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Nvidia shrugs off crypto-mining crash, touts live ray-tracing GPUs, etc

The Register - August 18, 2018 - 8:33am
Also, how Apple's Siri uses your location to improve its speech recognition

Roundup Here's your quick roundup of AI news beyond what we've already written about this week.…

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Categories: Geek is live -- and it appears to be Valve's Twitch competitor (update) - CNET - News - August 18, 2018 - 6:06am
Update: Valve tells us was a test feed that accidentally went public.

SentinelOne makes YouTube delete Bsides vid 'cuz it didn't like the way bugs were reported

The Register - August 18, 2018 - 1:51am
Research silenced amid copyright, trademark claim

Updated If you were at BSides Manchester in England this week, you hopefully caught James Williams' presentation on the shortcomings of some commercial antivirus tools.…

'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway

The Register - August 18, 2018 - 1:20am
Internet boxes blab coordinates on login pages

Black Hat If you want to avoid the cops, or watch deliveries and call-outs by trucks and another vehicles in real-time, well, there's potentially not a lot stopping you.…

So much Mile 22 training for Mark Wahlberg, but no shirtless scenes - CNET - News - August 18, 2018 - 1:00am
The Mile 22 star chats about his sleep routine, his FaceTime habits and how hard he worked out for his new film, only to not show off his abs.

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Dilbert - August 18, 2018 - 12:59am
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Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series

Ars Technica - August 18, 2018 - 12:55am

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Netflix has confirmed a major change to its video-streaming service, effective as of this week for at least some users: video ads for other Netflix series between episodes.

The news emerged via user reports, particularly on the primary Netflix Reddit community, in which users claimed that ads for entirely different series would play between episodes of a given show's binging. One initial claim said that "unskippable" ads for the AMC series Better Call Saul appeared between episodes of Rick & Morty and that this ad appeared while using Netflix's smart TV app on an LG set in the UK. Replies to that thread included an allegation that a video ad for I Am A Killer (a Netflix-produced true-crime series) appeared between episodes of the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

An American Netflix user offered more details for exactly how the ads appear:

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Facebook takes heat from HUD over allegedly discriminatory housing ads - CNET - News - August 18, 2018 - 12:26am
Federal regulators have filed a complaint against Facebook for letting landlords and home sellers pick and choose who gets to see their ads.

New Sharknado 6 trailer pits shark against T. Rex - CNET - News - August 18, 2018 - 12:23am
See a dino, dragon sharks, medieval knights and cowboys in the trailer for Sharknado 6 - It's About Time, which airs on SyFy on Aug. 19.

The best back-to-school deals from Amazon - CNET - News - August 18, 2018 - 12:15am
It's not too late to save money on Fire, Echo and other Amazon products.

DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

The Register - August 17, 2018 - 11:31pm
Oh good, we're out of the board games phase, then

DeepMind’s artificially intelligent algorithms are directly controlling the cooling systems within Google’s data centers to improve efficiency.…

You can't unsee this unsettling 'real-life' Homer Simpson - CNET - News - August 17, 2018 - 11:23pm
D'oh! A 3D rendering of a realistic Homer Simpson will sear itself into your brain forever.

Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant - CNET - News - August 17, 2018 - 11:22pm
Three voice assistants are fighting for space in your smart home -- is there a clear winner?

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