Day: December 16, 2018

How YouTube’s Year-In-Review ‘Rewind’ Video Set Off a Civil War

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: You might guess that a surefire way to make a hit video on YouTube would be to gather a bunch of YouTube megastars, film them riffing on some of the year’s most popular YouTube themes and release it as a year-in-review spectacular. You would…

Artificial Intelligence Composes New Christmas Songs

One of the most common uses of neural networks is the generation of new content, given certain constraints. A neural network is created, then trained on source content – ideally with as much reference material as possible. Then, the model is asked to generate original content in the same vein. This generally has mixed, but…

Brydge keyboard for Slate, OnePlus 6T McLaren, Kindle and wearable purchase considerations (MobileTechRoundup show #454)

December is a pretty slow period in mobile tech with companies gearing up for CES and MWC, but Kevin and I were still able to ramble on for 71 minutes on MobileTechRoundup show #454 with thoughts on a new phone, Pixel Slate keyboard, and more. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Instagram Tightens Eating Disorder Filters

AmiMoJo shares a report from the BBC: Instagram has placed more hashtags which could promote eating disorders on an “unsearchable” list after a BBC investigation found that users were finding ways around the platform’s filters. The photo-sharing network has also added health warnings to several alternative spellings or terms which reference eating disorders, some of…

Robert Downey Jr. responds to NASA’s advice for saving Tony Stark – CNET

Ground control to Major Tony: Failure is not an option, space agency tells the superhero’s portrayer. …read more Source:: CNet

Gerix WiFi Cracker – Wireless 802.11 Hacking Tool With GUI

Gerix WiFi cracker is an easy to use Wireless 802.11 Hacking Tool with a GUI, it was originally made to run on BackTrack and this version has been updated for Kali (2018.1). To get it up and running make sure you do: apt-get install qt4-dev-tools Running Gerix Wireless 802.11 Hacking Tool $ python You…

Facebook Disbands Secretive Research Lab Amid Reorganization

Facebook has disbanded its secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces. “Building 8, the division Facebook created in 2016 to house some of its most ambitious projects, has been disbanded and the projects have been redistributed to other groups within the…

HQ Trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll dead at 35 – CNET

His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose. …read more Source:: CNet

Vine, HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead of Suspected Overdose

TechCrunch has confirmed with TMZ that Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app and co-founder of Vine, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his apartment. TMZ cites a police source saying cocaine and heroin were believed to be involved. From the report: Kroll was only named…

Apple lied about iPhone X, XS and Max screen sizes and pixel counts, lawsuit alleges – CNET

The plaintiffs are seeking class action status. …read more Source:: CNet