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Nutella celebrates World Password Day with the worst security advice ever

It’s World Password Day today, which means you should probably think about how you’ve secured your online accounts, and how you can ensure that they’re not easily hacked. Following Nutella’s advice on the matter would probably be the worst thing you can do, though.<p>I love Nutella as much as the next …

Information Systems

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Cybersecurity

Amazon Go and the Future

Amazon Go is the story of technology, and so is this tweet:<p>Yesterday the Amazon Go concept store in Seattle opened to the public, filled with …

eCommerce

Google quietly bought a UK startup that turns your screen into a speaker

The Cambridge-based Redux also used vibrations to simulate touchable buttons on 2D displays<p>Google has quietly bought a UK startup named Redux that uses vibrations to turn phone and tablet displays into speakers, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. It’s not clear when the purchase was made, or for how much the …

The Other Tech Bubble

<b>In September,</b> I met with a prominent entrepreneur looking for positive press on his new project. Meetings like these are a common, usually formulaic, …

BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you're not, you can motivate yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news …

Inside the world’s biggest and most important AI conference

Look into the sea of computer scientists shaping the future of artificial intelligence and the first thing you’ll notice is all the backpacks. Expensive and branded, the backpacks mark the mostly male 20-and-30-somethings as members of the tribes of Google, Nvidia, Facebook, and Microsoft.<p>These …

Artificial Intelligence

$18 billion in 13 hours: World's biggest shopping day sets new record

The biggest shopping day on the planet raked in an eye-popping $25.4 billion.<p>Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA) said Saturday that sales soared past $18 billion after just 13 hours of the retail blitz known as Singles Day, eclipsing the $17.8 billion it managed in the full 24 hours last …

eCommerce

China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.<p>The station appears to be designed with driver and vehicle related matters in mind, making it more …

Are You Human? AI Tricks CAPTCHA Into Thinking It's Human

Artificial intelligence inspired by the human brain has achieved a “hallmark of human intelligence” by cracking CAPTCHA tests designed to protect …

Robot becomes first in the world to be given citizenship

<b>Saudi Arabia has made history by becoming the first country to grant citizenship to a robot.</b><p>The humanoid robot, Sophia, told the audience at a …

New Ransomware Attack Spreading Across Russian Media, Key Ukrainian Transportation Sites

The Interfax news agency and the subway system in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, are among the targets.<p>A ransomware attack is spreading across Russia and Ukraine, crippling multiple news agencies and transportation systems.<p>The ransomware, dubbed "Bad Rabbit" by its creators, appears to function like a …

Game of Thrones

Huawei sold over 100 million phones in the first three quarters of 2017

Huawei is on a roll. The Chinese Android phone manufacturer shipped more than 100 million devices through just the first three quarters of this year. In fact, it even passed Apple as the number two device manufacturer in the world in June and July. Although those are historically slow months for …

FBI chief says inability to access data on encrypted mobile devices is a ‘huge, huge problem’

The FBI has been unable to access data from “more than half” of the devices it has tried to unlock over the past year, according to a new report from The Associated Press. FBI director Christopher Wray made the comment while speaking at a conference over the weekend, acknowledging that there needs …

Privacy

Microsoft drops lawsuit after DOJ limits use of gag orders when accessing customer data

Microsoft said it will drop its lawsuit against the Department of Justice over gag orders that prevent companies from telling customers when their personal data has been accessed by investigators. Its decision came after the DOJ issued a new binding policy that requires prosecutors to give more …

Trump Is Making Canada Great Again

While America closes its borders, its northern neighbor is poaching some of the best tech talent in the world.<p>It’s no secret that the United States has long dominated cutting-edge technologies, from personal computers and biotech to smartphones and social media. One big reason: America’s track …

Students

Inside Waymo's Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars

An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project<p>In a corner of Alphabet’s campus, there is a team working on a piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars. No journalist has ever seen it in action until now. They call it Carcraft, after …

Intel's eighth-gen CPUs will be more powerful than we thought

Earlier this year, we didn't expect much from Intel's eighth-generation Core processors. But at Computex in May, the company surprised us all by revealing they'll be 30 percent faster than last year's chips. That alone would have been notable, but now Intel is making an even bolder claim: They're …

The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

Programming language keeps getting fatter amid awkward version 3 split<b>Analysis</b> The PyBay 2017 conference, held in San Francisco over the weekend, …

Python Programming

In China, Facebook Tests the Waters With a Stealth App

SHANGHAI — Facebook and many of its apps have been blocked in China for years. To change that, Mark Zuckerberg has made a big point of meeting with Chinese politicians, reading stodgy Communist Party propaganda, studying Mandarin and — perhaps more daunting — speaking it in public.<p>Now the social …

China

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

Depression

‘Forgive Me’: Manchester Bomber’s Tangled Path of Conflict and Rebellion

MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi was wearing a red vest, his suicide bomb hidden in a small backpack, when he phoned his younger brother in Libya and asked him to put his mother on the line. It was about 10:20 p.m. on Monday, and the call was short.<p>“How are you doing, Mom? Please forgive me for …

Islam

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

Artificial Intelligence

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …

Artificial Intelligence

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

TensorFlow, an open source software library for machine learning: The smart person's guide

TensorFlow is an open source software library developed by Google for numerical computation with data flow graphs. This TensorFlow guide covers why …

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

TNW recently ran a report about Lyrebird, an AI company that synthesizes speech in anyone’s voice with a one-minute recording. The samples published on the company’s website are rather rudimentary.<p>Google’s Wavenet provides a similar functionality. It requires a much bigger data set, but it sounds …