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Peter Diamandis’ XPRIZE to award the brightest advancement in AI with $5 million

Speaking at a TED conference in Vancouver, XPRIZE CEO and founder Peter Diamandis announced a new $5 million award for innovative advancements in AI. Teams will compete every year at IBM's World of Watson before a finalist is selected in…

Zuckerberg snubs Kanye's Twitter begging, fans toss coins in his can on Gofundme

A loyal Kanye West fan created a GoFundMe page to raise money in light of Kanye West's tweet, saying that he is $53 million in debt. Kanye stated that he's invested nearly all of his earnings into creating his clothing line and new music.
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Fox Sports just partnered up with a VR company, plans to broadcast live sports in VR

Fox Sports, one of the biggest broadcasters of sports, has entered a five year partnership with leading live sports virtual reality company NextVR. Under the partnership, the 2016 Daytona 500 will be live broadcasted in VR for the first…
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Setting knowledge free: Sci-Hub is The Pirate Bay for research papers

A Kazakhstani scientist has become the enemy of the commercial research journal industry because she thinks no one should pay to read scientific research.
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Astronomers just snapped photos of the most massive black hole we’ve ever observed

The Hubble Space Telescope captured new images of distant galaxy NGC 4889. It looks peaceful from about 300 million light-years away, but the galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole measuring 21 billion times the size of the…
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New study suggests that therapy via virtual reality can help patients with depression

The University of London and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) conducted a study that suggests that virtual reality can help reduce symptoms of depression.

No more embezzling bankers: new Monopoly edition goes paperless

The American toy and board game company Hasbro is modernizing one of its most popular games: Monopoly. The new "Ultimate Banking Edition" is replacing its fake currency with "scannable" ATM bank cards that automate bookkeeping.
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This tiny glass ‘Superman memory crystal’ stores 360TB for eternity

A new data storage technique can pack 360 TB of info onto a tiny glass disk and store it for billions of years, giving humanity the means to record data that will outlast our civilization.
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Wasp research may lead to smarter, more efficient drones

Knowledge gleaned from decades of wasp research may have application in the field of autonomous drones, helping roboticists develop smarter unmanned aerial vehicles and self-flying robots.
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Astronomers detect atmosphere of a distant, diamond-like super-Earth for first time

For the first time, a team of astronomers have successfully detected the atmosphere of a super-Earth located roughly 40 light years away from Earth. The planet, known as 55 Cancri e, is thought to be diamond-like and is uninhabitable.
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At NYU’s first-ever VR filmmaking class, it’s all about kittens in boxes

NYU's Tisch School of Arts held its first virtual reality filmmaking workshop with Oculus and guest speakers. Digital Trends sat in on the class and watched as students zipped across rooms testing out and learning about, VR films.
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With auto-braking and location tracking, the Arrow is the safest go-kart for kids

Silicon Valley start-up Actev Motors revealed the first ever smart go-kart designed for children ages 5 to 9. This smart-kart features built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and high-tech safety features.