This Is Apple and Google’s Next Big Battleground

TIME

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple II OS. Then it shifted to Microsoft’s Windows vs. the Mac OS. Today it’s between Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Google’s Android and Chrome OS. These wars have become ideological, with fanboys and devout followers in each camp.

But there’s another fight brewing, too — the battle over artificial intelligence, or AI.

At Google’s I/O event this year, the company announced Now On Tap. It’s a new version of Google Now, which uses context to make your smartphone more useful. The idea here is that if you get a text from a friend asking to meet at a certain place, Now On Tap is smart enough to put that event on your calendar, give you directions to the rendezvous and serve you up a menu. It might…

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Warren Ellis takes on James Bond. 007 Comes to Comics Courtesy of Dynamite.

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Dynamite has announced that fan-favorite author Warren Ellis will be writing the James Bond 007 ongoing comic book series, the first to appear in over two decades. James Bond 007 is scheduled for release in November 2015, featuring interior artwork by Jason Masters.

The news of the high-profile author’s involvement with the James Bond 007 series follows Dynamite’s announcement of their partnership with Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (IFPL), the Fleming family company that owns and administers the literary copyright of Ian Fleming’s published works, including his fourteen James Bond books. Under their agreement, Dynamite has been granted worldwide rights to publish comic books, digital comics, and graphic novels starring 007.

The first six-issue story arc in the James Bond 007 comic book series will be entitled « VARGR. » James Bond returns to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 Section…

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Florida Man Gets 2.5 Years For Having Sex On The Beach

CBS Miami

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BRADENTON (CBSMiami/AP) — A man, convicted of having sex on the beach in front of families, will spend two and a half years in prison.

Jose Caballero, 40, was sentenced Monday after being convicted in May of having sex on the beach with 21-year-old Elissa Alvarez.

Both were convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior in a case that drew international attention for the couple’s brazen act. They were videotaped having sex on a Manatee County beach last summer in broad daylight. Witnesses testified that a 3-year-old girl saw them.

Caballero told jurors that he and Alvarez were not having sex and that witnesses were mistaken. Jurors listened to graphic testimony from witnesses and saw a video of Alvarez moving on top of Caballero in a sexual manner in the middle of the day while others watched.

« We are grateful that the state…

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