Kim Patrick Kobza

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Real-Time Facial Recognition Is Available, But Will U.S. Police Buy It?

You've seen it in the movies for years: Security cameras find a face in a crowd, and — Enhance! — a computer comes up with a name. In real life, facial recognition was too error-prone to work that quickly, especially with live video streams.<p>But now the Hollywood fantasy is coming true.<p>Facial …

Surveillance

Welsh police wrongly identify thousands as potential criminals

A police force has defended its use of facial recognition technology after it was revealed that more than 2,000 people in Cardiff during the 2017 Champions League final were wrongly identified as potential criminals.<p>Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops – and your privacy<p>Read more<p>South …

Surveillance

10 Startups That Reached a $1 Billion Valuation in Practically No Time

There are 135 private companies in the U.S. worth $1 billion or more.<p>In the startup world, the odds of a company achieving a valuation of $1 billion or more is considered so slim, it's named after a mythical beast -- the unicorn.<p>In the entire US, there are just 135 private companies that are valued …

Venture Capital

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Apps

The rise of artificial intelligence could spark a worker rebellion

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate.<p>One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their estimated susceptibility to automation. Among those most rated likely to vanish - because they involve work that AI can increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

The billion dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry<p>No matter what it took, David Hall was going to kill that clown. He maneuvered Drillzilla for another ramming run. The robot was squat and heavy, with serrated blades coming off one end and a sharp drill whirling on the other. Across the …

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.<p>What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such …

Cybersecurity

Spending Analysis Tool

How does your spending measure up? Learn what people like you are spending on their monthly expenses.

Blueshift: The Tech Startup Using A.I. To Shift How Marketers Engage Consumers

Founded in 2014, Blueshift is an industry-leading marketing technology company that specializes in using artificial intelligence to help businesses implement audience-of-one targeting. Using their proprietary technology, the startup equips B2C marketers with the tools to automate their targeting …

Customer Experience

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

Humanity

7 essential apps for anyone new to Android

Whether you’re a disillusioned Apple convert, or immigrating from an outdated Windows phone, you might need help picking out your first batch of apps for your Android device.<p>The Google Play Store is a rather large place, filled with enough apps to boggle the minds of the uninitiated. There are …

Apps

JetBlue crew members beat the stress by growing veggies

They’re trying to stay grounded in the not-so-friendly skies.<p>Green-thumbed JetBlue crewmembers are flocking to their company-run farm at JFK Airport …

Hubble, a ‘digital platform’ to help businesses find flexible office space, raises £1.2M

Hubble, a London-headquartered a startup founded in 2014 to ride the coattails of the trend towards flexible office space, has picked up £1.2 million in new funding. Leading the round is Firestartr, with participation by 500 Startups, Maxfield Capital, and Concrete. The latter is a ‘proptech’ fund …

Why international tech startups are making Miami their U.S. base

As the eMerge Americas technology conference opens on Monday, a number of international tech startups will likely be sniffing around, considering …

Startups

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Dining Rooms

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

The Devil's Guide to Silicon Valley

In his irreverent 1906 masterpiece <i>The Devil’s Dictionary</i>, the 19th-century American writer Ambrose Bierce took aim at all manner of human …

The Five Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Working Out

When a planned rest day turns into a rest week or a nagging injury keeps you out of the game for longer than anticipated, you expect a little guilt over dropping your exercise habit. But we consulted the experts to break down what happens when workouts grind to a halt and what they have to say may …

Diabetes

The 4 Stages of Enlightenment According to Buddhist Scripture (And How You Can Achieve Them)

Are you curious about Buddhism and how it may be relevant to your daily life? The philosophy from the east has become much more popular all around …

This is the first home robot you might actually want

Las Vegas, Nevada<p>The Roomba might have been the first robot to prove its use in the home, but Kuri is the first you might actually want to spend time with.<p>Mayfield Robotics, the maker of Kuri, has a different approach for a home robot. Rather than controlling internet-connected devices or answering …

Robotics

The robots of CES 2017

CES

Vinci's AI-driven headphones want to untether you from your phone

As headphones go, Vinci is in a league of its own. The headphones aren’t the best looking, or even the best sounding for that matter. What it lacks in aesthetics and premium sound the company more than makes up for it in innovation and intelligence.<p>What is it?<p>Vinci is the world’s first smart …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers have found a troubling new cause of death for middle-aged white Americans

White Americans without a college degree are becoming more likely to die in middle age, reversing decades of progress toward better health.<p>Researchers first noticed this worrisome trend last year. They pointed to increases in opioid abuse, obesity and suicide among the causes of death, but what …

Economics

Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it

Gates' argument was that Microsoft would be better served taking Skype, which it bought for $8.5 billion in 2011, and using it as the launchpad for a Slack competitor.<p>Now, it looks like Microsoft took Gates' feedback to heart: Microsoft-focused blog MSPoweruser reports that the tech titan is …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse The Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are seven strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our …

Emotional Intelligence

30 brands with excellent social media strategies

Here are 30 examples...1. General ElectricIf we look at GE's latest social media venture, it's a good example of how the brand turns its own work …

Cancer

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Venture capital isn’t the only way to build a ‘successful’ business

In Silicon Valley’s Unchecked Arrogance, Ross Baird (Executive Director of Village Capital) and Lenny Mendonca (Director Emeritus at McKinsey) boldly ask an important question that’s becoming a white elephant in the Silicon Valley pitch room: How can we enable great people, regardless of zip code, …

Venture Capital

Why Sean Parker thinks the Internet really needs another social network

The guy who helped make Facebook into a giant says friends need a better place online. His solution: a revamped video-based social network called Airtime.<p>"Maybe I'm just old, or maybe I don't get high on my own supply."<p>Sean Parker on why social networks aren't doing it for him

Sean Parker