Mashable
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This week was full of tech news Apple launched a (RED) iPhone , we heard Instagram is adding bookings to the app and Elon Musk just teased Tesla's next car . It's a lot, so you may have missed some of the best new apps out there. We've kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated products, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your smartphone. SEE ALSO: iCloud wasn't hacked for ransom, but you should make sure to keep your account safe, anyway Here's what caught our eye this week. If you're looking for more, make sure to check out last week's instalment. Read more... More about Instagram , Weekly App Roundup , Apps And Software , Facebook , and Google
The Event Chronicle
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And you can think of the stuff in the middle as the brain. We are building an internet that senses, thinks, and acts. This is the classic definition of a robot. We’re building a world-size robot, and we dont even realize it. … This world-size robot is actually more than the Internet of Things. It’s a combination of … mobile computing, cloud computing, always-on computing, huge databases of personal information, the Internet of Thingsautonomy, and artificial intelligenceItll get more powerful and more capable through all the interconnections we’re building. It’ll also get much more dangerous.” Schneider is a computer expert so his idea of dangerous seems to be limited to software flaws and hacking vulnerabilities. However, the conspiracy goes much deeper than that. The IoT is slated to become the technological control grid in which every single material thing, living and non-living, is attached, and in so doing loses its independence and free will.
The Event Chronicle
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Tom's Hardware UK
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Both tools are meant to make it easier for researchers to collect eye tracking data, combine it with other biometric markers, and hopefully use all that information to learn a little bit more about how our brains work.
Android Police
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When the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launched in March of last year, they received fantastic reviews. Everyone, including the notoriously-critical David , raved about their fantastic AMOLED displays, water resistance, more grown-up software, excellent cameras, and so much more. Virtually any and all niggles that the Galaxy S6 warranted were fixed in the latest iteration. The S7 edge, in particular, received extraordinarily high praise for its gorgeous curved screen and excellent battery life. However, Samsung devices aren't exactly well-known for holding up well over time. Read More Samsung Galaxy S7 edge long-term review: A home run for most, but not for all was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Autocar
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Tesla has killed off its cheapest model Entry-level electric model has been removed due to lack of demand and to simplify the model's line-up The 60 and 60D variants of the Tesla Model S have been taken off sale less than a year after they were introduced, due to a lack of demand. Sales of the 60, the £66,935 entry-level version of electric four-door hatchback, have been consistently beaten by the 75, which is one step up in the Model S range. Tesla has therefore decided to end sales of the 60 and 60D from 16 April. The 60D is the dual-motor version of the 60. Tesla Model S 60D review The 75 will reassume the role of entry-level model, bringing the Model S's lowest price up to £73,435. The 75 actually uses the same battery pack as the 60, but has different software to increase output to 75 kWh. Due to the technical similarities, Tesla is offering Model S 60 and 60D owners the chance to upgrade their car to 75 specification with an over-the-air software update.
CNET Video
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Cnet
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Google Research Blog
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Hackaday
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For a gentle video introduction to both complex signals and sampling theory, I like [Michael Ossmann]'s video series on software defined radio basics . Watch at least Chapter Six on complex numbers and then Chapter Nine on aliasing. If you don't have any interest in SDR applications and you're already comfortable with complex signals, you can actually get by starting Chapter Nine at 14:00 and going through 24:00. It'll be the best ten minutes that you've spent. (Other than the ten reading this article, naturally.) Filed under: Engineering , Hackaday Columns , how-to
WebProNews
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"What's happened since then is the principles of digital marketing, the need for real-time action, for data, for great content, for personalization for mobile apps in the store and in the car has gone way beyond the marketing department." Back then, the need to create content and get it to the right people in a timely fashion via the right channel was something that maybe 30% of a company's execs had to worry about. Now that percentage is more like 90%, said Rencher. That means the sort of software Adobe offers, like its Analytics Cloud for gauging interest in web content, could be used across many departments. Analytics Cloud is based on Adobe's $1.8 billion acquisition of Omniture in 2009. By integrating all of Adobe's Marketing tools and solutions in the Marketing, Analytics, and Advertising Clouds, with Creative and Document Clouds, Adobe's Experience Cloud aims to help enterprises be much better " experience businesses ".
Core77
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Hackaday
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The last is not part of the DCF77 protocol but is calculated via software. The DCF77 analyzer part has all of the useful information gleaned from the radio signals. There are displays for time period, pulse width, a bit counter, bit value indicator (0/1) and an error counter. There are two rings of 59 LEDs each that provide additional information about the DCF77 signal. A PIR sensor on the front panel helps put the clock in power save mode. Finally, there is a whole bunch of indicator LEDs and a bank of switches to control the various functions. On the rear panel, there are RJ45 sockets for the DCF77 receiver antenna board, temperature sensor and FTDI serial, a bunch of audio sound board controls, reset switches and a mode control switch. His build starts with the design and layout of the enclosure. The front panel layout had to go through a couple of iterations before he was satisfied with the result.
Techradar
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Lessons learned Android was able to beef up its security this past year using several new features such as Smart Lock, Safe Browsing, and Google-backed security APIs for third-party developers, according to Google's main report . From 2015-2016, Android's own Verify Apps feature claims to have dropped the amount of malicious activities via Google Play Store app to all-time lows, such lowering install rates of trojans by over 50% to just 0.016% of installs among the tech giant's 1.4 billion-strong user base. Backdoors and unauthorized loaders were also down, making up less than even a hundredth of a percent of installs in 2016. Phishing apps took an especially hard hit, down over 70% the previous year to an install rate of 0.0018%. Google boasts that by the end of 2016 only 0.05% of devices that downloaded apps exclusively from the Google Play Store has software that was potentially harmful, down from 0.
BBC Parliament
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If it is vulnerable to a punter who is a bit crafty winsome tokens being able to pinch tickets, does that slightly worried? What action have you taken since then to make your site... It was a vulnerability. We do that all software in-house. We.
BBC Parliament
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have eight talented and dedicated team of developers. We test the software as best as we can, sometimes there will be vulnerabilities. On a high security perspective, first and foremost, our site has been verified under payment card industry standards, the pavement card business has put in place a number of standards that site had to adhere to to be certified as being.
BBC Parliament
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need is to give you some history first. We started as a record shop and used as all tickets over the counter. By gritters software to sell them more efficiently. Now we sell around 10 million a year in the UK. The majority is transacted.
BoingBoing
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Here's a sandbox with a topographical map projected onto it. Move sand about, and the map moves with it, like an insane tech demo of some augmented-reality version of classic God-game Populous . Your very own AR sandbox costs $7,050 and it comes with the laptop, projector and camera rig. The software, though, is free of charge. Here's a detailed project report on the prototype if you fancy shaving a few grand off that tag. [via r/interestingasfuck ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NorjCgY8Bj8
Mashable
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Follow that bird... to Snapchat. Big Bird celebrated his 6th birthday (for the 47th time) on March 20, and to mark the big day, Sesame Street has collaborated with Snapchat to create a lens fitting for a friendly eight-foot yellow bird. The lens will transform you into a more Muppet-y state with feathers, pink and blue eyeshadow and a felt beak, but be sure to sing your ABCs for full effect. Duck-face bird. Overly excited bird. SEE ALSO: A puppeteer's personal story about bringing Sesame Street's first autistic Muppet to life The Big Bird lens marks Sesame Street 's first official foray into the filters of Snapchat. (Although, you know Elmo would love the dog face lens.) Sesame Street reaches millions of fans across various social platforms, but the partnership with Snapchat needed the perfect moment to materialize. And what better moment than Big Bird blowing out six candles on a birdseed cake? Read more... More about Big Bird , Snapchat , Sesame Street , Watercooler , and Apps Software
CNET News
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The search giant unveils the next generation of its mobile software, but it's only a preview version.
Ruptly TV
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Two thirds of the labour undertaken at Cambridge Industries Group (CIG) factory in Shanghai is carried out by robots. The factory opened its doors to the public on Tuesday. Company founder Gerald Wong explained that in the beginning the company "didnt have any production so we outsourced". It wasn't until 2012 that CIG acquired a German company, along with its machinery and software, which allowed them to start their own production line. "[In] our factory I think every job done by human beings can be replaced by a robot but if the costs are too high we wont do it right now" said Wong. The company is reportedly looking to become 90 percent automated in the next couple of years. Video ID: 20170321 048 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
Hackaday
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By this point, my phone was completely unresponsive a total brick. It wouldn't even show signs of life plugged into the charger; nary a battery filling animation, nor a blinking LED. The freezer sounded only slightly ridiculous, so, being otherwise out of ideas, I gave it a shot. Imagine my elation when it started to boot up! I made it all the way to the home screen before it came to a dead stop, and returned to its looping ways. The almost-success of the freezer fix gave me a glimmer of hope. It seemed to suggest that the issue wasn't just one of software, but had a hardware component that could be manipulated thermally. I redoubled my efforts, coming across a video that appeared to solve the problem. [Tony Rednik] used a heat gun on the motherboard, before reassembling. This allowed the phone to boot and [Tony] reported using the phone for several months afterwards.
Daily Mail - Science
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Quebec-based Musée de la Civilisation has released facial recognition software that scans through 123 facial comparison points and matches your face to an ancient sculpture within seconds.
Mashable
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We're still getting used to the immersive magic virtual reality offers, but a new experiment from Disney Research pushes the technology into another realm: interaction with real objects while in VR. A demonstration of the experiment was revealed on Monday via video (below) that shows a VR headset wearer accurately catching a real ball thrown at him. However, the VR headset wearer can't see the real ball. Instead he's reacting to a virtual ball that is tracked to correspond to the real-world object. SEE ALSO: Oculus Rift's 'Robo Recall' is the game VR has been waiting for The tracking was accomplished using the OptiTrack Flex 13 motion capture camera, which tracked the ball as well as the catcher's hands and head at roughly 120 frames per second. Although it's not readily apparent in the video, the hardware is an Oculus Rift headset and the team used Unity software to render the virtual environment. Read more... More about Oculus Rift , Virtual Reality , Vr , Disney Research , and Tech