The World’s Biggest Shipping Firm Plans to Track the Planet’s Containers On a Blockchain
Keeping tabs on millions of shipping containers is difficult. But A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping firm, and IBM are building a blockchain they say will streamline the process and save billions of dollars.
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Smart Thermometers Provide a Real-Time View of Spreading Flu Outbreaks
Tech-savvy health-concious types are giving interesting insights into this year’s flu.
Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack
If you work at one of the 50,000 companies that pay to use Slack for workplace collaboration, you probably spend hours on it, swapping information, bantering, and sharing files with your colleagues. It’s a casual, flexible way to interact—you tap out...Read the full story →
One Person May Have Driven Bitcoin’s 2013 Jump to $1,000
New research suggests that bots were used to manipulate the price of Bitcoin.
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The Clock Is Ticking for Chip Flaw Fixes to Start Working
Cures for the pervasive Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws aren’t working, and hacks may soon be incoming.
$90 Billion Says Electric Cars Are the Future
At the Detroit Auto Show this week, electricity is at the top of the agenda.
The Tech Troubles Behind Hawaii’s False Missile Alert
On Saturday, Hawaii incorrectly warned citizens of a missile attack via their phones.
And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …
In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.
There were announcements aplenty from the likes of Ford, Baidu, Toyota, and others about self-driving vehicles, upcoming driving tests, and new...Read the full story →
AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language
While Alibaba and Microsoft may have developed AIs that outperform humans at a comprehension test, there are still tough natural language challenges facing machines.
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Why Canada Looks like the Next Bitcoin-Mining Haven
Some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency-mining operations are eyeing a move to Canada, tempted by cheap electricity and a cool climate.