Artificial Intelligence

The Movie “Her”: Not that far off

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

by Steven Levy, Wired  |  

Viv breaks through those constraints by generating its own code on the fly, no programmers required.

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Cyber Stickup? Beware!

The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

Ransomware, a particularly annoying breed of computer virus, is spreading like the plague. This malware locks you out of your computer files until you pay up — and it is proving incredibly difficult to exterminate.

A major ransomware operation called Cryptolocker was supposedly halted by the FBI in May. Not so fast, security experts say. It’s only a setback.

Cryptolocker used a massive network of hijacked computers called a “botnet” to spread the virus. The FBI, foreign law enforcement and private security companies teamed up to cut off communication between that botnet and victims’ devices. They seized Cryptolocker’s servers and replaced them with their own. Read more…

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You can now watch pirated movies on Google Chromecast

Not sure how we feel about this. Would you try it?

Pirated movies are coming to Google Chromecast. Popcorn Time, a streaming service for pirated movies, announced Sunday that its software is now Chromecast-compatible for Windows users. A Chromecast-ready update is also in the works for Mac users, Popcorn Time said. Read more…

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4th of July Special

HP Elite 8000 SFF PC

A licensed copy of Window 7 Home Premium 32-bit is installed and recovery media is included. Windows 7 Pro can be installed for an extra $15.00.

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