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How white engineers built racist code – and why it's dangerous for black people

“You good?” a man asked two narcotics detectives late in the summer of 2015. The detectives had just finished an undercover drug deal in Brentwood, a predominately black neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that is...

Simon Parkin’s best video games of 2017

As social media shrinks and quickens the world, and the threats we face seem to grow ever taller and closer, the relevance of entertainment (and, whisper it, art) appears to diminish. Surely the...

Better loving through technology: a day at the sex-toy hackathon

Twelve years of Catholic school prepares you for a lot of weird things, but walking into a church to find 50 people testing vibrators on each other’s noses, strapping each other into inflatable...

Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel on the app that made him one of the world's...

If you spend enough time in the tech industry, certain cultural touchstones become familiar. The sprawling virtual metaverse of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, for instance, which was required reading for new product managers...

Breck Bednar’s mother hopes film about his murder goes viral

The mother of a 14-year-old boy murdered by an online predator is working with police on a film about his killing as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation...

Mummy discovered in unexplored Egyptian tomb

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new mummy in a previously unexplored tomb near the city of Luxor. According...

Let's roll: the best board games for Christmas 2017

Christmas and board games go together like turkey and stuffing. But if the prospect of endless rounds of Monopoly and Cluedo fills you with dread, there are some far better alternatives. Here’s our...

AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours

AlphaZero, the game-playing AI created by Google sibling DeepMind, has beaten the world’s best chess-playing computer program, having taught itself how to play in under four hours. The repurposed AI, which has repeatedly beaten...

North Korea 'hacking soaring Bitcoin exchanges'

North Korea is seeking to profit from Bitcoin's surging value by hacking Bitcoin exchanges, security researchers have told Sky News. ...

Could AI assistant be Russia's next president?

A piece of artificially intelligent software has won the backing of tens of thousands of Russians to run for President. ...

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Sabonis named to Rising Stars Challenge, set to join Oladipo at...

Domantas Sabonis is heading to NBA All-Star weekend after being named to the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge on Wednesday. Sabonis is the...