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Neural networks and image recognition applications such as self-driving cars have exploded recently for two reasons. First, Graphical Processing Units (GPU) used to render graphics in mobile phones became powerful and inexpensive. GPUs densely packed onto board-level supercomputers are very good at solving massively parallel neural network problems and are inexpensive enough for every AI researcher and software developer to buy. Second, large, labeled image datasets have become available to train massively parallel neural networks implemented on GPUs to see and perceive the world of objects captured by cameras.
Nvidia’s breakthrough is the autonomous vehicle automatically taught itself to drive by watching how a human drove.
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New or modified malware code that at the least had a different MD5 hash was allowed to register, load and execute without detection. The malware should not have been able to execute, and SWIFT’s security team should have been notified. This is what happened when attackers exploited retailer Target’s POS system, yielding 40 million credit card numbers and identities. Just like the Target exploit, once the attackers jumped perimeter defenses, bad security policy let them run whatever malware they chose.
SWIFT’s application security policy should have anticipated weak cyber defenses for banks in emerging countries
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Most hardware OEMs opt into Google Play services because they want access to the million plus apps on the Play Store and Android’s security services. Security is a more subtle point but an important part of the Android operating systems architecture that is built on Play Services.

Chinese users who don't have access to Play Services, have paid the price of six times the number of potentially harmful apps on their Android devices, according to last year’s Android Security Year in Review Report .
A European Union Antitrust Commission decision to remove Google’s Play Services and apps from Android could disrupt users and make the OS less secure
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Since the Tech Review report, Magic Leap has made progress. A year ago, the MR apparatus wasn’t really wearable. This may have been due to the sheer size of the prototype hardware, or the software that adjusts the illusion for head movement and changes in perspective may not have been completed. The complexity of the mathematics of this head-tracking applied to the complexity of the mathematics of Magic Leap’s proprietary light-field chip may have required more development time.
Inexpensive IoT hardware, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons could rescue human trafficking victims.
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Set-top boxes will be, for at least a brief period of time, the point of integration of streamed television and linear television (the name for regular scheduled cable, satellite and HD over-the-air television). Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-enabled, supporting TV remotes, smartphones and tablets to search and discover content, the set-top box will become the point of competition for TV content.
A White House initiative to open up set-top boxes to competition cracks the network TV castle wall, letting original television content stream through
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Facebook's Messenger platform could help enterprises engage with their customers on mobile devices in app-like interactions that most are under-resourced to deliver
Enterprises lag far behind internet companies in mobile customer engagement. Facebook’s Messenger platform could change that.
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Between now and September when Apple is rumored to announce the iPhone 7, Apple will be under top-line pressure. Whether the iPhone 7 is the elixir of growth won’t be known until Apple’s earnings call in January 2017, after the company has a full quarter of iPhone 7 shipments.
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Many consumers, however, complained Android Wear watches didn’t match their expectations of what watches should look like. After all, a watch is a fashion statement first, a time piece second and app platform third. 
Google unveils MODE band that comes with an open-source license, wants to compete with wrist watch fashions
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Since the Tech Review report, Magic Leap has made progress. A year ago, the MR apparatus wasn’t really wearable. This may have been due to the sheer size of the prototype hardware, or the software that adjusts the illusion for head movement and changes in perspective may not have been completed. The complexity of the mathematics of this head-tracking applied to the complexity of the mathematics of Magic Leap’s proprietary light-field chip may have required more development time.
After more than a year and raising over $1.4 billion, the secretive venture offered a second sneak peek into its VR technology called mixed reality.
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It might seem there is an app for everything, but not every business has one. Building a token app that lives a lonely existence on the app store doesn’t help keep customers buying as they shift from the web to mobile. And meaningful mobile relationships and revenue-generating campaigns still elude most businesses because of the high cost of having Android and iOS development teams and the challenges of recruiting developers.
Messenger chat-bots and React Native could give many businesses a path to first-degree customer relationships
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React Native may have the best chance to create a multi-platform app design language that produces an equally satisfying user experiences on different platforms. The Achilles’ heel of cross-platform frameworks is the way the user interface (UI) is implemented because users resist unfamiliar UIs and design languages. User resistance to Facebook’s UI elements and design language has been mitigated by the familiarity users have with these apps.
Familiar JavaScript, 85 percent code reuse and an interface that users will accept make React Native a strong cross-platform alternative.
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Steven Max Patterson is a technology journalist and startup evangelist who has covered Boston and San Francisco Bay Area startups and technology leaders for 20 years. He has also consulted to many software, electronics and renewable energy startups in Boston, San Francisco and Europe.

He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Mathematics. A contributor to organizations such as Network World, TechCrunch, CIO, Mass High Tech, Byte and RH. He is interested in mobile technology, cloud technology and the next generation of television.

Follow him on Twitter @stevep2007.

Steven also co-organizes the Boston Google Developers Group "GDG."  
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