Carnegie Mellon University

Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out?

Short answer: Probably not.<p>Pull a USB flash drive out of your Mac without first clicking to eject it, and you’ll get a stern, shameful warning: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.”<p>But do you really need to eject a thumb drive the right way?<p>Probably not. Just wait for it to finish copying your data, give it …

Carnegie Mellon University

A new machine learning strategy that could enhance computer vision

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a technique that could allow deep learning …

Machine Learning

Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

Here’s a work scenario many of us know too well: You are in a meeting and your manager brings up a project that needs to be assigned. It’s not particularly challenging work, but it’s time-consuming, unlikely to drive revenue, and probably won’t be recognized or included in your performance …

Gender

'I punched him so hard he cried': inside the Street Fighter movie

It was the early 1990s and every teenager in the world knew about Street Fighter II. Originally released in the arcades and then on the SNES and Mega Drive consoles, the game featured a cast of weird, semi-magical combatants with names like Ryu, Chun-Li and Guile battling it out for victory in the …

Martial Arts

Ron Satlof, Director of Eight Perry Mason Telefilms, Dies at 79

An Oscar nominee, he also worked on 'Mean Streets,' 'McCloud,' 'Diagnosis Murder' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' during his career.<p>Ron Satlof, a …

Los Angeles

Sen. Rand Paul: Russian Accountability Is Not The Point Of Summit

Sen. Rand Paul (R- KY.) said that Monday’s Trump-Putin Summit is not about Russian accountability for cyber-hacking and election interference.<p>"I …

Conservative View

Workshops: College Audition Prep Intensive With Carnegie Mellon, Baldwin Wallace & More

Seeking participants for a College Audition Prep Intensive at the Cleveland Music Theatre. Company asks: "Auditioning for college musical theater …

College & University

Selfie claims two: Techies die while taking selfie at waterfall

<b>Bengaluru, July 17:</b> The craze for selfies claimed the lives of two young techies when they were washed away in a waterfall in Karnataka while trying …

India

How Artificial Intelligence Is Being Misused To Harm Students

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but today’s AI is not as advanced as robo-graders want you to think.<p>If someone you love depends on the SATs or GREs this should trouble you. A recent article by NPR discussed the use of computers to <i>robo-grade</i> essays in exams such as the SAT and GRE.<p>That’s</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom

The failure on the part of establishment media to defend Julian Assange, who has been trapped in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, has …

Liberal View

Democrats’ calls for Trump to cancel Putin meeting absurd

Democrats had no issue with Russia when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did her infamous “Russian Reset” or gave the Russians 20 percent of …

Russia

Small companies hit hardest by tariff backlash

Steve Gould, owner of Golden Moon Distillery in Golden, Colo., expected export revenue to grow 15 percent to about 25 percent this year before Europe …

Economy

Fundraising through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) Workshop

The Blockchain Centre Workshop Series: Fundraising through ICOs.<p>(Please note this is a paid workshop.)<p>This workshop provides an introduction to the …

Cryptocurrency

Consumer confidence is high, Democratic sore losers are not gaining ground

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Last week was not a good one for anti-Trumpers, who include virtually all Democrats and most establishment Republicans.<p>Deputy …

Donald Trump

Sen. Rand Paul: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" Has Gone Over The Top And People Have Lost The Big Picture

Sen. Rand Paul debates CNN's Wolf Blitzer about "Trump derangement syndrome" and the media's reaction to the Trump-Putin summit. He responds to Newt …

Russia

CMU holds 3rd India alumni meet in city

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a private research university based in Pennsylvania, organised its third India alumni meet here.<p>The meet, named …

India

CMU prof finishes in the money at World Series of Poker, takes lessons into the classroom

Larry Pileggi finished in the top 3 percent of players at this year's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, walked with about $37,700 and ...

Pittsburgh

Sen. Bernie Sanders Speaks At 3rd Day Of Teachers Union Conference

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at the third day of the American Federation of Teachers Convention …

Bernie Sanders

As Chandamama firm goes bust, rare copies, key patents lie locked up in Mumbai building

Geodesic Ltd and its top officials are now under the scanner of the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police, Enforcement Directorate and the …

India News

DARPA Ground X-Vehicle Technologies First Details

Military vehicles are by definition in need of advanced technologies to function properly. Be it tanks, airplanes or submarines, they need to be able …

DARPA

Inventing The Next Computer

Keyboards? A thing of the past. Screens? Forget them.<p>Americans spend more than 10 hours every day staring at screens. But researchers are developing cutting-edge interfaces that could change the way we interact with digital media–interfaces that, in many cases, don’t require screens at all. …

Inventions

A replacement for traffic lights gets its first test

The world’s first traffic light system began operating near the Houses of Parliament in London in 1868. It consisted of a set of gas lights operated …

American Cities

Meet 2 couples sharing their lives and a love of sports

On left, <b>Sheila</b> and <b>Gretchen O’Sullivan</b> are members of the DC Strokes Rowing Club. On right, <b>Fred Dever</b> and <b>Eric Czander</b> met on the DC Aquatics team. …

LGBTQI

Flashback: When AI paid chump change

Now that AI's brightest minds earn six- and seven-figure salaries, it's worth remembering that the field didn't always command the big bucks. I was …

Business

Will shutting down WhatsApp really solve the increasing menace of fake news?- Technology News, Firstpost

Since the I&B Ministry pulled up Whatsapp for the increasing fake news menace in India, different solutions have been offered from different …

Technology (India)

Kidz Theater Presents CABARET

Starting next Friday, Kidz Theater presents a new production of Cabaret, written by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff. The final …

Dear Evan Hansen

Accident Victims Died When Onlookers Posed For Selfies At Crash Site Instead Of Answering Their Pleas For Help

While one victim died immediately, two others writhed in pain on the road for more than half an hour -- but onlookers preferred to take selfies.<p>In a …

Offbeat News

Academic expert says Google and Facebook's AI researchers aren't doing science

The field of artificial intelligence, to those on the outside, must appear to be an orderly gathering of intellectuals collaborating at the cutting edge of technology. It’s not. If you dig beyond the hyperbole of Elon Musk and the wonders promised by Google, there’s a number of gnashing dissenters …

Artificial Intelligence

Decentralized Applications Are Not Dead and Parallels to Traditional Online Gaming

<b>Introduction to Blockchain Based Gaming & ERC-721</b><p>AxiomZen the company behind CryptoKitties, designed a game based on Ethereum and the ERC-721 token. …

Blockchain

Five myths about artificial intelligence

<i>LaPlante is senior vice president for the national security sector at MITRE Corporation, a nonprofit research and engineering organization. White is</i> …

Artificial Intelligence