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Hi-Tech Facial recognition is accurate, if you're white
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The study by MIT and Microsoft experts looks at how bad facial-recognition software is at accurately identifying darker faces, especially when those faces belong to women. 'It has recently been shown that algorithms trained with biased data have resulted in algorithms trained with biased data have resulted in algorithmic discrimination, ' it notes.

Hi-Tech Uber losses up in 2017 as final quarter showed hope
Author: 0 Uber losses up in 2017 as final quarter showed hope

Uber has just revealed its fourth-quarter financial results, which show that the ride-hailing company's loss jumped 61 percent in 2017. Uber's loss was mainly based on accepted accounting standards, which includes write-downs and significant legal expenses.

Hi-Tech Call Of Duty movie signing up Sicario 2 director
Author: 0 Call Of Duty movie signing up Sicario 2 director

On top of that, it'll have a screenplay from Kieran Fitzgerald - who previously worked on Oliver Stone's Snowden biopic and is supposedly working on a screenplay for the third Sherlock Holmes. As it stands, we still know next to nothing about the Call of Duty film, so hopefully more information comes to light once Activision-Blizzard Studios hires Sollima or another director.

Hi-Tech Confidante of ex-SKorean leader given 20 years
Author: 0 Confidante of ex-SKorean leader given 20 years

The court said that Choi had colluded with Park in ordering conglomerates to provide financial support and illicit business contracts to two foundations - the K-Sports and Mir foundations - and affiliated organizations. The court ordered Choi to pay a fine of almost $17 million. "Choi's actions shook the order of society, causing great confusion which led to an unprecedented impeachment of a president", the judge said.

Hi-Tech Apple and Facebook work out news subscription deal
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Facebook is renovating itself to increase users' "time well spent" there, but the company's head of News Feed said the social network itself is still figuring out what that means. But media companies face a significant threat from Facebook , which along with Google , is responsible for the most of the growth in the digital ad market .

Hi-Tech Facebook's privacy settings are illegal, says court
Author: 0 Facebook's privacy settings are illegal, says court

The group successfully argued that Facebook's pre-set privacy settings - which can be changed if users understand exactly what the default settings are - are naturally biased towards giving Facebook access to private data without making it clear to users.

Hi-Tech Free Weekend Incoming; Check Out the New CTF Map & More
Author: 0 Free Weekend Incoming; Check Out the New CTF Map & More

PlayStation 4 players will need to have PlayStation Plus membership while XBox One players will need XBox Live Gold membership in order to play. Blizzard has a rather good habit of opening up its hero shooter Overwatch game for everyone to try every few months. Just a few days after the launch of its Chinese New Year Event, Overwatch is getting its next free-to-play period.

Hi-Tech Erin Hamlin finishes 6th in women's luge
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Ron and Eilleen Hamlin burst into tears when they found out their daughter was going to get one of the greatest honors ever for an athlete. This is Hamlin's fourth and final Olympic games. Hamlin refused to let the incident cloud over the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, deflecting any hint of frustration with Davis and insisting her focus was on the task at hand - and not tripping.

Hi-Tech Unilever Threatens to Withdraw Ads from Facebook and Google
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Unilever has threatened to pull its advertising budget from online media channels that lack transparency and create discord according to marketing director Keith Weed's statements at the IAB advertisers' congress. We are seeing a critical separation of how people trust social media and more "traditional" media. "In the U.S. only less than a third of people now trust social media (30%), whilst nearly two thirds trust traditional media (58%)".

Hi-Tech New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Includes Monsters, Inc
Author: 0 New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Includes Monsters, Inc

Lastly, at the end of the trailer, Vanitas reveals himself and is likely to play a key role in Kingdom Hearts III. Two new trailers, revealed during the Expo, take viewers deep into the frights and delights of the animated classic as Sora, Donald and Goofy transform into monsters to blend into the Monstropolis cityscape.

Hi-Tech Apple Music Student Pricing Expands To New Markets
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Apple has increased the number of market where students can get a discount on their Apple Music subscription. The company hasn't yet confirmed a complete list of new markets, but says the discounted membership is coming to 82 new regions this month...

Hi-Tech Splatoon 2 Starter Edition And Amiibo Announced
Author: 0 Splatoon 2 Starter Edition And Amiibo Announced

Obviously, you're going to need the game if you want to take advantage of the second item on our list. Following the announcement of the Marina and Pearl Amiibo , Nintendo is continuing to juice Splatoon 2 . On top of the Splatfests, Splatoon 2 has been getting a generous amount of DLC, with new weapons and modes, like the popular coop horde mode Salmon Run .

Hi-Tech Windows Analytics Now Has Tools for Tracking Meltdown and Spectre Progress
Author: 0 Windows Analytics Now Has Tools for Tracking Meltdown and Spectre Progress

Indeed, the Redmond giant is now adding more capabilities to the free Windows Analytics service to give professionals detailed insights on the Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 PCs they manage. Windows Analytics tells IT admins which Windows security update is running on any particular device, and if any of the updates have been disabled. The scripts are listed in Microsoft's "Windows Client Guidance" document to protect against side-channel attack methods.

Hi-Tech Tag: Redmi Note 5 Pro
Author: 0 Tag: Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available in Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold or Blue with the choice between 4GB (INR13,999/$218/€176) or 6GB RAM (INR16,999/$265/€214), both come with 64GB storage . The Redmi Note 5 , on the other hand, comes with some major hardware changes that include a Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. There's a 12-megapixel Sony sensor coupled with another 5-megapixel Samsung sensor.

Hi-Tech Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017
Author: 0 Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

Google has done better with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL stock, but the phones are also quite expensive. Despite Google's decision to withhold Pixel shipment numbers, IDC has released its own estimates reflecting the device's "tiny" presence in the smartphone market.

Hi-Tech THQ Nordic buys Metro, Saints Row, & Dead Island publisher
Author: 0 THQ Nordic buys Metro, Saints Row, & Dead Island publisher

Koch Media will also continue to operate under the same name, and everything will carry on as usual. There are no plans to restructure following the acquisition, nor any "cost saving measures" on the horizon, suggesting that layoffs are unlikely.