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Hilarious new Kickstarter aims to fix Scorcese’s last scene in The Departed

[embedded content] We live in a world in which deceased actors can be digitally revived for one last starring role. What challenge is it, then, to remove a single scene-ruining rat from an otherwise brilliant movie? That’s the question that caused movie fan (and apparent rodent-as-symbolism hater) Adam Sacks to launch an unlikely new Kickstarter […]

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Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies

Supported by Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies ImageGeoffrey Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, discussing the charges last year against nine Iranians accused of hacking into the systems of hundreds of companies and academic institutions.CreditCreditZach Gibson/Bloomberg By Nicole Perlroth Feb. 18, 2019 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 SAN […]

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DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

[embedded content] Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence (A.I.) system with the ingenious name “DeepSqueak.” Since rats are frequently used in medical experiments, the […]

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The Shift: YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained?

Supported by The Shift YouTube Unleashed a Conspiracy Theory Boom. Can It Be Contained? ImageCreditCreditCorey Olsen for The New York Times By Kevin Roose Feb. 19, 2019 Last month, the YouTube star Shane Dawson uploaded his new project: a 104-minute documentary, “Conspiracy Theories With Shane Dawson.” In the video, set to a spooky instrumental soundtrack, […]