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How can we avoid coded bias in facial recognition tech?

Artificial intelligence researcher Joy Buolamwini explains why we should question the technology......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcMay 4th, 2021

Apple reports record $81.4 billion quarter despite chip shortages

Apple is one of several tech companies that have reported positive financial results this week, exceeding Wall Street expectations. The Cupertino company said it made $81.4 billion in the quarter ending in June, which is a 36 percent year-over-year i.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Daily Crunch: $150M Series D vaults search-as-a-service provider Algolia to $2.25B valuation

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

YouTube Channel "Tech Support Scams" Taken Offline By Tech Support Scam

The Tech Support Scams YouTube channel, operated by host and creator Jim Browning, was deleted after a tech support scam convinced Browning that the only way to secure his account was to delete it. The Register reports: "So to prove that anyone can b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Squire, a barbershop tech platform, triples its valuation (again) with Tiger Global

Squire is now a 175-person company with a tech platform used by over 2,000 shops across three continents. When co-founders Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant first began barbershop tech platform Squire in 2016, they leaned in: The duo bought a ba.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Squire, a Barbershop tech platform, triples its valuation (again) with Tiger Global

When co-founders Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant first began barbershop tech platform Squire in 2016, they leaned in quite literally: the duo bought a barbershop in Chelsea, New York to see first-hand how the business worked. For one year, the co-founde.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Best cheap Newegg deals for August 2021

Newegg is a hotspot for tech deals. We've rounded up the best sales on GPUs, gaming laptops, keyboards, wireless mice, and other great Newegg deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Man"s new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicine

Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs' world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It's time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine expert Leslie Lyons in a Forum published July 28.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

China Targets Mobile Pop-Ups in Latest Tech Crackdown

China ordered Tencent Holdings and 13 other developers to rectify problems related to pop-ups within their apps, adding to a wide-ranging crackdown on the country's tech sector. From a report: The companies must address the "harassing" pop-up windows.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Facebook suspends Oculus Quest 2 sales over skin irritation reports

Oculus announced a voluntary recall of the Quest 2 “in response to reports from a very small percentage of users who have experienced skin irritation where the foam portion of the facial interface rests on the skin.” The company writes that this.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Apple’s iPhone 12 powers tech giant to another blowout quarter

Apple’s iPhone has once again powered the tech giant to another blowout quarter, data released by the company this week revealed......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Face off for best ID checkers

The Glasgow Face Matching Test has been updated to find super-recognizers who can help prevent errors caused by face recognition software......»»

Category: softwareSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One

“Cozy futurism” reimagines tech for the greater good Alvaro Dominguez For decades, our vision of the future has been stuck in a 1960s-era dream of science fiction embodied by The Jetsons and space travel. But that i.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Solar-to-Hydrogen Water Splitter Outlasts Next Best Tech By 14x

Photochemical device can now operate for up to 100 days To split water into hydrogen on a large scale, we need technologies that are sustainable, efficient, scalable and durable. Using solar energy (or other renewable energy sources) to sp.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

A Farsighted look at Iron Man suits, VR and tech worth investing in (Farsighted Podcast, Ep. 7) - CNET

The Farsighted crew is joined by Adam Draper, founder of Boost VC, which invests in startups working on a real hoverboard and other technology straight out of science fiction......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  cnetRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tech Is Evolving for the Hybrid Employee Experience

While we’ve successfully replicated some aspects of the pre-2020 employee experience digitally, work remains to fully reimagine EX for the hybrid workplace. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Daily Crunch: No-code startup Bubble pops with $100 million Series A round

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5K

You may well recognize Cassie as the basis of Agility Robotics’ delivery bot, Digit. If you’ve been following the tech’s progression at all, however, you no doubt know that it started life as the ostrich-inspired Cassie. The robot is all legs a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Blossom Capital lures Alex Lim from Silicon Valley to join the European tech boom

Alex Lim, a British-born VC based in the Bay Area who invested in Hopin, UiPath, Discord, and many other unicorns has decided to up sticks and leave Sand Hill Road behind for Blossom Capital in London. Blossom is fast making a name for itself both in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Colvin raises €45M Series C led by Eurazeo to disrupt the cosy flowers industry

Something very interesting is going on with supply chains, and has been for a while. But it’s clear the pandemic has accelerated the trend. Tech startups are once again cutting out the middle man, but this time at the supply chain level. The opport.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tech giants" profits soar as pandemic boom continues

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft report soaring quarterly profits......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021