Samsung is adding new obtrusive ads to your old smart TV

If you’re Samsung and you want to wring additional cash out of your television business, what do you do? Add annoying advertisements to TVs that people already have in their homes, apparently. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung is readying the European expansion of an initiative it started in the …

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Apple sued by Caltech for allegedly infringing Wi-Fi patents

Apple is being sued by Caltech for using Wi-Fi chips that allegedly infringe on four of the university’s patents. In a lawsuit filed last Thursday, Caltech argued that Apple knowingly used and advertised gains from patented technology in almost all of its major products from the iPhone 5 forward. Caltech …

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Don't take selfies with seals, NOAA says

It’s Memorial Day weekend and the summer has officially kicked off — and it’ll likely be scorching hot. If you’re going to the beach to freshen up, there’s something the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants you to know: don’t take selfies with seals. The NOAA recently said in a …

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The White House Is Finally Prepping for an AI-Powered Future

Researchers disagree on when artificial intelligence that displays something like human understanding might arrive. But the Obama administration isn’t waiting to find out. The White House says the government needs to start thinking about how to regulate and use the powerful technology while it is still dependent on humans. “The public should …

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A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans

The oceans have been acting weird lately. While some sea creatures have boomed (octopuses), others have busted (humpback whales), and yet others literally melted into goo (starfish). Whether the causes are El Niño or the “Blob” or ultimately climate change, these events point to just how interconnected and poorly understood …

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