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Next-gen technologies such as machine learning and AI are key to cutting through the sea of security dataEndpoint security firm Crowdstrike believes it’s time for businesses to focus on the new and more sophisticated types of cyber attacks being used by hackers, rather than the more traditional forms of malware.Speaking to Silicon, Crowdstrike’s CISO Jerry Dixon warned about the growth of “fileless malware” which is much harder to track through a corporate network and significantly limits the effectiveness of traditional antivirus software.“We’re seeing [fileless malware] being a trend and we think it’s certainly going to continue throughout 2017,” he said.“Not your business as usual malicious software that you might find on a malicious website, but things like Powershell and administrative tools being used to maintain persistence on systems to allow remote access by adversaries.“Machine learning is very instrumental in looking at system behaviour analytics as well as user behaviour analytics and saying ‘this is normal, this is not normal,” Dixon explained.
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As everyone from Texas already knows, bigger is always better, be it a giant steak or a remote control pickup truck that’s six and a half-feet long, making it roughly a third the size of the real thing.At $5,250, the Mammuth Works’ Rewarron doesn’t come cheap, but you can thrash it around a track without ever having to worry about your insurance rates going up.Weighing in at 375 pounds, the Rewarron boasts a working suspension, real disc brakes, a light bar for driving at night, and a pair of spare tires should you find yourself needing a fix after a jump that would make the Dukes of Hazzard proud.About the only thing missing is a seat so you can ride along or use this tiny truck as your new daily commuter.
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Put yourself into the shoes of some orphaned boy sweeping chimneys in Victorian London, only to be swept away into a magical world full of arcane magnificence?Simply reading about the fictional feats of some distant hero whose life is even an iota more interesting from ours, fills our heart with contention.What if even a toaster, dull and repetitive in its daily chore of cooking bread, could spring into life, providing us with much-needed entertainment and enthusiasm?That is the premise of Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games, a psycho-philosophical novella written by award-winning game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost, currently working as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.I have known Ian for a while now, although our socialization is limited to the confines of the digital.I have known him for the awesome games that he has developed, as well as the many philosophically intricate books that he has published over the years.
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Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transport too.Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field was made official Friday with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles had awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving car technology on public roads in the state.The permit covers three vehicles - all 2015 Lexus RX 450h hybrid SUVs - and six individual drivers.Apple confirmed its arrival in the self-driving car market, but wouldn't discuss its intentions.The Cupertino, California, company pointed to a statement that it issued in December. "Apple is investing heavily in machine learning and autonomous systems," the company said then.
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The trailer for Netflix’s Dear White People, a television adaption of the critically acclaimed film of the same name, looks to be coming just in time.The creators of Dear White People knew exactly what they were doing when they chose to use that title.They wanted their trailer to be posted on websites that claim the white male is under assault and needs to be protected, like the human version of the white rhinoceros.They wanted furious Facebook shares, all-caps comments sections filled with words like cuckoldry, beta, and SJW.A young black student, Samantha White, speaks out against what she perceives to be systematic bias.Like the source material, the series looks to be an equal opportunity offender, poking fun at not only white privilege, but the self-righteous “outrage culture” that American colleges have become famous for.
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French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high-profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platforms enable the spread of terrorist propaganda online.Opinion polls predict Macron will be one of two candidates to reach the second round of the election next month.“That’s why we need to have an open discussion with big internet companies: Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter and others,” he said, adding: “Many terrorists went ahead after having been radicalized on social networks.They’re exposed to Islamist propaganda that manipulates them and leads them to violence.This commitment should have an obligation of results.“[Terrorist] organizations that threaten us take advantage of the possibilities of modern cryptography to hide their projects.
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Last year, it became known that Tesla in cooperation with Panasonic would start producing solar panels and now have Tesla released a first sneak peek on these.It's all about the panels that are supposed to be set up on existing roofs, and one says to 325W modules will be manufactured for the summer.What these will cost, there are currently no data on.Tesla is already involved in the solar photovoltaic project, Solar Roof, one of Elon Musks second company, SolarCity, photovoltaic panels and the energy generated via these are then stored in the Tesla's flat battery Powerwall 2.
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Shadow Brokers, the group that released secret NSA hacking tools last year, has come out of retirement.The Shadow Brokers first appeared last August, announcing that it was selling exploits used by a computer-intrusion operation called the Equation Group, part of the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations program.The group released two files – one free and one encrypted.The password for the second file was put on sale for 1 million bitcoins, or around $600 million.Unsurprisingly, nobody took up the group's offer.The timing of the announcement – eight days before Trump was sworn in – raised more suspicions that the Russian government was backing the group.
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left alliance chairman Li Andersson is Turku vote winner.Thus it can be said, even if the vote count is completed.He now has a pile in more than 3 200 votes.the Neck to the next is clear, when the greens chair Ville Niinistö, and the coalition party leader Peter the Orphan are far less than 2 000 in his voice.for Example, the coalition party Ilkka Kanerva is less than a thousand.the Coalition is the party of Turku one 23.3 per cent, while the vote counted less than half.
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If you're struggling to find any of Jay Z's music on your favorite streaming service of choice this weekend, you're not the only one - the superstar artist has apparently pulled most of his catalog from the Spotify and Apple Music libraries.No official announcement has been forthcoming, but the move may or may not be because Jay Z owns Tidal, the high-resolution audio streaming service still looking to get a foothold in the market.The music services haven't commented on the issue either, though Spotify has confirmed that the albums were pulled at the request of Jay Z himself.There's no chance in the music available from Jay Z's wife Beyoncé, at least for now.You may have better luck outside the US trying to find Jay Z's creative works, thanks to the intricacies international licensing laws, and you can still find most of the rapper's catalog on smaller music services such as Google Play Music and Deezer as well.One reason for the change might be that Spotify is preparing a lossless audio tier of its own, which would take away one of Tidal's key selling points.
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Googlella ja Kiinalla on pitkä erimielisyyksien historia.Jonkin aikaa on näyttänyt siltä, että välit olisivat lämpenemässä.Nyt kiveksi kengässä on muodostumassa USA:n presidentti Donald Trump.Business Insider kirjoittaa, että kiinalaispoliitikko Liu Binjie on varoittanut Googlen kannalta ikävästä käänteestä Financial Timesin haastattelussa.”Kiinan ja Googlen välit ovat olleet paranemassa, osapuolet ovat tavanneet useasti.Jatko kuitenkin riippuu USA:n ja Kiinan välien kehittymisestä laajemmassa mitassa”, hän selitti.
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the EU according to the report, two of the three travel booking site presents misleading price information.the European commission and EU consumer authorities launched in October 2016 the whole EU-wide coordinated screening price comparison and travel booking sites.the consumer authorities from 26 EU countries plus Norway and Iceland review commission under the chairmanship of a total of 352 websites that compare offers and prices, mainly in the tourism sector.a Total of 235 website price information was not reliable.All websites of 23.6% compared hotel prices, 21.3 per cent of the tickets (flight, boat, train and bus) rates and 5.1% in rental car prices.Sites for 44.6% of the combined comparability of products and services (tickets, accommodation, holiday packages, etc.).
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The huge gadget event, which the Global Sources Mobile Electronics certainly is, will open its door in HongKong already next week.And like usual it will attract numerous phone makers to showcase their latest models to the public.Of course all the chinese players who want to stay relevant will be there and Bluboo can’t be the exception.They have already booked their stall and even though their presentation will feature the current lineup with Bluboo Dual, Edge, Maya Max and similar models, it will be surely some other new phones to steal the show.Among them will most certainly be the rugged Bluboo R1 with IP68 certification, impressive 7150 mAh battery, wireless charging or 4 GB RAM 64 GB of storage.Join GizChina on TelegramOr maybe the other potential hit  with Bluboo D1, which is promised to be the most cost-effective dual camera phone on the market.To achieve that it will feature things like selfie softlight and of course hopefully some quality dual-camera setup.
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This week on Girt by CNET, we sit down with Joshua Meadows and Liam Esler, the two-man team behind GX Australia, Australia's most inclusive gaming and geek convention.GX Australia was born out of a dedication to diversity and inclusion.Driven by crowdfunding and local indie support, the not-for-profit convention is a fantastic representation of the best of the Australian gaming community.We talk about what it takes to make that happen, and what the show means to those fans.While 2017's show will be the last GX Australia due to funding difficulties, Liam and Joshua also give us a rundown of the amazing things that'll be on offer.The show takes place on April 29 and April 30 at the Sydney Showground, and you can learn more at the GX Australia website and Kickstarter page for the farewell party.
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David Droga, founder and creative chairman of Droga5, will be honored by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with the Lion of St. Mark.The honor is given each year to someone who has made outstanding contributions to the creative community.“[Droga’s] drive, passion and unbounded creative skill has led him to deliver continual award-winning results.He’s set the global standard,” Jose Papa, managing director of Cannes Lions, said in a statement.To date, Droga has amassed more than 70 gold Lions and 15 Grand Prix/Titanium Lions.Just last year, Droga and his agency won a Grand Prix in Film Craft for the agency’s work on the Under Armour “Rule Yourself: Michael Phelps” campaign.
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Twitter launched Thursday a ‘Lite’ version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data.The micro-blogging service said that Lite had been designed as a Progressive Web App in collaboration with Google and is available at mobile.twitter.com, and does not require an app store.It is said to take up less than 1MB on the device.Lite offers key features of Twitter such as the timeline, tweets, direct messages, trends, profiles, media uploads, notifications.With features like data savings, offline access to loaded content, resilience on flaky networks and fast load times, it is designed for emerging markets where networks are still patchy and data expensive.While smartphone adoption grew to 3.8 billion connections by the end of 2016, 45 percent of mobile connections are still on slow 2G networks, wrote Patrick Traughber product manager at Twitter in a blog post, citing data from GSMA Intelligence.
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Huawei faces a sales injunction on smartphone sales in the UK after the High Court ruled that it must pay a global licence for infringed patents.The Chinese mobile phone giant has been in a long-running legal battle with Unwired Planet, an American patent owner, over royalty payments related to key networking technology used in its devices.The High Court ruled on Wednesday that Huawei should pay Unwired a global licence fee for the patents, dismissing its claims that payments should only be made in the UK, which is a relatively small market for the Chinese giant.If it does not, the court can grant an injunction on sales of Huawei phones in Britain, an unprecedented move it said it would consider within weeks.Huawei, however, welcomed the ruling, as the global royalty rates ordered by the court were much lower than Unwired Planet had originally sought.It said the ruling was unlikely to have an effect.
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It’s a brand’s special sauce.Marketers are working with multiple technology solutions and partners.Sure, the capabilities for each may be powerful in their own right.Yet when each piece of the marketing pie has its own recipe for customer data and identity, brands are left with fragmented slices of consumer behavior past and present, online and off.Which takes the ability to recognize and relate to customers at the right time and in the right context off the table — and that’s a recipe for disaster.Hence, building and maintaining loyal relationships that inspire long-term value become a gamble, at best.
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If you are in the market for a new – smart- pair of shoes, then this might be of interest to you!Xiaomi plans to release its Mijia Smart Shoes tomorrow during the company’s Mi Fan Festival, priced at 249 Yuan.This high tech pair of shoes comes with an Intel Curie chip inside that can store all the vital fitness data while you exercise, run, or even walk.The size of this chip is minimal (practically the size of a button) so it has no weight to impose on you.This new “smart” sportswear was developed by the Chinese based company Shanghai Runmi Technology Co. Ltd and is aimed primarily at professional runners/athletes.The sole of the shoes has an arch design especially created to provide balance along with anti-skid features.It also offers full air cushion for each foot and an antibacterial replaceable insole.
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In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.Two women who are not his wifeOne woman who is not his wife, and one man who is shortPhotographs containing women who are not his wifeMen who have the same name as his wifeDictionary open to the page containing “wife,” “sex,” or “vagina”
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