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March 28, 2017, 12:35 AM

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Maureen Dowd / Vanity Fair:
Interviews with Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Ray Kurzweil, others on AI in coming decades, its regulation, and possible implementations  —  Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley's latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him.  And he thinks you should be frightened too.
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases watchOS 3.2 with Theater Mode, an easily accessible option to disable “Raise to Wake”, and SiriKit, which will allow users to give Siri commands  —  Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 3.1.3 to watchOS 3.2. watchOS 3.2 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Apple File System, Find My AirPods, CarPlay updates, ability for devs to reply to app reviews, iCloud Analytics opt-in option, more  —  Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  The latest software update includes Find My AirPods support …
Gigi Sohn / The Verge:
Former FCC staffer explains consequences as House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow to repeal FCC's 2016 broadband privacy rules  —  Time to make some calls  —  Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 broadband …
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Samsung says returned Galaxy Note7 devices will be sold outside US as “refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable”, remaining devices will be recycled  —  Pending approval by local regulators  —  Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, the company has released …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location to a group of friends or just one person for one hour at a time, on iOS and Android  —  Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app.  Today it's adding a new Live Location feature …
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon delays opening of Amazon Go, its first cashier-less retail store, because of technical complications  —  Retailer must fix glitches in technology that automatically charges customers  —  Amazon.com Inc. is delaying the public opening of its first cashier-less convenience store because of technical complications.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds automated call routing and analytics features to Skype for Business, as Amazon and Google push into the space with Chime and the new Hangouts  —  Microsoft is adding new features to its high-end Skype for Business service, just as Amazon and Google are trying to get into the enterprise cloud-conferencing game.

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