No, NASA isn’t about to announce it found aliens


The last few days have been exciting and confusing for alien enthusiasts. A viral video claimed to have evidence that NASA would release new information about life beyond planet Earth. The source of the excitement? A quote from NASA Science Mission Directorate Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen made during a House Science Committee hearing: With all this activity related to the search of life in so many different areas, we are on the verge one of the most profound discoveries ever. Anonymous made a video last week saying NASA was about to announce the discovery of alien life, using this quote as…

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Yahoo Mail’s redesign is a fresh coat of paint on a burnt-down house


Following its acquisition by Verizon, Yahoo today rolled out the stellar rebuild of its Mail offering to 225 million active monthly users. The update brings a fresh design that pushes Yahoo into the 21st century and arguably makes it the best-looking email client on the web. It also adds a premium, ad-free offering in Yahoo Mail Pro for those willing to fork over $3.49 a month, or $34.99 for the year. But the question remains: can a new coat of paint attract new users (or win back old ones) lost under the Mayer-era? During Mayer’s reign as CEO, security took…

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Facebook reaches 2 billion user milestone


Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active users. Geez. Look, we all know Facebook is massive and growing, but that figure is still remarkable. It was at 1.94 billion as of March, so it took a while to add those final 60 million users, but that’s not too surprising given most people who will ever use Facebook are probably already on it.  Also a of March, the company had 1.28 billion daily users, so it’s clear most people are using the platform regularly. For reference, the current estimated Global population as of April 2017 is 7.5 billion. That means that over a…

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If you thought Facebook ads were creepy before, we’ve got some bad news


While I’m someone who actually appreciates targeted advertising, there’s no denying that Facebook’s ads can be a little… uncanny. For better or for worse, they’re about to get a whole lot smarter. The company today announced that marketers can now target entire households instead of single persons. The idea is that the relationship between household members provides useful information on purchasing decisions, and an additional angle for businesses to reach their audiences.  For example: Families tend to travel together, so travel ads can be aimed at every member of a household to try and ‘inspire’ their choices. If everyone in…

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This $3000 deep-diving drone can be controlled like a video game


The Blueye Robotics Pioneer underwater drone bridges the gap between professional-grade remote operated vehicles (ROV) and remote control toys. Most professional-grade ROVs cost $5,000 to $10,000; the Pioneer comes with everything you need to get started for $3,000. The Blueye Pioneer has a deep diving range, up to 150 meters – that’s eight times deeper than the best human SCUBA divers can go. It also comes equipped with an HD camera (1080p at 30fps) designed to work well in low light situations and provide low-latency video streaming. The unit doesn’t require you to buy an on-board base-station; you can control…

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Wimbledon serves up a new take on journalism in the age of AI


The Wimbledon Tournament is 150 years old. It is as quintessentially English as strawberries and cream, Hugh Grant, and Queen Elizabeth. But that’s not to say that it’s stuck in the past — thanks to a partnership with IBM, Wimbledon is using Watson to automate key parts of the iconic tennis event. One area where this is most apparent is in the editorial side of the iconic tennis tournament. Previously, the task of creating highlight packages and annotating photographs would be the responsibility of a human. But this year round, the job is placed in the hands of the Watson…

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Customer Behavior Analysis in the Telecom Arena


With increased competition in the telecom market, it has become even more vital for telecom operators to be proactive in providing services to their customers and to position themselves accurately in the complex market. Indeed, operators have generally shifted their focus from customer acquisition to customer retention, because with the near saturated market, it is simply deemed more cost-effective. Once big data enters the scene, operators get a leg up in understanding their customers and in making accurate business decisions. Using the right technology, telecoms can have access to the information they seek in almost real time. Why should we…

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Massive ransomware attack is causing chaos in airports, banks and more worldwide


A massive ransomware attack is causing havoc at airports, banks and many other institutions across Europe. It remains unclear who is behind the attack, but Moscow-based security firm Group-IB told Reuters it appears to be a coordinated effort simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine. While the attack seems to be more widely spread in Russia and Ukraine, it is also affecting companies in Denmark, Spain and the US. So far several companies have reported experiencing issues, including Copenhagen-based shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and Russia’s top oil producer Rosneft: We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites…

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