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People are praising Jeff Bezos and calling him a 'genius' after he slammed the National Enquirer and accused them of blackmail in a shocking blog post

Jeff BezosREUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa In an extraordinary blog post on Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the National Enquirer and its parent company AMI& threatened to publish intimate personal photos of the billionaire tech exec. According to Bezos, AMI allegedly threatened to publish the photos, unless he stopped his investigation into how they leaked – […]

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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users […]

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Netflix is testing a 'Show Me That Scene Again' pop-up that some people find annoying. Here's how to turn it off

Shutterstock Netflix has been testing a “Show Me That Scene Again” feature, an on-screen prompt that allows users to go back to the beginning of a particular scene. Reaction on social media so far has been fairly negative, with some saying it disrupts the viewing experience. A Netflix spokesperson said the streaming company is “just […]

Photography

Forget painting-style transfers, this A.I. creates realistic portraits of fake people

[embedded content] After selling the first artificial intelligence generated artwork earlier this year, deep learning algorithms are now tackling portraits — of made-up people that don’t exist. In a research paper, Nvidia recently shared the results of a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained to generate images of people while unsupervised. The concept is based in […]

Emerging Tech

The robot waiters in this Japanese cafe are controlled by people with paralysis

[embedded content] Whether it’s autonomous delivery bots dropping off pizza, robo-bartenders, or automated waiters, it’s clear that robots have a growing place in the food industry. But a new Japanese pop-up cafe located in Tokyo offers a far more uncommon — and potentially transformative — spin on this premise. Called Dawn ver.β, the temporary eatery is […]

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Brain-reading tech lets paralyzed people control a tablet with their thoughts

BrainGate Collaboration The U.S.-based BrainGate consortium has developed technology that makes it possible for people with paralysis to use tablets and other mobile devices — simply by thinking about cursor movements and clicks. The technology uses a miniature sensor to record users’ neural activity via their motor cortex, the part of the brain used for […]