Microsoft’s Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor

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Microsoft’s next-generation HPU is going to pack an AI coprocessor for creating deep neural networks, all while remaining a discrete, battery-powered device.

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Facebook reportedly allows advertisers to exclude racial groups in housing ads

Facebook advertisers can now exclude racial and ethnic groups when creating a housing ad on the social media site, according to a report from ProPublica.

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Federal IT Living in the Floppy Age, Reports GAO


Antiquated IT systems are soaking up federal technology dollars and creating risks for both bureaucrats and citizens, the GAO reported last week. More than 75 percent of the federal IT budget in 2015 went toward the operation and maintenance of nearly obsolete legacy systems that use outdated software languages and unsupported hardware parts. “Such spending has increased over the past seven fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.3 billion decline from fiscal years 2010 to 2017 in development, modernization, and enhancement activities.”

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Crafting an Online Strategy, Part 4: Homegrown Marketing


As a maker in an e-commerce world, you have to get the word out about what you’re creating. Whether you’re crafting candles or jewelry, marketing, in short, leads to sales. It’s one thing to set up a booth at a craft fair and meet your customers face to face, but it’s another thing entirely to market online. Becoming comfortable with digital marketing techniques, therefore, needs to be one of your primary priorities. First, you’ll want to design a marketing plan true to the spirit of your enterprise.

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The software that predicts your life span

Researchers have started a project creating a software that — among other things — will be able to predict a person’s life span.


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17 travel inventions we need right now

Science has taken us to space, cured diseases and split the atom. Creating cooler travel pants should be a cinch.


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Building unlock tool for FBI could create dangerous international precedent, says Apple lawyer

Article Image One of Apple’s major concerns about creating a tool to unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook is that doing so for the FBI would set a precedent in other countries, a lawyer for the company said on Monday.

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White House says FBI wants access to one iPhone, not blanket backdoor from Apple

Article Image The White House has taken issue with Apple’s suggestion that creating a backdoor to iOS would threaten the security of all its customers, instead arguing that the issue applies to just one iPhone in question.

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Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/09/obama-administration-plans-new-high-level-cyber-official.html

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A ‘memory foam’ approach to machine learning could reboot artificial intelligence

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Towards the goal of creating a more robust system of unsupervised learning, a team at Loughborough University in the UK has been perfecting an artificial intelligence model based on “memory foam.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/216080-a-memory-foam-approach-to-machine-learning-could-reboot-the-field-of-artificial-intelligence

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Apple sought original content deals with Bill Simmons and Top Gear cast, reports say

Coming on the heels of rumors pointing to Apple’s interest in creating original content, which included a bid for the cast of hit BBC show Top Gear, a report on Tuesday claims the company was in discussions to bring former ESPN star Bill Simmons on board.

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Apple sought original content deals with Bill Simmons and Top Gear cast, reports say

Coming on the heels of rumors pointing to Apple’s interest in creating original content, which included a bid for the cast of hit BBC show Top Gear, a report on Tuesday claims the company was in discussions to bring former ESPN star Bill Simmons on board.

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Facebook Pumps Up Internet.org


Facebook on Monday announced it was scaling up Internet.org, creating a partner portal that makes it easier for mobile operators to offer its free basic services in new countries. Those basic services — which CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions as a “911” for the Internet — are bringing new users onto mobile networks more than 50 percent faster. More than half of them pay for data and Internet access within 30 days of signing up, Facebook said. The portal includes technical tools and best practices.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassign, report

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassignments

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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‘Thought vectors’ could revolutionize artificial intelligence

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A new artificial intelligence method called “thought vectors” has Google on the brink of creating computer systems with the capacity for logic, natural conversation, and perhaps even flirtation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/206521-thought-vectors-could-revolutionize-artificial-intelligence

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