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OpenAI nonprofit seeks to improve humanity with artificial intelligence

OpenAI nonprofit seeks to improve humanity with artificial intelligence

A new nonprofit research center called OpenAI has been announced, and it aims to improve humanity through the advent of artificial intelligence. Despite his concerns about such technology, one of the investors behind the center is Elon Musk; Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Jessica Livingston and others join him in committing what will eventually be $1 billion or more to the project. According to Musk, all those on board have “made a substantial commitment.”

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Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets 4,000 more items

Amazon’s one-hour delivery service gets 4,000 more items

If you’re lucky enough to live in one of Amazon’s Prime Now regions, you have the option of getting items delivered in two hours or less straight to your door. While that’s great, the service is only as useful as the quantity and quality of the products available. That’s what makes Amazon’s latest announcement so great: it has added 4,000 additional items to its one-hour delivery service, including toys and wrapping paper for those last minute holiday blunders.

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SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera is waterproof to 60m, no case required

SeaLife Micro 2.0 camera is waterproof to 60m, no case required

SeaLife has announced its new Micro 2.0, an underwater camera that is fully sealed for use underwater without a separate case. The Micro 2.0 is SeaLife’s newest Micro model, and can be taken to depths of 200ft (about 60 meters). Aside from its ability to descend great depths, the camera functions like an ordinary point-and-shoot, including things like a rechargeable internal battery, Sony CMOS sensor, and more.

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McLaren P1 production has reached its end

McLaren P1 production has reached its end

McLaren has announced the completion of its 375th (and last ever) example of the McLaren P1, and with it comes the end of production for that model. The Ultimate Series production will still plod on for a while longer, though, with some limited edition McLaren P1 GTRs’ still in the pipeline. This track-only version of the P1 features 986 horsepower and is scheduled to wrap up sometime early next year.

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Spanish ship wreckage found with billions in treasure

Spanish ship wreckage found with billions in treasure

Colombia has announced the discovery of a long-lost Spanish galleon (ship) containing billions of dollars’ worth of gemstones, gold, and silver. It’s an incredibly exciting announcement, but not one without controversy. The galleon, called San Jose, has been the subject of legal battles for a while now, with U.S. company Sea Search Armada claiming to have found the ship’s site back in 1981.

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Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Mortal Kombat X pack 2 adds Leatherface, Xenomorph

Following a leak, the new characters coming to Mortal Kombat X in the Kombat pack 2 have been officially revealed: Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Xenomorph from Alien. In addition, the game will also get Bo Rai Cho, a classic Mortal Kombat character, and Tri-Borg, a new “Kombatant” comprising series characters Cyrax, Sektor, and Robot Smoke.

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Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook’s new live video feature takes on Periscope

Facebook is testing a new major feature that pits it against Periscope, arguably the world’s most popular mobile live streaming platform. The feature, as you probably guessed, is live video streaming, allowing Facebook users to share real-time videos with their friends and the public. Joining live video is a new collage feature that groups photos and videos into "moments."

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Uber’s newest deal has drivers renting cars to work

Uber’s newest deal has drivers renting cars to work

Desperate to drive for Uber (emphasis on desperate) but don't have a car that can pass inspections? The ridesharing service has a solution! Only, it's not a very attractive one. Drivers can rent a car from Enterprise at a discounted rate under the two companies' new partnership, enabling said drivers to make money on Uber's platform...while spending more than $200 a week in car rental fees.

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Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Adult Swim is resurrecting ‘Samurai Jack’

Jack is (almost) back! Adult Swim recently revealed plans to bring back the popular cartoon, with an all new season being slated to arrive some time next year. The season is already in production at Cartoon Network Studios in Los Angeles, and involves the series’ creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky. Adult Swim isn't going into too many details at this point, but it has released a video.

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T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

T-Mobile’s Music Freedom covers 11 more services

In mid-2014, T-Mobile introduced “Music Freedom,” a perk under which subscribers can stream music from select streaming services without using up their high-speed data. The service has been expanded since then, with today marking one of its bigger expansions. T-Mobile has announced that eleven additional music streaming services are covered under Music Freedom, including TuneIn Premium, SomaFM, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga: the first multimode mobile workstation

At Autodesk University 2015, Lenovo took the wraps off a trio of new machines, the most notable of which is its latest business-grade Yoga machine, the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga. The company describes its newest Yoga as a high-performance mobile workstation, and it is targeted at those who need portability without a sacrifice in reliability and computing power. Everyone from those working on “the latest Hollywood blockbuster” to engineers with demanding needs are targeted.

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Researchers create diamond at room temperature

Researchers create diamond at room temperature

Scientists have discovered a new solid carbon phase dubbed Q-carbon, which can be used to create diamond structures at both regular atmospheric pressure and room temperatures. Q-carbon itself is harder than diamond, but also too new for use in common applications. As such, researchers have developed a specific method to create diamond structures within the Q-carbon, the uses for which are both extensive and varied.

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