South China Morning Post
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The Monetary Authority confirmed on Monday it would look into using face recognition or fingerprint technology in the citys cash machines to beef up financial security. After an exclusive Post report that local banks may need to boost ATM security in the battle against money laundering, HKMA chairman Norman Chan Tak-lam revealed they would study the facial recognition technology, which is being adopted in Macau. He said they might also use fingerprint scanners, for an added layer of...
Open Culture
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From producer and editor Harun Mehmedinovic comes a pretty breathtaking timelapse film of a rare phenomenon at the Grand Canyon. Writes Mehmedinovic: Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds. This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW ( skyglowproject.com ), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America.
Sky News
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They had been rounds of applause for the emergency services who were here attending the event, as they were at an event last night at Old Trafford cricket ground, when they game was played before tens of thousands of people, spontaneous applause for the security guards layer for the.
Bleacher Report
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The Event Chronicle
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So, where does all of this leave us? Admittedly, since the Marilyn document first surfaced in 1995, my views and opinions have gone back and forth. I think it’s probably a hoax. Probably . Mainly because it gives Ufology just about all the things it wants and yearns for: the references to “dead bodies” and “crashed spacecraftinevitably provoke Roswell-like imagery. The mention of a “secret air baseeffortlessly points us in the direction of Area 51, thus adding another layer of sensational conspiracy to the story. The JFK-UFO angle reinforces the belief in some quarters that Kennedy was whacked because of what he knew about Roswell. The same with Marilyn, too. It’s The X-Files -meets- Dark Skies -meets-Oliver Stone’s JFK . But, I have to admit, I do find it intriguing that whoever really wrote the document, they were extremely vague in terms of what they were talking about.
Futurism
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AI as We Understand It Most of the AI we know today operates on a principle of deep learning : a machine is given a set of data and a desired output, and from that it produces its own algorithm to solve it. The system then repeats, perpetuating itself. This is called a neural network . It is necessary to use this method to create AI, as a computer can code faster than a human; it would take lifetimes to code it manually. Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT Tommi Jaakkola says , “If you had a very small neural network, you might be able to understand it. But once it becomes very large, and it has thousands of units per layer and maybe hundreds of layers, then it becomes quite un-understandable. We are at the stage of these large systems now. So, in order to make these machines explain themselves — an issue that will have to be solved before we can place any trust in them — what methods are we using? Click to View Full Infographic 1.
The Event Chronicle
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The beings in this realm are primarily knowledge and self-awareness based, yet the material realm and the energetic flow has been designed as an inversion of their fundamental system of self and what is within them is brought without through a kind of magnetic charge and the events of their experience are oriented by an intelligent script-writing system to induce the highest amount of polarity within their being to further provide a charge for the system while also enabling the system to generate a counter-oriented field of concentrated energy around the whole realm (the circle or oval shape) which then becomes a kind of ‘buffer-zone’ which repels those beings back towards the center, the material realm, based upon the amount of charge they still carry from that energetic format system in the center. Thus, the center becomes a place of attraction, while being organized through a lack of awareness, an orientation towards desire and materialism, while the outside becomes a concentrated layer of non-dual energy which is then used to bounce back those who try to escape who still have a polarized charge from that material, low-awareness system in the center.
BBC News 24
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It is most like an onion with the event and the public at the heart of it, protected by layer upon layer of security. It is a difficult balance. If there is too much visible of extra security, that can worry? I think it can. What we are seeing on social media is people.
Hackaday
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There’s some interesting technology bundled into this energy harvesting wristwatch . While energy harvesting timepieces (called automatic watches ) have been around for nearly 240 years, [bobricius] has used parts and methods that are more easily transferable to other projects. Unlike early mechanical systems, this design uses the versatile BPW34 PIN photodiode (PDF warning). PIN photodiodes differ from ordinary PN diodes in that there’s a layer of undopedintrinsicsilicon separating the P and N doped layers. This reduces the utility of the diode as a rectifier, while allowing for higher quantum efficiency and switching speed. They are typically used in the telecommunications industry, but have a number of interesting ‘off labelapplications. For example, the BPW34 can be used as a solid-state particle detector (although for detecting alpha particles you’re better off with something in a TO-5 package such as the Hamamatsu S1223-01).
The Guardian - Science
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That doesnt make you a genius though, but if you want a healthy mind, a healthy body can certainly help. However, if you do regular exercise and want to measure how many calories you burn, dont rely on fitness trackers, which are revealed to show a wide margin of error on calories consumed , but are far more accurate when monitoring heartbeat. Finally, fitness fanatics arent the only things on the move. Scientists say an extra layer of tectonic plates have been discovered within Earth’s mantle , which could explain a mysterious series of earthquakes in the Pacific. An finally another big and moving story from below the oceans, explaining why some species of whales, such as the blue whale, became so large . Research suggests that it was driven by changes in the distribution of their food in the ocean rather than falling water temperatures. Continue reading...
Futurism
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While this hasn't yet been developed, researchers are already stimulating electrical activity in the human brain using transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. This is being used to treat consciousness disorders , and to help patients with minimal consciousness communicate. Researchers also have a prototype BCI in use, which people with locked-in syndrome can use to communicate. These are simply the first steps on a more ambitious journey towards the high-level enhancement of the human brain, and by extension, of humanity itself. As envisioned, Musk's neural lace is a far more transformative solution than tDCS could ever be; tDCS simply works with the neurons that are there. The neural lace would form an entirely new layer of the brain. Additionally, tDCS works incrementally, slowly training more and more neurons in the brain to fire more readily and more often.
Hackaday
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The master can also have multiple schedules, and switch among them. The slaves don't care they just listen for the tasks that are relevant to them anyway. There's no reason for the master to send servo position data every period if it hasn't changed, for instance, even if it makes things conceptually simpler. Your call. There is even an optional transport layer spec that is compatible with CAN bus and makes it easier to integrate the local LIN cluster with the bigger network. In short, LIN is a very thoroughly thought through UART bus protocol with decent industry adoption. You'll find good tutorials from every vendor of LIN transceiver hardware. (Here's a great intro from National Instruments .) Hardware The Physical Layer Topping all of this protocol niceness off is a wide variety of LIN transceiver chips ranging from $0.25 to $0.
The Economic Times
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PM Narendra Modi holds rally in GuwahatiDuring the rally, PM Modi announced that the creamy layer limit for the OBC community has been increased from the present Rs 6 lakh per annum to Rs 8 lakh.
The Economic Times
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During the rally, PM Modi announced that the creamy layer limit for the OBC community has been increased from the present Rs 6 lakh per annum to Rs 8 lakh.
France 24
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- Qatar on 'wrong side' - Durham University's Dr Christopher Davidson said the incident reflected a "serious fracture between the two different camps in the Gulf". "The divisions remain very deep about the vision for the region," he said. And there may now be an extra layer to the divisions: Donald Trump. On his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, where he met Gulf leaders, Trump laid out the foundations of the new American administration's vision for the Middle East. Trump emphasised US hopes, shared by Saudi Arabia and Israel, to push back against Iranian "aggression" while targeting Islamist groups to defeat terrorism. Such a vision could push Qatar, which provides a home to the exiled former leadership of Hamas, hosts a Taliban embassy in Doha and is regularly slammed for its support of the Muslim Brotherhood, to the margins. Doha's rivals "are trying to portray Qatar on the wrong side of the Trump-endorsed, Saudi-led alliance in the region," added Davidson.
BBC Radio Ulster
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they're treating it as a tragic accident and that are going to handle the investigation with great sensitivity I'm at the moment they will prepare a file for the Tipperary County coroner's court inquest at work old is Emma Stephanie not going to happen before next year and what has been the reaction locally people are absolutely stunned I mean it was a Beautiful Day in Tipperary yesterday and it the hottest day of the year and it appears that the family member was distracted it wasn't realised you're appreciated that the little girl has been left to sleep in the vehicle she was in the vehicle first Certificate period of time and I'm shortly when she was discovered it appears one of the series has been looked at as he had already suffered sunstroke and Dr just said they weren't able to save her and was advertised motherboard spare incentive to tie supposed to add a further layer.
BBC Radio Wales
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people who are responsible for setting grass fires how did you find the people responsible in this case we work closely with them and there was you eat brie layer loft Oliver members of the public your call in two numbers such as 101 and crime stoppers and again that's what led us to wear to be information that was given to the police and then basically then there were able to be behind it on again if there's no way I'm going prosecution and what is going to happen to the now is the Fire Rescue Service you run the number of.
Techradar - Reviews
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Emails are one of the most common vectors for malicious software, so this is a very welcome extra layer of protection for your inbox that won't conflict with your existing antivirus software. It's a shame there's no calendar tool as standard, and its archive of add-ons can't compete with the hundreds available for Mozilla Thunderbird, but if reaching inbox zero is your goal, Claws Mail is the tool for you.
Techradar
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ITV
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Techradar
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$1.99/1.99/AU$2.99 Modern iPhones have some seriously impressive camera hardware, and are capable of taking clean, vibrant shots. So its perhaps no surprise that iPhone users are often hell-bent on slathering said images in filters and messing them up. Mextures is a decidedly extreme example, providing a theoretically unlimited number of layers to play with, each of which can have some kind of effect applied. These include grit, grain, light leaks, gradients, and more. Because each layer can be fine-tuned in terms of opacity and blend mode, you can get anything from subtle film textures to seriously eye-popping grunge effects. Hit upon something particularly amazing and you can share your formulas with other people. Or if youre in need of a quick fix, you can grab something thats already online to overhaul your snaps.
Techradar
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Theres a new version of Sonys Digital Paper tablet that comes with an improved screen and a better interface than the versions that come before it. But it isnt cheap. The Sony DPT-RP1 is an upgrade to the DPTS1 and is essentially a huge e-ink display on which you can take notes, draw or annotate with ease. Sonys new version includes a 13-inch 1650 x 2200 resolution screen that offers up 206 pixels-per-inch. There's also 16GB of internal storage to work with, and connectivity to upload files directly to the cloud. Scrawl away Much like an Amazon Kindle or ereader, the battery life on this should be great and Sony estimates itll take between a week or two weeks to die from a single charge. Sony has also improved the touchscreen layer for the latest release, which should give you better note taking and annotation features.
Men's Fitness
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WinBeta
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While fingerprint authentication may not be the most practical thing in the world, it's an added layer of security for those who opted in.