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Alleged CIA Hacking Kit Published; Danish Watchdog Calls Out Google

Posted March 7th, 2017 at 12:59 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Trove Alleging Wide-scale Hacking Thousands of documents, allegedly from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, have been dumped on the internet, purportedly exposing the agency’s massive trove of hacking tools. The documents were published by WikiLeaks, though it is unclear how the group gained access to them. The dump includes […]

Stephen Hawking Warns of AI Risks; India Suffers Massive Cyberattack

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be ‘Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity’ Renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking again warned against the dangers of advancements in artificial intelligence. Speaking at the launch of The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) in Cambridge, England, Hawking said more advanced AI could lead to […]

New Memory Chips Emulate Human Brain; Browsing the Ad-blocked Web

Posted January 20th, 2016 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Memory That Learns Could Help Tomorrow’s Intelligent Computers Researchers at New Mexico-based start-up Knowm are working on a new generation of computer chips that can emulate more closely the way the human brain works. While existing chips can store a lot of information, the new breed, called memristors, can help artificial intelligence […]

Hawking’s Voice; Google in Africa; Bitcoin Split?

Posted August 18th, 2015 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Stephen Hawking’s Voice Now Available as Open Source Software Intel is making astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s distinctive voice available to the public for free. The technology developed for Hawking, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is called the Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT). Intel will now make the source code open for people to […]

Hacking Sony; Stephen Hawking; Browser Wars

Posted December 2nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm (UTC-5)
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Today in Tech Sightings: How Intel Helped Stephen Hawking Communicate With the World Celebrated astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge, suffers from a degenerative motor neuron disease that has made it impossible for him to communicate with the world without the aid of technology. Now, Intel has […]