Who is the murkiest speaker in the 2020 race? AI has the answerAI & Surroundings

Donald Trump is not the most unintelligible candidate in the 2020 presidential race.

That honor belongs to Joe Biden.

This is what artificial intelligence has determined via Trint, an app that uses AI to automatically transcribe audio and video. The company fed a speech sample from the top 11 Democratic candidates — their closing statements from the first primary debate last June — along with a snippet from Trump.

The candidates with the highest percentage of transcription accuracy are theoretically the most understandable — at least to robots.

Despite their diametrically opposed accents, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT, but still clinging to his Brooklyn honk) came in tops, with 100% accuracy. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and California businessman Andrew Yang were close behind with 99.5% and 99.24% respectively. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg, Marianne Williamson and Julian Castro were all in the 98th percentile.

Coming in last: Trump, [...]  read more

Learn how enterprise startups win big deals at TechCrunch’s Enterprise show on Sept. 5

Big companies today may want to look and feel like startups, but when it comes to the way they approach buying new enterprise solutions, especially from new entrants. But from the standpoint of a true startup, closing deals with just a few big customers is critical to success. At our much anticipated inaugural TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event in San Francisco on September 5, Okta’s Monty Gray, SAP’s DJ Paoni, VMware’s Sanjay Poonen, and Sapphire Venture’s Shruti Tournatory will discuss ways for startups to adapt their strategies to gain more enterprise customers (p.s. early-bird tickets end in 48 hours – book yours here).

This session is sponsored by SAP, the lead sponsor for the event.

Monty Gray is Okta’s Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Development. In this role, he is responsible [...]  read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch live blog: we’re reporting live from Unpacked 2019

Today, August 7, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch date, and we’re at the damp Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York reporting live from the big phone event using this constantly updated liveblog.

We’ve got two phones unveiled already – the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus – and you can see them in lovely photos using the links below.

On top of that, we’ll give you updated impressions on the Watch Active 2 and the Tab S6 that we tested last week, and report on any signs of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S laptop that’s been leaked prior to today. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch event kicked off at 4pm EDT (1pm PDT, 9pm BST, 7am AEDT on August 8), and you’ll be able to follow all the announcements as they happen below, in our Galaxy Note 10 launch live blog.

All times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)Make sure you hit refresh to see the latest updates 5:01pm: It’s a partnership with Samsung and Microsoft. And just as it happened, more flood warnings on people’s phones are going on.

5:00pm: Samsung CEO did promise a special guest and he’s teasing that surprise right now. This should make our Samsung Unpacked live blog interesting and newsworthy.

4:59pm: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 prices have finally dropped at the end of this event, and it’ll start at $949 for the Note 10 and $1099 for the Note Plus. 

4:53pm: The Samsung Galaxy Book S has officially been announced at Unpacked and it’s being [...]  read more

The Galaxy Note 10 S Pen is also a wand that controls your phone

This isn’t totally a surprise, as there was a lot of speculation and even a leak ahead of today’s Unpacked event. But now we know this is more than just a wishful rumor. Samsung also announced that you’ll be able to use the S Pen to control YouTube, and it’s opening the Air Actions SDK to developers. So we might see more games and apps getting customized controls in the near future.

The re-designed stylus also offers more flexibility when it comes to converting handwriting to digital text. You can now customize notes by shrinking, enlarging or changing the color of text, and you’ll be able to export notes in different formats, including Microsoft Word. Those updates should be useful, considering that one of our biggest complaints with the Note 9 S Pen was that it was hard to see and change the font when you used Screen Off Memo. The S Pen also works with video editor, which could make it easier to select the exact moment you want to edit.

The S Pen will compliment [...]  read more

Altra rapina (con ostaggi) nella banca svaligiata meno di un mese fa

La filiale di Ubi Banca di via Washington presa ancora di mira con modalità in tutto simili a quelle del colpo messo a segno meno di un mese fa. È accaduto mercoledì intorno alle 13, dopo l’episodio del 9 luglio scorso. I malviventi, con in testa delle parrucche e a volto scoperto, sono entrati nell’istituto di credito e hanno minacciato i presenti, quattro dipendenti e cinque clienti. Li hanno legati ai polsi con delle fascette e condotti nel sotterraneo della banca. Quindi, per circa un’ora, hanno agito indisturbati finché uno degli ostaggi è riuscito a liberarsi e a far scattare l’allarme. A quel punto i rapinatori sono fuggiti. Nessuno è rimasto ferito, da quantificare l’entità del bottino. Indagano i carabinieri.

7 agosto 2019 | 18:21


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A Boeing Code Leak Exposes Security Flaws Deep in a 787’s Guts

Late one night last September, security researcher Ruben Santamarta sat in his home office in Madrid and partook in some creative googling, searching for technical documents related to his years-long obsession: the cybersecurity of airplanes. He was surprised to discover a fully unprotected server on Boeing’s network, seemingly full of code designed to run on the company’s giant 737 and 787 passenger jets, left publicly accessible and open to anyone who found it. So he downloaded everything he could see.

Now, nearly a year later, Santamarta claims that leaked code has led him to something unprecedented: security flaws in one of the 787 Dreamliner’s components, deep in the plane’s multi-tiered network. Santamarta suggests that for a hacker, exploiting those bugs could represent one step in a multi-stage attack starts in the plane’s in-flight entertainment system and extends to its highly protected, safety-critical systems like flight controls and sensors.

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Government and nonprofit discounts available for Disrupt SF 2019

Disrupt San Francisco 2019 takes place on October 2-4. More than 10,000 people — tech founders, investors, hackers, leaders, makers and shakers — will gather for three days focused on early-stage startups. And if you work for a government agency or a nonprofit, we have great news in the form of a deep discount on Innovator passes.

We want as many different voices at the Disrupt table as possible, so take advantage of this opportunity and let your voice be heard. Your price of admission: $495, which saves you $800 over the early-bird price. Only your Innovator pass is discounted — not your Disrupt experience.

You’ll have access to the full conference and all the programming across the Main Stage, the Extra Crunch Stage, the Showcase Stage and Q&A sessions. That includes Startup Battlefield, our epic pitch competition, where extraordinary startups compete for $100,000.

Explore more than 1,000 early-stage startups and sponsors camped out in Startup Alley, participate in interactive [...]  read more