"I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive," Facebook's CEO said.
Samsung's next big phone will go head-to-head with the 2018 iPhone.
Commentary: Never before has a console fit so seamlessly into the world as we now know it. That's why I'm pretty much exclusively playing my video games on the Nintendo Switch.
Chemistry is a sort of applied physics, with the behavior of electrons and their orbitals dictating a set of rules for which reactions can take place and what products will remain stable. At a very rough level, the basics of these rules are simple enough that experienced chemists can keep them all in their brain and intuit how to fit together pieces in a way that ultimately produces the starting material they want. Unfortunately, there are some parts of the chemical landscape that we don't have much experience with, and strange things sometimes happen when intuition meets a reaction flask. This is why some critical drugs still have to be purified from biological sources.
It's possible to get more precise than intuition, but that generally requires full quantum-level simulations run on a cluster, and even these don't always capture some of the quirks that come about because of things like choice of solvents and reaction temperatures or the presence of minor contaminants.
But improvements in AI have led to a number of impressive demonstrations of its use in chemistry. And it's easy to see why this works; AIs can figure out their own rules, without the same constraints traditionally imparted by a chemistry education. Now, a team at Glasgow University has paired a machine-learning system with a robot that can run and analyze its own chemical reaction. The result is a system that can figure out every reaction that's possible from a given set of starting materials.
The US Food and Drug Administration seems to have soured on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their marketing and labeling—like popular soy and almond milk products.
In a talk hosted by Politico, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that the FDA will soon issue a new guidance on the use of the term. But he added that products aren’t abiding by FDA policies as they stand now. He referenced a so-called “standard of identity” policy that regulates how milk is defined and should be identified.
“If you look at our standard of identity—there is a reference somewhere in the standard of identity to a lactating animal,” he said. “And, you know, an almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess.”
Codenamed "Winner", Samsung's foldable phone has success baked right into the name.
It's not Winds of Winter, but for Game of Thrones fans, Fire & Blood is going to have to do for now.
The Yamaha RX-S602 is a compact AV receiver with multiroom capabilities, but only four HDMI inputs.
Last week, Facebook invited some media outlets to an event to hear what the company plans on doing about misinformation disseminated on its platform.
But many journalists, including CNN's Oliver Darcy, were left dissatisfied with Facebook's response.
Facebook invited me to an event today where the company aimed to tout its commitment to fighting fake news and misinformation.
I asked them why InfoWars is still allowed on the platform.
I didn't get a good answer.https://t.co/WwLgqa6vQ4
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 12, 2018
So why won't Facebook ban sites that peddle obviously false information, like InfoWars?
We're about to get an eargasm of stand-up specials.
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. We'll be honest: the Dealmaster is still a bit woozy from the flurry of deals Amazon Prime Day threw at him. But today is a new day, which means there are new deals to discover.
Or, in this case, old deals—we're checking back in a bit sooner than usual this week to lay out a few Prime Day deals that are still live even after the official end of Amazon's event. To boot, many of them don't require a Prime subscription. To keep things tidy, we're also including deals from retailers beyond Amazon, since a few sales events that ran counter to Prime Day are still ongoing.
While some higher-profile deals have died down, good discounts can still be found on Samsung SSDs and microSD cards, the Apple Watch, DJI drones, and more, plus you can find a few new offers on Xbox memberships. Have a look for yourself below. The Dealmaster will see you on his regular schedule next week.
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Hundreds of thousands of voter records and contact info spilled
Security biz Kromtech has unearthed two more embarrassing – and potentially dangerous – cases of groups leaving mass data caches unguarded on the public internet.…
In early July, Israel Aerospace Industries demonstrated the Rotem UAS—a proof-of-concept quadcopter drone capable of providing both airborne surveillance and an explosive punch. The lightweight drone, which can be carried in a backpack and flown by one person, comes with a "combat head" that turns it into a guided weapon.
Rotem folds down into a package 38 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 5 inches high. According to a report from Israel Defense, the drone has a number of "automated modes." It has automatic take off and landing control, an emergency "return home" feature, and can navigate to a given set of coordinates or follow a pre-specified route without operator interaction. It can also be put into automated observation and attack modes once a target is designated, and the drone can "safe ditch" and disable its warhead if an attack is aborted.
A number of fixed-wing "loitering munitions" have been produced in the past, such as Aeronautics Defense Systems' Orbiter 1K—a suicide drone that drew unwanted attention when Aeronautics' live-fire sales demonstration to Azerbaijan turned into an attack on an Armenian military position. In the US, Textron developed Battlehawk—essentially a fixed-wing loitering hand grenade—in 2013. And the US Army started purchasing the tube-launched fixed-wing Switchblade from AeroVironment back in 2011.
Gamers, boot your consoles.
Chocolate Factory apologizes for overzealous bots as service wobbles offline
Chocolate Factory apologizes for trigger-happy AI
Its owner has a thing for the color green, if you couldn't tell.
The next generation of JBL's ultraportable Clip speaker delivers with improved sound quality, better battery life and a more rugged design.
Tens of thousands of Canadian medical files, healthcare worker details snatched
Hackers say they will leak patient and employee records stolen from a Canadian healthcare provider unless they are paid off.…