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No QR Codes, No Wi-Fi, No Problem: How This Startup is Revolutionizing Data Transfer (And Customer Interactions) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a startup co-founder. You're developing technology that seems, well, almost magical. Your team is delivering. Some of the pieces of your product are in place. But still. You constantly get questions from all angles: From your investors, your board, your team...<p>And eventually you do …

Startups

An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 …

Florida

Why stealthy viruses are making you ill

<b>A trick used by viruses to make us sick - "stealth spheres" - has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>It had been thought viruses were all lone wolves, each on a solo campaign of infection.<p>Instead they can form "packs" of up to 40 viruses and surround themselves with a fatty sphere that makes them …

Biology

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The 8-year-olds hacking our voting machines

Why a Def Con hackathon is good news for democracy<p>It’s been a rather grim week in the social-media-and-democracy cinematic universe, so let’s end on a positive note … that starts on a grim note!<p>“Voting systems in the United States are so woefully hackable, even an 8-year-old could do it.” So begins …

Social Media

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Electric pickup will have 'crazy' features

Tesla's forthcoming electric pickup will have standard four-wheel-drive and a high-tech suspension that enables a smooth ride, CEO Elon Musk promised Tuesday.<p>Musk tweeted that the vehicle "will have dual motor all-wheel drive w crazy torque & a suspension that dynamically adjusts for load. Those …

Tesla

Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected with the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.<p>A 16-year-old boy in North Central Florida went to an urgent care clinic …

Public Health

China tops the US as the number one supercomputer manufacturer

China no longer houses the world’s top computer, but it does pump out more supercomputers than the US.<p><b>China wins on quantity:</b> Top500 has released its …

Google Earth now lets you measure distance and area

Google is introducing a neat new feature to Google Earth, one that lets users measure exact distances between two or more points.<p>It’s worth noting here that the classic version of Google Earth on the desktop app had this feature too, though it was a little hidden. And since the Google Earth …

Make a P2P connection in 10 minutes

This is a short guide on how to make a P2P chat. My aim is to give you only a taste, if you like I could write a more deeper article explaining how …

Hacker Launches Public Mineable Blockchain Thought For 'AI Superhighway'

An artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain start-up with backing from Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania is developing a completely new way of utilizing and processing data by integrating AI and “smart logic” into every bit of data. The goal is to build what is described as an “AI …

Blockchain

Mastercard will support cryptocurrencies, if they're backed by governments

It seems Mastercard is gradually softening its stance on cryptocurrency, after CEO Ajay Banga downplayed non-government mandated digital currencies as “junk” back in October last year.<p>In a conversation with Financial Times, Ari Sarkar, Mastercard co-president for the Asia-Pacific region, said the …

World's largest SSD capacity now stands at 100TB

That didn't take long -- just a month after Samsung released a record-setting 30TB SSD, a rival has claimed the throne. Nimbus Data has unveiled the ExaDrive DC100, which crams 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor. For context, that's 20 <i>million</i> songs (if you assume 5MB …

Computer Hardware

ShopTalk: Heuritech Uses Artificial Intelligence To Predict Fashion Trends From Millions Of Images

At the ShopTalk conference in Las Vegas this week, billed as the world’s largest conference for retail and e-commerce innovation, fashion tech startup Heuritech launched the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) service that can predict fashion trends based on the analysis of millions of …

GrayKey iPhone unlocker poses serious security concerns

Ever since the case of the San Bernadino shooter pitted Apple against the FBI over the unlocking of an iPhone, opinions have been split on providing …

Privacy

Raspberry Pi 3D Scanner Created Using 4 x Pi Zero Mini PCs And Cameras

Makers, developers and hobbyists searching for a way to create an affordable 3D scanner, that can be used to create digital imagery for 3D printing …

Google is about to force you to use its new Calendar design

Last October, Google announced a redesigned look and feel for Google Calendar on the desktop. Not everybody loves the design (including me, though some people have told me I’m wrong), but soon your opinion won’t matter because Google is about to upgrade your Calendar to the new design anyway.<p>As the …

[Update: OmniROM too] LineageOS beats Google to the punch, fixes 'KRACK' WPA2 vulnerability in Android

Yesterday, security researchers published a paper on 'KRACK,' a security vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol. I won't re-explain how it works …

Qualcomm reveals its 5G reference smartphone design as it achieves first 5G data connection

With 4G coverage being available pretty wherever we go these days, Qualcomm is one of the companies working hard to crack 5G, the next generation …

This toy Mac built for dolls now runs Photoshop

Javier Rivera has a daughter, but the American Girl doll accessory he found on eBay was for him. It was a miniature Macintosh computer, a non-working toy for an 18-inch doll, and he had to have it.<p>The nerd in him believed he could make it run Photoshop.<p>Sure enough, the user experience designer from …

New voice-cloning AI is more dangerous than you could imagine

A startup called Lyrebird is using machine learning to clone people’s voices, and its first efforts are nothing short of terrifying. The Canadian …

Google wants to take the ‘copy’ out of copy/pasting for Android users

Copy-pasting on mobile is — to use a technical term — a fucking hassle. Now Android is trying eliminate the “copy” half with the help of your browsing history.<p>Your phone would use “context” to determine what you want to paste. If you visit a specific site in a Chrome browser, then open a new window …

How a Pizza Deliveryman Became China’s Greatest Angel Investor

Beijing, China—Mr. Soup, a goateed 31-year-old entrepreneur from Shanghai, launches his PowerPoint pitch. At the head of the conference table in a …

Thieves can steal smartphone PINs in SECONDS using thermal cameras and Android users are at risk

If you thought your smart phone was safe when left locked, think again.<p>A thermal-imaging camera would easily be able to get your phone's pass code …

Satellites and AI will bring real-time, real-world data to your phone

The line for the SXSW panel ‘Eyes in the Sky: The Future of AI and Satellites’ snaked around many corners in Austin’s JW Marriot Hotel – understandably, AI coupled with space shit, bring it on.<p>Spaceknow Inc’s CEO Pavel Machalek did most of the talking during this session. Spaceknow is a San …

Artificial Intelligence Startups Are Winning the Cybersecurity Race

A new era of AI began around 2010. Computer power capacity significantly increased and neural networks could be integrated into a GPU chip that …

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …