Jim Tunnessen

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Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Programmers are having a huge debate over whether they should be required to behave respectfully to each other

Last week, a software engineer publicly quit a very popular open-source project, setting off a firestorm of debate within the programming world.<p>Programmers are arguing about whether they should have to agree to a community code of conduct that requires them to behave respectfully.<p>They are also …

Codes of Conduct

Say yes to the progressive web

Ten years ago, when smartphones were the new thing, the message went out that you needed to have a stand-alone app to run on the phone. Mobile …

Web Development

Facebook Offers $1 Million for New Security Defenses

The social media giant has increased the size of its Internet Defense Prize program in order to spur more research into ways to defend users against …

Information Security

The Future Of Software Is No Code

It's accelerating how businesses are able to impact their strategy<p>Early digital computers weren't very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, …

Software Development

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

JavaScript Testing and Debugging Tools

Think twice, cut once.<p>A paradigm that has guided software engineers and developers over the years. Planning and thinking things out before beginning …

Hackers broke into a casino’s high-roller database through a fish tank

In an anecdote that illustrates how our increasing reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) has compromised the security of confidential information, …

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Everything you need to know about Firefox Reality browser, the VR future of the internet

Anyone who's browsed the internet in VR understands that new ideas are needed to keep it fresh. Simply moving the 2D windows into our headsets …

HTC Vive headsets of the future could be lighter and wireless thanks to 5G

5G networks are on the way to make smart device connectivity incredibly fast. Industry leaders think it won’t become the most dominate mobile network …

Google AI can pick out voices in a crowd

Humans are usually good at isolating a single voice in a crowd, but computers? Not so much -- just ask anyone trying to talk to a smart speaker at a house party. Google may have a surprisingly straightforward solution, however. Its researchers have developed a deep learning system that can pick out …

Facebook's Zuckerberg Quietly Drops Another Privacy Bomb - Facial Recognition

No one asked Mark Zuckerberg about facial recognition when he visited the US Congress on April 10. He offered it as part of his response to questions about privacy when he said Facebook users should give <i>“affirmative consent”</i>when it comes to <i>“technologies like facial recognition.”</i> So why did he …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung's 49-inch monitor will make you hate your puny screen

Samsung 49-inch Ultra-wide Monitor<p>$1,100<p>View Product<p>The Good<p>Huge! • Makes you feel like a supervillain • Fun for games • Outstanding for …

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Getting Value from Machine Learning Isn’t About Fancier Algorithms — It’s About Making It Easier to Use

Machine learning can drive tangible business value for a wide range of industries — but only if it is actually put to use. Despite the many machine learning discoveries being made by academics, new research papers showing what is possible, and an increasing amount of data available, companies are …

Google Neural Network Can Predict Your Health Status From Your Retina - ExtremeTech

By on January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Machine learning can be used to …

For 8 days Windows offered a preloaded password manager with a plugin vulnerability

Browser Plugin for Win 10 version of Keeper had bug allowing possible password theft.<p>For about eight days, some versions of Windows 10 quietly …

IT security

Google releases YouTube VR for Steam

And it's broken for a lot of people<p>YouTube VR is one of the best reasons to use Google's Daydream VR platform, but the company didn't make it available for higher-end PC headsets. That's just ended with the release of a Steam VR version designed for the HTC Vive. It's available to download right …

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial recognition technology.<p>This wasn’t a case of a member of the media being forcibly removed from the country. The chase was a stunt set up to …

Comcast changed its website and net neutrality fans may not like it

So it begins. The Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent US telecoms from blocking, slowing, or charging more for certain content. Those protections are gone. What’s left is an assurance that the Federal Trade Commission will enforce the …

Net Neutrality

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Off-the-shelf artificial intelligence services to take on Google<p>Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so.<p>Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new …

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

Set up TensorFlow with Docker + GPU in Minutes

Along with Jupyter and OpenCV<b>Docker is the best platform to easily install Tensorflow with a GPU</b>. This tutorial aims demonstrate this and test it on …

Hackers are exploiting Microsoft Word vulnerability to take control of PCs

Colbalt malware uses legitimate penetration tools to gain access to large swathes of infected systems -- but a patch is available.<p><i>Video: Which days</i> …

Americans Are Receiving Unordered Parcels From Chinese E-Criminals -- And Can't Do Anything To Stop Them

Heaven McGeehan awoke one morning to find an unexpected package from China delivered to her Pennsylvania home. It was a small epacket — a special subsidized shipping option that the USPS offers Chinese merchants, effectively enabling them to ship a parcel from China to the U.S. for less than it …

eCommerce

Microsoft and IOTA launch first cryptocurrency market for the Internet of Things

<b>Update:</b> <i>IOTA has since come forward to clarify it has no formal partnership with Microsoft. Instead, Microsoft should be considered a participant in the data marketplace experiment, according to co-founder Dominik Schiener. Read the full story here.</i><p>Up-and-coming cryptocurrency startup IOTA has …

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

Handy

Your Answer to This 1 Question Shows How Open-Minded You Are (Or Aren't) | Inc.com

You believe you're open to processing new information, and that's natural. Most people do. Fact is--and you know this from experience, too--lots of people are <i>not</i> that open to new information. They say they are, but they shut down when you go against their opinions. So how do know the truth about …

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