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- 07/18/17--15:00: New Method Can Stop Malaria Spread — Even After It's in the Body
- 07/19/17--03:00: SoundCloud 101: Create a Station to Discover New Artists & Songs
- 07/19/17--05:00: Apple AR: Our World Meets Minecraft's with AR Scanner
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- 07/19/17--13:00: Who the Heck Is NOT Using Nvidia?
- 07/19/17--15:00: First Success in Long Search for Universal Flu Vaccine
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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk offered some insight into how hackers might seek to turn driverless cars into zombie fleets, but remained upbeat about what can be done about it. Speaking at the National Governors Association this weekend, Musk covered a lot of ground when asked about cyber security. He both invoked the light side of hacking, while also taking the threat seriously. One interesting remedy: allowing the passenger to bring a driverless vehicle to a stop with an encrypted connection at any time. The risks for autonomous vehicles is somebody achieving a fleet-wide hack. If someone... more
Perhaps in tribute to the season premiere of Game of Thrones, Google Glass is demonstrating that what is dead may never die, as Alphabet's X (formerly Googlex) has revealed that the Enterprise Edition of the smart glasses are now available to businesses. Two years ago, the tech press proclaimed the death of Google Glass after its Explorer Program shut down and the team spun off from Googlex lab as its own entity. It turns out, the reports of the death of Google Glass may have been somewhat exaggerated, if not entirely premature. During its downtime, Google Glass has focused its development... more
Malaria is a massive worldwide health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 212 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2015 and 429,000 of the infected people died. Once infected, the parasite multiplies in human red blood cells until it bursts out to infect more red cells. Researchers are targeting a key protein involved in this process, in an attempt to stop the parasite. They found that interfering with this protein slows the escape of the parasite from red blood cells, reducing the rate of infection and making it easier for the body to shut it down... more
I have spent a good portion of this year traveling between cities and various emergent technology conferences and events. Most of these events have been really good, but in terms of augmented and mixed reality, the Augmented World Expo, in its eighth year running, definitely stood above the rest. The event, which happened May 31 through June 2 in Santa Clara, California, was kicked off with a keynote from Ori Inbar, the co-founder of the event and CEO of AugmentedReality.org. Inbar did a great job of not only setting the tone but the pace for the entire show as well. Video: . Most of the... more
In the SoundCloud app, when you find an awesome song, you can build off of it by creating one killer music station that will give you like-minded songs you might not have ever discovered otherwise. And finding cool new songs and artists isn't the only reason to create a SoundCloud station — it's a great opportunity to set the tone of your workday or your party without ever worrying about the music ending. With a station, the music never ends; It will keep riffing off of your chosen song for as long as you want it to, pulling from the 135 million tracks available in the app. It's the laziest... more
This is one of the coolest applications of Apple's ARKit that we've seen so far. The 3D software product studio gradientspace has created a Minecraft 3D scanner using ARKit. The scanner lets you Minecraft your real world. While it's unclear exactly how the application works, in the video, the scanner starts by slowly moving over a garden of flowers. The flowers then begin to turn into blocks, little by little, as the user continuously passes the scanner over them. By the end of the video, all of the flowers have turned into small blocks, making it look like it would if you had a garden in a... more
RouterSploit is a powerful exploit framework similar to Metasploit, working to quickly identify and exploit common vulnerabilities in routers. And guess what. It can be run on most Android devices. I initially covered RouterSploit on Kali Linux and macOS (OS X), but this tutorial will walk you through setting up RouterSploit to work on an unrooted Android phone. This allows you to pwn any vulnerable router you can connect your smartphone to. Doing so takes seconds and shows the power of running Debian Linux tools on the device you carry everywhere. RouterSploit vs Routers Routers are our... more
I couldn't live without seeing previews of certain notifications on my iPhone, but there are definitely some that I'd like to hide, either because they're annoying or because I don't want anyone else to see them. Previously, you could only disable notification previews for Apple apps such as Mail, Messages, Photos, and Wallet, but in iOS 11, you can disable previews for every single app on your iPhone. To get this done, head to "Notifications" in Settings. At the top of the page, you'll see a new option called "Show Previews." Tap on that, and then you can change "Always" to either "When... more
Nauto, which develops driver-monitor cameras and algorithms for autonomous vehicles, is among a growing list of driverless startups able to attract tens of millions of dollars in funding after raising $159 million in its latest round of financing. Led by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Greylock Partners, other participants include BMW, iVentures, General Motors Ventures, and Toyota AI Ventures. Also this week, self-piloted robotics maker Brain Corp. raised $114 million, with investments from VC firm SoftBank and the investment division of chip maker Qualcomm Ventures, while Embark... more
Nvidia has emerged as the indisputable leader in chips for Level 3 and even more advanced driverless applications, catching some of the world's largest semiconductor makers and automotive suppliers by surprise. After the car industry figured out that AI-piloted vehicles were not the stuff of science fiction and had the potential to shake up the world as we know it, like the industry revolution did over 100 years ago, Nvidia's graphics processor units (GPUs), used mainly for gaming and computer graphics platforms, happened to be what automotive OEMs needed at just the right time. For the... more
Flu vaccines can help prevent us from getting or suffering the most severe effects of the flu. But, each vaccine only protects us from three different strains of the flu. If we don't have a vaccine against all types of flu, it leaves us open for an epidemic with a flu virus we didn't expect. After decades of research, the search for a universal flu vaccine that would offer protection against all strains has seen its first success. A clinical trial of a new vaccine strategy has been able to produce good immunity against several different strains of influenza viruses. Scientists from the... more
The nice part about creating a song playlist is that it's essentially like your own customized album. You can organize all your different music tastes into one large collection or separate them into each of their own genres. If you're using an app like SoundCloud, then instead of just liking every song and having them sit in your publicly-displayed "Liked tracks" section, why not organize some of those favorites into playlists? It's really simple and only takes a few minutes of your time. You'll thank yourself later, too, when you don't have to skip around in "Likes" or scroll until you find... more
Spotify's massive song catalog can be streamed in decent quality on iPhone or Android without any tinkering. But if you're an audiophile, you've probably noticed that the sound quality can fluctuate from time to time. You're not wrong — Spotify has the default music quality set to "Automatic," which means music may be offered up at lower bitrates when bandwidth is low. Thankfully, this can be remedied by changing a simple setting in the Spotify app for Android or iOS. Spotify's default "Automatic" setting switches between 320, 160, and 92 Kbps, depending on how strong your data connection is... more
Germany-based Pupil Labs has jumped into the UX and control deep-end with a range of products that allow the user to add eye tracking to not only their existing augmented and virtual reality head-mounted displays but computers as well. This type of technology can add a new depth to the way we control devices. Control of technology is a place of big experiments right now. With so many emergent technologies in the process of moving to collide at near the same time, it is also a place of big money as well. Just this week, Leap Motion reported $50 million in Series C funding for the hand... more
A new demo has given a hint about what's going to be possible in the world of mixed reality, thanks to Apple's ARKit. The demo comes from Normal VR, a virtual reality developer that is currently working with leading VR platforms such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Using an iOS device, a Mac, and a VR headset, Normal VR was able to create the kind of mixed reality that people have been waiting for. The company recently posted the video demo on Twitter and it has been blowing up. The clip shows one of Normal VR's artists with a VR headset on while the other person films. On the... more
Casey Hudson, the one-time project director for games like Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic and the original Mass Effect trilogy, has announced his return to his former home, Bioware as the General Manager. Of course, that also means he is leaving his role at Microsoft Studios as Creative Director, where he was reportedly working on both Xbox One and HoloLens projects. Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. simply put, is considered one of the best video games ever created. A game that people still say the name with reverence 14 years later. With its Metacritic score of 94, do... more
During the millions of years they've been on earth horseshoe crabs have developed a trick that can save our lives even now — and may be especially useful in the fight against healthcare-associated infections. The living fossils we call horseshoe crabs are not real crabs, and are more related to arachnids than to crustaceans. They have survived for 450 million years. And while they face threats from human activity, these alien-looking arthropods are still an integral part of ecosystems today. And while they're harmless to us, some unusual defenses make them pretty threatening to pathogens. In... more
Now that you can add an HBO Now subscription to your Hulu account, you might be wishing you didn't already have an HBO subscription through, say, Google or iTunes. You might be thinking it would be convenient to have all of your services tied to one account, instead of having them spread out across various apps. Fortunately for you, it's possible to transfer your HBO Now account between different providers. Full disclosure — the process isn't the smoothest, and may actually take some time. But you will be able to retain your current HBO account, with features like your watch list intact. So... more
For a company more associated with debugging computer programs, Google's parent company, Alphabet, is making a name for itself by taking on the real thing — mosquitoes. In July, Verily, the Life Sciences unit of Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, announced the launch of their first US field study to try and reduce populations of the disease-carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti. The initiative is the outgrowth of a collaborative effort called "Debug." Debug is an interdisciplinary team focused on reducing the presence of the A. aegypti mosquito. By reducing the numbers of this... more
When you think about preparing for an internship, I'm sure your first thought is to go shopping for professional outfits or to brush up on technical skills. While that's all important, there's so much more for you to think about. Even the smallest of habits can have a major impact on your performance. In fact, there's one secret all interns should know if they want to boost their productivity and alertness at work: To be as ready for work as possible, start your day with a cold shower. Why does this simple trick have such a big impact? Well, the choices you make before you head to work in... more