. It gives access a whole range of cloud-storage solutions. A new video from Apple shows how to set this up, but it's a simple process.

iOS 11.4 beta 1 brings back big features like AirPlay 2, iCloud Messages

The first beta of iOS 11.4 brings back some big features Apple tested in previous betas, but then subsequently removed. In our video, you can see iOS 11.4 in action. Find out what’s new and what you can expect if you give the beta a whirl.

MIT's AlterEgo headset reads your face to see words you're only saying in your mind | ZDNet

MIT's AlterEgo can't read your thoughts, but it can reliably tell what words you're saying inside your head.

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On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing

What's clear is that there's a trend of Facebook and its executives distancing themselves from facing up to their users and taking responsibility for their mistakes. Facebook isn't even trying to get ahead of the story -- or stories, as the scandal keeps getting bigger -- and only acts when it's caught with its hand in the cookie jar. And, even then, the company is only slapping a Band-Aid on to save face amid pressure from governments and shareholders -- the only two things that Facebook is vulnerable to.

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iOS 11.4: First beta released with Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2

A giant Airbus plane gets even bigger

Airbus has nearly finished building the BelugaXL, an enormous aircraft that can carry full airplane wings between the company's factories.

Game of Thrones: Everything we know about the final season

But we do know what won't be covered: no Robert's Rebellion and no Dunk and Egg. Robert's Rebellion refers to Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon and Jon Arryn's rebellion against House Targaryen, and Dunk and Egg are other Martin characters, a hedge knight and his squire, who have their own stories taking place a century before the current books. Martin said when he's done writing all his tales of Dunk and Egg, he'd love for them to have a show, and that Robert's Rebellion will be explained in the current book series when (if...) he finishes.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Get ready to glimpse Apple's future at WWDC 2018, and more! | Cult of Mac

What to expect from WWDC 2018 What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s in the Apple product pipeline. In the video below, we round up all the latest WWDC 2018 rumors to give you a heads-up about what’s on the horizon.

Getting around town in a wheelchair? There’s an app for that

Sharon Pennock, a community organizer in suburban Philadelphia, has used several apps to find accessible meeting places where she can host events. But she said there are still kinks to be worked out. For instance, some services aren't collecting enough information. Others allow people to contribute a lot of information, but it can be harder for users of the app to search and find what they need to know.

​Revolutionizing old businesses with new clouds | ZDNet

OK, so maybe your business isn't insurance. There's another lesson here as well. Maybe your business isn't making the best use of the cloud yet either. Perhaps there's an opportunity here for you to gain a march on your competitors. Or, if you're technologist, maybe it's time to start talking to friends in vertical businesses. Perhaps their businesses need a cloud boost too, in which case you could lead them to a new cloud-based methodology.

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Eerie photos of abandoned military sites

Here, on 630 acres of desert in California's Imperial Valley, RVers and others literally set up makeshift homes on concrete slabs that once comprised the foundation of Camp Dunlap, a US Marine Corps base built during World War II and closed in the 1950s.

HP ZBook Studio and x360 look like laptops, not workstations

HP is in love with chamfered edges this year. It's not my taste, but it achieves the industrial look HP probably hopes people will equate with workstation power. The x360 looks identical to the ZBook Studio G5 in clamshell mode from this angle. Unlike the more meat-and-potatoes models, the Studio keyboards don't have extra buttons on the touchpad or a joystick embedded in the keyboard.

UNSW launches 'world-first' e-waste microfactory | ZDNet

The microfactory is formed of separate modules through which waste materials are passed. Discarded devices, such as computers, phones, and printers, are first broken down, before being scanned by a robotic module for the identification of useful parts, which are then transformed into valuable materials using a controlled temperature process.

The number of apps on Apple’s App Store has shrunk for the first time

But that’s a good thing. One of the main reasons for the fewer apps on the App Store is Apple’s crackdown on spam apps, outdated apps, and clone apps, reports TechCrunch , which notes that  a survey from App Store analytics firm Appfigures showed there were 2.2 million apps on the App Store at the beginning of 2017, but only 2.1 million on it by the end of the year. The slouch in figures likely results from Apple’s 2016 announcements that it would be purging old or outdated apps from the store that no longer complied with current guidelines. Apple also announced that it would be cracking down on cloned and spam apps, as well as banning virus scanning apps. But during 2017, Appfigures noted, there were also fewer apps submitted to the App Store–just 755,000. That’s down 29% over the previous year. Again, however, it’s likely Apple’s crackdown on low-quality apps attributed to the fall in submissions. MG

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How Cloudflare's new DNS service can help you speed up your internet and protect your privacy

How is Your iPhone's Battery Life After Updating to iOS 11.3?

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Facebook has banned another political data analytics firm, AggregateIQ

The social networking giant makes a second high-profile move against a data analytics company, just weeks after cutting off Cambridge Analytica.

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First it came to light that @facebook had been deleting Mark Zuckerberg's messages from inside Messenger chats, then the firm said it would turn the trick into a feature for everyone. 

125 Awesome iOS 11 Features and Changes

When you write using Apple Pencil in Notes app, Apple will be able to scan the text and index it in Spotlight so you’ll be able to get back to your handwritten notes using Search. We don’t know if other features like text export are supported yet. This feature works over iCloud so you can even search your handwritten notes from your iPhone.

The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2018

Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost AV services to help you find the right one for protecting your PC.



Apple's Cook says ads that follow you online are 'creepy'

"I think that all of us should count on there's an element of what each of us do that will be automated over time. And part of that, by the way, we should all say thank God because we're all working too much. Wouldn't society be great if we all work a little less, but we didn't have to dial down our output? That wouldn't be so bad, but I do think that we all have to get used to the idea of continually learning, refreshing our skills for the jobs of tomorrow. The jobs of tomorrow right now are heavily software-based. If you look in this country today, there's a half a million jobs that are not being filled; they're all software."

Using friends to fight online harassment

The team evaluated Squadbox on five pairs of friends, and found that using friends helped with fears of privacy and allowed for more tailored decisions for victims. However, users still worried that a friend might be sensitive to slow response times, and that the system could also be “spreading” the burden. The team says that having multiple moderators could potentially help this issue.   “Squadbox offers a tangible system of support for people who are harassed online by using other people,” says May. “We need to put survivors back in control and create communities strong enough to declare: this isn't the internet we want. It's not the world we want. And we're not going to stand for it anymore.”

17 Android Apps Actually Worth Paying For

Your weather app will undoubtedly be one of the pieces of mobile software you access the most, so it's well worth it to shell out a little bit extra for a smooth, sexy (ad-free) design. And what the matter-of-factly dubbed "Weather Timeline-Forecast" lacks in branding, it makes up for in minimalist, easy-to-navigate aesthetics. In addition to the design, I've also found that this app is far more accurate than any of the cheap-o weather apps I've used in the past.

What's new in Windows 10 version 1803, the Spring Creators Update | ZDNet

The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.

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Drones have a lot of business applications. Here are a few of the myriad ways companies are using them.

The OnePlus 6 will be all about speed

OnePlus has earned a cult following by making good-but-cheaper phones that undercut the cost of top flagship devices. These devices typically follow the latest trends when it comes to the processor, storage space and camera tech, while trimming back on extras such as waterproofing and wireless charging.

Netgear's Arlo Go camera goes the distance thanks to LTE

It's powered by a rechargeable battery and connects over LTE network via a SIM card. MicroSD cards up to 32GB are supported, but not required, since Netgear offers 7 days of free clip-based cloud storage.

Today in Apple history: System 7 gets its final update with Mac OS 7.6.1

The update brings a few bug fixes and support for Apple’s new PCI Power Macs and the PowerBook 3400. Most importantly, it marks the end of the System 7 era, which dawned way back in 1991.

Fitbit Versa

If you're looking for the best app selection (and you're an iPhone user), get an Apple Watch. If you're focused on fitness, there are too many good trackers on the market count. But if you want the best of both worlds, look no further than the Fitbit Versa. It combines the good looks and some of the app selection of the Apple Watch, with the fitness tracking capabilities Fitbit is known for. At $200, you're getting a ton of functionality for the price. Add in future support for female health tracking, and you get out Editors' Choice for smartwatches.

HP's new monster ZBooks: Latest Intel Xeons, up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD | ZDNet

HP's fifth-generation ZBook refresh brings Intel's brand-new 8th-generation Coffee Lake Xeon mobile processors to the table in the updated 15-inch ZBooks, the Studio, and the new Studio x350.

​Microsoft: We've fixed Office 365 sign-in problem | ZDNet

A statement posted on the Office 365 status Twitter account at 7.53am EDT said: "We've resolved the authentication issue that was preventing users from signing into the Office 365 service. We're monitoring the environment to validate that service is restored for all users."

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If you're looking for a way to help email recipients know that emails are actually coming from you, adding a photo to your OpenPGP keys can help.

Virtualization: What businesses need to know

Virtualization is the new standard in data center setup—these are some of the reasons why.

35 Do You Trust This Computer?

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations.  Do You Trust This Computer?  explores the promises and perils of our new era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?

Ever Wanted To Eat Your Beer? Well Now You Can

ReGrained takes leftover malt from craft breweries around San Francisco and turns it into healthy snacks. FS

​Symantec may violate Linux GPL in Norton Core Router | ZDNet

A top Linux security programmer, Matthew Garrett, has discovered Linux in Symantec's Norton Core Router. It appears Symantec has violated the GPL by not releasing its router's source code.

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Jack Wallen shows you how to make use of Apple Mail's Quick Filter feature to make searching through that ever-growing inbox much more efficient. 

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How 64-bit app support could make ARM-based Windows PCs more useful for business pros

These connected PCs work with the stripped-down Windows 10 S OS and are meant to compete, in some ways, with Google's Chromebook. The support for 64-bit apps could make the ARM-based Windows PCs more appealing to on-the-go professionals, especially if the company they work for is already a Windows shop.

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Measuring the flow and return in a home automation system by @climberhunt at #HackadayUnconference

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It took US companies just 5 days to max out H-1B visa applications for highly skilled workers

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Constallations tracked on the underside of an umbrella! Robert Fitzsimons shows it off at #HackadayUnconference

Twitter won't break third-party apps (at least not yet) | Cult of Mac

Twitter today pushed back a change to its service that will prevent third-party applications from offering notifications to their users. The services that Talon, Tweetbot, Tweetings, and Twitterrific depend on will still be shut down. It just won’t happen when originally planned.

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#HackadayUnconference kick-off. Good to hear lots of new ideas for projects! Just need another 8 hours in the day now, thanks @hackaday

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Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media

Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call for companies that could create a database tracking over 290,000 "media influencers" around the world, including online news outlets, bloggers and prominent social network accounts. The system would identify contributor details (such as contact info and their employers), and would allow searching for individuals and outlets through categories like their locations, the focuses of their coverage and their sentiment.

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