Techmeme

Results 1 - 10 of 13:

MIT Technology Review:
Free Android apps secretly connect to thousands of user tracking and ad sites   —  The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites  —  Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.
May 4, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
How the SuperVision algorithm, developed in 2012, marked the turning point in image recognition when machines surpassed humans   —  The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever  —  Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition …
Sep 11, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Yahoo researchers develop algorithm to find the most beautiful route, rather than the shortest   —  Forget the Shortest Route Across A City, New Algorithm Finds The Most Beautiful  —  If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use.
Jul 9, 2014, 4:05 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Dating Mining Reddit Posts Reveals How to Ask For a Favor—And Get it   —  There's a secret to asking strangers for something and getting it.  Now data scientists say they've discovered it by studying successful requests on the web  —  One of the more extraordinary phenomena on the internet …
May 27, 2014, 5:55 AMIn context
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Google identifies house numbers in Street View using a neural network for image recognition   —  How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View  —  Google can identify and transcribe all the views it has of street numbers in France in less than an hour, thanks to a neural network that's just as good as human operators.
Jan 7, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Liquid Metal Printer Lays Electronic Circuits on Paper, Plastic and Even Cotton   —  A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists.  Until now.  —  One of the dreams of makers the world over is to be able …
Nov 20, 2013, 7:10 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled   —  Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade.  But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more  —  Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world's first commercial computer capable …
Oct 22, 2013, 6:15 AMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
How Google Converted Language Translation Into a Problem of Vector Space Mathematics   —  To translate one language into another, find the linear transformation that maps one to the other.  Simple, say a team of Google engineers  —  Computer science is changing the nature of the translation …
Sep 30, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Security Flaw Shows Tor Anonymity Network Dominated by Botnet Command and Control Traffic   —  The Tor anonymity network is championed as a tool for freedom of speech and anonymity.  But the reality is depressingly different, say Internet researchers who have analysed the network's traffic using a security flaw.
Sep 11, 2013, 11:55 PMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Edit Wars Reveal The 10 Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia   —  An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures  —  Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia that anybody can edit, is one of the more extraordinary collective efforts of the crowd.
Jul 18, 2013, 6:50 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Helping homeless parents forge their futures  —  Meet the Detroit nonprofit that's inspiring employees through on-the-job education and training.
eero:
“The eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of products”  —  See what TechCrunch had to say about the 2nd generation of eero WiFi systems.
Zoho:
18 Pro Tips to Growth Hack your E-commerce Business  —  It wasn't so long ago, in 2010, when Sean Ellis coined the term “growth hacking.”  He was the man most companies in the Silicon Valley turned to when they needed to scale their businesses.
Vantiv:
Join us for a webinar on Deploying payments technology in the cloud: Debunk the myths!  —  Tune in for a panel discussion hosted by Vantiv in collaboration with Microsoft where experts will be discussing the benefits …
Worldpay:
Ever imagine how payments on a VR headset work?  —  Check out our demo here.