Apple working on dedicated AI chip for iOS devices, report says

May 27, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Apple’s reportedly working on a new kind of chip potentially for future iOS devices that’ll be used just for processing AI, Bloomberg reports. SEE ALSO: New leaked photos reportedly reveal the final design of the iPhone 8 Bloomberg says the chip’s called the Apple Neural Engine internally, and could be used for “offloading facial recognition in the photos application, some parts of speech recognition, and the iPhones predictive keyboard to …

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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

May 26, 2017

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

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Kit Harington Rips Into Donald Trump & Sean Penn!

May 25, 2017

… Obviously Kit has some strong political views, and it’s refreshing that he’s not afraid to speak on them. He’s totally right about Trump! [Image via WENN.] Related Stories CBO Says Republican Health Care Bill Will Split Country In 3! Donald Trump Finally Got His Hand-Holding Photo With Melania, But Why Does Something Feel So Off About It? Donald Trump’s SoHo Hotel Planning Layoffs Amid Post-Election Business Slump! Sad! Billy Bush Still Hasnt Talked To Donald …

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Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

… over the levels of personal debt among working households. Warnings The City regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – has warned of an acceleration in consumer borrowing, such as loans, overdrafts, credit card debt and car finance. This echoes concerns raised by the Bank of England. Image copyright PA Image caption Car sales have boomed in recent years The FCA is already conducting is own inquiry into overdrafts, door-to-door lending and other forms of loans. …

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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust – BBC News

May 22, 2017

… himself. She said he had told her in a text earlier that week he was “in hell”. Image copyright Lowe family Image caption Melanie Lowe died in 2016 At the inquest last November, the coroner heard evidence of a catalogue of mistakes. Lawyer Rachel Codd, representing Ms Lowe’s family, said she had tried to abscond twice while on constant watch, but the locum psychiatrist who reassessed her upon admission did not have access to the observation notes. She added: “It …

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

May 21, 2017

Dave Burke, Google Vice President of Engineering for Android, speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference.Image: Getty Images/ Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android. Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

May 21, 2017

Tim Cook might already have access to a next-level Apple Watch feature.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first to tell you he loves the Apple Watch and its health tracking capabilities. So if there’s anyone who would serve as a high-profile guinea pig for a breakthrough new feature for the device, Cook’s a top candidate. Which is why it may come as no surprise that Cook has been spotted out and around on Apple’s campus sporting a …

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Are hackers working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz?

May 20, 2017

Ain't that rich?Image: Getty Images When it comes to online currency, lulz just might outvalue Bitcoin. A unknown group of hackers is working behind the scenes to restart the ransomware WannaCry, and one security expert believes the culprits this time around aren’t who you think. And neither is their motivation. SEE ALSO: It won’t be easy for WannaCry hackers to get their cash Contrary to what you might expect, it appears not to be the initial group responsible for WannaCry …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 20, 2017

Image: Getty Images Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report,#StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores based on ratings …

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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot… sweaty… dirty – women did not want the …

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 20, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Reports of incidents at Tesla’s Fremont, …

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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / issaro prakalung In John Olivers recent segment urging viewers to stand up for net neutrality, the late-night comedian lamented the challenge of building public support for a seemingly obscure issue. Net neutrality the concept that Internet access should be equal and accessible for all is objectively boring, Oliver says. While I disagree, Oliver has a point. Net neutrality can seem like a woolly issue. Explanations tend to cite the Communications Act of 1934 arcane …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

… Street‘s work in Afghanistan on empowering young girls, its partnership with the IRC to educate refugee children, and work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote health and hygiene in India as examples of programs in part funded by ventures like Sesame Place. Grover rides a rollercoaster at the original Sesame Place. Image: sesame workshop All of the things that we do that generate income in these different areas help support all of that work all over the …

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …

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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

May 19, 2017

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being heard. SEE ALSO: This blind Apple …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? To find an answer, I …

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Better hair representation could be coming to our emoji keyboards soon

May 18, 2017

Image: Mashable composite/ Emojipedia Our hair is a big part of our identities. But when it comes to finding an emoji that represents us, there aren’t that many options to choose from. There’s some hope on the horizon. The Unicode Technical Committee just added emoji for curly hair, white hair, red hair, and baldness as candidates for 2018’s Unicode release. If accepted, they could be added to our emoji keyboards mid-2018. SEE ALSO: A redhead emoji is finally in the cards …

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Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

May 18, 2017

… the future. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

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Girlguiding overhauls badges to help girls ‘thrive’ – BBC News

May 18, 2017

Image copyright Girlguiding Image caption Air Mechanic badge was one of the earliest available Girlguiding might be more famous for less adventurous badges like Homemaker and Hostess but they also have a long tradition of groundbreaking badges, including: Image copyright Girlguiding Image caption Gymnast Beth Tweddle and Cece, a Brownie, have different goals in terms of new badges Sophie, 20, wanted a Video Journalist badge: “It would give girls the opportunity to learn …

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Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

May 18, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable Is it OK to be a virgin? Is it OK to experiment with other guys? Is it OK to be the little spoon in bed? These are just some of the questions that men ask themselves and Google when no one is looking, according to a new ad from Axe that aims to help “break the cycle of toxic masculinity.” SEE ALSO: 6 ways to survive bullying and feel good about yourself Don’t spit out your coffee just yet. Yes, this is the same Axe that once relished …

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General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘can’t see Labour winning’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

… task,” Politico quoted him as saying. “He’s got now just under four weeks to try to see if you can break through that Image and it’s going to be a very, very difficult task…whether that breakthrough can happen, we’ll wait and see. “I’m not optimistic, but we’ll wait and see.” Manifesto at-a-glance: Key points Reality Check: Who’ll pay more in tax? How does manifesto differ from draft? He added: “People like me are always …

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‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

… heart disease, strokes and heart failure than people of normal weight. Image copyright Getty Images This makes it difficult for scientists to see how clear-cut the conclusions are or gauge how big any increased risks of ill-health might be. Does everyone agree? Other studies suggest it might just be possible to be fat and have the right genes, for example, to remain fit. For example research published in 2012 appears to suggests it is possible for people to buck the trend and be …

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A ‘second wave’ of ransomware could broaden global cyberattack

May 15, 2017

Hackers gonna hack.Image: carl court/Getty Images Microsoft Windows users, brace yourselves. People are worried a second wave of cyberattacks could strike around the world on Monday as employees return to their desks and log onto their computers. Security experts say the unprecedented ransomware attack that on Friday locked up computers across the globe including UK hospital, FedEx, train systems in Germany among other institutions in exchange for payment, could cause even more trouble as the …

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A 22-year-old \

May 15, 2017

A map of the "unprecedented" WannaCry cyber attack.Image: screenshot/malwaretech Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government agencies in multiple countries. A 22-year-old British researcher unintentionally found the so-called “kill switch” that authors of the malicious software left in the code. Later, he teamed up with a 28-year-old engineer in western Michigan to …

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Trump might tap a non-scientist to fill a high-level science job at USDA

May 15, 2017

Not a scientists? Not a problem for Sam Clovis, pictured right.Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images In Trump’s world, you don’t have to be a scientist to land a high-level science job. President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sam Clovis a conservative talk show radio host and climate change denier to be the “chief scientist” of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research division. If appointed, he’ll oversee key scientific work on everything from nutrition …

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