Daily Archives: January 24, 2019

Google Wanted to Prohibit Workers From Organizing by Email

https://www.wired.com/story/google-wanted-prohibit-workers-organizing-by-email Two days before 20,000 Google employees temporarily walked off the job, CEO Sundar Pichai threw his support behind the protest, assuring employees that Google’s leadership backed their right to organize. But three weeks later, Google’s lawyers took a different … Continue reading

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DeepMind AI AlphaStar goes 10-1 against top ‘StarCraft II’ pros

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/24/deepmind-ai-starcraft-ii-demonstration-tlo-mana/ Blizzard Entertainment After laying waste to the best Go players in the world, DeepMind has moved on to computer games. The Google-owned artificial intelligence company has been fine-tuning its AI to take on StarCraft II and today showed off … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation Causes Alzheimer’s Protein to Build up in the Brain

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=31223 Our brains, like everything else about our bodies, change as we age. But the changes that happen to the Alzheimer’s brain are not part of the normal aging process. Researchers have struggled to understand the underlying mechanisms that lead … Continue reading

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AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Matisse CPU Benchmark Surfaces on 12-Core Processor

https://www.legitreviews.com/amd-3rd-gen-ryzen-matisse-cpu-benchmark-surfaces-on-12-core-processor_210316 Posted by Nathan Kirsch | Thu, Jan 24, 2019 – 10:48 AM Twitter user TUM_APISAK recently discovered an AMD Engineering processor on UserBenchmark that might just be an AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen processor. The detailed performance results from this … Continue reading

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Scientists Turned a Regular Fidget Spinner Into a Centrifuge That Separates Blood

https://gizmodo.com/scientists-turned-a-regular-fidget-spinner-into-a-centr-1831996597 Image: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Kids are already over fidget spinners after adults rapidly made them uncool, but a team of scientists in Taiwan has found a nifty way to repurpose these small toys. They turned them into inexpensive … Continue reading

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Cool: Guy Takes Stroll Atop World’s Deepest Lake With Crystal Clear Ice On Top

https://geekologie.com/2019/01/cool-guy-takes-stroll-atop-worlds-deepes.php This is a six-minute video of a man walking around on Lake Baikal (the world’s deepest lake) in Siberia while it’s got an almost 6-inch sheet of crystal clear ice cover. In his own words while I swish my … Continue reading

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