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Brian Barrett / Wired:
Intel demos Foverus, a new way to build 3D chips by stacking logic chips atop one another, with a new power delivery process, without sacrificing performance   —  THE COMPANIES THAT make processors have a long-held obsession with getting smaller.  The famous—and increasingly obsolete …
Dec 12, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Amazon robots caused bear repellent explosions both in 2018, when one punctured a can and hospitalized dozens, and 2015, when another ran over a can in Texas   —  Two dozen Amazon warehouse employees in New Jersey were hospitalized Wednesday, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured …
Dec 8, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Microsoft steps up calls for regulation of facial recognition tech; research group AI Now stresses urgency for companies to open their AI algorithms to auditing   —  AFTER A HELLISH year of tech scandals, even government-averse executives have started professing their openness to legislation.
Dec 7, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Wired:
Behind EyeDetect, a controversial eye-scanning lie detector powered by a proprietary algorithm that its makers claim has 86% accuracy, higher than the polygraph   —  SITTING IN FRONT of a Converus EyeDetect station, it's impossible not to think of Blade Runner.
Dec 5, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers: next gen Rowhammer attacks can target ECC memory previously thought to be impervious, potentially increasing scope of attack to servers and routers   —  THE DATA THEFT technique called “Rowhammer” has fascinated and worried the cybersecurity community for years now …
Nov 26, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context
Paris Martineau / Wired:
A look at the burgeoning industry of influencer marketing, where brands routinely shell out $60K+ for video reviews, or $85K+ to publicly disparage competitors   —  WHEN SAHARA LOTTI started her lash extensions company, Lashify, in 2017, she didn't know what she was getting herself into.
Nov 23, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
As AI-building frameworks get open-sourced, DIY tinkerers use them for tasks like identifying plant diseases, automating dry-cleaning, making art, and more   —  IN LATE WINTER of 1975, a scrap of paper started appearing on bulletin boards around the San Francisco Peninsula.
Nov 20, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Profile of former chief AI scientist at Google Cloud Fei-Fei Li, a Stanford professor and co-founder of AI4All nonprofit, which aims to make AI more inclusive   —  SOMETIME AROUND 1 am on a warm night last June, Fei-Fei Li was sitting in her pajamas in a Washington, DC, hotel room, practicing a speech she would give in a few hours.
Nov 18, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: stunning screen and a decent update to the Studio's internals, except for an outdated CPU and no Thunderbolt 3   —  Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 has everything you ever wanted in a creative desktop, and costs more than you probably ever wanted to spend.
Nov 15, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
How a DARPA program is developing recovery tools that aim to restore power to an electric grid after a cyberattack   —  IN HIS YEARS-LONG career developing software for power grids, Stan McHann had never before heard the ominous noise that rang out last Wednesday.
Nov 15, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context

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