Facebook has made it hard for Pages to get their posts in people’s News Feeds, from cutting organic reach in favor of paid distribution to prioritizing posts from friends and family members.But it has added a new feed that may help brands and publishers recoup some of that lost reach.This week, Facebook officially launched a new feed on desktop that presents people with posts from Pages they don’t follow and posts that aren’t likely to show up in their regular news feed.It’s called Explore Feed and subtitled “top posts for you from across Facebook.” The company rolled out the alternative News Feed on mobile earlier this year.On both mobile and desktop, the Explore Feed can be found within the “Explore” menu that lists similar non-News Feed feeds, such as Trending News and City Guides.“We are beginning to roll out a complimentary feed of popular articles, videos, and photos, automatically customized for each person based on content that might be interesting to them.
The congressional hearing is one of many government probes into Russian election interference, this one turns its focus on social media’s involvement.All three tech companies found evidence of ad tampering over the course of internal investigations this year, and subsequently reported those findings to congress.Facebook reported hundreds of Pages and advertisers tied to a Russian troll farm, which had purchased over 3000 advertisements totaling over $100,000.Twitter uncovered at least 200 accounts tied to similar ones flagged by Facebook, and hundreds of bots spamming propaganda.Google, for its part, found thousands of dollars in ads were purchased by Russian agents, and continues to investigate over $50,000 in questionable ad purchases from accounts that haven’t been confirmed to be bad actors yet.The same meddlers are using malware to hijack our browsers and use our Facebook accounts to like ads and fake-news stories — with us none the wiser.
Uranus has heard all your cheeky comments.But if you want to get a good look at the icy blue seventh planet from the sun that's the butt of so many jokes, Thursday night is your chance.Bring your own bad puns.The planet (named for Ouranos, the Greek god of the sky) will reach opposition on Oct. 19, meaning it's directly opposite the sun, bringing it closer to Earth (and brighter) than at any other time of the year"It's visible all night long and its blue-green color is unmistakable," says Jane Houston Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."It may be bright enough to see with your naked eye -- and for sure in binoculars."
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The University of California, Riverside has won two medals - "Best in Show" and "Most Whimsical Hack" - at the eighth annual "Science Hack Day: San Francisco," the world's premier science-themed hackathon.Hackathons are Silicon Valley-inspired challenges to rapidly prototype hardware and software.He raised funds to help some of the participants experience the world-class San Francisco event, with the ultimate goal of expanding Physics Hack Day into a Riverside community event.The UCR team included undergraduates Peter Bautista, Kevin Bleich, Adam Christiensen, and Syris Norelli; and graduate student Cliff Chen.At Science Hack Day, Tanedo and Norelli, a Chancellor's Research Fellow working with Tanedo on machine learning in high-energy physics, teamed up with Matt Bellis of Siena College in Albany, N.Y., to develop StarCat, a hack that used image processing algorithms to convert cat pictures into actual constellations in the night sky.They took in astronomical datasets and worked on developing a "cat metric" to efficiently map stars onto a given image.
You've probably seen drönarvideor both one and two times.The special sound of a drone do that one can easily mistake it for a swarm of bees.the New Technology web-tv-program Under the shell has broken up a drone to see how it looks.– They are much cooler they are here, they can do quite a lot, " says the host of the show Jan Herrlin.to begin with go the hosts through the camera, it's a ”steadicam”, which is to shoot straight, nice and slow.So when the drone changes direction so the camera sees that is not affected by this.
Smart speakers are big business now, and with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home dominating the market, Sonos had a choice: step up or slip behind.How successful Sonos will be at its plan depends on how willing third-parties are to work with it, but there’s no denying it’s a more ambitious and consumer-friendly strategy.Through the Sonos app you can set it up as its own zone or group it with other speakers; if you have two, you can link them as a stereo pair, or as the rear speakers in a surround sound system.Unfortunately you can’t pair a Sonos One and an existing PLAY:1 you might have.Two Class-D digital amps power a tweeter and a mid-woofer, with a surprising amount of bass for the form-factor.Sonos’ Trueplay tuning makes it even better, though right now if you’re using an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus it won’t work; you’ll need to dig up an earlier iOS device for now.
It is a larger undertaking to build an online audience from content that’s traditionally touted as boring, but it’s absolutely an achievable goal.Crafting killer copy out of less than gripping information didn’t scare off Capital Alliance, a company that saw positive returns nearly instantaneously after posting their first blog.Capital Alliance created their online presence quickly and painlessly, and they now have a large following because of it.To find this success, they abide by the following principles:This convention leads many to conduct expensive market research before they begin posting, but this isn’t a necessity -- at least not at first.The more insight you have the better, but in the beginning, it’s enough to keep it simple.
the Virus is spread via web pages that distribute fake versions of Adobe Flash Player, according to security firm Eset, which discovered Doublelocker.– Payloaden can change the device pin and stop the user from accessing the device, and encrypt the victim's data.The combination has never been seen before in the Android ecosystem before, " says Eset researcher Lukáš Štefanko, in an interview with The Register.When a user tries to install the fake Flash Player app is asking for access to a range of features.Among other things, they want the virus to use tillgänglighetsverktygen in Android, and use those to replace the home button on your phone or tablet.This means that every time the user presses the home button, the virus activates, and the device will be both encrypted and locked with a random pin-code.
When I got home, I sliced it up and stuck it in the fridge.A day later, it was still the same firm, crisp white.I checked the apple this morning, a week and a half after slicing it up, and it still looks fresher than most apples just an hour or two after being cut.“There’s an awful lot of apples that go to waste,” Carter told Gizmodo from the midst of the apple harvest at his company farm in British Columbia.Carter expects that this year’s harvest of about 180 pounds of apples will last about 12 weeks.What’s most remarkable about the Arctic Apple, though, is not that they don’t brown—outlets like Starbucks have already figured out how to do that using antioxidants, and home cooks have long known that a little bit of lemon juice can keep sliced apples crispy-pale for hours.
Chinese startup Pimax is working on a virtual reality headset called the “Pimax 8K” that looks to address a couple of minor gripes about VR – pixel density and field of view (FOV).Although the company is calling it an “8K” headset, it is not truly 8K (7,680 x 4,320).It is actually two 4K screens (3,840 x 2,160) joined in such a way as to make a display that is 7,680 x 2,160.So while it is not doubling the pixel count of 4K, it is creating a broader virtual screen that provides a 200-degree FOV.In other words, seeing that blank blackness out of the corner of your eye is no longer going to be hanging there pulling you out of the game.Pimax claims the headset provides six times the resolution of visors currently offered with 16.6 million pixels.
Amazon has suspended Roy Price, the head of its movie and TV show division, amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances toward a female producer in Hollywood.Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer on "The Man in the High Castled," during an interview published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter.Hackett, a daughter of the late science fiction writer and "High Castle" author Philip K. Dick, said during the interview that Price repeatedly made unwanted sexual advances toward her after a dinner two years ago at Comic-Con in San Diego."Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately," an Amazon spokesman said in a statement, adding that, "we are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co."Scrutiny on Hollywood executives has intensified since an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex but has said he's getting counseling.
Där har ni kontentan av IoT-podden live från Kistamässan.– Industrisystemen ligger efter, till exempel när det gäller uppdateringar, vilket gör dom mer sårbara för attacker.I och med att vi börjat jobba med iot och moln har attackytan öppnats i system som tidigare var instängda, säger han.– Jag åker ofta runt och kollar styrsystem i industrin men behöver aldrig fråga efter lösenord, det är standardlösenord som jag kan googla fram.Rikard Skogh, försäljningschef inom Siemens, ser stora fördelar för industrin med att börja använda mer öppen data och molnlösningar.– Det har en del fördelar, säger han.
Artificial intelligence has proven to be a dab hand at recognizing what’s going on in photos and videos, but the datasets it’s usually trained on are pretty genteel.Not so for Pornhub, which announced today that it’s using machine learning to automatically catalog its videos.The site is starting small, deploying facial recognition software that will detect 10,000 individual porn stars and tag them in footage.(Usually this information is provided by uploaders and viewers, who will still play a part by verifying the software’s choices.)It plans to scan all 5 million of its videos “within the next year,” and then move onto more complicated territory: using the software to identify the specific categories videos belong to, like “public” and “blonde.”In a press statement, Pornhub VP Corey Price said the company was joining the trend of firms using AI to “expedite antiquated processes.” However, the speed at which PornHub’s AI processes the data doesn’t seem like it would be an improvement on its current crowdsourced system.
Indian cab hailing service Ola has raised $1.1bn from investors, led by China’s Tencent Holdings and its existing shareholder Japan’s SoftBank Group, to expand its presence in India.As reported by Reuters, Ola would invest in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, which includes technologies such as its in-car entertainment platform called Play that allows riders to choose music and stream videos.Ola has previously raised $250m from SoftBank and is further aiming to gain investments of around $1bn from other investors to combat its rival Uber.The investment is set to give Ola an edge over Uber as it already operates in 110 cities and has integrated other transport options which includes bikes, auto-rickshaws and electric cars as compared to Uber's presence in just 30 cities.Ola remains as the third most valuable startup in India after Flipkart and Paytm.Uber recently unveiled its first TVC in India inspired by real rider and driver partner stories.
By some accounts, the existence of gender discrimination in science is a shock.Statistically, women remain underrepresented in most areas of science at every level, from undergraduate courses all the way through to professorships.Despite how far we’ve come, there’s a lot further to go, as these stories from women we met exhibiting at London’s New Scientist Live exposition in September highlight.First up is Emma Wride, a Space Ambassador for her native Wales, who went straight into hairdressing after leaving school, because “that’s what girls did”.A lover of space science and astronomy since childhood, her passion eventually got the better of her in her thirties, when she went back to school and then onto university to study for a degree in astronomy.Today, she tours the country encouraging the next generation to get involved in science.
San Franciscon julkisen liikenteen operaattori SFMTA syyttää käsistä karanneista ruuhkista kuljetusvälittäjiä Uberiä ja Lyftiä.Kuljetusvälittäjäyritysten Uberin ja Lyftin synnyinseudulla San Franciscon lahden alueella on Yhdysvaltojen kolmanneksi kovimmat ruuhkat.Tukkoisimpina aikoina neljännes keskustan liikenteestä seisoo ruuhkassa.San Franciscon julkisen liikenteen operaattori SFMTA syyttää ruuhkista kuljetusvälittäjiä Uberiä ja Lyftiä.Omia autojaan käyttävien kuljetusvälittäjien kuskit eivät ole prosessin piirissä.Koska kuljettajat tekevät keikkatyötä, kullakin hetkellä aktiivisten autojen tarkkaa lukumäärää ei tunneta.
Netflix has quietly raised the price of its premium subscription services by as much as 11.2 per cent.The TV and film streaming service has hiked the prices of its top-end packages so those signing up from today will pay more than current customers.It plans to raise the prices for existing subscribers from October 19.The price change will see the second tier package of two screen viewing and HD increase from £7.49 per month to £7.99.The premium £8.99 service, which includes ultra HD and the ability to watch on four screens at the same time, will rise to £9.99.The basic £5.99 per month plan will remain the same.
And don't forget to add in those backdoors, taThe second-in-command at the US Department of Justice says every business should have its own program to let third-party researchers find and report bugs.Speaking at the Cambridge Cyber Summit in Boston today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said bug bounty and white-hat research programs will help companies avoid large-scale network breaches and data thefts.Finding and eradicating those vulnerabilities is an important aspect of cybersecurity," Rosenstein told attendees."All companies should consider promulgating a vulnerability disclosure policy, that is, a public invitation for white hat security researchers to report vulnerabilities found on your system."Rosenstein recommended execs and other senior staff in the audience push their companies to look into setting up their own programs where both internal and third-party security can test and report security flaws back to the company and its tech suppliers, potentially closing holes before they can be exploited by hackers.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Porsche’s latest ad is about performance, but it’s probably not what you’re expecting.Rather than its driving features, the new “High Speed Orchestra” spot by German agency Grabarz & Partner touts the performance of Porsche’s Burmester High-End Surround Sound-System.To do so, the ad imagines an orchestra performing a perennial favorite, “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” suite.Only, the musicians find themselves flying all over the place mid-performance, receiving no explanation from a confused conductor.The analogy is made clear at the end of the spot when the action shifts to a Porsche driver rounding tight curves, followed by the line, “Taking the concert around corners.” It concludes with a promise that the sound system is available in “almost every Porsche” and an abrupt genre shift.The 60-second spot will air primarily on social channels globally.