Yahoo open sources its porn-detecting neural network

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Ever wonder how things get marked NSFW on the internet? It’s Yahoo. Yahoo does it — with their special-made, smut-trained, porn-detecting neural network. And now you can, too, because the team behind the system has made it open source. I guess you could say they’re down to fork. I jest, of course: Yahoo’s algorithm doesn’t do it all. In fact, detecting NSFW imagery is an infamously difficult problem. To paraphrase the famous saying, you know it when you see it,

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The Unicorn Café is the stuff of a child's imagination

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By Laura Vitto2016-09-30 17:14:20 UTC Bangkok’s Unicorn Café looks like the type of magical haven dreamed up in the mind of a 7-year-old.  The fantasy-themed restaurant features pastel walls and banquets, lavish chandeliers and more unicorn toys than any child could ever have time to play with.  In short: It looks like a total delight.  Unicorn Café serves a variety of kitschy fare, including rainbow pastas and hamburgers topped with unicorn horns.  The beverages, served in enormous star or heart-shaped

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Google Maps for Android Now Responds to 'OK Google'

Google Maps for Android has finally received the much-needed ‘OK Google’ hotword recognition support in its app. This means users can now ask its smartphone to start navigation, change navigation, or add another route, just by preceding the corresponding voice command with the ‘OK Google’ hotword. This hotword recognition support will eliminate the need to touch the smartphone, or tap on the microphone icon to start the voice assistant. For example, while users are driving, they can now just shout

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Facebook “Messenger Day” is the chat app’s new Snapchat Stories clone

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  Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn’t popular yet. Today in Poland it launched “Messenger Day”, which lets people share illustrated filter-enhanced photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours, just like on Snapchat. By using the international popularity of Messenger to spread the Stories format, Facebook could boost retention and return visits to its chat app while becoming the primary place where people post off-the-cuff, everyday life content before they get hooked on

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In hospitals, Apple's app platform becoming a force

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Apple’s app platform has been quietly growing in popularity in U.S. hospitals. Now, the public is getting a look at one of the first apps to be used in a major hospital. HomeHero, a company that provides non-medical home care, is now using a new app created through Apple’s CareKit platform in partnership with Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The app will be used to help patients at one of the country’s largest nonprofit academic medical centers readjust to life

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Guide to Excel VLOOKUP basics and top five rookie mistakes

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Following on from our time saving Excel shortcuts, we continue offering updated advice for the time-sensitive spreadsheet enthusiast. Back in 2013 John Gagnon wrote a very popular post about VLOOKUP basics and rookie mistakes. We thought we’d update the piece to reflect some minor changes for accessing the functionality to VLOOKUP words and values in Excel 2016. An Excel VLOOKUP can be a marketer’s best friend because it can save you hours of work. Give this formula the information you

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The last time Logitech released a webcam, Obama was running for re-election

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The last time Logitech released a webcam, the year’s hit song was by a fresh-faced Canadian newcomer named Carly Rae, Ryan Lochte was most famous for swimming, and we were all pretty sure the world was going to end in December. Sure that last bit still seems like 50/50, Mayan prophecies aside, but one thing’s for certain: webcams just aren’t the hot commodity they once were. Why would a company like Logitech release its first webcam since the last summer Olympics? In

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The natural evolution of digital for brands: becoming more human

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It used to be that digital interactions portrayed in the Jetsons, on Star Trek and through KITT on Knight Rider were make-believe preserved for the television and big screen. However, with the rise of digital personal assistants in recent years like Cortana and Siri, and intelligent bots, what was once science fiction is quickly becoming fact. We are on the cusp of the next big shift in computing—a shift that is fueled by the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) and

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iBall Launches Its VoLTE-Enabled Andi Wink 4G Smartphone in India

iBall on Friday launched its budget-friendly 4G smartphone – iBall Andi Wink 4G – to its Andi smartphones portfolio. The major highlight of the iBall smartphone is the VoLTE feature at a budgeted price of just Rs. 5,999. The smartphone comes in a Grey colour and is available in India starting Friday. The dual-SIM supporting iBall Andi Wink 4G runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and is powered by a quad-core processor (chipmaker unspecified) coupled with 2GB of RAM. It packs a

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