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Researchers steal data from a PC by controllng the noise from the fans

Even the noise from your PC’s fans could be used to steal the data inside. Researchers in Israel have found a way to do just by hijacking the fans inside and manipulating the sounds they create.

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The 'summer of AI' is here, this startup chief says

Vicarious is drawing from neuroscience, deep architectures, and generative probabilistic models to create technology that requires "orders of magnitude" less training than traditional machine-learning techniques do, it says.

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IoT pioneer announces big contracts with the Department of State, energy leader ENGIE

C3 IoT, led by enterprise software veteran Thomas Siebel, helps large firms make sense out of mountains of data

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A Raspberry Pi 3 competitor will boast an SSD storage slot

You can't put SSDs on Raspberry Pi 3, but a competitive board coming soon will have that option.

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The EU and US reportedly reach data-transfer deal

The U.S. and the European Union have reached an agreement on the language of a key data transfer pact, including limits on U.S. surveillance, according to a news report.

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Lenovo patches two high severity flaws in PC support tool

Lenovo has fixed two high severity vulnerabilities in its Lenovo Solution Center support tool that is preinstalled on many laptop and desktop PCs.

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Microsoft's pricey Surface Book is getting stomped by the ancient Surface Pro 3

Microsoft customers have overwhelmingly adopted the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, according to new data released by AdDuplex, while the pricier Surface Book garners just a small slice of market share.

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Seagate targets storage for drones and robots

Seagate is targeting drones and robots as it looks to add its storage technologies to new devices.

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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

U.K. businesses hoping for more relaxed data protection rules in the wake of the referendum vote will have to wait -- perhaps for a very long while.

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US court rules that FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant

A U.S. court has ruled that the FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant -- a move which is troubling privacy advocates.

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Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents. Arista now must decide if...

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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning

The Defense Department's research and development arm wants to put computers to work in the complex task of creating models for machine learning.

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Slideshow: Check out the sensors that make IoT click

Sensors are at the heart of the Internet of Things, collecting the data that powers wearables and smart cities alike. This week in San Jose, makers of sensors and related gear gathered for the Sensors Expo & Conference. We took a look...

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iPhone 7 won't include game-changing features, report claims

Apple's iPhone 7 will not be a game-changing device

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Let’s Encrypt accuses Comodo of trying to swipe its brand

Let’s Encrypt, a free certificate authority launched by the Internet Security Research Group in November 2014 and backed by some of the biggest names in the industry, today revealed that rival CA Comodo is attempting to “improperly”...

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Why Russian hackers, not a lone wolf, were likely behind the DNC breach

Security researchers believe expert hackers from Russia are the true culprits behind the DNC breach.

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Microsoft: Government's data gag order practices worse than first thought

Microsoft has significantly upped the tally of U.S. government gag orders slapped on demands for customer information.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

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