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Revenge porn isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but with advancements in AI, “deepfakes” — an AI-based technology used to digitally produce or alter realistic looking video content — are becoming increasingly harder to distinguish from real videos.To combat this, Virginia just became one of the first states in the US to impose criminal penalties on the spread of non-consensual, computer-generated “deepfake” images and videos.The amendment officially went into effect yesterday, the Verge reported, and means that anyone found guilty of distributing deepfake material will face a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.The new law clarifies that revenge porn also includes “falsely created videographic or still image” — which could mean photoshopped images, fake video footage, and “deepfakes” fall under this law.Deepfake tech has become easily accessible and videos can be made via apps or on affordable consumer-grade equipment, which is partly why earlier this year the web was flooded with pornographic films of high-profile female celebrities.The erosive effects deepfakes could have on politics are also obvious — such as a video of Barack Obama calling Trump a “dipshit” or doctored-footage of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounding drunk.
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You can’t go to an enterprise conference these days without talking containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container management system.It’s no surprise then, that we’ll do the same at our inaugural TC Sessions: Enterprise event on September 5 in San Francisco.As we already announced last week, Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie and Google’s director of product management for Kubernetes will join us to talk about the past, present and future of containers in the enterprise.In addition, we can now announce that two other Kubernetes co-founders will join us: Google principal software engineer Tim Hockin, who currently works on Kubernetes and the Google Container Engine, and Microsoft distinguished engineer Brendan Burns, who was the lead engineer for Kubernetes during his time at Google.With this, we’ll have three of the four Kubernetes co-founders on stage to talk about the five-year-old project.Before joining the Kuberntes efforts, Hockin worked on internal Google projects like Borg and Omega, as well as the Linux kernel.
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In the past 12 months, Talis has invested in Pricefx, Beyond, Edge Intelligence, Insurdata, The Learning People, Import.io, Omni:us, Oh My Green, The Plum Guide, Ynsect, Medbelle, Artemis, Zyper and others.Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Talis Capital, said: “The investors we work closely with want to back the next generation of innovators and disruptors… Talis Capital has its roots in a family office, but has grown to incorporate over 30 individuals and families to offer a gateway to the best of the European venture capital scene.”We did a Q with Talis’s Matus Maar (MD) and Vasile Foca (MP), both co-founders of Talis Capital, to find out what makes this fund tick:What’s it like to work with Talis versus any other kind of vc?What’s unusual is we’re backed by a group of successful entrepreneurs and business people, this unlocks opportunities for our companies across a broad range of sectors.We’re a generalist technology investor looking for companies that have global potential.
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OEMs and especially network operators are buzzing about 5G but not many of them talk about the practical use of the new technology apart from insanely fast downloads and lag-free streaming.5G, in theory, enables new experiences not possible on mobile before but also requires newer technologies to keep up with the demand.At MWC Shanghai 2019, Vivo is showing off its 5G play which includes AR glasses to take advantage of those speeds, 120W charging to keep phones powered on, and a 5G phone at the center of it all.Faster data transfers with near-zero latency aren’t just for downloading or streaming videos.In theory, it could power the next generation of VR, AR, and MR (Mixed Reality) experiences by delivering data to mobile devices at breakneck speeds.Almost as if everything is happening locally on the phone.
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A newly formed holding company, Future Media Group, acquired W from Condé Nast, the companies said today.Formed by Surface Media, the new company will include brands Surface, Watch Journal and W and will posture itself as a portfolio of luxury brands.This is the third title Condé Nast has sold in the past month.In May, the publisher said it was selling Golf Digest to Discovery Inc. and Brides to Dotdash.Exact financial details for this sale were not disclosed, but Condé will continue to oversee ad sales and operations for digital and video in the transition.The editorial staff will temporarily stay at One World Trade Center.
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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Carbon, a manufacturing startup that lets companies outsource 3D printing capabilities, announced Tuesday it raised $260 million in Series E funding from Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford.The round, which included several other existing investors such as Adidas Ventures and Sequoia Capital, values the company at more than $2.4 billion.Carbon CEO and cofounder Joseph DeSimone told Business Insider that autonomous vehicle parts are some of the best candidates for 3D printing because they require more sophisticated sensors than regular vehicles, which cost startups millions to manufacture on their own.3D printing is turning out to be a billion-dollar business.Carbon, a manufacturing startup that lets companies outsource 3D printing capabilities, announced on Tuesday it raised $260 million in Series E funding from Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford.
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His wife and co-host is grieving the loss of her sister, Julia Johnson.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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Walmart, like most automakers and tech giants, believes autonomous technology can help it save a tremendous amount of money.But the company isn’t just interested in getting people from point A to point B; it wants to use self-driving trucks and vans to move goods around America and ultimately slash its shipping costs in half.American retailers have already started experimenting with autonomous technology; geo-fenced self-driving prototypes made by Nuro are delivering groceries from a Kroger store in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the same pods will begin delivering pizza from Domino’s stores to hungry customers in Houston by the end of 2019.Walmart is taking a broader approach: Instead of only using autonomous cars for last-mile deliveries, it also wants to deploy them to connect the stores and warehouses it operates around the nation.The company calls this the middle-mile part of the supply chain.The technology required to achieve autonomous middle-mile deliveries is similar to the technology needed for last-mile deliveries.
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And the 2018 contestant said he had no idea she was going in the villa.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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If you’re obsessed with makeup tutorials on YouTube, we’ve good news for you.You can now try out makeup with your favorite YouTubers using augmented reality.The tool is called AR Beauty Try-On, will let you virtually try products on your face with AR while following along with guides on YouTube.The streaming platform said it’s tuned the algorithm to make virtual beauty products work on all skin tones.YouTube‘s testing out an alpha version of this feature with FameBit, Google’s branded content platform.It has partnered with M.A.C Cosmetics so you can try out their products.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a May 22 email to the electric-car maker's employees that they needed to consistently produce 1,000 Model 3 sedans per day for the rest of the second quarter to set a record for vehicle deliveries in one quarter.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Documents viewed by Business Insider suggest Tesla did not meet Musk's goal in the weeks after he sent the email.Read more: It's been 100 years since we've seen anybody like Elon Musk — here's why that's so disorientingAccording to documents that describe the daily output rate for one segment of Model 3 production in Fremont, California, output reached at least 1,000 units per day just once in the weeks following Musk's May 22 email.An increase in daily production rates during the final weeks of June would not be unprecedented.
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China’s housing unicorn Danke appoints ex-Baidu executive as new COO – TechCrunchWhat happened: Danke Gongyou, a Chinese housing startup valued at $2 billion, has hired Gu Guodong as its chief operating officer.TechCrunch reports that he will roll out targeted marketing and real estate acquisitions, and oversee more rigorous operational procedures.Gu was one of five top-level Baidu executives following Baidu’s disappointing quarterly earnings report.He oversaw marketing staff for search, Baidu’s highest-grossing division, helping earn annual sales of around $14.4 billion.Why it’s important: Founded in 2015 and backed by Tiger Global and Ant Financial, Danke rents shared houses targeting young professionals.
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9to5Google has received a couple of photos of the upcoming Pixel 4, out in the world.Their tipster says the photos were taken in London and they confirm what Google had already shown with its tease earlier this week: there’s a big, square camera bump on the back.According to 9to5Google, the person who spotted the phone and snuck the photos also managed to get a glimpse of the front of the device, which reportedly did not have a notch but instead a large “forehead” with two cameras in it.As you can see, the phone is in a case, and though it’s pretty blurry it looks like it’s Google’s classic fabric case that it has made for previous Pixel phones.There’s also a hole at the top of the case, presumably for a second microphone, a common feature on most smartphone these days for noise cancellation and stereo recording.The photo comes as many as four months ahead of the expected launch of the Pixel 4 in October.
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Yesterday, Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) announced its ambitious plan to put up a space station in the next decade.The space agency’s chief, K. Sivan, said the idea is to build the space station in the next seven years, and launch it by 2030.Sivan mentioned that India doesn’t plan to carry out research experiments from the Internation Space Station (ISS), and wants to build its own facility.He added that it’ll be a hub for microgravity research.The ISRO chief stressed upon the fact that the station’s not going to be too big:Our station won’t be very big, it’ll have a mass of 15-20 tons, and be used for microgravity tests.
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That’s a lot of money.The console has an AMD R1606G APU that combines a quad-core processor with Radeon Vega graphics, and its capabilities are far beyond the retro consoles you’re familiar with.This is a full-blown PC in disguise.You can find that simplicity in the Atari VCS.The Atari interface is where you’ll find the 101 games that ship with the console, including classics like Asteroids and Missile Command.None of those services are confirmed, unfortunately.
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Spoiler alert: If you haven't yet watched the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, you may want to avoid the following.Though it's been a few weeks since the series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, we're not quite finished learning the fate of the characters -- or the fate that never was.In a scene where Brienne of Tarth is adding Jaime Lannister's deeds into the White Book (the book that lists the accomplishments of the Kingsguard), some sharp-eared viewers noticed that the music sounded similar to music from Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr's wedding in season 2."It's just a hint of what their relationship -- if they had stayed together, if he was still alive -- what it could have been," said Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi in an interview with Insider published Thursday.Djawadi confirmed that the season 8 song, called "The White Book," starts with the same melody as the season 2 wedding song, called "I Am Hers, She Is Mine."So would Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister have ended up at the altar, tying a ribbon around their hands and doing the whole "I am hers and she is mine" bit?
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However, after using it for a couple of days, ranging from the surf, and the job in the office, to the movies and video games, we can say that it is a perfectly acceptable, albeit humble's computer for most of the time.this is The angle the style makes it a little awkward to carry around, but when it is laid out and folded up on a table, it is really easy to use, with a large surface area to rest your wrists on a touchpad with good response and very, very comfortable keyboard, with a distinct response of the keys.Bakbelysningen it can be a bit difficult, since it is set in a typical red tone, but it is adjustable, and quite powerful, which can be useful in some situations.in The past, but it is the easiest to.if this computer is not the strongest of the variations of either the processor or the graphics card and only 8gb ram.however, You'll be a rich, a ssd of 512 GB, which is also pretty fast, with read speeds of up to 1gb per second.
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On May 28, the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (BAAI) released the “Beijing AI Principles,” an outline to guide the research and development, implementation, and governance of AI.Endorsed by Peking University; Tsinghua University; the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Automation and Institute of Computing Technology; and companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, the principles are the latest global entry in a long list of statements about what AI is and should be.On the surface, a bland and unsurprising take on AI ethics, the document actually pushes forward the global discussion on what AI should look like.Instead of fluffy, feel-good utterances we can all agree on, the global AI community needs to go beyond just words and give us concrete examples of how AI can represent our highest values.October 3, 2017: DeepMind, developers of AlphaGo and AlphaZero, releases “Ethics & Society Principles.”April 9, 2018: OpenAI, a non-profit founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, publishes its Charter, in English and Chinese
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Theresa May has announced her plans for the UK to produce net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, overturning the previous pledge of the Climate Change Act 2008, to slash them by 80 per cent by the same year.May has said the new plan will be reviewed in five years and in the interim, the government will look to a youth steering group to advise them, making this look all the more like a pandering publicity stunt to gain favour given that she's drawn the ire of a large majority of the public during her time at Downing Street.The UK is the first G7 country to make such a promise, most likely because it's fairly drastic for such a short timeline, with Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey saying that while it's "welcome in theory" the reality of the situation is another matter entirely."In practice it comes from a Conservative government that is off track to meet existing climate targets, that has no plans for legislation or investment needed to cut emissions, and that has dismantled the UK renewable energy sector while pushing fracking."The government is a bit like a marathon runner with the wrong shoes, the wrong diet and no training expecting to break the world record; it looks less like ambition and more like delusion."Chancellor Philip Hammond suggests that implementing the necessary changes needed to meet the overly ambitious target could cost int he region of £1 trillion, which of course, isn't going to materialise out of thin air.
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Microsoft showed off a new trailer for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition at its E3 keynote, and announced that it’ll arrive in October.The hit strategy game, which was first released 20 years ago, has got a 4K graphics update, and its audio has been remastered too.The Definitive Edition will also have three new campaigns, including one called The Last Khans.The classic title will also feature four new civilizations: the Tatars, Bulgarians, Cumans, and Lithuanians.There’s also a spectator mode which lets you watch any player‘s game from their point-of-view.You can watch the new trailer below.
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Microsoft first teased its new Halo Infinite game at E3 last year, and it’s back again this year to provide some more glimpses of Master Chief in action.Halo Infinite appears to be an open-world version of Halo, and last year’s teaser showed Master Chief slotting what might be Cortana into the back of his helmet.Microsoft is revealing that Halo Infinite will launch alongside the company’s next-generation console, codenamed Project Scarlett.During a teaser trailer, an engineer is shown bringing Master Chief back to life.A new Slipspace Engine powers Halo Infinite, which 343 Industries has created to power future Halo games and experiences.
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The pre-E3 2019 festivities started Saturday with EA Play, and the game sales, at least most of them, have already started.Publishers and developers across all platforms discounted some of their biggest games of the year so far as well as other quality titles.Sony started its Days of Play sale on June 7 featuring discounts on both first-party and third-party game as well as new Steel Black PS4.These games are digital only, but retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and others are matching some prices on physical copies of the game.PSN Store: Days Gone - normally for $59.99, now $39.99Days Gone came out on the PS4 at the end of April, and it didn't have the most ideal launch.
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Fiat Chrysler is getting hit with the recall bug once again, this time for just under 296,000 2019 Ram 1500s -- around a third of which haven't yet been sold -- and 26 2020 model year Ram 1500s that are preproduction vehicles and won't be sold to customers.FCA announced this voluntary recall via its recall website on Friday.The concern is over the trucks' occupant restraint control modules and an issue where they may cause the vehicles' airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to become deactivated, such that they may not function in the event of a crash.FCA hasn't found any evidence of this occurring in the wild and hasn't received any reports of any injuries resulting from this issue, which is good.The fix should be a relatively simple software update in most cases.There are expected to be some examples where the module has caused a warning light to illuminate on the dash.
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Google is introducing more about the launch of its Stadia streaming gaming service today, and VP Phil Harrison gave us performance specifics today so you can see exactly how the company thinks the service will perform based on what kind of internet connection you have.It tops out at an impress 4K resolution, with HDR color, 60fps frame rate and 5.1 surround sound, but you’ll have to have at least a 35 Mbps connection to get that level of quality.Meanwhile, at 20 Mbps you’ll get full HD 1080p output, while retaining HDR video, 60fps and 5.1 surround.And Google has optimized for smoothness of stream by retaining 60 fps all the way down to its recommended minimum bandwidth connection quality of 10 Mbps (and even potentially below that based on this chart).You’ll only get 720p streams at that level, however, and stereo instead of surround sound.“With Stadia, our goal is to make gaming more accessible for everyone,” is how Harrison framed it, and that applies to its range of connection support as well as its device availability.
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rice wine with the taste of dead mice, stored ”thousand year old” eggs, and eight other dishes that certainly do not show up on the next festbuffé.Which of them would you like to taste?An exhibition at the evenemangslokalen Slagthuset in Malmö, focuses on the äckligaste the dishes and food you can think of.But many of the 80 examples that fit in the ”Disgusting Food Museum” can also be seen as delicacies.it All depends on who it is that taste on the meal.Licorice and pork is not as disgusting as tjurpenis or yeast hästmjölk.
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Some of us are anxiously awaiting the photonics revolution, where photons will band together to overthrow the tyranny of electrons.One of the perpetual problems that's slowing up the revolution is light sources: you need to have a laser that is coupled to a circuit that is going to do something.Now, researchers have used that loophole as an excellent excuse to do a very cool experiment in powering lasers.The researchers showed how to power a laser with a laser—something that anyone with a modicum of laser physics knowledge can do.From our perspective, a semiconductor consists of electrons that are trapped in the valence band (where they cannot move) and electrons in the conduction band (where they can move).It can make these transitions by absorbing or emitting a photon of light.
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Popular admin tool shifts to .Net Core 3.0 amid talk of future featuresMicrosoft on Thursday released a preview version of PowerShell 7, its command-line shell and scripting language for administrators.The software was once was limited to Windows but opened up to Linux (including arm64) and macOS three years ago.Steve Lee, principal software engineering manager, announced the software's availability in conjunction with a roadmap of future features.He said the next preview release will follow in accordance with the established monthly release cadence; preview 2 is expected mid-July.The full list of changes has been posted on GitHub, a recently purchased estate and code storage facility in the Microsoft empire.
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Recorded Future has a new major shareholder in the form of Insight Partners.In connection with the valued säkerhetsbolaget to 7.4 billion.”A good group”, says co-founder Staffan Truvé to Di Digital.the private Equity firm Insight Partners becomes clear the majority shareholder, and Recorded Future, founded in 2009, is valued at the entire 7.4 billion.We get more clarity and focus”, says technical director Staffan Truvé, who founded the company together with Christopher Ahlberg.It is we, the staff, and Insight Partners, which owns the company now.”
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That’s the way things go at software events that just happen to have a hardware announcement.At the same time, the iPad Pro needs to finally break out of its past and have a software platform that doesn’t constantly feel like it has one hand tied behind its back when you’re trying to do real work.If that wasn’t enough, Apple will also need to provide some updates on tvOS and watchOS.It helps with battery life on OLED screens, helps people believe they’re getting less sleep-killing light blasted into their eyes, and it just looks cool.At this point, I’d settle for Apple letting me place icons anywhere on the screen so that I can actually see my wallpaper.I think it’s unconscionable that Apple hasn’t found a way to do this yet (outside the limited education market) since it limits the iPad’s ability to be a truly shared family device.
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Most Star Wars fans have only dreamed of what it would be like to travel to that galaxy far, far away, and today, my dream became a reality.We walked up to a giant rock formation with a metal gate at the mouth of a cave reminiscent of the Resistance compound at the end of The Last Jedi.Not quite the space landing I had pictured when I would embark on my imaginary Star Wars adventures as a kid, but pretty darn baller nonetheless.For the first month, Disney required guests to make a special reservation to visit the new part of the theme park and reservations sold out within the first few days of going on sale.Except you wont find Batuu in any movie (it looks most like Jakku onscreen) because it's unique to Disney and combines elements of a bunch of different planets, including Tatooine and Jedha.I'm instructed to man the controls to rise up and down, all of which I'm seeing on screen in front of me, and then I get to pull the lever to thrust into light speed.
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