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The original Xbox source code just leaked – and it doesn’t stop there

It’s an exciting day for classic console and operating system enthusiasts, as it appears that the source code for the original Xbox and Windows NT 3.5 have leaked online. The original Xbox was released way back in 2001 and marked Microsoft’s entry into the video game console business. Windows NT 3.5, on the other hand, was released in 1994 and … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/the-original-xbox-source-code-just-leaked-and-it-doesnt-stop-there-21621485/
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DaVinci Resolve 16.2 can take on Premiere Pro CC

cd55b900-9b69-11ea-b9fe-4e644e8381f2Since Blackmagic Design’s Resolve 16 came out last year, a lot of video editors may have been tempted to ditch Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To start with, Resolve 16 is free, and even the $300 Studio version costs less over time than Premiere Pro’s obligat…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/davinci-resolve-versus-premiere-pro-132803785.html
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Dell’s New G5 15 SE Laptop Could Give Us a Preview of the Sony PS5’s Power

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Four months after AMD announced SmartShift, we’re finally getting a taste of the new technology that will feature in a whole lot of gaming laptops going forward—as well as Sony’s PS5 later this year. Today, Dell launched the G5 15 SE, a new laptop equipped with the brand new Ryzen 4000 series CPU and the Radeon RX…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/dells-new-g5-15-se-laptop-could-give-us-a-preview-of-th-1843577932
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‘GrokNet’, the AI behind Facebook Shops, looks for body type, skin tone, location, socioeconomic class in photos

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• Yay, Clearview AI but for shopping!

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg today announced the launch of Facebook Shops, an e-commerce feature to allows business users to list and sell products on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s the Facebook blog post launching the new shop feature.

Today we’re introducing Facebook Shops, which will make it easy for businesses to set up a single online store on both @facebookapp and @instagram, and soon @messenger and @WhatsApp too pic.twitter.com/bBloRGBFzP

— Facebook (@Facebook) May 19, 2020

Here’s more at CNBC about Facebook Shops.

Separately, Kyle Wiggers at VentureBeat reports on some of the very creepy personal details examined for the shopping experience by Facebook’s artificial intelligence:

Facebook says its AI-powered shopping systems segment, detect, and classify images to know where products appear and deliver shopping suggestions. One of those systems — GrokNet — was trained on seven data sets containing images of products that millions of users post, buy, and sell in dozens of categories, ranging from SUVs to stiletto heels to side tables. Another creates 3D views from 2D videos of products, even those obscured by dim or overly bright lighting, while a third spotlights apparel like scarfs, ties, and more that might be partially obscured by their surroundings.

Facebook says that GrokNet, which can detect exact, similar (via related attributes), and co-occurring products across billions of photos, performs searches and filtering on Marketplace at least twice as accurately than the algorithm it replaced. For instance, it’s able to identify 90% of home and garden listings compared with Facebook’s text-based attribution systems, which can only identify 33%. In addition to generating tags for colors and materials from images before Marketplace sellers list an item, as part of a limited test, it’s tagging products on Facebook Pages when Page admins upload a photo.

In the course of training GrokNet, Facebook says it used real-world seller photos with “challenging” angles along with catalog-style spreads. To make it as inclusive as possible for all countries, languages, ages, sizes, and cultures, it sampled examples of different body types, skin tones, locations, socioeconomic classes, ages, and poses.

Rather than manually annotate each image with product identifiers, which would have taken ages — there are 3 million possible identifiers — Facebook developed a technique to automatically generate additional identifiers using GrokNet as a feedback loop. Leveraging an object detector, the approach identifies boxes in images surrounding likely products, after which it matches the boxes against a list of known products to keep matches within a similarity threshold. The resulting matches are added to the training set.

Well, that’s not creepy at all.

Read more at venturebeat.com:
Facebook details the AI behind its shopping experiences

[Kyle Wiggers, May 19, 2020, via techmeme.com]

FB is working on some very powerful stuff here -> Facebook details the AI behind its shopping experiences, accounting for consumer traits like body type, skin tone, location, socioeconomic class, age, and poses https://t.co/OwOE7cvGJU pic.twitter.com/FyyNJi3rXi

— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) May 20, 2020

“Our long-term vision is to build an all-in-one AI lifestyle assistant that can accurately search and rank billions of products, while personalizing to individual tastes.” https://t.co/3vLFi5l3xn

— Emil Protalinski (@EPro) May 19, 2020

it also may give average people the heebie jeebies in a world in which people are growing uncomfortable about tracking. https://t.co/LUHzPQN44n

— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) May 19, 2020

This must give @Pinterest the heebie-jeebies:

“The new products are powered by a family of new AI and ML systems that can search and rank products, while personalizing its recommendations to individual tastes.”#GrokNethttps://t.co/jx2yVOj5cV

— Chris Messina (@chrismessina) May 19, 2020

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/05/20/groknet-the-ai-behind-fac.html
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13 Games and Apps You Should Sideload onto Your Oculus Quest

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The Oculus Quest is a great piece of tech—being able to play complicated VR games without needing to be tethered to a PC or console is, quite literally, freeing. But it can’t play everything. Oculus picks and chooses what games it allows on the Quest (mostly for performance reasons). However, you can sidestep that limitation with sideloading—a process that allows you to load any game you want onto your Quest.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/42728/13-games-and-apps-you-should-sideload-onto-your-oculus-quest/
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How to Set Up Port Forwarding in Windows 10

port-forwarding-windows-10-featured.jpg Every now and then, you’ll stumble upon an app or a game that requires you to do something called “port forwarding.” Without port forwarding, “inbound” traffic and data coming in from the Internet won’t be able to communicate with the app/game, and you won’t be able to carry out certain Internet-based functions of that software. This tutorial will show you how to set up port forwarding in Windows 10. Note: you may also need to set up port forwarding on your router, for which we have a separate guide. Related: 5 Ways to Check Hard Disk Health on Windows… Read more13544653.gif

Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-set-up-port-forwarding-windows-10/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+maketecheasier
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How to Compress Your Files Faster with pigz

Ultrafast-Compression-With-Pigz-featured Even if it’s one of the faster archiving/compression solutions available, gzip has a tiny problem: it doesn’t support multiple processors/cores. Thus, if you have a relatively new PC, it doesn’t take advantage of its capabilities. Pigz is a multi-threaded implementation of gzip that allows you to compress files to the GNU zip format at a fraction of the time. Here is how to compress your files faster with pigz. Installation To install pigz on Ubuntu, Mint, and other Debian-compatible distributions, use: sudo apt install pigz On Arch and… Read more13540854.gif

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What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

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A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack occurs when someone sits between two computers (such as a laptop and remote server) and intercepts traffic. This person can eavesdrop on, or even intercept, communications between the two machines and steal information.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/668989/what-is-a-man-in-the-middle-attack/
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How to Search the Web from Linux Terminal

web-search-terminal-featured-1.jpg Have you ever wanted to search the Web while typing away on the command line? It can be kind of annoying when you need to search for something and have to open another app to do so. Luckily, there are a few Linux apps that let you search the Web from Terminal. Let’s take a look. Related: How to Do Spelling Checks in the Linux Terminal ddgr – Search the Web with DuckDuckGo This command-line tool works with DuckDuckGo over the Tor network. It’s the perfect choice if you want to maintain your privacy while browsing… Read more13531090.gif

Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-search-web-from-linux-terminal/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedpress.me&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+maketecheasier
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