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4 Mind-Blowing Ways Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence

After writing several articles intended to act as basic introductions to Artificial Intelligence such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, I thought it would be good to look at some examples of how they are being used in practice.<p>Facebook builds its business by learning about its users and …

Machine Learning

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge.<p>Poverty isn't just inadequate …

Michael Kors Access smartwatches' value is face deep

Not gonna lie. I'm a giant smartwatch nerd, and an even bigger Michael Kors fan. So when I received the invitation to review the company's new Android Wear timepieces, I was stoked. The Michael Kors Access range falls in line with partner company Fossil Group's mission to smarten up its range of …

4 areas where IT pros should grow their skills

We are in the midst of an era of major technological change. New technologies – and the end user habits they impact – consistently generate new …

Financial Services

Log in with your wrist: Windows Hello to support wearables

Bill Gates famously said that making Windows users type Ctrl+Alt+Delete to log in was "a mistake".<p>Now, if Microsoft gets its way, typing could be phased out for good with the company unveiling a new way of logging in from your wrist.<p>Microsoft used its keynote presentation at Computex in Taiwan to …

Software

Leaked benchmarks suggest Google is trying to reinvent the tablet

Last month a massive, 13.8-inch tablet from the search giant showed up in GFXBench's database.<p>The benchmarker has been a reliable source of device leaks in recent years. In 2015, the Nexus 6P and LGG4 showed up in its database weeks before they were formally unveiled.<p>According to GFXBench, the …

This devastating type of malware has basically ignored Mac users. Until now.

Apple has a reputation for building more secure operating systems than its rivals. But it looks like the company's products aren't totally immune to a devastating type of digital attack that basically takes computers hostage.<p>Over the weekend, researchers at Palo Alto Networks said that <b></b>they had …

iPhone, iPad Updates: What To Expect At Apple's March 21 Event

Apple is expected to unveil its latest updates to the iPhone, iPad, and its Apple Watch bands at an event to be held March 21. But despite Apple's …

Google's self-driving car got in the first accident that was truly its fault, but it was going only 2 miles an hour

While Google's self-driving cars have been in various fender benders over the years, the accidents have until now always been the fault of other drivers or of the human drivers who occasionally take control of the Google cars, according to the company's previous self-driving car reports.<p>But in this …

10 things the new Samsung Galaxy S7 can do that the iPhone can't

We had some hands-on time with the Galaxy S7 phones at a press event in New York City before the show, and we were impressed with their features and functions, many of which you won't find on iPhones.<p>Here's a breakdown of what the Galaxy S7 can do that the iPhone can't:

Phones

Why you should never pay hackers if they take over your computer

Ransomware, which is a form of malware, works by either holding your entire computer hostage or by blocking access to all of your files by encrypting them.<p>Once infected, a person generally receives a message stating that he or she must pay a certain amount of money, usually $500 or more, to get the …

The best in-ear headphones for every budget

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Master & Dynamic In-ear headphones are for the social listener. They're lighter, smaller, and altogether more portable than their over- …

6 special Valentine's Day customs from around the world

The origins of Saint Valentine and Valentine's Day are a bit murky, but we know it started in the ancient Roman days. Since then, cultures all over …

Google is trying to make smartphones that can solve problems on their own

He called it "transformative," and said that Google was "rethinking everything we're doing" in the context of machine learning.<p>A subset of artificial intelligence, machine learning is an approach in which "neural network" computers use algorithms to sort through large sets of data, discovering …

Contactless cards now used for one in seven sales

Visa says new payment method is growing in popularity with retailers and customers<p>British shoppers are warming to contactless payments, with the use of “wave and pay” cards more than trebling in the past year alone as more retailers offer the technology to their customers.<p>Visa Europe said …

The Best Productivity App Is Already On Your Phone. You Just Don't Know It Yet.

Let us explain.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>There are a zillion productivity apps out there -- things that help you organize your day, email more efficiently, remember your …

Kickstarter project of the week: dokiWatch smartwatch for kids

The CES craze had us going nuts with content, so it was a bit hard to bring you our ‘Kickstarter project of the week” articles for a while, but we are back in the game and today we are showing off a funding campaign for a product we know plenty of parents and kiddos will love.<p>Today we are talking …

Six wearables that stood out at CES 2016 | The Star

Wearable technology was once again a major trend at the Consumer Electronics Show held earlier this month in Las Vegas.<p>Here are six gadgets that …

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8.1 won't be updated for future processors, starting with Intel's Skylake platform<p>Soon, when you buy a new PC, it won't support Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced a change to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new …

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Silicon Valley giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft attack Snoopers' Charter

Alliance of companies including Twitter and Yahoo warn about proposed legislation that could weaken encryption and create requirements on gathering users' data<p>The world's biggest technology companies have rounded on the Government's so-called snoopers' charter, claiming that the new laws threaten …