Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management
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Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management

Google parent company Alphabet has moved its Jigsaw technology incubator under Google management, The Information reports. It’s the first former Alphabet company to be shifted under Google since Sergey Brin and Larry Page stepped down from their management roles in December. Since the two were behind the creation of Alphabet in 2015, The Information suggests…

This sleek electric toothbrush uses sonic technology for better results
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This sleek electric toothbrush uses sonic technology for better results

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush is on sale for £33.99. Image: Amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-02-13 10:10:28 UTC TL;DR: The Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush is on sale for £33.99 on Amazon, saving you 33% on list price. There…

Apple files patent for a smart home system that could configure itself
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Apple files patent for a smart home system that could configure itself

An Apple patent published today reveals an idea for a system that could automatically detect smart home devices and potentially configure them for the room they’re in (via Patently Apple). As Apple points out in the patent, there are a lot of good smart home devices and technologies available now. But it can be very…

Inputs of Interest: Tongues for Technology
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Inputs of Interest: Tongues for Technology

Welcome to the first installment of Inputs of Interest. In this column, we’re going to take a look at various input devices and methods, discuss their merits, give their downsides a rundown, and pontificate about the possibilities they present for hackers. I’ll leave it open to the possibility of spotlighting one particular device (because I…

Los Angeles’ Gento wants to build an on-demand healthcare staffing marketplace
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Los Angeles’ Gento wants to build an on-demand healthcare staffing marketplace

With a fresh commitment of $5 million for its on-demand staffing and care management service for at-home healthcare and nursing facilities, Los Angeles-based Gento is looking to grow. The new financing came from Palisades Growth Capital, and the company said it would use the money to expand nationally and invest more capital in research and development.…

Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior
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Getting tech right in Iowa and elsewhere requires insight into data, human behavior

Hollie Russon Gilman Contributor More posts by this contributor Tara Dawson McGuinness Contributor Tara Dawson McGuinness, a former senior advisor to President Obama, is a Senior Fellow at New America and teaches public policy in the McCourt school at Georgetown University. What happened in Iowa’s Democratic caucus last week is a textbook example of how…

Coronavirus Fears Will Leave Empty Seats at a Top AI Conference
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Coronavirus Fears Will Leave Empty Seats at a Top AI Conference

Qiang Yang, a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, was looking forward to AAAI, one of the big artificial intelligence conferences, which takes place in New York this week.Yang was due to present an award-winning paper describing a way for an AI algorithm to perform image recognition by drawing from different…

Deepfake Porn Harms Adult Performers, Too
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Deepfake Porn Harms Adult Performers, Too

When a fake porn video purporting to depict Gal Gadot having sex with her stepbrother surfaced online in December 2017, the reaction was swift and immediate. Vice—the outlet that first reported on the video—was quick to highlight the way that face-swap technology could be used to manufacture a wholly new form of “revenge porn,” one…