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Feb 18, 2016

Brain scan for artificial intelligence shows how software thinks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, information science, robotics/AI

Neural networks have become enormously successful – but we often don’t know how or why they work. Now, computer scientists are starting to peer inside their artificial minds.

A PENNY for ’em? Knowing what someone is thinking is crucial for understanding their behaviour. It’s the same with artificial intelligences. A new technique for taking snapshots of neural networks as they crunch through a problem will help us fathom how they work, leading to AIs that work better – and are more trustworthy.

In the last few years, deep-learning algorithms built on neural networks – multiple layers of interconnected artificial neurons – have driven breakthroughs in many areas of artificial intelligence, including natural language processing, image recognition, medical diagnoses and beating a professional human player at the game Go.

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Feb 18, 2016

Samsung’s Gear S2 has the first certified eSIM that lets you choose carriers

Posted by in category: mobile phones

The day the physical SIM card disappears is slowly getting closer. Last year, we heard that Samsung, Apple, and various mobile carriers were working to create a new standard for embedded or eSIMs (programmable SIMs that allow you to switch carriers without swapping the physical card in your device). Now, the GSMA has announced a new eSIM specification for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and tablets, with Samsung’s Gear S2 Classic 3G the first device on the market to come equipped with the new technology.

Now, a few caveats are needed. This isn’t the first mobile device to offer a programmable SIM card (certain iPads have this functionality using Apple’s own tech, for example). Nor does the standard apply to smartphones, with the GSMA saying that won’t be coming until June. And while the June eSIM will allow users to store the profiles of multiple carriers on a single phone, this new specification only supports one carrier at a time. However, this is still a big step forward for the eSIM, with the new specification backed by some of world’s largest hardware manufacturers (including Samsung, LG, Microsoft, and Huawei) and mobile carriers (including AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, and EE).

Speaking to The Verge, the GSMA’s chief engineer Ian Pannell says that the new specification is all about giving users more control. “We don’t want the consumer to be disadvantaged compared to the current SIM model,” he says, adding that the new specification is a simpler version of the full eSIM, to ease hardware partners into the change: “We’re putting the first specification out for companies that may want to launch products that are very simple.” He adds that the eSIM is also 90 percent smaller than a traditional SIM card, offering “a big saving in space.”

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Feb 18, 2016

Cancer researchers claim ‘extraordinary results’ using T-cell therapy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

More than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials.

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Feb 18, 2016

Infrared could cast a light on better computer vision

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, security, virtual reality

InVisage has just announced their release of a new Infrared scanner for eye scan security recognition device. Since InVisage also developed and release a new film leveraging Q-Dot technology; the scanner is also leveraging this technology for more accurate readings and imaging.


InVisage’s new image sensor for infrared cameras could help drones avoid trees and could aid virtual reality headsets in seeing where you’re pointing.

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Feb 18, 2016

The Most Important Apple Executive You’ve Never Heard Of — By Brad Stone, Adam Satariano, and Gwen Ackerman | Bloomberg Businessweek

Posted by in categories: business, hardware, software

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“A little over a year ago, Apple had a problem: The iPad Pro was behind schedule. Elements of the hardware, software, and accompanying stylus weren’t going to be ready for a release in the spring. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and his top lieutenants had to delay the unveiling until the fall. That gave most of Apple’s engineers more time. It gave a little-known executive named Johny Srouji much less.”

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Feb 18, 2016

Little Model S

Posted by in category: futurism

The Tesla is worth only $500. She’s just a child. Car go up to 9 KM / H, corresponding to the speed of the jogging. Little Model S, like the “grown up” Tesla, charging from the network.

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Feb 18, 2016

Water Nanofilter

Posted by in category: innovation

Necessity is the mother of invention. Tanzanian researcher creates a water filter that turns polluted water into drinking water.

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Feb 18, 2016

Google Hearable: A Custom, In-Ear Computer, Sources Say [exclusive]

Posted by in categories: computing, wearables

Google Glass 2 isn’t the only new thing due from Google’s secret Project Aura. A user-customized, in-ear wearable computer is on tap, sources say. [exclusive]

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Feb 18, 2016

AT&T to Begin Testing Superfast 5G Mobile Network

Posted by in category: internet

Despite many other telecom companies expecting 5G networks to be rolled out around 2020, AT&T plans to begin testing their 5G network later this year.

American multinational telecommunications company AT&T recently announced that it is planning to test a 5G mobile network, a super fast network that is 100 times faster than our current 3G and LTE connections. Together with American semiconductor Intel and Swedish company Ericsson, the company will begin preliminary tests later this year.

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Feb 18, 2016

The next tallest building in the world could be in Tokyo — here’s what it would look like if built

Posted by in category: habitats

At almost double the height of the world’s current tallest building, the Sky Mile Tower would rise a mile high into the sky.

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