Month: October 2018

Flex Logix Says It’s Solved Deep Learning’s DRAM Problem

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Deep learning has a DRAM problem. Systems designed to do difficult things in real time, such as telling a cat from a kid in a car’s backup camera video stream, are continuously shuttling the data that makes up the neural network’s guts from memory to the…

NASA just weeks away from its next Mars landing – CNET

The upcoming mission will attempt to plumb the depths and hidden mysteries of our nearest planetary neighbor. …read more Source:: CNet

Fitbit turns operating profit in Q3, sees smartwatch, healthcare traction

Fitbit’s smartwatch play is helping it pivot to be more of a healthcare platform. Garmin, which is much larger than Fitbit, also reported earnings. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Tiny Twitter Thumbnail Tweaked To Transport Different File Types

Security researcher David Buchanan has found that Twitter image uploads can be polyglot files, meaning they can be valid simultaneously in multiple formats, such as a .jpg, a .rar archive and a .zip archive. From a report: Using some Python code he wrote, he created a thumbnail image of William Shakespeare overlaid with the words,…

Fortnite’s Fortnitemares event is coming to an end Sunday – CNET

Here’s how to take part in Epic’s next live event, which will bring an end to its Halloween celebration. …read more Source:: CNet

Uber, Lyft, Lime and Skip offer free rides on Election Day – CNET

Voters can bike, scoot, carpool or hitch a ride to go to cast their ballots. …read more Source:: CNet

Tiny Twitter thumbnail tweaked to transport different file types

Troll preserve’s images can be used to distribute code, PDFs and other stuff A picture turns out to be worth much more than a thousand words, at least on Twitter. For security researcher David Buchanan, it amounts at least 884,000, roughly the number words in the complete works of William Shakespeare.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

How NASA Will Use Robots To Create Rocket Fuel From Martian Soil

Engineers are building a prototype of a robotic factory that will create water, oxygen, and fuel on the surface of Mars. From a report: The year is 2038. After 18 months living and working on the surface of Mars, a crew of six explorers boards a deep-space transport rocket and leaves for Earth. No humans…

Speak Your WiFi

When you create a Thing for the Internet of Things, you’ve made a little computer that does a simple job and which probably has a minimal interface. But minimal interfaces leave little room for configuration, such as entering WiFi details. Perhaps if you made the Thing yourself you’ve hard-coded your WiFi credentials in your code,…

Nice work if you can get it: GandCrab ransomware nets millions even thought it has been broken

As it turns out, crime pays incredibly well for some The infamous GandCrab malware infection has netted its operators an estimated nine-figure payout from targeting large, high-value corporate systems.… …read more Source:: Register