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singularity

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Soap bubbles used to explore mathematical singularities

Films of soap with complex shapes can be used to model and understand mathematical singularities across a range of fields.

By May 27, 2014

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The 404 1,482: Where we're approaching the streaming singularity (podcast)

With this morning's news of Apple possibly acquiring Beats by Dre, who else would we have in the studio but the CNET Audiophiliac himself, Steve Guttenberg! We'll talk about how the purchase would affect services like Spotify and Pandora, the growth of cassette culture, why you should never buy a USB turntable, and Steve's new CD all about how to listen to music through headphones.

By May 9, 2014

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The 404 1,482: Where we're approaching the streaming singularity

With this morning's news of Apple acquiring Beats by Dre, who else would we have in the studio but the CNET Audiophiliac himself, Steve Guttenberg! We'll talk about how the purchase will affect services like Spotify and Pandora, the growth of cassette culture, why you should never buy a USB turntable, and Steve's new CD all about how to listen to music through headphones.

By May 9, 2014

Review

Staples Connect

It's probably too early to commit to a master smart-home platform, but for basic home automation across multiple devices, Staples Connect works well -- and at $99, it's priced just right.

January 27, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating January 27, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

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Ito: Think twice about immortality and the singularity

The director of the MIT Media Lab said sci-fi visions of computers and humans emphasize the wrong priorities for development. Technological progress should aim for resilience, not efficiency.

By January 25, 2013

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Singularity University launches synthetic biology accelerator

The new program will give three initial companies a leg up in getting their startups off the ground. The accelerator will be modeled on those that traditionally work with tech and biotech startups.

By May 17, 2012

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Apple reaches for singularity in the post-PC world

Over the last decade Apple has sought to make digital devices that would supplant stodgy PCs and feed the growing appetite for connected devices with an "i."

By March 9, 2012

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Ep. 1534: Cognitive semiconductors: here comes the Singularity!

IBM has created what they're benignly calling "cognitive semiconductors," which are computers that can actually learn, think, and creatively process information. So, that sounds like a good idea, right? I mean, seriously, great work, IBM, but when one of your big backers is DARPA, you can't fool us. We know Skynet is upon us. Also, don't get caught with your patents down!

By August 18, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1534: Cognitive semiconductors: here comes the Singularity! (Podcast)

IBM has created what they're benignly calling "cognitive semiconductors," which are computers that can actually learn, think, and creatively process information. So, that sounds like a good idea, right? I mean, seriously, great work, IBM, but when one of your big backers is DARPA, you can't fool us. We know Skynet is upon us. Also, don't get caught with your patents down!

By August 18, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1373: The Singularity is knocking at the door (podcast)

On today's show, the Internet revolts over Yahoo's plans to shutter Delicious, the U.S. is looking into a privacy "Bill of Rights," and Facebook suffers an embarrassing code leak.Plus, using augmented reality to translate information in real time, plus all the world's information organized to show us how language has evolved over the last 200 years? Dudes, the Singularity is seriously right outside the door, and it wants IN. --Molly

By December 17, 2010