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      Revealed: car industry was warned keyless vehicles vulnerable to theft a decade ago

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 17:08

    Experts ​alerted motor trade to security risks of ‘smart key’ systems which have now fuelled highest level of car thefts for a decade

    Gone in 20 seconds: how ‘smart keys’ have fuelled a new wave of car crime

    The car industry ignored warnings more than a decade ago that keyless technology on modern vehicles risked a surge in vehicle thefts, an investigation by the Observer can reveal.

    Legal and computer researchers claimed keyless entry and vehicle software would be “subverted” because of inadequate security.

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      The week in audio: One Person Found This Helpful; Straight to the Comments!; The Rise and Rise of the Microchip; Capital Breakfast – review

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 17:00

    Frank Skinner’s new Radio 4 panel show is a winner; the Daily Mail goes below the line; Misha Glenny gives us microchips with everything; and Capital gains Radio 1 star Jordan North

    One Person Found This Helpful (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds
    Straight to the Comments! (Daily Mail) | Apple Podcasts
    The Rise and Rise of the Microchip (BBC Radio 4) | BBC Sounds
    Capital Breakfast | Global Player

    Here’s an odd coincidence: two new high-profile shows based around below-the-line comments. You know the sort of stuff: reviews of a product, disgruntled or otherwise; top-of-the-head thoughts of people who’ve skim-read an article; the sentimental rambles found under 1990s YouTube rave videos. Finally, they’re useful!

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      Can we have our cake and eat it? Welcome to the world of sugar elimination

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 16:00 · 1 minute

    Our sugar problem could be solved by counteracting it after we’ve eaten it, as stomach ‘sponges’ and fibre-making enzymes head to market

    I am in a kitchen shared by bio-based startups in San Francisco looking forward to a chocolate chip cookie. Having been diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago, I usually stay well away from sweet treats. But I have a secret weapon: a sachet of Monch Monch , a proprietary plant fibre-based drink mix that has been engineered to expand in my stomach like a kitchen sponge and soak up sugar in food, rendering it unavailable for early absorption.

    The idea is that, locked in the “sponge”, a significant amount of the sugar will simply pass through. One gram of the product can absorb six grams of sugar according to lab tests by the startup behind it, BioLumen. Sucrose (table sugar), glucose, fructose and to a lesser extent simple starches can all be sequestered. Given there’s just over four grams in the sachet, I calculate it should – if it works – nicely nullify the sugar in my treat and give my gut a fibre boost to boot. “How do you eat food without paying the health price? We think we have figured out a way,” says Paolo Costa, co-founder and CEO of the company, as I mix the powder in the sachet with water and drink it.

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      OpenAI’s new video generation tool could learn a lot from babies | John Naughton

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 16:00

    The footage put together by Sora looks swish, but closer examination reveals its doesn’t understand physical reality

    “First text, then images, now OpenAI has a model for generating videos ,” screamed Mashable the other day. The makers of ChatGPT and Dall-E had just announced Sora , a text-to-video diffusion model. Cue excited commentary all over the web about what will doubtless become known as T2V, covering the usual spectrum – from “Does this mark the end of [insert threatened activity here]?” to “meh” and everything in between.

    Sora (the name is Japanese for “sky”) is not the first T2V tool, but it looks more sophisticated than earlier efforts like Meta’s Make-a-Video AI . It can turn a brief text description into a detailed, high-definition film clip up to a minute long. For example, the prompt “A cat waking up its sleeping owner, demanding breakfast. The owner tries to ignore the cat, but the cat tries new tactics, and finally, the owner pulls out his secret stash of treats from underneath the pillow to hold off the cat a little longer,” produces a slick video clip that would go viral on any social network.

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      How a TikTok clip led demand for 177-year-old sourdough starter to rise

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 08:00


    US enthusiasts who follow the tradition of sharing dough are now receiving about 1,000 requests a week, up from 30 to 60

    “There’s an old pioneer tradition” dating from the earliest days of the colonisation of the US west, says Mary Buckingham, “that you shared your bread starter with anyone who asked.”

    Which was all very well until TikTok came along.

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      US chipmaker Nvidia hits $2tn value amid artificial intelligence boom

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 21:16


    Company blows past Wall Street’s expectations with 265% jump in sales after hailing ‘tipping point’ for AI

    Nvidia hit a stock market valuation of $2tn on Friday as the US chipmaker capitalizes on the artificial intelligence boom.

    An extraordinary surge of the company’s shares had already propelled it past Amazon and Alphabet, the owner of Google and YouTube, to become the third largest in America.

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      Canadian university vending machine error reveals use of facial recognition

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 18:24


    University of Waterloo dispenser displays facial recognition message despite no prior indication it was monitoring students

    A malfunctioning vending machine at a Canadian university has inadvertently revealed that a number of them have been using facial recognition technology in secret.

    Earlier this month, a snack dispenser at the University of Waterloo showed an error message – Invenda.Vending.FacialRecognition.App.exe – on the screen.

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      Why has Nvidia driven stock markets to record highs?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 16:39

    What you need to know about the company, its importance to AI and whether the stock market boom is sustainable

    Investor excitement over artificial intelligence reached a new peak this week when better-than-expected results from chipmaker Nvidia drove stock markets in three continents to record highs .

    The rally began on Thursday and continued into Friday, as Nvidia overtook Google’s parent group, Alphabet, to become the third most valuable company in the US. Its market capitalisation hit $2tn, surpassed only by Microsoft and Apple.

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      Serco ordered to stop using facial recognition technology to monitor staff

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 16:07

    Biometric data of more than 2,000 staff at 38 leisure centres was unlawfully processed to check attendance, watchdog finds

    Britain’s data watchdog has ordered a Serco subsidary to stop using facial recognition technology and fingerprint scanning to monitor the attendance of staff at the leisure centres it operates.

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that the biometric data of more than 2,000 employees had been unlawfully processed at 38 centres managed by Serco Leisure to check up on their attendance.

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