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How A.I. Steered Doctors Toward a Possible Coronavirus Treatment – The New York Times

May 3, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/technology/coronavirus-treatment-benevolentai-baricitinib.html

Google Pixel Buds 2’s killer feature outsmarts noise — and the AirPods Pro | Tom’s Guide

May 2, 2020

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-buds-2s-killer-feature-outsmarts-noise-and-the-airpods-pro

Best Bluetooth Headphones 2020 | Reviews by Wirecutter

April 26, 2020

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-bluetooth-headphones/

Best Bluetooth headset 2020: top hands-free kit for phone calls | TechRadar

April 26, 2020

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-bluetooth-headsets

Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse? | The New Yorker

February 1, 2020

Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse
https://newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/can-the-manufacturer-of-tasers-provide-the-answer-to-police-abuse… Article has a good quote/point: “Smith assembled an AI Ethics Board… His lead AI researcher…told him that he wouldn’t be able to hire the best engineers without [such] a board.”

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Recently, Smith assembled an A.I. Ethics Board, to help steer Axon’s decisions. (His lead A.I. researcher, recruited from Uber, told him that he wouldn’t be able to hire the best engineers without an ethics board.) Smith told me, “I don’t want to wake up like the guy Nobel, who spent his life making things that kill people, and then, at the end of his life, it’s, like, ‘O.K., I have to buy my way out of this.’ ”
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/can-the-manufacturer-of-tasers-provide-the-answer-to-police-abuse

Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia

January 27, 2020

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““From time to time, snippets of audio do go back to [other apps like Facebook’s] servers but there’s no official understanding what the triggers for that are,” explains Peter. “Whether it’s timing or location-based or usage of certain functions, [apps] are certainly pulling those microphone permissions and using those periodically. All the internals of the applications send this data in encrypted form, so it’s very difficult to define the exact trigger.””
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Your Phone Is Listening and it’s Not Paranoia
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia

The techlash against Amazon, Facebook and Google—and what they can do – A memo to big tech

January 27, 2020

https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/01/20/the-techlash-against-amazon-facebook-and-google-and-what-they-can-do

“What’s Inside: Lithium-Ion Batteries” by Leu, Chelsea – Wired, Vol. 25, Issue 4, April 1, 2017 | Online Research Library: Questia

January 27, 2020

https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P4-1884140044/what-s-inside-lithium-ion-batteries

How regulators can prevent excessive concentration online – A new school in Chicago

January 26, 2020

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2018/06/28/how-regulators-can-prevent-excessive-concentration-online

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 4 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 | Android Headlines

November 2, 2019

https://www.androidheadlines.com/2019/10/phone-comparisons-google-pixel-4-vs-samsung-galaxy-s10.html