Google gobbling DeepMinds health app might be the trust shock we need

DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at DeepMind always looked like unlikely candidates for the quotidian, margins-focused business of selling and…

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Atomico unveils Angel Programme to activate the next generation of European investors

Atomico, the London-based venture capital firm co-founded by Skype founder Niklas Zennström, has launched a new program to find, mentor and back the next generation of angel investors across various hubs in the European tech startup ecosystem. Dubbed the Atomico Angel Programme, and unveiled on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin,…

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Stephen King tweets 5 words about the ‘IT’ sequel, instantly goes viral

Stephen King wants you to know the second part of 'IT' is on the way…Image: Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros. It’s not often you find yourself eagerly awaiting a fresh glimpse of a nightmare-inducing clown, but here we are. It’s now been well over a year since Andrés Muschietti’s…

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Trump, Democrats dig battle lines over new era of investigations

(CNN)Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: “Presidential harassment.” “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!” Trump tweeted Monday, falsely blaming his foes for a sell-off motivated by jitters in the…

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In Red Dead Redemption 2, it is not always easy to do the right thing Games to Play Before You Die

Image: io interactive Hitman 2 is basically just a slightly more perfect version of Hitman, easily one of the best games of 2016. As sequels go, it doesn’t do much to shake things up. Mirrors work now, so if you’re sneaking up behind someone standing in front of a mirror,…

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Syrian radio host who satirized Assad and ISIS shot dead

(CNN)A Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS has been shot dead in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Journalists Association said Saturday. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings. Fares set up Radio Fresh in 2013 to provide news on Syria…

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How 15 words from George H.W. Bush changed my life

(CNN)Though not unexpected, the news of President George H.W. Bush’s death deeply affected me. When I first learned of his passing on Saturday morning, I stared blankly at the television screen, as the memory of a moment long ago abruptly flashed before me. Peck shot us a withering glare, immediately…

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