Should Apple and Google Ban Gab?

Gab is an app similar to twitter but it has a more permissive speech policy. According to company spokesman Utsav Sanduja, “Whatever is permissible under the First Amendment is what Gab allows onto its site.” Gab has attracted some users from the alt-right and seemingly for this reason Gab has been banned by both Google and Apple.

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Elon Musk Doubles Down On AI Scare: “Artificial Intelligence Vastly More Risk Than North Korea”

With the world’s attention focused on the Korean Peninsula and the growing threat of global thermonuclear war, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bigger things to worry about. In a series of ‘alarming’ tweets on Friday, Musk warned the world should be more worried about the dangers of artificial intelligence than North Korea.

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Mazda says it has made a long-awaited breakthrough in engine technology

Enlarge (credit: Mazda) Fresh on the heels of last week’s tie-up with Toyota , on Tuesday Mazda announced it’s finally made a breakthrough in gasoline engine technology. Mazda is calling it Skyactive-X; we know it better as homogenous charge compression ignition, or HCCI.

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Samsung’s latest LTE modem supports faster-than-fiber speeds

If you’re in the market for the Galaxy S9 next year, it could have a modem that’s faster than your home fiber connection. Samsung has unveiled a co-called 6CA (carrier aggregation) modem that can handle download speeds as high as 1.2 Gbps, fast enough to download a full-length HD movie in 10 seconds.

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Samsung topples Intel as world’s largest chipmaker

Samsung registered a record profit of $12.6 billion in its second quarter earnings report, but hidden in those numbers lies another milestone. Of its $54 billion in revenue, $15 billion came solely from Samsung Semiconductors — pushing it above the $14.8 billion that all of Intel brought in.

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