Critical flaw lets hackers control lifesaving devices implanted inside patients

Enlarge / An X-ray showing an cardio defibrillator implanted in a patient. (credit: Sunzi99~commonswiki) The federal government on Thursday warned of a serious flaw in Medtronic cardio defibrillators that allows attackers to use radio communications to surreptitiously take full control of the lifesaving devices after they are implanted in a patient. Defibrillators are small, surgically implanted devices that...

Cartoon Network Launches ‘We Bare Bears’ Location-Based VR Experience

Serve up some lunch in this hectic 3-person competitive free-roam experience. Step into the chaotic lives of Griz, Panda, and Ice Bear as Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated animated series We Bare Bears makes its VR debut with Food Truck Rush VR. Developed in partnership with location-based specialists WePlayVR, artificial intelligence experts AiSolve, and game studio PHL Collective, the family friendly multiplayer VR...

Sony Files Patent For Wireless PSVR Device

Sony looks to cut the cord on console VR.  According to a new patent filed by Sony, the company is looking into wireless functionality for the next iteration of their PSVR headset. Sony plans on using a breakout box that would pair with the PSVR headset using two different frequencies to deliver a seamless VR experience as you dodge zombies or avoid...

Lightning Loop Lets Users Empty Lightning Channels Without Closing Them

Lightning Labs, the development team working to grow the Lightning Network, just released the alpha version of a new protocol called Lightning Loop.Lightning Loop is designed to give users the ability to deposit and withdraw...

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Kicking neural network automation into high gear

A new area in artificial intelligence involves using algorithms to automatically design machine-learning systems known as neural networks, which are more accurate and efficient than those developed by human engineers. But this so-called neural architecture search (NAS) technique is computationally expensive. A state-of-the-art NAS algorithm recently developed by Google to run on a squad of graphical processing units (GPUs) took...

Rift S Isn’t the Headset Fans Want, But Facebook Wagers It’s What Their Ecosystem Needs

While to some Oculus’ announcement of the Rift S represents the newest and best version of a good VR headset, to others it’s a far cry from what they hoped Oculus would be able to deliver three years after the first Rift. Facebook’s top priority with Rift S is clear: jumpstart a sustainable ecosystem for developers, even if that...

Whats Holding Blockchain Technology Back

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4YFN: AI changes the renting

We asked Carol Jiang, global general manager at Badi, about the new trends in startup development and how these are influencing Badi. Badi is the Barcelona-based room rental platform that enables people to list, find and securely book rooms that suit their needs, from anywhere in the world. We use artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a more accurate, unique and...

Why Schools Should Be Organized To Prioritize Relationships

Over many years researchers in the learning sciences, psychology, anthropology and neuroscience have learned a lot about how humans learn. One of the key properties is malleability. The brain changes in response to relationships and experiences, continuing to develop through young adulthood. And while the children in any class will develop differently based on their experiences, the brain will...