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Facebook's New AI System DeepText Recognize Everything You Write Facebook's New AI System DeepText Recognize Everything You Write
- June 03, 2016

Facebook's work on deep learning technologies is pertinent given that the company is developing an AI-powered virtual assistant called M for Messenger that mixes advanced machine learning with human customer service. Facebook hopes to use the ability of DeepText to make better recommendations to you-including about related posts and related services available on the network. (more...)
Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut Fitbits Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut Fitbits
- June 03, 2016

Yes, there's a heart rate sensor built into these things. (AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun). In this Monday, May 23, 2016, photo, a Fit2 sits on a wireless charger during a demonstration, in NY. You can choose when the voice will chime in, whether it's every mile or every five minutes. A standalone fitness device-you don't need the Gear Fit 2 for these to work-the Gear Icon X earbuds are lighter than a quarter at 6.3 grams. (more...)
Copa America Centenario: Group A Preview Copa America Centenario: Group A Preview
- June 03, 2016

An influx of youngsters in the starting lineup - DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks in the back and Bobby Wood and Gyasi Zardes up front - has definitely boosted the confidence of the team. There are no more defining players in the big leagues who can turn a game around". For German-born, now American-based head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the opportunity and the necessity to perform and provide results could not be at a more pivotal time after a disappointing loss in October for the CONCACAF ... (more...)
Mojang Banned Advertising In Minecraft Through A New Update Mojang Banned Advertising In Minecraft Through A New Update
- June 03, 2016

If we're being exact, that's 106,859,714 copies sold across all platforms, which is close to 53,000 copies sold daily. A pre-release for Minecraft 110 can be found on Mojang's website here. Mojang says that this sort of use "doesn't feel right, or more importantly, fun", and outlined what brands can - and can't - do moving forward. Basically squashing all unofficial sponsorship opportunities, the new rules state that companies can not build a server that endorses a particular product ... (more...)
Chris Evans Defends His Top Gear
- June 02, 2016

The old show with new hosts premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC Sunday night, and it didn't take long before #FlopGear started trending. This was.6 million less than what Chris Evans had hoped for. He started citing weird statistics as if to prove that new Top Gear is better than old Top Gear , much in the same way that a trash fire is more popular than puppies. (more...)
Apple's rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras
- June 02, 2016

It's the latter that is very likely, seeing as though Apple have already been integrating Siri far more in to their products, and OS X 10.12 could take this a step further as well. Siri , which launched in 2011, hasn't added any significant features since being available to users though it now has access to few third-party services such as Yelp. (more...)
Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Deposition Testimony Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Deposition Testimony
- June 02, 2016

U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). The deposition of Clinton staffer Cheryl Mills was released on Tuesday, and it revealed more information about Clinton's time as secretary of state. 'So I don't know that this was something that I focused on, and certainly I wish I had'. "I recall that there was a point at which she had to transition her email address and told everyone that she had a new email address", Mills said. (more...)
Dell $25bn buyout was underpriced, judge rules Dell $25bn buyout was underpriced, judge rules
- June 02, 2016

As Reuters reports, appraisal "has become a popular way for specialized investment funds to squeeze added cash out of merger deals". Scores of investors who voted against the deal filed a lawsuit in Delaware's Court of Chancery, asking the court to determine the fair value of the stock. (more...)
Intel pushes the processor limit at Computex 2016 Intel pushes the processor limit at Computex 2016
- June 02, 2016

The Intel 7 gen Kaby Lake processors will go into production in the next few months and begin to ship before the end of the year. "We have over 400 designs coming to market on the Seventh Gen Core, and you can expect lots of innovations from our OEM partners bringing this product to market", said Intel's General Manager of Intel's Client Computing Group Navin Shenoy said during Intel's Computex 2016 keynote. (more...)
Judge Orders Release of Documents in Trump University Lawsuit Judge Orders Release of Documents in Trump University Lawsuit
- June 01, 2016

Trump remains enmeshed in multiple lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University and faces a third fraud suit from Schneiderman , which likely won't go to trial until after the November election. He's a hater. His name is Gonzalo Curiel. The same day Trump went on a 12-minute rant against Judge Curiel during a rally in San Diego , calling him a " hater " and " Mexican ". (more...)
LG G5 launched in India with a modular design for Rs. 52990 LG G5 launched in India with a modular design for Rs. 52990
- June 01, 2016

We have been waiting for this from months, following which LG did goof up last week by tweeting that the phone is coming in a day, and a day later they have directly listed the phone on the eCommerce site. The Hi-Fi Plus module, on the other hand, is a DAC which allows the G5 32-bit audio playback. Company's moto here is to play, as they have introduced a whole set of accessories specifically designed for the new LG handset. (more...)
ASUS Unveils New ZenFone 3 Trio of Smartphones
- June 01, 2016

The fingerprint reader has also been moved to the front here, likely to accomodate the huge dimensions. As to pricing , the Zenfone 3 is almost as aggressive as the previous version, with an MSRP of $249. Aside from the gorgeous looks, it will be the first to carry the Snapdragon 625 midrange chipset, made from the smaller and more efficient 14nm process of Qualcomm as they let go of their partnership with Intel. (more...)
Mophie Expands Wireless Charging Line With New Ecosystem for Leading Mobile Devices Mophie Expands Wireless Charging Line With New Ecosystem for Leading Mobile Devices
- June 01, 2016

That's all sorts of clever. Mophie today announced its new lineup of juice pack and charge force wireless charging solutions . While the technology has been around for years, various factors have made it tough for companies to make wireless charging popular among the mainstream. (more...)
1000 jobs to go at Austin Reed as winding down begins 1000 jobs to go at Austin Reed as winding down begins
- June 01, 2016

Saville confirmed, there were a number of interested parties, however, no viable offers for the rest of the company could be found. The former owner of retailer Jaeger said: 'This is another sad day for the High Street. Austin Reed is an incredible brand with a great heritage. The group made profits of more than £91million on sales of £562million past year. It was forced to close 31 unprofitable stores in 2015 using a company voluntary agreement as it struggled to fight off competition ... (more...)
Baker announces support for House transgender bill Baker announces support for House transgender bill
- June 01, 2016

In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Baker said he would be willing to sign the version now being considered in the House. A moderate Republican in a deep blue state, this isn't the first time Baker has broken from the party line. The bill was approved by the state Senate and is on track to be passed by the state House on Wednesday. The measure would make liberal-leaning MA the 18th US state to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. (more...)
A fifth of global smartphone users utilise adblockers, says report A fifth of global smartphone users utilise adblockers, says report
- June 01, 2016

China has the most monthly active ad-blocking browser users, 159 million, followed by India, which has 122 million. Thirty-six percent of smartphone owners in the Asia-Pacific region now block ads on the mobile web, including almost two-thirds of all smartphone owners in India and Indonesia. (more...)
Cops investigating boy's entry into exhibit, gorilla's killing
- June 01, 2016

Another one with 107,000 signatories, entitled " Support 'Harambe's Law, ' for the gorilla killed in Cincinnati , " calls for new legislation that would create "legal consequences when an endangered animal is harmed or killed due to the negligence of visitors". (more...)
Microsoft Establishes Its Own Venture Capital Group Microsoft Establishes Its Own Venture Capital Group
- June 01, 2016

In a blog post , the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Ventures Nagraj Kashyap announced that he and Executive VP of Business Development Peggy Johnson formed the team to make investments in start-ups and be a part of disruptive technology trends from the start. (more...)
Myspace hack may be the largest breach ever Myspace hack may be the largest breach ever
- June 01, 2016

In 2015, hackers obtained and released customer data from Avid Life Media Inc.'s AshleyMadison.com, the website that facilitates affairs. Although the exposed passwords are encrypted, they were protected with a weaker algorithm that makes them easier to crack. (more...)
NASA Expands Inflatable Habitat In Space For First Time
- June 01, 2016

Space scientists monitoring the expansion at mission control in Houston, Texas early Saturday expressed optimism that they were having early success this time around, as images on NASA television showed the module slowly expanding after receiving three initial bursts of air. (more...)

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