Peter De Winter

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Russia and China are building highly autonomous killer robots

During a national-security forum on Monday, Work said that China and Russia are heavily investing in a roboticized army, according to a report from Defense One.<p>"We know that China is already investing heavily in robotics and autonomy and the Russian Chief of General Staff [Valery Vasilevich] …

Artificial Intelligence

Like your whisky straight, no color? Graphene turns aged spirit transparent

Looking for a geeky magic trick to show your friends? All you need is a supply of all-around wonder material graphene and some booze. A membrane made …

Stack Overflow reveals the most-disliked programming languages

When it comes to which languages developers like and dislike, Stack Overflow has some insight. Based on the languages developers tagged as those they …

Stack Overflow

A Hacker's Tool Kit

Cybercrime is growing ever more pervasive—and costly. According to researcher Cybersecurity Ventures, the annual cost of cybercrime globally will …

Designing a Deep Learning Project

There are numerous on-line and off-line technical resources about deep learning. Everyday people publish new papers and write new things. However, it …

Machine Learning

JavaScript Is Eating The World

Incase you haven't heard the news, JavaScript and NodeJS are single handedly eating the world of software. NodeJS is an Open Source server-side …

JavaScript

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

Machine Learning

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

I Turned My Boss Into A Chatbot, And So Can You

Seeya, Suzanne. Hello, SuzanneBot!<p>She’s quick with a joke and decisive with her judgments. She loves shopping at Target, prefers New Balance over Nike, and, for some reason, <i>despises</i> my coworker Meg.<p>She’s not my editor, Suzanne. She’s my editor’s digital clone, Suzannebot.<p>Suzannebot is a Slack bot …

Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system. Images look better, too.<p>Google has developed and open-sourced a new JPEG algorithm that reduces …

Machine Learning

Stephen Hawking reminds us technology will kill us all and it's all our fault

We are well into 2017 and the situation hasn't got any better, so here comes the routine alert from world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen …

The Race to Sell True Quantum Computers Begins Before They Really Exist

Within the next five years, Google will produce a viable quantum computer. That's the stake the company has just planted. In the pages of <i>Nature</i> late …

Elon Musk reveals the “dangerous situation” the world now faces with artificial intelligence

If you have no job: “Do you have meaning? Are you useless?”<p>These are the words billionaire Elon Musk asked an audience of 4000 people at the World …

Cross-Site Request Forgery is dead!

After toiling with Cross-Site Request Forgery on the web for, well forever really, we finally have a proper solution. No technical burden on the site …

Information Security

Scientists might be just weeks away from taking the first real picture of a black hole

The numbers behind the creation of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) are mind boggling enough, let alone the thought of what it might see on April 5 when it's trained on Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.<p>It's 26,000 light years from Earth. Even though its …

Black Holes

Watch a drone's eye view of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing

A nearby drone captured amazing footage of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 making the perfect landing in Cape Canaveral, where it had also launched from.<p>The rocket was returning from delivering supplies to the International Space Station.<p><i>Produced by David Ibekwe</i>

Space

Why astronauts are banned from getting drunk in space

From wine being sipped on the moon to whisky on a space station, space travel has had a long and complex relationship with alcohol.<p>Travelling thousands of miles above the Earth, into the great inky unknown, is hard work. It’s stressful and scary. So why shouldn’t astronauts treat themselves to an …

Alcohol

Sorry, 'Flash' Fans - There's No Evidence For A Multiverse Yet

“I read the LHC people have shown we live in a multiverse!” my mom says when she opens the door. It wasn’t really the welcome I expected. Recently retired, she now regularly attends lecture series at the university. Mostly, she finds them annoyingly dumbed down.<p>Unlike my brother, The Engineer Who …

The New Raspberry Pi OS Is Here, and It Looks Great

The Raspberry Pi’s main operating system, Raspbian, just got a brand new look from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Dubbed PIXEL, it’s a skin for …

Here's How Quantum Computing Will Change The World

When the world’s first digital computer was completed in 1946 it opened up new vast new worlds of possibility. Still, early computers were only used for limited applications because they could only be programmed in machine code. It took so long to set up problems that they were only practical for …

Drone racing: the new sport that could go sky high

It is barely a professional pursuit, yet quadcopter flying has attracted wealthy benefactors, million-dollar TV deals and famous investors. Those on the inside are convinced fame and fortune lie ahead<p>Drones aren’t just for snooping on Bin Laden showering in the Tora Bora mountains. The idea of …

What's inside: ESCs

Meet the group trying to take down North Korea with USB sticks

Earlier this year, the Human Rights Foundation launched "Flash Drives for Freedom," with the goal of changing the totalitarian system of North Korea to a more free and open society by delivering information and education, instead of relying on diplomacy or military action.<p>Roughly 10,000 drives …

North Korea

This Script Stops You From Making Drunken Git Commits

Some developers swear by a beer / scotch / wine or two when working through a trialling project, but tipsy only takes you so far. To avoid any …

Disney wants to stick projectors on drones and fly them in its parks

Disney is considering launching “projector drones” at its parks that would buzz about en masse, beaming images onto attached screens as part of …

Wild and Weird, Drone Racing May be the Sport of the Future

The LED lights on two racing drones are tested at the Drone Racing League offices on July 28, 2016 in New York.<br>Andrew Hetherington for TIME<p>1 of 7<p>The …

ESPN streams its first drone racing event at 1PM ET

Just when we were getting used to ESPN and eSports coverage, the worldwide leader in sports is adding another new event to its slate: drone racing. It's not on the broadcast channels yet, but today and tomorrow at 1PM ET on ESPN3 (probably via the WatchESPN app) you can watch the 2016 U.S. National …

This weekend the US will find out if drone racing has become a real spectator sport

A year ago, I stood in 100-degree weather in drought-ridden Sacramento, California to watch a group of hobbyists fly homemade drones around a race track, in front of a handful of spectators. Thousands of dollars were on the line in what was the first US national drone-racing competition, and while …

Drones