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Knightmare Flash and Cyborg costume designs from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Hollywood costume design company Ironhead Studio has shared an image of two maquettes it created for <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, featuring The …

From open-source hater to no. 1 fan: Microsoft now tops Google, Facebook in GitHub contributors

New figures show that Microsoft, which once equated open source with death, has now enthusiastically embraced the software model.<p>Microsoft has more …

Milk — MIT's New Programming Language That Makes Code Run 4 Time Faster

<i>Short Bytes: A group of MIT researchers has developed a new programming language named Milk. It makes the code operating on big data sets about 4</i> …

How to Bypass Internet Censorship imposed by ISP - Tech Tunes

With the rapid increase of internet users around the world, censoring the internet traffic imposed at ISP level, Geo-location level or country level …

5 Types of Employees Often Targeted By Phishing Attacks

Different kinds of phishing victims usually see different lures and techniques used to land them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twenty years ago, hackers breached organizations by finding and exploiting holes at the network perimeter. To stop them, security teams …

The robots of war: AI and the future of combat

The 1983 film <i>WarGames</i> portrayed a young hacker tapping into NORAD's artificial-intelligence-driven nuclear weapons' system. When the hit movie was screened for President Reagan, it prompted the commander in chief to ask if it were possible for the country's defense system network to be compromised. …

Artificial Intelligence

A team of hackers has changed the future of computing forever

There wasn't a charismatic CEO on stage who would demonstrate a revolutionary new smartphone, nor was there an engineer showing off computer hardware that would be standard for years to come.<p>Instead, on stage in front of the audience in Las Vegas were no humans at all. There were just seven …

Humanoid robot performs balancing act as part of a Darpa challenge

Footage released by researchers shows a Boston Dynamics’ humanoid Atlas robot balancing itself on one leg for nearly 30 seconds.<p>Although a little shaky, the robot's balancing act passed the challenge after keeping itself steady on the edge of a plywood board about 0.8 inches thick.<p>Researchers from …

DARPA Wants to Track UAS Over Urban Environments

Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control …

Meet the ‘Drone Vigilante’ Who Spies on Sex Workers

Is Brian Bates just a good citizen, or a harmful menace?<p>For decades, Brian Bates has walked the streets of Oklahoma City, camcorder in hand, filming sex workers and their johns and then uploading the footage to his website.<p>Now, he uses a drone.<p>Fittingly, Bates' branding has shifted from "video …

Nvidia bets big on AI with powerful new chip

The GPU-maker's CEO says they've gone 'all in' on developing chips for artificial intelligence<p>Nvidia has released a new state-of-the-art chip that pushes the limits of machine learning. The Tesla P100 GPU, which CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed yesterday at Nvidia's annual GPU Technology Conference, can …

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

Elon Musk's Artificial Intelligence Project Just Got a Free Supercomputer

An Elon Musk-backed artificial intelligence research group just got a brand new toy from chip maker Nvidia.<p>Nvidia (nvda) said on Monday that it had …

18 Reasons Your Website is Crawler-Unfriendly: Guide to Crawlability Issues

You’ve been working on your website really hard, and can’t wait to see it on the top of the search, but your content is struggling to overcome the …

Andy Samberg Asked Neil deGrasse Tyson About Robot Sex

Imagine for a second how it might go if Andy Samberg got to ask Neil deGrasse Tyson absolutely any questions he wanted. Yup! Nailed it. It went …

Automakers may be beating Silicon Valley with robot cars, violating the laws of disruption

With trillions of dollars potentially at stake, Silicon Valley has rushed into the latest commercial rage: to dominate personal transportation with robot cars. While the valley’s most hallowed high-tech names, the self-described industry disruptors—Apple, Google, Tesla, Uber—have attracted most of …

Artificial Intelligence has become the next big thing – again

Robert Colvile on Rise of the Machines, by Thomas Rid, AI, by Margaret A. Boden, and Thinking Machines, by Luke Dormehl<p>Back in 2012, a team at Google built a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence network and fed it ten million randomly selected images from YouTube. The computer churned through …

As Uber’s robot cars hit the streets in Pittsburgh, the fears of its human drivers have become a reality

But as the tech develops, self-driving cars may make more economic sense.<p>It turns out, with all apologies to Philip K. Dick, robot cars have <i>no</i> need to dream of electric sheep and can drive all night long. And this sci-fi-to-reality moment that many Uber drivers have feared was coming is now …

The Real Reason You Should Be Nice to Robots

In a world of intelligent machines, we'll face some bizarre questions of ethics and law, says Jerry Kaplan, an expert on artificial intelligence and author of a new book on the topic.<p>In an episode of the dystopian British miniseries <i>Black Mirror</i>, a woman has her mind replicated as an artificial …

Could We Explore the Entire Galaxy With Self-Replicating Robots?

And why hasn't another civilization already done it?<p>Scientists and engineers since the 1940s have been toying with the idea of building self-replicating machines, or von Neumann machines, named for John von Neumann. With recent advances in 3D printing (including in zero gravity) and machine …

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Google launches final release version of Angular 2.0

After Google launched the first version of its Angular web application framework in 2010, it quickly became one of the hottest web technologies. Since then, the web has changed, though, and when Google announced Angular 2 in 2014, it created quite a stir in the web development community because …

Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3D-printing tech

Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon (formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif. company known for its rapid, 3D-printing technologies.<p>The three-year-old startup added $81 million in …

Skynet Anti-Drone Rifle Can Jam Signals In The Air

Hope you like jamming too<p><i>Terminator</i>, the 1984 film about a time-traveling robot assassin, looms large in the popular understanding of drones. At the core of the Terminator universe is SkyNet, an artificial intelligence that nukes humanity to save itself. I only mention Terminator as a preface to …

Drones

TorrentHound is the latest torrent site to bite the dust

Around for nearly a decade, TorrentHound announced today that it’s done. Just a few hours ago, the site’s founder sent TorrentFreak an email with a simple message: “Finito.”<p>TorrentHound leaves behind millions of monthly visitors, although it never quite managed to reach the level of the giants — …

No waves, no problem when you have a drone

Drones have quickly become a common sight in the sky and promise all sorts of potential uses, including some unexpected ones like, say, pulling a …

Drones

Hackers Take Over Major Science Journalism Site

The "major security breach" resulted in the loss of username and password data for thousands of users.<p>In a week of hacking headlines, the latest attack has struck EurekAlert!, a press release hub for science journalists run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).<p>Late …

MPs write letter to President Obama asking him to block Lauri Love's extradition to the US

UPDATE: As of October 24, 105 MPs have signed a letter to Obama asking him to refuse the extradition of Love to the US. The cross-party contributors …

The FBI missed a trick to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI told Congress it couldn't hack the San Bernardino shooter's phone without Apple's aid, but a researcher has proved that claim was inaccurate. "The process does not require any expensive and sophisticated equipment," wrote University of Cambridge researcher Sergei Skorobogatov. "All needed …

University of Cambridge

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …