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  • PredictionIO's Simon Chan on Machine Learning by Devs for Devs

    16 September 2014, 8:29 pm by: Jack M. Germain

    PredictionIO is building the MySQL of prediction. The young company recently released version 0.7.3 of its open source machine-learning server. Unlike typical prediction algorithms and open source libraries, PredictionIO is based on making machine learning…
  • Web-Surfing Adults More Infection-Prone Than Teens

    16 September 2014, 6:56 pm by: John P. Mello Jr.

    American teens spend a lot more time online than older Web surfers, yet it doesn't seem to increase their vulnerability to malicious activity. Teens last year spent a little more than four hours a day on the Net, while adults in the 50-to-64 age bracket burned…
  • XSS Flaw Burns a Hole in Kindle Security

    16 September 2014, 4:55 pm by: Richard Adhikari

    Security consultant Benjamin Mussler last week warned that the Kindle e-book library had a cross-site scripting vulnerability. It appears Amazon previously had fixed the XSS flaw but two months ago reintroduced it in a new version of the "Manage Your Kindle"…
  • Destiny Teams Race to Vault of Glass Finish Line

    16 September 2014, 12:40 pm by: Peter Suciu

    Bungie's second special Destiny event, dubbed "Vault of Glass," went live early Tuesday. Bungie calls it "the most elaborate mission" it has ever created. Only gamers who have reached Level 26 will qualify. Attempts to complete the Raid are being streamed live…
  • Soft Super-Suit Could Make Soldiers Stronger

    16 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Katherine Noyes

    A new, flexible robotic suit funded by the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency could enable soldiers to walk longer distances with less fatigue and also improve mobility for disabled civilians. Called the "Soft Exosuit," the biologically…
  • Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two?

    15 September 2014, 5:58 pm by: Katherine Noyes

    Fires may be easy to start, but putting them out is a different matter. Case in point: the Systemd inferno. What started a few weeks ago as a relatively straightforward controversy over an oft-debated technology Visit the VMware Tech Center has now virtually…
  • Medical Trials to Test Usefulness of Apple's HealthKit

    15 September 2014, 4:31 pm by: Richard Adhikari

    Stanford and Duke Universities reportedly will use Apple's HealthKit in medical trials.…
  • Rise of the Smartwatch

    15 September 2014, 9:57 am by: Rob Enderle

    Taken separately, last week's announcements from Apple, Intel and T-Mobile were impressive. Intel and T-Mobile basically announced they were going to explode the existing mobile market, changing it dramatically. Apple embraced some slow-moving technologies,…
  • Feds Wielded Baseball Bat to Win Yahoo's NSA Cooperation

    12 September 2014, 6:23 pm by: Richard Adhikari

    The Obama administration threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 daily if it wouldn't comply with demands to hand over user information to the NSA, Yahoo has disclosed. Yahoo had filed suit against the demands in 2007, citing the Fourth Amendment. "They…

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