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Forget Trump and Clinton: IBM's Watson is running for president

If company CEOs can be replaced by computers, why not the president of the United States?

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Switch from Facebook's iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life

For some reason, Facebook's iPhone app is still a huge drain on your battery.

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Titanfall: Single-player is headed to the sequel

So much for experiments in multiplayer storytelling.

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This week in games: Doom release date revealed, Shadowrun Hong Kong grows

Plus: new trailers for Mirror's Edge, Far Cry Primal, Hitman, and more. This is gaming news for February 1 - 5.

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Now that AI has mastered 'Go,' are all our jobs next?

One by one, artificial intelligence has overcome the obstacles set before it. Is this all part of an inevitable trend leading to humanity's obsolescence -- or, at least, unemployment?

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Valve launches surprise Steam Lunar New Year Sale

It's like the Winter Sale, time-shifted two months into the future.

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Why your Facebook News Feed is filled with Friends Day videos

Facebook has declared its 12th birthday "Friends Day." It's a good excuse to look at old photos.

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Microsoft's Power BI visualizations go public with new 'publish to web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.

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EA's Need for Speed: Most Wanted is free on Origin

The latest On the House game is 2012's Need for Speed, which should tide you over until we finally get the PC port of last year's entry.

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$12 million project aims to 'reverse-engineer' the brain to help computers learn

A new $12 million effort launched Wednesday with aims to "reverse-engineer" the human brain, as a way to improve artificial intelligence.

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Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain access to the service and have it automatically activated.

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Tired of telemarketers? Now you can turn the tables on them with this clever bot

You're on every do-not-call list and you've tried opting out, but still the telemarketers keep pestering you. What's a consumer to do? Just ask the Jolly Roger Telephone Company.

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Facebook's latest News Feed overhaul puts stories you want to see at the top

The network is now using more than just likes and comments to figure out what to show you first.

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Ant Simulator game canceled after devs blow Kickstarter funds on strippers and booze

Lead Programmer resigns and cancels game after finding out his partners had churned through company's Kickstarter and investment money.