Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 29/1/2017 [Machine Learning]

Machine learning is an area of computer science and statistical modeling that allows a computer program to predict an outcome or make a decision without being explicitly programmed to do so.

Machine learning, which forms the basis for artificial intelligence (AI), is closely tied to data analytics and data mining programming. Continue reading

Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 28/1/2017 [Memory Ballooning]

Memory ballooning is a memory management technique that allows a physical host to take advantage of unused memory on its guest virtual machines (VMs).

When a host OS is short on physical memory, the hypervisor polls balloon drivers installed on the guests to request available memory. The guests respond by using page-reclaiming algorithms to determine which pages are available and can be assigned to the balloon drivers. The process of assigning available pages to the driver is known as inflating the balloon. Releasing available pages is known as deflating the balloon. Continue reading

Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 27/1/2017 [Misfortune Cookie]

Misfortune Cookie is a firmware vulnerability in many older routers.

Once the embedded software running the device is exploited, the attacker can gain administrative privileges and use the device to gather data, steal credentials or upload malicious files to networked devices. Continue reading

Small Plastic Birds protecting Huge Metal Ones > Flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe — TechCrunch

Remember that plane that landed in the Hudson? The whole saga started with a bird strike. Birds at airports can be a terrifying ordeal, so you’d be unsurprised to hear that airports pay a pretty penny to keep the area around an airport clear. Clear Flight Solutions’ Robird is a drone that flaps its wings…

via This flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe — TechCrunch

On bots, language & making tech disappear — TechCrunch (βγαίνουν τα σώψυχα αν μιλάς με botakia?)

This year’s new buzzword in computer design circles is without question “bots.” As with anything we build, we give bots names. A name can be a way of expressing trust in an object — or expressing control over it. But giving a bot an identity isn’t always for the best. Calling a bot Siri does…

via On bots, language and making technology disappear — TechCrunch

Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 12/1/2017 [Fruit of the poisonous tree]

Fruit of the poisonous tree is a legal doctrine according to which any secondary evidence obtained indirectly through illicit means is inadmissible in court.

Examples of such sources include evidence gained through eavesdropping, illegal wiretapping, coercive interrogations, unwarranted searches or improperly conducted arrests. Information obtained from those sources is inadmissible according to the law of exclusion. The fruit of a poisonous tree doctrine is an extension to that law. Continue reading

Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 11/01/2016 [Greedy Algorithm]

A greedy algorithm is a mathematical process that looks for simple, easy-to-implement solutions to complex, multi-step problems by deciding which next step will provide the most obvious benefit.

Such algorithms are called greedy because while the optimal solution to each smaller instance will provide an immediate output, the algorithm doesn’t consider the larger problem as a whole. Once a decision has been made, it is never reconsidered. Continue reading

Ορολογία της Ημέρας (T.O.D) – 10/1/2017 [Net Neutrality]

Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Net neutrality is sometimes referred to as the “First Amendment of the Internet.”

In the United States, high-speed Internet service providers (ISPs), including AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon, have sought support for a two-tiered Internet service model. In a two-tiered model, providers would be able to charge content providers a premium fee for priority placement and faster speed. Continue reading

Smart Homes – Smart toasters – smart stuff everywhere…

My favorite thing, hands down, about the Griffin Connected Toaster is the slider on the app. On one side is an icon of a white piece of bread. On the other, is one that’s all black. Sure, a smart toaster is the epitome of connected appliance ridiculousness, but there’s something to be said for being…

via Smart toasters are here — TechCrunch

Ο Freddo στον Φοριαμό (ή μια άλλη οπτική γωνία των χρήσεων της τεχνολογίας)

Είμαι επισκέπτης υπηρεσιών & οργανισμών, ως πελάτης, με τον ίδιο ρυθμό & συχνότητα, καθημερινά, με τον οποίο & οι υπόλοιποι πολίτες επισκέπτονται τις ανάλογες υπηρεσίες & οργανισμούς, όπου “τους σπρώχνει η ανάγκη”.

Βαδίζω λοιπόν προσεκτικά σε αίθουσα εξυπηρέτησης κοινού, υπηρεσίας, που αφορά εκατομμύρια πολίτες & έχει σχέση με την ασφάλεια που ο Πολίτης αποζητά στην εργασιακή του ζωή.

Στέκομαι όρθιος & ακίνητος ακουμπώντας σε τοίχο, διότι Continue reading

Data Science & Ιατρική – Μάχη με όπλο την Ανάλυση Δεδομένων ενάντια σε ανίατους εχθρούς

The complexity of seeking a cure for cancer has vexed researchers for decades. While they’ve made remarkable progress, they are still waging a battle uphill as cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Yet scientists may soon have a critical new ally at their sides — intelligent machines — that can attack…

via Using data science to beat cancer — TechCrunch

Matibabu – Νέες Εξελίξεις στην Υγεία – ενάντια στην Μαλάρια

Matibabu, which is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES today, isn’t looking to cure any diseases. Instead, the Uganda-based company is looking to make it easier to diagnose malaria so those who are infected can get the right help faster. I actually first ran into Matibabu back in 2013 when the team competed in…

via Matibabu uses light to diagnose malaria — TechCrunch

Pillar Technologies & Έξυπνοι Αισθητήρες IoT – Πιο ασφαλείς τις οικοδομές — TechCrunch

Construction sites can be dangerous places. And while recent advancements in safety technology have done a lot to help protect workers, there hasn’t been as much focus on protecting the site itself from things like fire, water and mold damage. Any of these three risks can cost construction companies (or insurance companies) millions of dollars in damages,…

via Pillar Technologies is making construction sites safer with smart sensors — TechCrunch