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Intertwining Artificial Intelligence With Blockchain

Except for those folks living under rocks (sounds uncomfortable), everyone knows about or at least has heard of bitcoin. However, not everyone understands the technology of bitcoin, which extends well beyond Internet-based currency. For the rock people, bitcoin is an Internet-based currency that allows for transparency with respect to each transfer of the currency through the use of a distributed database. Each transaction is locked in a bl...
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Lenovo's Flex 5 catches up to other convertibles, adding Kaby Lake and USB-C

Lenovo’s Flex 5 convertibles are the latest arrivals in a busy, popular segment: laptops with 360-degree hinges and a full feature set for mainstream computing. These new models aren’t cheap—the starting prices are $720 for the 14-inch model and $830 for the 15-incher—and in some ways they’re just catching up to similar competitors from Dell and HP. But the major PC vendors are constantly one-upping each other, and when they ship in May, th...
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Lenovo's Legion Y920 gets serious with mechanical keys and one-touch overclocking

Lenovo's Legion Y920 gets serious with mechanical keys and one-touch overclocking | PCWorld The successor to Lenovo's Ideapad Y900 comes packed with features—and you'll definitely pay to have them. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Melissa Riofrio/PCWorld ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,...
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Google Assistant arrives on the iPhone, but isn't going to replace Siri soon

After a year stuck just on Android devices, Siri competitor Google Assistant has come over to the iPhone —AppleInsider fires it up, to see how it fares on its own, and compared to Apple's offering. Announced during Google's I/O keynote on Wednesday , Google Assistant promises to bring the full force of Google services to bear. It's relatively light-weight, running on anything that iOS 9 can run —meaning nearly everything Apple produced for ...
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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert | PCWorld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: NordVPN ");});try{$("div.lazyload_blox_ad").lazyLoad...
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The Best Announcements from Google’s I/O Conference

Every year Google invites hundreds of tech writers and industry insiders for a big conference. It’s where the company announces some of its biggest projects and releases for the coming year, and it gives us insight into what the search giant is thinking. This year’s been a bit mixed. The highlight of the show was Google Lens, a replacement and massive update for the aging Google Goggles. Lens will be the center for the new visual search, pl...
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Adobe Creative Cloud Photography 2016

The Creative Cloud Photography suite from Adobe , is a world class solution for anyone who has a passion for photography. It includes arguably the best photography tools that are available today; Lightroom and Photoshop. With desktop versions of these powerhouse software tools you can organize, edit, enhance, and share images on your desktop PC. You can also access your images from your mobile device, anywhere you choose at anytim...
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On-premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud

Nemertes analyst says research shows lower cost for cloud for some types of workloads; results less clear for predictable, steady-state apps. In pre-show comments April 19, John Burke, analyst and CIO of Nemertes Research , said it wasn't clear yet from his data whether cloud operations could be judged to be lower cost than on-premise operations. The picture is coming together now. John Burke, Nemertes Data is still being collected and...
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Good news, OpenVPN fans: Your software's only a little bit buggy

LinuxSecurity.com: The venerable OpenVPN client has been given a mostly clean bill of health. Between December and February, a team led by Johns Hopkins University crypto-boffin Dr Matthew Green has been auditing OpenVPN 2.4's code. Original link
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Here's how Google is preparing Android for the AI-laden future

The future of Android will be a lot smarter, thanks to new programming tools that Google unveiled on Wednesday. The company announced TensorFlow Lite, a version of its machine learning framework that’s designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices, during the keynote address at its Google I/O developer conference. “TensorFlow Lite will leverage a new neural network API to tap into silicon-specific accelerators, and over time we ex...
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (Unabridged) - Timothy Snyder

Description The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Original link
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Coming Soon: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days

Stuck in the middle with them. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days , a top-down shooter featuring the slickest gangsters this side of the celluloid, is coming soon DRM-free on GOG.com.All you and your smartly-dressed partners wanted was to fill your little green bags with easy cash. But no heist ever goes as planned, unless you can rewind time, coordinate your moves, and take advantage of every single trick up your blood-stained sleeve. Come and pu...
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Gogoro and Bosch launch electric scooter-sharing service in Paris

Coup's service uses an app to reserve and rent scooters. Users can check a bike out, ride it to their destination and leave it parked and end their rental. It's like Car2Go , but with scooters. The pilot program that launched in Berlin last summer did so well, the fleet grew from the initial 200 to 1,000. Gogoro CEO Horace Luke sees Paris as a natural fit for the Coup and the Gogoro Smartscooter. "If you've ever been to Paris, you know it's...
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San Francisco’s diminutive delivery robots trundle into trouble

Why it matters to you The technology for these delivery robots is improving all the time, but it could still be a while before we find ourselves strolling alongside them on the sidewalk. The machines may be itching to get on with the robot apocalypse, but there are still folks out there keen to put up legislative barriers that may inadvertently delay the launch of the long-awaited uprising. While a growing number of cities have been green-l...
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The internet points out the many, many politicians who've had it worse than Donald Trump

Poor Trump. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Keith Wagstaff 2017-05-18 04:50:09 UTC Donald Trump has it bad. Nobody has it worse. Terrible. And he wants new graduates to know it. "Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media," Trump said in a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly." No p...
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Texas-Style BBQ Sauce

We love a barbecue sauce with all the right moves: ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire and brown sugar. —Sandy Klocinski, Summerville, South Carolina Original link
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Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row

According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enthusiast publication. In short, a once might industry is contracting at an alarming rate. A further harbinger of death is far simpler to understand. Swiss exports have fallen for the third year in a row. This hasn’t happened since 1930, in the depths of the Depres...
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How the Lights Have Gone Out For the People of Syria

dryriver shares an excerpt from a report via the BBC that shows what the impact of the Syrian war looks like from space: Six years of war in Syria have had a devastating effect on millions of its people. One of the most catastrophic impacts has been on the country's electricity network. Images from NASA, obtained by BBC Arabic, show clearly how the lights have gone out during the course of the conflict , leaving people to survive with littl...
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Google Lens brings AI smarts to your phone

IDG News Service | May 17, 2017 Google Lens uses artificial intelligence to figure out what's in a photo Original link
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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

Google said it has solved key problems with both augmented reality and its cousin, virtual reality, with a new standalone virtual reality headset and a way to navigate indoors using visual reference points as a sort of indoor GPS, called VPS. Google said it was working with both HTC and Lenovo to deliver the first standalone VR devices later this year, based on the Google Daydream technology. Google is working with Qualcomm on the new stand...
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I Bought a Pair of Overalls and Now I Will Never Wear Anything Else 

Real cool, stylish photo by Claire Lower. My “look”—if I even possess such a thing—is best described as equal parts “teenage dirtbag” and “someone who is allergic to pants.” My wardrobe is comprised of jeans, jeans that have been cut into shorts, t-shirts, flimsy dresses, and not much else. But a new garment has edged its way into my wardrobe—and heart—and it has changed my life for the better. I’m talking about my brand new bib overalls , ...
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The Virtual Life – Learning What It Means To Be Human In Prey

This week I'm talking all about Prey. No major spoilers but some minor ones about side quests. Talos-1, the space station Arkane's Prey takes place on, is a strikingly familiar place. If you've found yourself walking through Rapture or System Shock 2's Von Braun, a lot of Arkane's new RPG/action hybrid might feel like an old hat. All three games, after all, cover the same beats. You're being led through a fantastical environment filled with...
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Everything Google announced at its Google I/O keynote

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Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

Alphabet Inc’s ( GOOGL.O ) Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc’s ( AAPL.O ) iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple's Siri feature on its own devices. The announcement heralds a step by Google, whose Android system runs on the majority of the world's smartphones, to get a foothold on Apple's phones, which have smaller market share but are used by...
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Google Assistant for the iPhone is now available... in the US

Assistant is now available on the iPhone GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED that Assistant is now available on the iPhone.  We knew this was coming, and Google confirmed that Assistant has arrived on iOS - in the US only, for now - during its I/O keynote on Wednesday.  This is good news for iPhone users, but probably won't be welcomed by Siri. However, Apple's digital helper needn't be too worried, as Assistant will be more limited than its Android count...
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