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Nearly 40 Million People Might Not Be Able To Safely Browse The Web On Jan. 1

“We didn’t want to be hyperbolic. We wanted to be realistic. For the developing world, on average, 4 to 5% of visitors will simply be cut off.”<p>SAN FRANCISCO — On the morning of Jan. 1, 2016, anyone with a cell phone more than five years old will be unable to access the encrypted web — which …

Facebook native videos perform up to 4X better than all other video formats

There has been a lot of talk about Facebook and its video capabilities of late. While Facebook is certainly going to be the next big digital video provider, a recent study by John Koetsier found that Google’s YouTube is actually still 11 times bigger than Facebook in terms of video viewing.<p>But …

MIT's new deep learning tool aims to predicts the memorability of your photos

MIT computer scientists have developed a new algorithm that helps determine which parts of your photos are most memorable. The program, called MemNet, uses artificial intelligence to build a heat map which determines the most visually interesting pieces of your photo.<p>Deep learning algorithms like …

Can the $7,000 Stromer ST2 E-Bike Replace Your Car? We Spent 30 Days Riding One to Find Out.

Earlier this fall, I performed an of-the-moment transportation experiment. Several days every week for a month, I ditched my beloved hauler of a minivan for an electric bike. Aside from an e-bike’s tailpipe-less upsides, I wanted to find out if such a device could satisfyingly replace both van and …

Ride Along At The 'Ring In The SCG003...Virtually: Video

Assetto Corsa videos pop up all over YouTube, and we can't help but be mesmerized by the wonderful graphics. The tracks are precise, the cars are …

Sports Cars

2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV Has Largest Battery pack in its Class

Hyundai has unveiled the new 2016 Sonata plug-in hybrid vehicle. The plug-in version of the Sonata hybrid is able to drive 27-miles on a full charge …

Electric Vehicles

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Learning

Yep, that Microsoft emotion-detecting AI is super good at its job

Another day, another Microsoft facial recognition tool that funnels the internet’s amusement straight into Bing’s search algorithm.<p>Just kidding! Microsoft said it doesn’t keep your photos, but they’re likely being used to help improve the AI. Today’s tool, Project Oxford, lets you upload a picture …

Google reportedly planning a ‘watershed’ quantum computing announcement for December 8

According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement scheduled for early next month. This comes as D-WAVE, which notably also …

Report: Facebook could automatically alert parents who publicly share photos of their children

More than 2 billion photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day and chances are, more than a few of them feature your friends, children and other family members.<p>If you post statuses and other content publicly on the platform, a new report from the Evening Standard says that Facebook plans to …

Play Books updated to improve comic reading experience

Google is updating Play Books to provide a better experience for reading comic books. Citing how the smaller screen of a phone makes it harder to follow along in detail heavy pages, there’s a new landscape mode to vertically swipe through panes. Just turn your phone sideways to access the new …

Microsoft open-sources DMTK, a distributed machine learning library

Microsoft today announced the release of a new open-source machine learning toolkit that goes by the name DMTK. The toolkit contains a framework for training models on multiple servers, a topic modeling algorithm, and a word-embedding algorithm for natural language processing. It’s all out on …

Why your next new car may smell -- on purpose

The last thing you want to hear when a passenger gets into your car is, "What smells?" However, a new cabin perfume system from General Motors' European brand Opel could turn that statement of disgust into one with positive connotations. And we'd bet dollars to donuts that this will appear in a …

General Motors

Google is giving away a big part of its machine learning software

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Machine Learning

Microsoft’s latest facial recognition project rates your moustache

Microsoft’s new facial recognition tool is out to judge your facial hair. The machine learning-based project comes just in time for Movember.<p>The website, called MyMoustache.net, is designed to guess a person’s beard length. Facial hair is reviewed and rated as either “nostache,” “getting there,” or …

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking non-members

Judge threatens social network with fines of €250,000 a day over ‘datr’ cookie, which records visits to many websites whether or not user has Facebook account<p>A Belgian court on Monday gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking internet users who do not have accounts with the social network or risk …

Privacy

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

Living Rooms

Adblock extension sells to mystery buyer

Adblock, a popular extension for blocking advertising in Chrome and Safari with more than 40 million users, was quietly sold today.<p>The extension displayed a popup on October 1 saying that it is now allowing EyeO’s acceptable advertising — which allows advertisers to buy their way onto the whitelist …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation