Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling

Every computer, from the smallest of home theater PCs to the most hulking of gargantuan gaming rigs, generates heat during operation—heat that can kill your PC's precious internals if you're not careful. While you don't have anything to worry about if you bought your computer from a big-box retailer or straight from a manufacturer like … Continue reading Liquid cooling vs. traditional cooling

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Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion

In September, Yahoo had the unfortunate distinction of disclosing an enormous 500 million-account breach. Tough stuff. Somehow, though, the company seems to have topped even that staggering figure. Yahoo announced on Wednesday that hackers, in what’s likely a separate attack, compromised one billion of the company’s user accounts in August 2013. One billion. That makes … Continue reading Hack Brief: Hackers Breach a Billion Yahoo Accounts. A Billion

Magna reveals plan for hologram demonstration at CES

Magna International plans to use holograms to demonstrate its future mobility capabilities during the CES, or Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas in January. The Canadian auto parts maker said today it will use a Microsoft HoloLens mixed-reality experience and an advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) simulator to allow people to experience what the company … Continue reading Magna reveals plan for hologram demonstration at CES

Prescription lenses for Snapchat’s Spectacles just got cheaper

While Snapchat's Spectacles are pretty neat, they're not ideal for those who need prescription lenses. A couple weeks ago, however, Rochester Optical announced that it would offer corrective lenses for the video-recording glasses for only $99. That sounds pretty good, right? Well, GlassesUSA announced today that it would offer the same thing starting at only … Continue reading Prescription lenses for Snapchat’s Spectacles just got cheaper

IEEE Publishes First Draft Guide On How To Achieve “Ethical AI Design In Tech

IEEE has published the first draft guide for arriving at a consensus on how to achieve an ethical design. Named Ethically Aligned Design, this 136-page document tackles the biggest challenge faced by the AI experts. IEEE has also published guidelines for the submission of comments and feedback from people. The fast rate of development in the AI field … Continue reading IEEE Publishes First Draft Guide On How To Achieve “Ethical AI Design In Tech

This Mercedes self-typing AI typewriter feels like real magic

As experiments with artificial intelligence go, making a magical typewriter that collaborates on fairy tales probably wouldn’t be your first idea. That’s just what Mercedes Benz have made, however, as part of a demonstration of the power of AI. The result is both very “Harry Potter” and very cool. It’s the handiwork of a team … Continue reading This Mercedes self-typing AI typewriter feels like real magic

BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

  IBM has announced a collaboration with the BMW group to develop new potential interfaces for its Watson AI product into vehicles. The agreement will see the car manufacturer relocating a group of its researchers and engineers to the IBM headquarters for Watson IoT in Munich, with the scope of exploring new ‘intelligent assistant’ functions … Continue reading BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android

Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset. In the pat, you might have come across content on the web that asks you to toss your phone into a headset to view, but those … Continue reading Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android

Wall Street wants algorithms that trade based on Trump’s tweets

President elect Donald Trump's ability to move the stock market with a tweet became readily apparent yesterday after an early morning tweetabout Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet program caused the company to lose $4 billion in market value. While that's a major loss for the company, it actually presents an opportunity for traders on Wall … Continue reading Wall Street wants algorithms that trade based on Trump’s tweets

Google’s ‘DeepMind’ AI platform can now learn without human input

DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses. In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it with smart AI and a neural net capable of quickly parsing … Continue reading Google’s ‘DeepMind’ AI platform can now learn without human input