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New Windows Server Updates Cause DC Boot Loops, Break Hyper-V
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New Windows Server Updates Cause DC Boot Loops, Break Hyper-V

The updates cause Windows domain controllers enter a boot loop, with servers getting into an endless cycle of Windows starting and then rebooting after a few minutes...

Algorithm Helps Robots Avoid Obstacles in Their Path
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Algorithm Helps Robots Avoid Obstacles in Their Path

An algorithm developed by researchers at the University of South Australia aims to help robots avoid humans and other obstacles in their path.

Top Programming Languages: Coding Favorite Tops List Again
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Top Programming Languages: Coding Favorite Tops List Again

Python has topped software testing outfit Tiobe's programming language list for the second year in a row, as it was awarded the title of programming language of...

AI Powers Autonomous Materials Discovery
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AI Powers Autonomous Materials Discovery

Cornell University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence tool that aims to speed up the process of materials discovery.

Walk-Through Metal Detectors Can Be Hacked, Research Finds
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Walk-Through Metal Detectors Can Be Hacked, Research Finds

Researchers at Cisco Talos have identified nine software vulnerabilities in commonly used metal detectors manufactured by Garrett.

Machine Learning Framework Models Quantum Devices
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Machine Learning Framework Models Quantum Devices

An algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo uses machine learning to determine the relationship between quantum inputs and outputs in order...

Homeland Security Offers Hackers a Bounty to Find Bugs
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Homeland Security Offers Hackers a Bounty to Find Bugs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the "Hack DHS" bug bounty program in which outside hackers will be paid to identify vulnerabilities in certain...

U.S. National Security Adviser Asks Software Companies to Discuss Cybersecurity
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U.S. National Security Adviser Asks Software Companies to Discuss Cybersecurity

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has asked major software companies and developers to discuss ways to improve digital security, as hacks against...

Texas Teen Creates App to Give His Sister a Voice
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Texas Teen Creates App to Give His Sister a Voice

Texas-based teenager Archer Calder created a Web-based application to give his sister Della, who has a speech-inhibiting genetic disorder, the means to communicate...

Nike Buys Virtual Sneaker Maker RTFKT in Metaverse Push
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Nike Buys Virtual Sneaker Maker RTFKT in Metaverse Push

Nike has acquired RTFKT, a virtual sneaker company, as part of an effort to expand in the "metaverse," where users can purchase clothing, virtual land, and other...

Exploring Emotions with VR
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Exploring Emotions with VR

Researchers used virtual reality to evoke emotions as realistically as possible in a study.

The 'Most Serious' Security Breach Ever is Unfolding Right Now. Here's What You Need to Know
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The 'Most Serious' Security Breach Ever is Unfolding Right Now. Here's What You Need to Know

Much of the Internet, from Amazon's cloud to connected TVs, is riddled with the log4j vulnerability, and has been for years.

Converting Laws to Programs
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Converting Laws to Programs

In highly regulated industries, it is critical that laws are translated precisely into code that reflects their intent.

University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality
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University Launches First Full Class in Virtual Reality


Engineers Teach AI to Navigate Ocean with Minimal Energy
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Engineers Teach AI to Navigate Ocean with Minimal Energy

Artificial intelligence technology is being used to enable autonomous drones exploring the deep ocean to navigate using currents instead of fighting them.

Machines That See the World More Like Humans Do
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Machines That See the World More Like Humans Do

The 3D Scene Perception via Probabilistic Programming system helps machines perceive the world in a more human-like manner.

Quenching the Flames: AI, Data Help Fight Global Wildfires
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Quenching the Flames: AI, Data Help Fight Global Wildfires

New technologies are being deployed to predict, monitor, and fight wildfires as their frequency and ferocity grow.

Software Flaw Sparks Global Race to Patch Bug
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Software Flaw Sparks Global Race to Patch Bug

Companies and governments scrambled this past weekend to patch a major bug in a piece of popular Internet software that security experts warned could grant hackers...

Clearview AI Does Well in Another Round of Facial Recognition Accuracy Tests
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Clearview AI Does Well in Another Round of Facial Recognition Accuracy Tests

The company also performed well last month in a test of its ability to match two different photos of the same person.

Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking to Block Its Access to iPhones
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Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking to Block Its Access to iPhones

Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of "flagrant" violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.
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