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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and are using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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Israeli startup says its new software would have prevented Tesla hack

Karamba Security announced a new product for connected and autonomous vehicles that performs in-memory software authentication that it claims would have prevented a Tesla hack demonstrated last week by Chinese security experts.

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This autonomous tractor is a four-wheeled farmer

New Holland's autonomous tractor can work round-the-clock and be controlled remotely through a tablet or desktop computer.

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Want to live on Mars with 1M of your closest friends?

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, envisions the day when there is a working, thriving, self-sustaining civilization of a million people on Mars.

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

AMD and Qualcomm this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Nvidia teases Volta GPU in next-gen Xavier self-driving car computer

Nvidia's current Pascal GPUs are generating a lot of enthusiasm, but its successor, the Volta GPU architecture, is on its way next year, and there's a lot to be excited about.

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Aetna to give away 50K Apple Watches to its employees, subsidize others for customers

Health insurer Aetna said it plans to give employees 50,000 free Apple Watches and subsidize the cost of the mobile device for a select number of its largest customers in an effort to bolster its analytics-based mobile wellness and...

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Make a Wi-Fi gadget with a $9.99 Orange Pi development board

If you want to fashion a smart gadget, robot or drone with wireless capabilities on the cheap, a $9.99 development board from Orange Pi will help you reach that goal.

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SAP buys startup Plat.One, part of $2B IoT investment

SAP has bought IoT startup Plat.One, marking the start of a plan to invest US$2 billion in the internet of things over the next five years.

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Bringing IoT data into public clouds is getting easier

Two companies moved to help enterprises adapt their IoT data for popular cloud services. OSIsoft introduced its PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure, and Particle announced a custom integration with Google Cloud Platform.

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63% off Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Power Bank - Deal Alert

Make sure you and your loved ones can get home when stranded. This will jump your 3L gas or 2.5L diesel vehicle engine around fifteen times on a single charge. Also includes USB ports for mobile device charging.

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Audi, BMW and Daimler partner with tech firms to drive 5G into cars

Three of Germany's biggest automakers have partnered with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to form the “5G Automotive Association” to develop and promote next-gen vehicle communications.

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Apple Watch Series 2 review: It’s time to jump in

I thought I'd share my thoughts after using the new Apple Watch Series 2 for a week or so.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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GE, Bosch and open source could bring more IoT tools

Partnerships that could shape the internet of things for years are being forged just as enterprises fit IoT into their long-term plans. No one vendor can meet the diverse IoT needs of all those users, so they're joining forces and...

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to run its data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company’s worldwide production, licensing and logistic centers already run off 100% renewable energy.

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Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of artificial intelligence, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

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Armies of hacked IoT devices launch unprecedented DDoS attacks

The botnets made up of compromised IoT devices are now capable of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks of unprecedented scale.

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