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ODVI will focus on devising a unified metric that measures the “number of correct classifications within a specified per-image average time limit of 33 [milliseconds]”.You can register for the competition here before the deadline on 15 June.In 2016, the non-profit research lab backed by Elon Musk paid one of its co-founders and research director Ilya Sutskever a jaw-dropping $1.9m (£1.36m).Ian Goodfellow, known for his work on general adversarial networks, was second on the list and made $808,243 (£577,000).The third big name was the roboticist Pieter Abeel, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and an adviser at OpenAI, who raked in $425,000 (£303,000).In a tweet, the executive board announced that they will be asking the community for suggestions at the end of May.
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The Mobvoi Ticpods Free, currently in crowdfunding on Indiegogo, look remarkably similar to Apple’s fully wireless earbuds, the AirPods.Like the AirPods, the Ticpods boast a neat auto-pause feature which activates any time you remove one of the earphones from its assigned ear.That’s not all, though — the Ticpods Free are cheaper ($79 at early bird pricing, compared to $159 for AirPods), Android-compatible, and come in several colors.The Ticpods feature a number of touch-based controls.You can swipe up and down along the length of the earphone to adjust volume, double-tap to skip a song, long-press to ignore phone calls, and more.As mentioned, they have in-ear detection (thanks to accelerometers inside), and Mobvoi claims the Ticpods are optimized to reduce lag when watching videos on a connected device.
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Croteam’s Serious Sam 4 was originally due to be released back in 2014, but the project went dark, with the developer instead moving Sam’s earlier adventures into virtual reality.It wasn’t abandoned, however, and the game’s first teaser trailer seems ridiculous enough to deserve the Serious Sam name.Serious Sam: Planet Badass is very real, and a full reveal is coming at E3 this June.In the game’s teaser trailer, we see Sam Stone driving down a country road on a motorcycle, the wind in his hair as birds fly by on a sunny afternoon.This idyllic scene lasts for about five seconds, before a headless and grotesquely disfigured man charges at Sam with a bomb in each hand.Sam blasts him into a mist of bloody chunks with his shotgun and continues on his way, only to see hundreds of similar enemies waiting for him as he reaches the top of the hill.
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The probe was announced in a tweet by NASA's Office of Inspector General (OIG), and is sure not to have ruined the morning coffee of Uncle Sam's army of scientists.The SLS mega-rocket is supposed to take space adventurers to the Moon and Mars, and was supposed to cost about $18bn – now it's looking more like the invoices will balloon to roughly double that.OIG announces an audit assessing NASA’s management of the Space Launch System and Mobile Launcher.— NASA OIG (@NASAOIG) April 17, 2018Since major US policy decisions appear to be emitted on Twitter these days, it seems perfectly reasonable to announce an audit of a multibillion program in the same way.The OIG scrutinizes NASA programs, and reports its findings back to the NASA Administrator (still TBC), US Congress, and the American people who have to foot the bills.
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In just three months has kryptokapare sailed past the ransomware and become the most widespread cyberhotet on the internet.It shows the security Comodos report of the year's first quarter, as the site Threatpost.According to the report to Comodo encountered 300 million malware attacks during the quarter, and by them shall 28.9 per cent have been kryptokapningar.the Number of unique kapningsprogram has also grown from 93 750 127 000.A likely reason that cyber criminals choose kryptokapningar in front of the ransomware is that they are not dependent on the victim's willingness to pay.the Risk of detection is also considerably less.
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We see the same construction as in the ryktesbilden a week ago, but with a clear look at the power button along the right margin.the G7 ThinQ has, of course, a sensorjack at the top, which has become popular among manufacturers in the past six months.Anything that speaks against that the image is official is that it says ”No SIM card” in the upper left corner, but the design itself seems to be in line with what we will see during the event if a couple of weeks.
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The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is already a potent SUV packing in 707hp from the factory.For the folks over at Hennessey, factory power is never enough.The company is making the Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 Supercharged SUV that brings even more performance to the mix.The Trackhawk’s supercharged 6.2L V8 gets upgrades to bring power output to 1,012 bhp and 969 lb-ft of torque.Hennessey says that will push the SUV from a standstill to 60mph in 2.8 seconds.The quarter-mile will fall in 10.5-seconds at 133 mph.
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Electronic Arts has revealed that microtransactions will soon be coming back to Star Wars: Battlefront 2.Of course, we knew this day was coming, as EA and DICE have stated their intention to bring in-game purchases back from the day they were removed, but now we have a date for their return.Fortunately, when they come back, they’ll look a lot different than they did when the game first launched.As explained over on the Battlefront 2 official site, crystals – one of the game’s currencies – will return on April 18.The only way to obtain crystals is to spend real money on them, and crystals themselves can only be spent on new “Appearances” to use in game.In other words, you’ll only be able to purchase cosmetic items with crystals, so it sounds like we can lay fears of pay-to-win mechanics to rest.
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Honestly, considering the... staffing changes the good ship Discovery went through over the course of the first season, the crew could do with all the hands they could get.But Notaro will be serving the Federation elsewhere in season two.After all, technically Stamets—who is part of the science division as an astromycologist, not engineering—is currently the Discovery’s Chief Engineer, due to the biological components of the Spore Drive (that up until the end of the first season, literally included himself).The tail-end of February was Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a show dedicated to mobiles, wireless connectivity, and what might change over the future.Is speeding up the amount of time it takes to download a film on Netflix really worth all the effort that's being put into things?While I was at MWC I got to sit down with Alex Quach, Intel's Vice President, Network Platforms Group, General Manager, 5G Strategy and Program Office, and ask him how the 5G rollout will benefit regular people.
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With the help of the Google site Goo.gl, we have up to now been able to make long urls shorter.Some urls are annoying long, and a url-shortening eliminates these problems.You just type in the long address and create instead a much shorter ”shortcut”.From 13 april 2018 can only existing user can use the service, in other words, hold on and settled.But even though Goo.the gl is lost, it is of course still possible to shorten the addresses.Via Bitly and Tinyurl you can create kortadresser.
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Speaking to Adweek at the 4A’s Accelerate conference in Miami, David & Goliath founder and chairman David Angelo discussed life at the creative shop after Innocean Worldwide, the Hyundai Motor Company’s global advertising division, acquired it late last year.“Having a name like David & Goliath isn’t easy.What it really is, is a filter that holds us to very high standards; for our work and who we are as people.It’s why our clients come to work with us, why our employees are at our agency and if we lose that sense of culture and meaning then you might as well just change the name.”In the advertising industry today, when everything is being challenged: how brands interact with consumers, how the agency model is structured, what inclusion looks like, etc., Angelo said it’s “more important than ever” to stay true to, what he called, David & Goliath’s “higher purpose.” That purpose being to “inspire people and brands to take on their biggest challenges, their biggest Goliaths,” Angelo added.Angelo co-founded David & Goliath in 1999, alongside Skip Sullivan, after Kia fired its former agency Goldberg Moser O’Neill and gave them the business.
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It’s been a week filled to the brim with customer security comprises, and here’s one more to add to the pile.A day after Sears, Kmart and Delta confirmed that they’d been impacted by a breach of data firm, [24]7.ai, Best Buy issued a public statement noting that it’s in the same boat.At last count, Sears, Kmart and Delta believe that thousands of customers have potentially had data exposed.In its own statement, Best Buy seems slightly more optimistic about its own numbers, but from the sound of things, it’s still relatively early in the investigation.“Since we were notified by [24]7.ai, we have been working to determine the extent to which Best Buy online customers’ information was affected,” the company said in the statement.“We have done that in collaboration with our third-party vendor and have notified law enforcement.
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According to anonymous sources speaking to TechCrunch, private messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have mysteriously disappeared from their Facebook Messenger inboxes.If you’re a user of Facebook Messenger, then you might be aware that while you can delete the messages that you send, that only removes the message from your copy of the conversation — anyone else in the conversation is still able to see it, whether that be a one-on-one or group conversation.Most assumed this would be the case across the entirety of Facebook’s messaging systems, but it appears that isn’t the case.While Zuckerberg himself declined to comment on the situation, a Facebook representative clarified that the deletions concerned corporate security: “After Sony Pictures’ emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives’ communications.These included limiting the retention period for Mark’s messages in Messenger.We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages.”
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Helios and Matheson Analytics, which already owns movie ticket subscription service MoviePass, has acquired Moviefone.Despite the old-school name, Moviefone is now a digital media business with trailers, movie information and ticketing via Fandango — it says it reaches 6 million unique visitors each month.Moviefone was previously owned by Oath, the Verizon subsidiary formed from the merger of AOL and Yahoo.AOL acquired Moviefone for $388 million back in 1999.The deal includes a $1 million cash payment, as well as stock that could bring the total value up to $23 million, according to Variety.That means Oath now has a stake in MoviePass .
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Whether it's snug in your PC cabinet or soldered on your laptop, the graphics card is the key component for PC gaming.Anyone even remotely interested in gaming would tell you that integrated graphics solutions don't really work, if you want to play the top and newest games.With Nvidia’s cutting-edge Max-Q tech for instance, you can run games in 4K in considerably thin laptops.Take the Asus ROG Zephyrus for an example.AMD's renewed interest in high-end components showcased by the Radeon RX Vega has started a whole new battle in the best graphic cards market.So, here's some help to make your choice easier.
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has taken to the company’s forums to offer fans some reassurance about the upcoming OnePlus 6 and its controversial notched display.In response to a loud and passionate negative reaction, Lau says that OnePlus will now offer the option to black out the sides of the screen around the notch and thereby hide it, much as Huawei has done with the P20.I’ve been using the latter phone since its announcement in Paris last week, and I’ve never felt the need to hide its notch, but it’s good to have the option for people suffering from notch allergies.The OnePlus 6 will get the notch-hiding tweak in a software update after release, Lau says, which again indicates the imminent arrival of his company’s next flagship phone.OnePlus has traditionally launched its phones in June, but on the strength of its pre-launch notch discussions, we can probably expect the OnePlus 6 much sooner than usual.Lau has also revealed some of the headline specs for the OnePlus 6, disclosing in another forum post that the upcoming phone will have up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and the Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm.
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MIT researchers have now developed a portable device that could be used to monitor patients' white blood cell levels at home, without taking blood samples.Such a device could prevent thousands of infections every year among chemotherapy patients, the researchers say.Their tabletop prototype records video of blood cells flowing through capillaries just below the surface of the skin at the base of the fingernail.A computer algorithm can analyze the images to determine if white blood cell levels are below the threshold that doctors consider dangerous.If they go below the threshold, then preventive treatment can be deployed," says Carlos Castro-Gonzalez, a postdoc in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and the leader of the research team.Other team members who developed the new technology include RLE research engineer Ian Butterworth, former MIT postdoc Alvaro Sanchez-Ferro, and Technical University of Madrid graduate student Alberto Pablo Trinidad.
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A Cambridge professor used a Facebook survey app to obtain profile information from the 300,000 people who participated.That got into the hands of a marketing company called Cambridge Analytica, which famously helped Donald Trump with online advertising during the presidential campaign.It’s also causing many internet users to consider the cost of “free” services, such as Facebook.The biggest impact so far is the announcement from Facebook that it will shut down “Partner Categories,” which enabled third-party data providers to offer targeting directly on Facebook.The announcement is quite broad.But they pull information from seemingly everywhere — from shopping loyalty programs to credit card transactions.
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Alex Salmond’s political debate show on LBC has come to an end after just six months - but the former First Minister of Scotland continues to host a slot on RT despite criticism.Salmond held a weekly Sunday afternoon phone-in on LBC for the past six months, but his contract has not been renewed, though the broadcaster said it was discussing “other options” with him.An LBC spokesman said: “Alex Salmond has completed his contract as presenter of the Sunday afternoon show on LBC.“We’re now discussing other projects with him.”Salmond on Sunday was last aired on the channel on March 25, having first broadcast in September.But he has continued to defy calls to end The Alex Salmond Show on the Russian state-backed television channel RT, which he began hosting in November.
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Elon Musk and his team over at SpaceX are celebrating another successful launch this morning.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has carried 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit, bringing the total number of Iridium satellites in orbit to 50.SpaceX has ferried all of those satellites into orbit over 5 different missions, but even that isn’t the most impressive part about today’s launch.What makes this launch extra special is that it was carried out by a used Falcon 9 rocket.In fact, the rocket that shuttled Iridium’s satellites into orbit today was used in the third Iridium launch back on October 9.In the end, SpaceX says that it has now performed five Iridium missions with just three rockets – something that’s definitely worth celebrating.
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