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Google Using AI to Update Business Hours on Google Maps
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Google Using AI to Update Business Hours on Google Maps

The predictions are run by humans along the way.

Europe Is Building a Huge International Facial Recognition System
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Europe Is Building a Huge International Facial Recognition System

Lawmakers advance proposals to let police forces across the EU link their photo databases—which include millions of pictures of people's faces.

Drone Operators Who Halted Russian Convoy Headed for Kyiv
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Drone Operators Who Halted Russian Convoy Headed for Kyiv

A Russian armored convey headed toward Kyiv was halted by night ambushes by Ukrainian special forces and drone operators who are part of an air reconnaissance unit...

Solving the Challenges of Robotic Pizza-Making
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Solving the Challenges of Robotic Pizza-Making

Researchers have created an architecture for a robotic manipulation system that could teach robots to handle pizza dough.

Hackers Target Customers of 8 Malaysian Banks
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Hackers Target Customers of 8 Malaysian Banks

According to Slovak security firm ESET, the malicious apps are tied to websites spoofing legitimate services in Malaysia, including six clearing services and a...

Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers
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Cities Using Digital Twins Like SimCity for Policymakers

Cities like Orlando, FL, and Singapore are using digital twins to generate virtual models of themselves, in order to simulate the effects of potential new policies...

AI Can Create Computer Inside Itself to Run Another AI, Play Pong
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AI Can Create Computer Inside Itself to Run Another AI, Play Pong

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed an approach that enables a neural network to run a code like a standard computer.

Exxon Weighs Taking Gas-to-Bitcoin Pilot to Four Countries
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Exxon Weighs Taking Gas-to-Bitcoin Pilot to Four Countries

A pilot program launched by Exxon Mobil Corp. involves powering cryptocurrency-mining operations using excess natural gas that otherwise would be burned off from...

State Department Launches Cyber Bureau
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State Department Launches Cyber Bureau

The newly-minted office starts its work as U.S. and world leaders fret about cyberattacks spilling out of Russia's unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat
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Algorithm Can Identify People by Their Heartbeat

Researchers are developing an algorithm that can identify people by heartbeat.

Surfing the Metaverse's Real Estate Boom
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Surfing the Metaverse's Real Estate Boom

High prices have pushed some toward collective ownership, but the future of virtual properties is uncertain.

Artificial Neurons Go Quantum with Photonic Circuits
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Artificial Neurons Go Quantum with Photonic Circuits

Researchers demonstrated a quantum memristor on an integrated quantum processor operating on single photons in an effort to link artificial intelligence and quantum...

UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data
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UPS Expands Deal with Google Cloud to Prepare for Surge in Data

United Parcel Service has expanded its deal with Google Cloud, which will involve greater network, storage, and computing capacity.

HSBC Working with IBM to Accelerate Quantum Computing Readiness
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HSBC Working with IBM to Accelerate Quantum Computing Readiness

Bank envisions application of quantum capabilities for priorities such as pricing and portfolio optimisation, sustainability, risk, and fraud

3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine
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3D-Printed Tablets Offer Taste of Personalized Medicine

Researchers at the U.K.'s University College London have demonstrated that three-dimensional printing could be used to produce personalized medicines.

Speed Limit of Computers Detected
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Speed Limit of Computers Detected

Researchers have determined that a microchip's maximum signal transmission speed is about 1 petahertz, roughly 100,000 times faster than current transistors.

'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits
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'Momentum Computing' Pushes Technology's Thermodynamic Limits

Two University of California, Davis researchers have proposed a computational method for dissipating a small fraction of the heat generated by conventional computer...

Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack
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Researchers Protect Solar Technologies from Cyberattack

University of Georgia researchers unveiled a sensor system that watches power electronic converters at solar energy farms for signs of cyberattack in real time....

A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs
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A Robot Small Enough to Explore the Lungs

A new magnetic tentacle robot is tiny enough to take tissue samples from the lung's smallest bronchial vessels, or to deliver cancer therapy.

Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?
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Do EV Charging Stations Open the Power Grid to Attack?

Electric vehicle Charging Station Management Systems need greater focus on security.
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