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Systemet Neoface identifierar ansikten även från bilder av låg kvalitet.Det är japanska Nec som har utvecklat en ansiktsigenkänningsteknik kallad Neoface baserad på algoritmen GLVQ Generalized Learning Vector Quantization , som från bilder av låg kvalitet är hög träffsäkerhet när ansikten jämförs mot en bilddatabas över eftersökta personer.Enligt försök som gjorts träffar algoritmen rätt även om en person försöker dölja ansiktet med mössa eller solglasögon.Vid tester med polisen i norra Australien förra året kunde systemet identifiera 300 personer som söktes av polisen och vars ansikten fanns i en databas.Nu har polisen i södra Australien inlett ett samarbete med Nec för att bygga upp ett system för att snabbt hitta eftersökta personer via olika övervakningskameror i regionen.Tekniken ska hjälpa polisen att identifiera kriminella personer, men även för att hitta personer som av någon anledning betraktas som försvunna.
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The Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, is seen in late August last year.One of the world's most famous wolf packs may have howled its last after years of being targeted by hunters.The East Fork wolf pack in Alaska's Denali National Park was down to a female and her two pups a few months ago, but there has been no sign of them recently and their den appears empty, biologists say.The female's mate was seen dead at a hunting camp in May and Park Service wildlife biologist Bridget Borg tells Alaska Public Media that three out of four radio-collared wolves in the much-studied pack have been killed by hunters in the last year.The advocacy group Alaskans for Wildlife says wolf numbers in the area are falling because of hunting and trapping by a "handful of people.""This wolf pack has been probably the most viewed wolf pack in world history.
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You hate Pokémon Go s broken tracker, but it looks like the developer has some crucial changes coming soon.Developer Niantic is sending out updates to Pokémon Go for certain players that changes the way the Nearby and Sightings feature works.This follows a recent patch that went out to everyone to fix bugs.The Google Maps-powered app has people catching virtual creatures in the real world using the GPS in most iOS and Android smartphones, but plenty of players have grown frustrated with Go s issued-plagued tracking system that makes it a pain to plan routes and find certain creatures.But the new system will change that by showing you exactly which Nearby  PokéStops have pocket monsters within their immediate vicinity.This will complement a Sightings tracker that will show you critters that are roaming outside the range of a PokéStop.These revisions are exciting for the top-grossing game in the $36.9 billion mobile gaming industry because it looks like it could help players better plan their paths instead of wandering aimlessly.We ve asked Niantic for details about this new tracker and when you can expect it.
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It is the astronomical mystery that keeps on deepening.The erratic dimming of KIC 8462852, an apparently "normal" star 1,480 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, has spawned theories ranging from clouds of comets to an exploding planet and even evidence of a vast alien megastructure known as a Dyson Sphere.KIC 8462852 is also known as Tabby's Star, after Yale astronomer Tabetha Boyajian who in September 2015 first published details of its strange behaviour.Posting details to the Planet Hunters website, which invites citizen scientists to scour reams of astronomical data in the search for exoplanets, Boyajian noted that the otherwise normal output of the type F3V star displayed an odd series of ten substantial dips in brightness.Astronomers use brightness dips to identify stars being occluded by planets passing in front, and have to date found more than 3,300 exoplanets this way – many of them from Kepler spacecraft observations.They were close together, but irregular in shape, variable in depth from a fraction of a percent to over 20 per cent, and with no obvious timing pattern.
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Delta Air Lines aircraft Credit: DeltaDelta said Monday morning that its flights awaiting departure were delayed because of a widespread computer outage.The airline did not provide details of the computer outage or of the number of flights affected, but said in a statement on its website that the problem had affected flights scheduled for the morning.The extent of the problem appeared to be global because the airline wrote in a number of tweets that our systems are down everywhere.Flights enroute are operating normally.Delta is advising travelers to check the status of their flights this morning while the issue is being addressed, the airline said in a brief statement.
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So Bloomberg's engineers had to go about inventing the tech themselves — from the set of instructions to carry data across a network, to custom-built hardware so traders could use a keyboard, and monitors you could stack. culture came at a small cost. wanted greater awareness of what startups generally were doing,"
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Människobaserat algoritmverktyg to weed out the worst skräpinläggen.Facebook's crusade against klickfiske, thus skräpartiklar with misleading headlines, pulls ahead.the Company's new venture is in the form of a algoritmförändring that will "downgrade" articles rubriksätts in the style of "This Dog Barked Out the Postman And His Reaction Was Unbeatable."this means that you will see fewer and fewer such items in your facebook feed.But do not have Facebook promised to remove death on the klickfisket before?and with an update, which was launched in 2014, started the Facebook use of two signals to determine if a link was of klickfiske-character: How long you have spent on reading the article outside of Facebook, and how much you shared or liked it.
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I april sålde Bonnier Toca Boca, ett spelbolag som har specialiserat sig på att göra lekappar för små barn.Köpare var kanadensiska bolaget Spin Master, men parterna ville inte uppge någon köpesumma.Redan i höstas stod det klart att bolaget var till försäljning.Då skrev Di Digital att företaget värderades till mellan 500 miljoner kronor och 1 miljard.Sedan dess har det spekulerats mycket i prislappen.Nu skriver sajten att den hamnade en bra bit under höstens uppgifter, nämligen på 263 miljoner kronor.
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Then here s your chance to add that grippy, gritty finish to the phone.The OnePlus Protective Case is a clip-on shell that provides both corner and edge protection, along with protection for the rear panel.While the sandstone effect will attract many — and it really does add considerable grip to the OnePlus 3 — you can also choose a bamboo, rosewood, black apricot, or carbon weave finish.The sandstone finish is currently the cheapest option at $20, but other shells only cost $5 more.The former is thanks to a soft, silicone interior, and the latter by a hard outer layer.It s also available in three colors, and perhaps the only downside is the additional 3.5 ounces it adds to the phone.
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You re standing on a beach fully clothed, enjoying a nice barbecue when you see someone in the nearby lake flailing.Naturally you spring into action.As advice site The Art of Manliness explains, keeping all your clothes on in the water is going to drag you down.This isn t a good disadvantage to have if you re trying to save someone from drowning.The 1952 edition of the Boy Scout manual has some tips on how to disrobe in a hurry, which The Art of Manliness have faithfully recreated above.Here are the basic steps, as the site explains them:
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ANALYSIS: Samsung has gone for broke with the Galaxy Note 7 to show it can still innovate in the smartphone marketEven when it was delivering quarter after quarter of revenue growth, Apple investors feared an eventual saturation of the smartphone market and were concerned about the company s continued ability to innovate and create entirely new markets.A 13 year unbroken streak of growth powered by the renewed popularity of the Mac and the creation of the iPod, iPhone and iPad, finally ended earlier this year as prophecies about smartphones eventually came true.Apple has turned to the business market, the creation of the Apple Watch and services like Apple Music to stave off any major decline, but revenues are now declining and iPhone sales have fallen by 18 percent.Samsung Galaxy Note 7 2 But this is a trend affecting the whole industry.
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Firefox 48 will ensure one demanding web page doesn t freeze others, while Android gets better media support – even if support for 2.3 Gingerbread endsMozilla says the introduction of multiprocessing, also known as electrolysis or e10s, in Firefox 48 will make the browser more stable by ensuring a problem in one tab won t cause others to freeze.Previously, when one page consumed a large amount of processing power, the rest of the browser became unusable.By isolating the incident, users will simply have to close the offending tab.This was one of the unique selling points of Google Chrome, along with speed, when it hit the market in 2009, so Mozilla will hope that improved reliability will encourage some users to revert back to Firefox.One percent will have access to e10s at first to see how it performs in a live setting and if the feedback is positive, more users will get it.
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You may have heard there's a brand new version of the Xbox One that just came out, called the Xbox One S. Don't be alarmed!Your old Xbox One is still just fine.It will still play the same games and have access to the same services.So, what's different about this "new" Xbox One?Should you rush to trade-in your old Xbox One in favor of the shiny new model?The short answer, thankfully, is "probably not."But there are some important differences between the two — here's the full rundown: View As:
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If you re looking for a good real-time Pokémon Go map to replace the now defunct PokéVision, travel deals web site Skiplagged has just the ticket.Skiplagged normally deals in cheap airfare and hotel rooms, but now they ve joined in the Pokémon Go phenomenon with a tool of their own.The tool acts similarly to PokéVision, showing you the real-time locations of pokémon in your area, and telling you how long they ll be around before they disappear.You can also filter by name, or rarity if you re only after the most prized pokémon.Keep in mind, you can only use the tool in a browser, and it s unclear where the data is coming from.So, like PokéVision before it, it may not be around for very long.
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The splash story on one Sunday newspaper breezily informed us Brits used six billion fewer plastic bags this year than last, and that these weighed the same as three million pelicans – a grave naughtiness committed before El Reg's Standards Soviet.Last Saturday's edition of the Daily Mail featured the screaming splash headline: Your plastic bag victory , loudly trumpeting the reduction in plastic bag use by 85 per cent year-on-year after the government imposed a 5p tax on each new plastic bag.But ministerial spokesmen committed a massive blunder by failing to express the weight of the six billion non-existent bags in the correct, approved El Reg units.Speaking to the paper of reactionary Middle England, ministers variously compared the weight of the bags, which weren't used and therefore quite probably never existed in the first place, to:three million pelicans which, according to National Geographic, weigh up to 13kg each THis all makes perfect sense to the man on the Clapham omnibus, doesn't it?
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Even if work piles up in the office, you don t have to completely shove aside taking care of your fitness.This quick workout from DAREBEE can help keep your exercising momentum, or at the very least, offer a nice breather from a stressful day of work.All you need is an office chair.Most of the suggested exercises should be familiar to you.For example, you already technically do chair squats every time you get up to a standing position from your chair, but you re aiming to do the motion more slowly and deliberately.You also already do chair body lifts , which works out triceps, whenever you re-adjust yourself in your seat.
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Digital signatures, one of the fundamental parts of cryptography, may one day be threatened by quantum computers – so crypto-boffins are busy devising schemes that can survive a post-quantum world.In a paper that's just landed at the International Association for Cryptologic Research, a group of UK and Belgian researchers are offering up a dig-sig scheme they reckon is a feasible offering for a post-quantum world.As the paper notes, there are currently two research streams examining what to do if Shor's algorithm* ever arrives to render today's signatures crackable.Today's hard problem, factoring very large prime numbers, is exactly what a quantum computer might achieve, so the quantum-safe system propose new, harder problems.The second, which this paper explores, is a universal approach: an unconditionally secure signature USS scheme, uncrackable according to mathematical proofs.The need to pre-distribute keys disqualifies USS from everyday applications, but the authors argue its high security means it's worth the effort for high-value applications for example, inter-bank channels .
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Last week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.But what about other women making their mark on the fight for equality in the workplace—including the edibles market?about female entrepreneurs, from tech startups to San Francisco s original brownie lady.We ve also got shows on science, from Bill Nye on climate change to Gimlet on fracking, and a look at how polling worked in Jed Bartlett s White House, from the minds behind The West Wing Weekly and the FiveThirtyEight Elections Podcast.There s like two months until the first presidential debate; you ll need something to tide you over.Do Democrats actually vote early?
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iOS: We all know that golden hour is the hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise when lighting is great for photography.There s a bit more nuance to it than that, and this app helps photographers optimize golden hour to get the best possible pics.GoldenHour.One is $3.99, but it comes in handy for photographers or anyone who wants to beef up their skills behind the camera.Sure, it s easy enough to just head outside around sunset, but this app pins down exactly when sunset and sunrise are on any given day, shows you the exact position of the sun based on the time of year, accounts for cloudy skies, and tells you exactly how long golden hour and blue hour will last.It even tells you the best position to take photos based on your location.Via the app s website:
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The Olympic torch s one job is to stay lit no matter what.And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished.Lots of tiki torch fluid?Correct answer: pressurised gas and a chassis that could probably survive reentry into Earth s atmosphere.What s Inside cut open one of the torches built for this year s Rio Olympics, but it took them the better part of a full day, three different saws, and quite a few tripped fuses.Seriously, this thing is built like a tank, with concentric rings and spokes of aluminium, a telescoping, snake-like tip, and a spring-loaded central gas line.
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