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Mark Zuckerberg Shares Facebook’s Secrets With All His Employees, And Almost None Of It Leaks

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Facebook’s Secrets With All His Employees, And Almost None Of It Leaks

Technology
07-01-2017

The CEO opens up to 16,000 employees once a week. Why don’t you hear more about it?

Theranos Says It Will Lay Off 41 Percent Of Its Workforce

Theranos Says It Will Lay Off 41 Percent Of Its Workforce

Technology
07-01-2017

The Silicon Valley startup will eliminate 155 positions, leaving 220 employees who will focus on developing a new product, a tabletop blood testing product called the miniLab.

Watch A Twitch Stream Of Two Google Home Chatbots Fighting With Each Other

Watch A Twitch Stream Of Two Google Home Chatbots Fighting With Each Other

Technology
07-01-2017

What happens when you take two Google Homes and run a chatbot script on each? You get C:\>bots.chat and it is incredible.

2016: The Year The Internet Became Real

2016: The Year The Internet Became Real

Internet
26-12-2016

For the past several months, regardless of your political leaning, you would probably admit that every device you’ve touched has been a direct window to heaps of very bad news.

AI Is Getting So Advanced It Can Create Shockingly Good Music And Poetry

AI Is Getting So Advanced It Can Create Shockingly Good Music And Poetry

Technology
26-12-2016

All of that job security musicians so enjoy is about to go right down the drain.

The Alarming Downsides To Tech Industry Diversity Reports

The Alarming Downsides To Tech Industry Diversity Reports

Technology
14-12-2016

The tech industry doesn’t just have a diversity problem. It has a results problem.

An In-Depth Guide To OLED Displays

An In-Depth Guide To OLED Displays

Technology
13-12-2016

It's being called the future of TV tech, promising deeper blacks, less motion blur, and sexier colors.

How To Turn A USB Stick Into An Ultra-Portable PC

How To Turn A USB Stick Into An Ultra-Portable PC

Technology
13-12-2016

Not only do portable apps let you hop between computers easily, they also keep your main machines clear of clutter and almost as speedy as when you first booted them up.

Behold — A Robot Hand With A Soft Touch

Behold — A Robot Hand With A Soft Touch

Technology
12-12-2016

Using light-conductive materials, researchers have built a robot hand that can sense shapes and textures. Soft robotics holds promise for better prosthetics or machines with a more "human" touch.

Big Bother Is Watching

Big Bother Is Watching

Technology
12-12-2016

Why Slack is designed to never give you any.

AI Winter Isn’t Coming

AI Winter Isn’t Coming

Technology
10-12-2016

Despite plenty of hype and frantic investment, a leading artificial intelligence expert says hardware advances will keep AI breakthroughs coming.

Guy Reaches A Freakishly Good Score On '2048'

Guy Reaches A Freakishly Good Score On '2048'

Gaming
10-12-2016

Remember the phone game "2048"? Do you remember foolishly thinking that 2048 was the highest reachable number? Because this guy just proved that very, very wrong.

Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had To Worry About Financial Discipline

Google Makes So Much Money, It Never Had To Worry About Financial Discipline

Technology
10-12-2016

Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat wants to bring focus to Mountain View. Can the moonshot factory adapt?

The Botnet That Broke The Internet Isn’t Going Away

The Botnet That Broke The Internet Isn’t Going Away

Technology
10-12-2016

What’s increasingly clear is that Mirai is a powerfully disruptive force. What’s increasingly not? How to stop it.

Why Tech’s Biggest Billionaires Want Their Place In Space

Why Tech’s Biggest Billionaires Want Their Place In Space

Technology
08-12-2016

Forget gilded mansions and super yachts. Among the tech elite, space exploration is now the ultimate status symbol.

The Home Office Is Dying

The Home Office Is Dying

Technology
08-12-2016

Thanks to Wi-Fi and laptops, work is bleeding out across your entire home.

Inside The Secret Meeting Where Apple Revealed The State Of Its AI Research

Inside The Secret Meeting Where Apple Revealed The State Of Its AI Research

Technology
08-12-2016

A never-before-seen look at the company's machine learning efforts.

Guy Builds A Tiny, Working Single-Cylinder Engine Out Of Freaking Paper

Guy Builds A Tiny, Working Single-Cylinder Engine Out Of Freaking Paper

Technology
08-12-2016

We here at Digg have learned that paper is the ultimate material. You can make engines out of it. You can make missile launchers out of it. You can even make pretty origami swans with it. With paper, the world is your oyster.

The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us

The Gadget Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Technology
08-12-2016

The gadget age is over — and even if that’s a kind of progress, because software now fills many of our needs, the great gadgetapocalypse is bound to make the tech world, and your life, a little less fun.

Google Pledges To Use 100% Renewable Energy In 2017

Google Pledges To Use 100% Renewable Energy In 2017

Technology
07-12-2016

"Today, we are the world’s largest corporate buyer of renewable power, with commitments reaching 2.6 gigawatts (2,600 megawatts) of wind and solar energy."

Supreme Court Kills $399 Million Patent Award Against Samsung In Apple Case

Supreme Court Kills $399 Million Patent Award Against Samsung In Apple Case

Technology
07-12-2016

A lower court incorrectly awarded damages based on the whole smartphone, not the patented pieces, justices say.

I Went To A Dance Party In My Pajamas Thanks To VR

I Went To A Dance Party In My Pajamas Thanks To VR

Technology
07-12-2016

"Just like I’d behave at a real club, I find myself awkwardly standing at the edge of the room staring at the 15 or so dancing avatars, some of whom are launching emojis into the sky."

Make Some Wrist-Mounted Underwater Thrusters To Maximize Beach Laziness

Make Some Wrist-Mounted Underwater Thrusters To Maximize Beach Laziness

Technology
07-12-2016

Peter bought some thrusters off Kickstarter a while ago. Wanting to channel his inner Aquaman, he knew just where to mount them.

What Do The Reviews Say About The Oculus Touch Controllers?

What Do The Reviews Say About The Oculus Touch Controllers?

Technology
06-12-2016

Oculus launched the first consumer version of their Rift virtual reality headset earlier this year, sans motion controllers. Now Rift owners can spend an additional $199 on a pair of Oculus Touch Controllers — a price that might just be worth it for the added immersion.

The Frightening Truth About Internet Search

The Frightening Truth About Internet Search

Internet
06-12-2016

Tech-savvy users have been able to "game" the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, women and Jews are evil, and anything goes.

Behind The Scenes Of A 30-Player Video Game Theater

Behind The Scenes Of A 30-Player Video Game Theater

Gaming
06-12-2016

The ESC Game Theater is an experiment in group video gaming, a cross between an arcade, a cinema, and a pickup basketball game.

The Daunting Task Of Making AI Funny

The Daunting Task Of Making AI Funny

Technology
05-12-2016

Writers behind Alexa, Google Assistant, and other conversational UIs talk about writing humor for robots.

This Awesome Robotic Spoon Makes It Almost Impossible To Spill

This Awesome Robotic Spoon Makes It Almost Impossible To Spill

Technology
05-12-2016

Made to assist individuals with limited mobility, this robotic spoon moves with the user to prevent spills.

To Break A Phone Addiction, Turn Your Screen Gray

To Break A Phone Addiction, Turn Your Screen Gray

Design
04-12-2016

A suggestion for compulsive checkers.

Surprise! The Atlantic Is Taking Over The Digg Homepage Today

Surprise! The Atlantic Is Taking Over The Digg Homepage Today

Digg Original
04-12-2016

Let us all get acquainted with surprise. Matt Thompson and his colleagues at the Atlantic have selected for you a bounty of links from their magazine and elsewhere, all revolving around that theme.