Ben Kaminsky

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Google’s Cloud Vision API brings deeper understanding to apps, robots and drones

Google is at the forefront of machine learning, and has already brought some of its AI-powered technology to apps like Gmail and Search. It’s also keen to get its tools in to the hands of developers and recently made Tensorflow machine open source. As part of that focus on giving developers the …

Machine Learning

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Mark Zuckerberg pledged to give away 99% of his Facebook shares — worth $45 billion.</b> The CEO announced his decision in a letter to his newborn daughter, Max.<p><b>2. Microsoft has laid off 30 people working on Hololens in Israel.</b> Another 30 working on the augmented reality headset are being</b> …

Mac App Store

'Mein Kampf' to be republished in Germany 70 years after Hitler's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> There may be no taboo greater in Germany than to republish Adolf Hitler's manifesto, "Mein Kampf." But historians in Munich are about to break it.<p>The Institute for Contemporary History is reprinting the murderous dictator's book and will sell it in bookstores for 59 euros ($63) a copy, …

World History

SpaceX's third supply mission takes off for the ISS

<i>Update April 18th, 2014 3:30pm: The Falcon 9 has successfully launched, and the capsule is headed towards the ISS for a Sunday docking.</i><p>After weeks of delays, SpaceX is preparing to launch its third supply mission to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon …

Space Travel

Hear Palmer Luckey explain why Oculus VR joined Facebook

Last month's news that Facebook bought startup Oculus VR for $2 billion spurred many loud and often furious reactions from gamers and especially those who participated in the project's initial Kickstarter. If you're among those wondering what's next for Oculus and haven't been convinced by the …

Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually possible

Many already thought that the "Heartbleed" security flaw in OpenSSL could be used to steal SSL keys from a server, but now there's proof. This is important because if someone stole the private decryption key to servers used by any of the many web services that used OpenSSL, then they could spy on …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

Woman wins competition, clones her dog

A British woman passionately needs her 12-year-old dachshund, Winnie, to be copied. So she wins a competition and a Korean company clones Winnie for free.<p>If your lover left you and you still pined painfully, would you have them cloned?<p>This cheery view of the near future slaps my face as I consider …

'Heartbleed' Bug Coder: 'It was a simple programming error'

Apr.12.2014 / 12:07 AM ET<p>The coder responsible for the "Heartbleed" bug has expressed regret over the damage caused, but points out that the error itself was "quite trivial."<p>The German developer who introduced the bug in 2012, identified by the Sydney Morning Herald as Robin Seggelmann, explained …

Information Security

'Heartbleed' bug can't be simply blamed on coders

Human error is behind the latest threat to website security but giant corporations need to take their share of the blame<p>Were you a thriller writer seeking a name for an apocalyptic software security flaw that threatened the future of civilisation as we know it, then "Heartbleed" would be hard to …