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US costs Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act

He’s accused of publishing classified information obtained by whistleblower and former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning, who is currently in jail for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury. The documents allegedly included unredacted details about foreign people who have assisted the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, and State Department officials around the world.…

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Amazon conception of letting Alexa listen to you with out a wake notice

In practice, the patent would allow Alexa to “look backward” at recent things said aloud prior to hearing its name. For example, if a user said something like, “What’s the weather going to be like today, Alexa?” the device would hear the trigger word “Alexa” and quickly go back over the prior phrase to process…

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Self-Driving Startup Aurora Buys Tempo-Sensing Lidar Company

In the race to develop a technology that, at its root, is about teaching robots how to understand their surroundings, Aurora just bought itself a fresh set of eyeballs. The developer of self-driving car technology announced Thursday it’s acquiring lidar maker Blackmore, whose laser scanning tech offers the unusual and very helpful ability not just…

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‘Terminator: Darkish Destiny’ Trailer: Linda Hamilton Has a Immense Gun

Linda Hamilton is as badass as ever in the new Terminator: Dark Fate trailer.Kerry Brown/Paramount PicturesGreetings all, and welcome to the latest installment of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all things pop culture. What’s in store today? First up, we have a new trailer for the latest Terminator flick. Second, there’s another John Wick movie…

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Scientists Procure a Quantity Knob for Emotional Recollections

Using mice whose neurons had been engineered to respond to light, researchers found they could dial up or down the emotional intensity of a memory.Getty ImagesSteven Ramirez says you can save the Black Mirror references. He’s already heard his work compared to nearly every dystopian movie about memory—from the campy Total Recall and the shadowy…