Was the Facebook 10-year challenge a way to mine data for facial recognition?
Facebook claims they were not using the photo challenge to collect data; The Hill cybersecurity contributor Morgan Wright weighs in.
PCWorld is streaming Atlas on Twitch and YouTube.
Ahoy, mateys! For today’s Player Ready gaming livestream on PCWorld’s Twitch and YouTube channels at 12:00 p.m. Pacific, PCWorld’s Adam Patrick Murray and Macworld’s Leif Johnson will be sailing the seven seas in the piratey survival MMO Atlas. Nor is this a humdrum noobie show where you end up watching someone punch trees and rocks for an hour. Leif and guest Joseph Bradford have been playing ...
This week in games: Call of Duty's battle royale is free-to-try, Steam moved 15 exabytes of data in 2018
The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music
Inside DJI's 'Robomasters' Robotics Competition
pacopico writes: Every year, DJI hosts a robotics competition called Robomasters. It draws in hundreds of engineering students from around the world for two weeks of all out robotics mayhem. The students build and then control robotic vehicles that blast away at each other with rubber bullets, while drones strafe from overhead. Bloomberg Businessweek did a short documentary on the competition and everything that goes with it, including a reality TV show, an anime series, and final battle atte...
Firmware Vulnerability In Popular Wi-Fi Chipset Affects Laptops, Smartphones, Routers, Gaming Devices
US Regulators Have Met To Discuss Imposing a Record-Setting Fine Against Facebook For Some of Its Privacy Violations: Report
Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition includes life-size Scorpion mask
Fighting game fans are eagerly poring over all the newly released details on the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. Following an announcement teaser back in December, this week saw the first real info spilled on the game direct from developer NetherRealm Studios, including gameplay modes, character roster, abilities, and the series’ iconic fatalities. Also revealed were the different editions the game ...
Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients
Cebuana Lhuillier, a Philippine financial service provider, said on Saturday that the data of 900,000 clients had been accessed without authorization and that it had already alerted authorities to investigate the incident.
Oracle systematically underpaid thousands of women, lawsuit says
Class action alleges female workers were paid average of $13,000 less per year than men doing similar jobs Thousands of women were systematically underpaid at Oracle, one of Silicon Valley’s largest corporations, according to a new class-action complaint that details claims of pervasive wage discrimination. A lawsuit filed in California on Friday seeks to represent more than 4,200 women and all...
The Right Chemistry: The mysterious case of cyanide death and almonds
Agatha Christie trained as a pharmacist and generally got the chemistry of poisons right. But what about this time?
ET Deals: Humble Double Fine Presents Bundle for $10
While Double Fine is best-known for their original games, they also serve as a publisher for other indie games. So if you'd like to try out some cool offbeat indies, this bundle absolutely delivers. The post ET Deals: Humble Double Fine Presents Bundle for $10 appeared first on ExtremeTech .
Don’t Miss the ‘Super Blood Moon’ Eclipse This Weekend
Those in the western hemisphere will be treated to a rare celestial alignment known colloquially as the "super blood moon." It sounds pretty cool, but it's just science -- cool science. The post Don’t Miss the ‘Super Blood Moon’ Eclipse This Weekend appeared first on ExtremeTech .
SUSE releases enterprise Linux for all major ARM processors
SUSE has released its enterprise Linux distribution, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), for all major ARM server processors. It also announced the general availability of SUSE Manager Lifecycle. SUSE is on par with the other major enterprise Linux distributions — Red Hat and Ubuntu — in the x86 space, but it has lagged in its ARM support. It’s not like SLES for ARM is only now coming to marke...
Antonio Neri: HPE Memory- Driven Computing Is A Big Data 'Deluge' Game-Changer
‘We need a new paradigm that reinvents the most basic functions of a computing system from the ground up. Memory-driven computing is one approach that delivers an entirely new way of computing specifically designed for the big data era,” says HPE CEO Antonio Neri.
U.S. regulators consider slapping Facebook with a record-setting fine
U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook Inc. for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users’ personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the...
Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface
Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap fired global security head Francis Racioppi late last […]
FanDuel cofounder Tom Griffiths just closed a seed round for his decidedly noncontroversial new startup, Hone
China Drove 40% of Mobile App Spending and Nearly Half of All Downloads in 2018
China may be slowing iPhone sales worldwide, but Chinese people are driving Apple's App Store business. From a report: China accounted for nearly 50 percent of all app downloads in 2018, pushing the global downloads count to reach a record 194 billion, according to research firm App Annie. China, which is the world's largest smartphone market, also accounted for nearly 40 percent of worldwide consumer spend in apps in 2018, App Annie said in its yearly "State of Mobile" report. (Note: Google ...
The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings
IBM HR made me lie to US govt, says axed VP in age-discrim legal row: I was ordered to cover up layoffs of older workers
DNAaahahaha: Identical twins' 23andMe, Ancestry genetic tests vary wildly, shocking absolutely no one
Monthly Web Development Update 1/2019: Rethinking Habits And Finding Custom Solutions
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On the road to make an affordable car, Tesla cuts jobs
Tesla to cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market
A Really, Really Bright Mystery in Space
Scientists don’t know why a spot in space exploded. They still haven’t figured out black holes, either.
Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show
Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.
Geek Deals: Pay What You Want for Rad Indie Games
Double Fine doesn’t just make cool games – it also publishes a handful of neat games made by small devs. If you want to experience these bizarre and lovely creations, here’s an opportunity […] The post Geek Deals: Pay What You Want for Rad Indie Games appeared first on Geek.com .
How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT
Combining computer vision, IoT, and AI creates a system that delivers more value than those three technologies in isolation, as the retail industry is highlighting.
TSMC to renegotiate prices with wafer suppliers
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its intention of renegotiating prices with its silicon wafer suppliers aiming to cut the foundry's manufacturing costs.
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