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Forget Finding Nemo: This AI can identify a single zebrafish out of a 100-strong shoal

The Register - January 15, 2019 - 8:01am
Sounds fishy, yet it works for fruit flies, too. So take that, fish/fly-spotting humans

AI systems excel in pattern recognition, so much so that they can stalk individual zebrafish and fruit flies even when the animals are in groups of up to a hundred.…

Want to get rich from bug bounties? You're better off exterminating roaches for a living

The Register - January 15, 2019 - 6:54am
Before you outsource security to strangers, try boosting internal cybersecurity skills

Security researchers looking to earn a living as bug bounty hunters would to do better to pursue actual insects.…

Epyc move: Supermicro plunges into Cascade Lake’s Optanical waters

The Register - January 15, 2019 - 5:03am
Silicon Valley box slinger claims it's first on the block with Intel processor... which isn't out yet

In brief Supermicro is touting what's said to be the "first to market" Intel Cascade Lake AP Xeon server – and it's fitted with Optane DIMM modules to make in-memory apps, particularly the AI ones, run faster.…

Thanos dissolves The Simpsons, and guess which family member survives - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 4:43am
In a classic couch gag from the latest episode, the Mad Titan visits Springfield.

Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut

BBC Technology News - January 15, 2019 - 4:12am
Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's perfect routine makes Twitter, Instagram flip - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 2:54am
The college athlete lights up the web with her floor exercise. "Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat," she says.

Oh, SSH, IT please see this: Malicious servers can fsck with your PC's files during scp slurps

The Register - January 15, 2019 - 2:44am
Data transfer tools caught not checking what exactly they're downloading

A decades-old oversight in the design of Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) tools can be exploited by malicious servers to unexpectedly alter victims' files on their client machines, it has emerged.…

“Mona Lisa effect” is real but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting

Ars Technica - January 15, 2019 - 2:40am

Enlarge / Researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany used folding rulers for measurement to test the effect. Study participants indicated the number they thought Mona Lisa's gaze was directed at. (credit: CITEC/ Bielefeld University)

There have long been anecdotal reports that the eyes of the Mona Lisa—Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting—sometimes seem to follow viewers as they move around the artwork. The phenomenon is even called the "Mona Lisa effect" because of it. But a new study published in the journal i-Perception found that she's really "looking" to the right-hand side of her audience.

"There is no doubt about the existence of the Mona Lisa effect," the authors wrote. "It just does not occur with the Mona Lisa herself."

The study grew out of ongoing research at Bielefeld University in Germany on human communication with robots and avatars. Directional gaze is key when designing gaming avatars or virtual agents, for instance. That's one way an avatar/agent can indicate attention, perhaps directing a player/user toward objects that are relevant to the task at hand.

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Game of Thrones season 8: The betting odds on who rules and who dies - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 2:07am
The Iron Throne seems within the grasp of a brave few, but surely many will perish before then. A few sites hope your wallet will be among the casualties.

Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian author Sake Dean Mahomed - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 2:00am
He was the first Indian author to publish a book in English, as well as owner of the first Indian restaurant in Britain.

Pwn2Own contest will pay $900,000 for hacks that exploit this Tesla

Ars Technica - January 15, 2019 - 1:50am

Enlarge (credit: Tesla)

Pwn2Own has been the foremost hacking contest for more than a decade, with cash prizes paid for exploits that compromise the security of all manner of devices and software. Browsers, virtual machines, computers, and phones have all been fair game. Now in its 13th year, the competition is adding a new category—a Tesla Model 3, with more than $900,000 worth of prizes available for attacks that subvert a variety of its onboard systems.

The biggest prize will be $250,000 for hacks that execute code on the car’s gateway, autopilot, or VCSEC. A gateway is the central hub that interconnects the car’s powertrain, chassis, and other components and processes the data they send. The autopilot is a driver assistant feature that helps control lane changing, parking, and other driving functions. Short for Vehicle Controller Secondary, VCSEC is responsible for security functions, including the alarm.

These three systems represent the most critical parts of a Tesla, so it’s not hard to see why hacks that target them are eligible for such huge payouts. To qualify, the exploits must force the gateway, autopilot, or VCSEC to communicate with a rogue base station or other malicious entity. Meanwhile, a denial-of-service attack that takes out the car’s autopilot will pay $50,000.

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Sling TV unveils free streaming option for Roku users - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 1:42am
Streaming service also unveils new binge-watching feature.

When to start your Game of Thrones rewatch ahead of season 8's premiere - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 1:42am
Or your first watch. No judgments.

CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use

BBC Technology News - January 15, 2019 - 1:13am
A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use.

The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

BBC Technology News - January 15, 2019 - 1:09am
People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?

Hulu beats Netflix in race to air documentary on doomed Fyre Festival - CNET

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 12:46am
Fyre fight. The streaming services are releasing movies about the festival within days of one another.

This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath

The Register - January 15, 2019 - 12:45am
Executives held to account? And three underlings thanked for their work? What is this madness?

The Singaporean government-owned biz responsible for that country's patient database has fined senior executives, including the CEO, and dismissed two managers, after blunders allowed hackers to siphon off private records.…

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat isn't all-new -- and that's OK, VW says - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - January 15, 2019 - 12:40am
VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh explains why the Passat stays on its old platform.

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