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Here’s why Samsung should buy BlackBerry

In the space of a few hours last night, BlackBerry’s value on the stock market skyrocketed by nearly a third and then promptly plummeted back down. The catalyst for that rollercoaster ride was a Reuters report alleging Samsung was courting BlackBerry with a $7.5 billion takeover bid, which was quickly refuted by officials from both […]

Elon Musk donates $10 million to keep robots from murdering you

Elon Musk is worried that AI will destroy humanity, and so he’s decided to donate $10 million toward research into how we can keep artificial intelligence safe. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has previously expressed concern that something like what happens in The Terminator could happen in real life. He’s also said that AI is “potentially more […]

The CPU from the original PlayStation is guiding a probe to Pluto

You probably already know that your smartphone is more powerful than the computers used to land astronauts on the Moon. But did you know that the processor used in the original Sony PlayStation is currently guiding a space probe the size of a grand piano towards Pluto? Yep, the same MIPS R3000 CPU that once rendered […]

Boyhood, Birdman, and Selma lead Oscar Best Picture nominations

If you closed out 2014 still not sure which films society should collectively agree were the most important and worthwhile, fret not: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the eight films it has declared to be empirically the best of 2014. Here’s the list; our full list of nominees can be found here. […]

A tiny startup has made big strides in creating self-navigating drones

Some of the biggest news out of CES this year was the huge progress companies have made on technology that can help drones be aware of their surroundings, allowing them to sense objects and avoid collisions. Those breakthroughs were powered by well-established drone companies like Ascending Technologies and semiconductor giants like Intel. Earlier this week, in […]

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