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AI startup taps human ‘swarm’ intelligence to predict winners – CNET

After striking it big on the Kentucky Derby, Unanimous AI is unleashing its human-based artificial intelligence, UNU, to the masses to pick sports and politics.

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See what happens when you strap a GoPro to a cheetah – CNET

A cheetah carries a camera on its back and gives humans a big cat’s-eye-view of what it looks like to be a furry running machine.

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Tenants angry after apartment building orders them to ‘friend’ it on Facebook – CNET

Technically Incorrect: The owners of a Salt Lake City apartment building change the tenancy agreement and give tenants five days to like the building on Facebook. Or else.

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BMW dumps investment capital into Scoop, yet another mobility company – Roadshow

The Scoop app connects drivers and riders to carpool together for a more efficient commute, and perhaps listen to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop” on the car stereo.

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SAE International begins to set a standard for wireless EV charging – Roadshow

SAE TIR J2954, if accepted and implemented on a wide scale, will ensure wireless charging works on all vehicles that follow the standard.

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Sleep is the Final Frontier in this Star Trek shuttlecraft tent concept – CNET

Star Trek fan designs camping tent to look like a Federation shuttlecraft that “would be perfect for all of your away missions.”

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Veterans bootstrap the transition from battlefield to tech – CNET

Leveraging their leadership and technology skills, vets are joining one of the fastest-growing industries.

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Microservice architecture is agile software architecture

Since the term “microservices” hit the software industry like a bolt of lightning in 2014, technical professionals of all stripes have been analyzing this new architectural style from their own frames of reference. Having lived through the rise and fall of service-oriented architecture, I had the same reaction as many others: How does microservice architecture differ from SOA? The more I learned about the case studies that led to the creation of the term “microservices,” the more I recognized that this question would not capture the essence of this new software movement.

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Microservice architecture is agile software architecture

Why I switched back to Firefox

Remember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too

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Why I switched back to Firefox

10 things we love about the new Firefox browser

Loving Firefox Remember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too. But recently I needed to test one of our Web-based apps in Firefox, so, with some hesitance, I took the plunge and installed it.

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10 things we love about the new Firefox browser