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IBM Security Report: Asia-Pacific users are biometric early-adopters

Users in the APAC region were the most knowledgeable and comfortable with biometric authentication, while the US lagged furthest behind in these categories, says IBM Security's Limor Kessem.

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Google Image Search No Longer Offers 'View Image' Button

As the tweet above confirms, the removal of the view image button came about because of this deal and settlement with Getty Images. What it means for users is a new look to Google Images search results and a "Visit" button to press. The only problem with that is, instead of just loading the image it loads the website hosting it. If you simply want to look through the image search results, that's a lot of extra time and data to download for every click.

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Google's simulated robots learn some seriously strange behavior

The simulated robots — a cheetah, ant and hopper — acquired transferable skills by being set loose to 'explore' a simulated 3D environment, trying out a series of randomized behaviors to learn a wide variety of skills. Unlike traditional reinforcement learning techniques, the simulated bots weren't rewarded for particular behaviours, but instead some of these skills were later identified as useful for carrying out specific tasks, for example walking forward, and then fine-tuned to carry out that task.

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7 ways to use Alexa around the office

You know how to use Alexa at home, but what about work? Here are 7 ways to put Alexa to work… at work.

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Apple HomePod: Every tip and trick you need to know

Curious about a specific HomePod feature? Or what about those nasty rings on wood surfaces? Read this.

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US intelligence chief worries more about cybersecurity than terrorism

The leaders of six of those agencies, including the CIA, the NSA and the FBI, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, during its annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing. They discussed concerns ranging from terrorist attacks to nuclear strikes, but a major portion of the hearing was dedicated to discussing threats coming from technology.

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Techmeme on Twitter

Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years, as it waits for clarity on local regulatory framework, following similar halts in Norway and Finland last year ( @julia_fioretti / Reuters) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-morocco/uber-suspends-service-in-morocco-after-two-years-idUSKCN1G31Z0 … http://www.techmeme.com/180219/p12#a180219p12 …

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Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s software is able to accurately deduce data, including an individual’s age, blood pressure, and whether or not they smoke. This can then be used to predict their risk of suffering a major cardiac event — such as a heart attack — with roughly the same accuracy as current leading methods.

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NLRB says Google's firing of James Damore was legal

The US National Labor Relations Board says Google fired the author of a controversial diversity memo not to silence a dissenter, but over "unprotected discriminatory statements."

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​The future of smartphones: Five big questions | ZDNet

Are smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod going to steal attention away from smartphones? Does the success of Amazon's device (Amazon, of course, does not have its own smartphone) suggest that apps will start moving away from the smartphone and into the fabric of the world around us faster than expected? Will the IoT make smartphones obsolete? In the short term no, but in the long term quite possibly: expect to see networking vendors increasingly interested in other platforms, like the connected home and the smart office which may give them away to thrive in new markets without having to deal with the smartphone companies which act as gatekeepers.

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Facebook to seek verification by post

Katie Harbath, a director at Facebook, said at a conference that a postcard would be sent to the advertiser's address with a code, which they would need to share to complete the booking.

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Photos: 14 ways professionals can boost their productivity with virtual assistants

Professionals can hire remote human workers as virtual assistants to knock out repetitive tasks and get more work done. Here are 14 ways they're using virtual assistants to reduce their workload and give themselves more time to focus on their key roles.

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

These are the best 4 Amazon deals for Presidents Day https://usat.ly/2BzXX09  pic.twitter.com/7D1fmqXMwZ

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15
Why Microsoft should scrap Bing and call it Microsoft Search

Commentary: Recently, Microsoft began to feature its own name on Bing Translator. Perhaps it's time for the Bing brand to be retired.

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Qualcomm talks to Broadcom, still waiting for a better offer

It went on to say that Broadcom's "final" $82 per share offer was still way too low, and that the current proposal has too many problems with potential antitrust issues that could scuttle the deal, and on terms that might leave Qualcomm in a bind: "Broadcom insists on controlling all material decisions regarding our valuable licensing business during the extended period between signing and a potential closing, which would be problematic and not permitted under antitrust laws."

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Government agrees to up Medicare card privacy and security controls | ZDNet

Scrapping PKI certificates in favour of PRODA is one of 14 recommendations the Australian government has accepted following a review into health providers' access to Medicare card numbers.

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ZDNet on Twitter

Cryptocurrency mining raises GPU prices, causes shortage - Video http://zd.net/2oco3yA  pic.twitter.com/0AoZ8YMPyl

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Italy - Factors to watch on Feb. 19

Mid-sized Italian banks will merger among them to create two main groups that will compete with UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo in the next few years, Flavio Valeri, Chief Country officer of Deutsche Bank in Italy, told Affari&Finanza/La Repubblica on Monday. According to Valeri, Italian lenders could shed bad loans without asking shareholders for more capital.

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Take these steps to protect yourself from cyberattacks while traveling

Kroll cybersecurity and investigations senior managing director Alan Brill explains how to protect smartphones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices from cybercriminals while traveling.

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How to monitor memory compression in Windows 10

Memory compression is a Windows memory management technique introduced in Windows 10 and designed to improve the responsiveness of the operating system during heavy use. And, as you can imagine, it's the most recent of a long line of memory management features. To get a grip on exactly what memory compression is all about, it will be worthwhile to step back in time and take a look at the evolution of Windows memory management technology. (Keep in mind that in this overview, I won't get into the heavy duty technical aspects of memory management, nor will I attempt to pinpoint the version of Windows in which each new memory management feature was introduced.)

22
MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Explainable AI systems aim to make decisions that are easily understood by humans—a laudable goal, but what makes a good explanation? https://trib.al/HGe9C5T 

23 Samsung Galaxy S9: everything we think we know about the new smartphones

According to reports , Samsung is also expected to push improved video recording for the S9 phones, including enhanced slow-motion video capture, as well as stereo speakers – a feature on rival Google’s Pixel 2 smartphones and Apple’s iPhone. Reports also suggest that the S9 will retain the headphone socket, making it one of the only top-end smartphones to continue to support the feature.

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Quiz: Can you match the president to the word chart?

Artist R. Luke DuBois (TED Talk: Insightful human portraits made from data ) was commissioned to create an art project for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He knew he wanted to depict the words frequently said by each commander-in-chief, but that was it. His aha moment came while he was watching TV commentary on the SOTU just delivered by president George W. Bush. “James Carville was on CNN, and he kept using the word ‘vision’ about Bush and how he didn’t have any vision,” DuBois says. “I remember thinking, hmmm … the way you test someone’s vision is an eye chart.” Thus was born the project, titled “Hindsight Is Always 20/20.”

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Bloomberg Technology on Twitter

There’s been one hiccup since Apple opened its new headquarters last year: employees keep smacking into the glass https://bloom.bg/2sIA97u  via @tictoc pic.twitter.com/KQc4rRU9Jb

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Gizmodo on Twitter

A driver for the food delivery app UberEats has killed a customer in Atlanta http://gizmo.do/OrO6d0s  pic.twitter.com/j9nVvhunfh

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Alibaba and Tencent wage $10 billion battle for retailers

( Reuters ) — China’s tech giants Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings, worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers’ digital wallets.

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Microsoft sues to put electronics recycler in prison for copying Windows recovery discs

The issue at hand is the conflation of the installation media, and the Windows software license. Without a valid license key, attempting to install Windows from the recovery disc results only in a feature-limited, 30-day trial of Windows, prompting the user to either input a valid license key or purchase a license online from Microsoft. The discs in question are recovery discs for Windows 7, which per Microsoft's licensing policy at the time, required a sticker with the product key to be placed on the computer by the OEM when it was sold.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

In 2017 we got an up-close look at what scientists have warned for decades: climate change would make extreme events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires more frequent, more devastating, or both. https://trib.al/Njwl5G2 

30
How enterprise companies can take advantage of blockchain tech

Jim Scott, director of enterprise strategy and architecture at MapRhow, explains how your company can take advantage of the blockchain, of the year's top technologies.

31 'Super Mario Bros.' encyclopedia comes to the US October 23rd

Nintendo did many things to mark the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. , but there's been one you couldn't usually get your hands on unless you lived in Japan: the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia . You'll be glad to hear that it's coming to the West, though. Dark Horse Publishing has announced that the official guide to Mario's universe will be available in a standard edition in the US on October 23rd for $40. Amazon is also hinting at releases in the UK and Europe, although we don't have official information as of this writing.

32
A look into American politics

The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country's first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism — and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.

33
Collect vintage uranium glass for that peaceful glow

Uranium glass occupies an little-known niche in the collectibles world, whose members appreciate its soft colour and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass was created.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Do animals like race horses have a sense of competition? http://gizmo.do/KxrTllH  pic.twitter.com/jWaCiL9XIy

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Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready

Google also provided Microsoft with an additional 14-day grace period to have a fix available for its monthly Patch Tuesday release in February, but Microsoft missed this goal because “the fix is more complex than initially anticipated.” It’s not clear when Microsoft will have a fix available, and the Google engineer responsible for reporting the security flaw says because of the complexity of the fix Microsoft “do not yet have a fixed date set as of yet.”

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Buying a US election ad? Facebook will be in touch via snail mail

Facebook's global director of policy programs Katie Harbath said that the postcards will only be used for ads mentioning political figures. They will form one part of a broader to solution and aren't expected to solve everything, she told Reuters.

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Are third-party macOS apps spying on you?

And while there isn't much that can be done about other people's devices trained on us, we can take comfort in protecting our data that is stored on our devices, like our Mac laptops, right? And yet, with complex passwords, data encryption, and even tunneled VPN connections to keep our data from getting into the wrong hands, a flaw in how macOS apps process screenshots can be used to gain access to our password-protected accounts, read email correspondence, or obtain private photos... all silently in the background.

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Everyone will be talking 5G at MWC, but don't expect it to be sexy

This year, Ray expects the conversation to be geared around deciding what 5G services will look like in the future, which will mean "more than just speed," encompassing talks around spectrum and applications for the internet of things. He's looking forward to having "a grown-up conversation about what 5G needs and the best path to get to real, mobile, standards based, nationwide 5G," he said.

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17 Massive Corporate Social Media FAILS

There are many ways to fail on social media, but when you're a big corporation, screw-ups go BIG.

40
MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Insects can recognize odors after just a handful of exposures, but machines still need huge training data sets to learn. https://trib.al/V6MKtAn 

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

A @facebook Live stunt is the latest example of biohackers self-injecting so-called treatments made from DNA strands ordered online. https://trib.al/suqenZD 

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What Is 5G?

AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers will start to launch 5G networks this year. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here's what we know so far.

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Apple HomePod: 6 tips and tricks to get the most out of Apple's smart speaker

The other Settings page for HomePod is a bit hidden. Open the Home app and make sure the Home tab is selected at the bottom. Next, tap on the Location icon in the top left corner. This is where you will go to manually update the software of your HomePod, as well as enable or disable Personal Requests (the ability to have Siri read or send iMessages from the HomePod).

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Everything but the medals, Olympics 2018 on Flipboard

You may <i>assume</i> the star of the 2018 Winter Olympics would be one of the many talented athletes competing for their countries, but you'd be wrong.<p>The</i> …

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Microsoft stops pushing notifications to Windows 7 and 8 phones

It's important to note that this doesn't apply to newer devices. "Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 have reached their end of support dates, and thus services for these versions of Windows will be discontinued over time," according to the release. Windows 8.1 phones will continue to have notification services. Windows 10 Mobile phones are still fully supported, though Microsoft is no longer building new features for the platform because it's no longer a "focus."

46
In a relationship? Facebook Messenger thinks more heart emoji is just the thing for you

Lovebirds get digital doo-dads like streamlined access to heart-eye emoji and priority placement on each others' contacts lists.

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MIT Tech Review on Twitter

Demographers would love to have a faster, more efficient, and higher-resolution way of studying the population, and @Google Street View could be the solution. https://trib.al/A2KorqK 

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Peter Thiel's Trump support made him rethink Facebook board seat

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confronted both Hastings and Thiel, concerned that one of them had leaked the email, the Journal reported. In a phone call, Zuckerberg and Thiel discussed whether the investor should remain on the board. Facebook's CEO didn't ask for Thiel to quit and Thiel said he wouldn't leave voluntarily, the WSJ reported, citing a person familiar with the discussion.

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Weak Men Are Superweapons

Hm. I suspect that an argument on this subject isn’t going to be particularly productive, but I think you might want to try reading some modern evolutionary science. Darwin, as the first proponent of evolution, was still developing a consistent vocabulary for talking about the subject, and he had all the prejudices of his time (as we, admittedly, have all the prejudices of ours). Thus the point about races being considerable as sub-species really makes no sense. Many species (dogs are a good example) have much more variation in phenotype than humans, and yet there’s no dispute that they are all the same species (although research developed since Darwin’s time often made the delineation of species more complicated). Likewise, the idea of species atrophy (which will kind of by definition be maladaptive) isn’t really substantiated by empirical evidence. The only counterexample that I can think of would be groups, like pure-breed dogs, that have been aggressively bred for one particular trait at the expensive of other, more functional ones. And even this is a breeding-program problem, not a species-wide one.

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Google image search: Here's why the View Image button just vanished | ZDNet

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