Microsoft developed AI to secure you from morons that smoke at gas pumps

Microsoft developed AI to secure you from morons that smoke at...

A lit cigarette burns at around 600-degrees Celsius (1,100 F). The auto-ignition point for gasoline is less than half that. Somehow, despite these facts, people smoke while pumping gas. In fact, it’s such a prevalent problem that Microsoft developed an AI-powered alarm system to help gas station employees crack down on offenders. It’s difficult to…
Coming quickly from Google: The Pixel 3, Google House Center, Pixel Slate, and more

Coming quickly from Google: The Pixel 3, Google House Center, Pixel...

The third annual Google hardware extravaganza is kicking off in just a few days. On October 9 at 11am, Google will show off its next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3, along with a few other products. The new Pixel phone is usually the headline launch at these hardware events, but Google often announces four or…
Alienware m15 laptop computer sports activities thinnest Dell gaming design, Nvidia Max-Q GPUs

Alienware m15 laptop computer sports activities thinnest Dell gaming design, Nvidia...

Dell's new Alienware m15 laptop. Valentina Palladino It has a full-sized keyboard with number pad that features zone RGB lighting. Valentina Palladino New honeycomb speaker grilles sit at the top of the keyboard. Valentina Palladino Despite its thinner design, the m15 has a slew of ports including three USB Type-A ports. Valentina Palladino The drop-down…
The security risks of neural networks and deep knowing algorithms

The security risks of neural networks and deep knowing algorithms

This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try to) disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. History shows that cybersecurity threats evolve along with new technological advances. Relational databases brought SQL injection attacks, web scripting programming languages spurred cross-site scripting attacks, IoT devices ushered in new ways to create botnets, and the internet in…
The $349 Nokia 7.1 brings a low rate, flagship-style style to the United States

The $349 Nokia 7.1 brings a low rate, flagship-style style to...

The Nokia 7.1. Ron Amadeo It's mandatory in 2018 that all smartphones have a notch, so here's Nokia's. Ron Amadeo There's a sizable bottom bezel with a Nokia logo, but hey, it's only $349. The back. The phone is mostly metal, but HMD inexplicably decided to glue a glass panel to the back. Ron Amadeo…
Windows 10 passes 700 million gadgets, 1 billion still away

Windows 10 passes 700 million gadgets, 1 billion still away

Everywhere Windows 10 can be. And on the server, too, though there it gets a different branding. Microsoft Windows 10 is now on 700 million devices, according to executives speaking at the Ignite conference this week, reports Neowin. Windows 10 has been the fastest-growing version of Windows, hitting 700 million in about three years on…
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 early in 2020. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used to secure connections on the Web. TLS is essential to the Web, providing the ability to form connections that are confidential, authenticated, and tamper-proof. This has made…
Scientist established an AI robotic that can help with giving birth

Scientist established an AI robotic that can help with giving birth

Instead of looking up at the sky to see whether you need an umbrella, people increasingly ask virtual assistants such as Alexa. And they may be wise to do so. AI methods are powerful – capable of anything from analyzing astrophysical data to detecting tumors or helping to manage diabetes. An algorithm that analyses shopping…
Report: Google to release censored Browse in China regardless of rejections

Report: Google to release censored Browse in China regardless of rejections

Google intends to launch a censored version of its Search app for China sometime in the next six to nine months, according to a leaked transcript from a private employee meeting held last month. The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher today reported the company’s Search engine chief, Ben Gomes, held a meeting to congratulate a room full of…
Constantly certified Workplace 2019 now readily available for business clients

Constantly certified Workplace 2019 now readily available for business clients

The perpetually licensed version of the desktop Office apps, branded Office 2019, was released today. It's available as a one-time purchase for volume-licensed commercial customers. A consumer release will come in the next few weeks. Office 2019 is supported on Windows 10—exclusively; no Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 support is available—and the three most-recent versions…
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