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Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work

WHEN the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. …

Artificial Intelligence

Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality? - MIT Technology Review

Augmented-reality technologies overlay digitally generated audio, visual, or haptic feedback on a user’s perception of the physical world. A …

Augmented Reality

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Inside Tesla's Secret Second Floor | Backchannel

<b>While working at Tesla,</b> I always enjoyed talking to people after they finished a factory tour. As much as they raved about the amazing automation, …

Backchannel

YouTube Content ID could become an ACTUAL LAW! | Julia Reda Interview

YouTube

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

Google Adds Barebones Antivirus Protection To Chrome Browser For Windows

Google Chrome might be the most popular web browser in the world, but it has long been criticized for the app bloat that has accumulated over the …

Software

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Crime

At Last, Humanity Gets a Laser-Shooting, Drone-Slaying Dune Buggy

Here in the U.S., small consumer drones are fairly benign nuisances—buzzing around beaches, filming neighborhoods from 400 feet, and hopefully …

Drones

Kaspersky, Russia, and the Antivirus Paradox

So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to trawl US systems for classified data—in at …

Kaspersky Lab

Franklin Foer, author of 'World Without Mind,' on Controlling the Power of Big Tech

Franklin Foer is the author of <i>World Without Mind</i>, a critique of the power held by the big tech companies, and the way it is used in our lives. He …

Democratic Party

DIY 87-Key Macro Keyboard - Because he has too many keyboard shortcuts!

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Silicon Valley Is Inserting Its Biases Into Nearly Every Technology We Use

A new book argues that algorithmic bias is a result of the insular, mostly white tech industry.<p>In 2015, a Google Photo algorithm auto-tagged two black friends as "gorillas," a result of the program having been under-trained to recognize dark-skinned faces. That same year, a British pediatrician was …

Silicon Valley

Israeli spies found Russians using Kaspersky software for hacks: media

((This version of the story corrects to remove name of Kaspersky spokesperson cited by Washington Post in 15th paragraph. The story quoted a company statement).)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus …

Kaspersky Lab

iPhone 8s Are Expanding And Destroying Themselves

YouTube

Elon Musk: Google's AI camera doesn't even pretend to be innocent

Commentary: Google's controversial AI-based Clips camera doesn't seem to impress Tesla's CEO.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Elon Musk isn't sure about artificial intelligence.<p>He worries it could start World War III. He thinks it's a far …

Elon Musk

Researchers find that Google’s AI has a higher IQ than Siri

When Siri first hit the scene in 2011 — as the flagship feature on the iPhone 4s, no less — it was a novel piece of software to say the least. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft launches preview mobile app for Edge, the browser almost no one uses

Microsoft just announced that it will bring its Edge browser to iOS and Android, starting with new preview apps on both platforms.<p>The software giant, …

Microsoft

HP Spectre 13 And Spectre x360 13 Rock 8th Gen Intel Core Processors And 4K Displays

Hewlett-Packard is taking its premium PC lineup to the next level with the introduction of the new Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 13. Both notebooks …

Laptops

Google's New Live-Translating Earbuds Look Absolutely Incredible

​The Babelfish remains stubbornly fictional, but Google's Pixel Buds, which it revealed at today's release event, look like a big step towards …

Google Launches $999 Pixelbook, Wireless Pixel Buds Earphones And Google Clips AI Camera

Yesterday a leak turned up that claimed to tell what specs the Google Pixelbook was going to pack into its chassis. Today the device has gone …

Gear & Gadgets

The Problem With Windows Mixed Reality Is Windows

Microsoft has big plans for the future of virtual and augmented reality — but a press event in San Francisco Tuesday showed that the company, which …

Augmented Reality

Is AI Coming to a Campaign Near You?

This summer when the liberal pot-stirrers at Media Matters for America wanted to figure out how often Donald Trump was retweeting or quoting fake …

Artificial Intelligence

Stop the Endless Scroll. Delete Social Media From Your Phone

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don't even realize I'm doing it …

Mobile

A Hacker's Dream: The Down Side of Your Brain Being Connected to the Internet

Scientists from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa have successfully streamed human brain waves to the Internet using an …

Here’s how you can become a white hat hacker

Ethical hackers are a critical part of cybersecurity. By actively probing their own (or clients') systems for exploitable vulnerabilities, they can …

Information Security

Here’s a hack so you can tweet with 280 characters right now

Twitter doubled the character limit of tweets to 280 in a surprise move yesterday, but not every Twitter user will be able to use the new limit just yet. Twitter is rolling out the long tweets feature to select accounts as a test, but Twitter user Prof9 has discovered a workaround to get longer …

Social Media