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A call to action for tech

127 tech firms teaming up against Trumps immigration ban, to Google employees donation to the ACLU, tech has taken up the language of protest and spoken loud and clear. This is a historic moment. A movement of this matter and magnitude in tech is unprecedented. As a founder of Bayes Impact, a nonprofit at the intersection of tech and social services, Im energized by the prospect of uniting with technologists…

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FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

( CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companionships predicting frantic shoppers that their concoctions can cure cancer. On Tuesday, relevant agencies responsible for patrolling the American menu and treat marketplace issued alerting notes to 14 companionships that it replies are “illegally selling more than 65 concoctions that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, consider or panacea cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues now, ” Jason Humbert,…

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Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend have beentracking customers movements through stores in an effort to regain some of the ground lost to the online retail experience. At least, thats the argument from stores. And now fast food restaurants are picking up the rallying cry. On the back of nearly 20,000 fast food locations usingits customer-tracking technologies in stores, the Los Angeles-based startupBirdEyeraised $25 million in Februaryto…

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Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing service Croove beyond pilot phase

Mercedes-Benz started testing out a Croove in a limited pilot allowing people to rent out their cars on-demand for short stints in Munich. The program has proven successful enough for Mercedes to expand it to other German cities, including Berlin, where it began operations in mid-April. The Daimler-owned car brands program is very similar to competitors like Turo, since it connects users with vehicles owned by private individuals, rather than…

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Scanner Sombre arms you with lidar for a gorgeous, creepy explore-em-up

Something about the polychromatic pointillism ofScanner Sombre was announced today, and the general idea is that you find yourself in a cave in complete darkness, armed with just a lidar scanner and headset. By scanning your surroundings you can navigate and soon find that the cave is more than just a cave. And you may not be the only one in it Radioheads lidar-powered music video for House of Cards….

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Trump summons entire Senate to White House briefing on North Korea

Extraordinary step taken as administration distress UN security council for full force of existing sanctions and further measures in happen of nuclear test The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by elderly administration officials about the brewing strife with North Korea. The rare briefing highlights the urgency with which the Trump administration is plowing the threat posed by Pyongyangs persisting development of…

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Uber’s secret Hell program violated drivers’ privacy, class-action suit claims

Uber supposedly expended program to way and marks Lyft motorists, building up profiles of individuals and figuring out who was driving for Uber and Lyft Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft motorist entered a class-action lawsuit alleging that trade secrets planned created by the ride-hailing monstrou to spy on its challengers motorists contravened federal and nation privacy laws. The program, known internally as Hell, was…

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Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

Virtual personal assistants – the likes of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant – are able to follow instructions because of voice recognition. They process natural human speech, match it to the desired command and respond in an increasingly natural way. The assistants learn over a number of conversations and in many different ways. They might ask for specific information – for example how to pronounce your name, or whose…

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You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un

(CNN)President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Top of the menu: North Korea. In fact, speaking briefly for the cameras at that very lunch, the President made clear he finds the status quo on…

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