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  • People report feeling strongly about the importance of local public libraries; people actually using libraries less.
  • 1/3 (≈) of respondents 16+ said libraries should “definitely” remove some print books and stacks "to free up space for technology hubs"
  • 1/2 (≈) of those surveyed said libraries should “definitely” make 3-D printing technologies available
  • "Lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection."
  • "Transfer as many files as you’d like, with no file size limits, while also not counting against your data plan due to its use of Wi-Fi."
  • Portal is the latest app from Pushbullet
  • Photos could "employ an algorithm that would make it look like a Van Gogh or a Picasso."
  • "Demo illuminates what could be possible by employing Deep Neural Network vision models" (object and face recognition combination).
  • Google working on a similar project with DayDream; RealMac released an experimental app called Deep Dreamer.
  • Developed by Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS)
  • Uses 66 cameras and projectors to capture 150,000 3D points on the body 60 times a second.
  • "The fourth dimension (time) allows it to record how the body deforms as it moves."
  • Augur will allow participants to wager money on any future event of their choosing.
  • Software will set odds, collect bets, disperse the winnings; system will not be controlled by any person or entity; Bitcoin only.
  • "An estimated 1% of every pot will go to keep the system running. The average vig today is about 10x that."
  • German researchers developed new technology "that identifies a person in poor lighting or even in absolute darkness."
  • This solves "one of the main issues of the modern face recognition systems."
  • Will be a major asset for law enforcement and security services.
  • Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last year but was developing Windows 10
  • Windows 10 breaks up operating system components so that separate parts can be updated independently
  • Microsoft has hinted at continuing to update Windows as a service, updating regularly
  • Learning-games market to grow $2.3 billion by 2017
  • Kinect study finds games that support physical observation in the real world are 5x more effective than screen only versions
  • Goal is to create more mixed reality platforms connecting virtual and physical worlds
  • Blocked due to "security concerns," Adobe is working to fix flaws
  • Earlier this year, YouTube stopped using Flash to switch to HTML5 default player
  • Facebook's chief security officer asked Adobe to announce an "end of life" date for Flash.
  • Through speech, facial expression, and eye movements
  • Algorithm developed that is 75% effective in diagnosing depression
  • Software also used vowel-spacing to increase effectiveness of diagnosis by an additional 10%.
  • "Calculator created by NPR is based upon University of Oxford research."
  • "Explored which jobs from 702 roles are most likely to be computerised."
  • Accountants and telemarketing roles at risk; creative jobs at least risk.
  • The prototype uses a Google Mail plug-in called Read Me and works by substituting specific words with ambiguous ones
  • It reduces the information disclosed to eavesdroppers or computer systems that monitor online communications
  • There's been increasing interest in encryption since Edward Snowden leaked documents about government surveillance
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