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Intel has acquired computer vision startup Itseez for an undisclosed price as it moves further in the Internet of Things and automotive electronics markets.Doug Davis, senior vice president of the Internet of Things group at the world s biggest chip maker, said in a blog post today that Intel is transforming from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.Solutions will need to seamlessly deliver a combination of compute, connectivity, security, machine learning, human machine interfaces and functional safety.Intel is adding new capabilities in cars such as functional safety and over-the-air software management, as well as the ability to see surroundings and interpret them.Computer vision includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images from the real world in order to make informed decisions and automate actions.Davis said Itseez will become a key ingredient for Intel s Internet of Things Group IOTG roadmap, and will help Intel s customers create applications like autonomous driving, digital security and surveillance, and industrial inspection.Itseez is also a key contributor to computer vision standards initiatives including OpenCV and OpenVX.It has to connect the unconnected.
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Debenhams Plc, the struggling U.K. department-store chain, named Amazon.com Inc. fashion executive Sergio Bucher as its new chief executive officer.Bucher will join in October, replacing Michael Sharp, who announced his departure last autumn and will leave the retailer s board in June, the company said in a statement Thursday.Bucher spent the last three years at Internet retailer Amazon.com, where he was vice president of Amazon Fashion Europe, and previously worked at sportswear maker Puma.He also led Inditex SA s creation of the Oysho lingerie brand.Bucher will need to improve upon the record of his predecessor, who struggled to arrest falling earnings in his five years at the helm.Recruiting from Amazon illustrates the increasing importance of online sales and distribution for British retail chains.Amazon s fashion unit has grown in recent years, challenging traditional apparel merchants by offering well-known brands like Gap Inc. as well as its own private-label styles.Debenhams shares have fallen 22 percent over the past twelve months.The retailer sells from 253 locations across 27 countries, with about 160 of them in the U.K. Less than one-fifth of its sales are from online, according to its website.
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Feds keep browser flaw in the hoardA US District Court judge has tossed out evidence gathered by the FBI from Tor users, because the Feds wouldn't reveal how exactly it exploit their browsers to unmask them.US District Judge Robert Bryan didn't demand the release of the exploit, but decided that the defence lawyers had a right to see it, so they could confirm that the FBI didn't breach the terms of the warrant they used to gather the data.In an order on Wednesday PDF , Bryan dismisses the evidence, writing: For the reasons stated orally on the record, evidence of the N.I.T., the search warrant issued based on the N.I.T., and the fruits of that warrant should be excluded and should not be offered in evidence at trial.BootnoteEither inadvertently or deliberately, the court has also posted the deposition given by a security analyst working for the public defender in the case.Tsyrklevich was able to determine that the FBI worked out how to get IP address and another identifier which might have been MAC address from a target's machine.Tsyrklevich, currently identified as a security engineer for Square, says without the code for the client, he can't verify whether the FBI could be certain that it had a unique identifier for Michaud.
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At Home in North America forms the duo a new service giant. CSC currently has three major customers in Sweden, Vattenfall, Saab and Telenor, and is slowly on the rise again. But it has also lost some important contracts, such as Länsförsäkringar Bank, which was picked up by TCS in the spring. Just fight against the hungry Indian companies now take for himself in the Nordic countries will be a key for the new company, which in any case personal can become a real actor. Where the new company should sit is not clear, but the fact that it seems to be the CSC who has the leadership role in the merger, and that HPE want to reduce their activity, suggests that it will be on the east side of the road in Solna, where companies today can wave to each other across the E4 traffic jams. This is while the neighbors farther down the street, EMC and Dell, grappling with a reverse journey that will merge their bags.
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About 176,500 years ago, Neanderthals created a pair of stone rings far within a cave located in France from stalagmites cut to similar heights ranging up to 16-inches.The group found that the stalagmites were snapped from the ground more than one hundred thousand years ago, and such a date sheds light on the humans that lived in the region at the time.According to the study, which was published today in Nature, the humans around at that time had mastered the underground environment, as the rings are located about 368 yards from the cave s entrance.Going so far into the cave would have taken time and planning, not to mention the effort required to collect the materials and construct the rings.In a statement, Jaubert said, These are exceptional tours, certainly for extraordinary reasons we do not yet know."SOURCE: Phys.OrgImage via Reuters
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Sporting a two-tone e-Ink screen and 7-10 days of battery life, the Classic is a chunky middle finger at sleeker smartwatch offerings.It has a ton of features packed into its blocky casing - an LED light, support for the latest Timeline software, and 50 meters of water resistance the only existing Pebble to still offer this .It's also dead cheap, retailing for $99, but often going for $75 or less.Don't let the bargain pricing fool you, the Classic's got it where it counts.
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The effectiveness of this dazzle camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.Researcher Joanna Hall, who works out of CamoLab at the University of Bristol, performed a set of experiments that showed how moving patterns on a target can twist and warp our perception of an object s speed.The white arrows indicate direction of target and the red arrows indicate direction of dynamic texture motion.The researchers discovered that the perceived speed of a target can still be distorted with only a small patch of the dynamic dazzle at each end.If technology were available to construct a surface able to display a moving pattern, Hall said, in theory it could be applied to any object for which it would be useful to disguise the speed.Hall said that one potential military application would be on vehicles that are at risk of attack from rocket-propelled grenades, as the distortion in speed perception could result in a targeting error, thus reducing the risk of a direct hit.
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A group of researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have managed to cut out HIV-1 genes from mice and rat genomes.In a proof-of-concept study, we show that our gene editing technology can be effectively delivered to many organs of two small animal models and excise large fragments of viral DNA from the host cell genome, said Professor Kamel Khalili, who led the study.This, scientists hope, could one day lead to the elimination of the deadly virus in human patients as well.This would potentially excise the viral DNA fragment from the genome altogether.After two weeks, the Temple University team examined their subjects DNA, and found that the HIV DNA was no longer present, seemingly removed from every tissue, including the brain, heart, kidney, liver, lungs, spleen, and blood cells.The next step for Khalili s team will be to conduct a larger study on animals, but the team hopes that a clinical trial for human patients could come to fruition within the next several years.
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Google I/O 2016 winds down today, and it s been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.You can ask Google Assistant questions or make requests and it will use context to generate results.For example, requesting movie suggestions may lead the AI to asking for a specific film genre, then offering to purchase tickets, then providing the QR code for them right within that conversation.We ll see how many disappointed faces it leads to if people don t regularly pick up their Duo calls.It would like to crowdsource some dessert-themed words to name Android N. While this seems like a fun way to get its community involved, ultimate Google will decide on the name and not based on popularity.The rollout will begin with three devices – Asus Chromebook R11, Chromebook Flip, and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel – to start and follow with many more later this year.
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Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network."While customers are responsible for the security of their own environment, security is our top priority and as an industry-owned cooperative we are committed to helping our customers fight against cyber-attacks," SWIFT said in the letter.It said it would add such information to a restricted section of its website, tacking it on to knowledge base tip number 5020928, "Modus Operandi related to breaches in customer s environment."But customers would do well to search elsewhere, too, as the company has scattered recent information about hacks across its knowledge base.Knowledge base entries show that SWIFT has updated its Alliance Access software several times in recent months.Gourlay advised that SWIFT should make five changes in its security guidance.
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The company is now in nearly 40 million to scale up production Kista Ascatron company manufactures a semiconductor material that reduces the energy losses in everything from computer centers for wind turbines. By creating a special 3D-structure of the material can withstand the extra high temperatures, have lower losses and higher reliability. So far, production has occurred in Acreos machines, but now Ascatron build up its own capacity, thanks to a new machine from Italian LPE simultaneously enters a new partner. Now we optimize our processes and we started a pilot production, says CEO Christian Vieider. The goal is to have the first product on the market next year. 2013 was the company with the new technologies and business world 33-list of Sweden's hottest young technology companies.
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Google's Tensor Processing Unit TPU fits in a hard-drive slot of a server and is claimed to accelerate TensorFlow applications equivalent to skipping three generations of Moore's Law.Advertising giant Google has unveiled a custom processor developed to speed up its TensorFlow machine learning platform: the Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU.'We started a stealthy project at Google several years ago to see what we could accomplish with our own custom accelerators for machine learning applications.'TPU is tailored to machine learning applications, allowing the chip to be more tolerant of reduced computational precision, which means it requires fewer transistors per operation.Because of this, we can squeeze more operations per second into the silicon, use more sophisticated and powerful machine learning models and apply these models more quickly, so users get more intelligent results more rapidly.The TPU is far from a lab experiment, too: impressively, Google went from first tested silicon to running applications within its data centres in just 22 days and currently accelerates products from Street View and RankBrain to the machine intelligence which bested Go champion Lee Sedol recently.
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Oracle is suing Google for billions of dollars and on Thursday Larry Page, the CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, was called to the stand by Oracle's lawyers to testify.Oracle's lawyers asked him about the revenue that Google generates from its Android software, which is something Google doesn't publicly discuss.Oracle's expert witness had previously testified that Google has generated $42.3 billion from Android, mostly through advertising.The lawyer showed Page a document presented to Google's board of directors about Android saying, "Our application and advertising services helped build Android into $43B / year ecosystem," according to the live coverage of the trial relayed on Twitter by several reporters and observers at court on Thursday.But Page balked at that document."I don't think those revenues are Google's revenues," he told the court, according to tweets from Sarah Jeong, who is covering the trial for Motherboard.Page said he thought the number referred to how much the entire ecosystem has made on Android, including carriers and others, not just Google.Oracle is suing Google for billions of dollars, alleging that Google owes it a lot of money in royalties and damages for copying certain bits of software from a programming language called Java to when Google created Android.Oracle now owns Java, acquired when it bought the company that created it in 2010, Sun Microsystems.At issue are bits of computer code called application programming interfaces or APIs.Page didn't play into Oracle's handsPage also got in a bunch of other jabs on the stand:When asked why Google acquired the company that had initially created Android, Page took a shot at Java, the programming language owned by Oracle at the heart of this trial."I was frustrated with the state of phones at the time… many of which were running Java," he replied, according to tweets from EFF activist Parker Higgins.In a line of questioning about how if he knew that Google did not license these APIs from Sun yes, he did know that , Page also pushed back, "I don't agree we copied code," reports Motherboard's Jeong.Page said he thought it was industry practice to take API headers and re implement them.Google is now arguing that its use of these APIs fall within fair use.
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BOX Bottle Opener X is probably the world's first smart bottle opener and it might be interesting if you want to race drink with your buddies. BOX linked to the user's mobile phone via wifi and with the associated app can notify their friends via Facebook Messenger Slack or when opening a bottle. There is also a top list of who opened the most caps and you can also get awards based on how many bottles they opened. The clever bottle opener is supposed to be funded through Kickstarter crowdfundingsajten and campaign kicks off tomorrow if you would be interested. via The Verge bottleopenerx.com
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The sci-fi blockbuster would have to get from script to special effects at warp speed.When he was 8, the Lins invested their life savings in a fish-and-chips shop in Anaheim, California, and moved to nearby Buena Park, where they worked nonstop, overstayed their visas, and lived in fear of deportation until President Reagan s Immigration Reform and Control Act granted them amnesty in 1987.Unable to speak English, Lin was sent to the Boys Club of Buena Park, where Coach Bob tapped him and his younger brother, John—the only Asian kids—for the basketball team.He envied his neighbors, the Klug brothers, who had a trampoline and all the Hot Wheels cars I couldn t afford.Last year, Lin coproduced Hollywood Adventures, an American action comedy about Chinese tourists in LA, created for a Chinese audience.Now the team has set up a comedy with Jeremy Renner at HBO and a Bruce Lee-themed series at Cinemax, and they re developing the classic samurai graphic novel Lone Wolf and Cub, among many other projects.
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While all 15 companies in the latest batch hold promise, and encompass some very wild ambitions, these three stood out thanks to creative applications of advanced tech to sometimes overlooked, but truly massive potential markets.The company s ROVéo 250 is a remotely operated vehicle that can navigate rugged terrain, endure harsh environments and do the very heavy lifting that humans would find challenging even with the right tools in tow.Co-founders Lucian Cucu and Thomas Estier said they were inspired by generations of Mars rovers, but also the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, to build their machine.The wearables, called the LIV, contain sophisticated motion sensors and connect to a user s smartphone via Bluetooth.Beyond hair pulling, kids and adults alike struggle with nail biting, skin picking and thumb sucking.When users choose to connect their bracelets to their smartphones via Bluetooth, the LIV app shows them a chart tracking the times of day when they are most likely to fall into their repetitive behaviors.
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Starbucks Free Wifi Security ConcernsWalk by any Starbucks within 100 miles of your house and chances are that you ll see several people sitting at a table, drinking coffee and enjoying the free Wi-Fi.Starbucks and free Wi-Fi have become synonymous with one another over the past few years — one unable to exists without the other — but the next time you log on to a public coffee shop hotspot, you might want to consider the risks you re taking.Of course, there s nothing special about the Wi-Fi at Starbucks specifically, but it s a place where nearly everyone has connected at some point.give me 1-4 hours or less and close enough distance to a wifi antenna, I ll break your WPA2… but give me 15 minutes and I ll break your WEP.One the other hand, computer security engineer David Seidman explains that the chances of being targeted on a random hotspot at a random hotspot is unlikely: However, the truth is that most users will never be targeted because such an operation is risky and, more importantly, time consuming for the attacker, because the attacker needs to be physically present.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
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Photo: Pete Treasure Ahtio News News Comment Comment: Considered by many to N95 in Nokia's last as nurse of the global popularity of smart phones. Its publication comes in the autumn for 10 years. But we still should conquer the rest of the world in addition to Finland. Sales of tablets and phones based on decreases, and smart phones sales margins have shrunk very thin. Nokia mobile phones are the days of glory for several years, which is an eternity in the world of mobile. However, the stakes are high, as evidenced by the HMD marketing budget of EUR 440 million.
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View photosMoreThe logo of Hyundai is pictured at at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2016.REUTERS/Chaiwat SubprasomSEOUL Reuters - Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch its next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle in early 2018, Vice Chairman Yang Woong-chul said on Wednesday, to better compete with Japanese rivals and meet tougher emissions rules.Hyundai launched the world's first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in 2013, dubbed the Tucson Fuel Cell, but sales have trailed expectations due in part to a lack of refueling stations and a high price tag.For its new fuel cell vehicle, the automaker is set to double the driving range to about 800 kilometers 497 miles , the Electronic Times reported in January.The automaker declined to comment on details of the new fuel cell vehicle when contacted by Reuters.Hyundai, which has long trumpeted fuel-cell vehicles - those powered by electricity generated using hydrogen and oxygen - also plans to launch its first battery-powered car later this year.
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Google Home Assistant Specs Release DateAmazon s Echo is already a popular tool that many of you may have already purchased, but Google isn t going to sit idly by as Amazon handles you questions.Just like with Echo, you ll be able to ask Google Home to do a bunch of things for you, including providing answers to your questions, and controlling other apps.Google Home lets you enjoy music and entertainment, manage everyday tasks, and ask Google questions.Google Home will work in all rooms of your home, and will let you manage to-do lists, shopping lists, set alarms, and timers.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.Show entire article
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Social channels are one of the most effective ways to drive app downloads, but they re often a missed opportunity.Much like how a friend would recommend a new eatery to you after devouring its amazing chef s tasting menu, social appetizing allows users to share their excitement over a new app, thereby enticing newcomers to download and spend.Yet many app publishers are ignoring this valuable channel.No question, acquiring high-quality users is becoming more challenging year after year, and social appetizing provides a better opportunity to attract the audience you want for your app.The line between mobile and desktop users continues to be blurred, as 67 percent of consumers begin their shopping experience on one device and move to another before purchasing.Focusing on social media — which is used by a majority of mobile users — allows your company to target the desired demographic in a more efficient way.However, more money doesn t guarantee solid results, unless you know exactly what you re doing.
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Metall som inte förbränts vid kremering kan i framtiden få nytt liv.Metalldelar som blir kvar efter kremering av döda ska nu bli en del av kretsloppet.I dag väntas riksdagen fatta beslut om att metall som inte förbränts vid kremering och som skilts från askan ska återvinnas.Med nuvarande hanteringen grävs mer än 20 ton metallskrot, bland annat proteser och kistbeslag, ned på kyrkogårdarna.Det kan påverka människors hälsa och miljön på ett skadligt sätt och därför vill regeringen göra det möjligt att återvinna metallföremål som inte förbränts vid kremering.Enligt förslaget ska eventuella överskott som krematorieägaren får från återvinningen gå till Allmänna arvsfonden.
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Haittaohjelmat saastuttavat mobiililaitteita ennätystahtia, varoittaa teknologiayhtiö Nokia.Tiedot perustuvat yhtiön kahdesti vuodessa julkaisemaan raporttiin, jossa se kartoittaa ja arvioi erilaisiin mobiili- ja verkkolaitteisiin kohdistuvia uhkia.Raportteja on tehty vuodesta 2012 saakka.Ylivoimaisesti suosituimpia haittaohjelmien kohteita ovat älypuhelimet.Nokia kertoo, että viime vuonna älypuhelinten haittaohjelmatartunnat kasvoivat lähes 400 prosenttia.Eniten haittaohjelmat piinaavat Androidia käyttäviä älypuhelimia ja taulutietokoneita.
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More than 1,500 pedestrians landed in emergency rooms in 2010 because of accidents sustained while texting and walking at the same time — up nearly 500% since 2005, according to an Ohio State University study.Other researchers say phones account for 10% of pedestrian injuries, and a half-dozen deaths a year.A handful of brilliant minds have formed ideas to tackle this worldwide epidemic, including texter-only lanes and signs that discourage checking Facebook.Signs that warn drivers of texting pedestrians...Swedish designers Jacob Sempler and Emil Tiismann created these traffic signs for Stockholm.They were installed in three different locations in November 2015.
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