Vowpal Wabbit 8.5.0 & NIPS tutorial « Machine Learning (Theory)

Vowpal Wabbit 8.5.0 & NIPS tutorial Yesterday, I tagged VW version 8.5.0 which has many interactive learning improvements (both contextual bandit and active learning), better support for sparse models, and...

macOS High Sierra Bug Lets Anyone Gain Root Access Without a Password

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Qualcomm Announces Mesh Networking Wi-Fi Router Reference Design with IoT Functionality

The last couple of years has seen rapid proliferation of mesh networking kits / whole-home Wi-Fi systems in the market. Recent market research suggests that the mesh network segment is almost...
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A Company Offers $500,000 For Secure Messaging Apps Zero-Day Exploits

ow much does your privacy cost? It will soon be sold for half a Million US dollars. A controversial company specialises in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits is ready to pay up to...

Tether Hacked — Attacker Steals $31 Million of Digital Tokens

Again some bad news for cryptocurrency users. Tether, a Santa Monica-based start-up that provides a dollar-backed cryptocurrency tokens, has claimed that its systems have been hacked by an external attacker, who eventually...

Social Media is Causing Trypophobia

Something is rotten in the state of technology. Amid all the hand-wringing over fake news,...

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PHP or Python — Which Language Should You Learn in 2017 2017 is the year of web apps and API’s. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time, developers make use of scaffoldings and third-party libraries...

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People Architecture and Agile Compensation May Save HR in AI Era

The warning stirs distant memories of the recessionary year 2008 and the Dotcom bust...

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