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By Vitor Domingos | Daily hand picked articles about technology, science and communication, from a former TNW editor, blogger and videocaster

Macie slay: AWS offers S3 patrol bots to kill data-slurping hackers

AWS kicked off its New York City summit with a handful of announcements on Monday. Here's a rundown of what has been promised.<p>New stuff available …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft shares its vision to become AI industry-leader

Microsoft last week filed its annual report with the SEC, and with it a new vision that emphasizes AI. The documents state the company will no longer be focused on mobile, but instead on implementing AI solutions.<p>In the documents, under the heading “Our Vision” the company put:<p>Our strategy is to …

Artificial Intelligence

Mazda makes breakthrough in engine tech

Mazda said Tuesday it will offer a more efficient engine using new technology that larger rivals have pursued for years.<p>The Japanese manufacturer, whose research and development budget is much smaller than major automakers, is the first to create a gasoline-powered engine that uses compression …

Trucks

Introducing Functions as a Service (FaaS)

Functions as a Service or (FaaS) is a framework for building Serverless functions on top of containers. I began the project as a proof of concept in …

Cloud Computing

What delay? Apple’s iPhone 8 will hit stores in September in three different colors

Despite concerns and speculation surrounding the iPhone 8 release date, a new research note from reputed analyst Ming Chi-Kuo claims that the iPhone …

IPhone 8

Fidelity, the $2.3 trillion investment giant, is testing out a new cryptocurrency service

Fidelity is testing out a new service to help make life easier for its clients who invest in cryptocurrencies.<p>The $2.3 trillion investor announced on Wednesday a partnership between its Fidelity Labs, the firm's innovation center, and Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange serving nearly 9 million …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon owns a whole collection of secret brands

When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for? Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren’t terrible?<p>After decades of selling products—and knowing exactly what people are buying, and when they are buying it—Amazon has started cutting …

Amazon

The End of Typing: The Next Billion Mobile Users Will Rely on Video and Voice - WSJ

The internet’s global expansion is entering a new phase, and it looks decidedly unlike the last one.<p>Instead of typing searches and emails, a wave of newcomers—“the next billion,” the tech industry calls them—is avoiding text, using voice activation and communicating with images. They are a swath of …

Mobile

Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps

Google today announced it’s rolling out a change to its Play Store so that better-performing apps – meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don’t drain your smartphone battery – will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues.<p>The goal with this new ranking …

Google

Using a fitness app taught me the scary truth about why privacy settings are a feminist issue

As a lifelong runner, I’ve become adept at predicting the best times, routes, and strategies to jog in cities while avoiding street harassers. From circumventing stops at traffic lights to steadfastly avoiding eye contact with passersby, I’ve adopted behaviors that are unfortunately standard …

Privacy

Google has a plan to store renewable energy -- with salt

Google's system has the potential to last longer than lithium-ion batteries, Bloomberg reports.<p>Google parent Alphabet has a plan for storing renewable energy that would otherwise go to waste -- and it involves vats of salt and antifreeze.<p>The plan, code-named "Malta," has the potential to last …

Renewable Energy

Hackers claim ‘breach’ of cyber firm FireEye

Unknown hackers have dumped information online, purportedly coming from a breach of Mandiant, a subsidiary of cybersecurity firm FireEye.<p>In a post to …

Cybersecurity

Starbucks is a tech company: Why the coffee giant is investing heavily in digital innovation

If the most recent Starbucks investor call was any indication, technology and digital initiatives are becoming a huge priority for the coffee …

Trends

Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>If ants, birds, fish, and bees can pool their collective intelligence to make decisions, why …

Paranormal

Blockchain technology being considered by more than half of big corporations, according to study

More than half of the world's large corporations are looking into blockchain (distributed ledger technology), according to a study by U.K. research …

Bitcoin

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

In 2009, Ira Sager of Businessweek magazine set a challenge for Quid AI's CEO Bob Goodson: programme a computer to pick 50 unheard of companies that are set to rock the world.<p>The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) …

Venture Capital

All speed bumps could be removed under new advice

Speed bumps could be removed from roads in the UK after Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told local councils to scrap them as part of plans …

Air Pollution

Windows 10 Creators Update fully available for all Windows 10 customers

For the past several months, I’ve shared insights on our roll out approach for Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). We’re now moving from a …

Microsoft

Good/Bad Product Manager

Wildbit’s take on the classic good/bad role exercise.<p>When I joined Wildbit as Product Manager for Postmark I had to unlearn a few things I thought I …

Product Management

Microsoft unveils Azure Container Instances, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes

Microsoft’s cloud business is making two notable moves involving containers Wednesday — unveiling a new service that aims to make it much easier to …

Cloud Computing

Apple's ARKit Used to Recreate Classic A-ha 'Take On Me' Video

Developers have been creating some impressive augmented reality apps and games with Apple's upcoming ARKit API, and the latest proof-of-concept video reimagines the video accompanying A-ha's 80s hit "Take On Me."<p>The video, created by augmented reality studio Trixi, uses ARKit, Unity 3D assets, …

Augmented Reality

TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics 'Larger Than a Cell Phone' - ExtremeTech

TSA Will Now Screen All Electronics ‘Larger Than a Cell Phone’<p>By on July 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

TSA

How T-Mobile is using containers in production to increase uptime and save money

After a year of running containers in production, T-Mobile felt comfortable enough Tuesday night before a crowd of Seattle techies to give them a …

T-Mobile

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Machine Learning

Stop making doctors the slaves of computers

“The doctor will see you now.” It’s a common phrase, but no longer true. Even in the exam room, you’re unlikely to make more than fleeting eye …

Health Care

Once Google’s youngest employee, this woman just unveiled a new search company that might make Google worried

Searching on Google can often feel like a useless pursuit. Type something into the search box, and millions of results pop up with endless information that can take hours to sort through.<p>San Francisco-based startup Node wants to change that.<p>Led by founder and CEO Falon Fatemi, Node emerged from …

Startups

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.<p>Traditionally, the interoperability of medical data among institutions has followed three …

Health Care

Cryptoeconomics: Paving the Future of Blockchain Technology

There’s no point in being nuts if you can’t have some fun with it. — “John Nash”, A Beautiful Mind (2001)Page through the articles on blockchain …

Bitcoin