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Capital One Launches SwiftID, A Way To Bypass Security Questions With Just A Swipe

Banks aren’t always known for being technical innovators – which is one thing that gives startups in the financial services space an edge. But this morning Capital One is attempting to change that perception with the launch of a new technology called SwiftID – a way to authenticate users with just …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

CUJO Is More Than A Web Security Avatar—It’s Part Of The Next Wave Of Emotive Tech

“There’s a desire in the design world for emotion and a little bit more humanity,” says Max Burton, principal at Matter.<p>In some ways, using a guard dog as a nom de guerre for a connected security device makes perfect sense. A canine sentry keeps a watchful eye and will howl and snarl if a burglar …

3D-printable files of TSA master baggage keys are out for download

If you never trusted your luggage lock much to begin with, then you're going to warily look at it in suspicion from now on. Some security enthusiasts took that photo of TSA's master baggage keys that <i>The Washington Post</i> published and turned them into 3D-printable CAD files -- in fact, they've …

Model with Bionic Arm Will Walk the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Model Rebekah Marine has established that you can still pursue your passion even if you have a disability. At a young age, she was told that she wouldn't have a future in modeling because she was born without a right forearm. This caused her to give up on her dream, return to school, and work a …

An executive’s guide to the Internet of Things

The rate of adoption is accelerating. Here are six things you need to know.<p><b>As the Internet of Things (IoT)</b> has gained popular attention in the five …

Two ways to modernize IT systems for the digital era

Companies can use two-speed or greenfield approaches to overhaul their legacy IT systems—without weakening their enterprises. Which approach is right …

Robot learns to escape the most brutal human bullies — children

By now, you've probably heard about the hitchhiking robot that was mugged by merciless humans in Philadelphia.<p>Now, in a move that may result in fewer …

Digitization and Simplification

Simplifying IT to support a digital transformation, however, calls for tweaking the traditional approach. Here, we answer the questions posed …

Chinese factory replaces 90% of humans with robots, production soars

Changying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan city has set up an unmanned factory run almost entirely by robots. The factory has since seen …

Artificial intelligence decodes Islamic State strategy

<b>Researchers in the US have used artificial intelligence to better understand the military strategy of Islamic State extremists.</b><p>Analysis established a causal link between air strikes and roadside bomb attacks as well as a connection with the jihadists' use of military tactics.<p>The algorithmic system …

How artificial intelligence is changing economic theory

A century of economic theory assumed that, given their available options, humans would always make rational decisions. Economists even had a name for …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

The Turing Test: Is that Human or Machine?

I propose to consider the following question, ‘Can machines think?’Thus begins Alan Turing’s paper “Computing machinery and intelligence.” It’s 1950 …

The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media

The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.<p>The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day. Which ones should editors feature on its many social media channels? While the humans behind the Times’ social …

Japanese railway cameras automatically spot drunk commuters to save their lives

Drunk commuters tumbling into trains is a serious issue in Japan. In 2013 there were 221 cases of passengers getting hit by trains while either on the platform or having fallen onto the tracks, with 60 percent of these caused by drunkenness. To help combat this problem, railway operator JR West is …

Microsoft chatbot Xiaoice

Joaquin Pheonix in the movie "Her," where he plays a character who falls in love with an operating system Warner Bros. Pictures<p>Microsoft has created a Chinese-language chatbot that's captured the attention and affection of millions of people who message it regularly, The New York Times reports.<p>The …

Crowdfunding: Elio Motors, CrowdfundX And $30 Million

Several weeks ago I wrote a piece about crowdfunding and how potentially difficult the process might be for run of the mill entrepreneurs. By run of the mill, I meant people needing under $1 million to get to their next step. I got some good feedback, but I wasn’t prepared for the amazing story of …

North Dakota is the first state in the US to legalize police use of drones with tasers and pepper spray

North Dakota, known for its vast frackable oil reserves and being in a Coen brothers film once, is the first state in the US that will allow its police to fly drones equipped with tasers and other “non-lethal weapons,” The Daily Beast reported.<p>According to The Daily Beast, the bill, originally …

Robots will cut 25% of US jobs in 4 years, transform workforce – report

The encroachment of self-help kiosks and grocery store scanners has led doomsayers to suggest automation threatens the workforce of the future. A new …

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

Once the basics for 3D-printer technology were established with plastic filament, the next step was experimenting with a variety of materials, which sees us pretty much smack-bang where we are now. Metal, ceramics, sandstone, sugar and even living tissue are all materials that have seen their way …

A Hydrogen-Powered iPhone Could Go a Week Without Charging

British company Intelligent Energy says it can fit such a cell into the iPhone 6.<p>Phones are faster and thinner and more powerful than ever, but they still suffer from one horribly annoying problem: They can only go for a day—if that—on a single charge. Maybe not for long, if Intelligent Energy has …

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

Wrap Your Mind Around Smartwatches with Flexible Touch Screens

The Polyera Wove Band is a smartwatch with the first-ever bendable digital screen destined for consumer use. But before your inner skeptic starts …

UX Design Trends & Forecast for 2015/16

<i>This article has been contributed by Sophia.</i>Of late, I have been attending various conversations which involve user interface (UI) and user …

Robot mother builds 'cube babies' then watches them take first steps

Cambridge University has built evolution by natural selection into a robot for the first time<p>A ‘mother’ robot which can build its own ‘children’, test which ones do best, then modify their design, has been developed by scientists at Cambridge University.<p>In an astonishing video released by the …