'Digital Key' Standard Uses Your Phone To Unlock Your Car
The Car Connectivity Consortium, a mix of major smartphone and automotive brands, has posted a Digital Key 1.0 standard that will let you download a virtual key that can unlock your vehicle, start the engine and even share access with other drivers. Engadget reports: Unsurprisingly, the technology focuses on security more than anything else. Your car manufacturer uses an existing trusted system to send the digital key to your phone, which uses close-range NFC to grant access to your ride. You...
IDG Contributor Network: The hidden transformation underlying AI transformations
As companies race towards “AI transformation,” applying machine learning and other techniques to optimize their processes, products, and services, there are numerous simultaneous infrastructure transformations occurring throughout AI stack. These transformations impact both suppliers and adopters and introduce yet more uncertainty to a market already driven by extensive “ FOMO, FUD, and feuds ....
Don’t Use The Placeholder Attribute
Introduced as part of the HTML5 specification, the placeholder attribute “represents a short hint (a word or short phrase) intended to aid the user with data entry when the control has no value. A hint could be a sample value or a brief description of the expected format.” This seemingly straightforward attribute contains a surprising amount of issues that prevent it from delivering on what it ...
Stocks open lower on fears of U.S.-China trade war
U.S. stocks opened lower as energy companies fell with oil prices and industrial companies slipped as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute. Boeing and Caterpillar both fell 1.3% Thursday after China criticized the Trump administration's threat to place taxes on hundreds of billions...
AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs
Enterprise interest in the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are coming together, with AI helping the IoT do its job.
Linux control sequence tricks
There are quite a few control sequences available on Linux systems -- many I use routinely and some I've only just recently discovered -- and they can be surprisingly useful. In today's post, we're going to run through a series of them and take a look at what they do and how they might be useful. To start, unless you're brand spanking new to the command line, you are undoubtedly familiar with t...
Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground
Big fix: New York City spending $1 billion to carve bypass around gushing leaks in massive water tunnel
Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator said on Friday it had ordered cryptocurrency exchanges including bitFlyer, Inc, one of the country's biggest, to make improvements to lax measures on money laundering.
Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power
Micron, an American chip maker, says its designs were swiped to help a new Chinese plant. Washington sees a larger pattern, fueling tensions with Beijing.
It's Business Time for Rocket Lab, Launcher of Small Satellites
The question now is: Can it loft its rockets inside the newly opened launch window, or will it stay on the launch pad for ever and ever and ever?
Hands-On: Destiny 2: Forsaken Gives the Series a New Spark of Life
At this year’s E3, Activision unveiled the next Destiny 2 expansion, Forsaken. Arriving in September, this DLC add-on includes a new story chapter, multiplayer mode, and more. While attending the big show in […] The post Hands-On: Destiny 2: Forsaken Gives the Series a New Spark of Life appeared first on Geek.com .
GNOME Web Browser is Adding a Reader Mode
An anonymous reader writes: An experimental reader mode will ship in the next version of GNOME Web, aka Epiphany. The feature is already available to try in the latest development builds of the GTK Webkit-based web browser, released this week as part of the GNOME 3.29.3 milestone. Reader mode (also known as "reader view") is a toggle option that strips a web page down to its bare text. All bespoke styling, background images, buttons, branding and page ephemera is removed. You get a distractio...
Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced
Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp and says it plans to use the new capital to […]
MIT researchers control robots with brainwaves and gestures
Researchers are always looking for ways to make controlling robots more natural for human operators. MIT is making strides in controlling robots using brainwaves and hand gestures. This could mean robots will one day need nothing more than a thought from a human operator to control them. The system being developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory aims … Continue ...
Quebec City ranks fastest internet in Canada as Montreal trails at 14th
According to PCMag's results, Quebec City leads the pack with an average of over three times the internet speed of Gatineau, the runner up.
Astronomers Spot Nearly 80 Exoplanets in Record Time
The team proved they can hunt through the data faster than ever before by spotting almost 80 potential exoplanets. One of them may be the brightest planet Kepler has detected yet. The post Astronomers Spot Nearly 80 Exoplanets in Record Time appeared first on ExtremeTech .
EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a 'tool for control'
MEPs defy warnings from internet pioneers, civil liberties groups and commercial interests A European parliament committee has voted for legislation that internet pioneers fear will turn the web into “a tool for surveillance and control”. In a key vote on a draft law to overhaul EU copyright rules, the parliament’s legal affairs committee on Wednesday voted for measures that would require the l...
How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature
Windows 10’s File History is an easy way to get started with backing up your personal files since it comes built-in to your system. File History takes snapshots of your files as you go and stores them on an external hard drive either connected over USB or your home network. Over time, File History builds up a library of past versions of your documents that you can recover if need be. Say, for e...
Alienware 17 R5 review: Core i9 and an overclocked GTX 1080 create an incredible desktop replacement
The Intergalactic Steam Sale kicks off with steep deals on PC games, a $2.50 Steam Link, and an alien-blasting side activity
Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up
The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge.
2nd Watch Delivers Centralized Enterprise Security Solution Across AWS and Azure
The born-in-the-cloud solution provider says only channel partners have the experience and battle-tested expertise truly needed for securing production applications deployed across cloud providers
HPE Discover Day Three: CEO Antonio Neri's Dell Throwdown, HPE's Edgeline Converged Edge Systems Debut
Telarus Reveals New Cloud Consulting Tools To Ease Vendor Selection, Solution Design Process For Partners
Pegatron optimistic about prospects for 2H18 despite challenges
The IT supply chains are facing both challenges and opportunities in 2018 and there is no reason for makers to feel pessimistic about business prospects for the second half of the year, according to Pegatron chairman TH Tung.
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