Tech & Security - page 18

What’s wrong with Facebook’s new strategy?

What’s wrong with Facebook’s new strategy?

2018 was the most difficult year for Facebook. Now, the company has announced a complete overhaul of its confidentiality and safety policies. This is not about customer experience - it’s a last-ditch effort to save the company
VR will help train soldiers

VR will help train soldiers

Virtual reality is most often associated with computer games, which is a shame, because this technology has some very important applications. For example, VR can be used to prepare military personnel for combat.
World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Built in Norway

World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Built in Norway

It seems that timber, as a construction material, has become a thing of the distant past. Norwegians, however, obviously do not think so, and to prove it, they have built the tallest wooden building in the world.

GauGAN neural network will transform your bad drawings into masterpieces

This isn’t the first time scientists are exploring artificial intelligence for improving photographs or creating portraits and still life paintings, but the GauGAN neural network is much more advanced than the others. This development offers startling possibilities.

Scientists have created a security system for pacemakers

Hackers can break into any device, including a pacemaker. The scientists at Purdue University have developed a device to avert any potential danger from patients.

Neural network creates work of art, to be sold at auction

A particularly curious lot will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London today: an artwork created by artificial intelligence. The estimated price of the exhibit makes it competitive with the finest paintings created by history’s greatest artists.

The Darknet

The Darknet is a part of the Internet that is not accessible to regular users. Essentially, it is a hidden network established by trusted peers (participants) using unconventional ports and protocols, thus...

A horizontal skyscraper is nearing completing in China

The building designed by outstanding architect Moshe Safdie, will be located near the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze rivers. Since ancient times, they have been used by merchant ships, so the complex will symbolise ships’ sails.\n

Cars learn to understand human signals

Waymo experts have taught their driverless cars a lot: not only can they understand signals made by other vehicles, but they can also follow directions from traffic police.

Social engineering

Social engineering is a set of psychological techniques used to gain access to information. It is often incorrectly assumed that social engineering is used exclusively in cyber fraud and other illegal...

The effectiveness of pedestrian detection systems has been proven by testing

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested in practice the effectiveness of pedestrian detection systems in vehicles with a built-in automatic driving function. You can see the results on the video.\n

Shell and Alphabet to build flying power plant

News has just come in about plans to build a power station with wind generators in Norway. The project will be implemented by Shell and Makani, a subsidiary of Alphabet. Construction will be completed within two years. \n

Nanotechnology: making thinner jewelry

What is nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is a combination of many scientific disciplines, which include physics, chemistry, biology, and others. The prefix «nano» means one billionth of a part of something....

Artificial intelligence has learned to generate human faces

The word combination "neural network" has become quite fashionable, but most people only know in theory what it stands for. Site, created to work with the StyleGAN neural network, is a pleasant exception.

Open government: what data the state is ready to disclose?

Governments of different countries are increasingly coming to the practice of more open management and providing more and more data on the work of departments. Nevertheless, to what extent are the authorities really ready to share information with the public? Moreover, where is the boundary between security, data protection, freedom of information and the interests of citizens?
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