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Facebook propose de censurer les selfies imbibés
Afin de protéger les utilisateurs d’eux-mêmes et pour éviter qu’ils ne publient des selfies dans un état alcoolisé, Facebook développe une série d’algorithmes utilisant des techniques d'apprentissage profond (le deep learning) – une des branches de l’intelligence artificielle qui simule le fonctionnement neuronal du cerveau humain pour traiter des données - qui seraient capables de faire la distinction entre une personne sobre et une personne dans un état second.

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BlackBerry on a phone that self-destructs

BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone that could elf-destruct if it tampered with, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. [via Reuters].

quotemarksright.jpgThe Boeing Black device encrypts calls and is aimed at government agencies and others that need to keep communications and data secure. The Boeing phone uses dual SIM cards to enable it to access multiple cell networks and can be configured to connect with biometric sensors and satellites. Boeing has begun offering the phone to potential customers.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Service, or BES 12, will allow clients such as corporations and government agencies to manage and secure not just BlackBerry devices on internal networks, but those that run on rival operating systems such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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ISS astronauts use 3D printer to create wrench after Nasa emails design specifications
wilmore.jpg on the International Space Station have used a 3D printer to create a new wrench, after Nasa emailed them instructions. [via The Independent]

quotemarksright.jpgIt is believed to be the first time Nasa has “emailed” an object to space. Previously, the space programme would take months flying a needed object up with the next mission.

Although this is not the first object made in space (there have been 21) it is another important step forward allowing astronauts to be increasingly self-sufficient.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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The Dawn of the Flying Smartphone
An interesting read by Zoltan Istvan, futurist, journalist and author of the novel The Transhumanist Wager. In this column for Motherboard , he ruminates on the future beyond natural human ability.

quotemarksright.jpgOver the next decade, we'll see the rise of lightweight drones that fit in your pocket. In all practicality, they will be flying smartphones. I call them that because some manufactures believe drones might actually replace smartphones as the key communication device in the world. And those manufacturers plan to outfit drones with far more than camera capabilities.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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