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singularity

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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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What if we become as stupid as machines?

Ray Kurzweil, the man who promises "Singularity" between man and machine, speaks of it as being a wonderful thing. But is it? Even remotely?

By February 23, 2014

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Google's Schmidt: We don't (yet) have a connection inside your brain

In conversation with Glenn Beck, Google's executive chairman explains that humans can still occasionally be useful -- for now.

By February 24, 2014

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SmartThings Labs brings Belkin, Sonos, Philips, more into the fold

The SmartThings ecosystem is getting increasingly diverse, with direct integration of new third party devices.

By January 7, 2014

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A non-Windows OS? Microsoft drops clues

We take stock of some recent developments of note regarding Microsoft's hush-hush "Midori" operating system project.

By December 30, 2013

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Mobile Chrome Apps closer than you think

Gossip about Chrome and Android merging is still idle talk, but Google is preparing Chrome Apps to run on iOS and Android -- possibly as soon as January.

By December 3, 2013

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Woman renews marriage vows with Ferris wheel

MTV-owned Logo TV presents a show about people who claim to be in love with objects, such as cars, planes, Monopoly boards, and a Ferris wheel called Bruce. No, the iPhone didn't seem to feature.

By November 12, 2013

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New 'Robocop' trailer: Down with American robophobia!

In the second trailer for the new "Robocop" movie, the powerful muse why American robots keep the peace everywhere but in, well, America.

By November 8, 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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Google launches Calico to take on illness and aging

Larry Page recruits Art Levinson, chairman at both Genentech and Apple, to run the new health-focused company.

By September 18, 2013