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Nyquist Must Win the Preakness to Make Horse Racing Cool Again

When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes last year to end horse racing’s 37-year Triple Crown drought, he was the godsend the sport so desperately needed. Meet-and-greets sold out at his stud farm in Kentucky. Attendance records were shattered at … Continue reading

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With Instant Apps, Google Aims to Make the Web and Apps One

Let’s say a friend texts you a 360-degree 3D photo of the new kombucha brewery in his basement. This is one of those self-consciously tech-savvy hipster friends who uses all the latest smartphone apps. And well, you don’t. You don’t … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg’s GOP Meeting Shows a Master Politician in the Making

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Art Streiber It’s not every day that conservative leaders fly across the country to take a meeting with a guy who supports gay marriage. A guy who says undocumented immigrants should receive legal status. A leader … Continue reading

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Google’s Making Its Own Chips Now. Time for Intel to Freak Out

Google has built its own computer chip. And this won’t be the last. The Internet’s most powerful company sent a few shock waves through the tech world yesterday when it revealed that a new custom-designed chip helps run what is … Continue reading

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Google Built Its Very Own Chips to Power Its AI Bots

Google has designed its own computer chip for driving deep neural networks, an AI technology that is reinventing the way Internet services operate. This morning, at Google I/O, the centerpiece of the company’s year, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google … Continue reading

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Nokia Is Plotting A Big Comeback to the Phone Business

That brand you like is going to come back in style. Maybe. Today Nokia announced that it will license its brand to a new Finnish company founded by former Nokia execs. The company, Global HMD, plans to use the Nokia … Continue reading

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Google’s New Allo Messaging App Gets Its Edge From AI

Apple has one. It’s called Messages. Microsoft has one, too. It’s called Skype. Facebook has two of them: WhatsApp and Messenger. They’re all messaging apps—smartphone apps that let you chat with friends and family. But they’re rapidly morphing into something … Continue reading

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Sanders Condemns Nevada Violence—and the State’s Democratic Party

This weekend’s Nevada Democratic State Convention looked like something out of a Donald Trump rally—which is to say, it was marked by chaotic protests, violent threats, and flying projectiles. On Saturday night, Bernie Sanders’ supporters reportedly revolted against the Nevada … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio Let It All Out in This Epic Tweetstorm

Marco Rubio is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Last night, in a Tweetstorm for the ages, the Florida Senator let loose a torrent of frustrations about what has been the most absurd election cycle … Continue reading

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Peek Into the Weird and Wonderful Age of AI (Yes, There’s a Chatbot)

A Candid Interview With a Chatbot On March 23, Microsoft revealed Tay, a Twitter bot trained to chat like a millennial. It worked … too well. Within hours, Tay was spewing racist, misogynist, xenophobic remarks, mirroring the users reacting with … Continue reading

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