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MIT took ‘approximately $800,000’ in donations from Jeffrey Epstein’s charities, MIT’s president says in apology letter

A protest group called &quotHot Mess” hold up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse on July 8, 2019 in New York City. According to reports, Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.Stephanie Keith/Getty Images […]

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In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Supported by In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note. ImageLime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Kate Conger Jan. 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about […]

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Netflix's 'Black Mirror' season 5 was delayed because 'Bandersnatch' took so long to make, but it's still coming in 2019

NetflixNetflix“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” producer Annabel Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that “Black Mirror” season five was delayed because the interactive movie took so long to make. Netflix confirmed to Business Insider that season five is coming in 2019. Last week, Netflix gave fans what they’ve come to expect in late December: […]

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We took our seven favorite smartphones to Japan for the ultimate camera shootout

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends Smartphone photography isn’t just getting better, it’s getting smarter too. In 2018, we saw smartphone makers tackle low-light photography, an area where these cameras have historically struggled. Some sought solutions through hardware, others through software and artificial intelligence. Regardless of the approach, the results are impressive, with 2018’s smartphones offering some of […]

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Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Supported by Huawei Executive Took Part in Sanctions Fraud, Prosecutors Say ImageJournalists outside the courthouse in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, appeared for a bail hearing on Friday.CreditCreditDavid Ryder/Reuters By Kate Conger Dec. 7, 2018 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The reasons that the United States asked the […]

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AI took center stage at VentureBeat’s inaugural Transform event

If one theme defined VentureBeat’s inaugural Transform conference on artificial intelligence (AI), it’s metamorphosis. Luminaries from Samsung, Google, Gogo, Uber, Intel, Pinterest, and others spoke about AI‘s increasing ability to handle tasks no human could perform at scale, like creating onboarding guides for tens of thousands of ridesharing drivers and predicting hundreds of millions of […]