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When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security

Posted on 08/04 19:54 in Shows | 0

Last year, we covered how scene recognition would be the next transformative milestone in artificial intelligence.But with the recent release of the Nest outdoor camera, it appears Google has an ace up its sleeve.

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With the magic of phoneme analysis, Star Trek: Discovery can still use Majel Barrett’s voice as the Computer

Posted on 09/09 16:55 in Shows | 0

Everybody’s got an opinion on which Star Trek is the best Star Trek.Each iteration of Star Trek had its own flaws and its own shining moments.

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Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Posted on 09/14 15:33 in Shows | 0

The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Posted on 10/04 14:44 in Shows | 0

Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

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Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline

Posted on 02/02 13:40 in Shows | 0

As the image below shows, Microsoft wants OEMs to build devices that focus on three hero features — Windows Hello, Cortana, and Windows Ink.The problem with positioning Windows Hello as a major hero feature is it “improves” a relatively minor facet of device usage.

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Apple's HomePod Faces Fierce Competition Among Smart Speakers

Posted on 06/06 17:53 in Shows | 0

When Apple gets into a market, it usually has something innovative to bring to the table.Despite the company’s insistence that HomePod will sound amazing, it all feels like too little too late to take on the growing smart speaker market.

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Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple's Obsession with User Privacy

Posted on 06/08 21:30 in Shows | 0

A new report from The Wall Street Journal blames Apple’s lack of progress on equal parts hubris and an excessive concern with privacy.What many people forget about Siri is that it was a completely functional voice assistant app that was acquired by Apple in 2010.

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