David Carter

David Carter

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A självlärt programs have become the new world champion at the game of Go.Last year, Google DeepMinds AI AlphaGo world champion after beating the world's best man, Lee Se-Dol, 100 times.Now it has new and updated program AlphaGo Zero beaten its predecessor.only 36 hours, where the program only had information about the rules, managed to become better than AlphaPro.After the 40 days had had a win percentage of 90.So here describes Mikael Kågebäck, a doctoral student in the department of computer science at Chalmers university of technology the feat.
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GE and Apple announced a partnership today that will pave the way for putting utility analytics software Predix on iOS devices.The Predix software development kit will allow 77 utilities that work with GE to manage turbines, condensers, boiler feed pumps, and more from iPads and iPhones.That, GE says, will ensure “that real-time data is captured and shared with field workers and remote operations using iOS devices.”As part of the program, GE has agreed to standardize iPhones and iPads as the primary work devices for its 330,000 employees.Predix software takes data from sensors embedded in all kinds of industrial equipment used in the energy industry and uses that data to predict maintenance downtime more efficiently.This isn’t a novel idea—power plant and utility operations generally require some form of diagnostic system to avoid the kinds of catastrophic failure that causes, at best, money to be lost and, at worst, power outages to customers.
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Electronic Arts has several Star Wars projects in development, including November’s Star Wars Battlefront II, but there may not be any more intriguing than the action-adventure title, formerly in development at Dead Space developer Visceral Games.some of the most talented developers in the industry.We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it won’t suffer the same fate as Star Wars 1313.Well, that’s the million dollar question.The game was originally in development at Visceral Games, under the stewardship of Uncharted series writer Amy Hennig.During Electronic Arts’ 2016 EA Play presentation, we saw a few seconds of what was labeled “early in-game footage.” It showed a human male protagonist exiting a building on a desert planet that looked like it could be Tatooine, with Imperial flags draped over two structures nearby.
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It appears Samsung mobile is on the verge of releasing a new (yet unannounced) smartphone, which has just surfaced on GeekBench.Benchmarked as SM- J250G, the device in question, without doubt, is one of the entry-level J2 family and appears to be a plus, prime, or pro variant of the Galaxy J2 (2017) which debuted in China and India some days ago.The Benchmark listing reveals the SM- J250G is fitted with a 5-inch 960 x 540 pixels display and powered by a 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset with Adreno 308 GPU coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage.It got a 666 score on Single-Core and 1750 in the Multi-Core test.$1 Off New And ImprovedParty Cups And Party On!
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Subarun avaimissa on havaittu haavoittuvuus, joka mahdollistaa auton ovien avaamisen.Hollantilainen elektroniikkasuunnittelija Tom Wimmenhove väittää, että ainakin Subaru Foresterin, Imprezan, Legacyn ja Outbackin kaukosäätöavaimissa on vakava haavoittuvuus, joka mahdollistaa avaimen lähettämän koodin helpon monistamisen.Sen jälkeen auton ovet avautuvat, kirjoittaa Techspot.Kaikkia Subarun vuosimalleja Wimmenhove ei ole testannut, mutta hänen mukaansa ongelma koskee ainakin vuosina 2005-2010 valmistettuja autoja.Kaukolukitusavain lähettää koodin, jonka avulla auton ovet avautuvat.Tavallisesti koodit ovat satunnaisia, joten hakkeri ei voi käyttää aiempaa koodia.
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Bletchley Park, home of the UK's war-time code-breaking efforts, has awarded CyberEPQ's to the first 60 students to complete its online cyber-security course.The CyberEPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is equivalent to the AS-level certificate awarded in UK schools, and is certified by City & Guilds.It counts for UCAS credits in university applications.Irene Dixon, one of the first operators of the Colossus Mk I, presented 10 students with their certificates at Bletchley Park in front of the National Museum of Computing's Colossus rebuild.The online course is a step towards the creation of a National College of Cyber Security at Bletchley Park.This project is backed by Qufaro, a non-profit body created by people from Cyber Security Challenge UK, the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), the Institute of Information Security Professionals, BT Security and Raytheon.
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If James Bond were an animal, doubtless he’d be an octopus.Sure, these tentacled sea dwellers may not seem like the most suave of animals, but they certainly could serve as super spies.You see (or don’t see, in this case), a certain species of this cephalopod known as the mimic octopus does just that — it mimics things better than just about any other creature on Earth.Capable of changing colors and shapes, the octopus is apparently able to bear a striking resemblance to anything from a lion fish to a shrimp to an anemone.And now, humans are trying to create camouflage based on this remarkable animal.A team of materials scientists and engineers at Cornell University, along with octopus expert Roger Hanlon from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, have cracked the code of the mimic octopus with rubber and mesh.
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APIs, dev tools, and even infrastructure-as-a-service are all “invisible” products.There’s no user-interface to show off in an ad and no tagline that succinctly sums up everything that the product can be used for.That means there’s a huge time and attention commitment required from potential customers to understand what your product is even capable of.For ipinfo, by running experiments and shaping pricing around what users were doing, they built a business around my API product.
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A major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might produce offspring with their natural counterparts, releasing the novel genes into the wild.Now, researchers from the University of Minnesota's BioTechnology Institute have developed a promising way to prevent such interbreeding.The approach, called "synthetic incompatibility," effectively makes engineered organisms a separate species unable to produce viable offspring with their wild or domesticated relatives.Synthetic incompatibility has applications in controlling or eradicating invasive species, crop pests and disease-carrying insects as well as preventing altered genes from escaping from genetically modified crops into other plant populations.The results were published online today in the journal Nature Communications.If an engineered organism mates with a wild counterpart, the transcription factors render the offspring unable to survive by activating genes that cause their cells to die.
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The new single from U2’s upcoming album Songs of Experience has a companion video, and since I can hear a lot of you rolling your eyes already, let me say it’s actually pretty cool.Made by Tatia Pilieva, who famously directed the super-viral “First Kiss” ad for fashion label Wren in 2014, the U2 film—titled “You’re the Best Thing About Me”—features a multicultural cast of four couples making the most of the day before an indefinite separation.All of their situations are unique, and some, like the military newlyweds and the Syrian refugee family, carry more gravitas than others (namely, the Californian high school sweethearts).Still, Pilieva captures the emotional peaks and valleys exceptionally well in the four minutes she’s given, and without the self-congratulatory bombast one normally associates with U2.Her insistence on filming both happy and sad moments is what makes this film so interesting, and equalizes what would otherwise be seen as vastly different experiences.“These people are saying goodbye, they are still very much in love,” Pilieva says.
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One claimed that Giphy’s hold on search results is so strong “we own happy birthday now.” The next day, the company’s search traffic fell off a cliff.The Fast Company profile is a typical Silicon Valley success story.Some bros recall the days they were slumming it in “an Airbnb that wasn’t that great,” while they went around Hollywood cutting deals with media companies to have the most complete set of reaction GIFs on the web.You’ll have to click over to page two to find a result for Giphy when you Google “happy birthday” now.Glenn Gabe, a digital marketing consultant at G-Squared Interactive, soon noted on that Giphy was getting “hammered” by Google.Indeed, data from search tracking services SEMRush and SearchMetrics show a huge drop off immediately after the article’s publication.
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Separately, Equifax said Tuesday that a file containing 15.2 million U.K. consumer records was attacked during the company’s hack.Equifax announced the breach, which also affected consumers in Canada, on Sept. 7.In recent weeks, Equifax has told customers, mainly financial institutions, that the driver’s license information for 10.9 million consumers was accessed, the people said.Although information varies by state, licenses typically include a person’s name, date of birth, home address and personal details such as height and eye color.This in some cases happened when consumers were using a webpage meant to resolve disputes about credit-report information.The dispute-resolution page appears to have been at least one avenue hackers used to access the company’s systems.
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Indian retailing brands Big Bazaar, Hyper-City, Star Bazaar, D-Mart, Walmart-owned Best Price Modern Wholesale, Big-Basket have accused Amazon of 'ambush marketing'.As reported by Economic Times, retailers are now removing the items as they see this as a move by Amazon to acquire their customers.Packs of brands such as ITC’s Yippee Noodles, Nestle’s KitKat chocolate and Coca Cola’s Sprite and Fanta soft drinks are among the brands that are, or were, being retailed at offline stores along with Amazon gift coupons.Kishore Biyani, founder of Future Group said: “We will not allow ambush marketing at any cost.We have started removing such products from the shelves and told brands not to supply us packs that have any promotional tie-up with a rival retailer.”“The act of promoting a specific distribution channel through a cash incentive on products sold through traditional distribution is not good for the growth of the industry,” he said.
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Taking social media to a new level can prove tricky and to stand out from the rest, you need to be thinking innovatively and chatbots appear to be doing just that.This year's Social Buzz Awards nominations have been announced and taken centre stage with the judges is category the best use of chatbots.", expressed judge Rachel Kneen, social media lead UK of Just Eat."We've only just scratched the surface of what we can do in this exciting space and to truly bring AI to the social sphere.70% of chatbots fail, but this area has so much potential and as people 'get it right' it'll fuel best practice and new innovation in this space in the future."The following have made the shortlist: Catch, Columbia Records UK, imperson, PizzaExpress, +rehabstudio and We Are Social.
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A deep undercover investigation into the security arrangements of the US embassy in London has exposed the bizarre lengths some people go to in order to keep their appointments with the bureaucrats within, revealing that people who accidentally have restricted items on them are often prompted to hide them outside in the bushes for the duration of their visit.The list of items you're not allowed to bring into the US embassy includes bike helmets, laptops, scissors, glass bottles -- oh, and guns, oddly enough -- with the Wall Street Journal asking some visitors what they do with their things when they accidentally arrive with a prohibited pair of child's scissor in their bag or a glass bottle of aspartame in a sweaty hand.Some put their banned items in the bin and then retrieve them on the way out -- on the advice of staff -- while others realise that the best thing to do is pop out to the park opposite and stash things in the bushes of Grosvenor Square.The paper spoke to a groundskeeper who said he's found penknives, alcohol and even a vibrator hidden in shrubbery while doing his rounds, lost or forgotten about by their owners.
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According to information from Reuters, Indian government has given Oppo the “go” light to open their first offline stores in the wider region, paving the way for other companies such as Apple and Xiaomi who are looking for the same thing also.The Chinese company is the first company ever to get such a clearance in the world’s No.3 smartphone market (after China and the US) so it’s a major area of possible profit for all manufacturers.Indian laws have been somewhat strict during the past years, asking companies to source 30 percent of the products locally.The law was relaxed in 2016 in an effort to attract more investors, exempting foreign retailers from local sourcing for three years, after which it applies.As you can obviously understand several other companies like Apple, Xiaomi and Vivo are also in talks with India to open their own stores all over the huge country.
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Image credit: Georgijevic | Getty ImagesThere's a fundamental rule in marketing that takes some discipline and some getting used to, but it's undeniably true: You can't be everything for everybody.First of all, you can't possibly please everyone all the time and, secondly, you can't possibly offer everything that everyone would want all the time either.But, when running a business, we can't help but want to maximize our opportunities, so we avoid saying no to anything.We want to please everyone and we want to give people everything that they want, so we say yes all the time.As a result, we try to go for the broadest range of product features and services in an attempt to get as close as we can to offering everything for everybody.
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Google Pixel Buds are a new pair of wireless in-ear headphones designed by Google for the newly minted Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smart phones.While they might sound like a rip-off of a product you’ve heard before (cough, Apple AirPods) they could be one of the neatest, smartest wireless headphones ever released.They’re smarter because not only do they offer the features you’ve come to expect in wireless earbuds at this point, like direct access to Google Assistant with one tap as well as voice commands, but the Google Pixel Buds will offer real-time 1-to-1 language translation.During the company’s Pixel 2 event, the Google Pixel Buds were used to hold a conversation between two of the presenters – one speaking in English, the other in Swedish – and the results were played over the speaker for the audience.As you’d expect, questions were translated from the English speaker to Swedish and the responses, which were said in Swedish, were translated back to English.The process was not only seamless but is was, genuinely, impressive – which could pose real a threat to products like Logbar, Pilot and Bragi’s Dash Pro Babelfish earbuds, especially since the Google Pixel Buds will be compatible with over 40 languages including Italian, French and Japanese, right out of the box.
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This morning the folks at Google revealed both the pricing and release info on their newest device, the Pixelbook.This device is a Chromebook, made to be high end, run Chrome OS, and convert from notebook to display to tablet with relative ease.This device will run the newest version of Chrome OS and will be able to run a wide variety of Android apps as well.This Chromebook rolls with a 12.3-inch display with 2560 x 1700 pixels – much like this Chromebook’s predecessor in the Chromebook Pixel.This is slightly smaller (and therefore less dense) than the most recent Chromebook Pixel.The 2013 and the 2015 Chromebook Pixel both had 3:2 aspect rations with 12.85-inches (diagonally) and 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution.
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The leaks for the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL just keep coming.Today's leak comes courtesy of Walmart, which happened to include an image of the Pixel 2 XL in a premature posting (and leak) for the Google Home Mini.The new leak showed the Google Pixel 2 XL running the Google Home app, notes 9to5Google, and it confirms many of the rumors we've been seeing in recent months, such as the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone and the front-facing speakers.Walmart's leak follows on the heels of a leak yesterday from Evan Blass, who posted images of the upcoming device in its smaller and larger forms.Both images suggest that the glass on the edges of the display will be slightly curved, but the display itself will be a traditional flat surface.Blass' images showed the phones with a black body, but the image from Walmart seemingly confirms we'll also be able to get it with a white body (although the face will remain black).
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