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  • Armchair astronauts: Walk desolate Mars trails with new NASA VR

    10/20/2017 12:00:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 10/20/2017
    A collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Google, Access Mars is a virtual world reconstructed from actual data and more than 200,000 images captured by the US space agency. The 3D world includes eerie sounds and panoramic views of the Mars environment taken from the perspective of NASA’s camera-laden rover – which set out to study the planet in November 2011. After anchoring on the surface of alien planet, virtual explorers can travel from the Mars Curiosity Rover’s 2012 landing spot through the jagged ridges of the Pahrump Hills, as well as the cliffs found along the famous...
  • John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political ads

    10/20/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ella Nilsen
    Three senators are putting pressure on internet giants like Facebook and Google to be more transparent about who is buying political ads on their sites in the wake of revelations that Russian-linked operatives placed ads on social media networks to sow division in the runup to the 2016 election. On Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is joining Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner to co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act, which would require political ads sold on the internet to follow the same rules as ones sold on television, radio, and satellite networks, all of which have to...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...
  • How Google's Pixel 2 camera outpaces last year's photo tech

    10/17/2017 10:32:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | October 17, 2017 8:00 AM PDT | by Stephen Shankland
    What do you do to top Google's highly regarded first-generation Pixel phone camera? The same, only more. More HDR+ image processing. More chip power. More artificial intelligence. And more image stabilization. The result for photos: "All the fundamentals are improved," said Tim Knight, head of Google's Pixel camera engineering team. On top of that are new features including motion photos, face retouching and perhaps most important, portrait mode. In the days of film, a photo was the product of a single release of the camera's shutter. In the digital era, it's as much the result of computer processing as old-school...
  • Google isn't saying Microsoft security sucks but Chrome for Windows has its own antivirus

    10/16/2017 9:29:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Thomas Claburn
    In its ongoing effort to improve browser security, school Microsoft on security, and retain its search audience, Google is today rolling out several Chrome for Windows fortifications.The search biz has modded Chrome for Windows to detect when extensions switch people's Chrome settings, such as the default search engine, without authorization, a common tactic for deceptive software. The browser will now ask whether it can restore previous settings, which for the majority of Windows users will reestablish Google as Chrome's default search engine.The operation can also be done by visiting a reset URL: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettingsWhat's more, Google has enlisted security biz ESET...
  • Google buys 109 hectares of land in rural Sweden

    10/13/2017 8:55:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies ^ | 13 October 2017 11:14 CEST+02:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Google confirmed to The Local that the internet giant has acquired 109 hectares of land in Avesta municipality in the Dalarna region as part of its data center strategy. It had long been rumored that Google was in the process of purchasing land in the area, and on Friday representatives said they had closed a deal for 109 hectares some 160 kilometers northwest of Stockholm. The Local understands that certain plans for basic infrastructure on the site (such as roads and electricity) are already in the pipeline, but there are not yet any confirmed plans to use the land to...
  • Be not dismayed Jesus is with you in all this[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/13/2017 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    My children be not dismayed with the array of things that beset the worldly for you ARE My Kingdom Come and now you shall walk in My attributes as never before. As Enoch now you shall be with Me, as Elisha when you call I shall come for you dressing you fresh in the Mantle of My Resurrection Power to take back the land from the evil one for I AM coming soon for you and NOW is your time to ( (( SHINE )) ) 2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the cloak of Elijah that had fallen from...
  • The shock and outrage over Facebook and Google 'embedding' people in the Trump campaign is dumb

    10/11/2017 1:32:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 11, 2017 | Mike Shields
    People are shocked that Facebook and Google apparently "embedded" staff in the Trump campaign. • But big-spending advertisers get hands-on treatment from platforms all the time. • The tech giants made this offering available to Hillary Clinton, and also brands like Clorox. Did you hear that Facebook and Google helped swing the 2016 election by planting people in the Trump campaign? It was on 60 Minutes the other night, when a stunned Lesley Stahl quizzed Trump digital ad guru Brad Parscale on how the tech giants planted staffers inside Trump HQ: Brad Parscale: Well, we had our-- their staff embedded...
  • Dow Jones technical error spreads fake news story of Google acquiring Apple

    10/10/2017 6:42:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 10, 2017 | By Benjamin Mayo
    The Dow Jones newswires had a ‘technical error’ which caused the portal to report several spurious stories including several headlines claiming Google was acquiring Apple for $9 billion, and that the deal was pre-arranged with Steve Jobs in his will. Obviously, every element of the story is made up, but it’s pretty funny to see the temporal blip on Apple’s stock price, which briefly spiked up to $158. The fake stories have now been removed by DJ.Whilst the contents of the story make it obvious that the news is completely fake, the existence of real-time high-speed trading means the jump...
  • Siri was first, but Google’s AI now has a higher IQ

    10/10/2017 1:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Yoni Heisler, BGR
    When Siri first hit the scene in 2011 — as the flagship feature on the iPhone 4s, no less — it was a novel piece of software to say the least. The early version of Siri wasn’t terribly powerful, but it was able to answer relatively basic queries and handle rather simple tasks such as setting reminders. In subsequent updates, Siri became much more powerful, even adding contextual awareness along the way. Equally as important, Siri’s ability to parse and understand language improved by leaps and bounds as well. SNIP According to HotHardware, engineers at Cornell decided to stack a...
  • Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google, Facebook [barf]

    10/10/2017 12:12:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2017 3:16 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay and Ryan Nakashima
    Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times. Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to evade new controls as they’re rolled out. […] Facebook and Google get caught off guard “because their algorithms just look for signs of popularity and recency at first,” without first checking to ensure relevance, says David Carroll, a professor of media design at the Parsons School of Design...
  • Google Sponsors Event Honoring President of Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider

    10/09/2017 7:28:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/9/17 | Craig Bannister
    Internet giant Google is sponsoring an event honoring Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider.Google is a Platinum ($25,000) sponsor of the Center for Community Change’s “Community Champions Awards” event, which will be held Thursday, October 12, at the Howard Center in Washington, D.C., a Google spokesperson confirmed to on Monday.The annual event honors “Heroes on the Front Lines of Resistance,” the Center’s website says: “Too frequently, we focus only on the final outcome of a campaign instead of taking a moment to honor the often-unsung heroes behind the scenes. The Community Change...
  • Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads

    10/09/2017 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 9, 2017 | By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign. The findings from an internal inquiry draw Google further into the growing investigation of how social networks and technology services were manipulated by the Russian government to spread misinformation and sow division during the 2016 election. Using accounts believed to be connected to the Russian government, the agents purchased $4,700 worth of search ads and more traditional display ads, according to a person familiar with the company’s ongoing inquiry who was not allowed to...
  • VANITY--Surprise, Surprise. Google no cute little cartoon for Christopher Columbus Day

    10/09/2017 8:30:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 4 replies
    But somehow manage to pump out a cute little cartoon for every obscure NON-western European "history maker." The only surprise is they didn't do an "Indigenous Peoples" day theme. . .
  • 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

    10/07/2017 12:36:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 October 2017 | Paul Lewis
    'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention by Paul Lewis in San Francisco Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of...
  • Rupert Murdoch Is The Media’s Unlikely Hero In The War Against Facebook And Google

    10/05/2017 10:28:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | October 4, 2017, | Steven Perlberg, Mark Di Stefano
    Rupert Murdoch Is The Media’s Unlikely Hero In The War Against Facebook And Google Murdoch's bare-knuckle tactics are familiar to his many media enemies. Now his sights are set on Silicon Valley, and fellow media executives are starting to think the billionaire villain behind Fox News isn't so bad. Originally posted on October 4, 2017, at 8:48 p.m. Updated on October 5, 2017, at 5:12 a.m. Steven Perlberg Mark Di Stefano As the media industry girds for war with Silicon Valley’s powerful tech companies, its executives are coming to a painful realization: Rupert Murdoch saw it coming. The octogenarian Aussie...
  • Judicial Registration[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/03/2017 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible ^ | The Word
    Judicial registration is when you come into my courts announcing who you are in Me for truly it is the Overcomers that get all the attention with justice and purity for they knowingly walk in My virtue day and night and are more than familiar with the authority they walk in as a child of God . So come into My courts singing who you are for as you announce Me I shall announce you as My Word declares before The Father ! Matthew 10:32 32 “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father...
  • Google blocks Catalan independence info app following Spanish court ruling

    09/30/2017 7:25:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | 29 Sep, 2017 16:31
    Google has followed the court order and blocked the app which is now inaccessible from the Spanish territory. "We remove content from our platforms when we receive a court order or when it violates our terms and conditions," the company said. The local authorities in Catalonia reiterated on Friday that the vote will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, despite strong opposition from Madrid. Spanish authorities have been actively working to prevent the vote as thousands of additional police were deployed to the region, with orders to take control of the voting booths. Earlier this week, the organization managing the...
  • Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence

    09/29/2017 4:18:25 PM PDT · by oblomov · 79 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 Sep 2017 | Jack Nicas and Robert McMillan
    Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that comes after Facebook and Twitter said Russian actors used their sites. Google, part of Alphabet, is also talking with congressional officials who are investigating Russian efforts to influence the election, and plans to share its findings with them once completed, this person said. Congressional leaders have scrutinized Facebook and Twitter this month for Russian activity on their sites—and criticized the tech companies...
  • EU internet policing proposals spark free speech concerns

    09/28/2017 9:56:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.28.2017 | Teri Schultz
    The EU wants online companies to filter out illegal content, but without a standard definition of what that is or how it should be removed. Critics say the potential for unwarranted censorship sends a dangerous message. Vera Jourova says she’s asking internet companies to do more to stop online hate speech, and that request is not just in her capacity as the European Union’s commissioner for justice. Last year, she chose to close down her own Facebook account following a nonstop stream of online abuse. “It was the highway for hatred and I am not willing to support it,” Jourova...