Duncan Gitonga

11 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | @DuncanGiton2016 | Keep up with Duncan Gitonga on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Duncan Gitonga”

Another Earth might exist right next door — and this tiny telescope may be the first to see it

The first telescope to photograph a "pale blue dot" of another Earth in a distant solar system may not be funded by NASA, the European Space Agency, or some other government agency.<p>It might come from Kickstarter.<p>Dubbed Project Blue, the effort isn't run by hucksters out to peddle unrealistic …

We Don’t Always Know What AI Is Thinking—And That Can Be Scary

IBM’s artificial intelligence chief calls for building a window into the inner workings of algorithms so we understand what AI is up to.<p>“Algorithm” might be one of the most popular terms that almost no one understands. How could they? Not many people have PhDs in data science, and even those …

Experts Say Internet 'Mega' Attacks Are on the Rise

The phenomenon of hackers knocking websites offline with massive floods of Internet traffic is nothing new. But the pattern of these so-called DDoS …

Meet Aila, the German Robot Controlled From Russia With an Exoskeleton

When someone in the exoskeleton moves their hand in Russia, the robot moves its hand in Germany.<p>Meet AILA, a robot designed by the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence or DFKI. DFKI is kind of like a European DARPA more focused on building robots for exploration and human assistance …

You’re Encrypting — Tails is your OS

You’re Encrypting — Tails is your OS<p>Not long ago, I posted about encryption and privacy on the web using the Tor browser. Many Tor users also run the</b> …

Scientists Think This is Where Your Consciousness Lives

Harvard researchers believe they’ve discovered the physical seat of human awareness. Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human …

How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android smartphone

How to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android smartphone or tablet<p>If you are Linux lover, you may have already heard about Ubuntu Touch. For the …

Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal: source | Reuters

WASHINGTON/MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.<p>U.S. …

Angela Merkel’s desire to make search-engine algorithms transparent is laudable, but controlling the power of Google et al will be more complex than that<p>On 25 October, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, wandered into unfamiliar territory – at least for a major politician. Addressing a media …

Angela Merkel