Charlottesville is reshaping the fight against online hate

This morning, the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer dropped off the internet, the result of sustained campaigning by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups. In the wake of a killing and widespread violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, web services company GoDaddy announced it was dropping …

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Amazon Instant Pickup will have your order ready in two minutes

Amazon has launched Instant Pickups, its latest push into retail outlets, which will allow customers to instantly pick up “daily essential” orders at select locations across the US. Instant Pickup will allow Prime and Prime Student users to order things like food, cold drinks, phone chargers, personal care items, and …

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Why do we like robots more when they mess up?

You might have seen the GIF above floating round the ‘net recently. It comes from a recent TED talk given by Boston Dynamics, and shows the company’s latest bipedal Atlas robots failing — delightfully — to perform some light office admin. Now Boston Dynamics’ bots are no strangers to going …

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