Silicon Valley's legendary "Coach" Bill Campbell has died

Bill Campbell — who garnered the name “The Coach” for the sage advice and counsel he gave numerous tech leaders from Apple’s Steve Jobs to Google’s Larry Page to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — has died. News of his passing popped up on Facebook early this morning and many prominent tech …

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This beautiful 3D printer belongs on a spaceship

3D printing has got pretty boring now, but 3D printers still manage to be cool. This new combination 3D printer, laser engraver, and CNC milling machine from Polish company ZMorph, for example, wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Interstellar or The Martian. It’s business-like and practical, with …

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Facebook Messenger's David Marcus on the rocky rollout of bots

The search for the killer bot is well underway in Silicon Valley — but it’s off to a rocky start. Microsoft’s big push into artificial intelligence began with Tay, the teen-mimicking chatbot that Twitter users turned into a crazy racist in record time. Facebook’s introduction of bot-building platform this week at its …

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Gene-edited mushroom doesn’t need USDA approval for you to eat it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it doesn’t need to regulate the cultivation and sale of a genetically modified mushroom because the organism in question doesn’t contain any foreign DNA. The decision is the first of its kind regarding an organism modified using CRISPR — a relatively new gene-editing …

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