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Thursday March 23, 2017. 09:13 PM
The Snapdragon 835 was shown off this week and it's a potent improvement over the Snapdragon 820 / 821 in many respects, though not in all of them. Despite debuting a new custom architecture for the Snapdragon 820 family, Qualcomm is moving back towards using semi-custom ARM ...
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Toronto high-school students have been visiting the USA since their inception; I remember my own high-school trips to Buffalo's Albright Knox gallery warmly. But they are a relic of the past, because the Toronto District School Board will not risk harassment and worse of its ...
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Enlarge / One of these things is a CIA implant dropper. (credit: From an original image by Scott Ackerman) WikiLeaks today dumped a smaller subset of documents from its 'Vault 7' collection of files from a CIA software developer server. Yet again, these documents are more...
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In a party-line split, the U.S. Senate today voted to allow internet service providers to retain personal data without permission and sell it to whomever might pay for it. The Senate voted 50:48 in favor of S.J. 34, which would remove the rules and, under the authority of...
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Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group. The Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning,...
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Cancer cells in culture from human connective tissue, illuminated by darkfield amplified contrast, at a magnification of 500x. (credit: NCI, Dr. Cecil Fox) What causes cancer? High-profile culprits obviously include bum genes inherited from parents and harmful environmental ...
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It's only a couple of weeks since WikiLeaks unleashed the first batch of its Vault 7 CIA documents, revealing the agency's spying and hacking capabilities. Now the organization has released a second cache of files dubbed Dark Matter, and they show that the CIA has developed...
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Despite the widespread belief that meme-warriors won the election through tactical shitposting of photoshopped Pepe the Frogs in Nazi arm-bands, the reality is a lot more complicated. (more…)
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More than 100 mobes will only take a week to access Vid The inauguration of President Donald Trump in the US capital was marked by protests, with cops collaring more than 200 people on the day. Now court documents reveal the US government's efforts to crack the arrestees'...
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A four-year-old boy saved his mother's life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then asking it to call 999. From a report: Roman, who lives in Kenley, Croydon, south London, used the phone's voice control -- Siri -- to call emergency services. Police and paramedics...
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For the last couple of weeks, Graham, Marcel, Sinem and I, from Red Badger, have been experimenting with Amazon’s Alexa Echo Dot. An Electric Hockey Puck that uses voice recognition powered by Amazon Alexa voice assistant. In this post, I’d like to explain how one goes...
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It takes just a few minutes to secure your Instagram account. Here's how to do it. The post Instagram Has Two-Factor Authentication Now, So Turn It On appeared first on WIRED.
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Hear that? That's the sound of ringing tills, sorry, freedom The US Senate has voted to kill privacy rules that would have prevented ISPs from selling your browser history, under the fantastic logic that mobile operators aren't under the same restriction.…
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Twelve 'new' types of cloud -- including the rare, wave-like asperitas cloud -- have been recognized for the first time by the International Cloud Atlas. From a report: The atlas, which dates back to the 19th Century, is the global reference book for observing and...
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As a child, I proudly wore the titles of Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Giggles, and Little Miss Chatterbox—as depicted by writer and artist Roger Hargreaves. When the prolific British author of the […] The post 12 Doctors Get Mr. Men Makeover in Upcoming Hargreaves Series...
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Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group. The Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning,...
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Nintendo has corrected the 'manufacturing variation' that led to the Switch's left Joy-Con not functioning properly. The company would really, really appreciate it if we didn't call this a design issue, much less a defect. The post Nintendo would really prefer it if you...
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HP is having a spring sale, and they've discounted the LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer by a whopping $1,100 if you use the special coupon code BMA165655 between now and 3/31. This HP Laser Monochrome Printer has a steadfast printing speed of up to 45 ppm -- perfect when...
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Ian Barker, writing for BetaNews: Slow patching of security flaws is leaving many US mobile users at risk of falling victim to data breaches according to the findings of a new report. The study from mobile defense specialist Skycure analyzed patch updates among the five...
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The public bathroom at Beijing's Temple of Heaven Park now has a toilet paper dispenser outfitted with a camera and facial recognition technology to prevent toilet paper theft. From the New York Times: Before entering restrooms in the park, visitors must now stare into a...
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