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Meet Penny, an AI That Predicts a Neighborhood’s Wealth From Space
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Penny highlights the power and limitations of machine learning.






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Y Combinator Has Gone Supernova
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It may have started as an incubator, but under Sam Altman, Y Combinator is now trying to make the whole world think like a startup.






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Inside Apple's 6-Month Race to Make the First iPhone a Reality
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This story of the 24 weeks, three days, and three hours leading up to the launch of the iPhone is excerpted from Fred Vogelstein’s 2013 book, “Dogfight”






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Researchers Found They Could Hack Entire Wind Farms
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Hackers built proof-of-concept malware that can spread from turbine to turbine to paralyze or damage them.






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Avis Partners With Google's Waymo on Self-Driving Cars
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Car rental companies won’t be the only aging businesses that prove their merit in the age of the robocar.






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TrumpBlocks.me Automates Checks for Trump's Twitter Blocks
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As @realdonaldtrump continues to block users on Twitter, a new site tries to collect ’em all.






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How to Use an iPhone and Physics to Measure the Height of a Building With an … Accelerometer?
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The iPhone makes it easy to do all kinds of cool physics. Like, say, use the change in velocity in an elevator to measure the height of a building.






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Imagining the iPhone in 2027
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This week marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. But what about the next 10 years?






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The Clue to Next Year's Flu Strain Could Be Inside You
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Decade-old snot from cancer patients revealed a new technique to forecast how flu evolves.






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