By Elizabeth Hernandez | [email protected] | The Denver PostPUBLISHED: April 3, 2019 at 8:38 am | UPDATED: April 3, 2019 at 8:40 am Colorado School of Mines has some of the highest-performing brains in the country — even besting the brainiacs at Harvard — according to an analysis of more than 75,000 college students’ scores in the online Lumosity Fit Test brain games. The Golden-based institution ranked fourth in the nation when brain training program Lumosity analyzed students’ game results from 461 colleges. The games dabbled in mental abilities like attention, memory, processing speed and flexibility, according to a Lumosity news release. Colorado School of Mines came in behind Dartmouth College, Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but sat one ranking above Harvard University. “Other college rankings, like the ones in U.S. News & World Report, are based on factors ranging from academic performance to alumni … [Read more...] about This Colorado college beat Harvard in a ranking of the brainiest students in the U.S.
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Moriah Balingit, Susan Svrluga and Nick Anderson, The Washington Post Published 5:24 pm PDT, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 University of Southern California, USC University of Southern California, USC Photo: Jupiterimages/Getty Images Photo: Jupiterimages/Getty Images Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 University of Southern California, USC University of Southern California, USC Photo: Jupiterimages/Getty Images A Trojan horse: USC was the most frequent target in alleged admissions scheme 1 / 37 Back to Gallery To Kwaku Rogers, son of Ghanaian immigrants, the University of Southern California offers a ticket to get ahead in life. The 19-year-old sophomore prizes the network of … [Read more...] about A Trojan horse: USC was the most frequent target in alleged admissions scheme
Polarr, a six-year-old San Francisco computer vision startup cofounded by Stanford graduate and Google veterans Borui Wang and Derek Yan, today announced that it’s secured $11.5 million in series A funding led by Threshold Ventures (formally DFJ), with participation from Cota Capital and Pear Ventures. Wang said the fresh capital — which brings its total raised to $13.5 million, according to Crunchbase — will be used to accelerate research and development, to expand platform and service support, and to grow its technology partnerships in drone, home appliance, ecommerce, and image storage verticals. “As deep learning compute shifts from the cloud to edge devices, there is a growing opportunity to provide sophisticated and creative edge AI technologies to mobile devices,” Wang, who serves as CEO, said. “This new round of financing is a tangible endorsement of our approach to enable and inspire everyone to make beautiful creations.” Threshold … [Read more...] about Polarr raises $11.5 million for offline, on-device computational photography
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
Cybersecurity: Most tech enthusiasts have probably heard of white-hat hackers. In short, it is a term used to describe those who use their affinity with hacking for good. They dig into software and website code to discover and disclose potential exploits to the public, or those who maintain said software. Most large companies recognize the value these hackers offer to the tech industry, and have set up lucrative "bug bounty" programs to reward them for their efforts depending on the severity of any disclosed bugs. Traditionally, the process of bug-hunting is something that is mostly handled by human beings. After all, nothing can beat a real person's attention to detail - right? Not quite, according to a new report from IEEE Spectrum. Written by security researcher David Brumley, the report describes the rise of what might be one of the worlds' most impressive automated white-hat hacking machines. Called Mayhem, the machine is a water-cooled computing behemoth that can detect, … [Read more...] about Mayhem is a machine that can automatically detect, exploit, and patch cybersecurity vulnerabilities