Big Tech & Startups
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Science & Cutting Edge Technology
Stories about scientific breakthroughs and futuristic
technologies like AI, blockchain, and space travel
Lasers can send a whispered audio message directly to one person’s ear (2 minute read)
Scientists have been able to send targeted, quiet messages from several meters away, in a way that nobody else nearby would be able to hear. Using a laser beam, sound was transmitted at 60 decibels over a distance of 2.5 meters. In theory, this technique can be used to directly send messages without any special receiving equipment, and further research will continue to increase range and working conditions.
When seeing is no longer believing: Inside the Pentagon’s race against deepfake videos (5 minute read)
Deep fakes or videos created using artificial intelligence technology and these videos are increasingly common and easy to make. The US government has taken notice of this technology and its potential for abuse and has begun to develop techniques to identify deep fakes. The article contains videos explaining in depth what deep fakes are, how they are created, and how the deep fakes can be identified.
Programming, Design & Data Science
Tools, open source libraries, and other resources
for programmers, designers, and data scientsts
Tiny KABOOM (GitHub Repo)
Tiny KABOOM is a teaching aid designed to help with the understanding of raytracing for explosions in C++. It is written in 180 lines of code and it is accompanied by a guide that explains the theory and reasoning behind the code.
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U.S. Charges Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets, Bank Fraud (5 minute read)
US prosecutors have filed charges against Huawei, alleging that the company stole trade secrets from an US rival and committed bank fraud by doing business with Iran, a violation of sanctions against the country. Huawei has asked for charges against their CFO, Meng Wanzhou to be dropped, claiming that the prosecutors were making a mistake.