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Cybersecurity experts at Microsoft's Windows Defender Security Intelligence Team this week reported their discovery of two new email-based phishing campaigns. One targets American Express users while the other targets Netflix customers. Both campaigns reportedly are very well-crafted, featuring legitimate logos and even fill-in forms that closely mimic those on the [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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As someone who's worked with AI for the last 30 years (yes, it was a thing 30 years ago), I've often thought of its capabilities were overrated and used for the wrong things in many cases. Now that it's cheap thanks to cloud computing, and much more effective thanks to [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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Tidy evaluation in R, or tidy eval for short, is a pretty complex topic. But for some specific uses, it's not all that complex. One important task that tidy eval helps handle is both useful and easy: incorporating functions from packages such as dplyr and ggplot2 inside your own custom [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
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SparkyLinux can ignite your daily computing experience. Its spark is pushing me to rethink my computing priorities. Regularly reviewing so many Linux operating systems for Linux Picks and Pans has a serious consequence for my computing sanity. Normally, I have a flirtatious episode with a new release each week. I'm [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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Facebook unveiled its Oculus Rift S virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It will be available this spring for $399. With the Rift 2, Oculus "is following some of the trends set by Vive -- inside-out tracking, incremental improvement, and focus on comfort," observed David [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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Our decentralized snippet application, powered by Blockstack, is starting to come together. We've seen how easy it is to add user authentication and basic persistence using Blockstack's JavaScript library, Blockstack.js. This week, we're going to add the ability to name snippets and the ability to save multiple snippets. In order [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
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For millennia, the world economy grew incrementally and slowly based on population growth and increasing trade across distances. Conversion of raw materials to finished goods was achieved through manual labor and processes – often through trial and error that could take centuries. After nearly 5,000 years of recorded history, the [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Google has pulled the wraps off Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform. Using the power of Google's global information infrastructure, Stadia can stream the highest-quality games to any screen, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in announcing the platform, which is expected to come online later this year. Stadia represents Google's [...]
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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