Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be a family of “Nervana Neural Network Processors” tailored to the needs of the emerging technology, Krzanich said […]

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Apple And GE Partner To Bring Industrial Software To The iPhone

General Electric announced a partnership with Apple on Wednesday to bring its industrial software closer to iOS devices. A new version of GE’s industrial software, Predix, will soon be available for developers to build apps natively in iOS. Predix collects and analyzing the huge amounts of data coming off big industrial systems like wind turbines, power plants, oil rigs and rail lines. The software serves […]

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Facebook buys teen app tbh

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world’s largest social network looks to attract more users. The app, an acronym for “To be Honest”, allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice questions about friends, who then receive the poll results as compliments. Over 5 million people have downloaded the app and sent over a […]

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Google buys short-form audio startup to bolster its podcast efforts

60Db, the short-form podcast app, looks like it’s shutting down. The app’s developer Tiny Garage Labs has joined Google, according to a post on Medium. Haven’t heard of it? Well, then you probably won’t miss it much come November 10th. In the past year though, the team worked with some 80 editorial partners to produce “hundreds of audio stories.” What […]

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OnePlus Is Collecting Data Without User Permission

Chinese phone maker OnePlus is under fire once again as it was recently discovered that it was collecting users’ analytics data without their permission. Data collected by OnePlus from its users include IMEI numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network names and IMSI prefixes, serial numbers and a lot more. UK-based software engineer Chris Moore published a detailed article yesterday showing that OnePlus […]

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​Goodbye AOL Instant Messenger

Once upon a time, AOL was the entry ramp to the internet super-highway. Subsequently, its instant-messaging system, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), became the first popular instant messaging (IM) system. Now, Verizon, AOL’s owner, is closing AIM’s doors on December 15, 2017. Verizon claims AIM was “Where Instant Messaging began in 1997.” It’s not. But it introduced hundreds of millions of […]

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