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Study shows 70 per cent of people are more likely to listen to expert advice after COVID

Coronavirus crisis rebuilds Britain’s trust in expert opinion: Study shows 70 per cent of people are more likely to listen to specialist advice now than before the pandemic Michael Gove notably claimed that Britain had ‘had enough of experts’ in 2016 A survey last year also found that only 40 per cent trust expert advice the … Read more Study shows 70 per cent of people are more likely to listen to expert advice after COVID

Calculating the speed of solar eruptions could help protect astronauts and satellites

Knowing the speed of solar eruptions when they reach the Earth can help space weather forecasters protect astronauts and satellites, study claims. Currently forecasters focus on the size of coronal mass ejections coming from the Sun, rather than their speed, when warning of any possible impact they might have. Coronal mass ejections are caused by … Read more Calculating the speed of solar eruptions could help protect astronauts and satellites

Creepy facial-recognition search engine tracks down a person’s photos online

A Polish website called PimEyes uses facial recognition to search the internet for pictures of a person based on a single image.  That photo can be taken from a news site, social media, or an uploaded selfie, and the computer algorithm then shows matches on the web.  The free part of service shows photos it … Read more Creepy facial-recognition search engine tracks down a person’s photos online

Honda suspends global production after cyber-attack

Honda suspends production at factories around the world after discovering computer virus in company servers The Japanese automaker discovered a virus in servers in its Tokyo headquarters While investigating the issue, the company suspended global production The suspensions lasted a day, and most facilities have come back online again  No sensitive data was breached and … Read more Honda suspends global production after cyber-attack

Nintendo account hacks hit nearly DOUBLE previously reported

Nintendo says hacks on customer accounts affected nearly DOUBLE the amount of people previously reported Nintendo says that 300,000 customers were affected in the breach That figure is almost double the number previously reported in April  The company has contacted customers impacted by the discovery Passwords for affected accounts have been reset automatically   By James Pero … Read more Nintendo account hacks hit nearly DOUBLE previously reported

Computer programmer builds COVID-19 face mask with an array of LED lights that move like a mouth

Computer programmer builds COVID-19 face mask with an array of voice-activated LED lights that show when a person is speaking Game designer and coder Tyler Glaiel made his own custom COVID-19 face mask It uses LED lights to simulate mouth movements when a person is speaking It can also show a smiling shape to indicate … Read more Computer programmer builds COVID-19 face mask with an array of LED lights that move like a mouth

Twitter to bring back its ‘blue checkmark’ verification for individual users after three-year hiatus

Twitter to bring back its ‘blue checkmark’ verification for individual users after a three-year hiatus Twitter will start verifying individual users again for the first since 2017 It’s unclear when exactly the verification request process will be launched The company will also clarify guidelines around who can be verified  By James Pero For Dailymail.com Published: … Read more Twitter to bring back its ‘blue checkmark’ verification for individual users after three-year hiatus

Windows 10 users at risk of cyberattacks as exploit code shared

Homeland Security warns Microsoft Windows 10 users of potential cyberattacks after exploit code for a ‘wormable’ bug was published online The malware enters a system undetected and spreads to millions of computers The bug targeting Windows 10 is similar to WannaCry that occurred in 2017  Users should add a firewall to block  SMB ports and download … Read more Windows 10 users at risk of cyberattacks as exploit code shared

Chip with synthetic brain synapses may expand power of mobiles

MIT researchers say chip with thousands of artificial brain synapses that is smaller than a piece of confetti could bring supercomputing capabilities to mobile devices Researchers fit tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on one chip The confetti-sized chip may bring supercomputing to handheld devices It used ‘memory’ to reproduce images according to a … Read more Chip with synthetic brain synapses may expand power of mobiles

Artificial intelligence may work better when given regular rests

Even computers need a good night’s sleep: AI designed to mimic the neural networks in the brain works better with regular rest periods just like humans Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory investigated organic AI systems Their specific AI modeled on organic neural networks was growing unstable They discovered they could make it stable again … Read more Artificial intelligence may work better when given regular rests