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Tencent chairman pledges to advance China chip industry after ZTE 'wake-up' call: reports

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings chairman pledged to advance China's semiconductor industry, saying the blow to ZTE Corp from Washington's ban on U.S. firms supplying telecommunications company was a "wake-up" call, local media reported.<p>China's No.2 telecom equipment maker ZTE was banned in …

China

The 10 companies that pay AI engineers the most

US companies have invested $1.35 billion in AI talent, according to new data from Paysa. Here's where AI professionals can make the most money.<p>US …

Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

Stuxnet-style code signing is more widespread than anyone thought

Forgeries undermine the trust millions of people place in digital certificates.<p>One of the breakthroughs of the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

GPS Hack

There are many reasons that one like to spoof their device’s location,such as:<p>1. Getting around location specific content and restrictions.<br>2. …

Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now? Old star offers sneak preview of the future

What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio …

Universe

Microsoft, Cray claim deep learning breakthrough on supercomputers

Project could allow larger and more complex deep learning workloads on supercomputers.<p>A team of researchers from Microsoft, Cray, and the Swiss …

Machine Learning

The earth's rotation is slowing - and days will eventually be 25 hours long

Many jokes are made about creating just one more hour in the day, but that will eventually become a reality. After a review of celestial data …

Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science

Businesses today are constantly generating enormous amounts of data, but that doesn’t always translate to actionable information. Over the past several years, my research group at MIT and I have sought answers to a fundamental question: What would it take for businesses to realize the full …

Machine Learning

A machine-learning system that trains itself by surfing the web

MIT researchers have designed a new machine-learning system that can learn <i>by itself</i> to extract text information for statistical analysis when …

Here's How You Figure Out That New DSLR

A step-by-step interactive guide.<p>Digital single-lens reflex cameras, better known as DSLRs, take pictures better than any smartphone. But picture quality is not why phone cameras took over the world. For one thing, we carry them everywhere anyway, and for another, they're simple. Point, shoot, and …

Biometric Technology Is Not A Cure-All For Password Woes

No single authentication token is infallible. The only real solution is multifactor authentication.

NASA’s Power Supply Mistake on the ISS Was Totally Avoidable

The International Space Station is currently home to six intrepid astronauts, one Robonaut, and four 14,000-pound payload-holders called ExPRESS …

6 Resources to Learn Algorithms and Data Structures

Fundamentals are very important, they are the building blocks of anything. No matter what you want to learn, you cannot just simply jump half way in …

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.<p>In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on …

Bluetooth 5: What you need to know about the new wireless technology

An update to the decades-old technology Bluetooth was officially adopted this week, offering wireless connections with faster pairing and a longer range.<p>Bluetooth 5, which has been accepted as the official standard for the connection technology by the industry body Bluetooth SIG, is expected to …

Gear & Gadgets

Drowning in Information: NSA Revelations From 262 Spy Documents

By the first half of 2004, the National Security Agency was drowning in information. It had amassed 85 billion phone and online call records and cut …

How to make a spaceship and get 'off planet' with renegades and college-dropouts

If you think private spaceflight is becoming a reality in the digital age, this is a story for you. It started when most of us were totally analog, …

Space Travel

New World Hackers group revealed as college students: sources

One of the cyberattackers who helped down major websites is just a teenager.<p>How many hackers does it take to bring down one of the world's largest …

How Simple Hydrogen Could Solve Renewable Energy's Biggest Problem

A promising technology that injects hydrogen into existing gas pipelines could be the key to stabilizing renewable energy generation.<p>One of the biggest problems with renewable energy is the way supply and demand can fluctuate wildly. If the wind stops blowing or the sun goes down, renewable energy …

Chipmakers Are Racing To Build Hardware For Artificial Intelligence

Intel, Nvidia, and a host of startups are rolling out new chips to make machine learning faster and more powerful.<p>In recent years, advanced machine learning techniques have enabled computers to recognize objects in images, understand commands from spoken sentences, and translate written …

Machine Learning

Why electric cars are only as clean as their power supply

Experts argue whether electric cars are worse for the environment than gas guzzlers once the manufacturing process and batteries are taken into account<p>Jorge Cruz has just finished his overnight shift stacking shelves at Whole Foods in Los Altos, California, and is waiting at the bus stop outside. …

Silicon Valley

20 JavaScript tools to blow your mind

JavaScript started its life as a browser-based language used for adding interactivity to web pages, but it has evolved tremendously over the past few …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Affinity Photo image editing app is now out for Windows

If you're looking for a much affordable alternative to Photoshop for Windows, you may want to check out this indie-made image editor. Affinity Photo, the same program that won Mac App of the Year in 2015, is now officially available for Microsoft's OS. Its developers released a beta version for the …

This Propulsion Expert Says There's a Good Chance NASA's EM Drive Results Are Flawed

The plot thickens.<p>It’s one of the most intriguing stories of the year: NASA’s version of the 'impossible' EM Drive appears to produce thrust, …

Physics

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning