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Swim.ai raises $10M to bring real-time analytics to the edge

Once upon a time, it looked like cloud-based serviced would become the central hub for analyzing all IoT data. But it didn’t quite turn out that way because most IoT solutions simply generate too much data to do this effectively and the round-trip to the data center doesn’t work for applications …

Machine Learning

Alexa, Are You A Spy? Israeli Startup Raises $12.5 Million So Governments Can Hack IoT

A group of ex-Israeli military experts have set up a one-stop hacking shop for governments that require extra capability to fight terrorists and other threats to national security in the digital domain. Coming out of stealth Monday, Tel Aviv-based Toka says it’ll provide spy tools for whatever …

Amazon Echo

The $5 Million Surveillance Car That Hacks iPhones From 500 Meters

A Cyprus-based surveillance company claims to have built a car full of next-generation snooping kit that can infect Apple and Google phones from as far away as 500 metres. WiSpear, founded by one of Israel’s longtime surveillance market players Tal Dilian, is selling the car for between $3.5 …

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete …

Surveillance

Nvidia researchers create AI, deep-learning system to enable robots to learn from human demonstration

The paper detailing the method is being outlined at a conference in Brisbane, Australia.<p>Nvidia researchers have created a deep-learning system that …

Google employees reportedly quit over military drone AI project

Around a dozen Google employees have quit over the company's involvement in an artificial intelligence drone program for the Pentagon called Project Maven, <i>Gizmodo</i> reported today. Meanwhile, nearly 4,000 workers have now demanded an end to the company's participation in Maven in a petition that also …

Steve Jobs President & CEO, NeXT Computer Corp and Apple. MIT Sloan Distinguished Speaker Series

If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense - MIT Technology Review

A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea has risen to fame on the back of the Bitcoin boom. Bitcoin …

Quantum Physics

Low-cost micro home is made from timber and scavenged materials

Invisible Studio built this mobile micro home at its woodland studio near Bath, England, for just £20,000, thanks to the use of salvaged materials …

Prototyping

Iveco EuroCargo ML95E15WR Expediton Truck

modul GO: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov

<b>russian designer max zhivov presents his new design for ‘modul GO’, a houseboat inspired by construction kits for children and IKEA’s flat-pack</b> …

Amazon has a fix for Alexa’s creepy laughs

Wait, what?<p>Over the past few days, users with Alexa-enabled devices have reported hearing strange, unprompted laughter. Amazon responded to the creepiness today in a statement to <i>The Verge</i>, saying, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it.”<p>Follow <i>The @Verge</i> on Instagram<p>For original photography, …

Can These Small Satellites Solve the Riddle of Internet From Space?

Satellite internet is notoriously expensive, and the business of providing it is notoriously brutal. A startup called Astranis founded by rocket …

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.<p>That’s …

China

One Mean, Green Wing

The latest flight concept from Oscar Viñals, the HSP Magnavem is essentially a big wing with a delta shape! It’s based on Lockheed Martin’s concept, …

The Saltbox By Extraordinary Structures

Extraordinary Structures is a design and manufacturing company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Specializing in small but functional structures, they …

New Mexico

Prefabricated house in rural Spain took just five hours to assemble

Baragaño Architects designed this prefabricated house made from galvanised steel, wood and slate in northwestern Spain to take only five hours to …

Architecture

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.<p>This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to …

Forest Animals Are Living on the Edge

A new global study reveals the consequences of fragmenting the world’s woodlands.<p>At the very beginning of his book <i>The Song of the Dodo</i>, the author David Quammen invites us to imagine a fine Persian carpet, which we then slice into 36 equal pieces. “What does it amount to?” he writes. “Have we got …

Star Wars film-buff captures double sunset like Tatooine

Move over Tatooine: Bizarre double sunset looks just like the scene over Luke Skywalker's home in Star Wars<p><b>Optical illusion seems almost identical to</b> …

Star Wars

Magic mushroom compound may treat severe depression

Researchers find that the psychoactive compound in mushrooms may be helpful for patients with severe depression who did not respond to conventional …

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”<p>A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure why it's there.<p>The gigantic, mysterious hole "is quite remarkable," atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of …

AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog

About a week ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that …

This island is not for sale: how Eigg fought back

Small islands have always been objects of desire for a certain kind of man ambitious to rule his own tiny nation. One Hebridean isle asserted its independence, but can its way of life survive? By Patrick Barkham<p>“It’s the difference between black-and-white TV and colour,” said Brian Greene. “That’s …

Lackadaisical

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

<b>Many people in Silicon Valley</b> believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a …

Ghost Rider

It Used To Be a School Bus … Now It’s a Cozy Loft On Wheels!

When most of us think of buying a house, we turn to the real estate classifieds—but not Felix Starck and Selima Taibi of Expedition Happiness. This …

Lofts

Prehistoric Jungle Tribes may have Practiced Land Management of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia 70,000 years ago

<b>With the rise of permaculture farming practices based on ancient tribal wisdom, we have come to understand that jungles and rain forests can be</b> …

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>How innovative design can help you capitalize when consumers ‘misuse’ your product<p>Recently, my team and I helped a client brainstorm a new banking application for teenagers. But when we tested it on our target group, we quickly realized that the concept had a fundamental …