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Learn Machine Learning and AI – Online Training Program @ 93% OFF
July 27, 2020The Hacker News
Within the next decade, artificial intelligence is likely to play a significant role in our everyday lives. Machine learning already powers image recognition, self-driving cars, and Netflix recommendations. For any aspiring developer, learning how to code smart software is a good move. These skills are highly valued in tech, finance, sales, marketing, and many other sectors. The Hacker News recently partnered with professional trainers to offer their popular artificial intelligence online training programs at hugely discounted prices. The " Essential AI & Machine Learning Certification Training Bundle ," the program aims to help you explore the technology, with four hands-on video courses working towards certification: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Foundation ⁠— Explore the Field of AI & ML and Develop Your Expertise in Neural Network & Deep Architectures Data Visualization with Python and Matplotlib ⁠— Arrange Critical &

U.S. Builds World's Fastest Supercomputer – Summit

U.S. Builds World's Fastest Supercomputer – Summit
June 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
China no longer owns the fastest supercomputer in the world; It is the United States now. Though China still has more supercomputers on the Top 500 list, the USA takes the crown of "world's fastest supercomputer" from China after IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled " Summit ." Summit is claimed to be more than twice as powerful as the current world leader with a peak performance of a whopping 200,000 trillion calculations per second—that's as fast as each 7.6 billion people of this planet doing 26.3 million calculations per second on a calculator. Until now the world's most powerful supercomputer was China's Sunway TaihuLight with the processing power of 93 petaflops (93,000 trillion calculations per second). Since June 2012, the U.S. has not possessed the world's most powerful supercomputer, but if Summit performs as claimed by IBM, it will be made straight to the top of the Top5

Robert W. Taylor, Who Helped Create the Internet, Dies at 85

Robert W. Taylor, Who Helped Create the Internet, Dies at 85
April 17, 2017Wang Wei
Image by New York Times The Internet just lost one of its most prominent innovators. Robert W Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in creating the Internet as well as the modern personal computer, has died at the age of 85. Mr. Taylor, who is best known as the mastermind of ARPAnet (precursor of the Internet), had Parkinson's disease and died on Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt Kurt Taylor told US media . While the creation of the Internet was work of many hands, Mr. Taylor made many contributions. As a researcher for the US military's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in 1966, Taylor helped pioneer the concept of shared networks, as he was frustrated with constantly switching between 3 terminals to communicate with researchers across the country. His frustration led the creation of ARPAnet — a single computer network to link each project with the others — and this network then evolved into what we now know as the In

Brazil Freezes $11.7 Million of Facebook Funds for Not Complying with Court Orders

Brazil Freezes $11.7 Million of Facebook Funds for Not Complying with Court Orders
July 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Facebook's legal war with Brazilian government seems to be never-ending. Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp has already been blocked a total of three times in Brazil since December for failing to comply with a court order asking the company to access WhatsApp data under criminal investigation. But, now the Brazilian government has taken an even tougher step. On Wednesday, the public federal prosecutor in the Brazilian state of Amazonas said the court froze 38 Million real ( US $11.7 Million ) of funds held in Facebook's bank account, Reuters reports . The prosecutor has said that the decision to freeze Facebook funds was made after the social media giant failed to comply with the court order to hand over data of WhatsApp users who are under criminal investigation. Since WhatsApp communications are end-to-end encrypted , even the company would not be able to access any message exchanged between users. Facebook representatives weren't imme

Google to Face a Record $3.4 Billion AntiTrust Fine in Europe

Google to Face a Record $3.4 Billion AntiTrust Fine in Europe
May 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Google faces a record anti-trust penalty of about 3 BILLION Euros (US$3.4 Billion) from the European Commission in the coming days, according to reports. After 7-years of the investigation, the European Commission filed anti-trust charges against Google last year for violating antitrust laws. The European Union accused the search engine giant that it had abused its dominance in search by unfairly prioritize and displaying its own comparison shopping service at the top of its search results at the expense of rival products. British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reports that the European Union is currently preparing a fine of about 3 Billion Euros ($3.4 billion), which is almost triple the amount (1.06 Billion Euro) that Intel was levied several year ago over violating antitrust law. According to the newspaper's sources, the EU officials, led by Margrethe Vestager , are planning to openly announce the fine against Google as early as next month, although the exact figure

Here's Why Microsoft Drops a Cloud Data Center Under the Ocean

Here's Why Microsoft Drops a Cloud Data Center Under the Ocean
February 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Where tech companies like Facebook and Google prefer to move their data centers to colder countries to reduce their air conditioning bill, Microsoft has come up with an even better home for data centers while cutting high energy costs for cooling them: Under the Sea . Here's what Microsoft says: "50% of us live near the coast. Why doesn't our data?" Building massive data centers underwater might sound crazy, but it is exactly something Microsoft is testing with its first submarine data center, dubbed Leona Philpot . World's First Underwater Data Center The testing is part of Microsoft's plan dubbed Project Natick — an ongoing research project to build and run a data center that is submerged in the ocean, which the company believes, could make data centers faster, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and easier to set up. Leona Philpot (named after the Halo character from Microsoft's Xbox) was tested last August, when engineer

This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked
October 07, 2015Khyati Jain
Hackers, Government Agencies and sophisticated malware, are collecting every piece of Digital data that we transmit through our Computers, Smartphones or Internet-enabled Gadgets. No matter how secure you think you might be, something malicious can always happen. Because, " With the right tools and Talent, a Computer is an open book. " Many people ask, How to stay safe and secure online? And, Answer is... ...Knowledge of Cyber threats, little Smartness and a Secure Operating System. Which Operating System is the Most Secure? Nearly every Operating System is designed with Security as a requirement, but believe me… there can't be a truly Secure Operating System. If you are Interested in Security and Hacking, you have probably already heard of various security-focused Operating Systems like Tails , Whonix and Kali Linux . All these operating systems, including Windows, Linux, BSD, even OSX, are all based on a Monolithic Kernels, and it requir

NeoKylin: China's Linux OS that Seriously Looks Like Windows XP

NeoKylin: China's Linux OS that Seriously Looks Like Windows XP
September 25, 2015Khyati Jain
Do You Know:  China has planned to eliminate all foreign Technologies and Services by 2020, just like Google and Facebook . And it seems China in some years would be an entirely independent IT economy; building homegrown Mobile and computer devices, Operating Systems, Applications, Browsers and almost everything existing in the IT ecosystem. Well, China was not at all happy when Microsoft finally announced the end of official support for Windows XP. At the time, Windows holded 91% of total market share, compared to just for Mac OS X and just 1% for Linux. However, China wasn't interested to pay either for extended support for Windows XP or for switching to Windows 8. So, they decided to develop their own Operating System. Yes, China has developed a Desktop Operating System named " NeoKylin " ( and ' Kylin ' in Chinese ), tagged as a substitute to Windows XP by Quartz , who got an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of its "community version" OS. NeoKylin

Twitter Open Sources 'Diffy' that Automatically Catches Potential Bugs in Code

Twitter Open Sources 'Diffy' that Automatically Catches Potential Bugs in Code
September 04, 2015Khyati Jain
After, Facebook open sourced Thrift Technology ( an internally used tool by Facebook ) in 2007, rival entity Twitter brings Diffy , an internal Twitter service to the world. Yesterday, Twitter introduced " Diffy ," an open source tool, acting as a helping hand for the software developers to catch bugs, test and compare results without writing much code. Diffy plays a vital part in Twitter's development. As a service - Twitter modifies portions of its complex code on a timely basis, and Diffy is packed with such advanced automated techniques that it helps Twitter in its smooth workflow and optimized performance. Diffy simultaneously relieves programmers from writing separate codes to test flaws in the modified code. As, Diffy's minimal setup requirements are adaptable to any kind of environment. Apache Thrift and HTTP-based communication are such elaborate environments where Diffy catches bugs automatically . But, What exactly Diffy is? D

Caution! Hackers Can Easily Hijack Popular Baby Monitors to Watch Your Kids

Caution! Hackers Can Easily Hijack Popular Baby Monitors to Watch Your Kids
September 04, 2015Khyati Jain
Several video baby monitors from six different manufacturers were under scrutiny for in-depth security testing, and the outcome was negative. Yes, they lacked in serving basic security through their devices. At the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) conference on September 2, 2015, a critical security research was made public by Rapid7 after following a disclosure policy. A month ago, The Hacker News (THN) posted about how IoT is making the smart cities vulnerable to the technology. Similarly, this time a highly personal IoT device i.e. ' Baby Monitors ' has been anticipated as a victim of hacking of such devices. According to a 2014 Gartner's report, the IoT space is expected to be crowded with over 25 billion devices in five years, i.e. by 2020. Reportedly, ten vulnerabilities were found in the Baby Monitoring devices and the related vendors were contacted to get their comments on how are they going to address the severe flaws residing

Microsoft Open-Sources Tool for Porting iOS Apps to Windows

Microsoft Open-Sources Tool for Porting iOS Apps to Windows
August 07, 2015Mohit Kumar
At its Build developers conference in April this year, Microsoft announced " Project Islandwood " - the " Windows Bridge for iOS " that lets iOS and Android developers port their apps to Windows. Microsoft finally made another surprise move on Thursday by open sourcing an early version of its toolkit for iOS to help iOS developers move their apps more easily to Windows 10. The source code for an early preview of " Windows Bridge for iOS " is now available on GitHub under the MIT open-source license. By releasing the preview of iOS Bridge, Microsoft wants the open-source community to contribute code, comments, testing, vulnerability reports, before the company launch the final version later this fall. iOS Toolkit for Building Windows 10 Apps The iOS Bridge enables developers to create apps that work with both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems. Currently, Microsoft only targets the standard X86 and X64 processor archi

Micro:bit — A Pocket-sized Programmable Computer

Micro:bit — A Pocket-sized Programmable Computer
July 09, 2015Mohit Kumar
The BBC has unveiled the final design of the Micro:bit — a pocket-sized computer board designed to lure U.K. school children to embedded electronics. The Micro:bit is essentially a codeable computer that lets kids get creative with technology. It measures 5cm by 4cm and will be available in different colors. The idea behind the Micro:bit is to encourage young children to learn how computers work, and to get kids into programming and engineering at the young age. What does this tiny little computer contain? The Micro:bit, made in collaboration with ARM, Barclays, element14, Freescale, Lancaster University, Microsoft, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung and the Wellcome Trust, contains: A 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU Programmable Array of 25 red LEDs Micro USB port through which it can be powered Three input-output (I/O) Ring Connectors to hook it up to other kits and sensors Bluetooth for connectivity A 3V output connector to power external devices A 20-pin edge

Facebook Launches Free Mobile Internet Service In India

Facebook Launches Free Mobile Internet Service In India
February 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Last year, the founder of the Social Network giant highlighted the future of universal Internet access, the dream that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to fulfill — Making Internet access available to everyone across the world just like a service as essential as of 911 in the case of an emergency. Dreams are transforming into Reality!! Facebook's Internet.org app has launched in India to offer free Internet access to a set of websites for users in seven different circles, including Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Internet.org , with motto ' Internet for All ' , named after a project developed by the world's biggest social network site Facebook to expand Internet access to "the next 5 billion people" around the world who currently don't have it. Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications in an effort to provide free Internet services to users on mobile phones, making India

Raspberry Pi 2 — $35 Computer with Quad-Core Processor and it runs Free Windows 10

Raspberry Pi 2 — $35 Computer with Quad-Core Processor and it runs Free Windows 10
February 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Earlier today, when Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the second avatar of its mini computer, the tech giant Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 operating system will support the Raspberry Pi 2 for the development of smart devices and appliances. Really a great news for all Micro-computing fans – a new, powerful Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in town. However, Microsoft added another reason to celebrate it – the new model of  Raspberry Pi 2  runs Windows 10 . The all-new and powerful version of Raspberry Pi 2 brings a host of new hardware, including a Broadcom 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM . Raspberry Pi Foundation says that these upgrades make the Pi 2 Model B a much more powerful computer which costs $35 only. Raspberry Pi 2 have six times the processing power of Model B+ . Also, its quad-core chip and twice the amount of main memory will support more intensive processing tasks, which means the device can do almost everything a normal PC can, such as

Police Using High-Tech Device to See Through Walls Warrantlessly

Police Using High-Tech Device to See Through Walls Warrantlessly
January 24, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We are all aware of the mass surveillance conducted by the government agencies on us. From our phone calls, emails to web activities, chats and social network activities, everything has been interrupted by the law enforcements. And now they have crossed every limits by using a new way to spy on you. Guess What? Dozens of US law enforcement agencies are quietly taking advantage of the technology that allows them to effectively "see" through walls of buildings to monitor people's activity . This has once again raised privacy questions. Privacy has become just a word as there's nothing private left, not even our homes. According to a recent report from USA Today , over 50 law enforcement agencies, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Marshals, have secretly been using the new radars for the past two years, but it came to light just last month during a court hearing in Denver . The device, dubbed Range-R , sends out radio waves that can d
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