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Tech Giants are ‘Consciously Failing’ on Terrorism, Says Parliament

Parliament has spoken out against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for “consciously failing” to remove terrorist recruitment content, despite the fact all three companies have denied any lax attitude to such content. A report from the Home Affairs Committee claims that the three sites are “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism.” The report is based on information gathered from intelligence groups, the muslim community, counter-terrorism experts, and security specialists. * Read the full article here

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What is quantum computing? WIRED explains how it differs to classical computing

In a world where we are relying increasingly on computing, to share our information and store our most precious data, the idea of living without computers might baffle most people. But if we continue to follow the trend that has been in place since computers were introduced, by 2040 we will not have the capability to power all of the machines around the globe, according to a recent report by the Semiconductor Industry Association. * Read the full article here

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We have better battery technologies, but not better batteries. Here’s why

Last month Ellen Williams, the director of ARPA-E, the U.S. Department of Energy’s advanced research program for alternative energy, made headlines when she told the Guardian newspaper that “We have reached some holy grails in batteries.” Despite very promising results from the 75-odd energy-storage research projects that ARPA-E funds, however, the grail of compact, low-cost energy storage remains elusive. * Read the full article here

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Nvidia Pascal-powered Laptops Are Blowing My Mind

A new generation of laptops are starting to roll out that feature Nvidia’s 10-series cards built on the Pascal chip architecture. The company already unleashed the GTX Titan X, 1080, 1070, and 1060 in their desktop formats, but now manufacturers like MSI, Asus, and Razer are building the mobile versions of those chips into their gaming notebooks. Unlike previous GPUs, Pascal’s cool, energy-efficient 14-nanometer processors enable full desktop video cards to fit into a wide variety of portable PCs. * Read the full article here

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How Surgical Theater Changes The Way Neurosurgeons Operate

Dr. Robert Louis, a neurosurgeon at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Orange County, CA, is pitched some type of new technology, gadget or medication every day. He’s shown things so often that he developed an internal filter that automatically sets expectations a lot lower than the enthusiasm of the rep. But that all changed in October 2015. * Read the full article here

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Game Now Offering HTC Vive On Monthly Payment Plans

At £759 in the UK, there aren’t many consumers that will be willing to walk into a mainstream high street retailer like Game and pick up an HTC Vive, but the company thinks it has a way around that issue. As revealed at the Insomnia58 event in Birmingham, UK this weekend, Game is now offering the roomscale VR headset through monthly payments. * Read the full article here

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