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Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people 'gorillas'

The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech: sensitivity.

By July 1, 2015


Most memorable 'Game of Thrones' faces, according to algorithm (pictures)

MIT applied its special algorithm that can predict how memorable faces in images will be to determine the "Game of Thrones" characters most likely to stick in your head.

12 Images By June 13, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Algorithms aplenty, wearables for you, robots for rover

In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.

By June 12, 2015


iDevices Thermostat

Once features like geo-fencing, pattern-learning algorithms and triggers become available, this oddly standard Thermostat could become a strong contender at its price point. For now, though, it's not worth the money.

By October 29, 2015

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Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

By July 28, 2014


Ford revs up self-driving cars in simulated city

At Mcity, autonomous cars can learn to drive before facing the real world. This could help Ford speed up production of such vehicles.

By November 13, 2015


To infinity: How Pixar brought computers to the movies

From CNET Magazine: "Toy Story," the first full-length computer-animated movie, turns 20 this month. Behind Woody and Buzz are a bunch of computer graphics geeks who, with help from Steve Jobs, changed movies forever.

By November 12, 2015


LinkedIn promises to pare its email bombardment

The professional network says you'll get less quantity and more quality with its new notifications platform.

By November 11, 2015


Super-speedy drone zips past obstacles autonomously

Watch as a drone made with off-the-shelf parts zips past trees with ease thanks to software from an MIT student.

By November 3, 2015


CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is being written right now

CNET's Eric Mack has started writing his first sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month, but he doesn't want to do it alone. Contribute now to this crowdsourced online story about the multiverse.

By November 3, 2015