Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

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In a new study of the most downloaded apps for children ages 5 and younger, researchers found advertising in almost all of them.ImageSiblings, ages four and one, and their tablet. A study found that 95 percent of commonly downloaded apps marketed to be played by children ages 5 and under contain at least one type…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New Halo 15TB HDDs: Western Digital Unveils the Ultrastar DC HC620

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New Halo 15TB HDDs: Western Digital Unveils the Ultrastar DC HC620

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by Anton Shilov on October 26, 2018 12:00 PM EST Posted in HDDs Western Digital HGST SMR Ultrastar 15TB Western Digital this week introduced its new Ultrastar DC HC620 family of hard drives that consists of 14 TB and 15 TB models. The HDDs use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology and are aimed at applications…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A Tour of The Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A Tour of The Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies

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In machine learning, there’s something called the “No Free Lunch” theorem. In a nutshell, it states that no one algorithm works best for every problem, and it’s especially relevant for supervised learning (i.e. predictive modeling).For example, you can’t say that neural networks are always better than decision trees or vice-versa. There are many factors at…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

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A few days ago, a new type of gold/item scam made the rounds. Usually scamming in MMORPGs is done using social engineering techniques, e.g. an attacker sells a fake item code for alleged in-game items like mounts to a potential victim for in-game currency. But this most recent kind of attack does not only involve…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world’s best tablet

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world’s best tablet

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Apple — It’s a new design, but the improvements that count are on the inside. Samuel Axon – Oct 30, 2018 10:48 pm UTC The iPad Pro. Here you can see how thick it is. The Apple Pencil attached to the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil on its own. The iPad Pro running photo-editing software.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo gets green light from California DMV: AVs in some cities are ok

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo gets green light from California DMV: AVs in some cities are ok

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The future is not what it used to be — What will cars do if they don’t know what to do? Apparently, stop until they do. Cyrus Farivar – Oct 30, 2018 10:36 pm UTC Enlarge / This is the sixth type of vehicle Waymo has added its self-driving technology to. The company has also…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Eye doctors find that WebMD symptom checker was wrong more than half the time

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Eye doctors find that WebMD symptom checker was wrong more than half the time

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Go for the eyes! — Symptom checkers didn’t always catch cases that needed emergency care. Cathleen O’Grady – Oct 30, 2018 10:10 pm UTC Enlarge / Giving online symptom checkers the hairy eyeball.In 2015, The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) did a thorough audit of online symptom checkers. It found that, on average, the sites…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New MacBook Air, Mac mini hands-on: Making old favorites new again

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | New MacBook Air, Mac mini hands-on: Making old favorites new again

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They needed some TLC — They’re (finally) updated for 2018, but they still feel pleasantly familiar. Valentina Palladino – Oct 30, 2018 9:52 pm UTC The updated MacBook Air looks like a hybrid between the old Air and the 12-inch MacBook. Valentina Palladino Apple finally brought its Retina display to the MacBook Air! Valentina Palladino…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla Autopilot steered into a stationary object again—the driver is suing

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla Autopilot steered into a stationary object again—the driver is suing

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Hands on the wheel — Florida man says Tesla oversold Autopilot’s capabilities. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 30, 2018 9:39 pm UTC Enlarge / The front of Tesla owner Shawn Hudson’s car was totally destroyed. Hudson survived the crash.Shawn HudsonEarlier this month, Shawn Hudson’s Tesla Model S crashed into a stalled car while moving at…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | NASA is about to turn off the Kepler spacecraft, and it will drift away

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | NASA is about to turn off the Kepler spacecraft, and it will drift away

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We’re not crying, you are — Kepler will live on in troves of data that scientists have yet to process. Eric Berger – Oct 30, 2018 8:48 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has run out of fuel.After more than nine years in operation, the Kepler Space Telescope has run out of hydrazine…