The CIA is developing AI to advance data collection and analysis capabilities. These technologies are, and will continue to be, used for social media data. INFORMATION IS KEY The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) requires large quantities of data, collected from a variety of sources, i...
On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the Presidential election were trickling in, and the Hayeses, who had been spending the evening in their parlor, in Columbus, Ohio, were dismayed. Hayes himself remained up un...
After Charlottesville, Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right have become a lot less welcome on the web. So they’re building their own. The social network Gab.ai started in August 2016, three months before the world changed. The timing was not a coincidence. Founded in San Mateo, California,...
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Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick. The computer automatically sources and processes associated words and images required for the novel mind reading card tric...
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  Are you a liar? You bet you are but the real you is emerging through your online activities. What Big Data knows about the real you. There are things about which we all lie. We lie about our innermost hopes, fears and desires. We lie to our friends, spouses, doctors, pollsters, even to oursel...
Google is killing the 'Google Now' name but improving the underlying functionality to make it more controllable, engaging -- and searchable. Google Now was launched at Google I/O in June 2012. It was part of a package of updates and UI changes for mobile search, which included a femal...
Short Bytes: Is there are a difference between internet speed and internet bandwidth? Yes, there is. Internet bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that can pass through a network link in a given time and internet speed is the actual data that passes through. It gets affected by various ...
Also, internet usage is on track to pass 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes by then. Five years from now, there will be more machines talking to one another than people using smartphones, tablets and laptops, according to Cisco's annual internet forecast. Machine-to-machine communication, also...
The internet today is driven by smartphones, tablets, and personal computers: devices that deliver information for human consumption. In five years, those devices will be in the minority, outnumbered by machines designed to communicate with one another in “smart” homes, offices, cities, and cars...
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An infrared image of 47 Tucanae, a dense globular cluster of stars located roughly 16,000 light years from Earth. A new study has predicted that a black hole lies at its center. (2MASS / T. Jarrett) A new method could help scientists peer inside universe’s densest star clusters to find undiscovere...
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A full moon phorographed from Argentina Do not be alarmed if you find yourself struggling to fall asleep tonight, for there could be a perfectly scientific reason for your insomnia. Hovering outside your window will be the biggest and brightest moon the planet has seen since January 1948 - a sc...
In April, a photograph of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o taken at a Miu Miu fashion show three years ago began recirculating online. Their friendly body language and chic clothes (Rihanna wore thigh-highs, fur and leather; Lupita a plum jacket with a jeweled collar) caught the imagination of the inte...
Scientists at McGill University have published a new theory stating that not all of the Earth's crust was formed from the inside out, but some of it fell from the atmosphere. (Shutterstock) Scientists at Montreal's McGill University have added to the common theory about how the Earth's crust was cre...
  • Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:18
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California State University, Fullerton physics faculty and the student researchers witnessed the space –time vibrations which are prominently known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of mammoth black holes, this might upshot in total deep darkness weighing as much as 49 suns which is...
Wearable technology has been around just as long as the portable listening device, but originally in the form of a wristband that only told you how many steps you had taken that day; but not very accurately. With the invention of the smartphone, we now have Bluetooth enabled bands that can monitor o...
According to Mary Meeker’s evaluation of internet trends report, the Indian market is showing a major hike in internet usage, thanks to low-cost data. If there is one research report entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers, and corporate aficionados await with great anticipation, it is Mary Me...
The Hubble Telescope recently celebrated its 26th birthday, and in those years it has given us an incredible look at the vast world we live in. Case in point: a rare peek at a dying star. From 2002 to 2006, Hubble captured close-up images of an enormous star named V838 Moncerotis, which si...
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(CNN)In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe. Given the fact that Proxima b i...
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The human brain is a weird thing. It has incredible processing power and storage capacity, it can handle a huge amount of sensory input at once, and it not only makes us who we are, but it keeps us going, too. Unfortunately, it's not entirely perfect and full of technical glitches, storage issues, a...
Artist's concept of the super-Earth GJ 625 b and its star, GJ 625Gabriel Pérez, SMM IAC Astronomers have found a new "super-Earth" circling an M-dwarf star, and it could be habitable. The dwarf star, designated as GJ 625, is around 21 light years away from our solar system and is around 1...
Samsung may soon start selling a brand new version of the wildly popular Galaxy S8. But don’t get too excited about it, because the new model apparently won’t offer any real improvements. An alleged press render of a rose gold Galaxy S8 handset was obtained by PriceRaja showing Samsung...
The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a long time, but coming up with evidence to support the theory has been hard to come by. Now, researchers have discovered something in space that they can...
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SCIENTISTS have managed to prove that event horizons of a black hole are real and that matter disappears when it crosses such a point. Black holes DO have event horizons which devour EVERYTHING around them Once matter crosses the event horizon of a black hole it is unable to escape, according to bof...
Danish startup Ulzard Technologies IVS is developing a path-breaking AI called pix2code that may require no human effort to write codes for software. The AI is self-programmed to build software codes based on just screenshots. Unlike a manual coder who writes code for application from scratch, users...
A “CATASTROPHIC” collision between space debris which could irradiate satellite-reliant technology on Earth is now extremely probable. There is now believed to be an astonishing 170 million pieces of space debris floating in Earth’s upper atmosphere, but only 22,000 are being tracked. The prob...
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