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Hangry Redditor rage-quits cat cafe: All enter Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary welcomes a swarm of new entries, including matcha, mecha, subreddit and manic pixie dream girl.

By August 26, 2015


Inhale Oxford's Word of the Year: 'Vape'

Slang terms "clickbait," "normcore," and "mansplain" lose to "vape" as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, which proves electronic cigarettes might not be a drag.

By November 19, 2014


Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

The company and venerable university will work together to advance the field of machine learning.

By October 23, 2014


'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014


Samsung's stylus woes, CGI quandaries and IFA expectations in CNET UK Podcast 447

The Galaxy Note 5 might break if you pop its stylus in backwards, but Samsung says read the manual. Plus we chat to the CEO of upstart phone brand Wileyfox and much more.

By August 28, 2015


An iconic British monitor speaker is reborn

The Audiophiliac luxuriates with the sound of Falcon LS3/5a monitor speakers, inspired by the original 1970s BBC monitor speaker.

By August 26, 2015


Trying -- and kinda succeeding -- at going the distance with an electric car

For Road Trip 2015, CNET drives an all-electric car 500 miles around Britain's most scenic spots to see how easy it is to take a road trip without petrol. Spoiler alert: It doesn't go well.

By August 15, 2015


What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future

From autonomous warfare to still-distant sentience, artificial intelligence in 2015 is nothing like we expected. Here are three things every geek who dreamed of a robot future needs to know.

By August 4, 2015


Professor warns robots could keep us in coffins on heroin drips

Technically Incorrect: Citing an extreme example, an Oxford University professor says the biggest fear is that robots will be smarter than us, and by misinterpreting our commands, might have very different definitions of happiness.

By June 29, 2015


Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015