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Google Is Pulling Its AI Tools And Software From Projects Dedicated To Fossil Fuel Extraction

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Google has announced it will no longer build custom AI or machine learning tools for oil and gas companies, after being singled out with Amazon and Microsoft in a report from Greenpeace. ... read more

Coronavirus: Apple And Google Launch Contact-tracing Software

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Apple and Google did not reveal which countries are set to use the API but it is believed it will be adopted by several US states, Latvia, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. ... read more

Mask Selfies Used Without Consent In Facial Recognition Software

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An investigation by CNET uncovered thousands of selfies depicting people wearing masks in public data sets found online . The images had been harvested directly from Instagram. ... read more

Apple Buys VR Company NextVR, Which Builds Software To Let People Attend Live

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Apple has acquired the virtual reality company NextVR in a deal reportedly worth around $100million. The purchase comes as the latest in a string of ... read more

The AI That Could Keep You Happy At Work: Ex-Google Team Reveal Software That 'nudges' Workers

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The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then 'nudges' workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives better. ... read more

Vizio Points To Outdated Chromecast Software As Potential Cause Of Streaming Problems With Disney

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After connectivity issues with the Disney during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced it's working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the service. ... read more

AI Researcher Had To Remove Basic Grammar Tools To Get Software To Understand

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The developers of a speech recognition bot assigned to analyze the public statements of politicians hit a major stumbling block when it tried to mak ... read more

New Facial Recognition Software Predicts You're A Criminal Based On Your

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The latest technological development appears to be an updated, "algorithmic phrenology," repackaging a dangerous idea for the 21st century ... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box. ... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use my W ... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the t ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8 ... read more

Whatever Happened To WordStar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.Whatever happened to WordStar ... read more

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