UBC scientist develops viable model for time machine
A US scientist has developed a mathematical model for a viable time machine – an advance that could bring stuff of popular science-fiction closer to reality. Using math and physics, Ben Tippett, from University of British Columbia in Canada, has created a formula that describes a method for time travel. “People think of time travel as something as fiction. And we tend to think its not possible because we dont actually do it. But, mathematically, it is possible,” said Tippett. E...
Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees
 Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that’s just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app’s machine learning algorithms will get busy crunching your spending data so the bear can warn you about pending transactions which might push you into the red and incur an expensive bank penalty. Read More ...
Internet Archive will ignore robots.txt files to maintain an accurate historical record
The Internet Archive will no longer conform to instructions laid out in robots.txt files, as their calibration toward search engines is causing certain sites to be rendered inaccessible. The post Internet Archive will ignore robots.txt files to maintain an accurate historical record appeared first on Digital Trends.
Try this: Emulate early Apple Macintosh software in your browser
Mondays are unquestionably rough, but the Internet Archive is making this particular Monday a little more exciting. The Internet Archive announced today that it has added emulation for early Macintosh software to its library. This means that you can spend your day as if you were still living in the 1980s, exploring some of the earliest operating systems Apple ever … Continue reading...
How computing will change amid challenges to Moore’s Law
 We are in the midst of a true inflection point in computing and the very way we interface with technology daily is changing. The rapid inclusion of embedded sensors and internet connectivity is turning most of the appliances we use into “smart devices” that can respond to our voice commands, while generating masses of data that is in turn analyzed in edge-of-network hub computers… Read More ...
CNC milling machine perfectly cuts pieces from the comfort of your desktop
The MicroMill is a 3-axis CNC milling machine for your desktop, currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter. The best bit? Despite its high-quality cutting skills, its footprint is the size of a sheet of A4 paper. The post CNC milling machine perfectly cuts pieces from the comfort of your desktop appeared first on Digital Trends....
Elmodis raises a $4.9M round to find the soul of a new machine
 Like the boy in Iron Giant, Elmodis watches massive machines to ensure they don’t break or, worse, hurt people. The company recently raised $4.9 million to manage this task in addition to their $250,000 in seed capital from Innovation Nest in Poland. The founders, Artur Hanc and Marcin Swiech, created a “novel way of monitoring machines,” said Swiech. “The technology… Read More ...
Western Digital G-DRIVE USB-C bring 10TB storage to MacBooks
The new MacBooks, especially the new MacBook Pros, are probably the most controversial MacBooks yet. The smaller models ditched all but one USB-C port while the Pros ditched all ports in favor of all Thunderbolt 3’s. That said, the decision had one positive side effect on the computing industry as a whole. More and more accessory and peripheral makers are … Continue reading...
Google’s new machine learning model can harness the processing power of your phone to improve AI
Google’s new machine learning algorithm harnesses the processing power of your smartphone to improve algorithms and save on data consumption by intelligent virtual assistants and the like. Using a process called Federated Learning (FL), Google claims that they can “collaboratively share a prediction model while keeping training data on the device.” It might sound complicated, but it’s actually a simple, well thought-out solution to a problem that’s been haunting mac...
Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro
 Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles up with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing. Read More ...
French presidential candidate Macron talks tough on tech firms over terrorism
 French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has become the latest high profile European politician to threaten U.S. tech companies over their use of end-to-end encryption, and for how digital platforms enable the spread of terrorist propaganda online. Read More ...
LaptopMag says Apple no longer the top brand
Purchasing Apple devices has always been as much about lifestyle choices as it is a technical one. Even when there might be better alternatives available, consumers still flock to Apple partly because of the strength of its brand. That holding power, however, might be fading in the laptop market. At least if LaptopMag is to be believed. According to its … Continue reading...
Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT ‘cowboys’ ride into sunset
Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides his time between his family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren – and helping U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns. Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when computers took up entire rooms and programmers used punch cards, is a member of a dwindling community of IT veterans who specialize in a vintage programming language called COBOL. The Common Business-Oriented Language was developed nearly ...
Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT ‘cowboys’ ride into sunset
Bill Hinshaw is not a typical 75-year-old. He divides his time between his family – he has 32 grandchildren and great-grandchildren – and helping U.S. companies avert crippling computer meltdowns. Hinshaw, who got into programming in the 1960s when computers took up entire rooms and programmers used punch cards, is a member of a dwindling community of IT veterans who specialize in a vintage programming language called COBOL. The Common Business-Oriented Language was developed nearly ...
Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker
 Google’s DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn’t replace TensorFlow, it’s simply a higher-level library that meshes well with DeepMind’s internal best-practices for research. Specifically, DeepMind says in its blog post that the library is optimized to make it easier to switch between… Read More ...
Sidhpur Part II: The place beyond the pines
We left Zen Valley with an intention to indulge ourselves in some serious trekking. We could see the mountains on the horizon and very soon, after crossing the village of Khanyara, we found ourselves gaining altitude and looking down upon the valley. This is not a formal trail frequented by trekkers and has no fixed name. However, from what we could gather, these are as not far from the Triund trek, something I’ve already done twice. The direction was the same, so I could probably meet t...
MacBook Air 13-inch gets a big price cut, is now $799 new
If you dream of owning a MacBook Air, now is as good a time as any to pick one up. While used and refurbished models are still the cheapest options, nothing beats buying new, and that makes Best Buy’s recent price cut a great incentive. The retailer recently slashed the 13-inch MacBook Air’s price down to $799 USD, and that’s … Continue reading...
Carjojo uses natural language to find a new car
 Carjojo’s latest update brings some big changes to its Edge2Edge machine learning technology. The service has allowed users to search for and buy a new car since going live in November 2016, but new features make it easier to search every. single. car. on dealership lots right now — about 4 million on any given day, according to the Carjojo press release. The first improvement… Read More ...
F-Secure buys Little Flocker to upgrade its Mac security play
 Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski revealed he was joining Apple earlier this month, and now it turns out his Mac security app, Little Flocker, has gone awol because it’s joining F-Secure. Read More ...
Apple may breathe new life into its much-missed MagSafe connector
Miss Apple's MagSafe connector? Its absence from the latest MacBook Pro disappointed many, but a new patent filed by the Cupertino-based company suggests it could reintroduce it in a slightly different form. The post Apple may breathe new life into its much-missed MagSafe connector appeared first on Digital Trends.