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Brian Barrett / Wired:
How Alexa has used machine learning to get smarter over the last year, with a 25% error rate reduction, carrying over context from one query to the next, more   —  IT'S FAIR TO say that when Amazon introduced the first Echo speaker in the fall of 2014, most people weren't quite sure what to make of it.
Dec 23, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Craig Mod / Wired:
Although the functionality of digital books has largely remained the same for 10 years, technology has improved everything that goes into publishing a book   —  THE FUTURE BOOK was meant to be interactive, moving, alive.  Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on.
Dec 23, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US and UK   —  FOR MANY WOMEN, especially journalists, politicians, and other public figures, Twitter is something to endure.
Dec 18, 2018, 6:20 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
A year after FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules, there have been no big changes in how ISPs and mobile carriers provide their services   —  IT'S BEEN ONE year since the Federal Communications Commission voted to gut its net neutrality rules.  The good news is that the internet isn't drastically different than it was before.
Dec 16, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Data shows GraphQL, a Facebook-developed open source data query language, has seen a sharp rise in adoption among JavaScript developers over the past two years   —  THE CODE THAT runs the web is a melting pot of programming languages and technologies.  JavaScript, the most popular language on the web …
Dec 15, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”   —  BY THE TIME police arrived in the hamlet of Rainpada on July 1, 2018, the village council office was the scene of a massacre.
Dec 15, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Postmates announces Serve, an autonomous rover launching soon in LA, and says it now averages 4M deliveries per month in 550+ cities   —  HANGING ON THE wall of Postmates' stealth R&D laboratory, there's a framed photo of an iconic scene from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker bent down beside R2D2.
Dec 13, 2018, 11:27 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Intel demos Foverus, a new way to build 3D chips by stacking logic chips atop one another, with a new power delivery process, without sacrificing performance   —  THE COMPANIES THAT make processors have a long-held obsession with getting smaller.  The famous—and increasingly obsolete …
Dec 12, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Amazon robots caused bear repellent explosions both in 2018, when one punctured a can and hospitalized dozens, and 2015, when another ran over a can in Texas   —  Two dozen Amazon warehouse employees in New Jersey were hospitalized Wednesday, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured …
Dec 8, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Microsoft steps up calls for regulation of facial recognition tech; research group AI Now stresses urgency for companies to open their AI algorithms to auditing   —  AFTER A HELLISH year of tech scandals, even government-averse executives have started professing their openness to legislation.
Dec 7, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context

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