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A Newly-Discovered Part of Our Immune System Could Be Harnessed To Treat All Cancers, Say Scientists.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, have not been tested in patients, but the researchers say they have "enormous potential." Our immune system is our body's natural defense against infection, but it also attacks cancerous cells. The scientists were looking for "unconventional" and previously undiscovered ways the immune sys...
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Short story: How I Found the Brother I Didn’t Know I Had

I learned about him when the police arrested me for the murder of his mistress. We look very much alike, and police facial recognition doesn’t work very well on Hispanics in the dark.My public defendant found him, but didn’t have the expertise or budget to challenge the algorithmically expedited trial, which is why I’m requesting a retrial. I don’t belong in jail, Your Honor. [Note: Petition rejected by text analysis filter.] [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
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US case against Huawei's Meng Wanzhou is 'fiction', say lawyers

Extradition hearing begins in Canada as defence team rejects allegations that executive tried to get around Iran sanctionsThe accusations of sanctions busting against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou have been dismissed by her lawyers as “fiction” at the start of a legal hearing in Canada in which she is fighting extradition to the United States.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the technology conglomerate, and eldest daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, is wanted by US authorities for ...
Tags: Technology, Washington, China, Americas, US, US news, Iran, Canada, Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, United States Meng Wanzhou


How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot and Feel More Peaceful in ONE Minute

You're reading How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot and Feel More Peaceful in ONE Minute, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Time is your most valuable asset, but do you struggle to be intentional with your time? Do you feel like life happens to you or worse, have you given in to living life on autopilot? How you live life on autopilot You get up, maybe you workout, you ge...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Purpose, Self Improvement, Peaceful, Productivity Tips, Cirque Du Soleil, Haley, Peace of Mind, Slow Down, Office on Netflix, Life Without Limits


‘Visible: Out on Television’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Celebrates LGBTQ+ in New Documentary Series

Apple TV+ still has yet to release an original title that gets them into the cultural conversation on the same level as Disney+ (with the possible exception of The Morning Show). But as the streaming services rolls out its next slate of shows, some promising contenders are making an appearance. The latest is the five-part documentary series Visible: Out on Television, which charts the rise of LGBTQ representation on TV and the impact that it made on the community at large. Featuring a star-stud...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Documentary, Disney, Gay, Lgbtq, Ryan White, Wilson Cruz, Wanda Sykes, Appletv, Visible: Out on Television, Jessica Hargrave, Lena Waithe Each, Jessica Hargrave Wilson Cruz


Loot Boxes Push Kids Into Gambling, Says England's NHS Mental Health Director

Claire Murdoch, mental health director of England's National Health Service (NHS), has reignited the loot box controversy with a report claiming they push young people into "under the radar" gambling. PC Gamer reports: "Frankly no company should be setting kids up for addiction by teaching them to gamble on the content of these loot boxes", she said. "No firm should sell to children loot box games with this element of chance, so yes those sales should end." Loot boxes aren't currently regulated ...
Tags: England, Tech, Murdoch, Gambling Commission, National Health Service NHS, Claire Murdoch, NHS Mental Health


Uber sells food delivery business in India to Zomato

Uber said on Tuesday it has sold its food delivery business, Uber Eats, in India to local rival Zomato as the American ride-hailing giant races to shed lossmaking operations to become profitable by next year. As part of the deal, Uber would own 9.99% of Zomato and its Eats users would become part of the Indian company, the two loss-making firms said. The deal valued Uber Eats’ India business between $300 million and $350 million, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. TechCrunc...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Uber, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Zomato, Forrester, Swiggy, Dara Khosrowshahi, Satish Meena, TechCrunch TechCrunch, Prosus Ventures


Instagram Drops IGTV Button Because Nobody Was Using It

Instagram is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its homepage because hardly anyone was using it. "As we've continued to work on making it easier for people to create and discover IGTV content, we've learned that most people are finding IGTV content through previews in Feed, the IGTV channel in Explore, creators' profiles and the standalone app. Very few are clicking into the IGTV icon in the top right corner of the home screen in the Instagram app," a Facebook company spokesperson t...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Instagram Explore, IGTV, AdWeek Social Pro


Siri Doesn’t Know Who the King of Spain Is

Siri is apparently having a really hard time figuring out what’s going on in Spain lately. Apple’s voice assistant made headlines in the European country today for providing two answers to the question, “Siri, who is the king of Spain?” The first answer, Felipe VI, is indeed the real king of the country. However, the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri, Spain, Felipe VI


Robot tanks: On patrol but not allowed to shoot

Sophisticated unmanned mini-tanks patrol alongside soldiers, but humans still decide when to shoot.
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Huge PS5 Leak Spills a Bunch of Info On Sony's Reveal Event

A PS5 leak posted on 4Chan, which was later reposted on Reddit, spills a bunch of information on the PlayStation 5 reveal event which is expected to take place in February. According to the leak, the PS5 will be unveiled on February 5 at a PlayStation Meeting event for the media. "The console design, controller, UI/home screen, certain features, console specs, talk from third parties/indie publishers, as well as announcements for PS5 exclusives will be shown," says the leaker. The leak says th...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Reddit


Alphabet CEO Sides With EU on Facial-Recognition Tech Moratorium, But Microsoft Isn't Convinced

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently came out in support of a European Union proposal for instating a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology until officials beef up privacy regulations.Read more...
Tags: Google, Europe, Science, Microsoft, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Regulation, Ai, Facial Recognition, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Privacy And Security, Facial Recognition Tech, Deepfakes


Bose's $350 noise-cancelling headphones are a must-have if you want to live in a quieter world

The $350 Bose QC35 II are the stalwarts for premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones. They're almost unbeaten when it comes to noise-cancelling and comfort, with only the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones rivaling the Bose QC35 II. They deliver a clear, rich, and premium sound that anyone would be happy with, but those who actively seek bass may find themselves yearning for more.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. At $350, Bose's QC35 II headphones aren't for everyone — especia...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Sony, Bose, Don, Sony Bose


Scientists invent robot that climbs surfaces like Spider-Man

A pair of researchers from Zhejiang University in China have developed a device that allows humans or robots to scale walls like the Amazing Spider-Man. Researchers Xin Li and Kaige Shi developed a novel vaccuum suction unit capable of gripping rough, uneven surfaces. Until recently, if you wanted to suction-cup your way up a wall it’d have to be made of glass, slick marble, or some other unbroken surface. Standard vaccuum devices rely on an unbroken seal between the atmosphere and the gadget‘s ...
Tags: Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Zhejiang University, Xin Li, Kaige Shi


China Reports More Than 200 Infections With New Coronavirus From Wuhan

The outbreak of a new virus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month appears to be far from over. Today, Chinese health authorities reported that over 130 new pneumonia cases caused by the virus were identified over the weekend, bringing the total in China alone to 201, including three outside Wuhan. From a report: There has also been a third death from the infection, and South Korea now has reported a case as well -- the third country outside China to do so. Meanwhile, the pattern of ...
Tags: South Korea, London, China, Tech, Wuhan, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, University of Sydney, Wuhan From, Adam Kamradt Scott, Kamradt Scott


Endless Underwater Breathing Device

Innovative body powered underwater breathing device provides unlimited air for limitless shallow water diving for up to 5 meters. EXOlung – lightweight, simple, and affordable underwater breathing device features air hose connected to inflatable safety buoy. Swim and pump the air with your legs. Also check out: Snorkel for Swimmers
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Alan Turing And The Shaping Of Artificial Intelligence

Had Turing lived longer, perhaps the state of artificial intelligence would encompass more than drearily corporate banalities such as the Amazon checkout window making suggestions about what you might like for your next purchase, Google offering up a few words for how to complete a sentence in progress, or a South Korean genius having his soul crushed by a roomful of statistics wonks—not to mention more chillingly Orwellian developments, such as facial-recognition software. – The New Yo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, People, Alan Turing, Turing, 01.19.20


Facial recognition isn't just bad because it invades privacy: it's because privacy invasions fuel discrimination

Bruce Schneier writes in the New York Times that banning facial recognition (as cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Brookline and Somerville have done) is not enough: there are plenty of other ways to automatically recognize people (gait detection, high-resolution photos of hands that reveal fingerprints, voiceprints, etc), and these will all be used for the same purpose that makes facial recognition bad for our world: to sort us into different categories and treat us different based...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Privacy, Mac, Surveillance, New York Times, Discrimination, Facial Recognition, Vermont, Schneier, Somerville, Bruce Schneier, To Opt Out Just Don't Have A Face, Tech Ethics


Elon Musk's Tesla denies claims of unintended acceleration in vehicles

Petition demands recall of 500,000+ cars over alleged defect Electric car maker Tesla said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as petition signature-gatherers demanding a federal safety investigation have claimed. From Reuters: On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would review the petition and released a redacted version that said “Tesla vehicles experience unintended acceleration at rates far exceeding other cars on the roa...
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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says it’s ‘no question’ artificial intelligence needs regulation

With several Bay Area cities moving to stop the use of facial recognition technology, the chief executive of one of the area’s tech giants has come out in favor of stricter, and more widespread regulation of such types of artificial intelligence technologies. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said there is “no question” that AI needs more regulation in order to prevent the potential negative effects of the use of technologies that include facial recognition and so-called “deepfake” videos. Pichai made ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Eu, Sport, European Union, Soccer, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Local News, Financial Times, Sundar Pichai


China: Unsecured facial recognition database leaks, thousands of kids from 20 schools, half are majority Tibetan areas

An unsecured facial recognition database that contained info on thousands of children from 20 schools in China, half of which are located in historically ethnic Tibetan areas, has been found online. This latest facial-recognition database leak raises new questions about ethnically targeted school surveillance and cybersecurity in China, writes Liza Lin in the Wall Street Journal: The cache was connected to a surveillance system labeled “Safe School Shield” and contained facial-identification ...
Tags: Post, Technology, Tibet, News, China, Hack, Spying, Surveillance, Data Breach, Hacked, Facial Recognition, Data Breaches, Tibetans, Victor Gevers, GDI Foundation, Liza Lin


5 Reasons to Love Micropreneurs—The Best Traits the Smallest of Small Business Owners Share

Even though I’ve taken a full-time role writing content for a fintech company, I’m still running my content agency part-time. I will always be an entrepreneur at heart—nay, a micropreneur, which I’ve written about many times. A micropreneur (or microbusiness) is one that operates on a very small scale, with no more than five employees. We micropreneurs are a breed all our own, and there’s plenty to admire about us. So let’s pat ourselves on the back, shall we? Whether you are a micropreneur your...
Tags: Google, Sales, Women In Business, Alexa, Don, Starting A Business, Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs Starting A Business, Micropreneur


Colorado MLSs team up to share data

A group of Colorado multiple listing services (MLSs) announced Monday that they have teamed up to share their data, continuing a trend in the industry that has seen increased cooperation among such organizations.
Tags: Technology, Colorado, California, Radio, Mls, Boulder, Alan Smith, Denver, Bay Area, Southern California, National Association of Realtors, Realtors Property Resource, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, MLS & Associations, Lauren Hansen


Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access To Detailed Medical Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals have granted Microsoft, IBM and Amazon the ability to access identifiable patient information under deals to crunch millions of health records, the latest examples of hospitals' growing influence in the data economy. This breadth of access wasn't always spelled out by hospitals and tech giants when the deals were struck. The scope of data sharing in these and other recently reported agreements reveals a powerful new role...
Tags: Microsoft, Boston, Tech, Aws, Ibm, Seattle, Amazon Web Services, Providence, Brigham, RENTON Wash, Peter Lee, Microsoft IBM, Amazon the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Feds Seize WeLeakInfo.com For Selling Access To Stolen Data

JustAnotherOldGuy shares a report from PC Magazine: The FBI has shut down a website that offered hackers easy access to 12 billion records stolen in thousands of data breaches. On Thursday, the Justice Department announced it had seized the internet domain to WeLeakInfo.com, a site that was cataloging data taken from more than 10,300 data breaches at various companies and websites over the years. Customers could pay as little as $2 to gain access to the massive trove of data, which was carefully...
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Frontier, an ISP In 29 States, Plans To File For Bankruptcy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Frontier Communications is planning to file for bankruptcy within two months, Bloomberg reported last week. The telco "is asking creditors to help craft a turnaround deal that includes filing for bankruptcy by the middle of March, according to people with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg wrote. Frontier CEO Bernie Han and other company executives "met with creditors and advisers Thursday and told them the company wants to negotiate a pre-...
Tags: Montana, Tech, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Frontier, Frontier Communications, Washington Oregon Idaho, Bernie Han, WaveDivision Capital Read


TV Bits: ‘American Dad!’, ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’, ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ & More

In this edition of TV Bits: Rob McElhenney says he’ll do It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia forever The World According to Jeff Goldblum gets good news from Disney+ American Dad! will be sticking around And more First up, TBS has ordered two more seasons of Seth MacFarlane‘s animated series American Dad!. It’s one of cable’s highest rated comedies, reaching an audience of nearly 18 million viewers when counting all TBS platforms. During the upcoming season, the series will celebrate its 300...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Television, Movies, New York City, Disney, Netflix, High Maintenance, Philadelphia, Tbs, Seth Macfarlane, National Geographic, Deadline, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Carlton Cuse, Television Critics Association


Mandatory Streamers: Jean-Luc Picard is Back!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mandatory Streamers: Jean-Luc Picard is back! Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of January 20, Sir Patrick Stewart reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard series, focusing on the next chapter of the iconic character’s life. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to...
Tags: Apple, Videos, UK, TV, Movies, Comedy Central, Deanna Troi, Netflix, Queens, Italy, TV News, Streaming, Cbs, Wu Tang, Annie, Patrick Stewart


Tesla calls claims of unintended acceleration in NHTSA petition “completely false”

Tesla pushed back Monday against claims that its electric vehicles may suddenly accelerate on their own, calling a petition filed with federal safety regulators “completely false.” Tesla also questions the validity of the petition, noting that it was submitted by a Tesla short-seller. Last week, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said it would review a defect petition that cited 127 consumer complaints of alleged unintended acceleration of Tesla electric vehicles that may hav...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Driver, Cnbc, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Sparks, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic And Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Brian Sparks


People Can Be Identified By the Way They Dance

Might it be possible that someday in the near future, an official might get you to dance around a bit, in order to confirm that you're really you? Perhaps not, but nonetheless, a recent study has determined that people's identities can be matched to their unique style of dancing. From a report: Scientists at Finland's University of Jyvaskyla started out by using motion capture technology to see if test subjects' psychological traits could be ascertained from the way in which they danced -- such ...
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