Tag: Tech

Listen, parents, here are 3 reasons you shouldn’t use child tracking apps

The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now apps to monitor people’s movement, health, mindfulness, sleep, eating habits and even sexual activity. Some of the more thorny problems arise from apps designed to track others, like those made for parents to track their kids. For […]

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Hyperdimensional computing theory could lead to AI with memories and reflexes

A team of scientists from the University of Maryland recently came up with a take on the hyperdimensional computing theory that could give robots memories and reflexes. This could break the stalemate we seem to be at with autonomous vehicles and other real-world robots, and lead to more human-like AI models. The solution The Maryland […]

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Facebook tweaks News Feed to favor close friends and ‘worthwhile’ content

Facebook’s biggest money-spinner is its News Feed, and the company has announced yet another key change to the algorithm. In a fresh announcement, the social network said that it’s leveraging new signals such as user surveys to prioritize posts from close friends and content you might find worthwhile. The shift marks Facebook’s continued evolution from a public […]

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South African voters fear mobile political campaigns will steal their personal info

Mobile technology will arguably go down in history as the most successful innovation of our lifetime. Mobile devices, especially phones, are ubiquitous in large parts of the world. On the African continent, the rates of mobile phone ownership and access are rising exponentially. Many organisations have recognized the opportunities this presents. Political parties are no […]

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Driverless cars are years away, but self-driving forklifts have arrived

For several years, executives of tech and automobile companies have been promising that fully autonomous vehicles will soon become a common sights in streets and roads. But we’re well into 2019, and self-driving cars are still making stupid mistakes. In many ways, the short history of self-driving cars is reminiscent of the early decades of artificial […]

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Twitter’s New Vaccine Feature Won’t Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter announced Friday that it would be the latest social media platform to intervene in searches for information related to vaccines. Now if you search for keywords associated with vaccines, a prompt appears that directs you to vaccines.gov—a resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Twitter said it also won’t auto-suggest search […]

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Get ready to see more shopping ads on Google Search, Images and YouTube

Google is betting big on ecommerce with the latest update to its search engine. The company is unveiling a redesigned personalized Google Shopping experience, along with introducing the idea of a universal shopping cart across its platform of services, including Search, Shopping, Images and even YouTube. You can now discover and compare products from various parts […]

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