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The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review on Neuroscientists Object to Europe's Human Brain ... - 1 views

More than 180 neuroscientists have signed an open letter to the European Commission calling on it to reconsider the technical goals and oversight of one of the world's largest brain-mapping project...

Neuroscientists Object to Europe's Human Brain Project The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review

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Franchezca Mindaine

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful - 1 views

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    The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location and these will give you the shortest route from A to B.

    That's usually the best bet when driving, but walking is a different matter. Often, pedestrians want the quietest route or the most beautiful but if they turn to a mapping application, they'll get little help.

    That could change now thanks to the work of Daniele Quercia at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, Spain, and a couple of pals. These guys have worked out how to measure the "beauty" of specific locations within cities and then designed an algorithm that automatically chooses a route between two locations in a way that maximizes the beauty along it. "The goal of this work is to automatically suggest routes that are not only short but also emotionally pleasant," they say.

    Quercia and co begin by creating a database of images of various parts of the center of London taken from Google Street View and Geograph, both of which have reasonably consistent standards of images. They then crowdsourced opinions about the beauty of each location using a website called UrbanGems.org.

    Each visitor to UrbanGems sees two photographs and chooses the one which shows the more beautiful location. That gives the team a crowdsourced opinion about the beauty of each location. They then plot each of these locations and their beauty score on a map which they use to provide directions.

    The idea here is that the user enters a start and end location and an algorithm then finds the most beautiful route, rather than the shortest one. It does this by searching through every possible route, adding the beauty scores for each and choosing the one that ranks highest.
Queeniey Corliss

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: GE Device Measures the Calories on Your Plate - 1 views

Self-tracking devices like the Fitbit do a fair, if imperfect, job at measuring how much you move and then inferring how many calories you've burned in a day. But they don't measure how many calori...

Corliss Group Latest Tech Review GE Device Measures the Calories on Your Plate

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Queeniey Corliss

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: UK Businesses Ignoring Consumer Demand for Mobile... - 1 views

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    Mastercard warns: invest or face economic consequences.

    Many UK businesses are struggling to expand and develop to their full potential due to a lack of proper investment into new technologies such as alternative payment methods, a senior Mastercard executive has told CBR.

    Marcia Clay, the groups' UK and Ireland head of strategy and commercial development, explained that UK consumers are increasingly calling for innovative technologies such as mobile payments as they look to simplify their everyday lives.

    "I believe we need to prioritise support for innovative start-ups, businesses in the eCommerce and mobile payments sector for example, which are in a unique position to propel the UK economy forward in 2014 and beyond," she said.

    Clay detailed how Mastercard is working with London-based Startupbootcamp FinTech, providing the expertise, mentoring and access to a network of industry professionals that most early-stage FinTech start-ups would not be able to access otherwise.

    Mastercard has found that many small businesses still do not use electronic payments, despite almost 80% of UK businesses having a website or some sort of online presence. A much smaller percentage can currently accept card payments, and the company believes that businesses of all sizes should be encouraged to invest in new technology and services that give consumers more choice.

    The company also found that UK consumers are using mobile and contactless payment methods and wide-spread adoption is reaching a critical mass; with around 5.7m transactions taking place on UK smartphones every day. This has been spurred on by a major growth in contactless payments, which grew by 383% from 2012 to 2013 across the country a
Queeniey Corliss

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: Mobile malware and operating system vulnerabilities - 1 views

9% of large organisations face security, hacking, phishing scams and internet fraud in mobile devices Industry experts to share insights helping businesses defend from cyberattacks during security ...

Corliss Group Latest Tech Review Mobile malware and operating system vulnerabilities come under the spotlight at GISEC 2014

started by Queeniey Corliss on 06 Jun 14 no follow-up yet
Franchezca Mindaine

Corliss Tech Review Group Study: External audits not an effective tool for against fraud - 1 views

Corliss Tech Review Group Study: External audits not an effective tool for against fraud Investors, corporate executives and analysts depend on external audits to maintain honesty in business orga...

Corliss Tech Review Group Study: External audits not an effective tool for against fraud

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Queeniey Corliss

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review: Cybercriminals Have Your Number, But Which One? - 1 views

The Star Wars Cantina of cybercriminals targeting your identity, health care, finances and privacy today might seem like a movie you've seen so many times you could lip sync the entire thing. Never...

The Corliss Group Latest Tech Review Cybercriminals Have Your Number But Which One?

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