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Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference

By | 2017-10-12T01:00:23+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Facebook|

Standalone headsets, VR replacements for your computer monitor and ways to share VR to the News Feed were highlights of today’s big Oculus conference. Click through or scroll down to get just the need-to-know info and GIFs from our in-depth coverage of Facebook’s vision for the future of virtual reality.   Read More

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Akamai to Acquire DNS Security Firm Nominum

By | 2017-10-12T23:47:09+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Akamai Technologies announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Nominum, a privately-held provider of DNS security solutions for carriers and enterprises.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the all-cash transaction is scheduled to close in Q4 2017, Akamai said. “By combining Nominum’s carrier-grade cybersecurity solutions with Akamai’s enterprise security

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Israel and Russia’s overlapping hacks of Kaspersky complicate espionage narrative

By | 2017-10-12T17:21:35+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The drama between Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and the U.S. government just doesn’t quit, but a new report may answer some longstanding questions. This week, The New York Times revealed that U.S. intelligence was actually tipped off about the Russian government hacking Kaspersky Lab software by Israeli intelligence officers who observed Russia in

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TensorFlow Lattice ensures your machine learning models follow global trends

By | 2017-10-12T16:02:54+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Google’s TensorFlow team released TensorFlow Lattice today to help developers ensure that their machine learning models adhere to global trends even when training data is noisy. Lattice draws from the concept of lookup tables to simplify the process of defining macro rules to restrict models. A lookup table is a representation of data

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Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart

By | 2017-10-12T14:39:17+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means users in multi-person homes will be able to get individualized experiences, based on voice recognition. So each user gets their personalized shopping list, music selections and the like.

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Here’s the trailer for the new Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney parks

By | 2017-10-12T13:37:49+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Star Wars VR is going to Disneyland. Well, sort of. It’s going to the area just outside Disneyland — Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Disney Springs (next to Disney World in Orlando). As we noted in August, Lucasfilm has been working with VR startup The Void on a huge, room-wide virtual reality experience

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Hulu responds to user complaints with a grid guide for Live TV

By | 2017-10-12T12:32:31+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

User feedback about Hulu’s new interface has not been entirely positive. In fact, a complaint about the new user interface is the most upvoted item on Hulu’s customer feedback forums, and is then followed by dozens of similar complaints which all say the same thing: it’s too hard to find shows, the interface

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The internet of smoothies has arrived

By | 2017-10-12T10:21:57+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

I try not to quote directly from press releases as a rule, but sometimes a line like, “NutriBullet has taken the art of smoothie making to the next level” jumps out and you can’t really avoid it. For those who’ve been waiting for years to figure out precisely what the future of smoothie

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Spy vs Spy vs Spy as Israel Watches Russian Hackers: NYT

By | 2017-10-12T21:30:59+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Israeli spies observed Russian government hackers in real time as they scoured computers around the world for the codenames of US intelligence programs, The New York Times reported Tuesday night. The Russian intrusion detected more than two years ago used anti-virus software manufactured by the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab as an ad hoc

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ROSS Intelligence lands $8.7M Series A to speed up legal research with AI

By | 2017-10-12T08:44:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Armed with an understanding of machine learning, ROSS Intelligence is going after LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters for ownership of legal research. The startup, founded in 2015 by Andrew Arruda, Jimoh Ovbiagele and Pargles Dall’Oglio at the University of Toronto, is announcing an $8.7 million Series A today led by iNovia Capital with participation from Comcast Ventures Catalyst

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