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Researchers find 'critical' security flaws in AMD chips

Wednesday  15:22,   14 march 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical[...]

Google and LG will show off an extremely high-res VR display in May

Wednesday  15:21,   14 march 2018
The Verge

Google and LG are set to present an 18-megapixel 4.3-inch OLED headset display with 1443 ppi and a higher refresh rate of 120Hz during the Display Week 2018 trade show in late May. Those specs make the forthcoming headset better than most[...]

Stephen Hawking's Most Notable Predictions

Wednesday  11:51,   14 march 2018

Stephen Hawking expounded on everything from artificial intelligence to aliens to the end of the human race.Load[...]

Stephen Hawking: His most memorable quotations

Wednesday  11:50,   14 march 2018

As well as being a world-renowned scientist, Hawking was known for his inspirational musings.The cause of death was not immediately available. His family said he died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, eastern England. Hawking had[...]

Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone

Wednesday  11:20,   14 march 2018
The Verge

Android Oreo 8.1 is now out on the Essential Phone, the company announced on Twitter today. Essential Phone users just have to check their phones and download the update. Android Oreo 8.1 had previously been out on beta for Essential beta testers.[...]

Amazon Cloud Cam now streams security footage to your browser

Wednesday  11:20,   14 march 2018

Amazon's Cloud Cam just became decidedly more useful, especially for those moments when you can't pull out your phone. There are some updates that give Amazon an edge, though. For one, two-way audio is now available through the[...]

Scientists Fire Lasers At Asteroid Models

Wednesday  09:36,   14 march 2018
International Business Times

The experiment by Russian scientists was to simulate the effect a nuclear weapon would have on an asteroid that was headed on a collision course with Earth. ” © Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech This artist's concept shows a broken-up asteroid. [...]

Samsung's C-Lab adds character to AI at SXSW

Wednesday  08:55,   14 march 2018

Samsung's C-Lab has made a name for itself over recent years with a bunch of offbeat concepts . The first concept on show was Toonsquare, which uses AI to convert sentences into cartoons. Like Samsung's AR Emoji, the process starts with [...]

Today Is the 30th Anniversary of Pi Day. Here's What to Know About the Mathematical Holiday

Wednesday  08:55,   14 march 2018

March 14 is Pi Day — that’s pi, not pie — and today, Google marks the 30th anniversary of the math-inspired holiday with a special Doodle. March 14 is Pi Day — that’s pi, not pie — and today, Google marks the 30th anniversary of the[...]

Stephen Hawking, Who Examined the Universe and Explained Black Holes, Dies at 76

Wednesday  06:45,   14 march 2018
The New York Times

A physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Hawking did not allow his physical limitations to hinder his quest to answer “the big question: Where did the universe come from?”Born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Oxford, England, to Isobel and Frank Hawking, he was[...]

Google Assistant’s multistep smart home routines are now live

Wednesday  04:45,   14 march 2018
The Verge

Google Assistant’s routines are rolling out now. Google initially announced it was following the footsteps of Amazon and adding multistep smart home routines last October. They allow you to take several actions (toggling lights, changing the[...]

For Samsung and Apple, cobalt is an increasingly precious metal

Wednesday  04:45,   14 march 2018

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Samsung has joined Apple in taking an unprecedented step to secure cobalt supplies for its next-generation smartphones. Samsung C&T, one of the many arms of the Samsung conglomerate, is reportedly[...]

This basketball-playing robot is coming for you, Steph Curry

Wednesday  04:45,   14 march 2018

Toyota employees in Japan built a robot that can swish basketballs like the pros, but can I put it in my March Madness bracket?Meet CUE, a humanoid robot trained by AI to shoot basketballs. Built by employees of Toyota in Japan, the humanoid robot[...]

How uncomfortable space suits took a toll on the first Americans who went to space

Wednesday  02:40,   14 march 2018
The Verge

Going to space did change the bodies of the first US astronauts — but it was more linked to the long time they spent wearing uncomfortable space suits than the time they spent in zero gravity, according to new research. The US sent humans into[...]

YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about conspiracies

Wednesday  01:40,   14 march 2018
The Verge

YouTube will add information from Wikipedia to videos about popular conspiracy theories to provide alternative viewpoints on controversial subjects, its CEO said today. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that these text boxes, which the company is[...]