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1Password releases version 7 for macOS

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 3:18 pm. PT Written by Shawn King The Sweet Setup: 1Password is one of the macOS apps I rely on most. I’ve been a 1Password Families subscriber since day one, and I am not sure I’d enjoy using a computer, tablet, or smartphone without it. Between passwords, credit card information, and more, it has become an essential element of my day-to-day workflows. In addition to checking for hacked websites and finding weak and…

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​Samsung expands AI centres to UK, Canada, Russia

Samsung Electronics will open three new AI research centres abroad, the company has announced. Samsung Research, the South Korea tech giant’s research division for end-products, will establish centres this month in Cambridge in the UK, Toronto in Canada, and Moscow, Russia, it said. The company already has AI centers in Seoul and Silicon Valley, which opened in November and January, respectively. Samsung wants to expand the number of advanced AI researchers to 1,000 globally by 2020. The Cambridge centre will…

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Oops! FBI Inflated the Number of Encrypted Devices It Can’t Access | News & Opinion

For the past several months, the FBI has been claiming that encryption has prevented the agency from accessing around 7,000 mobile devices connected to various crimes. But it turns out that number is very wrong. On Tuesday, the FBI told PCMag that a programming error resulted in a “significant overcounting” of the encrypted devices. “The FBI is currently conducting an in-depth review of how this over-counting previously occurred,” the agency said in a statement. The news was first reported by…

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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By Police, And People Are Worried

The tech giant offered it to anyone who wanted to integrate it into their own applications at a low cost through its third-party computing division, Amazon Web Services. Amazon touted Rekognition’s ability to search in real time, recognize celebrities, make out text in images, and conduct an analysis of things like movements within a video frame to tell whether someone was entering or exiting a building. Amazon has also bragged that the tech can quickly scan information it collects against…

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Amazon Alexa now lets users change appointments via voice controls

Amazon’s Alexa will now allow users to change calendar appointments through voice commands. With the new functionality, users can tell say “Alexa, move my meeting at 10am to tomorrow at 12pm” and Alexa will take care of the rest. Alternatively, if both participants have shared their availability with one another, saying “Alexa, schedule a meeting with [name]” will have the assistant suggest a new time based on each person’s schedule. participants. The features have begun rolling out to U.S. users,…

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Parks Canada put remote wilderness on Google Street View one hike at a time

It wasn’t your usual hike along the trails near Lake Louise, Alta. for Jeff Bollingbroke, media officer at Parks Canada, on which he got an up close and personal view with a porcupine. He looked at it. It looked at him. “We had a couple of minutes eyeballing each other,” he says. “I hadn’t really seen a porcupine up close before. So it was amazing to record that in 360 degrees.” When that porcupine looked at Bollingbroke, it may have…

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Microsoft partners with Accenture and Avanade to build vertical AI services

Microsoft is partnering with Accenture and Avanade to build custom AI services tailored for customers in specific industry verticals. The partnership, announced May 22, builds on custom virtual-support agents that Microsoft has been developing for customers like HP and Macy’s. That custom agent work, which Microsoft dubbed “Dynamics 365 AI solutions,” doesn’t have anything to do with Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM/ERP offerings. (I’m guessing Microsoft went with the Dynamics 365 branding for this because Dynamics is about customer support.) Microsoft…

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Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the agency disclosed for the first time. New details about the discovery of the San Jose were released on Monday with permission from the agencies involved in the search, including the Colombian government. “We’ve been holding…

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Former Uber engineer sues for sexual harassment

Image copyright Carl Court / Getty Images Image caption Uber is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee A former Uber engineer is suing the firm for sexual harassment days after it changed its policy allowing employees to take it to court. Ex-employee Ingrid Avendano claims to have experienced sexual harassment, pay inequity and racial discrimination while working at Uber. The new policy introduced last week overhauls the way Uber addresses US sexual harassment and assault claims. News…

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