Month: May 2017

Inside Intel’s new Autonomous Driving Garage

 Intel opened a new Autonomous Driving Garage in San Jose this week, and the facility’s launch gave us an inside look at the kinds of projects the chipmaker is focused on with its driverless business. The relatively young business unit is already doing a lot, from HD mapping, to better wireless connectivity standards, to human machine interaction models, and beyond. We got the chance to… Read More


Source: TechCrunch

AI everywhere

 Nvidia’s Jensen Huang is one of those rare CEOs who has, for a remarkably long and storied period, been at the helm of a company he helped create. What began as a provider of relatively niche graphics processing units (GPUs) with a narrow field of general computing uses has evolved to become, arguably, the bedrock underlying the current AI market explosion. Read More


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UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers

 A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial U.K. surveillance law (the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year) is likely to function — after a government consultation document on so-called Technical Capability Notices was published yesterday by the digital rights organization Open Rights Group. Read More


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Nugget’s new app finds the best deals on Amazon

 There are a number of great deals to be had on Amazon, but finding them across the retailer’s vast array of products is still a challenge. That’s where a new app called Nugget comes in. The app scours Amazon for higher-quality products at lower prices, and then curates them into categories you can browse from your phone. All its deals are sourced from Amazon, so you don’t… Read More


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Rethink Robotics and iRobot founder Rod Brooks is coming to Disrupt NY

 In 1997, robotic scientist Rodney Brooks predicted a future where sensors and robots would be pervasive, and people could simply tell a door to open. His prognostication has come to pass. Brooks will be onstage at Disrupt NY to discuss what it will take to make the robots of science fiction into reality, how robotics will make the greatest impact on humanity in his lifetime and more. Read More


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This could be Amazon’s Echo with a built-in display

 Rumor has it that Amazon has been working on an Echo device with a touchscreen for a while. AFTVnews spotted an image on Amazon’s own servers. And it looks like a device we’ve never seen before. As you can see, this isn’t exactly the best image of the device. It’s extremely pixelated because it’s a tiny thumbnail. I believe it’s going to appear at the top of… Read More


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Will science and good shoes help break the two-hour marathon barrier this weekend?

 This weekend, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will attempt to run a marathon in under two hours. It’s a bold – and some say impossible – goal, and a hell of a marketing campaign for Nike, which has been dumping time, money and resources into Saturday’s event for a few years now. The Breaking2 race (not to be confused with the mid-80s breakdancing sequel… Read More


Source: TechCrunch

Microsoft teases new Surface event in Shanghai on May 23rd

 If the Surface Laptop wasn’t enough, Microsoft is going to announce new devices once again at an event later this month. The company’s vice president of devices Panos Panay teased the event in a tweet and Instagram photo. Besides the city and date, the only hint we have is the use of the hashtag “#Surface.” Given that the Surface Laptop is brand new, the Surface Studio… Read More


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Report: Amazon’s video app is coming to Apple TV this year

 According to a report from Recode this morning, Apple and Amazon may have come to an agreement that will finally bring the Amazon Video app to Apple TV. The app is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2017, and would offer Amazon subscribers an easier way to watch content on Apple TV instead of having to use AirPlay. Amazon and Apple have been at odds for years, as both want… Read More


Source: TechCrunch

The WriteyDesk is a desk you can write on

 Whether you’re an unsung mathematical genius with a penchant for writing complex equations all over everything or a damn vandal, you’ll find the WriteyDesk quite useful. This test is essentially a big whiteboard that upon which you can write, draw, or sketch and it’s erasable. It comes in white or “birch” and $300 on Kickstarter and $400 when it hits… Read More


Source: TechCrunch

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