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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Science Search Engine Meta

Toronto-based Meta, which uses machine learning to organize information in scientific papers, has been acquired by Mark Zucerkberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization. The pair announced in September 2016 it would invest $3 billion of their personal fortune into the initiative, to be spent on organisations and companies conducting medical research over the next ten years, ultimately passing ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by battery design; Report

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fires caused by battery design, Report

After months of speculation over what happened to the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s official probe has concluded that not one, but two distinct battery flaws caused some devices to explode. Batteries made by Samsung’s SDI group were too small at one corner, causing negative electrodes to be bent and increase the likelihood of short circuiting. Separately, batteries from third party ... Read More »

For Honor Trailer: The Faction War Metagame (Watch)

For Honor Trailer: The Faction War Metagame (Watch)

The latest For Honor video gives us a look at the Faction War, the metagame layer that connects the battles fought by players in the game. Once you choose a faction in-game, your progress will be logged, and every victory you enjoy or defeat you suffer will be counted towards a global faction. As you rack up victories, your faction ... Read More »

Loads of porn videos are secretly hidden on YouTube, Report

Loads of porn videos are secretly hidden on YouTube, Report

Porn pirates are reportedly using a known YouTube backdoor to store infringing material on Google’s servers for free. Usually when a video is uploaded to YouTube, Google’s hosting services scan the film using Content-ID software and compares it to others to spot copyrighted material. This process also weeds out adult and abusive content that doesn’t fit with the website’s strict ... Read More »

Netflix adds seven million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix adds seven million subscribers in global expansion

Netflix reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, led by strong subscriber growth outside the US. Netflix added 7.05 million new streaming customers in the fourth quarter and ended 2016 with 93.8 million subscribers worldwide. As a result, Netflix stock jumped more than 8% in after-hours trading today, following the earnings release. Netflix earned 15 cents a share, up 50% ... Read More »

Microsoft will double its AI R&D group in Montreal, donates $6 million to Université de Montréal

Microsoft will double its AI R&D group in Montreal, donates $6 million to Université de Montréal

Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba with additional investment in the city that’s become quite the artificial intelligence hotbed. Microsoft announced in Davos on Wednesday that it will be growing its research and design office there (which is what Maluuba will be, post-acquisition) to double the size over the course of the next two years. Microsoft will provide ... Read More »

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company; Report

Canadian Jeep and Dodge owners suing company, Report

Canadian purchases of 2014-2016 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks have launched a class action lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages. The class action alleges that on January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA NV”) and to FCA US LLC (“FCA”) for alleged violations ... Read More »

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

2018 Audi Q8 Concept debuts in Detroit Motor Show (Video)

THE Audi Q8 concept has been unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, hinting at a smart-looking, hybrid engined fastback SUV that will one day challenge the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6. The concept shares a similar footprint to the current Q7 – it’s over five metres long and has a wheelbase of three metres – but is 40mm lower. ... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Smart-driving SUV Alternative (Video)

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Smart-driving SUV Alternative (Video)

Despite its affordable price, the 2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback doesn’t feel or look like a budget hatchback. Its exterior is attractive, as is its two-toned interior, but beyond its good looks, there’s lots of tech packed inside to help make the Cruze look and feel like a more premium vehicle. The Cruze slots in the middle of Chevrolet’s sedan lineup, ... Read More »