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August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 August has updated its smart lock line with a new Pro version with Bluetooth, HomeKit, and Wi-Fi support, as well as the more basic model for $149. They’ve also announced the Doorbell Cam Pro for $199 that lets you see visitors approaching your domicile, even at night. The August is unique in that it depends entirely on the phone for usage, improving security (or reducing usability)… Read More


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New Microchips Convert Data Stored as Light Waves into Sound Waves

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments



Researchers from the University of Sydney have designed a microchip capable of converting light waves into sounds waves. This enables information stored as light to be slowed down and processed more efficiently.

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A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation in addition to less banal activities like skimming academic papers and brainstorming with… Read More


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Facebook is the latest tech giant to hunt for AI talent in Canada

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Facebook is turning its attention to Canada with a new AI research office in Montreal. Google and Microsoft already have outposts in the city and countless other tech companies, including Uber, have researchers based in Canada. McGill University’s Joelle Pineau will be leading Facebook’s AI efforts in Montreal. Pineau’s research focus tends to lean heavily on robotics and… Read More


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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving to start a non-profit

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the Facebook-owned messaging app to start his own non-profit business. Acton announced the decision on Facebook, of course: After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I’m passionate about. I’ve decided… Read More


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Kik could pave the way for more mainstream tech company ICOs

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 ICOs have barely touched mainstream tech companies. But that all changes this week as Kik begins selling its Kin token in an ICO targeted at raising $125 million. The sale bucks ICO trends, and it could prove to be a seminal event for the tech industry at large. Read More


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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?), the new AtGames portable consoles will either excite you to no end or cause deep disappointment. These crazy little consoles contain dozens of Atari or Genesis games. The… Read More


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Xiaomi unveils second bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone and new Mi Note phablet

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Japanese startup plans one-stop ICO platform fueled by $25M from VCs and a $60M ICO

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




 China banned ICOs this week and it is investigating platforms that facilitate them. Over in nearby Japan, one company is hatching an ambitious plan to offer a one-stop-service to let companies across the world take advantage of blockchain technology and IPOs. And all without violating financial regulations. Tech Bureau currently helps companies with consultancy and a range of technical… Read More


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Xiaomi’s first phone running stock Android looks impressive and costs less than $250

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Twitter has a big bot problem

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Twitter bots – robots that interact with humans – have a long history. The Twitter API is fairly easy to use (I made a bot that plays Zork with a friend two years ago) and there is little protection against creating new accounts automatically. This ease of use used to be great for programmers but now Twitter has a huge bot problem. Bots have expanded beyond the traditional tactics.… Read More


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A 3D-printed adapter makes it easier to play the Nintendo Switch one-handed

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Engineer Julio Vazquez wanted to help his friend Rami Wehbe play the Nintendo Switch after he lost the use of his right hand due to a cerebrovascular accident. Wehbe couldn’t play Breath Of The Wild with the Joy-Con controllers because he needed both hands to manage the two sticks. Vazquez built a few simple prototype solutions and settled on a modular system that lets him play the game… Read More


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Google Chrome could soon let you mute annoyingly noisy websites

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Websites that auto-load videos with sound may soon be a thing of the past — or, at least, your days of having to put up with them could be. That’s because Google is testing a new option that lets users permanently mute a website within the Chrome Browser. Noisy websites have long been a pain. Chrome introduced an indicator to flag guilty tabs a couple of years ago — it had… Read More


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Google expands its public Wi-Fi program for emerging markets to Indonesia

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments





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I was hacked

| August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments




 At about 9pm on Tuesday, August 22 a hacker swapped his or her own SIM card with mine, presumably by calling T-Mobile. This, in turn, shut off network services to my phone and, moments later, allowed the hacker to change most of my Gmail passwords, my Facebook password, and text on my behalf. All of the two-factor notifications went, by default, to my phone number so I received none of them and… Read More


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Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments





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New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information. Kaspersky writes: After getting onto a smartphone (judging by the… Read More


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A ‘bug’ that let a $500 password cracking box open up iPhones is patched as of iOS 11

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments





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New Apple videos explain how iOS 11 and its multi-tasking features work on the iPad

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments




 iOS 11, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is quite the game-changer for iPad owners.
We wrote that the software effectively turns an iPad into a mobile computer through a number of new features that go beyond previous limits with a focus on multi-tasking.
The new iOS is currently in beta, but when it is released to all it will bring a very different experience to… Read More


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Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments



Researchers from several universities have teamed up to develop a radical kind of transistor. Instead of using silicon, the team used graphene to build a logic gate series that uses less power but could work 1,000 times faster than current ones.

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Rabbi Abe Cooper talks about online hate

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 In this episode of Technotopia I talked with Rabbi Abe Cooper, Associate Dean, Director Global Social Action Agenda of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Rabbi Cooper’s doesn’t use many online but he knows how to remain human in a time of great digital upheaval and he shared some of the tactics he uses to help online services keep hate groups off of the Internet. He turned this podcast… Read More


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The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Apple issues statement regarding removal of unlicensed VPN apps in China

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments





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LG says its flagship G6 smartphone isn’t selling as well as expected

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments




 LG’s mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn’t sold as well as expected. LG Electronics itself posted a business-wide operating income of KRW 664.1 billion (USD 588.2 million) on overall revenue KRW 14.55 trillion (USD 12.89 billion). While LG’s operating income rose by 14 percent year-on-year to outpace a four… Read More


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New Apple ad does some voice-first education with The Rock and Siri

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments




 How do you teach people how to use an interface that’s invisible? That’s been the marketing communications problem for Apple since the day Siri became the first big mass-market voice assistant. They’ve taken stab after stab at it. The splash page that offers Siri suggestions if you activate it and don’t say anything. TV spots; tool tips; App Store promotions and… Read More


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The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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China Set to Launch the World’s First Quantum Communication Network

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Ticwatch is back with two new alternatives to the Apple Watch

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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CMU researchers create a huge dome that can read body language

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments





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