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Nervana open-sources its deep-learning software, says it outperforms Facebook, Nvidia tools

Nervana Systems, one of a handful startups focusing on a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, today is announcing that it has released its Neon deep learning software under an Apache open-source license, allowing anyone to try it out for free.<p>The startup is pointing to benchmarks a …

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.<p>The …

Terrorism

7 Signs You Will Fail as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Many decide to begin a startup only to find it was more than they bargained for, they had the wrong motivation, or perhaps their skill set wasn't appropriate. Sadly, these people waste time and resources not only of their own, but of the people who …

Entrepreneurship

This Box Can Figure Out Your 4-Digit iPhone Passcode

Luckily, there's an easy way to make your device more secure<p>If you needed any more incentive to beef up your iPhone's password, here's one: security researchers at MDSec have tracked down a device called an "IP Box" that can brute force the phone's 4-digit security code and gain access to its …

Information Systems

Introducing USB Armory, a Flash Drive Sized Computer

[Andrea] tipped us about USB armory, a tiny embedded platform meant for security projects. It is based on the 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Freescale i.MX53 …

Twittering Laser Tripwire With Webcam Capture

Introduction: Twittering Laser Tripwire With Webcam Capture<p>This instructable will show you how to construct a laser tripwire that can twitter and …

iFixit explains how Apple's new MacBook haptic trackpad works

Apple's new range of MacBooks have something particularly new inside them: the Force Touch trackpad. No longer hinged like previous Apple laptops, the new touchpad houses a "Haptic Engine", outputting tactile feedback that will let you "feel" what's happening on-screen. iFixit's taken a closer look …

Think the Raspberry Pi is underpowered? Here’s 10 projects that prove you wrong

At this point the Raspberry Pi is a modern legend. This series of tiny, low-powered computers provides an inexpensive and relatively easy base for …

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

Arduino

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac using iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor

A new app called FingerKey allows Mac users to unlock their computer using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>That means you’ll be able to login to your Mac using your iPhone’s fingerprint sensor rather than typing in a password each time. The app takes advantage of …

Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur, Read This | Inc.com

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all reasons are valid enough to pursue a business.<p>For instance, getting fed up of being answerable to someone all the time isn't the right reason to start …

Entrepreneurship

The future is disappearing: How humanity is falling short of its grand technological promise

<b>(Dreamworks)</b><p>Are you waiting for a world in which technology finally makes good on its promise? Don’t hold your breath<p>Christian Cantrell<p>October 26, 2014 7:30pm (UTC)<p>What I find most interesting about typical visions of the future isn’t all the fanciful and borderline magical technology that hasn’t …