New ‘shady’ research from MIT uses shadows to see what cameras can’t

[embedded content] Artificial intelligence could soon help video cameras see lies just beyond what the lens can see — by using shadows. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have concocted an algorithm that “sees” what’s out of the video frame by analyzing the shadows and shading that out-of-view objects create. The […]


Adapting games, from cardboard to code and back again

The relationship between the world of cardboard-and-tokens physical games and their digital cousins has always been complicated. Though they’ve both grown exponentially in recent years, and each continues to influence the other, historically, there’s been a divide between the two industries that only the biggest names could surmount, like Monopoly and Scrabble. But as board […]

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The US gives Huawei its third 90-day support exemption from export ban

Enlarge / A sign outside Huawai’s offices in Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. Getty Images | Smith Collection/Gado For six months now, the Trump Administration has banned US companies from doing business with Huawei. Nearly the entire time, there has also been a “temporary general export license” provision that allows current Huawei customers to continue […]

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Apple bans vaping apps from the iOS App Store

Enlarge / Woman smoking electronic cigarette. BSIP/UIG/Getty Apple has removed all 181 vaping-related apps from the iOS App Store, Axios reported on Friday morning. The move follows rising concern about the possible health impacts of vaping. Some of the banned apps provided news and information about vaping. Some were vaping-themed games. There were also apps […]