Google’s AI Wins Fifth And Final Game Against Go Genius Lee Sedol

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — In the final game of their historic match, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has defeated Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol, finishing the best-of-five series with four wins and one loss. The win puts an exclamation point on a significant moment for artificial intelligence. Over the last …

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Sadistic Writing App Deletes Your Work if You Stop Typing

The Most Dangerous Writing App “Don’t stop. If you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.” Those are the directions for The Most Dangerous Writing App, a brutal new web tool designed to help you get over your writer’s block. The app is the work of Manuel Ebert, who …

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Cantina Talk: J.J. Abrams Admits Leia Shoulda Hugged Chewie

Before we go any further, it’s worth pointing out that one member of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast has skills we didn’t even know about (below). Oh, BB-8. Will you ever not be adorable? (No. The answer is “no,” if you’re wondering.) Welcome back, nerf herders and gungans …

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The Braava Is iRobot’s New Roomba. And This One Mops

Earlier this year, iRobot introduced the Roomba 980, a huge and exceedingly efficient vacuuming robot controlled with a smartphone. It’s a gigantic, autonomous, dirt-slurping hockey puck designed to clean an entire home filled with kids and pets and food and everything else. It isn’t cheap at $900, but it’s perfect for …

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Will Be Weirder in Season 2

The last time we brought you a trailer for Orphan Black Season 4, the many clones played by Tatiana Maslany were going down a rabbit hole of C-4 and suspense. This time around things are a little more fun. (OK, there’s still a lot of screaming and near-death moments.) Set …

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