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That's impressive: WeChat blasts past 700 million monthly active users (TechInAsia)

Well, we knew it was coming, but according to a new report from Chinese data tracker Quest Mobile, it’s now official: Tencent’s WeChat broke the 700 million monthly active user (MAU) barrier in March. 56 more words

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Great AI & Biotech Infographic: IBM Watson and clinical cancer trial recruitment (Business Insider)

Nearly 14 million Americans are fighting cancer, but huge obstacles stand in the way of finding a cure: It takes too much time and money to fill clinical trials, which are needed to explore whether a treatment is safe and effective. 31 more words

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Good Read: The State of Artificial Intelligence Technology, per Nvidia's CEO (Fortune)

Jen-Hsun Huang weighs in on data centers, driverless cars, and deep learning tech. As industry embraces AI, computers aren’t the only ones that have to learn new tricks.  80 more words

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Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People (WIRED)

FOR MOST OF the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple’s battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of a mass shooter. 56 more words

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Dad's Garage Theatre Company Hosts 16th Annual Baconfest!

Atlanta’s outrageously savory and oft-salacious annual event, BaconFest, returned on Saturday March 26, 2016, to a brand new location – the 20-year-old theatre company’s new home at 569 Ezzard Street, just off of Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. 599 more words

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Awesome new IoT Gadgets: Things That Make Your Life “Smart” (Product Hunt)

We love things that aren’t normally connected to the Internet becoming connected to the Internet. From wine bottles and watches, to coffee makers and mops, check out these products that are revolutionizing the way you do…well, just about everything… 8 more words

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Crawlin’ Back to the 80s with Atlanta Bar Crawl

Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Should you have been a 1930s, whiskey swiggin’ flapper girl, or maybe a psychedelic Woodstock hippie of the 70s?

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