marcello coelho

Wish there was a gadget able to transform your boring office uniform into a party outfit, or even a device that guides you straight to new friends?
 
Then call Marcelo Coelho.
 
A researcher with Fluid Interfaces at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, Coelho works at the cutting edge of wearable devices that may be smarter than the person wearing them.
 
One of the most promising areas is clothing that integrates computers and can practically think for itself.
 
"You can program your shirt for it to change color, or move to a different pattern," he said. "Maybe you're at work today and want your shirt one way, but you'll be at a party tonight and want it different."
 
Another creation is a dress with a hemline that rises and falls -- or another dress, decorated with gently opening and closing flowers.
 
Coelho, 35, was speaking at MIT's 2015 EmTech conference Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, where for two days leaders in emerging technology give glimpses of the future.

cloudflare savethewebAfter deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, hacking collective Anonymous has declared war on ISIS — and a Silicon Valley startup has fallen in the firing line.

 
CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of otherwise-overwhelming traffic: It acts as an intermediary or filter, and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (sending huge amounts of traffic at a site to try and make it collapse under the weight).
 
The six-year-old company doesn’t discriminate when it comes to picking customers — even allegedly protecting dozens websites affiliated with ISIS — and it’s come under fire from some members of Anonymous as a result.

amd

Chip-maker AMD has been struck by a class action lawsuit, after it was revealed that they falsely advertised the number of cores in their Bulldozer processor range. The lawsuit from San Jose’s district court claims that while a Bulldozer processor may offer eight cores, these only function as four. AMD’s micro-architecture is largely to blame; due to how separate cores operate within the unit. While each processor may indeed offer eight cores, these cores have been modified, and cannot work independently as a result.

 

total startupper

Total is for innovators in the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

The entrepreneurs in those countries should be below the age of 35 and want to create a business or develop one that is less that to years old.

 

Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc.  on Wednesday reported an 11% increase in third-quarter earnings as advertisers directed more of their spending to the social network.
Revenue rose a more-than-expected 41% to $4.5 billion, from $3.2 billion in the same period a year earlier.
Total costs and expenses increased even faster, 68%, reflecting Facebook’s heavy spending on a range of projects, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality and bringing Internet access to emerging markets.

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