How to easily make a photo slideshow on your Mac, for sharing all those images from your recent vacation

Making a slideshow on a Mac through the Photos app is a simple and quick process. In your slideshow, you’ll be able to customize things like slide transitions and background music. There’s also the option to create an “Instant” slideshow. It’s a bit faster to create, but less customizable than building one yourself. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Photo slideshows can be a fun way to remember a trip, or any experience. And if you have a Mac, making a slideshow – complete with background music and fun slide transitions – is exceedingly easy to do. You can either build a slideshow from scratch, or have your Mac’s… Read More

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Who’s listening to Google Assistant? You might be surprised

By Rachel Lerman | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog post Thursday, and said the company is investigating the breach. “We are conducting a full review of our safeguards in this space to prevent misconduct like this from happening again,” he wrote. More than 1,000 recordings were obtained by Belgian broadcaster… Read More

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Steam sequesters strange AI experiments into a new ‘Lab’

Steam bounced back from a rather confusing game sale by starting its own mad science space to play with AI and machine learning — and some of the things its coming up with are kind of fascinating. For context, Steam recently held its annual summer sale, and, as always, simply offering most of its considerable inventory at a discount wasn’t enough for Valve. There’s always a gimmick to a Steam sale these days, some extra incentive to buy game or otherwise spend time on the platforms. This time it was an asinine “race” that was confusing as heck in implementation… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Website driveby attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do

D-Link’s DI-514 802.11b router. It was a perfectly cromulent router for its time… but those were dark days, friend, dark days indeed. (credit: source unclear, GNU Free Documentation License.) Website driveby attacks that try to boobytrap visitors’ routers are alive and well, according to antivirus provider Avast, which blocked more than 4.6 million of them in Brazil over a two-month span. The attacks come from compromised websites or malicious ads that attempt to use cross-site request forgery attacks to change the domain name system settings of visitors’ routers. When successful, the malicious DNS settings redirect targets to websites that spoof Netflix and a host of banks. Over the first half… Read More

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How to reverse image search on an iPhone, and why you might want to use these third-party apps instead of Google Images

You can use reverse image search on your iPhone to identify images or find other websites that have used a specific image. Reverse image search can help you request permission from the image’s original copyright owner or see if your own photos are being used without permission. You can reverse image search on your iPhone using Safari, Chrome, or a handful of other apps that you may find more useful. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. One of the challenges of the internet age is dealing with photo rights, permissions, and copyright. If you ever need to know if a photo has been used elsewhere on the internet, or… Read More

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