Google will promote original reporting with algorithm change

[ad_1] Newspapers have often blamed Google’s algorithm for plumenting online traffic and the industry’s decline Original reporting will be highlighted in Google’s search results, the company said as it announced changes to its algorithm. The world’s largest search engine has come under increasing criticism from media outlets, mainly because of its algorithms—a set of instructions […]

AI can help us fight climate change. But it has an energy problem, too

[ad_1] Data centres that store and process algorithms use a lot of energy but there is little discussion about their environmental impact. Credit: 123net/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help us fight climate change—but it also comes at a cost to the planet. To truly benefit from the technology’s climate […]

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

[ad_1] PhotoChromeleon, a reversible process for changing the color of objects developed at MIT, involves a mix of photochromic dyes that can be sprayed or painted onto the surface of any object. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology The color-changing capabilities of chameleons have long bewildered willing observers. The philosopher Aristotle himself was long mystified by […]

Climate change, trade woes reshape Frankfurt auto show

[ad_1] The Mercedes concept car “Vision Urbanatic” is photographed at the IAA Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. The IAA starts with two media days on Tuesday and Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) The headwinds buffeting the auto industry are making themselves felt at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with companies confronting a slowdown […]

Machine learning can help us predict landslides caused by climate change

[ad_1] Christoph Mertz, the principal project scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, started taking pictures of the hills overlooking Pittsburgh’s West End on his smartphone. “Every day, for months, I was collecting images of these hillsides,” Mertz said. “I wanted to see if I could use these pictures as a way to predict the […]

How to change your Twitter password

[ad_1] As we found out today, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is not immune to having his own account on his social network compromised. Just after 4 p.m. Eastern Time, his official Twitter account started posting racist and offensive posts, according to CNN. Those tweets were quickly deleted. Twitter’s official communications outlet confirmed that Dorsey’s account […]

How a simple change can protect crowdfunding backers from fraud

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea inevitably face the problem of finding financing. With the advent of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo—where the entrepreneur appeals to the masses to support the business venture—raising funds to get projects off the ground is getting easier. But crowdfunding also opens the […]

We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

[ad_1] End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the Worldby Bryan Walsh Grow out your apocalypse beard and strap on your doomsday sandwich board, we’re all gonna die! Humanity has always lived on knife edge, our species perpetually one war, one plague, one eruption, one meteor strike away from extinction. But should our […]

Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

[ad_1] In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the […]

With this great Gmail ruse you’ll change the way you organize your mailbox – Blog

[ad_1] With this great Gmail ruse you’ll change the way you organize your mailbox Many people can be bothered by people spend a lot of time on sending and reading emails. But there are a few ruses to do one of which being a Gmail ruse. The way you manage your mailbox can be changed […]