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  • Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads

    Image copyright PA/Conservative Party The Conservative Party has been targeting older Facebook users with political adverts about Brexit, according to research by BBC News. In contrast, younger Facebook users are being shown ads by the party on issues such as policing and mental health. Tory adverts, mostly seen by users over 45, criticise opposition leaders […]

  • New type of black hole activity discovered in dramatic galaxy transformation – CNET

    At the center of some galaxies, supermassive black holes emit huge amounts of light as they eat up all the matter in their vicinity. NRAO/AUI/NSF;Dana Berry/SkyWorks/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Astronomers have witnessed a handful of galaxies undergoing sudden, rapid transformations from weak, lethargic states to ferociously bright quasars. The incredibly fast transitions, occurring over a few months, […]

  • Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

    New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to […]

  • Archman Linux: Pure Arch With Extra Flair

    By Jack M. Germain Sep 13, 2019 11:12 AM PT Developers released the latest edition of Archman GNU/Linux on Sept. 5. The Xfce desktop edition updates the Nov. 5, 2018, release. Archman is an Arch Linux-based rolling distribution featuring the Calamares system installer, Pamac package manager, and a selection of preconfigured desktop environments. The distro’s […]

  • Archman Linux: Pure Arch With Extra Flair

    Developers released the latest edition of Archman GNU/Linux on Sept. 5. The Xfce desktop edition updates the Nov. 5, 2018, release. Archman is an Arch Linux-based rolling distribution featuring the Calamares system installer, Pamac package manager, and a selection of preconfigured desktop environments. The distro’s name is derived from the combination of Arch Linux and […]

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as TV battle looms

    FILE PHOTO: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of “The Lion King” in London, Britain July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Friday that Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger had resigned from the company’s board of directors on Sept. 10 as the two […]

  • The hobbyists competing to make AI human

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pushing the boundaries of AI or an irrelevant sideshow? The Loebner Prize divides opinion This weekend Steve Worswick will be pushing the boundaries of what it is to be human, attempting to fool a panel of judges into thinking they are chatting to another person while really they will […]

  • Dem debate memes: Andrew Yang gives 10 people $1,000, Spicer goes dancing – CNET

    Democratic presidential and candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang got the meme machine cranking early on.  Getty Images Just 10 Democratic presidential contenders debated Thursday night, cut in half from the 20 who faced off in two two-night groups earlier this summer. The participants were former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Sen. Bernie […]

  • New OSGeoLive Release Opens Doors to Geospatial Worlds

    By Jack M. Germain Sep 6, 2019 10:36 AM PT If you ever have considered investigating or working with elements of the geospatial world, check out the latest edition of OSGeoLive. OSGeoLive is a Linux distribution that runs directly from a bootable DVD or USB thumb drive. You also can load a pre-made virtual machine […]