Quora.com hacked. Hackers steal 100 million users worth of data

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More specifically, password data. Along with that, hackers also managed to steal personal data belonging to users of the popular question answer site which included direct messages, email addresses, and names. It is safe to say that Quora users should probably brace themselves again for (you guessed it) another huge and devastating data breach. As …

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Light Will Power Next-Generation AI Algorithms

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Researchers and engineers have tried optical chips in the past as well. However, with the rise of artificial intelligence techniques such as deep learning, now they may have an opportunity to actually succeed in places where all others before have failed. The seaport district in Boston has a very special laboratory nearby. It is small …

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AI May Build Red Redemption 2 Open World on the Fly.

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The process of creating detailed and lifelike digital worlds usually requires a lot of patience, creativity, and skill. However, now, thanks to AI, people can simply all of that work to artificial intelligence algorithms. Developing and creating any worth-a-look virtual environment which actually looks realistic enough takes a lot of skill and a lot of …

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Balloons for surveillance? Yes please, says the US military

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The United States military is trying to outmatch other armies around the world by making use of stratospheric balloons which would ride out the winds in order to never have the requirement of coming down. Apparently, the engineering team on the balloon has installed a sensor on the balloon which has the ability to spot …

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Things a Robot Scientist Will Do to Transform Our World

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The very first robot that anyone in any country built was in Japan in 1929. And the person who built it named it Gakutensoku. In English that meant, ‘learning from the laws of nature.’ Makoto Nishimura, a biologist by profession, was its creator. Later, he would profoundly say of hits then latest mechanical progeny that …

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Stolen crypto keys: Another hyperthreading exploit for Intel CPUs

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As it turns out the newly discovered exploit affects Kaby Lake and Skylake chops as well as AMD CPUs via a side-channel leak. Over the last 11 months or so, computer hardware equipment knows as processors (that are also responsible for running our computers and in an increasingly greater number of smartphones as well), have …

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No more fake pictures with new DeepFake-busting apps

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DeepFake-busting applications now have the ability to spot as little as one pixel out of an entire photo to see if the photo is fake or not. Two startups have now begun to use computer algorithms to track if and when a given image was edited. And it can do that from the moment the …

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Nadella: The future of cloud is underwater. Literally.

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According to the Microsoft chief, easy deployment and low latencies make underwater cloud servers effective and convenient. Satya Nadella, the current CEO of Microsoft has come out and said that the company’s future plans included underwater server farms to act as data centers. The technology giant had begun experimenting with the idea of underwater data …

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Know hacker-proof quantum network? The US is getting one finally.

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Everyone knows that the fiber-optic cables which have the responsibility of carrying data across the whole of the internet are pretty vulnerable. This is what two United States of America initiatives have aimed to fix. How? By creating quantum transmissions which are super secure. A couple of years ago (probably five years) a contractor who …

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Microsoft still has not released Windows 10 October update and October is out.

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The latest update for the Windows 10 platform is supposed to address issues related with extracting files from various different ZIP archives. Recent media reports suggest that Microsoft has not finished bringing more changes and fixes to its latest Microsoft 10 build 17763. This is the build that the company has blessed as the official …

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