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Grown-Ass Men Denied Entry to Lego Playground, Say It"s a Human Rights Violation

Australia got its first Legoland Discovery Center this week in Melbourne, but some Lego fans aren’t too happy about it. A handful of adult men are pissed that the Playground area is restricted to children. And one is even threatening to file a huma.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoApr 21st, 2017

Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. Read More.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

Mom"s very NSFW text turned out to be super wholesome

Happy ass-eating season everyone! Grace, a 23-year-old working in advertising in Boston recently had an extremely awkward conversation with her mom when she accidentally texted her something very NSFW. Thankfully, things weren't as they immediately a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Verizon reportedly eyes spring 2018 as new launch date for TV streaming service

Continued negotiations over rights are reportedly stalling the service while competitors flourish. Verizon continues to have a rough time getting a streaming service off the ground so that it can compete with the likes of Dish's Sling TV,.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Google’s AVA dataset raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled dataset of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. If you’ve been following along, you’ve.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Google DeepMind: AI becomes more alien [Software]

Google's DeepMind says it has made another big advance in artificial intelligence by getting a machine to master the Chinese game of Go without help from human players. #Google #alphaGo #GO #AI #artificial intelligence #.....»»

Category: topSource:  planettechnewsRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Boeing Trade Action Misfires as Airbus Backs C Series

Airbus and Bombardier say their tie-up is strategic and not a response to Boeing’s price-dumping charges, but analysts believe the U.S. manufacturer miscalculated and drove the C Series into its rival’s hands. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer gene

Scientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in human cancers, particularly prostate cancers, and this work could help to deve.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu

In 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017,.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

Throat-reading voice ID system can’t be tricked by impressions or recordings

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a voice-reading security system that's able to identify who's speaking not just by what they say, but by how their throat moves when they say it. The post Throat-reading voice ID system can’t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

Propel Star Wars Battle Drones review

Love Star Wars? Love video games? Love drones? Then you’re going to love the Propel Star Wars Battle Drones. With details usually found only on collectibles, these Star Wars ships fly and dogfight with each other. Can you say, “Red Five standing.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 48 min. ago

The Mac mini isn’t dead yet, says Tim Cook

Cook responded to a customer e-mail to say that the Mac mini still has a future. The 2014 Mac Mini. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) More than 1,000 days have passed since Apple updated its Mac mini hardware. Since then, Apple has launched the Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 56 min. ago

Blue Origin just sent a jolt through the aerospace industry

"As Joe Biden would say, this is a BFD for the space industry." Enlarge / Frame from a short video of Blue Origin's hot fire engine test Wednesday. (credit: Blue Origin) New space company Blue Origin has spent the better part of this decade de.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

51 percent of tech experts say fake news can"t be fixed

With content peddlers Facebook and Google still struggling to combat fake news, especially during crises like the Las Vegas shooting, the proliferation of such false content might seem like an unstoppable flow. If that's your opinion, y.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News6 hr. 27 min. ago

Bizarre hybrid of a baby and a lion will give you the creeps

Ever wondered what would happen if a human and a lion shacked up? Well, here's your chance. An unknown artist from Pavia, Italy created this incredibly creepy silicone sculpture of a human mixed with a lion, featuring the body of a very hairy bab.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Discovery of 50km Cave Raises Hopes For Human Colonisation of Moon

New submitter Zorro shares a report: Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan's space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Uber constructed a life-sized fake city so its self-driving cars maybe won’t kill us all

It's no secret that Uber's ultimate end goal is to convert its fleet of human-driven on-demand chauffeurs to a fleet of AI-driven driverless taxis, but the race for true autonomous driving tech is still ongoing. Google, Tesla, Apple, and others are w.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News7 hr. 11 min. ago

Pew survey of 1,116 technologists and other experts: consensus that current environment is conducive to misinfo; 51% say things won"t improve over next decade (Laura Hazard Owen/Nieman Lab)

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: Pew survey of 1,116 technologists and other experts: consensus that current environment is conducive to misinfo; 51% say things won't improve over next decade  —  It can be nice to hear from experts (e.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated News7 hr. 11 min. ago

Google’s AlphaGo Zero AI quickly masters ancient board game with no human help

Google's DeepMind has just unveiled a newer, shinier, smarter version of AlphaGo called AlphaGo Zero, a program that quickly managed to master the ancient board game Go without any help from humans. The post Google’s AlphaGo Zero AI quickly mas.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Tony Fadell is back with a new VC firm – and he already has beef with Apple

Since spearheading the development of the iPod at Apple more than 15 years ago, Tony Fadell's career trajectory has been interesting to say the least. After leaving Apple in 2008, Fadell took some time off and slipped into tech obscurity, only to em.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

In 1911, three men struggled for five weeks through the Antarctic winter to collect penguin eggs

In 1911, three British explorers made a perilous 70-mile journey in the dead of the Antarctic winter to gather eggs from a penguin rookery in McMurdo Sound. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the three through perpet.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago