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Instagram hiding likes?

Last week the Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri had an interview with CBS News. One of the points he raised was making sure instagram doesn’t feel like competition, thus they were playing with making the like counts private He explains it himself saying “One of the ideas we’re currently experimenting with is like counts private, for instance, ’cause we don’t want Instagram to be such a competition. We want it be a place where people

Walmart is watching you!

For all those whole love the 5 finger discounts, Walmart has revealed they’ve been using AI in the form of computer vision, on their cctv cameras in over 1000 stores. The system is designed to detect shop lifters before they leave the store. Internally the system is called Missed scan detection The cameras track and analyze activities at self-checkout and normal registers maned with cashiers. If an item is moved past a checkout scanner without

Facebook reveal their cryptocurrency: Project Libra

Facebook have officially revealed their heavily rumoured cryptocurrency project, Libra; its been touted as possibly a huge disruption to financial Industry, it plans to “enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people” Its said mega corporations like Visa Mastercard and Uber are all onboard with this new cryptocurrency… It definitely looks interesting however, Facebook privacy practices have left a lot to be desired, they already know half of my Internet

Achieving more Zen: IT Stories

Let me paint the picture for you. Its Monday morning 8:30am, after a not so eventful weekend I’m sitting at my desk, ready for the week ahead. Now, there isn't a more quintessential form of preparing for the long day than brewing a nice hot cuppa; in my case, a mug of Macha Green Tea, (I’ve been trying to achieve a little more zen in my life lately). As you can imagine working for Conscious
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