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How ProPublica Became Big Tech’s Scariest Watchdog

The nonprofit is fighting fire with fire, developing algorithms and bots that hold Facebook and Amazon accountable.<p>Facebook is a political battleground where Russian operatives work to influence elections, fake news runs rampant, and political hopefuls use ad targeting to reach swing voters. We …

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Toyota's boxy e-Palette may be the shareable future of transport

Toyota unveiled its new e-Palette concept vehicle this morning at a press conference at CES 2018. Its boxy silhouette is a bit dull at first glance, but that's okay. The e-Palette gets much more interesting the more you imagine how Toyota and its partners plan on filling and then re-filling this …

‘It Can’t Be True.’ Inside the Semiconductor Industry’s Meltdown

It was late November and former Intel Corp. engineer Thomas Prescher was enjoying beers and burgers with friends in Dresden, Germany, when the …

SpaceX Caps Record Year with Another Rocket Launch

When SpaceX launches a batch of satellites into low-Earth orbit tonight from California’s central coast, it will cap a record year for the closely …

Space Travel

How Sea Shepherd lost battle against Japan’s whale hunters in Antarctic

The Southern Ocean was a sanctuary – but now Japan’s boats have military hardware and conservationists can no longer track them<p>A fleet of Japanese ships is currently hunting minke whales in the Southern Ocean. It is a politically incendiary practice: the waters around Antarctica were long ago …

Southern Ocean

How To Meet Challenges In The Digital Supply Chain

Businesses involved in retail must ensure that billions of online transactions are fast, accurate and secure. For that to happen, a series of connections must occur between inventory and websites, customers and offers, and orders with fulfillment partners.<p>In this digital supply chain of sorts, it’s …

The Untold Story of How Massive Success Made GoPro's CEO Lose His Way. Can He Recover?

Nick Woodman created GoPro to reflect his own freewheeling image. It worked really well. Until it didn't.<p>Nick Woodman is crying.<p>Red-tailed hawks wheel around the sky outside the wall of windows of the GoPro founder's hilltop office in San Mateo, California. A few miles east and far below, the San …

GoPro

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Microsoft just made the ultimate mouse

It's taken three and a half decades, but Microsoft has finally made the ultimate mouse.<p>The Bluetooth-enabled Surface Precision Mouse, which Microsoft …

7 Undiscovered Add-On Boards For Your Raspberry Pi

It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to the Pi, and I’m already seeing people using the same old default add-on boards all...

Microcontroller

Google offers Raspberry Pi owners this new AI vision kit to spot cats, people, emotions

Google's Vision Kit lets you build your own computer-vision system for $45, but you'll need your own Raspberry Pi.<p>Earlier this year Google introduced …

NASA Moving Ahead with Deployment of Orion Capsule and Space Launch System

On October 11th, 2010, Congress signed the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act, which allocated the necessary funding for the space agency to commence …

Space Exploration

Born into Problem Solving - A lesson learned at DevOpsDays Cuba (via Passle)

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking at the second DevOpsDays event in Cuba alongside some great technologists from across the US, Europe and …

Cuba

The Startup Guru Who Wants Everyone to Think Like a Founder

<b>You thought founding a company</b> was all about disrupting incumbents, or scaling up, or getting rich? Eric Ries’s 2011 book, <i>The Lean Startup</i>, said no—a …

Validate Your Startup Idea with these 7 Free Hacks [real examples]

Before you can effectively transition from potentially marketable business <i>idea</i> to actually profitable <i>product</i>, you must first <b>test</b> <b>and validate</b> your …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Isn't Getting Customers

The average person tells 16 people about a poor customer-service experience. Don't let that happen to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a Harvard Business School study, approximately 75 percent of startups with venture funding will eventually fail. The …

Customer Service

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

Raspberry Pi: Microsoft comes up with a cool idea to stop it overheating

Microsoft's 3D-printable design keeps the Raspberry Pi 3 cool even when running it at full throttle for lengthy periods.<p>A team at Microsoft Research …

FruitNanny: The Raspberry Pi Baby Monitor For Geeks

Having a child is perhaps the greatest “hack” a human can perform. There’s no soldering iron, no Arduino (we hope), but in the end, you’ve managed to …

Attack Some Wireless Devices With A Raspberry Pi And An RTL-SDR

If you own one of the ubiquitous RTL-SDR software defined radio receivers derived from a USB digital TV receiver, one of the first things you may …

Raspberry Pi

Dissecting TLS Using Wireshark

The primary goal of the Transport Layer Security protocol as defined in RFC 2246 (TLS version 1.0) is “to provide privacy and data integrity between …

Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex

Programming computers is a piece of cake. Or so the world’s digital-skills gurus would have us believe. From the non-profit Code.org’s promise that “Anybody can learn!” to Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s comment that writing code is “fun and interactive,” the art and science of making software is …

Tim Cook

5 books every C# developer should read

A list of the 5 most influential books that changed my perspective on programming.<p>Some people like to watch courses, others like to tinker with the …

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

You’re summoned to court where a ton of evidence including phones calls, handwritten notes, emails and chat logs undeniably prove your complicity in a crime.<p>The problem is, none of that evidence belongs to you. They have been masterfully crafted by Artificial Intelligence algorithms that have …

2017 predictions for Big Data, IoT, and AI

There’s no doubt that there are currently three big trends in business models: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). From the still-fragmented internet of things to rapid fluctuations in computing paradigms to how AI is reshaping how we live, everybody’s talking about …

Artificial Intelligence

GPU Accelerated Object Recognition on Raspberry Pi 3 & Raspberry Pi Zero

You've probably already seen one or more object recognition demos, where a system equipped with a camera detects the type of object using deep …

Raspberry Pi

There's a bizarre loophole you have to jump through when booking an Airbnb in Cuba

When requesting to book an Airbnb in Cuba, you must specify your "purpose of travel" and confirm that you "satisfy criteria for a general license for travel to Cuba".<p>This "license" was established for Americans travelling to Cuba but non-US citizens also have to say that they satisfy the …

Cuba