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London Police Deploy Controversial Facial Recognition Cameras
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:11:54 +0000

London's Metropolitan Police Service has deployed live facial recognition technology at multiple points around the city. Signs will alert people that facial recognition is in use, but the cameras will scan crowds indiscriminately in search of wanted individuals.

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ET Weekend Deals: $200 off MacBook Air, Extra $100 off 65-inch Vizio M-Series, Roku Premiere only $29
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:59:52 +0000

If you're a fan of Apple products then today is your lucky day. Amazon is offering Apple's MacBook Air with a significant discounts. There also some well priced TVs you can buy to get ready for next week's big football game.

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Scientists Still Mystified by Physics-Defying Particles in Antarctica
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:08:04 +0000

Highly sensitive instruments in Antarctica have been detecting extremely energetic particles emerging from the icy surface, and the Standard Model says that shouldn't happen.

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Sonos’ Frantic Flailing Illustrates the Stupidity of Smart Tech
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:46:33 +0000

Sonos is attempting to clarify its recent policies on legacy equipment after widespread unhappiness from its customer base. There are genuine advantages to using technology too stupid to stop being "smart."

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23andMe Cuts 100 Jobs as DNA Privacy Concerns Mount
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:01:30 +0000
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule, illustration.

CEO Anne Wojcicki confirms the company is laying off 100 people, or about 14 percent of its workforce. She speculates privacy concerns are the driving force behind the company's declining sales. 

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AWS, Microsoft, Cisco. For $39, You Get Certification Training in IT’s Most Popular Systems
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:00:39 +0000

Prep to validate your skills in IT's top systems and tools.

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Siri for Self-Drive Cars: Genius or Patenting the Obvious?
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:28:45 +0000

Apple wants Siri to be the 'navigation manager' for your car. It would find the very best parking space, or what Siri believes is the best Mediterranean cuisine, using hand, eye and phone gestures, plus voice.

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Intel May Have Pulled PCIe 4.0 Support for Comet Lake
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:35:37 +0000

Intel is rumored to have considered, but decided against, deploying PCIe 4.0 on its upcoming Comet Lake desktop refresh. As always, take with a grain of salt.

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Microsoft Shows Off UI Designs for Dual-Screen Windows 10X
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:35:27 +0000

Microsoft has published detailed guidelines for how to design effective apps for foldable PCs and tablets. Google dropped the ball when it came to Android tablet support; hopefully, Microsoft will do better.

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MIT Uses AI to Create Updated Street Maps from Satellite Imagery
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:30:13 +0000

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) have combined two neural network models to generate more accurate GPS maps with easily accessible satellite images. 

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