Happy Friday, Austin. The weekend is almost upon us.
Before we close out the work week, though, here are some of the stories making news around the tech world today:
Your car remote is hackable
Many of us have keyless entry systems on our cars and trucks these days. Well, those are at risk of being hacked, a group of computer security experts says. The group says it figured out how to hack the keyless entry systems used on millions of cars, meaning that thieves could in theory break and steal items without leaving a broken window. Specifically, they say that remote entry systems on millions of cars made by Volkswagen since 1995 can be cloned to permit unauthorized access to the car's interior. And even worse, another system used by other brands including Ford, General Motor's Opel and Chevrolet and Renault can also be hacked. The findings were scheduled to be released in a paper to be delivered Friday at the Usenix security conference in Austin.
AI and your health
Scientists and researchers have long been working toward health care applications for artificial intelligence. An interesting piece at TechCrunch takes a look at the evolution of AI's so-called "deep learning" techniques and what they could eventually mean for medical advances.
What's next for Windows 10?
The folks over at The Verge take a look into some of the new features Microsoft is expected to unveil in its next big Windows 10 update.
According to the report, "Microsoft has started testing its 'Redstone 2' update to Windows 10, with an initial build available for Windows Insiders testing public beta copies." Read more about it here.
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