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Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

Ebola outbreak reaches city of 1 million residents

1 hour ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Ebola treatment center at the Hospital in Beni, North Kivu Province. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a city of nearly 1...
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Facebook open-sources its main NLP modeling framework PyText

Facebook open-sources its main NLP modeling framework PyText

4 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Facebook is open-sourcing PyText, a framework for conversational AI tasks that's used today for things like M Suggestions and voice commands for Portal.
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Wevr's TheBlue: Deep Rescue debuts at Dreamscape social VR arcade

Wevr's TheBlue: Deep Rescue debuts at Dreamscape social VR arcade

5 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Wevr has launched TheBlu: Deep Rescue, a co-production with Dreamscape Immersive, at Dreamscape's brand new venue in California.
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Rocket Report: Virgin soars, Falcon Heavy cores on the go, Astra failure

Rocket Report: Virgin soars, Falcon Heavy cores on the go, Astra failure

8 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Welcome to Edition 1.29 of the Rocket Report! This week, we send our hearty congratulations to Virgin...
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When will electric airliners make sense?

When will electric airliners make sense?

9 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge Currently, the world is struggling to keep its carbon emissions from rising. But to reach the longer-term goals we have for stabilizing the climate, we're going to...
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Facebook: VR will be a daily shopping and socializing tool

Facebook: VR will be a daily shopping and socializing tool

23 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

Majorities of people surveyed by Facebook believed that VR is on its way to becoming a daily activity, with significant retail and communications potential.
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Researchers use AI to predict heart attack mortality rate

Researchers use AI to predict heart attack mortality rate

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

Researchers compared the performance of more than a dozen AI algorithms in predicting the one-year mortality rate of heart disease patients.
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Uber and Linux Foundation launch Horovod project for distributed deep learning

Uber and Linux Foundation launch Horovod project for distributed deep learning

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

Uber and the Linux Foundation's LF Deep Learning Foundation today introduced the Horovod project for disributed AI training at scale.
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Virgin Galactic just flew to 82.68 kilometers-is this space?

Virgin Galactic just flew to 82.68 kilometers-is this space?

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / The VSS Unity spacecraft returns to Earth on Thursday. On a clear and cold Thursday morning in the Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two aircraft took...
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NASA's InSight Lander Sends A Selfie From Mars

NASA's InSight Lander Sends A Selfie From Mars

1 day ago   |   Ubergizmo

NASA InSight lander's selfie game is literally out of this world. It recently arrived on the Red Planet and to prove that it is indeed chilling up there on Mars, it has sent a...
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T-Mobile and Sprint merger will reportedly be cleared by US national...

T-Mobile and Sprint merger will reportedly be cleared by US national security panel

T-Mobile and Sprint have shared the news today with CNBC that their merger deal is expected to be cleared by a US national security panel. The approval is said to stem from... Read more ...

Discord Announces 90/10 Revenue Split For Game Devs Using Their Store

Discord Announces 90/10 Revenue Split For Game Devs Using Their Store

The end of 2018 is coming fast, and one thing is becoming apparent: 2019 might be a good year for developers, especially those looking to get their games in front of players'... Read more ...

Best Christmas gifts for Xbox gamers

Best Christmas gifts for Xbox gamers

Christmas is almost here, so with St. Nicholas already getting ready to fill his sleigh full of goodies, it's time to deplete your bank balance in the name of gaming gifts. But... Read more ...

Twitch takes a look back at great moments in livestreaming in 2018

Twitch takes a look back at great moments in livestreaming in 2018

Twitch is looking back on the great moments of livestreaming in 2018 with its livestreamed Twitch Holiday Spectacular, which is a special edition of Twitch Weekly. Read more ...

Apple Music Now Playable on Amazon Echo Speakers via Alexa in United States

Apple Music Now Playable on Amazon Echo Speakers via Alexa in United States

Apple Music can now be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers via Alexa in the United States, a few days ahead of schedule . As spotted by 9to5Mac , it is now possible to link Apple... Read more ...

Apple Inks Deal With DHX Media to Produce and Release All-New 'Peanuts' Content

Apple Inks Deal With DHX Media to Produce and Release All-New 'Peanuts' Content

In one of the bigger deals for Apple's upcoming streaming TV service, Variety reports today that the Cupertino company has made a deal with DHX Media to produce all-new... Read more ...

Chrome OS 71 rolling out w/ ‘Better Together' Android integration, Linux...

Chrome OS 71 rolling out w/ ‘Better Together' Android integration, Linux updates, more

Following a Google Material Theme update in September and a complete launcher redesign aimed at tablets and other touchscreen devices, Chrome OS 71 is rolling out today. A big... Read more ...

Satechi's USB-C Hubs Now Available in Gold to Match New MacBook Air

Satechi's USB-C Hubs Now Available in Gold to Match New MacBook Air

Satechi today announced that three of its USB-C hubs are now available to pre-order in a gold color that resembles the finish of the latest MacBook Air. Slim USB-C Multi-Port... Read more ...

Facebook admits unshared photos from 6.8 million users affected by latest...

Facebook admits unshared photos from 6.8 million users affected by latest privacy flaw

The latest Facebook security blunder involves photos from 6.8 million users. The company shared in an update on its developer page today that a bug allowed third-parties to see... Read more ...

The 5G Galaxy S10+ may have just been spotted

The 5G Galaxy S10+ may have just been spotted

Samsung Galaxy S10+ CAD-based render A 5G version of the Galaxy S10+ has been rumored for over three months now and, while Samsung won't confirm the device officially, multiple... Read more ...