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That Time the Super Bowl Secretly Used Facial Recognition Software on Fans

In pre-9/11, pre-Snowden America it was still a far-fetched idea.<p>Fifteen years ago, 100,000 football fans streamed into the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV. They would witness the wild card Ravens handily defeat the Giants, take in a halftime show that featured N'Sync and …

Surveillance

Google Makes Learning Neural Networks Free

Holy puppy slugs, Batman...<p>Like many other tech companies and researchers—and a growing number of digital artists—Google is very interested in machine learning, a vital component in creating artificially intelligent neural networks that would allow future machines to "think." More than that, they …

How Facebook engineers cleverly hacked their way around a time-wasting problem with Oculus

They were working on developing games and experiences for virtual reality, by way of Facebook's own Oculus Rift VR headset.<p>But having to put the Rift goggles on every ten seconds to see the effects of the changes they made to the code, and then taking them off again to get back to work on a …

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

"Everybody's life feels like a series of projects," said Chris Gagnon, who oversees McKinsey's organizational health research. On a podcast about organizations Going From Fragile to Agile Chris talked about project-based organizations. He said projects are how leading organizations develop new …

How To: Create an Encryption Program with Python

Hello, fellow grey hat hackers and aspiring coders. I'm back again with another python tutorial. Just that this one is gonna be a lot cooler ;-). We …

Forensics

Drug traffickers are hacking US surveillance drones to get past border patrol

The US Department of Homeland Security has turned to using small drones to monitor its borders, but drug traffickers have apparently already found a …

The New Aesthetic — China has made obedience to the State a game |...

The Irresistible Psychology of Fairy Tales

How can we parse our curious fascination with fairy tales, which persists while the times change and we change with them? The years between 2010 and …

Literature

thestate.ae

Book on Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon

Thanks to RM and SW for posting about this elsewhere!<p>There’s a recent book out entitled, “<i>Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the</i> …

Turkish police shoot down unmanned aircraft above protest - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Over the past two weeks, thousands of protesters have rallied at Gezi in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, against the government’s plans to raze the public …

Boundless Informant: Augmented State Surveillance

I start with a <i>nota bene</i> by saying that I do not self-identify as a “surveillance scholar” but given our current sociotechnical and political …

The New Aesthetic — Molly Dilworth - Paintings for Satellites I have...

Illusory Correlations: When The Mind Makes Connections That Don't Exist - PsyBlog

Why do CEOs who excel at golf get paid more, despite poorer stock market performance?<p>To see how easily the mind jumps to the wrong conclusions, try …

Strolling smacks of introspection

"It is becoming hard these days to justify the pleasures of simply 'going for a walk'. In a world of sponsored hikes and mass marathons, strolling …

Decision Theory FAQ

Co-authored with crazy88. Please let us know when you find mistakes, and we'll fix them. Last updated 03-27-2013.<p><b>Contents</b>:<p><i>Decision theory</i>, also known …

The New Aesthetic — But what if the singularity is already underway?...

But what if the singularity is already underway? And if it is–what does it look like?<p>Suppose it looks like mitochondria. Suppose we’re becoming the …

Data-Mysticism, Algorithmic Ecologies & The Human-Executable – Interview with Mitchell Whitelaw for Neural Magazine #40

<i>Limits To Growth – Mitchell Whitelaw</i><p>Well known within the digital media and generative arts community for his research and writing as well as his own …

The New Aesthetic — World’s First Bitcoin ATM Is Announced - First...

Microsoft Announces Kinect Price, Hopes to Boost 360 Sales Further

A full year after revealing plans to jump into the motion-controller game, Microsoft has finally announced the price for their Kinect hardware, a motion sensor that sits atop the television. The add-on, which works with Xbox 360, will ship to stores in November of this year, cost $150, and come …

Kinect

This Guy Became An Expert On Syrian Arms Trafficking, Just By Watching YouTube

Eliot Higgins, AKA Brown Moses, represents a strange new breed: the armchair weapons analyst.<p>Last October, Eliot Higgins, a 34-year-old resident of Leicester, England, lost his job. With time to waste, he turned to YouTube. Now, he’s one of the world’s foremost experts on the flow of illegal …

When Will Cars Go Extinct?

A technology historian talks to Emily Badger about the decline of the car–and why most of us can’t conceive of it.<p>Last week on <i>The Atlantic Cities</i>, Emily Badger had a fascinating piece on “socio-technological transitions,” a term that refers to long-term shifts in technology. In it, she talks to …

Flipboard launches custom curation tools, wants to unleash your inner magazine editor

Flipboard has carved out a niche as one of the leading news and content-consumption apps for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, with its …