Robert Fig

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Indian sailors stranded in Norfolk port by ‘modern-day slavery’

Eventually, Saurabh Saigal could no longer look at his son. “I couldn’t stand it any more. He’s only six and suffers from allergies. When he’s ill I see the suffering in his eyes. Then I avoid talking to him by video link.”<p>For seven months Saigal has been separated from his family in India, …

North Sea

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

Machine Learning

Up close with Nintendo's adorable Famicom Classic Mini

Today, Japan saw the release of the most powerful gaming console on the market alongside what may well be the least. For about a tenth of the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro and probably even less of the power consumption, you can pick up Nintendo's Classic Mini Family Computer — Japan's version of …

Retrogaming

The Stock Market Is Leaning Toward a Hillary Clinton Win

Global equity markets climbed and the Mexican peso rallied on Tuesday as investors leaned toward the potential victory of Democratic candidate …

Stock Markets

Microsoft Hails 'Historic Achievement' in Speech Recognition Technology

Researchers at Microsoft claim to have created a new speech recognition technology that transcribes conversational speech as well as a human does (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>The system's word error rate is reportedly 5.9 percent, which is about equal to professional transcribers asked to work on the same …

Obama's order fails to stop big federal leaks

Agencies have blown through a series of deadlines without taking the steps necessary to detect internal risks, according to the latest government review.<p>In 2011, amid the furor surrounding Chelsea Manning’s mass leaking of military and diplomatic secrets, President Barack Obama launched an effort …

Surveillance

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Home Security

5 Movies That Were Banned Worldwide For Showing Explicit Content

Just like there is a good and bad side of everything, similarly, world cinema has side too where it shows the reality of the world. While sex is a …

Shades of Grey