in The u.s. state of California is taking a hard line against the "fake" videos and photos that have been tampered with by the ai technology.as president, Donald Trump, president Barack Obama and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have in common?All three of these leaders have been the victims of so-called "deepfakes".That is to say, digital manipulation of videos and images that are created with the help of a machine.in the Past, leading scientists have warned of the how to use this type of material can be used to spread false messages and misinformation in the campaign.Will not be allowed to distribute the deepfake-cut.
Samsung's first foldable phone is now readily available in a variety of countries, but the company is already hard at work prepping future designs, and one of them may include an S Pen stylus.Like the Samsung Galaxy Note series, the Galaxy Fold 2 may be able to house its own stylus that can be detached and used on the screen of the device.This is according to a patent spotted by LetsGoDigital that was apparently filed back in April of this year.The best Samsung phones: finding the right Galaxy for youAccording to the patent, the big innovation here will be the fact you're able to use the stylus on the curved element of the screen while the device is being folded.The patent seems to be a technology that would allow the stylus to work on the display no matter how the phone is bent as well of course as when the screen is flat.
At the start of this year, NASA’s InSight lander successfully placed its seismometer on the surface of Mars and covered it with a heat shield to protect it from the elements.But problems arose when InSight tried to deploy its second instrument, the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) or heat probe.The lander is equipped with a drill known as “the mole” designed to tunnel up to 16 feet beneath the surface so it can place the probe underground for more accurate readings.Unfortunately, after a few days of action and getting 14 inches down, the drill stopped moving in an issue the NASA team first thought was caused by hitting a rock, but later learned was due to the drill getting stuck in the soil.NASA scientists spent several months testing and coming up with plans to save the stuck drill, focusing on how to handle the tricky soil.Now they are ready to begin the rescue operation which involves using InSight’s robotic arm to push the mole against the wall of the shaft it has dug, in a move called “pinning.”
Clouds darken the sky, leaves litter the sidewalk, and pumpkins peer out of every storefront.That means it's time for sweaters, comfy leggings, pumpkin-spiced everything, and also, some deals.It's not quite Halloween yet, but retailers are still treating this weekend like a holiday.This is also the perfect time to stock up on baking goods (pumpkin cookies), horror games (pumpkin spookies), and a nice big TV to watch The Silence of the Lambs while haunted winds howl and sheets of rain break across your windows.Read more about how this works.Instant Pot Lux 60 V3 for $59 ($20 off): Is a deals post even a deals post without an Instant Pot?
Microsoft is making a 15-inch Surface Laptop for people who needed more screen and power than the 13.5-inch version, and beyond being bigger, the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 will also offer AMD inside.AMD might make very nice CPUs and GPUs, and its products might be popular in the gaming sector.They also power the two most popular gaming consoles (the PS4 and Xbox One), but big flagship devices like the Dell XPS and Lenovo ThinkPad lines typically don’t lean on AMD.So the Microsoft Surface Laptop – even just one version of it – relying on AMD is a pretty big deal.In the public consciousness, AMD has been trailing behind Intel for nearly a decade.It isn’t the headline component maker in headline laptops.
NASA has turned Marsquake data into sounds you can actually listen to.After landing on Mars last year, the InSight probe deposited a sensitive seismometer called the the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) on the Martian surface.After first recording a strange, possible Marsquake this past April, the experiment has now counted at least 21 quakes among 100 vibrational signals.Here are two of those Marsquakes:These quakes were recorded on Martian day 173 and 235, and equate to magnitudes of 3.7 and 3.3, respectively.You’re not listening to the vibrations directly: the readings were of vibrations below audible frequencies.
Levi's said Monday that Jacquard by Google tech will be built into some of its denim jackets to connect the clothing to the wearer's smartphone.The Jacquard by Google tag, about the size of a stick of gum, tucks into the jacket sleeve and connects to your device wirelessly via Bluetooth.The My Day feature triggers the time, weather, traffic conditions and your calendar.Always Together will let you know if you left your phone behind.It's easy to take a picture with the Camera feature's visual and haptic countdown.Wearers stay connected with simple hand gestures like swiping, touching and tapping the jacket cuff.
Pretty much every TV 40 inches or larger is available in 4K for prices that are basically the same as good old, lower-resolution (aka 1080p) TVs.And in 50-inch or larger sizes, it's tough to find a non-4K TV, period.So how cheap is 4K these days?The popular TCL 4-Series, which I like a lot as an entry-level option, starts at $230 for the 43-inch size and the 65-inch version has dropped to under $500.You'll probably see even lower prices during the Black Friday shopping season (which is, gulp, just around the corner).All those extra pixels -- 8,294,440 to be exact -- don't have much of an impact on how good the picture looks.
Some Amazon employees and their families in Seattle now have access to a new app called Amazon Care, a program that provides users with access to health professionals over video chat and text.The move comes as Amazon has sought to cut internal health costs even as it’s continued to muscle into the growing health care market.Amazon is partnering with a Washington state-based company called Oasis Medical Group to provide the telemedicine service to its employees in Seattle, but there are plans to expand coverage to other employees.A message sent to Amazon employees about the new program said: “we’re looking forward to helping build and scale the benefit to meet the needs of more employees in the months and years ahead.” The news was first reported by CNBC.The pilot project comes as the retail giant increasingly moves into the health care space.Last year the company acquired PillPack, an online pharmacy.
It’s been two years since Essential Phone PH-1 made its debut and the smartphone is still going strong.When it comes to software support, Essential Products has always been the best at the game by offering monthly security patches.Sadly, the brand hasn’t launched any new device since the original Essential Phone meaning the users will have to jump to other brands for new hardware even if they don’t want to.Well, it seems like that is going to change soon.As per the report, an Essential Spokesperson has revealed that Essential is, in fact, working on its next product which currently is in the early testing phase.Based on the past hints, this device might be the company’s second smartphone.
Now when your car breaks down, you call a repair person and wait.The tow truck shows up, the driver assesses the situation and then you come up with a plan for the next steps.That typical process could change, however, now that a towing company, 360 Towing Solutions Houston, is planning on using drones to inspect car breakdowns in the area."Drones will be sent to the stranded vehicles first, and the drone will be used for capturing photos and videos of the stranded vehicles," a company senior executive said Friday in a press release."The drone will send the photos and videos to our control room and the roadside assistance Houston professionals heading for towing the vehicle would be able to know what kind of tools they need to carry or what kind of tow truck is needed."360 Towing Solutions Houston says it plans to start deploying drones in October.
Huawei held the Huawei Connect 2019 conference today where it announced Atlas 900 – the world’s fastest AI training cluster.After the conference, Huawei’s Vice Chairman, Hu Houkun, in an interview talked about Huawei’s 5G.He was asked about Huawei’s plan to transfer its 5G business to foreign companies and his response neither confirmed nor refuted the claims.“5G is developing very fast, and there is a lot of controversy around Huawei.However, the idea of 5G technology transfer is actually very easy to understand.On the one hand, if the transfer of 5G technology is realized, then the 5G supply chain can generate more competition.
Piers acknowledged he "went a bit too far" when it came to "shaking Susanna up" after joining the ITV daytime show.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Apple has just kicked off its iPhone event by talking about everything other than iPhones, including streaming, games, and the iPad.Turns out there's a new iPad coming, and this one has a 10.2-inch Retina display.The new iPad 10.2 comes with iPadOS built in, and as we heard back at WWDC the operating system has been built for the iPad - so you have a more optimised experience.Not only does that mean better support for one-handed use, it also comes with a number of extra features like gestures and improved support for the Apple Pencil.It comes with an A10 chipset, a better smart connector for keyboard support, an 8MP camera, AR support, a picture-in-picture mode, and comes with a body made from 100% recycled aluminium.UK pricing is still TBA, but it's going to cost $329 in the US.
With that mission, it managed to get a foothold in the desktop market, but until now, the browser company co-founded by Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner, didn’t have a presence on mobile.That’s changing today with the launch of Vivaldi for Android, which retains the browser’s look, feel and speed without getting bogged down in trying to bring all of its myriad features to mobile.For the most part, I like to use the same browser on desktop and mobile, simply to keep my bookmarks in sync (and Vivaldi says it doesn’t use Google’s servers to sync, in case you’re worried about being tracked).For the longest time, that was one of the reasons why I always switched away from Vivaldi on the desktop again, despite the fact that the browser is essentially made for a user like me.The overall browser experience is pretty straightforward.You can still use the address bar at the top of the screen and the menu, too, of course, but in this age of giant screens, I appreciate a browser that can be used with one hand for much of the time.
It’s that time of the month again.Skimming through the transactions, your eyes stop abruptly at a peculiar entry: a US$700 charge on Amazon.Long ago, racketeers had to physically steal credit cards to make fraudulent purchases.With the expertise to harvest personal information from the Internet, they can now plunder and sell thousands of identities easily with just a few clicks.Personal data that is needed for ecommerce fraud, for instance, can be hacked from unencrypted non-ecommerce websites.“It’s really important for consumers to have a good understanding of the websites they go to or the apps they use on their devices, and where any information they put into these apps and websites could wind up going to,” shares Scott Boding, vice president of risk solutions product management at payment management firm CyberSource.
Programming note: Happy Labor Day!To our U.S.-based readers, happy Labor Day weekend.Reminder: EC ticket discounts for Enterprise Sessions and Disrupt SFNext week, we will be hosting our Enterprise Sessions event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.It’s a killer lineup, and directly follows up on Ron and Frederic’s Extra Crunch coverage around quantum computing, next-generation cloud services, artificial intelligence, and data center orchestration.I just checked in with the events team, and we are down to the last dozen or so tickets before the fire marshal gets angry — so if you want to join us, please snag a ticket soon.
We've had a good long look at what's on offer to bring you the best highlights.We've just updated it with the final batch of deals to make sure you don't miss out on the latest offers online in the final Amazon summer sale of 2019.And let's not forget about those super time-sensitive Lightning deals.Highlights include the £30 off the Kindle Paperwhite, the Fire TV Stick prices now start at a mere £29.99, multiple Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches have been discounted too.Save £110 today at Amazon and get a reliable brand of smartwatch with a strong focus on fitness tracking too thanks to the built-in GPS and heart-rate monitor.Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones £330 £259 at AmazonThese industry-leading, noise-cancelling headphones are a smart choice if you need a new pair of over-ear headphones for your commute – and with £70 taken off the price, that choice looks to be more savvy than ever.
The US Department of Justice is reportedly on the verge of putting the brakes on a Google and Facebook funded Pacific subsea cable over national security concerns over a Chinese partner.The cable will be roughly 8,000 miles long, connecting Los Angeles with Hong Kong, with an initial estimated design capacity of 120 Tbps.Most cables across the Atlantic land in Japan, though by taking a more direct route, theoretically better performance can be realised.It is a Chinese company called Dr Peng Telecommunication and Media Group.In years gone, Dr Peng used to be the market leader in the broadband space, though as the state-owned entities diversified into fixed line, margins and market share was squeezed.This includes offering connectivity and customer care services to other telcos, it currently owns 15 data centres across China, and also, investments in subsea cables.
The BBC is developing its own digital voice assistant that'll offer an alternative to services like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.The first step in that process: collecting recordings from BBC teams around the UK to make sure its assistant has a grasp on regional accents.The BBC on Tuesday said it's voice assistant, which will use the wake word "Beeb," is expected to launch next year.It will let people interact with BBC programs and online services and work on devices like smart speakers and phones."Around one in five adults have a smart speaker in their home – and millions more have voice-activated devices in their pockets – so there is growing demand from people to access programmes and services with their voice," said a BBC spokesperson in an emailed statement on Tuesday."We want to make sure everyone can benefit from this new technology, and bring people exciting new content, programmes and services – in a trusted, easy-to-use way."
Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer at BlackBerry, discusses the challenges than remain.Recent events, where mass privacy breaches have occurred, have raised public awareness of the importance of transparency and responsible stewardship when it comes to how organisations manage their data.Furthermore, as more organisations start to adopt smart technology into their enterprise operations, how do these connected devices/machines affect an organisation’s security strategy?Today’s smart ecosystems create a new level of exposure, this can be managed, but it requires that organisations secure each and every connected device in their network.AI and ML, for instance, allow us to automatically flag unusual patterns and enable detection of network problems and cyberattacks in real-time.Which industries can benefit from adoption advanced mobile security solutions (i.e.
Nest’s transition into the broader Google brand portfolio could honestly be going a bit better.For its part, Google has promised that it will keep adding compelling software features into the ecosystem, and this morning’s announcement is a pretty good start.The company just announced the addition of a package-detecting feature for Nest Hello users with an active Nest Aware subscription.The feature, which starts rolling out to users today, will use the doorbell camera to track package pickups and deliveries.Among the more interesting bits here is the ability to draw “Activity Zones” in order to distinguished those places on one’s doorstep or porch where packages are usually delivered.This leverages an existing Nest Aware feature that works as follows:
It'd been 14 years since divers visited the wreck of the Titanic.But now a new team of undersea explorers has captured footage that gives a glimpse of the continued effects of salt water and bacteria on the luxury ocean liner that sank in 1912.Atlantic Productions are pleased to announce they have recorded the first ever 4K images of RMS Titanic for a new Documentary.The images reveal the state of the wreck on the first manned dive for 14 years.— Atlantic Productions (@AtlanticProds) August 21, 2019The team behind the dives used specially adapted cameras to capture 4K footage, which'll be used in an upcoming documentary from Atlantic Productions, according to a press release.
Samsung doesn't care if you already think there's a dizzying number of Galaxy phones to keep track of.On Aug. 7, the company added more to the pile when it unveiled three Note phones, the Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 Plus 5G, which are considered to be the upper "top-tier" end of the premium phone spectrum.From budget devices and 5G phones, to one in particular that can fold in half (yes, really), we round up the latest Galaxy phones, tell you what makes them special from all the others and order them from cheapest to most expensive.Note that these products are independently chosen by our editors.As the most wallet-friendly Galaxy S10 phone, the $750, £669 and AU$1,199 Galaxy S10E has a lot to offer.Camera quality is awesome and it comes with all the extras, including the ability to wirelessly charge another device or accessory.
The journalist was celebrating his birthday when he and his friends were attacked.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
Cuninese manufacturer, Meizu, will hold a product launch conference at the Meizu Base Camp – Zhuhai Grand Theatre on August 28.The company will officially release the Meizu 16s Pro flagship smartphone.As the release date approaches, more information on the specs of this device hit the rumor mill.According to a leaked publicity page of the Meizu 16s Pro, this smartphone has two versions.There will be a 6GB as well as an 8GB of RAM version.Furthermore, the page shows that this smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC.
University of Buffalo har tagit fram ett retroreflekterande material som kan byta färg.Idén är att använda det för skyltar och vägmarkeringar som varnar bilister och gående.De kan reflektera ljuset, men i en bestämd kulör.Materialets struktur ger ett intressant fenomen.När filmen blir belyst av vitt ljus nattetid kommer vissa personer att se en enda stabil färg reflekteras tillbaka.Andra kommer att se en växlande färg.
Through the fund, Bezos gave nearly $100 million to 24 nonprofits working to combat family homelessness in the US.Now, he's leaving millions of dollars at the discretion of each charity, Recode reported.Typically, funders are stringent with their donations, restricting how the money can be spent and asking for quarterly updates.Bezos' unconventional, laissez-faire approach to philanthropy could garner criticism, but the charities he is serving are both baffled and delighted.Bezos launched the $2 billion Bezos Day One Fund in September 2018.Typically, funders are stringent with their donations to nonprofit charities, restricting how the money can be allocated and asking for quarterly updates.
Part of Moscow’s main ring road became a fiery mess after a Tesla Model 3 crashed into the back of a tow truck and exploded twice on the evening of Saturday, August 10.The driver and two of his children miraculously escaped the wreck with only minor injuries.Details about the accident and the subsequent explosions are still trickling in.Investigators say Russian businessman Alexey Tretyakov was behind the wheel of his Model 3 when it slammed into a parked tow truck at about 62 mph.Early reports claimed Tretyakov and the two children sitting in the back were severely injured, but Reuters learned the driver merely broke his leg during the accident, while his kids suffered little more than bruises, which is impressive.Video footage posted by Instagram user Gagorun shows the electric sedan engulfed in flames behind the tow truck it hit.
Following Airtel and Vodafone’s lead, Idea Cellular has now revised its Rs 348 plan to offer double the data (1GB) along with unlimited local and STD calling.This pack comes with a validity of 28 days, much like the other networks.This particular plan is eligible to work with 4G handsets, appealing to a vast number of customers.This brings Idea on par with networks like Airtel and Vodafone, who have an eerily similar plan to offer, albeit for a marginally lesser price.Given the kind of competition that Jio is throwing at Indian carriers, it’s imperative that the networks do something to get themselves back on track.BSNL, which is virtually non-existent in metro cities, also has its own set of data plans similar to these.