IBM scientists demo 10x faster machine learning using GPUs

from the IBM blog: Together with EPFL scientists, our IBM Research team has developed a scheme for training big data sets quickly. It can process a 30 Gigabyte training dataset in less than one minute using a single graphics processing unit (GPU) — a 10× speedup over existing methods for limited memory training. The results, which efficiently utilize the […]

Hearing on Cybersecurity of Voting Machines

In this testimony, I will give an overview of the security issues facing elections in the United States today, with emphasis on the risks and vulnerabilities inherent in Direct Recording Electronic (DRE “touchscreen”) voting machines as well as the exposure of our election infrastructure to disruption by national security adversaries. I offer three specific recommendations: […]

Bitcoin Greener Than Critics Think

from bloomberg: While much of the world marvels at bitcoin’s meteoric rise, another part is focused on an environmental byproduct: The sheer amount of electricity that crypto-currencies use. By some estimates, bitcoin’s consumption alone exceeds — or will exceed — that of Ireland, Denmark, Japan or even the entire world. Instead of worrying about how […]

Prime Minister of South Korea Warns BTC to Corrupt Youth LOL

from bloomberg: So many Koreans have embraced bitcoin that the prime minister recently warned that cryptocurrencies might corrupt the nation’s youth. The craze has spread so far that, in Korea, bitcoin is trading at a premium of about 23 percent over prevailing international rates. While neighboring Japan hosts more transactions by some measures, Korea punches far […]

Google+ Business Privacy Controls

We’ve discussed on this blog a number of changes Google has made with effects on all users, in particular those with Google+ for Business pages set up. Having a Google+ Business page for your business is very important for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) results. This page contains information about your business that helps Google point […]

Internet in the U.S. Overpriced

It may have always felt like we’re being overcharged for Internet access, but now it has been confirmed. A bipartisan study has shown what many Americans have known all along, that we pay way too much for Internet service that is inferior to other countries. In fact, Americans tend to pay about twice as much […]

Google Continues Changing Plus and Places

Google has kept Google Plus and Google Places an important factor in search engine optimization. Keeping your website up to date with these tools is key in your search results. But if you’re confused by the changes Google makes to these services, you’re not alone. Businesses have a Google Places page, an official page that […]

Could Peer-to-Peer Swarming Replace Cloud Computing?

There has been much talk of cloud computing being the next major wave. We’ve even discussed it on this site! Cloud computing still has many loyalist and could possibly be the standard for the future, but it’s not the only solution, and in fact cloud computing has its own share of problems. For example, last […]

Why Aren’t We In Self-Driving Cars Yet?

It is common knowledge that Google has had many self-driving vehicles on the road, already logging over 500,000 miles with no accidents. A pretty good track record for anyone! While many people may prefer to drive their own cars, ultimately computers are going to be undeniably better drivers. So why aren’t self-driving cars all over […]

Eye of the Beholder

We’ve talked on this blog about new technologies bordering on science-fiction of the last century, such as bionic limbs. Well this concept has been upgraded to a real bionic eye! Designed for those suffering from blindness due to retinis pigmentosa, the bionic eye will give some of that vision back to the disabled. The device […]