Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, often using nondisclosure agreements to avoid public disclosure. The result is a powerful real-time facial recognition system that can …

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Best Buy is ending its Gamers Club Unlocked program

Best Buy is ending its gaming subscription services including the Gamers Club Unlocked (GCU) program, which offered discounts on new games for customers, as spotted by SlashGear. The GCU originally cost $99.99 for a two-year membership before being slashed to $29.99 back in March 2015. With membership, customers could receive …

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OnePlus 6 review: A killer smartphone at a killer price

When it comes to Android smartphones, there’s Samsung’s Galaxy’s line of handsets, and a long list of also-rans. But those non-Samsung devices aren’t any less impressive than the Korean giant’s offerings. In fact, some eclipse Samsung’s products. Take OnePlus, for example. The Chinese smartphone maker has been producing incredibly powerful …

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How AI could help doctors diagnose and treat you

During Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) massive developers conference in early May, CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage to detail how its latest research in artificial intelligence could one day help doctors detect heart disease. What’s more, the AI system, which based its findings on scans of patients’ retinas — a method …

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