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Amazon opens its first cashierless grocery store [TechCrunch] Amazon today is opening its first grocery store to pilot the use of the retailer’s cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology that has previously powered 25 Amazon Go convenience stores in a handful of major U.S. metros. Based in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, the…

Defining humanlike intelligence and entrusting it with our lives, explained by an AI researcher [The Next Web] TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour.  Yesterday, Melanie Mitchell, the author of ‘Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking…

Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river [The Verge] Atmospheric rivers are huge weather phenomena that can make the difference between droughts and floods on the West Coast. As climate change makes weather more extreme, it’s crucial for scientists to understand these systems. We flew in an Air Force C130 cargo…

Crunchyroll announces first slate of original animated shows [The Verge] Mirroring the strategies of bigger, broader appeal services like Disney Plus, Crunchyroll sets out to produce a slate of its own original series. Crunchyroll hopes to create further distinction between itself and competitors like Funimation, Amazon, and Netfl…

TNW announces Neural: A blog for human-centric AI news and analysis [The Next Web] We’re excited to officially launch Neural today, a blog dedicated to highlighting the impact artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have on humanity. AI is, arguably, the fastest emerging industry on the planet. The global market value for …

WhatsApp is building dark mode for desktop (but you can't use it yet) [The Next Web] WhatsApp wants you to have a consistent experience across operating systems — so it's bringing dark mode to desktop. The Facebook-owned messenger appears to be working on a dark ...

New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’ [The Next Web] Researchers have developed an algorithm that could stop self-driving vehicles from getting in crashes and traffic jams. The team from Northwestern University (NU) claims their invention is “the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-fre…

Love, Simon spinoff leads to more confusion over Disney Plus and Hulu divide [The Verge] Love, Victor, the spinoff series to movie Love, Simon, is moving from Disney Plus to Hulu despite being developed for the new streaming service. The move reignited a conversation about how Disney uses its streaming services, and what lands where.

Here’s how much Warren Buffett would’ve made buying Bitcoin instead of JP Morgan [The Next Web] Warren Buffett is back talking shit about Bitcoin. In a television interview on Monday, the famed investor pledged to never own cryptocurrencies, claiming they “basically have no value.” “You can’t do anything with it except sell it to somebody else,” Buffett…

VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies [Ars Technica] German group is first big carmaker to create post as it steps up drive to go green and electric.

Blockchain security startup CoolBitX raises $16.75 million Series B round [TechCrunch] CoolBitX, a blockchain security startup based in Taiwan, announced today it has raised $16.75 million in Series B funding, led by returning investor SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial group. Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bitsonic, Monex Group, another Japane…

CircleCI-AWS GovCloud partnership aims to bring modern development to U.S. government [TechCrunch] Much like private businesses, the United States government is in the process of moving workloads to the cloud, and facing a similar set of challenges. Today, CircleCI, the continuous delivery developer service, announced a partnership with AWS GovCloud to hel…

How tech and communities could change the future of open world games [The Verge] The future of open-world games could look very different than GTA, Zelda, and Red Dead, thanks to new tools and technologies that are allowing indie creators and communities to develop big new games.

Insurance platform Collective Benefits raises £3.3M to give gig economy workers a safety net [TechCrunch] The famous phrase “software eats the world” was originally coined to describe how technology gradually replaces the old industrial norms of production. But few realized that when Uber started to ‘eat’ the taxi industry it would also be among the first harbing…

Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data [Ars Technica] Last year, we activated the first useful seismograph on Mars.

Instead of IPOs and acquisitions, exiting to community is one alternative [TechCrunch] The tech industry is built on the venture capital model where hockey stick growth and selling to a larger company or going public are markers of success. But the traditional VC model does not leave much room for startups that might not be the next unicorn but…

YouPorn's new site looks exactly like TikTok— but it's porn [The Next Web] The 34th rule of the internet says: "If it exists, there is porn for it," and the hottest internet trend right now is arguably TikTok. So, it makes sense that, a major adult ...

A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate [Ars Technica] Instead of letting a brand have the final word, we called a lexicographer about it.

The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we’ve driven it [Ars Technica] Decades of aborted plans and concepts led to the production mid-engined 'Vette.

Tesla Stock Is Diving Because Coronavirus May Burst Its Crazy Bubble [Crypto Coins News] Tesla stock got clobbered on Monday, falling twice as hard as the Dow Jones and S&P 500. Don't expect TSLA to bounce back anytime soon.

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