Day: November 10, 2017

Google’s AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — they’re actually directing research on the cutting edge at …

Some iPhone X displays plagued by mysterious ‘Green Line of Death’

Looks like the Google Pixel and LG V30 aren’t the only flagships in town having display issues. Multiple iPhone X owners have complained about a random green line appearing on their displays, as first reported by MacRumors. The defect has already started to take on the endearing ‘Green Line of Death’ moniker. Several users across …

The TicHome Mini smart speaker is a Google Assistant you can shower with

The TicHome Mini is a welcome newcomer in the world of smart speakers. It brings some excellent features that currently aren’t available on other Google Home devices, such as IPX6 splash-resistance and a built-in battery. Pound-for-pound it’s the most feature-packed smart speaker I’ve tested. At first glance Mobvoi’s TicHome Mini looks like a baby Roomba, …

To teach Computer Science properly, England’s schools need more money and staff

The Royal Society today released a damning report highlighting the woeful state of computer science education in England. There’s bad news all around, but here are the headline figures: 54 percent of English schools don’t offer Computer Science GCSEs; only 1 in 5 Computer Science GCSE students are girls; and England is failing to recruit …

Alibaba passes $1 billion in sales in first 3 minutes of Singles Day

Alibaba is cleaning house during China’s Singles Day festival, the biggest day in online shopping all year. #Double11: Total GMV has hit US $1 billion in 2:01 minutes. pic.twitter.com/u4krOnJnfQ — Alibaba Group (@AlibabaGroup) November 10, 2017 In two minutes of sales time, Alibaba’s gross merchandise volume totaled $1 billion. By the forty-minute mark, the site’s …