Daily Archives: July 5, 2019

London police’s face recognition system gets it wrong 81% of the time

https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613922/london-polices-face-recognition-system-gets-it-wrong-81-of-the-time/ The first independent evaluation of the Metropolitan police’s use of face recognition systems warned it is “highly possible” it would be ruled unlawful if challenged in court. The news: London’s police force has conducted 10 trials of face recognition … Continue reading

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Utility-Scale Energy Storage Will Enable a Renewable Grid

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/utility-scale-energy-storage-will-enable-a-renewable-grid/ The way the world gets its electricity is undergoing a rapid transition, driven by both the increased urgency of decarbonizing energy systems and the plummeting costs of wind and solar technology. In the past decade electricity generated by renewables … Continue reading

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We Regret to Inform You the UK’s Ad Regulator Has Deemed Anyone With 30,000 Followers a Celebrity

https://gizmodo.com/we-regret-to-inform-you-the-uks-ad-regulator-has-deemed-1836092074 Photo: Karly Domb Sadof (AP) The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s independent industry self-regulation group, has officially determined the lower boundary for who counts as an internet “celebrity”: It’s anyone with over 30,000 followers on social media. Per … Continue reading

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This Hurricane Proof House Made From 612,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Can Withstand 326 MPH Winds

https://gizmodo.com/this-hurricane-proof-house-made-from-612-000-recycled-p-1836106774 If you’re looking to build a new home on coastal waters where hurricanes are known to roam, you might want to skip the two-by-fours and cement and instead start drinking bottled soda. A Canadian company has recently completed construction … Continue reading

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Your Phone Notification Mirroring Arrives for Windows and Android

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/07/03/your-phone-notification-mirroring-arrives-for-windows-and-android/ The Your Phone app from Microsoft now does full Android phone notification mirroring, the company announced yesterday. With a Windows machine and the app installed on it and your phone, your worlds have never been more connected. Well, unless … Continue reading

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