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What's new on Hulu in January 2019

This January we travel further into the future. Not just because it’s a new month, and a new year, but because we get the second season of the criminally underrated Hulu Original Future Man. The year is 2162, and hijinx ensue. And some other stuff. It’s worth noting that our …

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Facebook’s Building 8 research lab is no more

Business Insider’s Rob Price is reporting on the end of Building 8–a much-ballyhooed skunkworks within Facebook dedicated to wildly ambitious hardware research. Its Portal videophone is now a commercial project, and a recent reorg has shuffled its other projects elsewhere at Facebook. As Facebook VP for AR and VR Andrew …

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Nvidia's fabulous fakes unpack the black box of AI

What are neural networks actually doing? That is the question of the “black box” of AI that has been much debated in recent years. 
This week, the machine learning scientists at Nvidia report some progress in understanding what’s going on. In a bravura display of fake facial images, the researchers …

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Facebook disbands secretive research lab amid reorganization

Facebook’s secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces, is no more. Building 8, the division Facebook created in 2016 to house some of its most ambitious projects, has been disbanded and the projects have been redistributed …

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Niantic games generate significant social impact in 2018

Niantic said that its games Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Ingress Prime generated a lot of social impact in 2018. Since Pokémon Go alone has more than 800 million users, it has become a big platform for charitable and social events, as documented by Niantic. The San Francisco company said that 142 Niantic community …

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