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'We're a long way from a singularity' says 'Ex Machina' AI consultant

Geneticist Adam Rutherford, who served as artificial intelligence consultant on recent robo-flick "Ex Machina", says robots have always played the villain in human stories.

By June 4, 2015


Deflategate: NFL consults with physicists

Technically Incorrect: It seems one can never know enough about how temperature affects the air pressure in a football. As part of its investigation, the NFL team reportedly is researching gas physics. Really.

By January 28, 2015


Google+ to get a complete overhaul

The Californian search giant has begun a total redesign of its social network, which will see increased focus on the platform's Collections and Communities.

By November 17, 2015


Airbnb vows greater cooperation with cities

The home-sharing business promises to pay its "fair share" of taxes, be more transparent with data and ban users from listing investment properties.

By November 11, 2015


Steve Jobs' legacy includes the women he inspired

Women played a key role in helping create the Macintosh. Some of the women on the original Mac team share how Jobs pushed them to extraordinary levels of creativity.

By November 2, 2015


Chrome OS: 3 reasons Google should ditch it, and one reason it shouldn't

Commentary: Has Google's glorified Web browser-of-an-operating system worn out its welcome?

By October 31, 2015


Apple Pay growth slows as challengers rev up

People continue to sign up for iPhone maker's mobile payments service, but at a slower clip, research shows. Meanwhile, megabank JPMorgan Chase is prepping a system of its own.

By October 27, 2015


Airbnb beefs up liability insurance offering for hosts

Short-term rental service upgrades program to a primary insurance offering, making it available to all hosts in 16 countries, regardless of other coverage.

By October 22, 2015


Facebook aims to boost tech diversity by appealing to students, parents

New online resources hub offers tips in English and Spanish on how to get started in computer science and the benefits that come with a programming career.

By October 20, 2015


Adobe to undo Lightroom change after customer wrath

It's rare for major software companies to perform such abrupt U-turns, but Adobe decided to heed the advice of customers who didn't like a significant new alteration.

By October 17, 2015