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Microsoft unveils enormous supercomputer to train large AI models Microsoft unveils enormous supercomputer to train large AI models
- May 29, 2020

Microsoft's supercomputer has 285,000 processing cores, 10,000 GPUs and a 400-gigabit capacity connection link for each GPU server. The companies are finding that a "single massive model" tends to work better for certain tasks, such as "learning" by scanning text. (more...)
YouTube: chapters on videos are finally available to everyone YouTube: chapters on videos are finally available to everyone
- May 29, 2020

Viewers can click on chapters to jump to a specific part of a video and rewatch video clips - a more convenient alternative to scrubbing. The first timestamp has to be marked 0:00, followed by a space, then the chapter's title. Previously, its semblance was implemented independently by the creators of the videos, which manually prescribed the "table of contents" in the description, but such thing was rare, and this approach did not work very conveniently. (more...)
Google’s ‘Sodar’ AR Tool Will Help You Follow Social Distancing Guidelines Google’s ‘Sodar’ AR Tool Will Help You Follow Social Distancing Guidelines
- May 29, 2020

Google has a new app that would help us by doing just that. It's an experimental project called " Sodar " - introduced by the Experiments with Google account on Twitter - that creates a six feet or two meter radius ring around you through your phone screen. (more...)
Scott Morrison rules out sanctioning China over controversial Hong Kong security law Scott Morrison rules out sanctioning China over controversial Hong Kong security law
- May 29, 2020

The move increased tensions with the United States and brought more protests in the territory. Pedestrians in Hong Kong walk under a giant screen showing a live telecast of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the closing session of the National People's Congress on Thursday. (more...)
Apple Buys Canadian Start-Up To Help Improve Machine-Learning And AI Apple Buys Canadian Start-Up To Help Improve Machine-Learning And AI
- May 29, 2020

But as ever with such acquisitions, the significance is the effect it could have on a product many of us use every day - the iPhone and, more specifically, Siri. The deal follows a similar acquisition in 2018, when Apple sprung for several engineers working for consultancy firm Silicon Valley Data Science. Inductiv was founded by machine-learning academics from a Stanford and other USA universities. (more...)
What Can Superman Fans Watch on HBO Max? What Can Superman Fans Watch on HBO Max?
- May 29, 2020

Max is owned by WarnerMedia, which is part of AT&T's entertainment offerings. Not to be confused with HBO Go or HBO Now , which are still a thing for some reason, the hot new SVOD (subscription video on demand) service has launched at a seemingly excessive price of $14.99 a month, undoubtedly facing quite a bit of an uphill struggle to rack up the early adopter numbers it needs to avoid instantly plunging into the abyss of irrelevance of something like Quibi , for instance. (more...)
Sony introduced the new compact vlog camera! Sony introduced the new compact vlog camera!
- May 29, 2020

The firm says it is aimed at vloggers and YouTubers and it is described as "idiot proof" and ideal for beginners. Normally, when tape-recording on your own, the camera would certainly secure the concentrate on your face, so if you hold something before the camera to reveal your target market, the things would certainly run out emphasis. (more...)
Google adds its own address system to Maps location sharing on Android Google adds its own address system to Maps location sharing on Android
- May 29, 2020

The feature is meant to offer an address to people who don't actually have one, or to people who have an address that's tough to find. But it can also be useful in additional situations. Plus Codes look like a regular address, but with a short code where a street name or number would be. Like so: FWM8+V9, Ibadan, Nigeria. A Plus Code can be generated for any location. (more...)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Release Date Announced Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Release Date Announced
- May 29, 2020

That changes today, because Square-Enix has finally given us a launch date for the Final Fantasy flavored dungeon-brawler. Believe it or not, this game was originally supposed to launch on PlayStation 4 all the way back in January! You'll be able to travel with up to three other players in a co-operative multiplayer experience across all platforms. (more...)
Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 arriving 11th June Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 3 arriving 11th June
- May 29, 2020

Epic announced today that instead of beginning on June 4, as was planned, it will actually kick off on June 11. That means that Season 2 has been extended for another week. It is believed the Fortnite Device event will see the Doomsday device at The Agency's headquarters get detonated, leading to the Battle Royale map getting flooded. (more...)
Google tests voice confirmation for payments Google tests voice confirmation for payments
- May 29, 2020

Now, Google is working on a new feature to make shopping using the Assistant seamless. When you activate the option, a new setup screen pops-up, asking for additional password confirmation. If someone has a similar voice to you, Assistant can still be tricked into thinking it's you, but opting to enable purchase confirmations is still worthwhile considering how unlikely someone with the same voice is going to be attempting to purchase items through your devices. (more...)
8GB Raspberry Pi 4 now available 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 now available
- May 29, 2020

Earlier this year , the Raspberry Pi Foundation replaced the 1GB Raspberry Pi 4 with the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 while keeping the same price point. Less than a year later, an 8GB model has appeared. It also means you'll be able to have more browser tabs open at once. Lastly, from now on, the Raspian OS will be called the Raspberry Pi OS, to make it more obvious for newbies. (more...)
Trump's Trump's "crack down on social media companies" based on "an outright lie"
- May 29, 2020

Under Section 230 of the law, social networks are not generally held responsible for content posted by their users, but can engage in "good-Samaritan blocking", such as removing content that is obscene, harassing or violent. "If platforms were not immune under the law, then they would not risk the legal liability that could come with hosting Donald Trump's lies, defamation and threats". (more...)
The First Two DLC Packs For Minecraft Dungeons Might Have Been Leaked The First Two DLC Packs For Minecraft Dungeons Might Have Been Leaked
- May 29, 2020

At release, Minecraft Dungeons will not support cross platform saves either. Minecraft Dungeons is described as an action-adventure dungeon crawler set within the Minecraft universe that's ideal to play with friends and family via local and online co-op multiplayer. (more...)
More CCI Trouble For Google As Google Pay Caught In Antitrust Case More CCI Trouble For Google As Google Pay Caught In Antitrust Case
- May 29, 2020

Google has removed millions of negative TikTok reviews from its playstore after users from India chose to give the app 1 star reviews tanking the overall rating from 4.5 to 1.2 within a short period of time. In 2018, Google was found guilty of indulging in "search bias", an action that led to $21 million fine. Google Pay allows users in India to make interbank fund transfers and bill payments. (more...)
Let’s say it’s quite possible Anushka Sharma on ‘Paatal Lok’ season two Let’s say it’s quite possible Anushka Sharma on ‘Paatal Lok’ season two
- May 29, 2020

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Nandkishor Gurjar has filed a complaint against Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma for allegedly using his photograph in the series without his permission . The original photo was clicked on March 30, 2018, when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath inaugurated a six-lane road from Ghaziabad's UP Gate to Karheda. (more...)
Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies
- May 29, 2020

Twitter also added fact-checks to tweets from China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, who said the coronavirus outbreak might have started in the USA and then spread to China by the US military. For years, Twitter and Facebook have enjoyed a healthy rivalry: They've competed for acquisitions, talent and advertising dollars, and sometimes gone so far as to copy each others' features in the never-ending pursuit to grow their audiences. (more...)
Joe Biden says he hopes to name running mate by August 1 Joe Biden says he hopes to name running mate by August 1
- May 29, 2020

On a recent trip to a manufacturing plant owned by carmaker Ford last week, the president was videoed speaking to journalists without a face mask on, while Ford officials could be seen standing behind him wearing them. The US death toll, from 1.7 million confirmed infections, is by far the highest of any nation, and critics have accused the president of an inadequate early response to the pandemic. (more...)
Clap! Clap! Fraggle Rock reboot coming to Apple TV+ Clap! Clap! Fraggle Rock reboot coming to Apple TV+
- May 29, 2020

It's been suggested that Apple may be looking to purchase other, older, shows and movies, to help build up their back catalogue, and make them a better competitor to other streaming services. Earlier this month, Apple TV + picked up shortform adventure series Fraggle Rock: Rock On , a series of 3-5 minute which debuted earlier this month . (more...)
What's in Trump's executive order on social media? What's in Trump's executive order on social media?
- May 29, 2020

The executive order would call for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose regulations for Section 230 , part of a 1996 law called the Communications Decency Act. Twitter's chief executive, Jack Dorsey, responded to criticism of the platform's fact-checking policies in a series of posts, saying: "We'll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally". (more...)

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