The FCC just voted to change the definition of broadband.
Broadband should now mean 25Mbps and higher. Before today’s vote, ISPs could legally advertise speeds from 4Mbps up as broadband. That’s laughably slow in our connected, always-streaming age.
The change in definition may not seem like a big deal but it will have major implications. ISPs will have to increase the speed to homes if they want to tell customers they are selling broadband. When people shop for an ISP, the word “broadband” goes a long way.
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"I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned."
"I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I were to guess like what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with the artificial intelligence. Increasingly scientists think there should be some regulatory oversight maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn't work out."
"Once you start to make machines that are rivaling and surpassing humans with intelligence, it's going to be very difficult for us to survive," he told the BBC. "It's just an inevitability."
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Chinese Food Chain Lets You Pay with Your Face
Shanghai franchise uses capillary network data to allow transactions via visage
Shanghai consumers can now take advantage of a one-of-a-kind food shopping experience. Those who shop at 100% Genuine Imported Food Chain Stores need only to present their faces and hands to complete a financial transaction.
In a world where cold, hard cash is slowly turning into museum artifacts, payment technologies excite consumers. Tap-to-pay NFC technologies require a card (easy to steal), Apple Pay is great but you would need an expensive device and other methods always require a separate object.
So how about Face Pay? Sounds like a great idea.
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An Atlanta couple was murdered while buying a car posted on Craigslist.
Investigators found the bodies of Bud and June Runion this week in southeast Georgia, where they went to buy a vintage Mustang.
In our local area, two men were arrested after they performed an armed robbery on one person and an attempted armed robbery on another. The victims were responding to ads posted on Craigslist.
Last year, a man in our city bought a used car on Craigslist, which later turned out to be stolen.
Sites like Craigslist, Backpage, Oodle and many others are a great way to find, buy and sell items. However, crooks and thieves have also found out that those same sites can be used as an easy way to commit crimes against unsuspecting citizens.
The bottom line is that you need to be smart, and cautious, if you are meeting someone to look at or buy items posted on these sites.
The best thing to do, if possible, is to meet them in a public place. A grocery store or mall parking lot where there are a lot of other people around is ideal. If that isn't possible, at least take some other steps to keep yourself safe. Don't go alone. Tell others where you are going and when you are expected to come back.
2015 Boise Code Camp March 21st
Boise State University
This free-to-the-community event has become Boise’s #1 technical event. Boise Code Camp offers a full day of technology learning for the best value possible: Free!
Register today, spend the day improving your game, learning with others from your technical community. Code Camp offers open sessions provided by leading technology professionals from Idaho and all over the northwest! Attendees choose their own sessions to attend and enjoy breakfast and lunch.
For 2015 we will have a dedicated all day Youth Track. Watch the younger generation show off their programming skills and see popular technologies to get our youth started. Children are wel-come to attend but must be accompanied by an adult at all times, daycare will not be provided.
This event is created, organized, and presented by software developers and other technology leaders as a service to the Boise technical community, and provides timely content for technology practitioners of all levels and interests.
Whether your interests run toward a fundamentals session on databases, learning to create better requirements, the latest in cloud computing, agile techniques and practices, or networking issues, Boise Code Camp will have something for you.
Even with the popularity of BCC, some people still do not know all about it, so help spread the word. There are plenty of ways to get involved and opportunities for everyone including presenting a session, helping with logistics, or corporate sponsorship.
Visit the web site to learn more today!
Mobile threat highlights from 2014 include:
Read more here: https://www.lookout.com/resources/reports/mobile-threat-report?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=content%20marketing&utm_campaign=mtr_1_15
What you "like" on Facebook is a strong predictor of personality type. If you like the cartoon The Oatmeal (pictured), you are far more likely to have a personality that is less cooperative or sympathetic and more competitive or antagonistic.
Are you a shy person with a snarky sense of humor who secretly craves hugs? You might be able to conceal that from your friends, but not from your computer. A new study of Facebook data shows that machines are now better at sussing out our true personalities than even our closest acquaintances.
The idea for the study came together last year when psychologist Youyou Wu and computer scientist Michal Kosinski, then both at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, watched Her, a 2013 science fiction film in which a man falls in love with his computer operating system. "By analyzing his digital records, his computer can understand and respond to his thoughts and needs much better than other humans," Wu says, "including his long-term girlfriend and closest friends." Wu and Kosinski wondered: Is that possible in real life?
Read more here: http://news.sciencemag.org/brain-behavior/2015/01/your-computer-knows-you-better-your-friends-do
State-approved screensavers, shared email addresses and why you must write Kim Jong Un's name in a font 20pc bigger
State-approved screensavers, shared email addresses and why you must write Kim Jong Un's name in a font 20pc bigger: Fascinating glimpse at computing in North Korea as state blames U.S. for THIRD net shut down 'in revenge for Sony hack'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2886269/Pictures-inside-North-Korea-accused-shutting-rogue-state-s-internet-revenge-Sony-hack.html#ixzz3Nhpbma2Q