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There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be

Jennifer Maravillas for HBR Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more complex and creative tasks such as innovation, the question ... Read More »

Yahoo’s New Male CEO Will Get Twice Marissa Mayer’s Salary

The company named board member Thomas McInerney, 52, as the head of its new spinoff company, Altaba. McInerney, former CFO at IAC media company – which owns brands such as Tinder, OKCupid, and the Princeton Review – is to get a $2 million base pay, the company announced in an SEC filing Monday. Mayer isn’t going entirely gently into the ... Read More »

The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to “restore the ... Read More »

10 smart home gadgets that will help keep your home safe and secure

It used to be that, unless you were some big time Hollywood hotshot or a trader on Wall Street, paying someone to protect your home really wasn’t an affordable option. But these days finding a good security guard is as easy as going to your local electronics retailer’s smart home section. That being said, the good news for both your ... Read More »

Google Assistant will soon be able to buy stuff for you on command

Google Assistant already helps us organize our shopping lists and find out about things we’re interested in, but it stops short at actually letting us buy items. With a new feature rolling out to Pixel phones, it looks like that’s about to change. A new option for setting up payment methods has appeared in the Assistant settings for Pixel users, ... Read More »

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV, Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS. That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such ... Read More »

Chips coming by June will herald the next generation of Wi-Fi: 802.11ax

Qualcomm will start shipping sample chips for the next generation of Wi-Fi by June, helping device and network vendors develop products that might quadruple users’ speeds and lengthen battery life. The new silicon uses an early version of IEEE 802.11ax, a specification designed to make wireless LANs more efficient and increase their performance as a result. The formal standard isn’t ... Read More »

14 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

Ads by Kiosked See larger image Credit: Rob Schultz/Gordon Mah Ung Pixel-pushing, PC-melting graphical firepower So you built yourself a brand-new gaming rig, you’ve slotted your sweet new graphics card into the PCIe slot, you’ve sealed up the case, and you’ve heard it all POST—congrats! Now it’s time to throw games at your fresh build until it breaks, then cry at the thought ... Read More »

Honor 8 Nougat update will start rolling out in US on February 11

While it was earlier announced to be coming on February 10, Huawei has now confirmed that the Nougat update for the Honor 8 smartphone will actually start rolling out a day later, i.e, on February 11. The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the US subsidiary of the Chinese company: GIPHY [email protected] Follow Honor USA @Honor_USA EMUI ... Read More »

What this textbook asked kids to do in an experiment will blow your mind!

The images depicted in the textbook has raised major concerns on the education front. What this textbook asked kids to do in experiment will blow your mind: Shocking! RELATED STORIES Schools in Gujarat replicate NCERT textbooks Delhi government schools to introduce leadership programmes FTII: Six PG Diploma programmes are now equivalent to Master’s degree It is a race against time, ... Read More »