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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-07-21
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A team of researchers from the Queen Mary University of London and the Hamerton Zoo Park recently demonstrated they could identify and collect the DNA of dozens of different species of animal by simply extracting it from the air we breathe. Side note: According to Guinness, the longest anyone’s held their breath on record is just shy of 25 minutes. Up front: Yuck. But also, wow! We’ve long known that scientists could detect environmental DNA, or eDNA as it’s called. But this study puts into perspective not only how useful this could be but how robust our ability to detect…

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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-03-06
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"I am not pumping for my gain," McAfee wrote. Prosecutors say that wasn't true.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2020-09-08
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If your office chair is causing you pain, it might be time for an upgrade.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2019-09-06

With IFA 2019 drawing to a close in Berlin, Germany, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen announced and had a chance to test out at the show.

In particular, we saw more than a few new laptops that excited us for the end of 2019 and beyond in computing.

From the most graphically-powerful laptops we've ever seen to laptops shaped like Ultrabooks but bristling with the power of portable gaming machines, there are some rad laptops coming down the pipe.

Here’s a brief look at the most exciting laptops from IFA 2019.

With an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics processor (GPU) and an Intel Core i9 processor (CPU) inside, as well as a 15-inch, 4K Pantone-validated display with 120Hz refresh rate, Asus’s new pro-grade creators laptop is certainly set to be an incredibly powerful mobile workstation.

Asus also has a 17-inch version of the laptop coming, complete with a four-sided NanoEdge display, the first of its kind with incredibly narrow bezels all around.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-05-29
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A new CDC report found that women represent the majority of breakthrough infections - a sign that the shots may not be working as well for them.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-02-26
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A tuning house based in California called Gunther Werks has launched onto the custom car scene an incredibly attractive run of 993-generation Porsche 911 cars that are heavily customized. The vehicle is a modern interpretation of an extremely rare 993-based Speedster, and Gunther Werks will build 25 of the cars. The entire run is likely to sell out. The customized … Continue reading
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Jeanne Hoffman 2020-07-31
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Shop ’till you drop! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 30 2020, at a price of $11,111. That’s a minor 0.10 percent increase in 24 hours, or $11. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and fifty-two days. We’re still 44 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap…

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Jeanne Hoffman 2019-09-05

US President Donald Trump has claimed the US will not discuss on the ongoing status of Huawei in the country during ongoing trade talks with China.

Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce effectively blacklisted the Chinese mobile giant on national security grounds, preventing American firms from doing business with the company.

The ruling limited Huawei’s access to important components and to the Android operating system as well as Google applications.

Everything you need to know

US has 'no evidence' for Huawei claims

The US has also confirmed some US suppliers will be able to trade with Huawei – if there is no security risk – however it has not approved any of the 130 licence applications it is reported to have received to date.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-05-13
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(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In the largest study of the associations between smoking and cardiovascular disease on cognitive function, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, found both impair the ability to learn and memorize; and that the effects of smoking are more pronounced among females, while males are more impaired by cardiovascular disease. The results appear today in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-01-29
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In New York state, healthcare workers, people over 65-years-old, teachers, public-transit workers, and first responders are eligible for the vaccine.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2020-07-23
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With its emphasis on sci-fi – especially aliens and uncanny tech – the original episodes of The Outer Limits excelled at preying on Cold War fears.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2019-08-14

Just like every other tech company that got caught with its hand in the cookie jar this year — hey there, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — we recently learned that Microsoft had been quietly letting human contractors listen to your Skype translations and Cortana voice recordings.

But unlike Apple and Google, each of which halted listening to some of these recordings after the revelations, Microsoft appears to be merely updating its privacy policy to admit that yes, in fact, humans do review some of these recordings.

The company is, however, analyzing voice snippets from Cortana requests and exchanges, presumably across all platforms including PC, where one might be more readily searching the web with more sensitive requests.

Motherboard spotted the changes, which you can also read for yourself here, here, and here.

Here are the key phrases that might clue you in:

Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-03-19
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The New Yorker shares how Cuomo fostered a bullying work environment that kept women from speaking out.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-01-13
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The criminal complaint said that Louis Capriotti, 45, threatened to surround the White House and kill any Democrat that stepped on the lawn.
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Jeanne Hoffman 2019-11-11
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Instead, Blizzard Entertainment focused on announcing new titles, such as Diablo IV.

Blizzard had enough controversy on its plate before this BlizzCon with the Blitzchung situation, so it wasn’t too surprising to see Diablo: Immortal go unmentioned during the opening ceremonies.

But we also make the best decisions that we can for our game.

How do we make the wizard really cool?

But that particular interaction was very much a bottom-up, here are some opportunities to do something cool, let’s do it.

Diablo IV has a similar system, with items changing spells.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2019-08-01
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Facebook today announced that it’s open-sourcing two algorithms capable of spotting identical and nearly identical photos and videos, which it says it actively uses to fight child exploitation, terrorist propaganda, and graphic violence on its platform.

The company notes that it’s the first time it’s shared any media-matching technology — technology it hopes industry partners, smaller developers, and nonprofits will employ to more easily identify harmful content.

“When we identify a harmful piece of content … technology can help us find duplicates and prevent them from being shared,” wrote global head of safety Antigone Davis and VP of integrity Guy Rosen in a blog post time to coincide with Facebook’s fourth annual Child Safety Hackathon.

“For those who already use their own or other content matching technology, these technologies are another layer of defense … making the systems that much more powerful.”

Facebook says that the two algorithms in question — PDQ and TMK+PDQ — were designed to operate at “high scale” and inspired by existing models and implementations, including pHash, Microsoft’s PhotoDNA, aHash, and dHash.

The photo-matching PDQ was modeled after pHash (although it was designed from scratch), while the video-recognizing TMK+PDQF was developed jointly by the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research team and academics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy.

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Jeanne Hoffman 2021-07-21
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A team of researchers from the Queen Mary University of London and the Hamerton Zoo Park recently demonstrated they could identify and collect the DNA of dozens of different species of animal by simply extracting it from the air we breathe. Side note: According to Guinness, the longest anyone’s held their breath on record is just shy of 25 minutes. Up front: Yuck. But also, wow! We’ve long known that scientists could detect environmental DNA, or eDNA as it’s called. But this study puts into perspective not only how useful this could be but how robust our ability to detect…

This story continues at The Next Web
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-05-13
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(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) In the largest study of the associations between smoking and cardiovascular disease on cognitive function, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, found both impair the ability to learn and memorize; and that the effects of smoking are more pronounced among females, while males are more impaired by cardiovascular disease. The results appear today in the journal Scientific Reports.
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-03-06
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"I am not pumping for my gain," McAfee wrote. Prosecutors say that wasn't true.
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-01-29
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In New York state, healthcare workers, people over 65-years-old, teachers, public-transit workers, and first responders are eligible for the vaccine.
Jeanne Hoffman 2020-09-08
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If your office chair is causing you pain, it might be time for an upgrade.
Jeanne Hoffman 2020-07-23
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With its emphasis on sci-fi – especially aliens and uncanny tech – the original episodes of The Outer Limits excelled at preying on Cold War fears.
Jeanne Hoffman 2019-09-06

With IFA 2019 drawing to a close in Berlin, Germany, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve seen announced and had a chance to test out at the show.

In particular, we saw more than a few new laptops that excited us for the end of 2019 and beyond in computing.

From the most graphically-powerful laptops we've ever seen to laptops shaped like Ultrabooks but bristling with the power of portable gaming machines, there are some rad laptops coming down the pipe.

Here’s a brief look at the most exciting laptops from IFA 2019.

With an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics processor (GPU) and an Intel Core i9 processor (CPU) inside, as well as a 15-inch, 4K Pantone-validated display with 120Hz refresh rate, Asus’s new pro-grade creators laptop is certainly set to be an incredibly powerful mobile workstation.

Asus also has a 17-inch version of the laptop coming, complete with a four-sided NanoEdge display, the first of its kind with incredibly narrow bezels all around.

Jeanne Hoffman 2019-08-14

Just like every other tech company that got caught with its hand in the cookie jar this year — hey there, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — we recently learned that Microsoft had been quietly letting human contractors listen to your Skype translations and Cortana voice recordings.

But unlike Apple and Google, each of which halted listening to some of these recordings after the revelations, Microsoft appears to be merely updating its privacy policy to admit that yes, in fact, humans do review some of these recordings.

The company is, however, analyzing voice snippets from Cortana requests and exchanges, presumably across all platforms including PC, where one might be more readily searching the web with more sensitive requests.

Motherboard spotted the changes, which you can also read for yourself here, here, and here.

Here are the key phrases that might clue you in:

Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing.

Jeanne Hoffman 2021-05-29
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A new CDC report found that women represent the majority of breakthrough infections - a sign that the shots may not be working as well for them.
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-03-19
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The New Yorker shares how Cuomo fostered a bullying work environment that kept women from speaking out.
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-02-26
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A tuning house based in California called Gunther Werks has launched onto the custom car scene an incredibly attractive run of 993-generation Porsche 911 cars that are heavily customized. The vehicle is a modern interpretation of an extremely rare 993-based Speedster, and Gunther Werks will build 25 of the cars. The entire run is likely to sell out. The customized … Continue reading
Jeanne Hoffman 2021-01-13
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The criminal complaint said that Louis Capriotti, 45, threatened to surround the White House and kill any Democrat that stepped on the lawn.
Jeanne Hoffman 2020-07-31
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Schopenhauer used to say: Shop ’till you drop! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 30 2020, at a price of $11,111. That’s a minor 0.10 percent increase in 24 hours, or $11. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and fifty-two days. We’re still 44 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap…

This story continues at The Next Web

Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
Jeanne Hoffman 2019-11-11
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Instead, Blizzard Entertainment focused on announcing new titles, such as Diablo IV.

Blizzard had enough controversy on its plate before this BlizzCon with the Blitzchung situation, so it wasn’t too surprising to see Diablo: Immortal go unmentioned during the opening ceremonies.

But we also make the best decisions that we can for our game.

How do we make the wizard really cool?

But that particular interaction was very much a bottom-up, here are some opportunities to do something cool, let’s do it.

Diablo IV has a similar system, with items changing spells.

Jeanne Hoffman 2019-09-05

US President Donald Trump has claimed the US will not discuss on the ongoing status of Huawei in the country during ongoing trade talks with China.

Earlier this year, the US Department of Commerce effectively blacklisted the Chinese mobile giant on national security grounds, preventing American firms from doing business with the company.

The ruling limited Huawei’s access to important components and to the Android operating system as well as Google applications.

Everything you need to know

US has 'no evidence' for Huawei claims

The US has also confirmed some US suppliers will be able to trade with Huawei – if there is no security risk – however it has not approved any of the 130 licence applications it is reported to have received to date.

Jeanne Hoffman 2019-08-01
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Facebook today announced that it’s open-sourcing two algorithms capable of spotting identical and nearly identical photos and videos, which it says it actively uses to fight child exploitation, terrorist propaganda, and graphic violence on its platform.

The company notes that it’s the first time it’s shared any media-matching technology — technology it hopes industry partners, smaller developers, and nonprofits will employ to more easily identify harmful content.

“When we identify a harmful piece of content … technology can help us find duplicates and prevent them from being shared,” wrote global head of safety Antigone Davis and VP of integrity Guy Rosen in a blog post time to coincide with Facebook’s fourth annual Child Safety Hackathon.

“For those who already use their own or other content matching technology, these technologies are another layer of defense … making the systems that much more powerful.”

Facebook says that the two algorithms in question — PDQ and TMK+PDQ — were designed to operate at “high scale” and inspired by existing models and implementations, including pHash, Microsoft’s PhotoDNA, aHash, and dHash.

The photo-matching PDQ was modeled after pHash (although it was designed from scratch), while the video-recognizing TMK+PDQF was developed jointly by the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research team and academics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy.