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GDPR: EU data protection regulation comes into force

<b>New European Union rules on data protection formally come into effect on Friday.</b><p>The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their personal information is used.<p>Companies working in the EU must now get express consent to collect personal information, or face …

Data Protection

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

Artificial Intelligence

Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: a private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told CBS News affiliate Kiro-TV that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a …

Amazon Echo

U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

The Justice Department has opened a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, …

Cryptocurrency

Tone Your Body From Head to Toe With This 15-Minute Workout

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino has been known to get A-listers like Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds in tip-top shape for their upcoming roles. I recently spoke with Don about how he trained Zazie Beetz for her role as Domino in Deadpool 2.<p>He explained that he incorporates a jump, throw, …

Workouts

US takes aim at Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers

The VPNFilter malware targets devices worldwide from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link.<p>More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn.<p>The malware, which the security …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft buys AI startup to make Cortana sound less like a robot

Microsoft has acquired AI startup Semantic Machines in a move that could eventually bring more human-sounding responses to its digital assistant, Cortana, and chatbots.<p>The Berkeley-based startup boasts a number of AI luminaries, including Apple’s former chief speech scientist Larry Gillick, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Uizard raises funds for its AI that turns design mockups into source code

When you’re trying to build apps, there is a very tedious point where you have to stare at a wireframe and then laboriously turn it into code. Actually, the process itself is highly repetitive and ought to be much easier. The traditional software development from front-end design to front-end …

Mockups

Google, Microsoft find another Spectre, Meltdown flaw

Intel promises patches in the next few weeks. Devices could take a performance hit.<p>Intel and Microsoft on Monday disclosed a newly found variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, revealing another vulnerability in chips used in hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices.<p>Intel is …

Information Security

Get Lean and Strong With Supersets for Better Workouts

Supersets are an advanced way to lift weights involving doing two or more exercises, one after the other, with no rest in between. The exercises can …

Muscle

Strengthen and Stretch Your Back With These Simple, Effective Exercises

The following is a simple workout to stretch and strengthen the back with a mix of dynamic and static stretches as well as elements of yoga. Perform …

Workouts

The 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout for Busy Guys

Kettlebells are the perfect tool for a 15-minute, busy-guy workout. After all, kettlebells look like something your kids might have left lying around …

Workouts

The 13 Workouts That Burn the Most Calories, Ranked

We live in a world where fitness has never been so cool or so <i>fun</i>—which means that when it comes to getting our sweat on, there's a glorious array of …

Fitness

No Gym? No Problem! This Is the Perfect At-Home Workout to Bust Through Belly Fat

It can feel like "having abs" should be listed in the dictionary as a synonym for "impossible." It's notoriously hard to lose fat around your midsection. There are several reasons belly fat can be so tough to lose, including too much cortisol (the stress hormone), not getting enough sleep, and a …

Workouts

Google Wifi to show which devices have bad connection

Google has announced that it's adding a new feature to Google Wifi that will allow you to measure how well each device on your network is …

Smart Homes

Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline

Works with Nest... usually<p>For at least a few hours overnight, owners of Nest products were unable to access their devices via the Nest app or web browsers, according to Nest Support on Twitter. Other devices like Nest Secure and Nest x Yale Locks behaved erratically. The as of yet unexplained …

Home Automation

Adrian Peterson's Cardio Workout Is All Kinds of Insane

Adrian Peterson's career as a running back is winding down, but that doesn't mean the former Minnesota Viking great is holding anything back as looks …

Fantasy Football

Grab Your Dumbbells For This Trainer's Quick (but Killer) Legs and Butt Workout

There's nothing we love more than a killer booty workout that's quick yet efficient. Fitness blogger and trainer Stefanie Williams blessed Instagram with a simple home workout that fires up the lower body with just two dumbbells and three moves. The sequence combines strength training with some …

Workouts

7 gym tools celebrity trainers use to train their high-profile clients — they're all surprisingly affordable

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Behind most of the "is-it-a-Greek-statue-no-it's-a-person" moments that you had while watching the Met Gala unfold this year is an …

Exercise

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Exercise

Carnegie Mellon offers first undergrad degree in AI in the US

Carnegie Mellon has announced what's believed to be the first AI-focused undergraduate degree in the US to address the increasing demand for specialists in the field. Tech giants like Google have been ramping up their artificial intelligence efforts in recent years, since they've become integral in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google: Expect email from us on our new policy on harvesting your personal data

Google will be emailing millions of its users to tell them about its redesigned privacy policy.<p><i>Video: Which industries are falling behind as GDPR</i> …

Privacy

Google Duplex will identify itself when Assistant places phone calls for you

During the I/O ’18 keynote, Google showed off a new service called ‘Duplex’ that could call different businesses and schedule appointments, all while sounding very human-like. Since Duplex never announced that it was a bot and actually tricked others into believing it was human, the internet …

InterAct

The White House has set up a task force to help further the country’s AI development

The White House has set up a new task force dedicated to US artificial intelligence efforts, the Trump administration announced today during an event with technology executives, government leaders, and AI experts. The news and the event, which was organized by the federal government, are both moves …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple will reportedly launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs

Apple is preparing to release a credit card in partnership with investment bank Goldman Sachs, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The new credit card — which marks the end of Apple’s credit card partnership with Barclays — would use the Apple Pay branding, and it’s expected to …

Goldman Sachs

Whoops: SoftBank CEO reveals Walmart has acquired Flipkart

Here’s one way to make sure Amazon doesn’t get control of Flipkart in India by outbidding you for a majority stake: buy it outright. Today during SoftBank’s earnings presentation, it looks like CEO Masayoshi Son slipped in a little scoop: he announced that Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, on …

Venture Capital

Facebook to Reorganize After Scrutiny Over Data Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook overhauled its structure on Tuesday into three new divisions and shuffled the leadership of its key products, in one of its biggest reorganizations.<p>The moves happened at the direction of Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said a person with knowledge of the …

Social Media

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.<p>The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second …

Surveillance

Cambridge Analytica: Closure 'will not stop investigation'

<b>The closure of Cambridge Analytica will not stop a probe into the firm's handling of millions of people's data, investigators have said.</b><p>The firm has been accused of acquiring data from up to 87 million Facebook profiles for use in political campaigns.<p>Cambridge Analytica closed on Wednesday citing a …

Cambridge Analytica

8 surprising ways you could be slowing down your metabolism

Yes, you've heard it all before – all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water and try to spend less time sitting immobile. Right?<p>There are actually a myriad of other factors to consider; you might be impacting your metabolism without even realising …

Nutrition