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Here's What The Reviews Have To Say About The iPhone 8 And 8 Plus - Digg
Here's What The Reviews Have To Say About The iPhone 8 And 8 Plus via Digg http://digg.com/2017/iphone-8-review-is-it-good?utm_source=ifttt With a glass back, upgraded camera and better processor (but still no headphone jack) is the iPhone 8 a tangible step up from the 7? Are phone aficionados better off waiting for the X so they can pay with their face? Here's what tech reviewers think of Apple's latest.
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14 hours ago by joeo10
Proper Monitoring in the Technology Sector
Although Intelligent ID’s all-encompassing full suite has been uniquely designed to protect the crucial network data for all companies, businesses, and entities, we are particularly proud of our ability to provide complete and comprehensive data to the technology sector – one of the largest targets of insidious data security breaches.
technology  monitoring  intelligent 
14 hours ago by Adventure_Web
Facebook’s war on free will | Technology | The Guardian
For the entirety of human existence, the creation of knowledge was a slog of trial and error. Humans would dream up theories of how the world worked, then would examine the evidence to see whether their hypotheses survived or crashed upon their exposure to reality. Algorithms upend the scientific method – the patterns emerge from the data, from correlations, unguided by hypotheses. They remove humans from the whole process of inquiry. Writing in Wired, Chris Anderson, then editor-in-chief, argued: “We can stop looking for models. We can analyse the data without hypotheses about what it might show. We can throw the numbers into the biggest computing clusters the world has ever seen and let statistical algorithms find patterns where science cannot.”

On one level, this is undeniable. Algorithms can translate languages without understanding words, simply by uncovering the patterns that undergird the construction of sentences. They can find coincidences that humans might never even think to seek. Walmart’s algorithms found that people desperately buy strawberry Pop-Tarts as they prepare for massive storms.

Still, even as an algorithm mindlessly implements its procedures – and even as it learns to see new patterns in the data – it reflects the minds of its creators, the motives of its trainers. Amazon and Netflix use algorithms to make recommendations about books and films. (One-third of purchases on Amazon come from these recommendations.) These algorithms seek to understand our tastes, and the tastes of like-minded consumers of culture. Yet the algorithms make fundamentally different recommendations. Amazon steers you to the sorts of books that you’ve seen before. Netflix directs users to the unfamiliar. There’s a business reason for this difference. Blockbuster movies cost Netflix more to stream. Greater profit arrives when you decide to watch more obscure fare. Computer scientists have an aphorism that describes how algorithms relentlessly hunt for patterns: they talk about torturing the data until it confesses. Yet this metaphor contains unexamined implications. Data, like victims of torture, tells its interrogator what it wants to hear.
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15 hours ago by cjmcnamara
Surface to Unlimited: A Visit to Spaceport America
A visit to Spaceport America, where the coming of the Second Space Age is already history.
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15 hours ago by marsal
Steve Jobs Eerily Warned Against What Apple Seems To Be Doing Now - Digg
Steve Jobs Eerily Warned Against What Apple Seems To Be Doing Now via Digg http://digg.com/video/steve-jobs-vintage-foreshadowing?utm_source=ifttt Apple? More like Oracle! *ba dum tss*
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16 hours ago by joeo10
The Tragic Crash of Flight AF447 Shows the Unlikely but Catastrophic Consequences of Automation
AF447 precipitated the aviation industry’s growing concern about such “loss of control” incidents, and whether they’re linked to greater automation in the cockpit. As technology has become more sophisticated, it has taken over more and more functions previously performed by pilots, bringing huge improvements in aviation safety. In 2016 the accident rate for major jets was just one major accident for every 2.56 million flights. But while overall air safety is improving, loss of control incidents are not. In fact, they are the most prevalent cause of fatalities in commercial aviation today, accounting for 43% of fatalities in 37 separate incidents between 2010 and 2014.
technology  algorithms  fail  trends 
16 hours ago by dancall
Red Alert 2.0: New Android banking trojan can block and log incoming calls from banks
Red Alert 2.0: New Android banking trojan can block and log incoming calls from banks
grahamcluley  technology 
17 hours ago by slogger
Eliminating the Human - MIT Technology Review
Remove humans from the equation, and we are less complete as people and as a society.
technology  philosophy  criticism 
17 hours ago by lgalli
A Pedal-Powered Karaoke Machine From 1925 - Digg
A Pedal-Powered Karaoke Machine From 1925 via Digg http://digg.com/video/grandiola-piano-player-wintergatan?utm_source=ifttt Learning to play piano well can take many, many years of practice. But learning to pedal an old school player piano? That only takes a few minutes.
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18 hours ago by joeo10
Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age - The New York Times
Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age via Digg https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/business/best-buy-amazon.html?utm_source=ifttt Hubert Joly, Best Buy's chief executive, has reshaped nearly every aspect of the business. He explains the playbook behind the company’s success.
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18 hours ago by joeo10
AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog | WIRED
AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog via Digg https://www.wired.com/story/ai-research-is-in-desperate-need-of-an-ethical-watchdog/?mbid=synd_digg&utm_source=ifttt More social scientists are using AI intending to solve society's ills, but they don’t have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people.
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18 hours ago by joeo10

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