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Intel’s new assault on the data center: 56-core Xeons, 10nm FPGAs, 100gig Ethernet

Enlarge / Left-to-right: Cascade Lake Xeon AP, Cascade Lake Xeon SP, Broadwell Xeon D-1600, and up front Optane DC Persistent Memory. Intel Intel today launched a barrage of new products for the data center, tackling almost every enterprise workload out there. The company’s diverse range of products highlights how today’s data center is more than […]

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Wi-Fi data helps researchers improve accuracy of mapping algorithms

SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, is a well-studied computational problem that involves updating an environment map while keeping track of an agent’s location. (Typically, said agent is a drone or robot.) The advent of cheap, ubiquitous depth sensors and sophisticated algorithms have solved it somewhat, but even state-of-the-art vision systems aren’t perfect: Symmetric and […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook hit out at companies like Facebook again: Anything that collects personal data and uses it against customers 'should not exist'

CEO Tim Cook attends China Development Forum (CDF) 2018 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse on March 24, 2018 in Beijing, China.VCG/VCG via Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook seemed to hit out at Facebook again on Friday, saying that no one should be allowed to create detailed dossiers on users and then use that personal […]

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After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn't assume your data will stay private forever

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider It may be getting easier to link your private and anonymized DNA data to your identity. That means the genetic data you share with a testing company – which may include sensitive health information like your risk of cancer – could one day be matched with your name by an unintended party. […]

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Tableau’s Ask Data feature uses NLP to answer sales questions

Seattle, Washington data analytics company Tableau wants to make it easier to get straightforward answers to sales questions. Toward that end, it today announced the general availability of Ask Data, a natural language processing feature for Tableau Server and Tableau Online that enables users to pose queries and get a response. It also debuted Tableau Data Management […]