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    The voting rights activist who bought an allegedly stolen Dominion voting machine on eBay is still waiting for authorities to contact him about the purchase.  Last week, Harri Hursti, a Connecticut-based computer programmer and activist, told CNN that he bought the machine on eBay for $1200.  He went on to say that he contacted authorities in Michigan, where the machine originated, to tell them about his purchase. Hursti told CNN at the time that the machine was still sealed in its box in his home.  On Sunday, Hursti told DailyMail.com exclusively that the box is still in his home and that he hasn't heard from authorities in Michigan since last Monday.  The Finnish native explained that if the machine is stolen, as is claimed by Michigan officials, it would be first ever stolen voting machine in US history. Hursti said that while there is a documented history of voting machines being left behind in places or not being picked up after elections, there is no record of one being stolen.  Warner Media Privacy Policy On Sunday, Hursti told DailyMail.com...
    Lenovo's new glasses put a computer display inches from the eyes to give users more privacy when they're working or watching films.  Unveiled at IFA in Berlin this week, Lenovo Glasses T1 connect up to a laptop, smartphone or tablet via a USB-C connection.  They then show content from the device on two OLED screens, one on each lens in front of the eyes, offering a private display for 'on-the-go content consumption'.  Lenovo Glasses T1 will give users the impression that they are seeing content on a much bigger screen than the one on their physical device. They present a virtual computer display that appears large and generous but within the confines of a pocket-sized pair of glasses. Lenovo Glasses T1 will give users the impression that they are seeing content on a much bigger screen than the one on their physical device  Unveiled at IFA in Berlin this week, Lenovo Glasses T1 connect up to a laptop, smartphone or tablet via a USB-C connection. They then show content from the device on two OLED screens, one on each lens in...
    The fertile fields surrounding Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan famed for its fireflies, food and hundreds of historic temples, were filled for centuries with lush rice paddies and huge stretches of sugar cane. But drive north from the city today, passing the National Museum of Taiwan History, and you find yourself surrounded by scores of drab, low-slung industrial blocks. In place of rural serenity, there is the bustle of building sites. Clusters of young workers smoke and chat in the shade of trees while others scurry along the street under the fierce sun, clutching lunch grabbed from noodle stalls. ‘This was very different when I was growing up,’ said a local man in his 20s. ‘Now it is all engineers, scientists and new buildings.’ For Taiwan has discovered a lucrative new cash crop: the manufacture of cutting-edge computer chips, the tiny silicon semiconductors which are the building blocks of modern society from national defences through to electricity grids, health systems, stock trading, transport and mobile phones. Taiwan has discovered a lucrative new cash crop: the manufacture of cutting-edge computer...
    Elon Musk is reportedly looking at a potential investment deal between Neuralink and brain-computer startup Synchron that successfully implanted a chip into a severely paralyzed ALS patient in July. Four people who work or have worked at Neuralink told Reuters that Musk has expressed disappointment at the slow pace of progress on the company's brain implant device and recently approached the CEO of Synchron about a possible deal.  Brooklyn-based Synchron made history when it implanted a 1.5-inch long brain-computer interface (BCI) called a Stentrode into a patient's brain without the need for cutting into their skull - by accessing the brain via blood vessels. In contrast, Neuralink's device, which is being tested on monkeys, requires surgery to make a small incision to implant it.  Scroll down for video  Four people who work or have worked at Neuralink told Reuters that Musk has expressed disappointment at the slow pace of progress on the company's brain implant device, called the Link (seen above) Neuralink's device, which is being tested on monkeys, requires surgery to make a small incision to implant it, but Synchron's...
    A 48-year-old patient in New York City who is unable to move and speak due to severe paralysis from ALS became the first to receive a permanent brain implant that could allow him to communicate telepathically - a milestone for Synchron, the startup behind the technology, which beat Elon Musk's Neuralink to the punch with its advance. The procedure took place July 6 at Mount Sinai West medical center in Manhattan, where a 1.5-inch long implant - a brain-computer interface (BCI) as a stentrode - made of wires and electrodes was implanted into the patient's brain without the need for cutting into their skull or damaging tissue.  'The first-in-human implant of an endovascular BCI in the U.S. is a major clinical milestone that opens up new possibilities for patients with paralysis,' said Dr. Tom Oxley, CEO & Founder of Synchron, in a statement.  Scroll down for video 'The first-in-human implant of an endovascular BCI in the U.S. is a major clinical milestone that opens up new possibilities for patients with paralysis,' said Dr. Tom Oxley, CEO & Founder of Synchron,...
    Elon Musk's Neuralink rival Synchron has begun human trials of its brain implant that lets the wearer control a computer using thought alone. The firm's Stentrode brain implant, about the size of a paperclip, will be implanted in six patients in New York and Pittsburgh who have severe paralysis. Stentrode will let patients control digital devices just by thinking and give them back the ability to perform daily tasks, including texting, emailing and shopping online.  Although the implant has already been implanted and tested in Australian patients, the new clinical trial marks the first time it will be tested in the US. If successful, the Stentrode brain implant could be sold as a commercial product aimed at paralysis patients to regain their independence and quality of life.  Synchron appears to be advancing at a quicker pace than its rival in the field, Neuralink, which is owned by Elon Musk.  Stentrode consists of a scaffold made from a flexible alloy called nitinol. This scaffold is dotted with electrodes, which can record neural signals in the brain WHAT IS STENTRODE? Synchron's product, Stentrode, is a...
    A BRIDE-TO-BE cancelled her ''dream'' wedding after finding a shocking discovery on her partner's computer. Almost nothing compares to the heartbreak upon realising that the person you love turns out to be someone completely else. 2For Maria, the world turned upside down on one Thursday just months before her weddingCredit: TikTok/lifebymaria For one woman, this unfortunate discovery happened just months before her ''dream' wedding with the love of her life, Daily Star reported. In a clip posted to TikTok, one user shared how her world came crushing down after she stumbled upon a folder on her now-ex partner's work computer. The 25-year-old who goes by the name Maria (@lifebymaria) revealed the tragic story on social media. ''Imagine being engaged, 3 months away from your dream wedding, invitations are sent, and on a random Thursday finding out your fiancé has been hiding a porn folder which included photos of your sisters and his co-workers." read more relationship storiesBAD DATE I had the worst date - she hooked up with someone else and I drove her thereAISLE SAY! My mum-in-law is calling...
    The computer programming flaw known as the Millennium bug which plagued PCs in 2000 is back, with Microsoft Exchange users reporting similar problems accessing emails 22 years later.  The issue taking down exchange servers worldwide began as the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve.   System administrators at Microsoft have dubbed the glitch Y2K22 in reference to the Y2K bug, a computer programming issue which affected some computers at the turn of the millennium 22 years ago. As the new millennium approached, computer programmers realised that their software might not interpret 00 as 2000, but as 1900 - a glitch that many feared would spell disaster for governments, corporations, banks and industries worldwide.  Many economists predicted a worldwide recession, and doomsday flyers warning of an apocalyptic fallout as a result of computer malfunctions were published en-masse in the late 1990s.  Fortunately, the computer apocalypse never came to pass, with only minimal disruptions recorded, but the issue has come back to plague some Microsoft Exchange servers 22 years later. The issue taking down exchange servers worldwide began as the clock struck...
    THE LATEST Matrix film is about to hit cinemas this month but some scientists believe we're already living in a computer simulation. Here's four facts that scientists and conspiracy theorists use to claim we could be living in 'the Matrix'. 1Scientists continue to dispute whether we're actually living in the MatrixCredit: Rex Scientists inserted a computer virus into DNA Back in 2017, researchers at the University of Washington proved it was possible to embed malicious computer code in strands of DNA. They intended to prove that gene sequencing computers could be attacked in this way but conspiracy theorists use the study to suggest reality is computer coded. We can't prove we're not in a simulation Professor David Chalmers, from New York University, previously stated: "You’re not going to get proof that we’re not in a simulation, because any evidence that we get could be simulated". Some people use this as an argument for the simulation hypothesis and others use it as an argument against. Most read in TechTIKTOK DON'T STOP Who owns TikTok? The man behind the video sharing app...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new online threat could make businesses, governments and consumers vulnerable to cyberattacks. Now security experts are racing to get ahead of criminals. It surrounds a utility called Log4j, which is used in a range of devices, including smart watches, TVs, gaming consoles, printers, smart thermostats and cloud services. READ MORE: COVID Pandemic Has Led Healthcare Providers To Rethink How They Deliver Care To Community“This particular issue is extremely widespread just because it’s so common and used in many, many applications,” said Mark Ostrowski. Ostrowski, who is with the cybersecurity firm Check Point, says hackers have already tried to use the flaw to gain access to around half of the corporate networks worldwide. Now businesses, tech companies and governments are implementing patches to block them. “Very quickly it’s been fixed across multiple, multiple platforms,” said Ostrowski, “as well as cybersecurity companies have created protections against these things.” READ MORE: Bridge Prep Academy Of Village Green In Kendall Placed On Precautionary Code Red LockdownBut it’s possible networks have already suffered a breach. “This is at a scale that...
    Legend has it a humanoid creature covered in fur inhabits the forested areas along the west coast of the northern US and although stories of this mythical monster have been told since the 1800s, no one has been able to prove its existence. The closest and most compelling evidence of Bigfoot was captured in 1967, when Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson shot footage of a furry figure walking through Bluff Creek in Northern California. The grainy, one-minute clip has sparked many investigations into its authenticity and DailyMail.com received an early look of the History Channel’s ‘The Proof is Out There’ that dissects the famous film with the hopes of solving the mystery – was the figure someone in a suit or really Bigfoot? ‘The Proof is Out There’ episode about Bigfoot will run tonight at 10pm ET. The show has brought on a team of experts to use the latest and greatest technology for this mission, including artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms. ‘We are trying to figure out the origins of man, the big bang, evolution and if God...
    A sick trove of child porn found on Josh Duggar's work computer was protected by the same password used for his family's Instagram account, a court heard today. Prosecutors say Duggar used his business HP to download videos of minors being humiliated and abused but hid his sordid activity behind a device called a Linux partition. The Linux system effectively created a second, secret operating system on the same computer that could only be accessed by rebooting the machine, hitting F9 and manually typing in the password intel1988. It's behind this partition that the government says Duggar used encrypted 'peer-to-peer' software to anonymously search for and download child porn files from the dark web.  The court in Josh Duggar's trial heard Friday that child porn found on his computer was protected by the same password used for his family's Instagram account Josh Duggar and wife Anna are seen arriving for Friday's proceedings at his trial in Fayetteville Arkansas  The couple, pictured with six of their seven young children, subscribed to a service in 2013 called Covenant Eyes that monitors adult...
    In a potential breakthrough for regenerative medicine, scientists have created the first-ever living robots that can reproduce.  The millimetre-sized living machines, called Xenobots 3.0, are neither traditional robots nor a species of animal, but living, programmable organisms. Made from frog cells, the computer-designed organisms, created by a US team, gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped 'mouth' and release 'babies' that look and move like their parents.   Self-replicating living bio-robots could enable more direct, personalised drug treatment for traumatic injury, birth defects, cancer, ageing and more.  Xenobots 3.0 can gather hundreds of single cells, compress them and assemble them into 'babies' released from their Pac-Man-shaped mouths WHAT ARE XENOBOTS?Xenobots are neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal, but a living, programmable organism. They are made out of adapted stem cells from Xenopus laevis, an African species of frog.  Their shape has been designed by a computer to be able to replicate over multiple generations.   No animal or plant known to science replicates in this way. Xenobots will help developed computer-designed organisms for intelligent drug delivery.   Xenobots are the work...
    Microsoft will let you install Windows 11 on an unsupported computer, but will not offer updates of any kind. Yesterday those users who have an old computer that does not meet Microsoft’s requirements to install the future Windows 11 got good news when those from Redmond confirmed that they could finally install the new operating system through an ISO file, something that it could benefit experienced users who no longer felt the need to buy a new computer to make the leap to the new system. However, today we have bad news, because although Microsoft has once again pointed out that using an ISO file the user will be able to install Windows 11 on a computer that does not meet the requirements, you’re going to have to settle for a Windows 11 that can’t be updated, nor with those all-important security updates. Apparently, if you install Windows 11 on a computer that does not meet the requirements, it will be running in a kind of “unsupported state” so it will not receive Windows 11 updates, including important security updates...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. If you want to introduce some dynamism by teleworking and not spending too many hours sitting down, this desk base allows you to elevate your workspace in just a few seconds. If you need to work standing up or there are times when you cannot stop what you are doing, but you need to stretch your legs, this product can be the ideal solution to place on your office table. Its price is 74 euros once you apply the 10% discount coupon that is available. It has enough space to be able to put everything you need on top. It is a base with a height adjustable from 6 to 40 cm, which allows you to alternate between working seated when you want or standing when you need to stretch your legs. Thanks to this, it helps to minimize neck, back and joint pain from sitting for many hours in front of the computer. Buy Standing Desk on Amazon The measurements of this workstation are 65.3...
    Malware is often installed on a device with the idea of ​​obtaining private data, hijacking the information or displaying advertisements. But not all. Pandemic Pulse is the proof of this, a malware that the user can voluntarily download and aims to demonstrate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than a year. This has caused many get used to it or directly forget of it and the effects it is causing. The data of cases and deaths no longer impact as much as before, so an artist decided to create a new method to feel the impact of the pandemic: a malware for computers. The more cases of COVID-19, the slower the computer Justin Blinder, creator of the malware, is an artist and techie. The malware itself is called Pandemic Pulse, and it is an application that everyone can install voluntarily on your computer. Once the app is installed, it proceeds to perform its task: slow down the computer in relation to cases of COVID-19 and deaths from COVID-19 in the area....
    Laptops are very practical, but they have a flaw: They are not ergonomic when used on a table. It is a problem that this spectacular design solves. In the last year laptop sales have multiplied, for the reason we all know. A laptop is the most practical computer because you can use it anywhere, without depending on a table or an outlet. But in the end when you have to telework, study, or use it for a long time, you end up placing it on a table. And this is where the problems begin. A laptop is not designed to be used on a table, because the screen is glued to the keyboard. When you are sitting in the chair the screen is too low, so you have to bend your neck down. After a couple of hours of use your back, shoulders, and neck itself, they will begin to protest. A desktop PC is much more comfortable to use because the monitor is separate from the keyboard. The screen sits much higher, at eye level, without bending the neck....
    The first PC in history hit stores on August 12, 1981. Apple, Commodore, and to a lesser extent Tandy and Atari, were harvesting a huge success with their personal computers. In the early 1980s, IBM was the largest IT corporation on the planet, but all of its equipment was designed for business. Their price put them absolutely out of the reach of computer hobbyists. During the final stretch of the 70s, its executives underestimated the growth potential of a market, that of personal computers, which in 1979 had a turnover of no less than $ 15 billion. At the time, decisions at IBM were made by John Opel, and when he discovered that analysts had projected that the market for personal machines would grow 40% a year, he realized that they were missing a train that they could not afford to miss. IBM had disparaged the relevance of the personal computer market, but in the early 1980s its executives realized they had made a big mistake Opel needed to put a trusted man in charge of this project, and the...
    With more than 19 million units sold, Raspberry Pi it has been an unprecedented success around the world. A success built on hard work and a philosophy that has put open source and the conviction to reach everyone, before profits. If you still do not know Raspberry Pi, you should know that it is about a micro PC or barebón, a computer board the size of a credit card that works like a standalone computer capable of running various versions of Linux and even a special version of Windows 10. And it costs just over € 30. The Rapsberry Pi 4, marked an era when it came to lowering the price of its miniature computer even further. It has a modest 1.5 GHz processor and between 1 and 4 GB of RAM, enough to run some Linux distros and even Android without problems. It can be found for less than 60 euros. These are some little known functions of the Raspberry Pi, a series of uses that we can give to the motherboard to create a totally different device. It...
    These tiny implants could be the solution to the current connection problems of the systems that connect the human brain with computers, a field of science yet to be exploited. The possibilities of brain implants are almost endless, especially in the field of medicine, where the impact of this technology can be differential. As we saw with the brain implant that allowed a quadriplegic to control his prosthesis to eat independently, there are so many people out there who can get much needed help from this still very green field. Fortunately for everyone, there are many companies and researchers developing our technologies, interfaces and hardware to make the next steps faster and more secure. Examples of this are the mini-sensors that have just been developed at Brown University with the likes of Qualcomm. In many of the brain-computer options that exist today, the electrodes are implanted directly into the brain, and usually no more than two are implanted, in charge of stimulating and controlling the electrical activity of a few hundred neurons. The problem is that there are about 86...
    Today marks 40 years since the presentation of the IBM PC (IBM Personal Computer), a key machine in the history of modern computing, which brought personal computers to the mass public like no other. Although the term “personal computer” had been around since 1972 with the launch of the Xerox PARC and the 1975 Altair 8800 generated a legion of enthusiasts who two years later paved the way for the Apple II, the Tandy TRS 80 and the Commodore PET, no It was not until the arrival of the IBM PC that personal computers became popular with the mass public. IBM had already marketed its first desktop microcomputer, the 1975 IBM 5100, but by design and price ($ 20,000) it could not be considered a personal computer. The blue giant was then the most powerful technology company on the planet, but it sought to expand its business and enter the home computer market and he had the idea of ​​promoting a program that broke with everything he had been doing until then. Project Chess = IBM PC Code-named Project Chess,...
    IBM recognizes it on its company history page. It was not the first personal computer. Nor was it the most advanced. But he led the revolution that would bring personal computing to everyday life. Before the IBM PC or IBM PC, there were already personal computers or microcomputers. Some with integrated display. Others on the other hand, you had to connect them to a television. Each one with its processor. Incompatible with each other. But then IBM came along and turned its IBM PC Model 5150 an industry standard, a personal computer that other manufacturers would draw on. In a previous article I talked about the personal computers that the Italian created Olivetti and its determination to overshadow American giants like IBM. Precisely, in that text I mentioned the IBM 610 1957. Technically, one of the first personal computers. In practice, a simple desktop calculator. But for that time it was a breakthrough. And in 1975, IBM released its first desktop microcomputer, the IBM 5100. However, it was designed for professionals and scientists. And what to say about Apple ii...
    Although the technology was not as fast as it is now, in the 80s and 90s there were also prominent gadgets that are worth remembering. More than anything because a large part no longer exists, many of which have been developed into other more sophisticated products. Let’s see 5 80s gadgets that are in disuse. Walkman and discman We all remember the Sony Walkman, which dates back to 1984, and the discman, which emerged in 1987. One was to listen to music through cassettes and the other to do it with the CDs that were bought at that time. They went with batteries and if they used up, you had to buy others. They were undoubtedly a great revolution in the leisure of all the people of the moment. These gadgets have given way to many others later, now CDs have lived another life, focused on online downloads and online listening. Aiwa HR-S01, headphones If we now look back they seem to us really huge and ugly gadgets, but they solved our lives. In this case, the AIWM HR-S01, although...
    NASA said on Friday that had it successfully performed a 'very risky' maneuver and successfully switched the Hubble Space Telescope to its backup computer, which could pave the way for it to resume full operations soon. In an update, the US space agency said the switch 'was performed to compensate for a problem with the original payload computer that occurred on June 13 when the computer halted, suspending science data collection.' The switch, which started on Thursday, involved bringing the backup Power Control Unit (PCU) online, as well as the backup Command Unit/Science Data Formatter (CU/SDF) on the other side of the Science Instrument and Command & Data Handling (SI C&DH) unit. The PCU brings power to the SI C&DH components, while the CU/SDF sends and formats commands and data. NASA added that other pieces of hardware on the Hubble were also switched to alternate interfaces to connect to the backup SI C&DH. NASA successfully switched the Hubble Space Telescope to its backup computer, which could allow it to resume full operations soon The backup payload computer was...
    Microsoft has urged Windows users to install a security update immediately before their personal information is seriously compromised.  The tech giant found a serious vulnerability in its operating system that could let hackers install programs, view and delete data or even create new user accounts.  The vulnerability, known as PrintNightmare, is within Windows Print Spooler, a software programme that runs by default on Windows.   Windows Print Spooler helps your computer interact with the printer and manages all print jobs in your queue.    All versions of Windows are vulnerable, according to Microsoft, including its most recent major release, Windows 10.   Microsoft has offered patches for the flaw in its security update guide. The tech giant says all versions of Windows are vulnerable Microsoft detailed the flaw in its security update guide along with guidance on how Windows users can protect their system.  'A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations,' the firm says.  'An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with system privileges.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    London (CNN Business)A California startup that taught a computer to "taste" wine is using the technology to help winemakers improve their products and attract new customers.Founder Katerina Axelsson says Tastry uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze "tens of thousands of wines a year," generating vast reams of data to help winemakers and retailers target their products more effectively.Axelsson formed her idea as a chemistry student working at a winery, where she noticed "idiosyncrasies" in how wine was evaluated. A 100,000-gallon tank of wine would be divided in two and sold to two different brands, where it would end up in different bottles, sold at different prices and receive different scores from critics, she says.She began analyzing wine samples, identifying thousands of compounds. Using AI, she could see how these compounds interacted with each other, creating the wine's flavor profile. She then took that profile and used machine learning to compare its flavor, aroma, texture and color with other wines in the database. Tastry founder Katerina Axelsson with wine samples in a laboratory. The method allowed Axelsson to develop a...
    A new brain-computer interface (BCI) can turn 'mental handwriting' – the act of imagining yourself writing on a piece of paper – into text on a screen in real time.  The breakthrough system, developed by US researchers, uses a computer to decode attempted handwriting movements from signals in the brain.  The signals are detected by tiny square electrode arrays roughly the size of a baby aspirin pill, which have been inserted into the brain.  Researchers say the system could allow people with paralysis who don't have use of their hands or fingers to rapidly type messages.  In a clinical trial, a paralysed man used the BCI to write text on a computer screen just by thinking about the movements involved in handwriting.  The man was able to copy sentences and answer questions at a rate similar to that of someone his age typing on a smartphone.  Researchers are using tiny electrode arrays (pictured) to record signals from the motor cortex of the brain. Those signals can then be used to control robotic prostheses, computers or other devices. The hope is that such...
    London (CNN Business)In the market for a new car, smartphone or washing machine this year? A global shortage of computer chips could mean you have to wait a while and pay more.A growing number of manufacturers around the world are having trouble securing supplies of semiconductors, delaying the production and delivery of goods and threatening to push up the prices paid by consumers.Several factors are driving the crunch, which was initially concentrated in the auto industry. The first is the coronavirus pandemic, which plunged the global economy into recession last year, upending supply chains and changing consumer shopping patterns. Carmakers cut back orders for chips while tech companies, whose products were boosted by lockdown living, snapped up as many as they could. Other shocks, such as US government sanctions on Chinese technology companies and extreme weather, have also contributed to the shortage of supply. Ford posts strong earnings but warns chip shortage will get worse before it gets betterThe computer chips in highest demand are not particularly sophisticated or expensive. But they're indispensable components used in everything from kitchen...
    (Photo: .) More than a pandemic year later, many Spaniards continue to telecommute and make video calls with family and friends to alleviate the distance. What at first was a lifeline in the absence of physical contact, has become a real headache for some. In fact, there are already studies that indicate that it is normal for people who make video calls regularly to suffer from exhaustion and fed up. That is why a tool has already been born so that you can escape discreetly: Zoom Escaper. This new functionality is a widget Free with a wide library of audios that imitate unbearable sounds so you can tell your colleagues that you are leaving the video call to try to solve it. There is everything from construction sites to dog barking and baby crying. In the specialized portal The Verge They have analyzed them all and recommend a classic: connection problems. The effect mimics glitches in the audio, causing the speaker’s voice to be choppy, making it very easy to slip away. To use it, you simply have to download...
    Nerves are increasing among citizens who are pending procedures with the SEPE, especially since they have not been able to access in any way for three days and it is not known when normality will resume. Therefore, the Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz, has asked this Thursday “tranquility” to the users of the Public Service of State Employment (SEPE) after the ‘cyberattack’ that the agency’s computer system suffered on Tuesday. Díaz, at a press conference to explain the social agreement on the so-called ‘Riders Law’, has assured that “There is no risk” or with respect to the data of the users who act held by the SEPE or in relation to workers’ rights. Thus, he recalled that the deadlines for requesting benefits have been paralyzed –will not compute until normal service is restored – and there will be no problems in the recognition of rights and benefits. “The terms will be suspended and it will be paid with absolute normality. There is no risk of not collecting benefits,” said the minister, who, for security reasons, has not...
    The end of Donald Trump’s term fueled information about the conspiracy theories of QAnon, especially by the presence of the so-called Q-Shaman, the man who stormed the Capitol dressed in buffalo skins. But now some followers have returned to be a trend for their crazy ideas about the interview what Oprah Winfrey did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This current maintains that there is a whole pedophilia and satanism network related to names like Obama, Tom Hanks or Oprah and defend the ideas of the former Republican president. However, they now seem to have focused on the commented appearance of the Dukes of Sussex on American television. Last Sunday’s interview has called attention to some of the statements about the British royal house, especially by Meghan Markle, who said that she thought about taking her own life and that some members of his family questioned the color that little Archie would have. But QAnon has focused his attention on the journalist and some argue that Oprah Winfrey figure was made with CGI (generated image By computer). The main argument...
    The State Public Employment Service (SEPE) does not leave one when it enters another. This Wednesday, its activity is still suspended throughout Spain, for 20 hours, because of a computer attack. “For reasons beyond the control of SEPE, the website and the electronic headquarters are not available. We will notify you when they are operational again. We regret the inconvenience caused,” the agency has warned. A fact that is already being investigated by the National Cryptological Center, dependent on the CNI (National Intelligence Center) and the computer equipment of the SEPE itself. The IT managers of the SEPE are trying identify where this virus has entered, which has affected both the computers in the workstations and the laptops of the teleworking staff, in order to restore services as soon as possible. This is indicated by the Central Trade Union Independent and Officials (CSIF), which verify that this virus in the computer system has paralyzed its activity throughout the country, both in the 710 offices that provide face-to-face service, and in the 52 telematics. They explain that this situation has...
    The Spanish National Intelligence Center (CNI) is already analyzing the origin of the cyberattack that has left the computer system of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) without service on Tuesday morning and has not yet been fully resolved. As reported by the newspaper ABC, the National Cryptological Center, which depends on the CNI, is trying to trace the origin of the ransonware -a type of program that ‘hijacks’ the computer services of a company or organization and asks for money in exchange for releasing them – which paralyzes the organization. The attack means that, at this time in the afternoon, the agency cannot provide its service normally through the internet and also in the offices. From the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy they have communicated that “they deeply regret the inconvenience caused to SEPE users due to this cyberattack.” For his part, the general director of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), Gerardo Gutiérrez, has assured in an interview in RNE that no data theft occurred due to the incident and that it has not affected the...
    Archive image of an employment office (Photo: EFE) The computer system of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) has suffered a computer attack on Tuesday that has paralyzed the services it provides through the internet and also in the offices, according to sources from the Ministry of Labor have informed Efe. Likewise, these sources ensure that a team of technicians and experts are already working to be able to return to normal activity as soon as possible and that the 060 hotline will enable the possibility of receiving information about this incident. From the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy they have communicated that “they deeply regret the inconvenience caused to SEPE users due to this cyberattack.” The CSIF union has explained in a statement that it is a virus (Ransonware) that has affected both the computers at the workstations and the laptops of the teleworking staff. This situation will cause “a delay in the management of hundreds of thousands of appointments throughout Spain”, has assured CSIF, and adds to the problems that the SEPE has been dragging, both in...
    An artificial intelligence system has been developed that can delve into your mind and learn which faces and types of visage you find most attractive.  Finnish researchers wanted to find out whether a computer could identify facial features we find attractive without any verbal or written input guiding it. The team strapped 30 volunteers to an electroencephalography (EEG) monitor that tracks brain waves, then showed them images of 'fake' faces generated from 200,000 real images of celebrities stitched together in different ways. They didn't have to do anything - no swiping right on the ones they like - as the team could determine their 'unconscious preference' through their EEG readings.  They then fed that data into an AI which learnt the preferences from the brain waves and created whole new images tailored to the individual volunteer.  In the future, the results and the technique could be used to determine preferences or get an understanding of unconscious attitudes people may not speak openly about, including race, religion and politics, the team explained. The team strapped 30 volunteers to an electroencephalography (EEG)...
    Apple usually hosts an event March to announce new products and this year is expected to be no different. Although the tech giant has not confirmed the event, speculations on what could be released are flooding the web – specifically a new iMac computer. An image shows a new model in five different colors, echoing that of the iconic bulbous iMac G3 released in 1999. A video shared by well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser on YouTube shows renders of the redesigned system in options for silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold. A video shared by well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser on YouTube s hows renders of the redesigned system in options for silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold Sources are going back and forth to whether there will be a March event and what products will be revealed – rumors have suggested we could see new AirPods, iMacs and the long awaited AirTags. However, the latest iMac could make waves in the industry because it will send some users down memory lane. Prosser...
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is celebrating Steve Jobs who would have been 66 years old on Wednesday. Cook shared a tweet wishing the late co-founder a happy birthday, along with celebrating Jobs' technology that 'brought us together in limitless ways' during a year that many were under lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. 'That's a testament to Steve's life and the legacy he left, which continue to inspire me every day,' Cook wrote in the tweet that included a black-and-white image of Jobs smiling. Jobs, who co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976, died October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. Scroll down for video  Apple CEO Tim Cook is celebrating Steve Jobs who would have been 66 years old on Wednesday Jobs, along with Wozniak and Wayne, created Apple on April 1, 1976 that was originally about selling computer kits that led to the first product known as Apple I. From there the team built other computers, each more advanced than the previous, and in 1984 they introduced the...
    The father-of-two who shot dead two FBI agents as they closed in on him in a dawn raid on his Florida apartment was the subject of a 'run of the mill' child pornography case that involved trading images of children engaged in sex acts.   David Lee Huber, 55, shot dead Special Agent Daniel Alfin, 36, and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, on Tuesday as they tried to execute a search warrant to seize his computer as part of their case.  The FBI has not released any details about what Huber was being investigated for and the federal court-approved search warrant for the raid is still sealed. Law enforcement sources, however, told the Miami Herald that it was a 'run of the mill' investigation.  He was suspected of exchanging pornographic images of underage children engaging in sex acts. Huber was not believed to have manufacturing child porn, which is a more severe crime.  The FBI is still examining the contents of Huber's computer for evidence. In addition, agents are also now investigating how their routine raid ended in bloodshed. David...
    Virgin Galactic has announced a new flight window for the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity. The window will open on February 13 with opportunities to fly throughout February, the company said, pending good weather conditions and technical readiness. The flight, which will take off from Spaceport America in New Mexico's Jornada del Muerto desert, comes nearly two months after a December 12 mission was aborted due to a malfunction with the onboard computer.  'The team has since conducted the root cause analysis, completed the corrective work required, and carried out extensive ground testing,' Virgin Galactic said in a statement. 'The next stage will be to assess and verify this work during a rocket-powered flight.'  It will also incorporate all of the original test objectives, including testing livestream capability, evaluating the customer cabin, and assessing the upgraded horizontal stabilizers and flight controls during the boost phase of the flight.  Scroll down for video Virgin Galactic announced the new launch window for the next test of its SpaceShipTwo Unity spacecraft will begin February 13, almost exactly two months after the last...
    (CNN)Modern science often makes some unbelievable claims, but the discipline that seems to be the most outrageous may well be quantum physics. Commonly mentioned quantum ideas include cats simultaneously being alive and dead until someone looks at them and multiple worlds where not only are all things possible, but all things actually happen -- at least in a parallel reality. Don LincolnWith such mind-bending predictions, it is entirely reasonable to imagine that no useful technology could arise from quantum physics. However, this is not true. Physicists, engineers and computer scientists are trying to harness the counterintuitive behavior of quantum mechanics to build quantum computers, leading eventually to a quantum internet.And this effort isn't just an abstract goal of academics; it has been identified by the US government as an important national initiative. Federal agencies have begun to lay out the framework for an American quantum infrastructure. The Department of Energy, for example, plans to link together its laboratories with a quantum internet. A quantum internet is both similar and different to the ordinary internet. It is similar in that...
    It's supposed to help bosses make sure work meetings are productive. But a new computer system that can tell when employees are bored has been condemned as an alarming form of 'workplace surveillance'. Microsoft has filed a patent for a network designed to monitor and score body language, speech and facial expressions at meetings via cameras, sensors and software. But a new computer system that can tell when employees are bored has been condemned as an alarming form of 'workplace surveillance' (stock image) The 'insight computing system' will analyse how often each participant speaks and their speech patterns, picking up on signs indicating a drop in productivity such as boredom and tiredness. Their scores can then be cross-referenced with time spent texting, checking email and browsing the internet, using the software giant's Office 365 software, the patent says. All of the information gathered by the system would be combined into an 'overall quality score' for meetings.  As well as in-person meetings, it could be used to monitor those held online. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    LONDON – Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has signed up to judge the winner of a ‘war game’ designed to help firms find alternatives to mass layoffs in the face of a coronavirus-driven slowdown. Confronted with the most unpredictable pandemic in memory, cost-conscious firms have already axed millions of staff worldwide, while UK redundancies hit a record high of 314,000 in the quarter to Sept. 30, official data showed on Tuesday. Unilever-owned tech firm uFlexReward created the COVID-19 War Game to allow executives to explore the impact of huge job cuts on their future earnings prospects. “Many companies across the UK are facing financial strains as a result of the COVID crisis,” Haldane told Reuters. “Simulation tools can help us understand how best to alleviate these strains while preserving jobs, in a way that helps both businesses when making difficult commercial decisions and policymakers when making difficult economic decisions.” The game, designed during Britain’s first lockdown this year and available free to play on the uFlexReward website, calls on players to devise a strategy to cut people costs...
    LONDON – Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has signed up to judge the winner of a ‘war game’ designed to help firms find alternatives to mass layoffs in the face of a coronavirus-driven slowdown. Confronted with the most unpredictable pandemic in memory, cost-conscious firms have already axed millions of staff worldwide, while UK redundancies hit a record high of 314,000 in the quarter to Sept. 30, official data showed on Tuesday. Unilever-owned tech firm uFlexReward created the COVID-19 War Game to allow executives to explore the impact of huge job cuts on their future earnings prospects. “Many companies across the UK are facing financial strains as a result of the COVID crisis,” Haldane told Reuters. “Simulation tools can help us understand how best to alleviate these strains while preserving jobs, in a way that helps both businesses when making difficult commercial decisions and policymakers when making difficult economic decisions.” The game, designed during Britain’s first lockdown this year and available free to play on the uFlexReward website, calls on players to devise a strategy to cut people costs...
    As the crowd at a Sunday rally in Carson City, Nevada, chanted “Lock him up,” President Donald Trump accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of being a “corrupt politician” and said the Biden family is a “criminal enterprise.” “In 2016, you voted to fire this corrupt and decrepit political establishment and you elected an outsider as president who is finally putting America first,” Trump told the rally. “Joe Biden is and always has been a corrupt politician. He always has been. And as far as I’m concerned, the Biden family is a criminal enterprise. It really is.”(RELATED: Trump Reads List Of Statues Commission Wants Removed From Washington — Then Throws Away Letter) T The New York Post reported Wednesday that an email recovered from a laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019 showed that both Hunter Biden and then-Vice President Joe Biden met with a top executive of  Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company where Hunter Biden eventually landed a seat on the board of directors. The Biden campaign has denied that any meeting took...
    Washington (CNN Business)Microsoft has disrupted a massive hacking operation that it said could have indirectly affected election infrastructure if allowed to continue. The company said Monday it took down the servers behind Trickbot, an enormous malware network that criminals were using to launch other cyberattacks, including a strain of highly potent ransomware. Microsoft said it obtained a federal court order to disable the IP addresses associated with Trickbot's servers, and worked with telecom providers around the world to stamp out the network. The action coincides with an offensive by US Cyber Command to disrupt the cybercriminals, at least temporarily, according to The Washington Post.Microsoft (MSFT) acknowledged that the attackers are likely to adapt and seek to revive their operations eventually. But, Microsoft said, the company's efforts reflect a "new legal approach" that may help authorities fight the network going forward.Trickbot allowed hackers to sell what Microsoft said was a service to other hackers — offering them the capability to inject vulnerable computers, routers and other devices with other malware. Read More"Adversaries can use ransomware to infect a computer system used...
    On March 1, 2019, back when few mainstream politicians used the term "systemic racism" while discussing law enforcement aimed at people of color, Boulder Police Officer John Smyly starred in a viral video that captured his over-the-top harassment of Zayd Atkinson, a Black student at Naropa University he rousted for picking up trash on his own property. Smyly subsequently resigned in advance of likely suspension or firing, and Boulder agreed to pay Atkinson a reported $125,000 settlement over the episode. Nonetheless, Smyly is still earning a paycheck from Boulder. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, he remained an official employee of the city's police department until February 2020 as a result of vacation time, administrative leave and sick days he'd collected prior to his supposed exit. Moreover, he was hired in January for what the paper described as "a two-year term position as a civilian training and development coordinator" in the computer support department of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. Smyly won't be completing this assignment — but neither will he be leaving the position right away. The Boulder County...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Lual Mayen wasn’t old enough to walk when he fled South Sudan with his family to a refugee camp in northern Uganda, where he lived for 22 years. Food was scarce. School didn’t exist. “It was not an easy journey…I lost two of my sisters,” he said. By the time he was 15, he saw his first computer in passing, and over the next three years, his mother worked to secretly save cash to buy him one. “I couldn’t believe that it was real,” he said in a story powerfully reported by Ryan Bergeron. “Where can I even charge the computer? Where can I even go and learn?…There was nobody that could train me.” Mayen walked three hours to the nearest basecamp to charge the computer. “If [my mother] was able to take us from a war-torn country to an environment of a refugee, I can also make it,” he said. He taught himself to code and design, and he set out...
    Scientists are creating 3D-printed brain chips which could be used to treat nervous system conditions, including paralysis, by detecting and firing electrical signals.    The chip has been developed and successfully tested on animals, and researchers are now hopeful it can be adapted for use in humans.  It will also be able to connect to a computer and offer a host of next-generation medical benefits, scientists say.    Scroll down for video   The chips (pictured) have been developed and successfully tested on animals and researchers are now hopeful it can be adapted for use in humans The neural implant (pictured) connects to a computer that will offer a host of next generation medical benefits and expand the current range of treatments Linking the human brain to a computer is usually the work of science fiction writers and filmmakers, but moves are underway to make the technology a reality.  Last month, Elon Musk hosted a high-profile event where he spoke about the developments with his own version of brain chip technology, Neuralink.  However, innovation in the field is being held back by...
    AN ARTIFICIALLY intelligent algorithm that has been trained in biblical scripture has been coming up with its own 'prophecies'. The creation is called AI Jesus and it's already spoken about a "plague" and "the end of days". 2The creation has been called AI JesusCredit: Vetta - Getty The algorithm was created by engineer and quantum researcher George Davila Durendal. He explained in a blogpost: "I present to you A.I. Jesus. An artificial intelligence of my invention created from the King James Bible and nothing else. "This A.I. learned human language from reading the bible and nothing else; absorbing every word more thoroughly than all the monks of all the monasteries that have ever been." Durendal told the AI to write predictions about three topics. 2The AI came up with some pretty scary statementsCredit: Alamy The topics were called "The Plague", "Caesar" and "The End of Days". The full text is full of glitches, just like a lot of things purely written using artificially intelligent software. However, some of it makes sense and reads like terrifying doomsday prophecies. One section...
    A FUTURISTIC "Apple Glass" headset could totally replace your iPhone – by giving you augmented reality cyber-vision. Amazing concept footage of the rumoured headset has been mocked up by a skilled designer, giving us a glimpse of our sci-fi futures. 4Apple hasn't unveiled an AR headset – but one is rumoured to be in the worksCredit: Iskander Utebayev Apple has been expected to release "smart specs" that let you see computer-generated images for years. And some insiders have suggested the tech may be launching soon. Now designer Iskander Utebayev has mocked up concept designs showing off what the headset might look like. The genius system lets you see apps and games – and even a virtual keyboard – all floating in the air in front of you. 4Designer Iskander Utebayev has mocked up designs for a possible Apple Glass productCredit: Iskander Utebayev You can reach out and touch these virtual screens, just like in sci-fi film Minority Report. The long-rumoured Apple Glass specs are reportedly designed to overlay computer-generated images onto the real world around you. Augmented reality is when...
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