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Aviva Rutkin / New Scientist:
Experimental Facebook face-recogniton software can discern identity with 83% accuracy even when faces are hidden   —  Facebook can recognise you in photos even if you're not looking  —  Thanks to the latest advances in computer vision, we now have machines that can pick you out of a line-up.
Jun 22, 2015, 7:35 PMIn context
Hal Hodson / New Scientist:
Hong Kong subway AI manages 10K workers doing 2600 weekly engineering tasks across the system   —  The AI boss that deploys Hong Kong's subway engineers  —  An algorithm schedules and manages the nightly engineering work on one of the world's best subway systems - and does it more efficiently than any human could
Jul 7, 2014, 8:00 AMIn context
Aviva Rutkin / New Scientist:
Facebook data scientists manipulated News Feeds of more than 600K users for one week, found emotions are contagious online   —  Even online, emotions can be contagious  —  BE CAREFUL you don't catch those Facebook blues.  Feelings, like viruses, can spread through online social networks.
Jun 28, 2014, 3:00 PMIn context
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Radio hackers reverse-engineer some NSA wireless spying tools   —  Hackers reverse-engineer NSA's leaked bugging devices  — For similar stories, visit the Crime and Forensics and US national issues Topic Guides  —  Using documents leaked by Edward Snowden, hackers have built bugs …
Jun 20, 2014, 9:55 AMIn context
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
The computer that never crashes   —  A revolutionary new computer based on the apparent chaos of nature can reprogram itself if it finds a fault  —  OUT of chaos, comes order.  A computer that mimics the apparent randomness found in nature can instantly recover from crashes by repairing corrupted data.
Feb 16, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Honeytrap reveals mass monitoring of downloaders   —  Anyone who has downloaded pirated music, video or ebooks using a BitTorrent client has probably had their IP address logged by copyright-enforcement authorities within 3 hours of doing so.  So say computer scientists who placed …
Sep 4, 2012, 2:45 PMIn context
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Kinect to watch your emotions and serve up ads   —  Online adverts are already tailored to your search and browsing history, but now Microsoft has plans to add emotions to the mix.  In a recently revealed patent application the company suggests that using its Kinect sensor to analyse your face …
Jun 13, 2012, 12:15 AMIn context
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Over-55s pick passwords twice as secure as teenagers'   —  People over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old.  That's according to the largest ever study of password security, which also found that most of us choose passwords that are less secure than security experts recommend.
Jun 2, 2012, 12:25 PMIn context
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
Touché brings touch control to everyday things   —  Forget smartphones or tablets - the future of touch control could be doorknobs, furniture or even your own body.  Researchers at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have created Touché, a system that can detect a variety of touch gestures on everyday objects.
May 5, 2012, 1:50 AMIn context
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Google ‘Seaview’ gives you underwater reef tour   —  Video: Explore underwater life with Google Seaview  —  An underwater variant of the Google Street View service will from today begin giving web users an unprecedented photographic tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef …
Feb 23, 2012, 6:50 PMIn context

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