We have seen it too many times before. A major security or privacy breach creates a crisis for an enterprise. Headlines, lawsuits and, sometimes, the CEO testifying before congress. The CIO works around the clock only to be rewarded with a pink-slip and an uncertain career.Researchers from MIT and Stanford University tested three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies and will present findings that the software contains clear skin-type and gender biases. Facial recognition programs are good at recognizing white males but fail embarrassingly with females especially the darker the skin tone. The news broke last week but will be presented in full at the upcoming Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency.Bias will damage the relationship between the enterprise and the public. It can make a firm a target for critics who will view things like this as evidence the firm doesn’t share the values of its customers. But also, as AI makes … [Read more...] about In the AI revolution, bias is the new breach. How CIO’s must manage risk
Small is the new big
posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:16 11 1. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011) This conflicts with the article posted earlier today, as I thought it would. I didn't think that the new iPad would become stagnant so fast, as the earlier article stated. posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:32 8 4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered) I kind of figured the same thing as well. Not only because it's a rumor not ascribed to any solid source, but because we saw this earlier. The rumor was the iPad wasn't selling well because the lines at the store were short and iPads were readily available. Everyone jumped on, only to find out the iPad had record sales. I feel like the same thing will result with this one. Especially since Apple started selling it to even more countries on March 23. posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:40 5 5. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010) I know I was one of those who questioned just how accurate that chart was in that article. The article in general. 13. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Exactly how well is the new iPad selling?
After Agar.io, the smash hit of 2015, came Slither.io that took the world by a storm in 2016.It's been just a couple of months now and a brand new game has emerged in the 'dot io' boom that we absolutely love: Deep.io (aka Tank.io for iPhone and iPad) is the next big thing that could eclipse both Slither.io and Agar.io.Why do we think so?First, it's the same great idea: play from either your browser or via an iOS app. If you play via your browser, you don't need to install anything, you just enter your name and start playing, as simple as that. Deep.io also features the same multiplayer open-world arena as Slither.ioThe rules of Diep.io are simple: you move around using your keyboard and shoot by clicking the left mouse button (if you are playing on desktop). Simple right?Well, not so fast: you have countless ways to develop your tank and at first you will be shooting at the randomly floating particles in the world: the yellow squares give you the least points, then you have the red … [Read more...] about Diep.io (aka Tank.io for iPhone) review, tactics and strategy: this is the new addictive thing after Slither.io
Everyone knew The Fate of the Furious was going to have a big opening weekend, but exactly how big was the real question.And the answer? Well, if the weekend estimates hold true, there isn’t any movie ever made that had a bigger premiere than this one.Over the course of the film’s three-day premiere in the U.S., China, Mexico, the U.K., and 60 other international markets around the world, The Fate of the Furious raked in a massive $532.4 million. That debut eclipses the previous worldwide, opening weekend record of $529 million set by Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in 2015.As box-office pundits have pointed out, however, The Force Awakens didn’t open in China — the second largest movie market in the world — until nearly a month after its U.S. debut.Still, that was far from the only record set by the eighth installment of the blockbuster action franchise. #TitleWeekendU.S. TotalWorldwide Total1.The Fate of the … [Read more...] about ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is the new record-holder for worldwide opening weekends
Hands up if you want a smartwatch that’s water resistant, able to resist forces felt most often by fighter pilots, connects to a smartphone, and looks super-cool on the wrist? We’re confident it’s not just our arm waving about in the air right now. While all these aspects don’t often come together in a single device, watchmaker Casio may have the answer.Casio recently opened a G Shock store in London’s famous Carnaby Street, and Digital Trends made the trek to meet with Alex Owen, trade marketing executive at Casio, to talk about the company’s future plans. Having already released Android Wear watches, Casio is putting more emphasis on hybrid smartwatches, and will launch the first smart, connected G Shock model in the coming months. What’s more, it turns out a G Shock is pretty packed with cool tech already.“Casio has always been at the forefront of technology,” Owen said, explaining why it embraced Android Wear early on. … [Read more...] about Casio’s G Shock is the new definition of a ‘hybrid’ smartwatch
Windows 10 has been released. Kind of, at least.Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed and launched the Windows 10 Technical Preview. It boasts a small handful of new features, including a refreshed Start menu, the ability to run Metro apps in windowed mode, and virtual desktops. There’s little doubt that the return of the Start menu is the biggest reason to use the Windows 10 Technical Preview, especially for people who use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Both of those operating systems are Start menu-less. Plus, the Technical Preview is free.Microsoft has noted that this is an early build of Windows 10, and that it will receive more consumer-oriented features (including Cortana, it looks like) down the line. However, we can’t help but wonder whether the inclusion of a new Start menu, which arguably never should have been removed in the first place, is enough of a reason to make a big chunk of users grab the Technical Preview in its current form. For some, that answer is a clear … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Poll: Is the new Start menu enough of a reason for you to upgrade?
For such a low-key event, Apple managed to pull something very special out of its bag of tricks on March 21. No, it wasn’t the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, or the new Apple Watch bands, but the iPhone SE. A phone that’s so different from all the other high performance smartphones out there, it may as well be made from solid gold and powered by sea horses.The iPhone SE is the cheapest new iPhone you’d actually want to buy.I’m joking about the sea horses, but name the last time you saw a notable phone with a 4-inch screen. It was probably the iPhone 5S, which went on sale in September 2013. It looked tiny against its Android brethren then, with Samsung launching the 5-inch Galaxy S4 in the same year. Samsung hasn’t messed around with a 4-inch screen on its Galaxy S phones since the original in 2010. And yes, that was six years ago.Now we’ve got the iPhone SE, a brand-new 4-inch phone that’s not a feeble follow-up to the kid-friendly iPhone 5C, but an … [Read more...] about Small is the new big: The iPhone SE is going to make compact cool again
The Corvair was General Motors’ answer to new competition from Volkswagen and Porsche back in the day, which was building air-cooled, rear-engine cars with independent rear suspensions. It wasn’t as popular as the iPad is today, but it sold well early on. That is, of course, until Ralph Nader published a report called Unsafe at Any Speedwhich criticized the safety record of the vehicle, eventually forcing GM to kill it. (Sadly, at the end of its run after heavy modification by GM it was actually substantially safer than many contemporaries.) I used to drive one and it actually was a lot of fun, when it wasn’t burning excessive oil.As I write this, the “new” iPad has been measured at close to 120 degrees in use by Consumer Reports. This is considered burn territory, and it actually exceeds what we now allow in laptop computers. Apple’s response reminds me a lot of GM’s initial response to the Ralph Nader report: The company claims the product is … [Read more...] about Opinion: Unsafe at any speed: Is the new iPad Apple’s Corvair?
Facebook has kept busy with plenty of launches lately, the announcement of Facebook Home chief among them. But it’s only the latest in a long line of new features and tools that Facebook has been churning out lately.When you piece together all of these incremental changes, step back, and get a 1,000-foot view of what’s happening, it all becomes so suddenly clear: Facebook is turning into Twitter – or at least, it’s trying to.No, we’re not about to see a flood of spam accounts, and no the News Feed isn’t going to be replaced by a real-time stream – but take a look at some of the similarities in Facebook’s recent feature upgrades and beta tests.Bonjour, blue-bar update iconFacebook has begun testing a new icon that would sit by your name in the upper right hand corner, allowing you to update your status in one click. If you think this looks familiar, it’s because Twitter’s had nearly the exact same tool for quite a … [Read more...] about Facebook is the new Twitter (at least, it wants to be)
Graphs are everywhere. You find them on websites adding social capabilities. Telecommunications companies use graphs to personalize customer services. Innovative bioinformatics researchers, and other organizations are adopting graph databases to model and query connected data.Neo Technology has pioneered graph databases since 2000 and has been instrumental in bringing the power of the social graph to customers such as Adobe, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom.Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology, cofounded the company and developed the software with cofounder and CTO Johan Svensson. Eifrem started working on graph database technology while serving as CTO at Windh, a small startup in Sweden.He and his team of engineers faced a constantly growing challenge building and maintaining a sophisticated enterprise customer management (ECM) system, which he describes as a huge file system that you make available right away. He built the first generation based on a relational database from off-the-shelf … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Neo Technology’s Emil Eifrem: ‘Cloud Is the New Open Source’