Technology

Google Photos Can Recognize Your Pets today

Machine learning has, for too long, ignored your dog, head cocked plaintively to the side, wondering why his face has not been recognized as well as also also categorized (“CHAMP!”) alongside others in your smartphone such as “Mom,” or “Mike,” or any number of different humans whose faces are algorithmically detected as well as also also grouped together in your ...

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Google Maps Stopped Showing Distance As Calories in addition to Cupcakes Because People Haaaated the item

The calorie count shows up on the map if the driving directions you’ve requested cover a short distance. If you already have walking selected, the calories are shown inside the step-by-step directions, yet not the map. Basically, the item wants to try to encourage you to walk instead of driving by showing you how many calories you’d burn. A walk ...

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Not Everyone is usually Happy About Amazon Building Its Second Headquarters In Their Towns

As cities across the country beg along with clamor to become the second headquarters location for Amazon, civic leaders in many places — including Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, along with Nashville — are calling for a more critical eye. In an open letter to the Amazon CEO sent Tuesday morning, 73 civic groups through cities along with towns around the country ...

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At Long Last, You Can Buy Stuff Lots Of Places With Venmo

Until today, Venmo’s devoted users have only been allowed to use the app to pay people they know — along with not to buy stuff, particularly coming from people they don’t know. which will change dramatically starting on Tuesday, when PayPal, the company which owns Venmo, will begin opening up the app to the more than 2 million US retailers ...

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Twitter Doesn’t Seem To Be Very Great At Enforcing Doxxing Bans

When actor Rose McGowan doxxed someone by tweeting a private phone number last week, Twitter acted quickly to restrict her account until she deleted the tweet, which was in violation of the platform’s terms of service. although a BuzzFeed News analysis of thousands of tweets inside same timeframe, as well as thousands more a week later, shows in which Twitter’s ...

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Content Ad Networks Say Russian Trolls Did Not Use Their Platforms For Election Propaganda

Content recommendation ad networks such as Outbrain along with also Taboola, whose clicky content sprawls across the web, say they found no evidence that will Russian ads or different forms of election tampering took place on their platforms during the 2016 election. Outbrain claims to reach more than 550 million visitors per month via content recommendation modules that will places ...

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