Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ Tech IDs People By How They Walk; Police Have Started Using It on Streets of Beijing and Shanghai

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” software that uses people’s body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. From a report: Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology…

November 7, 2018
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Filing: a “calculation error” in Wells Fargo’s underwriting software led to 545 mistaken home foreclosures since 2010, up from a previous estimate of 400 (Renae Reints/Fortune)

November 7, 2018

Renae Reints / Fortune: Filing: a “calculation error” in Wells Fargo’s underwriting software led to 545 mistaken home foreclosures since 2010, up from a previous estimate of 400  —  A “calculation error” in Wells Fargo’s underwriting tool led to 545 mistaken home foreclosures over the past eight years, the bank announced Tuesday. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Samsung debuts One UI, a redesign for its Android skin that has a more minimalist aesthetic, rolling out next year (Chris Welch/The Verge)

November 7, 2018

Chris Welch / The Verge: Samsung debuts One UI, a redesign for its Android skin that has a more minimalist aesthetic, rolling out next year  —  Your hands will be thankful  —  Today at its developer conference, Samsung showcased what it calls One UI and kicked off a new approach to the user experience on Samsung smartphones. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Sources: Ford has acquired e-scooter startup Spin for around $40M, which is about what its Series A valuation was last year (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

November 7, 2018

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios: Sources: Ford has acquired e-scooter startup Spin for around $40M, which is about what its Series A valuation was last year  —  Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy electric scooter startup Spin, Axios has learned from multiple sources.  — One source puts the price-tag in the range of $40 million … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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California Voters Embrace Year-Round Daylight-Saving Time

Californians warmed to the idea of year-round daylight-saving time, approving an initiative that would urge state lawmakers to junk the annual springing forward and falling back. From a report: With 43 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Proposition 7 was leading 61 percent to 39 percent. It’s a long way from here to year-round daylight-saving time. First, the Legislature would have to approve it by a two-thirds vote. Then Congress…

November 7, 2018
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APM Terminals extends NY-NJ port gate hours

The terminal handled about 1,300 moves on Saturday, and drew support from truckers, who experienced an average turn time that was about half as long as during the week, he said. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley. Rising cargo volumes and truck fluidity difficulties due to construction have prompted APM Terminals to… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 7, 2018
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Samsung showed off a prototype of its tablet-size two-screen foldable phone, with some aspects obscured, slated for 2019 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

November 7, 2018

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Samsung showed off a prototype of its tablet-size two-screen foldable phone, with some aspects obscured, slated for 2019  —  Samsung’s foldable prototype smartphone — the one it’s teased for months — finally made its debut today at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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