UK authorities seek warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices – CNET

Data analytics firm is at the center of a scandal over its misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 US election.

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UK authorities seek warrant for Cambridge Analytica offices – CNET

Data analytics firm is at the center of a scandal over its misuse of Facebook data during the 2016 US election.

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Google will let you play Android games before downloading them – CNET

Google Play Instant is part of a redesign of the Google Play Games app.

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Michio Kaku: The Quest That Hawking Pioneered – Fortune

FortuneMichio Kaku: The Quest That Hawking PioneeredFortuneHawking made the first great stride toward finding this theory by applying the quantum theory to black holes. Normally, physicists believe that black holes are so massive that even light itself cannot escape them, and hence they are black. But Hawking …

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A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions

Two novel materials, each composed of a single atomic layer and the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope – these are the ingredients to create a novel kind of a so-called ‘quantum dot’. These extremely small nanostructures allow delicate control of individual electrons by fine-tuning their energy levels directly. Such devices are key for modern quantum technologies.

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Scientists have a new way to gauge the growth of nanowires

Researchers have observed the formation of two kinds of defects in individual nanowires, which are smaller in diameter than a human hair.

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Mercedes-Benz to launch vehicle subscription service in US – Roadshow

Pilot program to begin some time this year.

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People will spend a lot more on VR this year, IDC predicts – CNET

Sales of stand-alone and tethered headsets are expected to grow as screenless viewers begin to fade.

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New flexible computer chips could rewire an AI near you – CNET

Chipmaker Xilinx is betting its new Everest design will accelerate today’s computing chores — and appeal to programmers, not just hardware nerds.

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Facebook probes employee’s ties to Cambridge Analytica – CNET

A current Facebook researcher formerly worked for a company that reportedly provided information to the controversial data firm.

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