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Interdependence of nations give the region incentive to go beyond Budapest ConventionDan Tehan, Australia's minister assisting the prime minister for Cyber Security, says south-east Asian nations are beginning to discuss a joint regional approach to best practise cyber-security, and perhaps even also a new set of rules of engagement for online conflict.Tehan yesterday delivered a keynote address to the RSA Asia conference in Singapore in which he argued that Asian nations are interdependent to an extraordinary degree, with physical infrastructure in one often critical to its neighbours.That interdependence means that many Asian nations must rely on their neighbours' online defences, both those erected by government and those employed by private sector operators of critical infrastructure.Tehan said common standards are obviously useful in such a community and said that recent talks with his Singaporean counterpart leads him to believe “there is a real hope we can start to build some regional partnerships in this area.” The minister said he will return to Singapore for the nation's Cyber Week in September 2017, and understands other ministers with cyber-security responsibility from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will also be in attendance to discuss such matters.“It is absolutely key that we can get get norms developed and it is my view that in the region we can lead the way hopefully,” Tehan told The Register.
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The argument over whether technology could be detrimental to the development of children has been raging for years, however a recent study has revealed that three quarters of UK parents believe tech has actually boosted their child's development.In a survey of 2,000 UK adults a significantly large 74% claim technology has improved their children's problem solving skills while 64% say it has improved their child's writing skills.While many parents have winced every time they've needed to get out the iPad and long feared over what screen time could be doing to the development of babies and toddlers, it seems the majority are now embracing the digital landscape.The survey revealed an overwhelming proportion of parents (91%) recognise the necessity of getting children using and playing with technology in order to get them up-to-speed with the contemporary world, where they'll encounter computers and tablets at school."Incorporating gadgets such as tablets, laptops and smartphones into interactive play with children is a good way to familiarise them with today's technology.There are plenty of apps designed to boost literacy, mathematical and motor skills in children.
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Googles experimentella VR-avdelning Daydream Labs verkar sikta på en framtid fri från tråkiga utbildningsvideos man måste kolla igenom i samband med att man börjar jobba någonstans och istället ersätta dessa med lite mer realistiska VR-upplevelser.Tanken är alltså att en arbetsgivare kan låta nyanställda genomgå en utbildning i VR där momenten i de kommande arbetsuppgifterna utförs praktiskt istället för att man lär ut dessa teoretiskt genom till exempel en videofilm.Daydream Labs testade det hela genom att låta två grupper lära sig att göra en espresso.Den ena gruppen fick lära sig detta med hjälp av en VR-maskin medan den andra fick lära sig att göra detta genom att titta på YouTube-klipp där det gjordes espresso.Efter testet kunde man konstatera att den gruppen som lärt sig att göra espresso i VR efter utbildningen gjorde detta både snabbare och med mindre misstag än de som hade lärt sig uppgiften genom att titta på YouTube-klipp.Man tillägger dock att testpanelen inte var superimponerad av resultatet från någon av grupperna.
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Tailing the remarkable growth in popularity enjoyed by AI, a new generation of chatbots has recently flooded the market, and with them the promise of a world where many of our online interactions won’t happen on a website or in an app, but in a conversation.Perhaps one of the main drivers behind this wave of novel AI applications is deep learning, an area of machine learning that, despite existing for roughly 50 years, has recently revolutionized fields such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP).The ability to understand context, disambiguate between subtle differences in language that can lead to wildly different meanings, logical reasoning, and most crucially, understanding the preferences and intent of the consumer, are just a few of the many challenging tasks a system must be able to perform in order to sustain a conversation with a human.Moreover, business goals and the intent of the consumer can influence the kind of response the bot will give.If a modern conversation engine hopes to go beyond answering simple, one-level questions, it must blend together the most prominent techniques emerging from the field of deep learning, with solid statistics, linguistics, other machine learning techniques, and more structured classical techniques such as semantic parsing and program induction.Unsupervised Learning, the subfield of machine learning devoted to extracting information from raw data, unassisted by humans, is likely a promising alternative.
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When a new government pornography law passes in April next year, it may end up leaking some of your most private viewing habits, according to experts.Digital rights organisation, the Open Rights Group, has warned that the planned law will make the porn sites you visit create databases on what you have watched.According to Executive director of the group, Jim Killock, these databases have not been afforded any protections, so they will stick out like a sore thumb to potential hackers.This could mean that your pornography viewing habits may be leaked online.“Age verification could lead to porn companies building databases of the UK’s porn habits, which could be vulnerable to Ashley Madison style hacks,” Mr Killock said.Experts have agreed that the easiest option for enforcing age identification is by assigning a unique ID to website users that keeps track of who logs in and what they do.
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Cisco has announced in their 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report that malicious software attacks may leave more lasting effects than the recent widespread ransomware epidemic and massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.Permanent physical damage as a result of cyber attacks is a real world consequence of modern malicious software.Infamous malware package Stuxnet showcased the abilities of software to cause serious and irreversible damage in the real world almost a decade ago by crippling Iranian nuclear facilities.As the threat landscape changes, Cisco is warning that there will be a rise in destruction of service (DeOS) attacks that can permanently disable hardware.Even though the median time to detection for intrusions and infections has dropped to less than eight hours, the fact that software might not be able to fix damages should be highly concerning.Although destructive malware might be on the rise, the use of exploit kits is steadily declining in favor of more sophisticated social engineering attempts to compromise email.
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Chromebooks are great, but I have a very specific opinion about buying them.I want a price around $200, an Intel processor, and a minimum 32GB of onboard storage.Right now, Best Buy has just such a deal: You can get the Acer R11 2-in-1 Chromebook for $220.The only catch is you have to sign-up for a “My Best Buy” account to see the sale price, as this is an “early access” deal.This is a great price for this machine—and surprising to see so soon, given that we just saw this steep discount during last week’s Amazon’s Prime Day sale.For $220, you get an 11.6-inch touchscreen display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 32GB of eMMC flash storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Celeron N3160 processor.
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Chinese authorities appear to have blocked some of WhatsApp's functions
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an Example of bad communication in the workplace: a colleague is trying to tell his idea, when another employee interrupted him.Each of us may succumb to this, but a small lack of courtesy can be as a result.It prevents employees from participating in the debate, and it can be harmful also suspend the broker's reputation, to point out uraekspertti Jeff Black CNBC.Black instruct that the easiest way to avoid this situation is ridiculously simple: learn to keep small breaks before you open your mouth.”on This day we are constantly in motion: we Walk too fast, talk too fast, interrupt people in meetings before they have had time to stop, we begin to answer questions before the other could even get his question asked questions”, Black said.”And when we do this, we look very much säntäilijöiltä.
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10.1 million viewers, a lift and saw the Game of Thrones premiere, which is a new record.It is reported by Bloomberg News, referring to figures from research firm Nielsen.It means that the previous record of 8,11 million people watched the season's finale for season 5 in 2015 and fought, but also the previous record in respect of säsongspremiärer for Game of Thrones about 8 million.the Figure refers to viewers who saw the episode at the first sändningstillfället on HBO.
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Tilastokeskuksen mukaan kotitalouksien säästämisaste on ollut jo yli vuoden negatiivinen, ja alkuvuonna se heikkeni entisestään.Myös Suomen pankin viimeisimmän talouskatsauksen mukaan suomalaisten kotitalouksien menot ylittävät tulot ja kulutusluottojen määrä on kasvussa.Luotonottajilla itsellään ei välttämättä aina ole tietoa siitä, paljonko heillä on avoimia luottoja mihinkin.En ihmettele tätä, kun ottaa huomioon digimaailman moninaiset ja helpot keinot siirtää sähköistä rahaa omalle tilille tai klikata tuotetta ostaessaan osamaksunappia.Lainaa voi ottaa jopa kännykkään ladattavan mobiilisovelluksen kautta.Helppoa rahaa tilille vaikka bussissa istuessa – kunnes se ei enää olekaan niin helppoa.
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Young people are not equipped to deal with pornography.It can have a deeply damaging effect on their behaviour and their understanding of consent and healthy relationships.NSPCC research shows that by the age of 16 nearly half of young people have viewed pornography, and those children are just as likely to find it accidentally as they are to deliberately search for it.At the NSPCC we have worked hard to stress this to Government, so its pledge to introduce a regulator and age verification measures to block children from accessing pornography websites online is a vital and welcome first step towards keeping children safe online.By the age of 13 three quarters of young people now have a social media account.For children these networks are a way of chatting with friends, watching funny videos or finding out about the world.
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The questions is: when was the last time you tried logging in?Having passed through the hands of Rupert Murdoch and Justin Timberlake, Myspace is now controlled by Time Inc and has been transformed into a music social network.As well as an influx of music being uploaded there's also a steady level of search traffic from people trying to access their old accounts.As with any online account that has laid dormant for 10 years, it's unlikely that the same email and password is still being used now (if it is, you really should change it).In a bid to make it easier for users to get back to their terrible internet photos, Myspace decided to make it ridiculously easy to recover account details.As such, when security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway spotted this while trying to access her old account she reported it to Myspace.
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Poundland had a noble idea that would capture the hearts of the nation; rebuilding the damaged and laughable Brexit Toblerone.Going under the name of Twin Peaks and with a double-top mountain shape and no wide glacial valleys of shame between its edible mountains, the bar was set to launch in early July -- for £1 -- but has been delayed due to a legal threat from Toblerone maker Mondelez.Instead of featuring the snow-capped Matterhorn on its packaging like the Toblerone, the Poundland Twin Peaks bar has a dramatic recreation of the Wrekin on its case, a hill near the company's base in Telford that does indeed have more than one peak at its summit.If you can call the top of a small hill a summit.At £1 for 180 grams of chocolate it certainly offers more chocolate for your money that the standard cost equivalent 150g Toblerone, but, according to the Guardian, a legal letter from the Toblerone maker has delayed the launch.Although Poundland says it's still in development and should still hit the shops eventually.
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Every Android phone is different, and so is taking screenshots with them.Even though Android 4 introduced simple screenshots for all with the handy power-and-volume-down-key combo, nailing it can still be tricky.We're here to help: Just find your Android phone on the list below to learn the various ways to snap, share, and save a screenshot.Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.Pull down the notification panel to reach quick settings and tap the Screenshot icon.HTC U series: Hold down the power and volume-down buttons for a couple of seconds.
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Fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel have abandoned a plan to merge, less than a month after US competition regulators sought to block the deal.The deal would have created a company with control over 90% of the market for paid, daily fantasy sports contests, government officials said.The firms said the deal would lead to greater investment, providing benefits for consumers.They said they would now look to grow independently.FanDuel started in Scotland in 2009 and is now based in New York.It is number two in the US for paid daily fantasy sports contests behind DraftKings, which started in Boston in 2012.
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Many international airlines which offer this service for its flyers disable the service as soon as they enter India.The scenario, however, is changing with Ministries of Home Affairs, Telecom and Aviation are working closely to find a solution that will allow the use of Wi-Fi in the air.The aerospace solution provider Honeywell is on a world tour to showcase the latest in-flight technology called Jetwave.It was a never-before experience being a part of the ‘Power of Connected’ tour and video calling from 10,000 feet above the ground on a 30 Mbps connection.So the 'out of office with limited access to email' autoresponder could soon be a thing of the past.‘The connected system also tackles one of the major challenges pilots face,’ says Sasi Kancharla, - Sales Leader, Honeywell Aerospace.
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Early testers had agreed to always watch the road in case of emergencies, but many didn’t — and it put them at serious risk.This is what’s known as the handoff problem: how to alert and engage the distracted human when the computer falters.Over the next few years, several other makers of self-driving cars, companies like Ford, General Motors, and Volvo, de-emphasised or abandoned their efforts to crack the handoff problem, mirroring Google in their quest to go full robo.Fleets of driverless taxis are projected to deliver billions in annual profits by 2030.What’s more, operating within a city’s limited geographic area reduces the technological challenges.But more than half of the 35,000 annual traffic deaths in the US don’t occur on major city streets — they happen on rural roads and highways.
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Anker's highly rated SoundCore Bluetooth speaker's typical list price of $79.99 has been discounted 66% today to just $26.99 on Amazon, where it averages 4.6 out of 5 stars from over 7,500 reviewers (76% rate the full 5 stars: read reviews here).It features rich sound, a generous 24 hours of play time (500 continuous songs without needing a charge), Bluetooth 4.0 66-foot wireless range and a worry-free 18 month warranty.This deal is good for today only (7/13), so see it now on Amazon.This story, "66% off Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime & Built-in Mic - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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These unofficial conceptual renderings show what a high-performance BMW M2 could look like in the era of mass electrification.BMW has two sub-brands in its portfolio named M and i, respectively.M builds acclaimed hot rods like the M3 and the M5, while i focuses on eco-friendly models without skimping on performance.What happens when the two collide?Officials from the German company have categorically ruled out a M-tuned i model, but that didn’t stop digital artist David Olivares from creating a virtual concept named iM2.Instead, it’s an enthusiast’s rendition of what the track-ready M2 would look like if it borrowed styling cues and technology from BMW’s i cars.
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