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Surprise! Hundreds of ICOs are probably scams

We already knew that the marketplace for initial coin offerings is a magnet for bad actors. Now we have some data to help quantify the problem, …

Cryptocurrency

Nothing Is Free (Unless You Sign Up)

This capitalism is so refined that it consists of giving people free stuff in exchange for their willingness to take it.<p><i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>We talked last month about the weirdly common Silicon Valley business model of “rapidly growing a business by selling its products …

Universal Basic Income

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

Sources: Nvidia GTX 1180 Founders Edition Drops In July

With the Pascal architecture hitting its two year birthday, we’ve known that Nvidia dropping their next-generation of gaming graphics cards was inevitable. Production of GDDR6 memory was one of many signs, but I’ve held off reporting on <i>specific</i> GTX 1180 product rumors because they haven’t been …

Supercomputers

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Why Developers Should NOT Use MacBook Pro

About ten years ago there was an article claiming that “Every Developer should have a MacBook Pro”, which listed a bunch of reasons, for …

Linux

Satellite images reveal which countries cheat on their economic statistics

The temptation is great for government officials to manipulate economic statistics. Foremost among them is gross domestic product, the most commonly used measure of a country’s economy, which often serves as a proxy for a government’s financial stewardship. In a free society, groups like the civil …

Economics

Delhi Police to use Artificial Intelligence to manage traffic

The Delhi Police will soon be the first in the country to have its own Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS). The Ministry of Home Affairs …

Artificial Intelligence

You Can Now Major in Artificial Intelligence

At least two U.S. universities will offer computer-science degrees focusing on A.I. beginning in the fall of 2018.<p>It's a college major that sounds straight out of science fiction: Starting this fall, at least two U.S. schools are offering degrees focused on artificial intelligence.<p>Carnegie Mellon …

Artificial Intelligence

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

Artificial Intelligence

An Explanation of the Kalman Filter

In the past 3 months I've been trying to understand the Kalman Filter. I have tried to implement it, I have watched youtube tutorials, and read some …

Algorithms

SAOTA’s First Miami Project Is A Gorgeous Waterfront Residence

Pine Tree Miami is SAOTA’s first project completed in Miami. It’s a family residence set between the Indian Creek Canal and Pine Tree Drive in the …

Architecture

A facial recognition program used by British police yielded thousands of false positives

Welsh police have made 2000 positive IDs and 450 arrests with the technology<p>During last summer’s Champion’s League Final in Cardiff, Wales, South Wales Police began a facial recognition pilot program designed to check event-goers against a database of 500,000 images of persons of interest. Almost a …

Surveillance

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

Most Science Startups Fail. Here's Why:

We need to get a lot better at bridging that gap between discovery and commercialization<p>It seems like every day we see or hear about a breakthrough new discovery that will change everything. Some, like perovskites in solar cells and CRISPR are improvements on existing technologies. Others, like …

Innovation

How to successfully negotiate with the 3 types of AI vendors

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen nearly every tech giant — including Amazon, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, and Google — either announce their own AI initiative or acquire AI startups that fit their product development roadmap. These new tools aim to let companies automate parts of their …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI farm experiment

6f066e94-c704-4bbd-85a7-e638b871adce<p>The AI farm …

Artificial Intelligence

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch water droplets dance across a surface using electricity

Cool things happen when you control water with a computer.<p>Imagine drops of water sprinkled onto a pan’s Teflon surface. Those droplets will stay in place, or move around if you tilt the pan from side to side, thanks to gravity. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media …

Engineering

Warren Buffett explains one thing people still don't understand about bitcoin

When it comes to bitcoin, billionaire investor Warren Buffett wants to make one thing clear: Unlike buying stocks, bonds or real estate, buying …

Investing

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

Startups

Open-source Circuit Simulation

For simple circuits, it’s easy enough to grab a breadboard and start putting it together. Breadboards make it easy to check your circuit for mistakes …

Video Tutorials

The State of AI

Andrew Ng, Deeplearning.ai; Stanford University<p>November 7, 2017 | EmTech | 3904 Views<p>Andrew Ng shares what it takes to create an “AI-first …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning Open Source of the Month (v.Apr 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 Machine Learning Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects with new or major release …

Machine Learning

Apple discontinues its AirPort WiFi routers

The longstanding rumors of Apple exiting the WiFi router market were true: the company is officially discontinuing its AirPort and Time Capsule base stations. An Apple spokesperson told Engadget that the company would continue to provide hardware and software support (such as patching bugs and …

Wi-Fi

The idea that most successful startup founders are in their twenties is a myth — the average entrepreneur is much older

Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he started Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. Steve Jobs was 21 when he launched Apple Computer from his family's garage. David Karp was 20 when he started his microblogging site Tumblr.<p>The list of successful, youthful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is long, and it might …

Silicon Valley

Data Sheet—AI Expert Andrew Ng Wants to Improve Manufacturing

<i>This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box,</i> <i>sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Andrew …

Artificial Intelligence

With smart cities, your every step will be recorded

Modern cities are brimming with objects that receive, collect and transmit data. This includes mobile phones but also objects actually embedded into our cities, such as traffic lights and air pollution stations.<p>Even something as simple as a garbage bin can now be connected to the internet, meaning …

Smart Cities