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Google new Hangouts messaging service is quite impressive — it takes Google’s old and neglected Talk service and upgrades it with always-on communication, support for images, video calling, and much more. But for all of the improved service that Hangouts offers, if you upgrade the Google Talk service within Gmail to Hangouts (by selecting the “Try the new Hangouts” option in Talk’s menu), you lose some significant features — namely the ability to set your availability status and, more importantly, the ability to place or receive Google Voice calls from within Gmail. Essentially, the new Hangouts removes the option to host a Google Voice call on your computer, something that many users find convenient and necessary in their day to day…
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A 3D telepresence technology that started life as a Microsoft research project may soon become an official product, a new job listing suggests. Microsoft has begun advertising for a new software development engineer who will be tasked with helping it develop hardware and software capable of offering holographic meetings for remote workers. The company says it is also looking to extend the technology to Skype, allowing consumers to enjoy “high-definition communication” in its voice and video calling software.
In agreement with last year’s announcement by Human Rights Watch, an initiative created by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots (an actual organization I didn’t start myself) urges policy makers to ban the development and use of autonomous robots that can kill without human intervention. In a statement that sounds straight out of my personal diary, the organization calls the development of killer robots “repulsive” and “the leading factor of my erectile dysfunction.” Okay, so that last bit actually was out of my personal diary.
…organisers of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots – a global effort being launched on Tuesday – say advances in robotic technology mean it is only a matter of time before fully autonomous “human-out-of-the-loop” systems – capable of firing on their own – are developed.
They argue that giving machines the power over who lives and dies in war would be an unacceptable application of technology, and would pose a fundamental challenge to international human rights and humanitarian laws.
Campaign leader Ms Williams, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work in bringing about a ban on anti-personnel landmines, told BBC News: “As people learn about our campaign, they will flock to it.
“The public conscience is horrified to learn about this possible advance in weapons systems. People don’t want killer robots out there.
See, now this is a hard one. It’s like, who do you trust to f*** up less: a human, or a robot. Because I would 100% trust a human to screw up before a robot. It’s called human error. That said, I still don’t think we should be creating autonomous killing machines, because they’re not the answer either. Love — love is the answer. I’m talking that really deep kissing that makes other people feel uncomfortable if you do it in public but you don’t care because you are IN THE LOVES. So much so that you forget where you are and the kissing turns into a little under-the-shirt bra rubbing too then you open your eyes and you’re at my friend’s dinner party last weekend and they’re asking you to leave. Oh I’m sorry, JUST BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR BOYFRIEND DON’T LOVE EACH OTHER. You readers know what I’m talking about — those friends who won’t let you be happy because they’re not happy and you’re kinda dry-humping on their couch in the middle of Scattergories.
Thanks to Peter, Clawi and Farlander Bob, who agree nothing should be autonomous, not even soft-serve machines.
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Scandalous!: Woman Calls Things Off With Fiance After Spotting Him On Google Maps With Another Woman
Note: It wasn’t actually Google Maps, it’s the Russian equivalent called Yandex Maps. I just said Google Maps in the title because because if I’d said Yandex you’d be all, ‘Dammit, the GW’s been drinking again’ (which I have but I’m trying to play it off).
A woman in Russia recently called things off with her fiance after stumbling across a shot of him holding hands with another woman while looking up an address on Yandex Maps. Or was she purposefully looking for him? DUM DUM DUM!
Marina Voinova told LifeNews.ru that she was looking up an address using the website’s “street view” feature when she happened across a man who looked like Alexander, her boyfriend of five years, with his arms around a woman who did not look like her.
“When Sasha came home, I immediately called him to computer and asked him to find that address in the map,” she told the news portal. “When the image loaded, Sasha’s face changed in color. I looked in his eyes, waiting for explanations.”
Alexander immediately confessed to everything, Marina recalled. He told her he had made a mistake and did not love the other woman, but Marina had already made up her mind to end their relationship.
I’m surprised dude didn’t even try to lie. Oh, her? That’s my sister. “But I thought you didn’t have a sister.” Crazy right? Turns out she was long-lost. She just contacted me and we got together for lunch. Are you buying any of this this? Listen — please don’t destroy my stereo system, I paid a ton of rubles for that.
Hit the jump for a local news report but make sure to have the captions on unless you’re Russian or can speak Russian or just don’t care what anybody is saying.
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Facebook has been spreading voice messaging throughout its mobile apps for awhile, however it’s clear the Palo Alto team is no longer delighted leaving communication to tinned speeches. Following a quiet rollout of live voice calls to Facebook Messenger previously in the year, a version 5.5 update to Facebook’s core iOS app is providing social networkers a similar possibility to speak with each various other totally free. The only terms are that users have the bandwidth to burn and live in either the United States or Canada. Otherwise, the interface and functionality are dead ringers for the Messenger equivalents we attempted in January. There’s still no word on when full voice calls will reach Android or various other platforms, although they normally get function parity prior to too long.
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In an interview with CBS This Morning, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has admitted that the software giant didn’t nail the mobile market when it had the opportunity. “There’s a lot of things like cellphones where we didn’t get out in the lead early,” says Gates. “We didn’t miss cellphones, but the way that we went about it didn’t allow us to get the leadership.” Gates says this strategy was “clearly a mistake.”
Describing himself and Ballmer as “self-critical”, he praises the work on Windows 8, Surface, and Bing. However, Gates admits the recent products aren’t enough. “He [Ballmer] and I are not satisfied that in terms of breakthrough things that we’re doing everything possible,” says Gates. The honest and frank interview is a rare…
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The dust-up over the New york city Times‘ Tesla Design S evaluation may have left no real winners, but that doesn’t avert at least attempting to reach the truth. According to the paper’s Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, the final answer rests where it often does: in between the 2 extremes. Following interviews with motorist John Broder, Tesla personnel and others included in the tale, the scrutineer thinks the evaluation was performed honestly, but that poor decisions and less-than-precise notes brought about the charging concerns and complaints of deception that distinguisheded the drive. Broder ought to have topped up the way the business suggests, but wasn’t thinking of dragging anybody with the dirt, Sullivan says. Whatever you think about her conclusion, it’s enough for Tesla founder Elon Musk to relax– he’s currently saying that the inspection “restored” his count on in the Old Gray Lady’s stability. About the only demand we have left is to get enough Supercharger stations that there’s never a repeat occurrence.
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The geek hero recently joined Reddit for an AMA. Now he's questioning the seedy underbelly of the site.
Captian Kirk himself, William Shatner, recently joined Reddit to participate in an AMA (“ask me anything”) for Star Trek fans. To redditors’ delight, he's stuck around the site, getting the hang of things and interacting more with Trekkies.
On Friday, in a message thread for admins about suggestions for improvements to the private messaging, Shatner says he's been “appalled” by some of what he's seen on Reddit, and questions why it isn't moderated more.
A lengthy debate follows about Reddit’s place as a bastion of free speech versus the need for decent behavior. Shatner is surprisingly well-versed in how social media, and cites Tumblr's guidelines about tolerating racist posts (they will delete certain offensive material).
Shatner doesn't appear deterred from continuing to post and interact on Reddit – just today he posted a link for a fan event to the Star Trek subreddit.
The question is not if, but when?
And we may be getting closer, as Apple has listed a job posting looking for a Siri UI Engineer with a few hints at OS X integration.
This isn’t the first we’re hearing of a potential Siri roll out on the desktop level. In November, 9to5mac reported that Siri and Apple maps would be present in the next version of OS X.
The job listing calls for an engineer “responsible for implementing the content that appears within the conversational view.”
“We take every application that Siri interacts with, distill it down to fundamentals, and implement that application’s UI in a theme fitting with Siri. Consider it an entire miniature OS within the OS, and you get a good idea of the scope!” the listing reads.
Yet, no where in the job posting is there mention of iOS specifically. There is, however, mention of Mac OS X. Under key requirements, Apple asks for knowledge of all of Apple’s development APIs (both iOS and Mac OS X), as well as “familiarity with Unix, especially Mac OS X.”
Obviously, the listing is still very ambiguous, but it signals that Apple is beefing up Siri for something new. And as AppleInsider astutely notes, Dictation has already found its way onto the desktop (just like it did on the iPad before Siri showed up in tablet-form).
It all adds up, but we’ll have to wait on Apple’s word before we know for sure.