‘Twaddle’: Librarians Respond to Suggestion Amazon Should Replace Libraries – This Week in Tech – 07/22/2018

‘Twaddle’: Librarians Respond to Suggestion Amazon Should Replace Libraries

Librarians are in uproar after an article in Forbes magazine proposed replacing all public libraries in the US with Amazon bookstores…


British Police Identify Two Russian Suspects in Novichok Poisonings Using Facial Recognition Tech

British police have reportedly identified two suspects in the nerve agent poisonings that left one person dead and three others injured. The suspects were identified after UK police combed through “months” of surveillance footage at British airports, as well as security camera footage from around Salisbury…


Apple Fans Are Returning Their New MacBook Pros That Cost a Minimum of $2,800 Because They Can’t Reach the Advertised Speeds

You’ll have to put the brand-spanking-new 2018 MacBook Pro with Intel’s Core i9 processor in a freezer to get the advertised 2.9 GHz speeds…


24% of Tesla Model 3 Orders Have Been Canceled, Analyst Says

Cancellations for Model 3 orders have picked up in recent weeks. Refunds now outpace deposits for Tesla’s new mass-market electric car, according to Needham & Co. analyst Rajvindra Gill. Tesla disputes that…


How to Hear (And Delete) Every Conversation Your Google Home Has Recorded

With an increasing number of households buying into virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, it’s important to keep in mind that these devices are designed to listen. This includes recording and learning the tone of your voice and improving voice recognition and features for the virtual assistant. It’s supposed to be a feature and not a bug, but it’s landed Amazon’s Echo speakers in hot water after they spontaneously erupted in laughter…


Elon Musk, DeepMind Founders, and Others Sign Pledge to Not Develop Lethal AI Weapon Systems

Tech leaders, including Elon Musk and the three co-founders of Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind, have signed a pledge promising to not develop “lethal autonomous weapons.”…


Zuckerberg: If Someone Gets Fired for Data Abuse ‘It Should Be Me’

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t planning to fire himself. At least, not at the moment…

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