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LG to rival Honda in the race to develop an in-car voice assistant that parallels Siri or Alexa

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:23
LG has partnered with AI company Cerence to make an AI voice-assistant that is capable of being used to control various aspects of car's entertainment system, navigation, calling and more.
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NSA tells Microsoft about security vulnerability in Windows 10 instead of weaponizing it

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 13:15
The National Security Agency is putting computer security before its own agenda by notifying Microsoft of a bug in Windows 10 and not weaponizing it - like the group did in the past.
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If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace for the Leaks to Follow

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:38
The Kremlin likely hacked the oil giant. Its next play: selectively release—and even forge—documents. Did the US learn enough from 2016 to ignore them?
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Instagram confirms it's testing a web version of Direct Messages with a 'small percentage' of users

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:33
Instagram confirmed on Tuesday that a small group of users is testing a web version of its Direct Messages, which will work like the mobile service. The global roll out has not yet been released.
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The Case for a Light Hand With AI and a Hard Line on China

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:00
In a WIRED Q&A, the US chief technology officer warns against overregulating tech, underestimating the Chinese, and losing America's lead in quantum computing.
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Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford and GM—Combined

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:59
Its stock has soared past $500 per share. That's a hopeful sign that the company might finally be executing smoothly.
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Google says new AI model allows for near 'instantaneous' weather forecasts

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:51
Google describes a new model developed by the company called 'nowcasting' which it says has shown success in accurately predict weather patterns with 'instantaneous' results.
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Even tardigrades, the most indestructible animals in the world', won't survive global warming

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:22
Earth's most indestructible animal has a weakness - global warming. In a study, 50% of tardigrades were unable to survive long-term exposure to temperatures above 98.78 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Gesture navigation coming to Chrome OS for the first time

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:18
The next version of Google's Chrome OS will support a limited number of touchscreen gestures to control hybrid laptops with touchscreens or tablets that use the operating system. 
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Do Carbon Offsets Really Work? It Depends on the Details

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:19
The market for offsets is booming as companies seek to burnish their green credentials. But only some investments make a difference.
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Mining the sea floor for precious metals could lead to 'irreversible' damage

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:12
Demand for smartphones and other devices has driven new interest in mining in the deep sea, say researchers from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
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'Sextortion' campaign targets users of Google Nest smart camera

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:53
Security company Mimecast has uncovered an extortion campaign that threatens email users by saying compromising footage obtained through a Google smart camera will be uploaded to porn sites.
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The 'Jeopardy!: Greatest of All Time' Tournament Is a Singular Event

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:45
There's never been anything like the 'Jeopardy!' GOAT tournament. There never will be again.
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'Crazy cat lady' parasite mice less scared of EVERYTHING

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:31
Researchers from Switzerland studied the behaviour of mice infected with the parasite, which can be caught from cat faeces, finding they were more willing to explore, interact with humans and investigate animal odours.
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Ford connected car technology warns drivers of accidents, tailbacks or freak weather

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:51
The system was trialled on Ford Puma mini-SUVs sold in Europe and is now expected to be rolled out to 80 per cent of all new Fords manufactured by the end of 2020.
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Browsers Are Fixing the Internet's Most Annoying Problem 

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 07:00
After years of invasive pop-ups asking for notification permission, Chrome and Firefox have finally taken action. 
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BT, Sky and Yahoo email accounts crash for hundreds of users across the UK

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:13
Yahoo Mail crashed for hundreds of users up and down the UK. According to downdetector, 82 per cent of affected Yahoo Mail users experienced problems logging in to their email.
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How Many Water Bottles Could a Filling Station Save?

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:00
Or, how long would it take to fill a swimming pool from a water fountain? Let's have fun with numbers\!
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Conversational AI Can Propel Social Stereotypes

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 06:00
Designers need to consider the ethics of gendering not just AI voices, but also their tone, speed, word choice, and other speech patterns.
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'Which Character Are You?' Instagram Filters Are Radically Dumb

Wired - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 05:00
They're also incredibly comforting—a perfect visual representation of our collective apathy in the face of overstimulation and a glut of content.
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