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    Intel plans to ship its first-generation Neural Network Processor by the end of the year

    Intel’s hardware for accelerating AI computation is finally on its way to customers. The company announced today that its first-generation Neural Network Processor, code named “Lake Crest,” will be rolling out to a small set of partners soon to help them drastically accelerate how much machine learning work they can do.

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    Netflix to spend up to $8 billion on programming next year

    Netflix and chill doesn't come cheap. The company said Monday that it will spend as much as $8 billion on shows and movies in 2018, up from $6 billion earmarked for content this year. The boost in spending comes at a time when tech giants like Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) and Facebook (FB, Tech30) are all using their sizable checkbooks to hunt for original shows and movies.

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    Man builds massive King Kong display in yard for Halloween

    A Utah man has created a gigantic King Kong statue to sit centerstage in his front yard for Halloween. Ammon Smith, 33, has impressed his Salt Lake City neighborhood in the past, but this year he expects his 39-foot display to attract thousands of trick-or-treaters. In 2014, Smith created a pirate ship, followed be a skeleton train in 2015 and a giant dragon prop complete with Viking ship in 2016.

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    Sci-fi Fantasy Adventure Elex Launches Tomorrow on PS4

    Science-Fantasy in a post-apocalyptic world – a mix of genres, a curse or a blessing? In celebration of tomorrow’s PS4 release of Elex – and since the final days of a project always make us a little emotional – we thought we’d look back at the early days of the project and give you a little insight into the thoughts and ideas that went into the design of Piranha Bytes’ biggest project to date.

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    'Game of Thrones' actor dies: Set record for show's audiobook narration

    Dotrice was known to Game of Thrones fans for his brief role as Wisdom Hallyne the pyromancer in season 2. But more impressively, he also read the audiobooks for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most characters voiced by a single actor in an audiobook — 223 in the saga’s first novel, A Game of Thrones, the audiobook for which is 33 hours long.

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    Dubai police announce Star Wars-style hoverbikes for officers

    Dubai police reveal they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes.

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    Police Arrested This Cop Watch Activist—But Then Recorded Themselves by Accident

    Last August, Jose LaSalle, a prominent New York City Cop Watch activist, was arrested after filming a stop-and-frisk near a housing project in the South Bronx. Though filming the police is legal, LaSalle was charged with “obstructing governmental administration.” LaSalle claims he was standing far away from the incident. To continue documenting his own arrest, the veteran activist left his two phones and a GoPro camera turned on and recording as he was being taken to a nearby police station.

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    Man threatens to kill coworker after being fired for having cancer, police say

    "You're lucky your daughters are here. If not, you'd be dead." That is what police said a man told his coworker and friend after breaking into his apartment. It all allegedly stemmed from the man being told he would be fired from his job at the Tennessee Moving and Storage company.

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    British IS recruiter Sally Jones killed in Syria drone strike

    British jihadist Sally Jones has been killed in a US drone strike in Syria, The Sun has reported. The former punk rocker from Kent fled to Syria with her son in 2013 and became a leading recruitment officer for Islamic State. According to The Sun, the Government was informed by CIA chiefs in June that US forces had killed Jones, 50, in a missile strike close to the Iraq/Syria border.

  • 8 days ago
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    Love, Philosophy & Socrates

    In this post, the role of Diotima of Mantinea in Plato’s Symposium is explored. It is argued that the Peloponnesian priestess is represented within that work as not just Plato’s teacher, but also as the personification of beauty and wisdom. This enables Plato Plato and Socratesto establish a symbolism equivalent with Diotima’s teachings, and which permits an explanation of both Love and the drive to philosophise (itself an act of Love).

  • 9 days ago
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    German Girl Recruited by ISIS Explains How She Joined Terrorists

    A German teenager who had joined the ISIS terrorist group has explained how she managed to travel from Germany to Turkey and then to Syria and Iraq to fight for the terrorist group. There were a lot of stories about Linda Wenzel who was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July. She was 16 years old when she joined ISIS, and now for the first time in an interview with the Iraqi magazine Al-Qadha, which belongs to the country’s judiciary, she has recounted her ...

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    Air France engine parts that fell off mid-flight found in Greenland

    Parts of an engine that were lost by an Air France flight en route from Paris to Los Angeles last month have been spotted in Greenland, investigators say. The double-deck Airbus A380 made an emergency landing at Goose Bay Airport on the eastern tip of Canada on September 30, after the French airline said it suffered "serious damage to one of its four engines."

  • 13 days ago
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    Bluetooth won’t replace the headphone jack — walled gardens will

    Yesterday, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two phones I’ve been excited about for a while now. They have big screens, a delightfully playful design sensibility, and what promises to be a fascinating upgrade to the previous Pixel’s best-in-class camera. They also don’t have headphone jacks.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Wells Fargo wrongly hit homebuyers with fees to lock in mortgage rates

    Wells Fargo is in trouble once again -- this time for fees charged to customers trying to nail down a mortgage. The scandal-ridden bank said on Wednesday that some mortgage borrowers were inappropriately charged for missing a deadline to lock in promised interest rates, even though the delays were Wells Fargo's fault.

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    How Google’s smartphones have evolved since 2007

    New Pixels are almost here, but let's not forget all the other phones Google has had a hand in.

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    How California is preparing for the next big earthquake

    The scene is terrifying -- entire sections of a Mexico City office building fall away and crash to the ground. The screams of people reacting are almost worse. That moment, captured on cellphone video, shows just one of a number of buildings, from apartments to schools to governmental offices, that collapsed during the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit Mexico on September 19.

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    3 Signs That the Switch Console Will Push Nintendo Stock Higher

    Nintendo is on the comeback trail, and its outlook is more promising than at any point in the last five years. The company is finding success by branching into new business segments, with its mobile and licensing businesses increasing 450% year over year to account for roughly 6% of revenue last quarter. That's a laudable contribution for a pair of relatively new ventures, but Nintendo's console video game hardware and software sales will remain the most important performance drivers f...

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    Trial to begin in assassination of N. Korea leader’s brother

    Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Las Vegas shooting: At least 50 killed, over 200 injured

    At least 50 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in US history outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip during a music festival on Sunday night. Witnesses said shots were being fired from an elevated hotel position.

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    O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after 9 years

    O.J. Simpson walked out of prison early Sunday after serving nine years for a Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping.

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    US Department of Homeland Security to track all immigrants’ social media accounts

    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) quietly announced this week that it will begin collecting social media information and search results from all immigrants’ social media accounts and internet searches, including popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The policy expansion will take effect on October 18th, the same day President Donald Trump’s indefinite travel ban is slated to go into full effect.