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AI & X-Rays Recover Lost Artworks Underneath Paintings by Picasso & Modigliani

You see above a painting by Amedeo Modigliani, a portrait of the artist’s lover Beatrice Hastings, unseen by the public until its rediscovery just this year. Or at any rate, some see that: in another sense, the image is a new or almost-new artistic creation, based on X-rays of Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl. Underneath the paint that makes up that celebrated work lie traces enough to establish the presence of a different, earlier one beneath. But only now, after the employment of neural networ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Technology, London, College, Barcelona, Smithsonian, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Picasso, Hastings, Da Vinci, Vermeer, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani


Bitcoin price slumps further as China tightens crackdown

Investors wary after authorities in Sichuan ordered bitcoin mining projects to closeBitcoin has tumbled further in the wake of China’s expanding crackdown on bitcoin mining, as investors grow more uncertain about the future of the leading cryptocurrency.Bitcoin fell as low as $31,333 on Monday, a two-week trough, dragging down other cryptocurrencies. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has lost more than 20% in the past six days alone and was at half its April peak of almost $65,000. In the year ...
Tags: Technology, China, World news, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, Cryptocurrencies, Sichuan


The Allure Of Toxic Productivity

Toxic productivity occurs when we try to schedule the maximum amount of output for every minute of our day.
Tags: Technology, Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Coronavirus, COVID-19


AI CLM Platform Lexion Raises $11M; Targeting Smaller Corporations

Positioning itself as offering a simpler and more affordable AI-driven contract management system for mid-market corporate enterprises, startup Lexion has raised $11 million in an oversubscribed Series A round.
Tags: Technology, Law, Lexion


Amazon’s Prime Day deals expected to disappoint as costs surge

By Spencer Soper | Bloomberg The deals during Amazon.com’s annual Prime Day sale will be stingier this year, according to merchants, thanks to rising shipping costs, higher advertising rates and scarce inventory. The two-day event, which began Monday, arrived as the world grapples with the lingering effects of the pandemic. Supply-chain disruptions — including the Suez Canal shutdown earlier this year and a spike in Covid cases that has hobbled two of China’s busiest ports — have pushed up costs...
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, China, Sport, PA, Soccer, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Bezos, Suez Canal, Target Corp, Spencer Soper, Walmart Inc, Top Stories LADN


Tesla AI Day in About One Month

Elon tweeted that the Tesla AI Day will be in about a month or so. Tesla will go over progress with Tesla AI software, hardware, both training and inference. Purpose is recruiting. Looking at holding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Elon


Our Misunderstanding Of New Technologies

We don't always guess right about technology.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel


China's Crypto Crackdown Could Help Usher in a Return to Sanity for GPU Prices

Finding new graphics cards at reasonable prices has been almost impossible as of late, but that might be about to change after prices for GPUs in China fell by as much as 66 percent following a number of crypto mining shutdowns across Sichuan, Xinjian, and Inner Mongolia. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Bitcoin, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Cryptocurrency, Video Cards, Inner Mongolia, South China Morning Post, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units


This WiFi 6E Router Proves Next-Gen Connectivity Is Just Too Expensive

In home networking, bigger isn’t always better. Anyone who has spent time with the diminutive Eero or Ubiquiti AmpliFi routers can attest to this. Case in point: The Linksys Hydra Pro 6E is a pretty big router, though it doesn’t feel like it, yet it seems like Linksys put stability ahead of blasting data every which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Asus, Router, Telecommunications, Broadcom, Wireless Networking, Linksys, Netgear, Wi Fi, Eero, Mbps, Networking hardware, MHZ, Nighthawk Raxe500, Computer Networking


In the Year of Covid-19, Tech Companies Dominate Kantar’s Most Valuable Brands List

More than a year after the pandemic began, Amazon continues to lead as the world's most valuable brand. With lockdown restrictions in place to slow the Covid-19 outbreak, ecommerce went into overdrive, alongside online streaming and grocery sales, three areas Amazon has been building over the course of its existence as it moves towards global...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Technology, Advertising, Cannes Lions, Fin Tech, Legacy Brands


Pixel Buds A-Series review: Google’s cheaper but good earbuds

AirPods rivals have top sound, battery and translation features but cost significantly lessGoogle’s latest AirPods competitors, the Pixel Buds A-Series, get a big price cut and a slightly more comfortable design.The new Bluetooth earbuds take a cue from Google’s cheaper but great A-Series phones, cutting a few features to cost £100 (US$99) – a full £80 cheaper than their predecessors. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Headphones


"We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate... "

"We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the old world some weeks nearer to the new; but perchance the first news that will leak through into the broad flapping American ear will be that Princess Adelaide has the whooping cough.”   I'm quoting that now, because of that post earlier today about a telegram and because it seems to relate to our current predicament living on the internet.In case you're wondering about Princess Adelaide, she does look interesting: [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Texas, Technology, Law, Atlantic, Maine, Adelaide, Royalty, The Web, Thoreau, Ann Althouse


Sir Patrick Vallance handed tech role to build on vaccine success

Chief scientific adviser will head new government body looking at big bets in science and technologyThe government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, has been asked by Boris Johnson to investigate whether the UK’s successful vaccine procurement programme can be replicated in other areas of technology.Vallance, who has become a household name following his appearances at coronavirus press conferences, will take on the new title of national technology adviser, serving alongside his ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, UK News, Science policy, Boris Johnson, Patrick Vallance, Vallance


How Pfizer and BioNTech made history with their vaccine

Wondering how Pfizer and partner BioNTech developed a COVID-19 vaccine in record time without compromising safety? Dr Bill Gruber, SVP of Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development, explains the process from start to finish."I told my team, at first we were inspired by hope and now we're inspired by reality," Dr Gruber said. "If you bring critical science together, talented team members together, government, academia, industry, public health officials—you can achieve what was previously th...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Innovation, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Gruber, Food and Drug Administration FDA, EUA, BioNtech, Bill Gruber, Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development


Texas Power Companies Are Remotely Raising Temperatures on Residents' Smart Thermostats

Texas is one of several states suffering through a record-breaking heat wave that’s pushing electric grids to their limits. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has urged residents to do their part by raising the temperature on their thermostats, but several smart thermostats owners say their devices…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Energy, Texas, Science, Technology, Demand Response, Home Automation, Tado, Thermostat, National Grid, Programmable Thermostat, CenterPoint Energy, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, EnergyHub


Protecting space stations from deadly space debris

NASA estimates that more than 500,000 pieces of space trash larger than a marble are currently in orbit. Estimates exceed 128 million pieces when factoring in smaller pieces from collisions. At 17,500 MPH, even a paint chip can cause serious damage.To prevent this untrackable space debris from taking out satellites and putting astronauts in danger, scientists have been working on ways to retrieve large objects before they collide and create more problems.The team at Clearspace, in collaborat...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Sustainability, Nasa, Innovation, European Space Agency, ClearSpace


Recent Antitrust Push Is Weirdly Narrow, Pretends Telecom And Banking Don’t Exist

Kind of missing a big part of the problem.
Tags: Technology, Law, Antitrust, Weirdly Narrow Pretends Telecom


How the FBI Is Trying to Break Encryption Without Actually Breaking Encryption

Since at least the 1990s, federal officials have publicly worried that encrypted communications give aid to terrorists and criminals. More often than not they have, to some degree, been right.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Cryptography, Fbi, Information Technology, Computing, Dark Web, Crypto Wars, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyberspace, Secure Communication, End To End Encryption, US Department of Justice, Internet Privacy, Jennifer Lynch


What agents and their buyers need to know about escalation clauses

An escalation clause can help buyers gain a crucial edge in today's seller's market, but these offer addendums need to be handled with care.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Negotiation, Contracts, Select, Inman Connect, Realtor.com, Legal Contracts, Therese Antonelli, Buyer Offer, Multiple Offers, Seller Market, Edward Mermelstein, One And Only Holdings, Escalation clauses


Next-generation battery may unlock the future for electric vehicles

To curb global warming, policymakers say, we need to switch from gas-powered cars to driving clean, non-polluting electric vehicles. Major automakers plan to make that happen, promising a full line of electric vehicles by 2030. But there’s just one little speed bump on the road to electrification: We don’t have the capacity to make enough batteries for all those plug-ins. Electric vehicle sales will jump four-fold in the U.S. in the next five years, climbing from 1.8% of all car sales in 2020 to...
Tags: Energy, Business, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Environment, Tesla, Sport, Automotive, Soccer, United States, Autos, Harry Potter, Biden, Department Of Energy, Cornell University


HCM Talent Technology Roundup June 18 2021

Indeed and SMB financial platform Fundbox formed a partnership to provide small companies with better capital and hiring options. Fundbox CEO Prashant Fuloria said the partnership provides Indeed with “access to entrepreneurs who are actively growing their businesses and looking for top talent.” Fundbox is embedded in a range of business solutions, such as Quickbooks, […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Trends, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Staffing, Branding, Blog Posts, Hr Technology, Recruiting Industry, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, HCM technology, Fundbox CEO Prashant Fuloria


Poised for Growth: GigaOm CEO on What Tech is Next

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are redefining the enterprise IT landscape, as across verticals see the potential for AI and ML to automate repetitive tasks and solve complex problems. But just how far does the potential of AI/ML reach? GigaOm co-founder and CEO Ben Book recently appeared on an episode of the 7investing podcast with 7investing Founder and CEO Simon Erickson to discuss technology trends. He says most enterprises know that AI and ML will impact their busines...
Tags: Technology, Blog, Seo, TCO, DBA, Simon Erickson, Ben Book, Google Twitter Uber Facebook


LinkedIn blocks profiles from view in China if sensitive topics mentioned

Networking site tells users that references to Tiananmen Square, even as academic study, are prohibited contentLinkedIn is blocking profiles from being viewed inside China if they mention politically sensitive topics such as the Tiananmen Square massacre, including benign references to academic study.In recent weeks, the professional networking site has written to several China analysts, alerting them to “prohibited content” on their profile pages. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, Censorship, Linkedin, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Communism, Tiananmen Square


ByteDance revenues more than double on back of TikTok boom

Owner of video-sharing app also reports a 93% increase in gross profit to $19bn in 2020ByteDance, the Chinese parent of TikTok, more than doubled its revenues last year as usage of the hugely popular video app boomed.The company, which last year weathered pressure from Donald Trump to sell its US operation as part of a trade war with China, reported a 111% increase in revenues to $34.3bn (£24.7bn). Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, Media, China, US, Social Media, Asia Pacific, Digital Media, Donald Trump, Tiktok


Thirty Tesla crashes linked to assisted driving system under investigation in US

Auto regulators have opened probes into crashes involving 10 deaths where the company’s Autopilot system was in useUS safety regulators have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where an advanced driver assistance system was suspected to have been in use.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a list offering details about crashes under review by its special crash investigations programs. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, US, Tesla, Automotive Industry


Pickpockets in Brazil Are Reportedly Going After Smartphones to Clean Out Victims' Bank Accounts

São Paulo pickpockets are increasingly stealing people’s smartphones not to pawn off the device, but rather to gain access to their bank account.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Smartphone, Telecommunications, Password, Computing, Brazil, Waze, Mobile Phone, Nubank, Sao Paulo, Business Finance, Procon SP, Technology Internet, Fernando Capez, Bank Bradesco


Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform

Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that’s trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. “At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the world’s best (and most personalized) podcast discovery experience,” the company said. “We believe that Podz’ technology will complement and accelerate Spotify’s focused efforts to drive discovery, deliver listeners the right content at the right time, and accelerat...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Spotify, Podcast, Technology, Tech, Machine Learning, Paris Hilton, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Artist, Katie Couric, Canaan Partners, M13, Latif Peracha


Federal Ban on Warrantless 'Stingrays' Finds Bipartisan Support

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pursuing a federal ban against the use of controversial cellphone-tracking gear without the express permission of a judge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Mobile Security, Ted, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Stingray, US Marshals, Mobile Phone, Ron Wyden, Steve Daines, Harris Corporation, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, Telecommunications Equipment


US lawmakers want to restrict police use of ‘Stingray’ cell tower simulators

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Share on Twitter Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. According to BuzzFeed News, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ted Lieu will introduce legislation later today that seeks to restrict police use of international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers. More commonly known as Stingrays, police frequently use IMSI catchers and cell-site simulators to collect informat...
Tags: Column, Technology, Mobile Security, California, Montana, US, Tech, Sms, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Mobile Phones, United States, Telecommunications, Judge, District Of Columbia, Mobile Phone


Following lawsuits, Snapchat pulls its controversial speed filter

Lately, Snapchat’s 3D Cartoon lens has been all the buzz, making all of our friends look like Pixar characters. But since 2013, a staple filter on the ephemeral photo sharing app has been the speed filter, which shows how fast a phone is moving when it takes a photo or video. Today, Snapchat confirmed that it will pull the filter from the app. NPR first reported this today, calling it a “dramatic reversal” of Snap’s earlier defense of the feature. Over the years, there have been multiple car acc...
Tags: Apps, Lawsuit, Technology, Selfie, California, Tech, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, Software, Computing, Npr, Bob Marley, Lawyer, Driver, Car Accidents, Snap