• Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late

    Why scientists want AI regulated now before it\’s too late0

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and Space X, recently sounded the alarm that murderous artificial intelligence-powered robots could one day rampage through American neighborhoods. And the only way to stop them, he said, is to begin regulating AI before it destroys us all. Musk’s warnings that AI poses an “existential threat” may have been a bit dramatic, but

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  • Amazon launches a social network for spending money

    Amazon launches a social network for spending money0

    Amazon (AMZN) is virtually everywhere you look at this point; from your nightstand, to your refrigerator and, of course, your smartphone. And now the company is launching its own kind of social network called Amazon Spark. Available Tuesday for Amazon Prime members using the company’s iOS app, Spark is a Pinterest-like service that lets users

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  • Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize

    Amazon\’s Echo and other smart speakers do much more than you realize0

    When Amazon first debuted its Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker in 2014, expectations for the device were relatively high. More than two years later, the Echo’s success has spurred a new war of the tech titans: Companies including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Microsoft (MSFT), Samsung and a slew of their Chinese counterparts have either released their

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  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ is coming to Amazon Prime next season

    ‘Thursday Night Football’ is coming to Amazon Prime next season0

    Amazon has scored a deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games during the upcoming season. The news, confirmed to Digital Trends via email, is a serious blow to Twitter, which secured the rights for the same coverage last season. This time, however, Amazon outbid not only Twitter, but also YouTube and Facebook, paying

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  • How to figure out which streaming media device to buy

    How to figure out which streaming media device to buy0

    Picking a streaming-media player to watch Netflix and Amazon on your TV may seem like a simple process in comparing features and prices, but it’s actually rather difficult. That’s because this isn’t exactly a normal market. Some companies, like Amazon and Apple, run their own digital video stores, produce shows and sell streaming-media hardware, which

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  • New FAA rules open the skies to commercial drones—mostly0

    When it comes to drones, there are the well-wishers: “What an advance in farming, search and rescue, construction, engineering, forestry, firefighting, law enforcement, filmmaking and photography!” And there are the naysayers: “I don’t want eyes in the sky invading my privacy, churning up a deafening racket and crashing into crowds!” Today, after years of trying

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