TechCrunch

Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound

[ad_1] Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic microphones, they were able to issue commands to every major “intelligent assistant” that were silent to every listener but the target device. The team […]

Gizmodo

Google Engineer Dismissed the Importance of Stolen Self-Driving Car Documents

[ad_1] Photo: AP Google’s self-driving car company Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, stole 14,000 documents detailing Waymo’s lidar systems before accepting a job with Uber’s self-driving car program. But emails between a hardware engineer at Google and Google’s attorneys made public today show that the files downloaded […]

TechCrunch

Given an assist, sports e-commerce giant Fanatics closes that $1 billion round led by Softbank

[ad_1] Fanatics, the 17-year-old, Jacksonville, Fla.-based sports e-commerce company that helps leagues and teams sell their licensed apparel and fan gear directly to customers, has closed on $1 billion in funding led by Softbank Group’s Vision Fund. National Football League and Major League Baseball, both earlier investors, also participated in the round, which values the […]

General

HTML5 Music Player with 3 CSS3 Skins

[ad_1] WordPress Version Now Available -> HTML5 Music Player with 3 CSS3 Skins Suggested Experience: HTML/CSS: Advanced JavaScript: Beginner This HTML5 music player is great for anyone who needs their music to work on both desktops and mobile devices. It has three CSS3 based skins to choose from and comes with a custom built Flash […]

Mashable

Sheriff tweets that anyone with a warrant seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma will be jailed

[ad_1] Shelters have been set up in the path of Hurricane Irma.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Tim Chester2017-09-06 23:22:33 UTC With Florida facing down the barrel of a monstrous, record-shattering hurricane, a local sheriff in the state decided to make jokes about locking people up when they look for shelter. Sheriff Grady Judd, of the Polk County […]

CNET

Solar storm could disrupt air travel

[ad_1] NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft captured this video of a huge coronal mass ejection on Monday that’s headed for Earth. NASA; video by Stephen Shankland/CNET Right between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, another storm is coming — but this one is coming from the sun, and it’ll hit the entire planet. Two […]