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Top 10 Best Augmented Reality Apps – The Future is Now

<b>Augmented Reality Apps</b> have found their way into almost every aspect of society as it stands. A biology teacher can now illustrate the human body …

Augmented Reality

How to See All the Apps That Have Access to Your Google Info

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a huge focus on paying attention to the apps you have connected to your Facebook account. While that’s …

Apps

Vernon James Manlapaz (@vernbestintheworld)

What happens to the global publicity titans if advertising no longer pays?

The departure of Martin Sorrell from WPP is just the latest sign of the crisis surrounding big ad firms and their ageing leaders<p>Not so long ago a bearish Sir Martin Sorrell berated the advertising industry for its unrealistic “Don Draperish optimism” in the face of tough times, in a reference to …

Mad Men

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch Jordan Peele use AI to make Barack Obama deliver a PSA about fake news

What does the future of fake news look like? No one really knows, but here’s a little sampler from Jordan Peele and <i>BuzzFeed,</i> who teamed up to make the above PSA. Using some of the latest AI techniques, Peele ventriloquizes Barack Obama, having him voice his opinion on <i>Black Panther</i> (“Killmonger was …

Jordan Peele

Forget Facebook — your body emits data that could be used to read your emotions, check your health, and track aggression

Even if you opt out of Facebook and all it's data-sharing tendencies, avoid using a smartphone, and generally stay off the internet, you're still emitting data every second of every day. As Poppy Crum, the chief scientist at Dolby Labs, demonstrated during a talk at the annual TED Conference in …

Alzheimer's Disease

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

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MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

MyFitnessPal breach compromises 150 million user accounts

Under Armour began notifying users today about a data breach that compromised 150 million accounts on its popular lifestyle app, MyFitnessPal — a free calorie counter and exercise journal available on both iOS and Android. The company first learned of the breach today and acted quickly to notify …

MyFitnessPal

‘We Were Madly, Madly in Love’: The Untold Story of MLK’s White Girlfriend

It took me a long time to find Betty Moitz.<p>I had first learned her full name while reading <i>Bearing the Cross</i>, the 1986 biography about Martin Luther King Jr., written by David Garrow. In the book, Garrow briefly describes a serious relationship between King and a young white woman around the same …

Relationships

How to blow thousands of dollars on a Ready Player One quality VR setup

For those of you who are going to check out <i>Ready Player One</i> this weekend, you’ll see a world of virtual reality technologies that are far ahead of where we are now, but for the deep-pocketed geek you can actually get a deeply nerdy experience that checks a lot of futuristic boxes.<p>There are plenty …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk’s Brain Chip Reportedly Planned For Animal Testing

Loading...<p><b>This innovative—yet controversial—technology could allow humans to communicate through telepathy, have “superpowers” and solve some</b> …

Elon Musk

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Google Knows Literally Everything About You - Here's How To Delete That Data

Take back control of your information with these easy steps.<p>Google, just like Facebook, collects a lot of personal data about its users. While many …

Google

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

Dental Care

Nvidia claims its deep learning platform is 10 times faster than 6 months ago

Nvidia launched hardware and software improvements to its deep learning computing platform that deliver a 10 times performance boost on deep learning workloads compared with the previous generation six months ago.<p>In the past five years, programmers have made huge advances in AI, first by training …

Machine Learning

Tobii's EyeCore will make next-gen VR experiences even more immersive

VR and AR may be the next big thing immersive experiences, but so far, their user interfaces have been anything but intuitive. Conventionally, head-mounted displays have operated under the assumption that its users are owls: their eyes are locked in their skulls, facing forward requiring them to …

Augmented Reality

I wore tomorrow's vision of your next VR headset

Eye tracking and full-room motion sensing: Qualcomm's dev kit reference design for standalone VR could be a peek at where 2019 heads.<p>I'm standing in front of a mirror, looking at an avatar of a woman that isn't me.<p>"Blink," I'm told. But it's not working for me. One eye is permanently shut.<p>Maybe …

Virtual Reality

Bose has a plan to make AR glasses

Best known for its speakers and headphones, the company has created a $50 million development fund to back a new AR platform that's all about audio.<p>OK, so this is weird, and not what we were expecting when Bose told us it was making a new product announcement at this year's SXSW: It's creating an …

Augmented Reality

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches

I usually write in Google's online word processor Google Docs, even when noting the company's shortcomings. This article is different: it was drafted …

Army of Nanorobots Successfully Strangles Cancerous Tumors

Tiny moving robots made of DNA are being used to deliver cancer drugs.<p>Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are detected in the United States each …

Immunotherapy

AI Scientists Via Their 'Aging Clock' May Have Discovered How To Rewind Our Biological Clocks

“I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking.”~Jane Lynch<p>Well laughing it off may have worked for Comedian Jane Lynch, but for most of us, our biological clocks are not just ticking. They’re pounding.<p>Every single one of us is on the clock. And we are comprised …

Machine Learning

Worldwide AI consciousness may replace human speech

In just 32 years, humans won’t speak to each other and will instead communicate through a worldwide consciousness instead – using just our brains — …

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …