The team is, apparently, made up of 16 engineers and four recruiters, according to some good ol’ LinkedIn stalking by Reuters.Some of them have been snagged from other companies like Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcomm and Nvidia.The problem of AI and predictive policing: The AI Now Institute has published a report outlining the challenges of law enforcement using AI algorithms to help forecast criminal activity.The research center based at New York University focuses on the social impact of AI.For example, “dirty data” contains hidden biases that might predict that certain areas have elevated levels of crime.“Deploying predictive policing systems in jurisdictions with extensive histories of unlawful police practices presents elevated risks that dirty data will lead to flawed, biased, and unlawful predictions which in turn risk perpetuating additional harm via feedback loops throughout the criminal justice system,” the researchers wrote in the paper.
Almond, cashew, coconut, oat, soy, and even pea: the list of plant-based milks available is ever-growing – and as our options increase, so too does the amount of people declaring they’ve ditched cow’s milk.When I asked people on Twitter, more than 40 converts replied, citing health, skincare, animal welfare and environmental concerns around cow’s milk.“Since switching to oat milk, I feel so much better.”Another said they were vegetarian, but felt like a “hypocrite” still having dairy, so went vegan and switched to almond, rice, and soy milk.But away from the social media bubble, the national stats on dairy consumption tell a different story.The amount of milk we’re consuming per person has decreased in recent years, but only slightly, according to data the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) shared with HuffPost UK.
Spending money on rent can be frustrating, especially when you consider Brits pay out, on average, between 23-41% of their earnings on it – and that hard-earned cash is paying off someone else’s mortgage.In fact, recent figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies indicate that homeownership, particularly among young adults, has “collapsed” in the past 20 years.If you’re planning ahead to buy your own home, there are a few ways you can prepare to make sure you get the best deal.Most major banks and the Money Advice Service offer a free online calculator.If you haven’t saved any money yet, add what you think you might be able to save by the time you make a mortgage application.But where on earth do you start if you don’t have any savings?
Like it or not, and some definitely don’t, Ming Chi-Kuo continues to be one of the most listened to personalities when it comes to making Apple product predictions.Despite leaving KGI Securities for TF International Securities, Kuo keeps on churning insight after insight and tip after tip to keep Apple fans and observers curious about the company’s plans.In a research note to clients, the analyst unloaded a ton of information, some of which sound like common sense while others sound more like wishful thinking.Apple is expected to launch new iPads in 2019, which is pretty much a no-brainer.The company isn’t about to let go of its share in that dwindling market, especially considering Microsoft’s renewed onslaught and Google Chrome OS’ threat.What remains to be seen, however, is what new iPads will come this year.
Despite being responsible for the world's first rollable OLED television display, LG is playing the 'wait and see' game with regards to foldable smartphones, according to the company's TV division boss, Brian Kwon.Kwon, who was handed the reins to LG's struggling phone business late last year, told reporters at a press conference in Seoul on Friday that the company has "reviewed releasing the foldable smartphone when launching [its] 5G smartphone but decided not to produce it,” as reported by The Korea Times.Stating that "LG’s main issue in [the] smartphone business is to regain its market position" and that "it is too early for LG to launch a foldable smartphone," Kwon goes on to say that the South Korean electronics giant is "fully ready to respond depending on consumers’ reactions" to the burgeoning technology.Given that LG's smartphone business is currently flagging, the decision to stick with traditional non-folding handsets for another year might end up hurting the company's phone sales even further.That said, it could also be the smart move in this instance, as the company can then make an informed decision about what does and doesn't work when it comes to foldable smartphone design – just look at all the proposed designs that TCL is currently experimenting with!In the meantime, LG is expected to debut its upcoming LG G8 and LG V50 ThinQ smartphones at this year's MWC 2019 exhibition later this month.
Social media platforms should comply with a compulsory code of ethics overseen by an independent regulator to tackle harmful or illegal content on their sites, a Commons committee has demanded.In a major report, MPs warned that democracy is at risk from the “malicious and relentless” targeting of citizens with disinformation and adverts from unidentifiable sources, as they called for reform to electoral communication laws.The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said ethics guidelines are needed to set out what is and what is not acceptable on social media, including harmful and illegal content that has been referred to the platforms by users or identified by the companies.If tech companies fail to meet their obligations under the code, then an independent regulator should be able to launch legal proceedings against them and have the power to issue large fines, the MPs said.They wrote: “Social media companies cannot hide behind the claim of being merely a ‘platform’ and maintain that they have no responsibility themselves in regulating the content of their sites.”The report also rounded on Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, who was accused of showing “contempt” towards the committee by choosing not to appear before it last year.
A man has died after a tree fell on a car he was travelling in, Surrey Police said.The force said the silver Lexus that the victim was inside was involved in a “collision” at around 4.05pm on the A308 Windsor Road at the junction with the Runnymede roundabout in Egham.Four other occupants in the car were taken to hospital where they are being treated for minor injuries.The force said the road was closed while police, the ambulance and fire services deal with the incident.A statement said: “A man has sadly died after a tree fell on the car in which he was travelling in Egham earlier today (February 17).“The collision, involving a silver Lexus, occurred around 4.05pm on the A308 Windsor Road at the junction with the Runnymede roundabout.
Samsung has given up on Blu-ray – at least in the U.S., where it will cease producing new models of Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray players, CNET reported on Friday.A prior report in Forbes suggested that Samsung was only planning on discontinuing the 4K players and would continue to release new 1080p devices, though the company confirmed in a statement to CNET that it is no longer releasing either.A 4K model planned for release this year will also never see the light of day, CNET wrote:“Samsung will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market,” a Samsung spokesperson told CNET.Samsung launched its last 4K players in 2017 and didn’t add any new models to its lineup in 2018.A high-end 4K player for 2019 along the lines of its UBD-M9500 was in the works, a Forbes report says, but has now been scrapped.
Marvel’s Black Widow movie is still in development, now with a new writer working on the script.According to an exclusive report from Collider, screenwriter Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) has been brought on by Marvel to rewrite the script for the Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson.Benson, whose most notable work is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a film that he rewrote alongside Jessica Chastain to more significantly highlight the woman’s perspective, is taking over for Jac Schaeffer, who wrote the previous edition of the script.According to Collider, Marvel was very impressed with Benson’s work on Rigby, which led to him getting this job, alongside some reported past professional history with Johansson.While not quite as good as a female scriptwriter, one who has a history of emphasising women’s perspectives is certainly something for the first solo movie for the MCU’s most prominent lady.The film, with no firmly set release date, is being directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
The Daytona 500 - now synonymous with the Presidents' Day weekend - is held on a 2.5-mile long track so the drivers need to complete 200 laps around the oval-shaped course to reach a total of 500 miles first in order to take home the $1million purse.Last year’s Daytona 500 was won by Austin Dillon who drove the Richard Childress 3 Chevrolet to a surprise victory after turning race leader Aric Almirola in the third corner of the final lap.William Bryon will start this year’s race first after taking pole position with a best lap time of 46.319 seconds.So if you’re a NASCAR fan in the US or anywhere else in the world for that matter, we’ll show you how to watch a Dayton 500 live stream online so that you don’t miss a single lap of the Great American Race.The network will begin its Daytona 500 coverage at 1pm ET / 10am PT and the race will begin an hour and a half later at 2.30pm local time or 11.30am PT.However, you will have to login using the credentials from your cable or satellite TV provider.
Apparently even Donald Trump is not immune to copyright takedowns.On Friday, the president tweeted a mocking video playing R.E.M.’s 'Everybody Hurts' over Democrats’ reaction to the State of the Union – originally created by some bloke using the pseudonym “Carpe Donktum” and best known for winning an Infowars meme contest.publisher Universal Music Publishing Group, as well as bassist Mike Mills, complained.The assholes @CarpeDonktum created the meme.HQ (@remhq) February 15, 2019By late Friday, CNBC wrote, Twitter users attempting to play the clip saw a message stating: “This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.” The tweet itself (which the president had pinned to the top of his feed) appears to have been deleted at some point thereafter.
A Russian flag which briefly appeared on scaffolding outside Salisbury Cathedral on Sunday morning has been removed after it was spotted by workers.The move was labelled a “stupid stunt” by John Glen, the city’s MP.It follows the Novichok attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia almost one year ago.Russian flag hung from Salisbury cathedral this morning, but quickly removed before services pic.twitter.com/x22kFYblbh— james mcc (@james1mcc) February 17, 2019Dawn Sturgess, from nearby Amesbury, was exposed to the discarded substance weeks later and subsequently died in July.
Mysteries abound on John Boyega’s Instagram, where, as Slash Film reports, he shared images of gifts he received to celebrate a momentous occasion: the wrapping of principal photography on Star Wars Episode IX.Kathleen Kennedy got him a pretty standard movie gift: a cool prop, giving him a pretty fancy blaster that looks a lot like the one Finn used in A Force Awakens.Daisy Ridley got him another movie prop.It appears to be, so far as we and Slash Film can figure, a vial from the Oscorp Industries labs as depicted in The Amazing Spider-Man, the iteration of Spidey movies before the current era, which starred Andrew Garfield as the webslinger.Is Boyega, like, a big fan of that iteration of Spider-Man?Did he, as Slash Film speculates, not get a part in the films he wanted?
Between read-it-later services, social media feeds and the unbelievable speed at which a Google search can find the exact information you’re looking for, browser bookmarks have become a forgotten a relic of a previous Internet age.But the basic bookmarking tools built into your browser can still be hugely useful in the modern web era, and we’re going to explain exactly how to make the most of them.We’ll cover all the options you’ve got for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge here, though you can apply plenty of the same principles to other browsers too.Then there’s bookmark syncing, now a feature of every modern browser.You can get at bookmarked pages from multiple computers, multiple platforms and multiple devices, including your smartphone, as long as you’re signed in to the right account.If you decide to switch browsers, then you can bring your bookmarks along with the minimum of fuss.
Scientists are dreaming up ways to probe the nature of the Universe’s smallest bits – quarks – by observing ultra-dense neutron stars slamming into each other.But scientists think that neutron star collisions should also produce this kind of matter, and think that they might be able to spot it using gravitational wave detectors.“We want an independent way to see quark matter,” Veronica Dexheimer, assistant professor in physics at Kent State University, told Gizmodo.But at high-enough energies and pressures, matter goes through a phase transition into quark matter or quark-gluon plasma, in which the constituent parts of protons and neutrons – the quarks – are no longer confined to atoms and become the smallest component of the matter.Scientists announced the first recorded instance of two neutron stars slamming together in August 2017, an event witnessed via the ripples in spacetime, called gravitational waves, that they produced.Two new papers published this week in Physical Review Letters use computer simulations to predict two potential ways to observe quark matter produced during neutron star collisions, based on how it affects the gravitational wave signal.
DarkMatter Group today unveiled the KATIM R01, the world’s first ultra-secure smartphone designed to withstand extreme field conditions.Vetted and tested by DarkMatter’s engineers in the UAE, Finland and Canada, the KATIM R01 certainly looks like it could take on anything you threw at it.“We combined our expertise in secure communications with everything the mobile market expects in a handset, including a great user experience.Then we challenged the brightest minds in the industry to create a rugged design to withstand extreme field conditions experienced by defence, emergency services, and the construction, mining, transport, energy, oil and gas industries,” said Karim Sabbagh, CEO of DarkMatter Group.The KATIM R01 features strength and rigidity provided by five layers of hardened case, which has been engineered designed to meet two military standards for harsh field conditions.It can handle being dropped, run over, or immersed in water for 30 minutes.
For months, reports have indicated that Apple was poised to give us a glimpse of its long-awaited Netflix competitor sometime this spring.Whether we will soon after have access to what increasingly sounds like an Apple Prime when the tech giant finally reveals it, however, is another story.We’ve known about Apple’s forthcoming streaming service for what feels like an eternity.And now that multiple sources have reported it’s slated to be revealed in March, it would certainly seem like we can soon stop speculating whether the product will be a legitimate Netflix and Amazon Prime competitor or a sexless experiment in mediocrity.But Variety reported on Friday that it could be many months before the service sees an official release:Sources familiar with the plans say Apple’s video service will be targeted for a launch in summer or fall rather than the April timing that has been the subject of media speculation.
Britain and other European allies should “take back” more than 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria, US president Donald Trump has said.Trump warned the IS fighters could “permeate Europe” and called on Britain, France and Germany to “step up” and put the prisoners on trial in their countries.He said: “The Caliphate is ready to fall.The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them.“The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go.“We do so much, and spend so much – time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing.
If you’re looking for a 241-page, beautifully illustrated, expertly researched book chronicling the history of Han Solo, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo by Gina McIntyre is it.The book follows the character of Han Solo from beginning to end, from every angle imaginable, with insight from not just the author but the people directly involved.People like Harrison Ford himself, Lawrence Kasdan, Alden Ehrenreich, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, J.J. Abrams and many others.Basically everyone you can think of besides George Lucas and the late Carrie Fisher.McIntyre dives deep behind the scenes of the Star Wars films, gets into the comic books, novels, Expanded Universe, new canon, video games, prequels, sequels, you name it, all the way up to and including The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story.The fact it goes the extra mile.
The α6400 boasts of the world's fastest autofocus acquisition at 0.02 seconds but that's just one of the interesting things about this camera.With an AF acquisition speed of 0.02 seconds and 425 phase-detection and contrast- detection points spread across 84% of the image, the Sony α6400 is crazy fast- at least on paper.It sports a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor backed by the company's latest BIONZ X image processor which allows the image sensor to reproduce colours more accurately along with several other image quality advancements.The ISO can be bumped up to ISO 102400 while creating pictures and Sony claims that the BIONZ X processor is able to assist in noise reduction between medium to high sensitivity.The α6400 also features a real-time eye autofocus technology that deploys artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects, more specifically, human eyes.Sony's camera will detect human eyes automatically and with half-a-press of the shutter button.