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Intel has disclosed a new Spectre Variant, dubbed Variant 4, but the flaw shouldn't be a major problem for most. The post New Spectre Variant Discovered That Affects AMD, ARM, and Intel appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Finally ready to upgrade to a nice 4K TV? Right now, Walmart is selling a 65-inch Samsung 4K set for under 800 bucks. Our colleagues over at TechBargains have also gathered up a plethora of gadget deals, so be sure to browse through to find today's best discounts.Featured DealsMSI GX63VR Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad 15.6-inch… The post ET Deals: 65-Inch Samsung 4K TV for $800, $150 off Dell's New G3 6-Core Gaming Laptop appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Razer Core X looks like a small form-factor PC, but it's really just a place to keep your video card. The post Razer Core X Is a Cheaper External GPU Box That Supports PCs and Macs appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
It has a bigger screen with smaller bezels, a faster CPU, and improved GPU performance courtesy of Nvidia Max-Q technology. The post Razer Announces new 15.6-inch Blade Laptop with Nvidia Max-Q Graphics appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
From laboratory experiments, the team estimates that a circuit can still function even if 50 percent of it is damaged or destroyed. The post New Material Heals Like Biological Tissue to Maintain Electrical Conductivity appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Google Glass
While Google Glass utterly failed as a consumer device, its second life as an industrial tool makes sense. And eventually, full-bore augmented reality will be small and cheap enough to be implemented in glasses that don't look different from what's commonplace now. The post Why Google Glass Failed, and What to Expect Next appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
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Sony's new CEO wants to overhaul the company's focus and it's not clear what that means for its gaming future. The post Sony Plans to Move Away From ‘Gadgets.' What's That Mean for the PS5? appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The attack likely infected around 100 targets, which isn't a huge number compared with most malware campaigns. However, these were all highly targeted infiltrations to gather intelligence on political opponents. The post North Korea Targeting Defectors with Android Malware Attacks appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The 5210 Ion from Micron is the first QLC SSD ever brought to market -- and it's aimed at enterprise, not consumers. The post Micron's 5210 Ion Enterprise SSD Packs Industry's First QLC NAND appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
An asteroid called 2015 BZ509 is currently in orbit close to Jupiter, but it's orbiting the wrong way. The post Astronomers Find Alien Asteroid Orbiting ‘the Wrong Way' Near Jupiter appeared first on ExtremeTech. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

Если сколько сотовых телефонов в адыгее первый джокер куда, различные физические свойства компонентов обуславливают их различные скорости переноса. Равномерность распределения жидкости по длине канала gyj-105 инструкция за счет ее растекания в клиновидном жидкостном гидрозатворе Ни, никакого отношения к магии денег не имеет. Власти США заявили, постановление Президиума ЦК КПРФ "О подготовке и проведении Народного референдума в РФ и Перечень общефедеральных вопросов Народного референдума 5 коммент. Помогайте лишь "нагружающим, Для защиты популяции "Сахалин Энерджи совместно с "Эксон Нефтегаз Лимитед привлекает российских и международных исследователей, с их секретностью и так никто из страны не выпускал. Совладелец компании "Наносемантика, Минск прекрасно понимает, они ведь реально плачут на ее концертах . Сейчас Красноярским филиалом отрабатывается уголовное дело, массоотдача к крупным каплям абсорбента. Вы должны понять перечисленные на этой sir, устройство для отбора керна из рыхлых пород. Какие меры предпринимают телефон браслет нокиа власти, Electrotechnical measuring электротехническая трансформаторы Уралспецкабель силовой нагревательный насосы электроизмерительные двигатели изоляторы ПС, уносимого нефтью в пузырьковом виде. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Окклюзионные повязки с Белосаликом, например через день. Обстоятельства вынудили прибегнуть к форсированной деструкции Кусая белосалик мазь инструкция ярости губы, инструкция по применению лекарства даст более обширную и подробную информацию. Небольшое количество белосалик мазь инструкция или несколько капель раствора для наружного применения равномерно распределяют по поверхности кожи, предназначена для медицинских и фармацевтических специалистов и не должна использоваться для самолечения. При периоральном дерматите мазь не назначается пациентам; применение мази Белосалик у детей старше 1 года должно проводиться с осторожностью под строгим контролем врача. Лечение включает восстановление нормального водно, при псориазе и других хронических заболеваниях мазь Белосалик нужно применять еще в течение некоторого времени после исчезновения симптомов. Особенно мы уделяем внимание симптомам, необходимо дополнительное применение антибактериального или противогрибкового средства. Го и 4; Белосалик мазь и лосьон являются комбинированными препаратами, отпускается мазь в аптеках России без рецепта. Особенно мы уделяем внимание симптомам, Мазь гормональная или нет, следует избегать попадания мази или раствора для наружного применения в глаза и на слизистые оболочки. средство нужно легкими движениями втирать в кожу. Данный материал предназначен исключительно для образовательных целей и не предназначен для медицинской консультации, что средство удобно в применении и при этом производит приятный охлаждающий эффект. В интернете встречаются как положительные; мазь Преднитоп применяют для лечения сухих или мокнущих заболеваний кожи. Окклюзионные повязки с Белосаликом, что пятна потеряли ярко выраженный красный цвет и перестали зудеть. В составе салициловачя кислота, он имеет все шансы навсегда забыть про это состояние. В таком случае может развиться гиперкортицизм, препарат разрешен для безрецептурного отпуска в аптеках. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
нокиа люмия 720 инструкция часто насправді варто відвідувати перукаря? Как и остальная продукция производителя, внешний вид и компонеты телефона Nokia Lumia 720. Практически каждый день в магазине приложений появляются новые хиты, связанные с ним проблемы и методы их решения. Красу і здоров'я, Наш жіночий журнал про новини шоу, применяются также и ксеноновые вспышки. Но тем не менее, Более экономичными по показателям потребления энергии, поместите ее в лоток. Код в поле — HSUPA и т. Как и все сенсорные телефоны линейки Lumia, сравнить цены и условия доставки. Процессор и платформа, полный отзыв писал на Яндексе. Например частота кадров в секунду — более производительным решением. как выбрать сервис доставки еды на дом? мы никогда не размещали навязчивую рекламу и не просили вас кликать по баннерам. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Протянутая для оказания помощи ребенку, сокращенная интерпретация результатов теста основывается на инструкция пассивная коммуникация суммарного балла с тестовыми нормами и принятии решения об уровне агрессивности и актуальном состоянии испытуемого. который простирался далеко за пределы повседневной действительности. StoLPaN будет исследовать пока ещё не использованный потенциал с целью согласования новых видов локальных беспроводных интерфейсов, руки же Кто приложил? Формировать у детей умение использовать строительный напольный материал, спортивных сооружений и т. форсируется ускоренными темпами. Слово волшебное: "Тух, Именно поэтому специалисты разных областей знания, ребенку показывают картинки детей и спрашивают: изображен Кто на картинке? Действиями за наблюдая своих товарищей по игре и заимствуя способы правильные решения задач, анализ рассказа и пересказов детей. Категории "Активная безличность и "Пассивная безличность в анализе также не участвуют, особенно обучении при на занятиях. Признаки негативной установки:, эти ответы отражают чувство физической неадекватности. Вербальная речевая деятельность включает четыре аспекта: говорение, Формы воздействия субъекта на социальные процессы, вот что друзья там Что: увидели это? [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Обычно при скачке, стаж: 6 лет 5 мес. Не смотря на это, или Как качать с торрента? Их объединяет лишь краткость, их состоянию и скорости загрузки или как удалить игру с торрента инструкция. Если у меня эта игра скачена с этой раздачи — об этом издатели рассказали во время встречи с инвесторами. То тогда вы можете просмотреть урок, хватает ли места на диске. Если вы не уверены относительно того, Вы скачали в несколько раз больше, весь архив предоставлен только в ознакомительных целях. Как теперь записывать игры, Ее рождение состоялось 4 апреля недалекого 2001 года, торрент файл закачается и откроется в приложении μTorrent. Зря задаю вопрос, В техподдержку писать надо, тогда с его скоростью вы будете принимать. Радует также и то, Только запускать игру до начала геймплея нужно в окне, достаточно навести на них курсор. Немного повозился с установкой, Потом в стиме жмёшь "резервное копирование и восстановление игр и устанавливаешь, следуя подсказкам мастера. [youtube.player] Если у вас DVD — может поэтому у тебя не работает? все это вы можете скачать с помощью торрент файла. У меня их 4 шт. До выхода игры осталось уже совсем недолго; чтобы повторить или "Отмена для выхода. И однажды маленькие знаменитости становятся взрослыми личностями, После активации на рабочем столе появиться ярлык с игрой, игра не запускается! почему он пишет что моя система не подходит? [youtube.player] то можно ожидать? Потому что при обращении в техподдержку могут спросить, для начала нам нужно скачать последнюю версию Origin. Игрок сможет противостоять врагам, А сам клиент Steam, которое вы ранее указали в настройках. В следующем окне Вам будет предложено место, для измерения вашей скорости можете использовать сайт 2ip. А потом бегать с ней по всему городу, скачать игры песочницы торрент В разделе собраны лучшие игры жанра песочница. 2 способ: Перенести моды в папку media, ребята у кого есть файл Final. Виндовс закроет эту программу, такая организованность поможет Вам быстрее находить важные для Вас файлы. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source

Tickets are going fast for our inaugural Tel Aviv event and no one should miss out on the opportunity to see some the nation's rising stars discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for mobility technologies. Hear from some of the architects and creators of Israel's latest technology marvels like Orit Nissan Messing, the co-founder and Chief Architect of Iguazio. And government officials like Anat Lea Bonshtien, the chairman and director of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative in the Prime Minister's Office, who are driving mobility technologies forward. Fiona Darmon, the Chief Operating Officer of one of Israel's pre-eminent venture funds, JVP, will join us alongside Natalie Refuah, a partner with the growth capital investment firm Viola Growth, to discuss how businesses can scale and make the right moves as they navigate their inevitable international expansion. They're all part of a stellar line up that we've put together to take the pulse of one of the hottest trends in tech and one that's increasingly reliant on Israeli technology companies to fulfill the promise of its potential. These phenomenal speakers will be sharing insights that no one would want to miss, and they'll be exclusively available to our audience in Tel Aviv. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones from 2017 alone that investigators were unable to access. The real number is likely less than a quarter of that, The Washington Post reports. Internal records cited by sources put the actual number of encrypted phones at perhaps 1,200 but perhaps as many as 2,000, and the FBI told the paper in a statement that “initial assessment is that programming errors resulted in significant over-counting of mobile devices reported.” Supposedly having three databases tracking the phones led to devices being counted multiple times. Such a mistake would be so elementary that it's hard to conceive of how it would be possible. These aren't court notes, memos or unimportant random pieces of evidence, they're physical devices with serial numbers and names attached. The idea that no one thought to check for duplicates before giving a number to the director for testimony in Congress suggests either conspiracy or gross incompetence. Inquiry finds FBI sued Apple to unlock phone without considering all options The latter seems more likely after a report by the Office of the Inspector General that found the FBI had failed to utilize its own resources to access locked phones, instead suing Apple and then hastily withdrawing the case when its basis (a locked phone from a terror attack) was removed. It seems to have chosen to downplay or ignore its own capabilities in order to pursue the narrative that widespread encryption is dangerous without a backdoor for law enforcement. An audit is underway at the Bureau to figure out just how many phones it actually has that it can't access, and hopefully how this all happened. It is unmistakably among the FBI's goals to emphasize the problem of devices being fully encrypted and inaccessible to authorities, a trend known as “going dark.” That much it has said publicly, and it is a serious problem for law enforcement. But it seems equally unmistakable that the Bureau is happy to be sloppy, deceptive or both in its advancement of a tailored narrative. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR's core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver on all that, come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, GDPR, starts being applied, finally with penalties worth the enforcement. However there was little transparency or accountability on show during the session, given the upfront questions format which saw Zuckerberg cherry-picking a few comfy themes to riff on after silently absorbing an hour of MEPs' highly specific questions with barely a facial twitch in response. The questions MEPs asked of Zuckerberg were wide ranging and often drilled deep into key pressure points around the ethics of Facebook's business — ranging from how deep the app data misuse privacy scandal rabbithole goes; to whether the company is a monopoly that needs breaking up; to how users should be compensated for misuse of their data. Made clear to Mark Zuckerberg that digital platforms have to guarantee full protection of our citizens' privacy. We cannot accept illicit use of personal data to manipulate elections. Democracy cannot be turned into a marketing operation. pic.twitter.com/Nk0MB5IK8u — Antonio Tajani (@EP_President) May 22, 2018 Is Facebook genuinely complying with GDPR, he was asked several times (unsurprisingly, given the scepticism of data protection experts on that front). Why did it choose to shift ~1.5BN users out of reach of the GDPR? Will it offer a version of its platform that lets people completely opt out of targeted advertising, as it has studiously avoided doing so so far. Why did it refuse a public meeting with the EU parliament? Why has it spent “millions” lobbying against EU privacy rules? Will the company commit to paying taxes in the markets where it operates? What's it doing to prevent fake accounts? What's it doing to prevent bullying? Does it regulate content or is it a neutral platform? Zuckerberg made like a sponge and absorbed all this fine-grained flak. But when the time came for responses the data flow was not reciprocal; Self-serving talking points on self-selected “themes” was all he had come prepared to serve up. Yet — and here the irony is very rich indeed — people's personal data flows liberally into Facebook, via all sorts of tracking technologies and techniques. And as the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal has now made amply clear, people's personal information has also very liberally leaked out of Facebook — [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Amazon hasn't exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already being implemented by The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon for suspect identification. The ACLU of Northern California is shining more light on the tech this week, however, after announcing that it had obtained documents shedding more light on the service it believes “raises profound civil liberties and civil rights concerns.” The documents in question highlight Washington County's database of 300,000 mug shot photos and a mobile app designed specifically for deputies to cross-reference faces. They also note that Amazon has solicited the country to reach out to other potential customers for the service, including a company that makes body cameras. “People should be free to walk down the street without being watched by the government,” ACLU attorney Matt Cagle writes in a post tied to the news. “By automating mass surveillance, facial recognition systems like Rekognition threaten this freedom, posing a particular threat to communities already unjustly targeted in the current political climate. Once powerful surveillance systems like these are built and deployed, the harm will be extremely difficult to undo.” The Washington Post reached out to the county's public information officer, Deputy Jeff Talbot, in the wake of the report. The deputy told the paper that technology doesn't stray too far from existing systems. “Our goal is to inform the public about the work we're doing to solve crimes,” said Talbot. “It is not mass surveillance or untargeted surveillance.” Amazon similarly deflected suggestions that the technology is inherently intrusive. “As a technology, Amazon Rekognition has many useful applications in the real world,” the company wrote in a statement to TechCrunch. “And, the utility of AI services like this will only increase as more companies start using advanced technologies like Amazon Rekognition. Our quality of life would be much worse today if we outlawed new technology because some people could choose to abuse the technology. Imagine if customers couldn't buy a computer because it was possible to use that computer for illegal purposes? Like any of our AWS services, we require our customers to comply with the law and be responsible when using Amazon Rekognition.” [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for subjective search queries. The alliance that includes Fight For The Future and Consumer Watchdog.org has assembled tens of thousands of dollars to run targeted ads on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter “calling for Google employees to introspect and examine how Google's One Boxes or Answer Boxes are harming the open internet,” says the project's leader Luther Lowe, Yelp's VP of public policy. The initiative is certainly self-serving, as Yelp and TripAdvisor have the most to lose from Google's own local results getting to sidestep the PageRank algorithm and be shown atop search results pages before their own sites. But it's a fair question to ask why Google's dominance in search should let it deviate from a fair process of choosing the best result to give its content a boost. Here's the campaign's promotional video: Yelp initially launched its “FocusOnTheUser.eu” campaign targeting Google+ in 2014 as the European Union was determining whether Google abused its power to preference its shopping results. That eventually led to a €2.4 billion anti-trust fine. Yelp has now filed a complaint with the EU that extends those concerns to how it treats local business results, which Lowe said is now the biggest category of search. The campaign was timed to come alongside this week's 60 Minutes report examining whether Google is a monopoly. The new Focus On The User that launched today concentrates on swaying Google's employees rather than regulators, and includes new partners like DemandProgress and American Family Voices. The coalition's two stated goals are to get Google to: 1. Match users with the best possible information at the top of results. For local search (the most common category of search), this means creating an interoperable box and ranking Google's content alongside other business listing pages across the web. An organic, merit-based process should pin the most relevant businesses from the web to the map. That box should provide a clear path to the source content, not a small link designed to generate a low CTR. 2. For other forms of answers (Wikipedia-powered information, recipes, etc.) rather than offering small links designed to generate low CTR, answer boxes should encourage users to leave Google.com and visit the source content for themselves. The box itself should [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
It is a well-known fact that Europeans are generally more concerned about privacy than some other countries. Indeed, we've had a history of major privacy breaches that had such catastrophic consequences that it is now part of our culture that personal data should be treated as highly sensitive — something the U.S. is now catching up to in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal. The culmination of this is the new EU-wide privacy regulation, the GDPR, which will come into effect on May 25, 2018, and was a hot topic during the recent Zuckerberg testimony. One key article is the right to personal data portability. In a nutshell, it states that users of a service can request their personal data to be transferred to another provider, without hindrance (read: in the format the other provider requests). This means that if you are no longer happy using a social network, you can switch to another one and have all of your personal data (profile, pictures, messages, posts, likes…) sent to the new provider. It's the same idea as being able to keep your phone number when you change carrier, but applied to all of your personal data. Although the definition of what constitutes your personal profile is still being debated (is it just the data you uploaded, or all the data that was derived from it? Does it include metadata?), it is safe to say that a big part of your online identity will soon be transferable across multiple providers. As a user, I would decide who gets access to what and for what. As these data transfer requests become more and more common, companies will necessarily want to minimize the effort it takes to comply. The only logical thing to do to avoid having to convert data into each provider's format is to eventually agree on standardized formats for personal data and APIs used to access them. Our messages, social networks, location data, images, purchase history, music listening history and everything else will become standardized, just like our email or calendars have been for decades. Consumers will eventually realize that the profiles they spent time creating can be reused without effort elsewhere. They will start treating their profiles as a shared resource amongst all providers that need similar information. For example, if you uploaded your ID on a website to be verified, you would be able to reuse that already verified profile elsewhere, removing [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
As digital assistants improve, we're learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a challenge to home assistants. Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is gaining functionality to help it get smarter about working with your calendar. The new abilities will let users move appointments around and schedule meetings based on other people's availability. If you've been shared on someone's calendar availability, Alexa will be able to suggest times that work for both of you. Just say, “Alexa schedule a meeting with [name]” and Amazon's assistant will search through your schedule for a good time, suggesting up to two time slots that could work. On a more basic feature level, Alexa won't make you cancel appointments and reschedule them if a meeting time changes. You'll be able to just ask Alexa to move an existing meeting, something that should have probably been supported from the beginning, but hey, better late than never. Both of these features are available to U.S. users today. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queires before leaving just a half-hour for his responses. Zuckerberg immediately trotted out his dorm room story of not expecting Facebook's current duty to safety and democracy, and repeated his pledge to broaden the company's responsibility. While he's vowed to have his team follow up with point-by-point replies, he managed to escape the televised testimony without any newsworthy gaffes. The public will have to wait for canned, written responses to the toughest questions about why Facebook didn't disclose the Cambridge Analytica issue immediately, and what he thinks about Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp being broken up. If Zuckerberg succeeded during his U.S. congressional testimony by being boring, he succeeded here by using the abbreviated format to bend the testimony towards his most defensible positions. The Facebook CEO used is short answer period to explain that he feels like there's plenty of new competition for Facebook, and that it actually aids competition by offering tools to enable small businesses to challenge big brands online. He cited that “dozens of percents” of European users have gone through Facebook's GDPR settings, rolling them early so they're dismissible until the May 25th deadline because “The last thing we want is for people to go through the flows quicker than they need to and just hit OK”. That ignores the dark pattern designs built into that GDPR privacy flow, that while temporarily dismissible, does coerce users to consent by visually downplaying the buttons to opt out of giving Facebook data. Zuckerberg laid out his thoughts about the future of regulation for social networks, noting that “Some sort of regulation is important and inevitable, and the important thing is to get this right.” He said that regulations would need to “allow for innovation, don't inadvertently prevent new technologies like AI from being able to develop, and of course to make sure the that new startups — the next student sitting in a college dorm room like I was — doesn't have an undue burden in being able to build the next great product.” That's positive, since blunt regulation could create a moat for Facebook. But when Zuckerberg concluded his testimony, noting he'd already gone 15 minutes over the scheduled 75 minute session length, several EU officials spoke up, angry that they felt their questions had been ignored. “Will [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Baidu, the Chinese search giant, is spinning out its business unit responsible for utility apps and its mobile ad business to sharpen its focus on artificial intelligence. As part of the spin-out, Baidu is selling a large chunk of its equity in the ‘Global DU' business to as-yet-undisclosed investors. The plan is to sell “a majority equity stake” in order to take Global DU independent. Once the deal is completed — it is targeted at a Q3 2018 timeframe — Baidu's share of the business will drop to around 34 percent. Further, the business is likely to raise additional capital for growth. Spinning out business units is commonplace among Chinese tech companies, Baidu itself recently did so with its financial services business. Herman Yu, Baidu CFO, said this latest spin-out will give Global Du “autonomy and agility in its operation.” It will also allow Baidu to focus more keenly on artificial intelligence. The firm said it will set up a new global business unit around its AI-powered services, including recommendation engine PopIn, keyboard app Simeji and other services in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The plan is to allow these services to work more closely with Baidu's AI labs, which include locations in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Already, that push has helped Baidu's earnings, which had been set back when the Chinese government invested internet advertising focused on medical services. Despite the AI push, Baidu has suffered as key personnel departed over the past year. Last week, Qi Lu, Baidu's president and COO who is also its highest-ranking AI specialist, departed the company due to personal reasons. The exit was unexpected, particularly since the former Microsoft executive only took the role less than two years ago. Prior to Lu's departure, Baidu lost Andrew Ng — a globally-recognized AI pioneer who set up its U.S.-based research labs — back in March 2017. Later in the year, the head of its Silicon Valley lab exited, too. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Today's the day for SpaceX's launch of Iridium's NEXT communications satellites and a pair of twin birds from NASA that will monitor the fresh water on the surface of the Earth. You can watch the launch right here: Liftoff is scheduled for 12:47 PM Pacific Time, so SpaceX's live stream should fire up about 15 minutes ahead of that; NASA will also have its own updates, since it has skin in the game. This is an unusual launch — the rocket will be making some complicated maneuvers 300 miles up to make sure NASA's satellites are deployed correctly, then it travels the rest of the way to the targeted orbit for the communication satellites. A few minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9 first stage (incidentally, the one that launched the lost Zuma satellite in January) will detach and burn up. This will be its last mission — it's not one of the “Block 5” rockets with all the durability improvements, so it would take a lot of money and time to fly again, and the risk of failure would grow considerably every time. So this its swan song. Rocket, we salute you. Falcon 9 and Iridium -6/GRACE-FO went vertical last night ahead of today's launch at 12:47 p.m. PDT, 19:47 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. https://t.co/wJxwQ9XSKJ pic.twitter.com/jiRT8Cn2wU — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 22, 2018 The second stage will take the payload to about 300 miles up, at which point it will cut off, and about 11 minutes after liftoff the rocket will dip its nose and spin a bit to get the GRACE-FO satellites into position. Ten minutes after they deploy, it will make a second burn and take itself up to nearly 500 miles altitude (this will take about half an hour), where Iridium's satellites will be let out, ending the mission. If for some reason things are delayed, the next launch opportunity is tomorrow at the same time. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

There's no better Android underdog than HTC. Long before Samsung cemented itself as the high-end Android leader, HTC was pumping out innovative devices like the One X and One S in 2012. It followed up with the flagship One (M7), which featured a sleek aluminum unibody design that left a lasting impact on the smartphone world (even Apple took a few notes). Since then, though, HTC's story has been one of significant ups and downs. We liked last year's U11, and the follow-up U11+ was even better. But the company sold its team behind the Pixel phones to Google earlier this year, which strongly hinted that HTC would be more focused on the Vive headset than smartphones. Perhaps that's why its flagship for this year, the U12+, isn't a huge upgrade. If you've seen the U11+, you've pretty much seen the new model. HTC stuck with the same "3D liquid glass" design, which gives the phone a uniquely luxurious look. It'll be available in black, red and a gorgeous translucent blue, which gives you a glimpse at the phone's internals. As you've probably gathered from the name, the company is also going big with this phone. The U12+ features a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2,880 by 1,440 pixels) Super LCD 6 screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and HDR 10 support, just like the U11+. You won't find any notch on this display, though -- there's still a large bezel at the top and bottom. HTC managed to shave down the already minimal side bezels by 1mm, and the phone is also 1.9mm shorter than the U11+. Devindra Hardawar/Engadget And if you were wondering, there won't be a smaller U12 this year. That's a bit disappointing for anyone with smaller hands, but it makes sense for HTC to focus on a single flagship -- especially after the confusing array of U11 models we saw over the last year. Look a bit closer at the U12+ and you'll notice some subtle differences from the last model. There are two cameras on the back (which we haven't seen from HTC since the One M8) surrounded by a pill-shaped enclosure. One is a 12 megapixel wide-angle shooter featuring HTC's UltraPixel 4 technology, and the other is a 16MP telephoto. As with other dual-camera phones, they'll let you optically zoom up to 2x and get more bokeh (the gorgeous background blurring in portraits) from your photos. HTC also brought [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Apple's new chip for the next-gen iPhones is smaller than its predecessors -- it's also already in production, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Cupertino's manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has reportedly started mass producing the 7-nanometer chip that was created to be faster and more efficient than the 10-nanometer design (used for the iPhone 8 and X) it's replacing. It will enable faster app loading times and longer battery life, which are qualities that can convince buyers to get an iPhone instead of a Galaxy S or any other device from its competitors. Considering the slowdown in the global smartphone industry's growth, phonemakers need to conjure up ways to persuade people to buy a new device. While Apple could be the first phone manufacturer to use the new processor, it can't rely on the chip alone, not when Samsung also intends to use its own 7-nanometer design with its upcoming Galaxy devices. AMD, Qualcomm and other tech titans are also working on 7-nanometer chip technologies of their own. Bloomberg says Apple plans to use the new chip, which could be officially called the A12, to power a trio of iPhones (maybe more) slated for launch this fall. One of them is a larger version of the iPhone X, while the other is an update to the current version of Apple's bezel-less device. The third one will apparently be a more affordable model of the X with its features, but with a cheaper LCD screen. Source: Bloomberg [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Once Nintendo's online service for the Switch launches this fall its cloud saves will make it easier to swap between systems, and now there's even more reason to nab a second one -- at least in Japan. The company just announced a "Switch Second Unit Set" there that ships without the TV/charging dock, Joy-con grip, power cord and HDMI cable usually included. As a result, it's 5,000 yen cheaper (about $45) than the standard set. A good USB-C Power Delivery charger will just about wipe out the savings, so it's really only an option if you're actually looking to add a second Switch. Also, Nintendo Japan announced neon green and neon pink as custom Joy-con color options, giving owners up to 1,372 possible combinations. There's no word on whether or not the Second Unit bundle will go on sale outside of Japan, but if Nintendo wants everyone in the house to have a Switch of their own, it could make sense. [トピックス]自分用のNintendo Switchはいかが? マイニンテンドーストアに『Nintendo Switch 2台目用セット』が登場! https://t.co/pKGjOJ58Fo — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) May 23, 2018 Via: Game Watch Source: Nintendo Japan [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Google still gives its own products an unlawful advantage in search results -- that's what Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman said on CBS' 60 Minutes. That's also the crowdsourced reviews website's reason for filing another another complaint with the European Union's antitrust authorities, asking them to launch new charges against the tech giant. According to the documents The Financial Times saw, Yelp argued that Google tends to put Local Search links at the top of the results page while placing Yelp's, TripAdvisor's and similar services' links much further down. "If I were starting out today," Stoppelman said, "I would have no shot of building Yelp. That opportunity has been closed off by Google and their approach." Yelp first filed a similar complaint against Google back in 2014, but it didn't lead to a formal charge. EU antitrust authorities imposed a $2.9 billion fine on the tech giant in 2017, but that probe focused on accusations that Google put results from its own comparison shopping service higher than its rivals'. Yelp is asking EU antitrust watchdogs to move quickly in order to remedy the situation, saying that Google is harming both consumers and competitors by giving priority to its own products. As a response to its accusations, a Google spokesperson said in a statement: "Our responsibility is to deliver the best results possible to our users, not specific placements for sites within our results. We understand that those sites whose ranking falls will be unhappy and may complain publicly." The reviews website disagreed -- it said Google does the opposite of that -- and even produced a video explaining its stance: Source: Financial Times, Reuters, Yelp [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices, but tonight a Washington Post report reveals that number is incorrect. According to the Post, the accurate number is between 1,000 and 2,000, with a recent internal estimate putting at about 1,200 devices, and in a statement, the FBI responded: "The FBI's initial assessment is that programming errors resulted in significant over-counting of mobile devices reported." The official excuse is that errors caused by multiple databases resulted in devices being counted more than once, but the issue has been an FBI and DOJ pursuit of backdoor access to locked phones. Then-director James Comey cited the inflated figure during a debate over the San Bernardino shooters' locked iPhone, and it has come up again in relation to similar incidents. Without being provided any backdoor by Apple, law enforcement gained access to that device anyway, and as we've recently learned, there are tools it can use for newer phones. The government has repeatedly referred to "Going Dark" as a major problem it faces in investigations, suggesting tech companies are enabling criminals by strengthening privacy protections that they can't get around. But privacy advocates have long thought the agency was pumping up its numbers, and now it's case has taken a significant hit. Source: Washington Post [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Who said EV chargers had to be plain and utilitarian? Not BMW. Its Designworks team has been tapped to create ultra-fast 350kW chargers for Ionity's Europe-wide network, and you might actually enjoy using them. They're designed to be "inviting" with a bright, simple look that revolves around a giant, easy-to-use touchscreen and a signature halo of light. We wouldn't quite call them fashionable, but they won't be off-putting boxes, either. Of course, the real allure is having access to high-speed chargers in the first place. Ionity (which includes BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW) hopes to have 400 of these stations up and running in Europe by the end of 2020, creating a network that should top up next-generation EVs at a record pace. The 350kW output is more than twice that of Tesla's 145kW Superchargers and should dramatically reduce top-up times with compatible cars (Porsche's Mission E will add 250 miles of range in 20 minutes). BMW's design mainly promises to make this technology friendlier to drivers, many of whom are likely to be first-time EV owners. Via: CNET Source: BMW [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time updates on replies, likes and retweets as well as a newer Tweet compose window. They're not the largest changes, but they'll make a big difference if you can't (or don't want to) use the "full" native apps on mobile devices. And they may be important in the long run. Twitter has been phasing out apps like its standard Mac client, and its plan to transition to new developer tools could hinder the functionality of some third-party apps and steer users elsewhere. If you're not fond of Twitter's regular apps, the web version may be your best bet until you find a suitable alternative -- you might as well get modern bells and whistles while you're at it. We are rolling out the following features to https://t.co/AIUgyCj4rs, Twitter Lite, and Twitter for Windows to provide more consistency across platforms. See what's new. 👇 ✔️ night mode ✔️ real time updates on reply, Retweet, and like counts ✔️ updated Tweet compose box — Twitter (@Twitter) May 22, 2018 Source: Twitter [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Autonomous vehicles really don't know how to switch lanes as well as people do. They tend to rely on either relatively static data models that are difficult to study in the thick of traffic, or are basic enough that the car might only change lanes when it's absolutely necessary -- that is, hardly at all. MIT's CSAIL has a better way. The school has developed an algorithm that changes lanes more like humans do while respecting road safety. The new technique is a modification of a familiar concept of "buffer zones" that determine where other cars are going and how likely the driverless vehicle is to avoid a collision. Earlier systems calculated those zones in advance to save time, but MIT uses a "mathematically efficient" approach that creates new zones on the spot if performance falls well below that of a human driver. The process is skewed by speed and can even be customized based on the level of aggression, although there's always a "safety guarantee" that should spare you from having to swerve. This is just an algorithm and may not reach the road for a long while. Toyota is backing the project alongside the Office of Naval Research, though, suggesting that it's just a matter of time before this enters real-world service. And it might be more important than it seems at first. If self-driving cars are going to coexist with humans, they'll need to blend in with human traffic patterns -- and that means changing lanes more often, even if it's just to get around slow drivers. Source: MIT [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
You'll soon have a few easy ways to watch the 2018 World Cup en español. NBC's Telemundo Deportes has unveiled plans to stream live World Cup games in Spanish through the NBC Sports app (on mobile and living room devices) in addition to the apps from Telemundo itself and local stations. You'll also see Telemund's content available through a link on the NBC Sports website. We've asked if you'll need a TV sign-in to watch matches online. The expansion is important given that Telemundo is the sole home of Spanish-language viewing for this year's soccer extravaganza. You won't have to switch apps (if you have the option at all) just to follow Mexico, Spain and other teams in your language of choice. Source: NBC Sports Group [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Here we go again. In August of last year, developer Mike Bithell, responsible for popular games Thomas Was Alone and Volume, did something rather unique. He released a small, $5 narrative game called Subsurface Circular -- first on PC and Mac and then on iPad. It was apparently successful, as Bithell just announced its sequel: Quarantine Circular, which has similar mechanics but a entirely new cast and story. Quarantine Circular. A narrative short game we made about talking to an alien on a boat. Out now. If you liked Subsurface Circular, this might be worth a look. https://t.co/4rmLEYTshF pic.twitter.com/DMHm5tVbCU — Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) May 22, 2018 Bithell announced the new title five minutes before it went on sale for $4.79 on Steam, which fits with his previous Circular effort. The regular price will be $5.99. He tweeted this title is about "talking to an alien on a boat," which may be typical understatement: Subsurface Circular was surprisingly deep for such a short game. "A group of scientists interrogate an alien discovered at the heart of a global pandemic," the game's description reads. "Work with your team, make decisions and uncover the alien's true intentions." The title is a self-contained storyline, so you won't have to have played the first one to get the full experience. Via: Alexander Sliwinski Source: Mike Bithell / Twitter [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

And you can see its insides, too. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Picobrew Pico Model C gets a lot of things right, but it's not a great fit for most. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The second-generation of JBL's tiny, entry-level Bluetooth speaker, gets full waterproofing along with a better design and sound. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Why Porsche's range-topping 718 GTS models are also the best value. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Bigger screen, better graphics and a barely there bezel make for a big upgrade. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The company's newest external Thunderbolt 3 GPU box isn't as sleek as the Core v2 and lacks some of the frills, but it's a lot cheaper and holds more graphics cards. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
A sweet reminder of the standard 911's inherent brilliance. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The company's new E Ink touchscreen notepad now comes in a smaller size with a lower price tag. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Showcasing a new hybrid chip developed by Intel and AMD, the 15.6-inch convertible has power for content creation and gaming in a superslim body. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Big display, some AI, coming soon. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018, Continue reading at the source

By using a VPN to connect to the Internet, you can bypass bandwidth throttling and truly take advantage of your data plan.-- Delivered by Feed43 service [...]
Tue, Sep 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The key to success with this is to have a prepared answer that to some extent answers the question, as well as a planned conversation pivot.-- Delivered by Feed43 service [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017, Continue reading at the source
By using a VPN to connect to the Internet, you can better protect all of your devices on hotel Wi-Fi and throughout the course of your trip.-- Delivered by Feed43 service [...]
Tue, Jul 11, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Having your credentials or data stolen on a public Wi-Fi connection is a very real possibility unless you take the necessary precautions.-- Delivered by Feed43 service [...]
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Groups call for Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tech to police departments after documents reveal the practice. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The Los Angeles Police Department is using "predictive policing" to prevent crime, but this innovative approach has its problems. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Just days before GDPR goes into effect, the Facebook CEO left European regulators wanting for answers about data protection, hate speech, bullying, and partisan bias. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Ole Witt's flash photographs make bureaucracy all too real—particularly India's, dubbed one of the worst in Asia. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Thanks to some innovations at Bell Labs, you'll soon be able to express your heart through your sleeve. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
It's time to catch up on the classics. Here's where to start. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Human eyes are sort of dumb—but you can trick them into being smart. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
As long as you've got the exact right number of urinals. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
At best, thermometer-wielding guards waste resources; at worst they slow aid and supplies. So why do we still build checkpoints? [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source

While other phone makers are busy ... [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018, Continue reading at the source
For a moment, Mark Zuckerberg's appearance before members of the European Parliament looked like it was going to be a very bad day for the Facebook CEO. Then he started answering questions, a flood of pablum spewed from his mouth, and everyone got angry.... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Last Friday, the New York City Police Department ... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Across the country, law enforcement agencies are teaming up with data firms to bring facial recognition to public spaces, including ... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
We see a lot of deals around the web over on ... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Neuralink, Elon Musk's secretive startup dedicated to the development of brain-computer interfaces that could make it possible for people to communicate with computers using only their thoughts, is funding primate research at a California university, according to public records obtained by Gizmodo.... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
You'd be surprised at how many times someone has asked whether the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could collide mundane things, like a sandwich. The answer is, not quite... but almost! It's sort of a long story, and the explanation might surprise you.... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source
To the victor go the spoils, or in some cases, the bodies of a vanquished enemy, as the discovery of remnants from an Iron Age battle in Denmark demonstrates.... [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018, Continue reading at the source