Videostream: MIT’s new AI can keep streaming video from buffering.

When watching a videostream on your media streamer/network media player, there is little that is more annoying than constant stopping and starting and showing a screen that reads “loading.”   Buffering and pixelation are the scourge of streaming video. It ruins the experience for viewers, and is a headache for streaming services. But the good news is that a  research team
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Russian hacking: Group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels

Since as early as last fall, the Russian hacking group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear, has targeted victims via their connections to hacked hotel Wi-Fi networks, according to a new report from security firm FireEye, which has closely tracked the group’s intrusions, including its breach of the Democratic National Committee ahead of last year’s election. Last
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Tech news today: Palantir, the tech giant that wields as much real- world power as Google

In our tech news today, we examine Palantir, the CIA-backed startup, a Minority Report come true. It is all-powerful, yet no one knows it even exists. Palantir does not have an office; it has a “SCIF” on a back street in Palo Alto, California. SCIF stands for “sensitive compartmentalized information facility”. Palantir says its building
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News reddit: Reddit is redesigning to look more like facebook

In news reddit, the news aggregator giant after raising $200 million in new venture funding says it’s ready to catch up with the rest of the internet by undergoing a polished redesign. The money has been donated by a number of Silicon Valley firms and individual investors, meaning the company’s overall value currently sits around the
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Computer hacking: How hackers broke into voting machines in 90 minutes at a Las Vegas competition

On Friday, hackers at a computer hacking competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in less than two hours, exposing glaring deficiencies in the security of U.S voting infrastructure. The voting machines used were manufactured by multiple companies including Diebolds, Sequoia and Winvote equipment, and were purchased over
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Android apps: Android could soon show how much battery your wireless headphones have

Android apps Open Source Project is working on a way for the Google-powered platform to track the battery life of Bluetooth devices, according to a report from XDA Developers. While iPhone users have been able to track the battery levels of their Bluetooth accessories since iOS 9, Android users don’t have such a uniform way of tracking their peripherals’ power.
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Voice recognition: Mozilla is crowd sourcing to make AI work for the people

With the voice recognition In the current AI boom, it’s obvious who has it: tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Baidu. Now Project Common Voice, a new project from the Mozilla (the nonprofit creator of the Firefox browser) is experimenting with an alternative to data monopolies, by asking users to pool information in order to
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Porsche cayenne quits Le Mans’ top tier to join electric racing series Formula E

To make room for the new series in its motorsport program, the German manufacturer will end its involvement in the prototype LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC), where it just won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans. This makes Porsche cayenne the second major manufacturer in the top class of WEC to
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Internet speed test: Cable Lobby and the Broadband Competition in the U.S

In terms of internet speed test, broadband is any high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access. Given the fact that the FCC recently bumped the standard definition of broadband to 25 Mbps to highlight competition gaps; reclassified ISPs as common carriers; passed real net neutrality rules for the first time ever; taken aim at the
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Apple news: Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the latest in apple news that the App giant is removing all its major VPN apps from the App store in China. These Apps were being used by internet users to overcome the censorship system in the Country. However the app continues to be available for
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