All The News You Missed Overnight: Google’s AI Is Getting Smarter

All The News You Missed Overnight: Google’s AI Is Getting Smarter

Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.

Google’s AI Just Won Its Second Match Against Go World Champion Lee Sedol
In the second of a series of matches, Google’s AI has again beaten the world champion of Go, Lee Sedol. The best-of-five tournament now requires the AI to win just once more to be crowned champion.

Despite the first game, played yesterday, being described as “close” by Google, the AI is clearly giving the current world champion a run for his money. Quite literally: The overall winner of the five-game series will walk away with $US1 million.

Chicago Man Charged With Felony For Jamming Mobile Phones On A Train
People squawking on their phones on public transportation is annoying as hell. That’s why one Chicago man allegedly took it upon himself to jam fellow commuters’ mobile phone signals as part of a morning ritual that lasted months. Now he’s a charged felon in gaol, being held for a $US10,000 bail.

Dennis Nicholl, 63, is accused of jamming mobile phone signals aboard the Red Line train in Chicago — a habit that one fellow Red Line commuter claims has been happening since 2014. It’s because people talking on trains annoy Nicholl, his lawyer says.

Australian Scientists Have Created A New Durable Superhydrophobic Material
Take a sheet of shrinkable plastic, like the stuff you find in Shrinky Dinks. Add a dash of of Teflon and — voila! — you have an incredibly simple new kind of superhyrdrophboc material.

That’s pretty much what a team of researchers from the the University of Sydney has done. The team had been playing shrinkable plastics — just like the ones you find in kids craft kits Shrinky Dinks — to make new kinds of gold film. But they also decided to see what would happen if they deposited Teflon onto the surface.

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