Thomas Silverberg

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Mark Zuckerberg is ‘working around the clock’ on the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook says

And Sheryl Sandberg is too<p>After nearly four days of silence from top executives on the unfolding controversy around Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of user data, Facebook on Tuesday made a statement about what Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are doing. “Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working …

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

One man's quest to pay for lunch with a chip implanted in his thumb

By October, Meow-Ludo Meow Meow hopes to leave his wallet at home — maybe forever.<p>The near field communication (NFC) chip he has implanted in the …

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Facebook's director of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website.<p>After the dominance …

Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end

Google’s plan to eliminate passwords in favor of systems that take into account a combination of signals – like your typing patterns, your walking patterns, your current location, and more – will be available to Android developers by year-end, assuming all goes well in testing this year. In an …

Google's vision of the future is a smart assistant that follows you everywhere

The company is working towards creating a smart assistant that can follow you anywhere, according to this year's "Founders' Letter" where CEO Sundar Pichai laid out the company's biggest focus points.<p>"Looking to the future, the next big step will be for the very concept of the 'device' to fade …

Facebook Messenger chief: It will be years before everyone has M

If you were hoping Facebook would use last week's F8 conference to release its AI assistant M to the mainstream, you're going to have to wait a lot …

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Chatbots and chat interfaces: Fad or the next big thing in tech?

Journalists and investors are being overrun with pitches for chatbots and conversational interfaces at the moment. But is this a fad or a genuine step forward in the technology industry?<p>Chat-based interfaces have long been an important part of life for users of apps like WeChat and Line in …

Mastercard will replace your password with a selfie

MasterCard will soon let customers in the UK make payments using a selfie.<p>The technology - called MasterCard Identity Check - will allow customers to make purchases online by taking a selfie rather than entering a password. It is part of a new range of services designed to improve verification, …

Chatbots Are Back And They're About to Take Over

Miss Piggy doesn’t like it when I ask her about Kermit. We’re having a conversation in Facebook’s Messenger app, and the famous Muppet is trying to …

The search for the killer bot

Bots are here, they’re learning — and in 2016, they might eat the web<p><b>The first bot I</b> ever befriended went by the name of GooglyMinotaur. The Minotaur appeared in 2001 to promote <i>Amnesiac,</i> the latest album from Radiohead, which was and still is my favorite band. I happily chatted with the Minotaur …

The Next Phase Of UX: Designing Chatbot Personalities

When the conversation is the interface, experience design is all about crafting the right words.<p>You may have heard that “conversational interfaces” are the new hotness in digital product design. Why open and close a bunch of apps on your phone to get stuff done when you can invoke a …

Make a Self-Training, NLP-Driven Slack Bot

Slack has taken the world by storm, growing to be one of the hottest companies around seemingly overnight. Originally just a "messaging app for …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

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Bitcoin has failed, claims one of its top developers

Mike Hearn says network is on the brink of technical collapse and attacks members of the virtual currency's community<p>One of the Bitcoin world’s most prominent figures has said the virtual currency has failed and that he has sold his entire holdings, claiming the movement is doomed.<p>Mike Hearn, a …

New, Cool Stuff at CES 2016: Pictures

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WhatsApp goes down on New Year’s Eve

As New Year’s Eve parties are getting underway across Europe, with people messaging friends and relatives to coordinate when to be where, WhatsApp has gone down for some users. The Facebook-owned messaging service has over 900 million users, and troubles connecting to the service were widely …

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

Gray Scott #1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever

According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top …

'AlwaysOnline Wireless' Debuts New Short-Term Cellular Data Plans for Apple SIM

Otono Networks today announced the launch of AlwaysOnline Wireless, a global LTE roaming network exclusively for iPads with Apple SIM. The roaming network will be available in 45 countries, but will expand to additional countries in the future.<p>AlwaysOnline will offer LTE data plans starting from …

Telegram messaging app will block Islamic State broadcasts

The encrypted, privacy-focused messaging app Telegram is taking action to block its use by Islamic State, after it was discovered the group was using the app’s public channels to spread propaganda.<p>Anonymous 'at war' with Isis, hacktivist group confirms<p>Read more<p>The feature was launched two months …

Why cards are dominating mobile design

When it comes to app design, 2015 is the Year of the Card.<p>Screen-size cards are everywhere, from websites to native apps and are designed to look like their physical counterparts. It’s an easy way for you to shuffle through a series of digital containers with the flick of a thumb.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> …

This lovely Kickstarter project pairs kids drawings with artists across the world

The Monster Project wants to teach kids about creativity by connecting them with professional artists. The idea behind the Kickstarter campaign is to help children learn that their imaginations are something to be cherished and may even lead to a career – although some of the below drawings raise …

Hands-on with Facebook M: the virtual assistant with a (real) human touch

Last week, I received access to the beta version of M, which lives inside Facebook Messenger, through happenstance. (Beta testers can invite other people so long as they live in California.) The service first launched in August to a small subset of users; Facebook says it has a "few thousand" …

Build a bulletproof IT résumé with these great deals

CompTIA-IT Certification Career Advancement Bundle<p>Take a legitimate leap toward CompTIA-accreditation with a five-part training course to fully prepare you for the CompTIA A+ exam. Master concepts needed to pass the Network+, Security+, Cloud Essentials, and Cloud+ exams, which more than 86 percent …

How an entrepreneur bounced back to disrupt real estate

Interestingly, Home61’s name is tied to its current hometown:<p>“We have always planned to expand our our market beyond Miami, but I wanted to keep something of Miami to remind us of our roots and where it all began,” Grinda wrote in an email.“While discussing potential names, a Miami Heat game was …

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

Top myths mobile startups tell themselves about user acquisition

So you’ve put in all the hard work. The long hours of development, testing, and planning your app’s launch are all behind you. Or maybe you’ve finally received seed funding or possibly just had a really successful Series A round. Congratulations! This is the time to start thinking about ramping up …

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How to better manage software production

Software production is one of the most difficult processes for business these days. Businesses large and small struggle with different issues – from having developers effectively work together to develop software, to scaling it from proof-of-concept to heavy everyday use, to getting customers to …

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Photo editing app Over for iOS gets significant overhaul, adds cool new features and free tools

Sometimes, getting your recently snapped photo ready for social media can be tricky. Over, a photo editing app made just for that scenario, has been updated to version 3 with some cool new features for adding text and more granular control over your edits.<p>The crux of Over is adding text to your …