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Posted Monday, May 21, 2018 by Jeff Safire

A new platform aims to identify offenders by matching voice recordings to speech samples stored in a massive database, raising privacy concerns.


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Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Subtle changes to letter shapes can embed messages By Charles Q. Choi Image: Columbia University Computer scientists have now invented a way to hide secret messages in ordinary text by imperceptibly changing the shapes of letters. The new technique, named FontCode, works with common font families such as Times Roman and Helvetica. It is…


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Posted Monday, May 7, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Clark School researchers take a new computational approach to understanding brain’s function. Sponsored by University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering The brain has been called the most complicated biological structure on Earth. Electrical engineers and neuroscientists in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering are working together to…


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Posted Monday, Apr 30, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Is 5G a reason to merge, or just an excuse to get regulators to allow it? By Chaim Gartenberg April 30, 2018 After years of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally announced plans to merge. And while there’s plenty of steps that the two companies will have to go through to convince…


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Posted Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Graphics processors are on a supercharged development path that eclipses Moore’s Law, says Nvidia’s Jensen Huang By Tekla S. Perry An exuberant Jensen Huang, who gave a keynote and popped up on stage during various events at Nvidia’s 2018 GPU Technology Conference (GTC) held in San Jose, Calif., last week, repeatedly made the point…


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