Facebook Acquires Wit.ai To Help Its Developers With Speech Recognition And Voice Interfaces

Technology and social media have clubbed together yet again as Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a Y Combinator startup to create an API for building voice-activated interfaces. With over 6,000 developers on its platform who have built hundreds of apps, Wit.ai will remain open and free to users, where Facebook wants to use the technology to draw developers into its Build-Grow-Monetize loop where they get help building apps, but eventually pay Facebook for ads to grow or monetize by splitting revenue with Facebook from hosting its ads. Read More>>

Florida’s Cape Canaveral may be world’s busiest spaceport in 2015

This year, Florida’s Cape Canaveral is scheduled to launch up to 24 rockets thus making it the busiest spaceport. Ten launches would be for United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, while the remaining would be by SpaceX. If successful, the program would surpass the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which had 21 launches, 19 of which were successful. Read More>>

The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock

The Study on electric fish in 1800’s by Alessandro Volta, which mimics how electric fish store and release electricity was similar to how a modern battery works. Now a new study, by Kenneth C. Catania, a biologist at Vanderbilt University, reveals a remarkable sophistication in the way electric eels deploy their shocks. Similar to a taser, but studies show some remarkable features of the eel’s shock. Read More>>

Special Report: How Sony Systems Were Hacked

The hack into computer systems at Sony Pictures resulted in the release of numerous confidential corporate documents and email files. How these confidential data was released has been solved by investigators.

According to the investigators, The hackers apparently gained access to Sony’s systems by obtaining the login credentials of a high-level systems administrator in Sony’s I.T. department. Once the credentials were in the hands of the hackers, they were granted “keys to the entire building. Read More>>

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