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Pentagon pivots to AI despite continuing White House indifference

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin last week announced US military plans to form an office dedicated to procuring and deploying artificial intelligence technology. Meanwhile, the White House still doesn’t have a science adviser. The US military appears to embrace AI at every strategic level, and the creation of a new office to manage the burgeoning technology…

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Sega jumps on the mini console bandwagon

Sega announced last week that it was making a new mini console based on the Genesis, also known as the Mega Drive. It’s called the Mega Drive Mini — why someone passed on the chance to call it the “Mini Drive,” I have no idea. Sega joins its former rivals Nintendo and Atari on the…

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American Idol recap: ‘Top 24 Celebrity Duets’

American Idol type TV Show genre Reality TV performer Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Ryan Seacrest broadcaster ABC seasons 16 Current Status In Season The time is now, people! Impress the judges, or be cast aside like Bebe Rexha and Colbie Caillat (who apparently both auditioned for and got rejected by American Idol) before…

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The Voice recap: ‘The Live Playoffs, Night 1’

The Voice type TV Show genre Reality TV, Music run date 04/26/11 performer Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys broadcaster NBC seasons 14 Current Status In Season The Voice‘s first Season 14 live round comes in hot tonight, doesn’t it? Within the first 10 minutes of the telecast, before the first commercial even airs,…

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UnREAL recap: ‘Recurrent’

UnREAL type TV Show Current Status In Season tvpgr TV-MA seasons 2 run date 06/01/15 performer Shiri Appleby Producer Marti Noxon broadcaster Lifetime genre Drama We gave it an A- It’s good news that last week’s episode of UnREAL may, in retrospect, feel like a small but unnerving bump in an otherwise strong season. The…

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Good Girls recap: ‘Shutdown’

Good Girls type TV Show genre Drama run date 02/26/18 creator Jenna Bans performer Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman broadcaster NBC seasons 1 Current Status In Season We gave it an A- You know times are tough when even the thug life has layoffs. Beth wakes up to discover all her hidden cash is gone,…

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Colbert wants to celebrate Hannity-Cohen news by spooning with Jon Stewart

There’s only one way Stephen Colbert wants to celebrate the Sean Hannity and Michael Cohen connection: by spooning with Jon Stewart. During Monday’s Late Show, Colbert weighed in on Cohen — the lawyer to President Trump who has been at the center of a scandal involving hush payments to former porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model…

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Vanderpump Rules recap: ‘Reiky Breaky Heart’

Vanderpump Rules type TV Show genre Reality run date 01/07/13 broadcaster Bravo seasons 5 Current Status In Season Zzzzzzzz — oh, sorry. I temporarily dozed off during this episode of Vanderpump Rules. I’d rather have watched Insta videos of Lala, Sandoval, and James at Coachella this weekend. Things were super snoozy…until the last three minutes…

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