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Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Automakers are increasingly betting on small crossovers like the Kia Stonic to lure millennial buyers into showrooms. Like its rivals, Kia wants to fill every gap in its portfolio of high-riding crossovers and SUVs. The South Korean company has just introduced a small, city-friendly model named Stonic that’s positioned near the bottom of its model hierarchy. If you’re thinking “that’s …

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Tesla hires prominent A.I. researcher as Autopilot chief Lattner leaves

Tesla hires prominent A.I. researcher as Autopilot chief Lattner leaves

Tesla on Tuesday confirmed that it had hired a major figure in artificial intelligence (AI) to be its new head of AI and Autopilot vision. Andrej Karpathy, who is joining from nonprofit research lab OpenAI, has done extensive work in trendy areas in AI such as reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks (GANs). Before joining OpenAI, Karpathy worked at Alphabet …

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5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

There seems to be an unspoken rule for OS users to stay in their lane. You’re a Mac user or a PC user, full stop. So when you want to make the leap from one to the other — either because you’re switching teams or you want to try both — there can be a bit of a learning curve. …

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Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview. Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking about: Shift + Command + …

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Inside Microsoft’s AI Comeback

Inside Microsoft's AI Comeback

Yoshua Bengio and Nagraj Kashyap at the University of Montreal. Photo by: Tom Kubik. Photography direction by: Michelle Le. Yoshua Bengio has never been one to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial intelligence, he has been catapulted to stardom. It’s a field so new the people who can advance …

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The Quantum Computer Factory That’s Taking on Google and IBM

The Quantum Computer Factory That’s Taking on Google and IBM

Inside the clean room at Rigetti Computing’s Fab-1 facility in Fremont, California. A few yards from the stockpile of La Croix in the warehouse space behind startup Rigetti Computing ’s offices in Fremont, California, sits a machine like a steampunk illustration made real. Its steel chambers are studded with bolts, handles, and circular ports. But this monster is powered by …

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The new Volvo XC60 is a gifted second child with Swedish manners

The new Volvo XC60 is a gifted second child with Swedish manners

The previous generation of the XC60 set the bar high for its successor. It was Volvo’s best-selling model for years, and it actually found more buyers as it aged. That might not sound unusual if you’re into French cheese, but it almost never happens in the auto industry; it’s usually the other way around. The surge in sales is due …

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AI Is Rapidly Transforming the Health Care Industry

AI Is Rapidly Transforming the Health Care Industry

Your next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to play a key role in finding cures for some of the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions. Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving into health care, led by some of the biggest technology companies and emerging startups using it to diagnose and respond to a …

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Spotify ‘Sponsored Songs’ lets labels pay for plays

Spotify ‘Sponsored Songs’ lets labels pay for plays

A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it’s about. Spotify is now testing a new “Sponsored Song” ad unit that a company spokesperson tells us is “a product test for labels to promote singles on the free tier.” Instead of appearing as obvious ad banners like Spotify’s …

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Why Microsoft isn’t the smartphone leader it should be

Why Microsoft isn’t the smartphone leader it should be

Earlier this year, I read a piece at ArsTechnica about Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting , where many in attendance expressed their belief to CEO Satya Nadella that Microsoft had effectively ceded control of the smartphone market to Apple and Google, and had ceased to be a serious competitor. One Windows Phone-using shareholder, Dana Vance, expressed his dismay that Microsoft had …

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