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Sometime round 1 am on a heat night time final June, Fei-Fei Li was sitting in her pajamas in a Washington, DC, lodge room, working towards a speech she would give in a couple of hours. Before going to mattress, Li lower a full paragraph from her notes to make certain she may attain her …

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Google introduced modifications to the way it will deal with claims of sexual harassment amongst workers, together with making arbitration non-obligatory for particular person harassment and sexual assault claims. While extra transparency and safety for staff is an indication of progress, the change is incremental moderately than transformative, as a result of Google’s arbitration provision …

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It’s fairly straightforward to paralyze America’s oil infrastructure. All Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein wanted was a set of 3-foot-long green-and-red bolt cutters. And a willingness to go to jail for years. On October 11, 2016, as they pulled as much as an oil pipeline facility within the farm fields outdoors Leonard, Minnesota, the pair …

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It might not have been the tsunami some anticipated, however the Democrats’ long-promised blue wave was sufficient to hold the occasion to a majority within the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Senate, in the meantime, remained firmly in Republican arms. With management of the House, Democrats will be capable of fulfill their promise to …

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Max Krause was pondering of shopping for some bitcoin, as one does. But Krause is an engineer—principally he works on modeling greenhouse fuel emissions from landfills—so his first step was to run the numbers. He checked out worth, in fact, but additionally how briskly the world’s bitcoin miners create new bitcoins and the ledger that …

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Big corporations entice massive consideration, and none fairly as a lot as Apple. Its quarterly stories have change into one thing of a collective soothsaying second for inventory markets and the tech trade, and so Thursday’s report garnered its regular share of outsized consideration. WIRED Opinion About Zachary Karabell is a WIRED contributor and president …

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The Chinese authorities has made manufacturing laptop chips that retailer knowledge—reminiscence—a significant precedence of its centralized science and expertise technique. According to the US Department of Justice, China plans to do it not simply by means of analysis and growth, however by means of old style espionage. In an indictment unsealed Thursday, DOJ accused China’s …

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For most of the previous 12 months, Mark Zuckerberg has been attempting to persuade the world that Facebook was quick turning into a really totally different firm—one which accepted its monumental function shaping public opinion worldwide and would spend what it took to train its energy responsibly. Many nonetheless have hassle believing him, and it …

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IBM simply spent $34 billion to purchase a software program firm that provides away its main product at no cost. IBM Sunday stated it might purchase Red Hat, greatest recognized for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux working system. Red Hat is an open supply software program firm that provides away the supply code for its …

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The brutal homicide of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate this month, which Turkish officers say was carried out by Saudi brokers, has sparked a reckoning in Silicon Valley. The kingdom has poured billions of {dollars} into the tech business, and a lot of distinguished startups, together with darlings like Uber, WeWork, and …

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