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Friday June 23, 2017. 05:47 PM
Enlarge / Grab a phone, strap in, and start watching VR content. VidCon, the largest conference for online video creators, took place this week, and YouTube celebrated by announcing a new VR format. YouTube has supported VR and 360-degree video for some time, but...
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You're not using the password from the sticker, are you? Virgin Media has urged 800,000 customers to change their passwords to guard against possible hacking attack.…
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(credit: OneWeb) A company seeking to offer low-latency broadband from satellites yesterday received a key approval from the Federal Communications Commission. 'Over a year ago, OneWeb was the first company to seek approval to enter the US market with a system of...
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Enlarge (credit: Austin Community College) In the US, a college education makes a huge difference for most people. It opens up lots of career opportunities, many of them at higher than average pay. The better economic opportunities it provides are associated with things...
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Mark Wilson, writing for BetaNews: Google has updated its search policies without any sort of fanfare. The search engine now 'may remove' -- in addition to existing categories of information -- 'confidential, personal medical records of private people' from search results....
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This is doing the viral rounds described as a Google technology, but it's actually Apple's VisionCore in action. It runs offline on the local device, requiring no number-crunching help from the cloud. Here's a breakdown of how it identifies things through code. You will need ...
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Up and down goes the Retro Computers Ltd litigation yoyo The £52,000 costs order granted against troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm Retro Computers Ltd has been set aside by the Senior Courts Costs Office, a branch of the High Court, as the wrangle between RCL and two former...
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— The following piece includes MAJOR SPOILERS for The Book of Henry — Is The Book of Henry Good? No. But, since it came out last week and is already Film Twitter’s favorite […] The post MovieBob Reviews: THE BOOK OF HENRY appeared first on Geek.com.
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Sophomore slumps are common, sure, but sometimes things are misunderstood for a reason—and Ana Lily Amirpour's new outing is no exception.
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Researchers built a proof-of-concept system to show that Uber and Lyft don't actually need to know where you are.
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Jack writes, 'Craig Egan has been a thorn in the side of the anti-vaccination movement for years. Now he's taking that passion for truth and facts on the road, following the Anti-Vaccination people in the Vaxxed bus. He's crowdfunding the tour and donating excess proceeds to ...
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In a proceedings paper presented at a Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence social media conference, a team of British, Italian, and Cypriot academics who worked with a Telefonica researcher presented their work analyzing 8,000,000 comments from 4chan's...
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An investigation by the Times has found that passwords belonging to British officials have been traded by Russian hackers. The passwords and email addresses of tens of thousands of politicians, senior police officers and diplomats were sold or swapped following an attack on...
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Abstract of a study: The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions of...
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Uganda is so poor that few can afford medical care, giving it one of the lowest life-expectancies on the planet -- this toxic combination made the country ripe for infiltration by Tiens, a Chinese Multi-Level-Marketing 'nutritional supplements' cult whose members set up fake ...
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Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.So you’re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice—I couldn’t live without mine. It’s my companion when I’m catching...
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A recent Supreme Court case may have strengthened Apple's arguments against Qualcomm's royalty structure and product fees. The post Apple: Qualcomm Doesn’t Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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As DeepMind slurps up more more patient data for Streams Google has decided to wipe people’s medical records from its search results - just as its AI branch DeepMind extends its grips on UK patients’ medical records.…
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Janelle Shane trained a recurrent neural network with a data-set of more than 2000 ancient proverbs and asked it to think up its own: 'A fox smells it better than a fool’s for a day.' (more…)
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A new report from the US Copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for legitimate purposes -- calls for sweeping, welcome changes to the DMCA. (more…)
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