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People Trust Robots, Even When They Don't Inspire Trust
From Schneier on Security

People Trust Robots, Even When They Don't Inspire Trust

Interesting research: In the study, sponsored in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the researchers recruited a group of 42 volunteers...

Interview: LANL’s Gary Grider on the new MarFS Object Storage Project
From insideHPC

Interview: LANL’s Gary Grider on the new MarFS Object Storage Project

"We wanted to get away from the complexity of POSIX for data, yet retain the parts of POSIX that people are used to (metadata manipulation). By divorcing ourselves...

Hands On with the BBC Micro:Bit
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Hands On with the BBC Micro:Bit

Recently a padded envelop showed up in the mail. No return address. No identifying information. Inside was a BBC Micro:Bit. Now I have played with one once or twice...

Omnichannel Complicates Demand Planning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Omnichannel Complicates Demand Planning

Interesting conversation in Retailwire:How is omnichannel complicating demand planning?By Tom RyanDemand planning "has become an enigma" for supply chain professionals...

Retirement a Flawed Concept
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retirement a Flawed Concept

Interesting thoughts in the HBR: Retirement is a Flawed Concept.  Will comment when I finally try it.

NeuroWine Claimed
From The Eponymous Pickle

NeuroWine Claimed

A more direct sensory link than the usual examples.  SA neuroscientists develop first NeuroWineBy Admire Moyo, ITWeb's senior news journalist.Johannesburg, 20 Apr...

New Sensors for an Internet of Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Sensors for an Internet of Things

An internet of things is also connected to its environment, which needs sensors to detect context.  Context can drive analytics with data.  Looking for new ways...

Rise of the Chatbots
From XRDS

Rise of the Chatbots

Almost two decades ago I saw in the arcades the futuristic fighting game “Rise of the Robots”. As a youngster I was imagining what the future of computing and robotics...

Video: Intel Omni-Path Fabric Management and Tool Features
From insideHPC

Video: Intel Omni-Path Fabric Management and Tool Features

In this video from the 2016 OpenFabrics Workshop, James Wright from Intel presents: Intel Omni-Path Fabric Management and Tools Features. "The Intel Omni-Path Fabric...

X-Stack PI Meeting Showcases Exascale Code
From insideHPC

X-Stack PI Meeting Showcases Exascale Code

Berkeley Lab recently hosted the fourth annual X-Stack PI event, where X-Stack researchers, facilities teams, application scientists, and developers from national...

Graffiti by Drone
From Schneier on Security

Graffiti by Drone

Drones can graffiti walls that no person can reach. (Note that wired.com blocks ad blockers. My trick is to copy the page and then paste it into my text editor.)...

Huazhong University of Science Wins ASC16 Student Cluster Challenge
From insideHPC

Huazhong University of Science Wins ASC16 Student Cluster Challenge

In news from China this week, the Huazhong University of Science has won the ASC16 Student Cluster Challenge. The final round of the competition concluded Friday...

Performing Simulation-Based, Real-time Decision Making with Cloud HPC
From insideHPC

Performing Simulation-Based, Real-time Decision Making with Cloud HPC

Zach Smocha from Rescale presented this talk at the HPC User Forum. "Manor Racing is partnering with San Francisco based Rescale as a key technology provider for...

How will you die? Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Stroke?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

How will you die? Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Stroke?

Before the 1950s, many of us suffered from poliomyelitis and too many ended up crippled. Then we developed a vaccine and eradicated the disease. Before the second...

A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers
From Phys.org Technology News

A look at the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown. A...

Mellanox Powers OpenStack Cloud at University of Cambridge
From insideHPC

Mellanox Powers OpenStack Cloud at University of Cambridge

Today Mellanox announced that University of Cambridge has selected Mellanox End-to-End Ethernet interconnect solution including Spectrum SN2700 Ethernet switches...

An IKEA Virtual Reality App
From The Eponymous Pickle

An IKEA Virtual Reality App

Always liked the innovation that has come out of IKEA,  Here a sims-like VR App.  Have not tried yet, but will.  How well does this work as VR, as engagement?

Basic Apache Spark Utilization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Basic Apache Spark Utilization

Good basic, mostly non technical introduction:Basic Spark Utilization for Analytics in Big Databy Atif Farid MohammadApache Spark is a Big Data Analytics Engine...

BlackBerry's Global Encryption Key
From Schneier on Security

BlackBerry's Global Encryption Key

Last week there was a big news story about the Blackberry encryption. The news was that all BlackBerry devices share a global encryption key, and that the Canadian...

How city design is adapting to older populations
From Putting People First

How city design is adapting to older populations

As cities experience a demographic shift, the need for age-friendly design is becoming ever more critical. From almshouses to driverless cars, the future of urban...
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