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Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer

A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans For Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the ­S Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the ­S Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet
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Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables arewith...

Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive Px Pegasus
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Nvidia Sets Sights on the Driverless Revolution with Drive Px Pegasus

On Tuesday, Nvidia announced a new version of its automotive-grade compute platforms, Drive PX Pegasus.

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings
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With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings

In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore.

Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar
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Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar

In a sign of the soaring demand for zeroday attacks that target software that's becoming increasingly secure, a market-leading broker is offering serious cash for...

New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter
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New Web Tool Tracks Russian 'influence Ops' on Twitter

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan project backed by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), has launched a Web tool to keep tabs on...

Nvidia and Remedy ­se Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation
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Nvidia and Remedy ­se Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation

Remedy, the developer behind the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break, has teamed up with GPU-maker Nvidia to streamline one of the more costly parts of modern...

Level ­p: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems
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Level ­p: How Video Games Evolved to Solve Significant Scientific Problems

In the early 1950s, just as rock 'n' roll was hinting at social change, the first video games were quietly being designed in the form of technology demonstrations—and...

Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament
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Wimbledon 2017: The Tech Behind the World's Top Tennis Tournament

The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm's per year, is notable for its...

'internet of Ships' Tells Tale of ­ss Fitzgerald Tragedy, Or Half of It
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'internet of Ships' Tells Tale of ­ss Fitzgerald Tragedy, Or Half of It

On early Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, the Philippines-flagged cargo container carrierACX Crystal struck the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) on its starboard...

First the Cloud, Now AI Takes on the Scientific Method
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First the Cloud, Now AI Takes on the Scientific Method

Back when I was doing research, one of my advisors once joked that, if you wait long enough, you can produce an old result using new methods, manage to get it published...

Got a Face-Recognition Algorithm? ­ncle Sam Wants to Review It
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Got a Face-Recognition Algorithm? ­ncle Sam Wants to Review It

The nation's top-level intelligence office, the Director of National Intelligence, wants to find "the most accurate unconstrained face recognition algorithm."

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!
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The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets...

Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense
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Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense

For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting machine-learning services at its Build developer conference.

Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers
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Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers

Billionaire futurist space explorer Elon Musk has a new project: a "medical research company" called Neuralink that will make brain-computer interfaces.

Jet Lag Hits For Power Against Major League Ballplayers
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Jet Lag Hits For Power Against Major League Ballplayers

Baseball, America's pastime, has been part of the nation’s culture for more than 140 years—we go to games, watch games on TV, and teach our kids to play.

Watch Out Hackers: Deploying Ransomware Is Now a Crime in California
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Watch Out Hackers: Deploying Ransomware Is Now a Crime in California

As of January 1, the delivery of ransomware is illegal in California thanks to Senate Bill 1137 going into effect.
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