Maine governor sued for deleting Facebook comments

Paul LePage uses his Facebook page to perform government business, so blocking people who disagree with him ‘constitutes… government censorship,’ the ACLU says.

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New tech protects homes from invisible radon threat

A Norway–based company, Airthings, has created a state–of–the–art radon detector that uses digital sensors and smart home technology to measure radon levels over a long period of time.

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EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint


A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

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BLAZING: 'Hyper Chariot' pods can travel 4,000 miles per hour

Need to travel 400 miles in eight minutes? Just hop in a Hyper Chariot pod, which uses roller coaster–type technology akin to the Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop train and will be able to travel up to 4000 miles per hour.

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Google Brings Machine Learning to Online Marketing Assessment


Google has unveiled Google Attribution, a tool that uses machine learning to measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns across a variety of devices and channels. Part of a series of new measurement tools introduced at Google Marketing Next, Google Attribution aims to help marketers determine what is driving consumers to make their online purchasing decisions. Google is at an “inflection point,” noted Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP of ads and commerce, when it comes to the use of technology to measure online marketing effectiveness.

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

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Watch this daredevil skydiver use a massive drone instead of a plane for his jump

Planes do the job perfectly well, but check out how this skydiver uses a massive drone instead for a parachute jump. The machine could one day be used to rescue people from danger zones or help in other emergency situations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/17/watch-this-daredevil-skydiver-use-massive-drone-instead-plane-for-his-jump.html

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

Deep Photo Style Transfer

This new tool uses “semantic segmentation” to bring a whole new level of power to image editing.

The post This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail


Amazon on Monday unveiled a prototype convenience store called “Amazon Go,” which uses mobile e-commerce, machine learning and computer vision to allow customers to make purchases without a cashier. The 1,800 square foot concept store in Seattle uses the company’s Just Walk Out technology, which incorporates many of the same concepts found in self-driving cars, Amazon said.
Customers use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, then pluck items off the shelves. Anything a customer takes off a shelf is added to a virtual shopping cart.

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Hacker Guccifer 2.0 back on Twitter after leaking Democrats' contact info

A shadowy hacker who uses the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ was briefly suspended from Twitter this weekend following the latest dump of information stolen in cyberattacks on Democratic organizations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/15/hacker-guccifer-2-0-back-on-twitter-after-leaking-democrats-contact-info.html

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C-SPAN turns to social media feeds to cover House sit-in

With the cameras it uses to cover Congress shut off, C-SPAN turned to social media feeds on Wednesday to beam live coverage of the House Democrat’s sit-in to demand votes on gun control legislation

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/23/c-span-turns-to-social-media-feeds-to-cover-house-sit-in.html

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Tesla co-founder plays Frankenstein with hybrid electric garbage truck

It utilizes Wrightspeed’s ‘Drive’ powertrain, and dramatically uses less fuel and generates less emissions.

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Scientists create 'invisibility cloak' that can make microscopic objects disappear

Do we really need invisibility cloaks like the one Harry Potter uses at Hogwarts to move around undetected? Apparently, we do.

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Army tests high-tech airdrop system that 'sees' its target

The U.S. Army is testing a high-tech airdrop system that uses a sophisticated video navigation system to locate its target. The system could prove invaluable for airdrops in difficult terrain and urban environments, researchers say.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/09/army-tests-high-tech-airdrop-system-that-sees-its-target.html

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Lenovo’s AMD Y700 uses dual-channel RAM, but OEM positioning is still damaging AMD products

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Lenovo’s new AMD-based Y700 laptop uses a double-channel memory interface after all, not a single-channel design — but any fair consideration of the market shows that the company is still competing from a strategic disadvantage.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/222860-lenovos-amd-y700-uses-dual-channel-ram-but-oem-positioning-is-still-damaging-amd-products

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Teardown of Apple's Smart Battery Case exposes 1,877mAh battery, simple design

Article Image Apple’s new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 6s uses a relatively simple construction, centered around a 1,877 milliamp-hour battery sitting behind an aluminum plate, according to a teardown published on Thursday.

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