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Raspberry Pi Partners With CoderDojo To Empower Kid Coders

Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo are investing in the next generation of programmers. The two foundations are joining in a merger that will help young people all over the world learn how to code ...

15 hours ago from HotHardware

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Chinese fans trash blackout as Google AI wins again

Chinese netizens fumed Thursday over a government ban on live coverage of Google algorithm AlphaGo's battle with the world's top Go player, as the programme clinched their three-match series ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Phys.org

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Paper fingerprints could thwart counterfeiters

At a quick glance, a sheet of paper may seem very uniform and much like all others. Look closer, however, and you'll see that it's made up of a random jumble of tiny interwoven wood ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Gizmag

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Curious AI learns by exploring game worlds and making mistakes

Algorithms with a taste for exploration can learn how to play video games and might be able to pick up other skills much faster than conventionally taught AIs

12 hours ago from Newscientist

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From blue and black dresses to turbine blades—here's the science of 'fake fake' photographs

Whether it's a blue and black dress - or white and gold depending on your take - or a pair of legs streaked with white paint, eagle-eyed viewers are always keen to debate a visual illusion when ...

Thu 25 May 17 from Phys.org

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Using Bitcoin to prevent identity theft

A reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin is a digital-currency scheme designed to wrest control of the monetary system from central banks. With Bitcoin, anyone can mint money, provided ...

Wed 24 May 17 from TechXplore

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Manchester attack: Government could 'exploit public fears' to launch attack on people's rights, activists warn

Attempts to keep us safe could actually empower criminals and terrorists, the Open Rights Group has warned

Wed 24 May 17 from The Independent

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NY Attorney General: $18.5 million settlement with Target

Target Corp. has reached an $18.5 million settlement over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas in 2013, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Tue 23 May 17 from Phys.org

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Drones and AI combine to combat poaching in southern Africa

Drones have the potential to play a big role in protecting endangered species, with a number of trials being conducted to investigate how small aerial surveillance aircraft can be used ...

Mon 22 May 17 from Gizmag

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A high-speed emergency lane for the information superhighway

With emergency services and disaster response teams reliant on the latest data, a traffic jam on the information superhighway can be fatal. In an effort to circumvent any digital roadblocks, ...

Tue 23 May 17 from Gizmag

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