Galaxy S21 Ultra camera’s 100x zoom is pointless, but 10x? *chef’s kiss*
Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is available to buy now along with the rest of the Galaxy S21 lineup, represents the pinnacle of what the company can offer in a phone, with its powerful processor, massive vibrant screen and 5G connectivity. But it’s the camera setup I’m... Read more
Facebook and Apple Are Beefing Over the Future of the Internet
Last July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with the heads of Google, Amazon, and Apple, spent a long day fielding heated questions from members of the House Antitrust Subcommittee. Did he realize at the time that the most immediate threat to his company’s business model would come not from... Read more
Researchers propose AI that creates ‘controllable’ videos
Humans at an early age can identify objects and how each object can interact with its environment. For example, when watching videos of sports like tennis and football, spectators and sportscasters can understand and anticipate plays despite never being given a list of possible actions. We as humans develop... Read more
5 Vital Soft Skills Data Scientists Must Possess in 2021
Technical skills are overrated, particularly in data science. Many data scientists quickly realize that much of their job challenges aren’t due to what they can or cannot do. Rather, the mentality with which they approach tasks matters a lot. For instance, a data scientist who has mastered communication will... Read more
The best sports bras to buy in 2021
Shopping for a sports bra can be a truly unpleasant and frustrating experience. If you have a larger chest, you can comb through several websites and stores and still not find something that will actually support you during high-impact workouts like running or HIIT. If you have a smaller chest, some bras... Read more
‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Is a Lot Better Than You’d Expect
When it comes to ideas for a TV show, a humorous Star Trek cartoon doesn’t necessarily seem like a winner. But screenwriter Rafael Jordan says that the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks compares favorably to live action shows such as Picard and Discovery. “I wasn’t sure if I... Read more
AI Weekly: Announcing our ‘AI and the future of health care’ special issue
Artificial intelligence and health care both deal heavily with issues of complexity, efficacy, and societal impact. All of that is multiplied when the two intersect. As health care providers and vendors work to use AI and data to improve patient care, health outcomes, medical research, and more, they face... Read more
30% of “SolarWinds hack” victims didn’t actually use SolarWinds
Enlarge / This is an artist’s concept of Wind, a NASA spacecraft which spent twenty years gathering data on the solar wind (no relation). When security firm Malwarebytes announced last week that it had been targeted by the same attacker that compromised SolarWinds’ Orion software, it noted that the attack... Read more
Data Capture Firm Uses AI to Dissect Georgia Runoff Spending
With majority control of the Senate at stake, it’s no surprise that the recent Georgia runoff elections were the most expensive political race in American history. Wherever campaign dollars flow freely, as they did in Georgia, accountability questions proliferate. Where did that money come from, where did it go,... Read more
Facebook is working on how to keep ads away from crime and tragedy news topics
Advertisers will be testing how to prevent their ads from appearing next to certain news topics. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Facebook has announced it’s working on “topic exclusion controls” with a group of advertisers to ensure ads don’t appear on the News Feed next to certain topics. Facebook said Friday that... Read more