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AI, bots and robots
- Consumer Robotics Company Anki Shuts Down
- The AI That’s Too Dangerous to Release
- Atlas – Interactively Visualizing the Loss Landscape of Neural Nets
- Amazon can’t yet completely delete Alexa voice transcriptions
- Amazon can’t yet completely delete Alexa voice transcriptions
- XPrize names two grand prize winners in $15M Global Learning Challenge
- Maryland research could improve the AI task of sensorimotor representation
- Scalable Python Code with Pandas UDFs
- Robot can pick tomatoes without bruising them better than humans
- This neural net would like to deliver these petitions
- Microbots Are on Their Way
Tiny sensors with tinier legs, stamped out of silicon wafers, could one day soon help fix your cellphone battery or study your brain.
- Federated Learning
Building better products with on-device data and privacy by default. An online comic from Google AI.
Blockchain and decentralization
- Open-Registry – Distributed Package Registry Owned by the Community
- Spanish coins that predate Columbus by 200 years found deep in the Utah desert
- Bitcoin’s First $1k Weekend Since 2017 Marks Nine-Month High
- On the Looming Bitcoin Bubble
I haven’t made any predictions for awhile (seeing as my Bear Case for CryptoÂ is playing out more or less exactly as described), but I will sound a warning today. Dramatic run-ups in the priceâ¦
- Off Grid ₿Itcoin Transactions Using Ham Radio and Blockstreams Satellites
- Coin found off northern Australia may be from pre-1400 Africa
Experts believe they may have found a Kilwa coin that could change what we know about the history of global trade
- Using program synthesis to secure smart contracts
- ZeroNet: Decentralized websites using Bitcoin cryptography, BitTorrent network
- The Major Limitations of Blockchain Technology
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- TCP/IP over Amazon Cloudwatch Logs
- Windows Implementation Libraries: type-safe C++ interfaces for Windows patterns
Windows Implementation Library. Contribute to microsoft/wil development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Predicting Stack Overflow Tags with Google’s Cloud AI
Check out a cool project that leverages Stack Overflow Data and Google’s Cloud AI to predict what tags would work best on Stack Overflow questions.
- Jets: The Ruby Serverless Framework
- Gameboy.live: A basic Gameboy emulator with terminal “cloud gaming” support
ð¹ï¸ A basic gameboy emulator with terminal “Cloud Gaming” support – HFO4/gameboy.live
- Cloudmarker – Cloud monitoring tool and framework
Cloud monitoring tool and framework. Contribute to cloudmarker/cloudmarker development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Supreme Court rules antitrust lawsuit against Apple can proceed
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that Apple’s App Store customers have standing to sue the company for antitrust violations.
- Argo and the Cloudflare Global Private Backbone
- A Bunch of Money on AWS and Some Benchmark Results
- MDS: Microarchitectural Data Sampling side-channel vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs
- Cloudflare problems for south america – hundreds of websites down
- How does a cloud platform run serverless?
- EFF Wins National Security Letter Transparency Lawsuit
- Research Design Patterns
- I.M. Pei, World-Renowned Architect, Is Dead at 102
Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.
- Intel vulnerabilities costing 25% CPU performance loss to a Cloud Provider
- As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern
Astronomers are puzzling over a paucity of planets in the galaxy measuring between 1.5 and two times Earth’s size.
Development and languages
- GitHub Package Registry
With GitHub Package Registry you can safely publish and consume packages within your organization or with the entire world.
- An Analysis of Pre-Installed Android Software
- OCaPIC: PIC microcontrollers programmed in OCaml
- Gitlab Company Strategy
- Senate Testimony on Privacy Rights and Data Collection in a Digital Economy
- /e/ plans to sell refurbished smartphones with Google-free Android
- Dali – A pure-Nim indie assembler for Android dex and apk files
- Uber’s Losses Reach Double Digits in IPO Debut Debacle
- Oh shit, git
- TXR – A Programming Language for Convenient Data Munging
- Dave had “fuck you, pay me” programming skills
- Git ransom campaign incident report
This is a coordinated effort to help educate and inform users on secure best practices relating to the recent Git ransomware incident.
- Android developers can now force app updates
Half a year ago, at the Android Dev Summit, Google announced a new way for developers to force their users to update their apps when they launch new features or important bug fixes. It’s only now, at Google I/O, though, that the company is actually making this feature available to developers.â¦
- Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003
- Things you’re probably not using in Python 3 – but should
Many people started switching to Python 3, unfrotunetly most people still write their code like it is Python 2. Below are useful Python 3 features.
- Japan plans to create 10B 14-digit phone numbers with 5G era approaching
- Falsehoods programmers believe about Unix time
- Digital Doppelgängers Fool Advanced Anti-Fraud Tech
- V8 release 7.5 (with implicit WebAssembly caching)
- Git basics – the only introduction you’ll ever need
- T1: Secure Programming for Embedded Systems
Script debugging is one of the most powerful and complex productivity features in the web developer toolbox. Done right, it empowers developers to fix bugs quickly and efficiently. The DevTools …
- Genomics – A programmer’s guide
Genomics a programmers introduction. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.
- Black – Uncompromising Python code formatter
The uncompromising Python code formatter. Contribute to python/black development by creating an account on GitHub.
- My Git Workflow
Quote of the week
I object to doing things that computers can do.
— Olin Shivers
- Google Creates ‘Dedicated Placement’ in Search Results for AMP Stories
- Uber Is the Worst Performing IPO in History
- Hey Google, isn’t this black-hat SEO?
We are an honest SEO agency in Redmond, WA. During our compeititor analysis we found some agencies getting away with black-hat SEO techniques.
- Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs
Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of it…
- The humble receipt gets a brilliant redesign
- Audit suggests Google favors a small number of major news outlets
In the last week of April, nearly 23 percent of all traffic to news sites tracked by web analytics firm Parse.ly came from search engines. Google alone accounts for nearly half of external referral traffic—traffic, that is, that comes from platforms, apps, and other outside sources— to news sites. Together with the fact that Facebook […]
- A Pile of Unsold Food from Amazon Go Was Found in a Seattle Landfill
- Amazon to employees: Quit your job, we’ll help you start a delivery business
- Transform Google spreadsheets into a ready-to-embed widget table
- Uber’s colossal IPO flop may be the worst ever on wall street
- Tesla’s Screen Saga Shows Why Automotive Grade Matters
Elon Musk bragged that the Model S’s 17 inch screen isn’t automotive grade, but now Tesla and its customers are mired in “replacement hell.”
- Unlimited Google Drive storage by splitting binary files into base64
Unlimited Drive Storage by splitting binary files into base64 – stewartmcgown/uds
- Transgender Researcher Briefly Suspended by Twitter for Sharing His Findings
Twitter is now suspending scientists whose findings contradict their terms of service.
- Walmart announces next-day delivery, firing back at Amazon
- Tesla increases price of all Model 3 variants, even ‘off-the-menu’ base model
- Tesla researcher is ‘excited’ about new battery tech developed by the Army
- Sisense Acquires Periscope Data
- ZombieLoad: Cross Privilege-Boundary Data Leakage on Intel CPUs
- ZombieLoad: Cross Privilege-Boundary Data Leakage on Intel CPUs
- Netflix Saves Kids from Up to 400 Hours of Commercials a Year
Even though kids these days are spending more and more times staring into their phones, television screen time is still a dominant source of entertainment for kids 2-11 years old. But the way most â¦
- Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack
- Google Disables Intel Hyperthreading on ChromeOS
- New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011
Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor., The bugs are reminiscent of Meltdown and Spectre, which exploited a weakness in speculative execution, an important part of howâ¦
- A Single Component Can Brick Older Teslas and Tesla Won’t Fix It
- Google to show ads on homepage of mobile site, app
Whether you are Googling on the couch, fiddling with Maps in the car or swiping …
- Google combining travel tools (hotel, flights)
- Twitter baits developers into their API again
- 10nm Server Products in 1H 2020, 7nm in 2021
- Tesla’s solar factory is exporting most of its cells
The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc’s…
- VMWare to Acquire Bitnami
Organizations today are on a multi-cloud journey, and VMware is committed to investing in solutions that address the core needs of our customers. In that spirit, VMware is announcing its intent to acquire Bitnami, a leader in application packaging solutions providing the largest catalog of click-to-deploy applications and development stacks for major cloud and Kubernetes
- Behind Twitter’s Plan to Get People to Stop Yelling at Each Other
- Microsoft open sources code to give any app Bing-like intelligence
- Vulnerability in Google Titan Key
- Google now allows using gVisor virtualization in Kubernetes Engine
- Uber IPO underwriter so certain IPO was overpriced they shorted it themselves
- “Twitter engineers were caught on tape talking about shadow banning”
- I turned my interview task for Google into a startup
Over a year ago I was lucky enough to bag an interview at Google for the role of Visual Designer. After getting through several tough…
- Microsoft Open-Sources a Crucial Algorithm Behind Its Bing Search Services
- Tesla’s Autopilot was engaged when Model 3 crashed into truck, report states
- Sony and Microsoft set rivalry aside for cloud gaming alliance
Console war veterans join forces against the likes of Google and Apple
- Third fatal Tesla Autopilot crash renews questions about system
- HPE to acquire supercomputing pioneer Cray
- Gmail tracks the history of things you buy, and it’s hard to delete
- Amazon Jumps into Freight Brokerage
Amazon.com has jumped into the market of the third-party logistics broker, roiling the waters and raising concern that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could disrupt the freight industry forever and indelibly.
- Unpaywall Journals
Legally get full text of scholarly articles as you browse.
- Adults learn language to fluency nearly as well as children: study
Scott Chacon is CEO of the online language learning company Chatterbug.
- Python Machine Learning – A Crash Course
:speech_balloon: Machine Learning Course with Python – machinelearningmindset/machine-learning-course
- What I gained, lost and learned while working for Microsoft
What I gained, lost & learned while working for Microsoft.
- Rewards for loyal spenders are ‘a honey pot for hackers’
- Did blind orchestra auditions benefit women?
- ‘Unhackable’ Biometric USB Offers Up Passwords in Plain Text
- San Francisco police raid home of journalist to find who leaked Adachi report
- Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care.
- Math teachers should be more like football coaches
That style of motivation could help in the classroom, too.
- Both Windows 10 and Chrome OS are embracing the Linux kernel
- Beyond Quantum Mechanics
- The case for Emilia Bassano as Shakespeare
- NetHack 3.6.2
- Journalists Are Reporting Their Colleagues to HR for Political Opinions
- The sci-fi cities of Bezos’s Blue Origin derive from his teacher Gerard O’Neill
- Apple Pay will support NFC tags
- San Francisco Police Raid Journalist’s Home After He Refuses to Name Source
- California jury says Bayer must pay $2B to couple in Roundup cancer trial
A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed…
- Third-Biggest U.S. Coal Company Files for Bankruptcy
GILLETTE, Wyo. â The nation’s third-largest coal company by production volume filed for bankruptcy Friday as utility companies increasingly turn to gas-fired generation and renewable energy for electricity. Gillette-based Cloud… more
- Fxmsp Chat Logs Reveal Hacked Antivirus Vendors
- The Law of Leaky Abstractions
ð»ð Laws, Theories, Principles and Patterns that developers will find useful. – dwmkerr/hacker-laws
- Monsanto ordered to pay 2B dollars to couple with cancer
- Practical UX Design Tips for Startups and Teams on a Budget
- Bill Gates: A critical step to reduce climate change
Bill Gates highlights the three key solutions weâll need for the transition to clean electricity.
- Firms That Promised Ransomware Decryption Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers
As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.
- Incognito no more: Publishers close loopholes as paywall blockers emerge
Although itâs difficult to measure how many people circumvent meter paywalls, it’s unlikely paywall blockers will reach the epidemic that ad blockers did.
- Intel Tried to Bribe Dutch University to Suppress Knowledge of MDS Vulnerability
- ELF files on Linux
An step-by-step introduction into ELF files. Learn the structure and format, to understand how binaries and libraries on Linux systems work.
- Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit
The Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit is an annual,
invitation-only gathering of core-kernel developers; it is one of the most
intensive and technical events on the annual calendar. The 2019
LSFMM Summit was held April 30 to May 2 in San Juan, Puerto
Rico; it was supplemented this year by a special track dedicated to the BPF
virtual machine. Once again, LWN was there and able to cover a portion of
- Hackers can fake radio signals to ‘hijack’ aircraft landing systems
Attackers could potentially change the course of a flight using $600 worth of commercially available equipment,Security ,Aircraft,Security,Cyber Crime,Hackers,hijack
- Neural nets typically contain smaller “subnetworks” that can often learn faster
- Course: Matrix Methods in Data Analysis, Signal Processing, and Machine Learning
Linear algebra concepts are key for understanding and creating machine learning algorithms, especially as applied to deep learning and neural networks. This course reviews linear algebra with applications to probability and statistics and optimization–and above all a full explanation of deep learning.
- Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb
- FatELF: Universal Binaries for Linux
- I Hacked iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb While Driving” Function and Improved My Life
- Hacktivist attacks dropped by 95% since 2015
- Lokomotive: An engine to drive cutting-edge Linux technologies into Kubernetes
- Men are afraid to mentor women after MeToo and it hurts us all: study
- 60% of male managers now say they’re uncomfortable mentoring women