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Facebook, New York Times Latest Heavy-Hitters to Blast North Carolina

With the bill fully passed and now enacted into law, the state is at risk of losing as much as $4.5 billion in federal funding . Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat. Though that ruling could be interpreted differently in the North Carolina case, the Supreme Court has since supported expanded rights for gays and lesbians, Hellman said. [Full Article...]

The Google Nik Collection, Once a $300 Product, is Now Free

The Google Nik Collection, Once a $300 Product, is Now Free In case you are interested in giving the  Google  Nik Collection a go, head to  Nik Collection  page to download it. The  Nik Collection  has since grown from six to seven plug-ins. Google  explained that the free giveaway was meant to focus on the company's investment in a long-term to develop great photo editing software for mobile such as  Google  Photos and Snapseed for both  iOS  and  Andro... [Full Article...]

Explore The Batcave In Batman vs. Superman

Who would win in a battle to the death, Batman or Superman? In a promotion for today's release, a new Google Maps tour will allow you to step inside billionaire Bruce Wayne's home... Gotham city exists only in the DC Comics universe, but the parallels between Gotham to the very real city of Detroit, have always been present, just as Superman's Metropolis is considered to be a fictionaliz... [Full Article...]

No. 10 Syracuse outlasts No. 11 Gonzaga

Losers of five of their last six to end the regular season, the Orange were criticized by many, who said they had no business being in the tournament. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. He was 2 of 17 shooting in a loss at SMU, but scored 29 points and carried the Bulldogs past BYU in the WCC semifinal... [Full Article...]

Microsoft shuts AI bot after twitteratti teaches it racism

Tay is targeted at users 18 to 24 years old (and trolls, evidently). Microsoft said Tay was created to "engage and entertain people where they connect with each other online through casual and playful conversation". Microsoft recently unveiled Tay, an artificial intelligent chat bot developed by Microsoft's Technology and Research and Bing teams to experiment with and conduct research on conve... [Full Article...]

Microsoft deletes racist and antisemitic tweets from new Twitter bot 'Tay'

Microsoft deletes racist and antisemitic tweets from new Twitter bot 'Tay' But the company was forced to quickly pause the account and delete the vast majority of its tweets after the chatbot  posted  a number of offensive comments, including several that were admiring of Adolf Hitler. Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana can't hold much conversation, but they do carry out tasks like making phone calls and conducting a  Google  search. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 mobile: Lumia Windows 8 phone won't get an upgrade

Windows 10 mobile: Lumia Windows 8 phone won't get an upgrade Global menus are now in a single Settings menu, and Skype says contextual menus will appear in upcoming releases. If you try to take a screenshot using the old key combination of the Power + Start, then it's heartwarming to know that Microsoft has thrown in a prompt in Windows 10 Mobile making users aware that 'something's changed '. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's AI chatbot 'Tay' taken offline within 24 hours of launch

In a statement, the company says that Tay has been the victim of "a coordinated effort by some users", thus confirming that in the future the chatbot will come with features that will block such abuses. "Unfortunately, within the first 24 hours of coming online, we became aware of a coordinated effort by some users to abuse Tay's commenting skills to have Tay respond in inappropriate ways", explai... [Full Article...]

Microsoft grounds foul-mouthed teen-speak bot

The idea started innocently enough for Microsoft , as it attempted to engage millennials with a playful and sassy "A. I fam from the internet that's got zero chill". Tay also tweeted about Donald Trump: "All hail the leader of the nursing home boys". The chatbot's primary data source is public data that has been anonymized then "modeled, cleaned and filtered by the team developing Tay ", acco... [Full Article...]

Apple Temporarily Pulls iOS 9.3 Update for Older iOS Devices

Apple Temporarily Pulls iOS 9.3 Update for Older iOS Devices If you are in the ownership of an older iOS device right now and things are going absolutely smooth for you, then you don't have to be bothered regarding the new update . But Apple addressed the issue soon after with a new iOS 8 point fix release, bringing things back on track. The update has been billed as one of the biggest updates in several years and is meant to introduce features such as... [Full Article...]

Leaked Windows 10 Redstone Build Reveals Improved Pen Support for Apps

Stafford went on to describe the relationship between function-specific apps and the UWP in terms of fruit. To try out the new Skype universal Windows app in forthcoming Windows 10 builds, you need to be a Windows Insider . [Full Article...]

Microsoft's AI Bot Turns Racist on Twitter

If you haven't heard of Tay , it's a machine learning project created by Microsoft that's supposed to mimic the personality of a 19-year-old girl . Her last Tweet was 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, and her website suggested that she'll be offline for the time being. As Quinn herself pointed out on Twitter, the big problem here is that Microsoft apparently failed to set up any meaningful filters... [Full Article...]

The iPhone SE is the smaller model you've been waiting for

The iPhone SE is the smaller model you've been waiting for Apple will be taking online orders tomorrow for the new iPhone SE and iPad Pro, with deliveries set for a week tomorrow in Hong Kong, the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. As expected, Apple debuted a new, small iPhone at its event this morning, and it's officially called the iPhone SE. The iPad Pro sits at the very top of ... [Full Article...]

Beyond size, what you get and give up with iPhone SE

Beyond size, what you get and give up with iPhone SE Many high-power users will probably want a bigger screen anyway, but if that's not the case, splurge for 64 GB. Just like the iPhone SE that packs in the similar specifications as on the iPhone 6s, the iPad 9.7inch boasts with the latest specs as on the 12.9inch iPad Pro . [Full Article...]

Apple iPad Pro: The "Ultimate PC Replacement", Microsoft Beware

Following the hundreds of rumors that Apple will once again be appealing to those who like to have phones that actually fit in their hands, the company announced last night the iPhone SE a 4-inch device which packs a real punch. [Full Article...]

LG G5 VS Samsung Galaxy S7 VS Apple iPhone 6S

Samsung has yet to complete the Android 6.0 Marshmallow rollout to its devices but now it seems waiting time has been extended further. As you'd hope, it's also possible to sync this hybrid with your Galaxy phone via Bluetooth, and then pull off tricks like using the handset as authentication for the TabPro S. [Full Article...]

New Fallout 4 Survival Mode: 4 Things to Expect & 3 Not To

New Fallout 4 Survival Mode: 4 Things to Expect & 3 Not To The Mode will officially release for all platforms when it's received sufficient testing on Steam. Aside from these changes, the Survival Mode will also include tougher foes, ammunition weight, inability to fast-travel, fatigue, sickness, changes to companions, and other changes. [Full Article...]

Meet Tay, Microsoft's new AI chat bot

Meet Tay, Microsoft's new AI chat bot Tay's Twitter profile, likely written by a human, describes it as "the official account of Tay, Microsoft's A.I. fam from the internet that's got zero chill!" Tay will get smarter as you chat with her, and your experience will be personalized using your personal data such as your nickname, gender, favorite food, zip code and relationship status. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 7 Lightning EarPod Headphones Leak Ahead Of iPhone SE Launch

Apple iPhone 7 Lightning EarPod Headphones Leak Ahead Of iPhone SE Launch According to the post at the Bastille Post website, the device can also be seen to be exactly 1mm thinner than the iPhone 6s, as the phone has been expected to come out without the 3.5mm port, which will affect the thickness of the device, trimming the iPhone 7 down by exactly 1mm. [Full Article...]

IPhone 5SE: 5 things to expect from Apple's next iPhone

It'll also have a bit of iPhone 6S about it, according to leaks showing that the iPhone 5SE will feature a curved glass front similar to that seen on Apple's latest smartphones. That might include support for the Apple Pencil, which partially explains why many believe, this slate would be sold as a smaller iPad Pro. Everything appears to be the same, even the design of the camera and the fla... [Full Article...]


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