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8 Best Robotic Cleaners For Hardwood Floors, Windows & More That Do The Work For You

Cleaning my house is usually the last item on my "to do" list, but I'm well aware that it's actually one of the most important ones. Instead of doing …

Robotics

The gleam of solar power is blinding India to the challenges of switching to renewable energy

In a country where power-for-all is still a distant dream, a rapid transformation to green energy is unfeasible.<p>The narrative of our rapid …

Facebook found a new way to identify spam and false news articles in your News Feed

People who post 50-plus times per day are likely sharing spam or false news, Facebook says.<p>Facebook has a new way of identifying false news and spam in users’ feeds, and it’s changing its News Feed algorithm again to try and remove that content from view.<p>Facebook claims that users who post a lot — …

Drones may soon have to identify themselves electronically while in flight

The FAA wants to create a remote drone identification system.<p>It can be really hard to tell who is flying a drone, even if the aircraft is flying within a pilot’s line of sight. Just because you can see the drone doesn’t mean you can see the pilot, and when a drone is hundreds of feet in the air, …

Galaxy S8's voice sidekick can do things Siri can't

The clickable button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has finally fulfilled its purpose. Located just under the volume rocker on the S8's left side, the Bixby button will now launch brand new voice software that phone owners have been waiting months for.<p>"It's not a voice assistant," Quam Erogbogbo, …

Bixby

The best wireless outdoor home security camera

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending …

Home Security

Google DeepMind is giving the NHS free access to its patient monitoring app

Google's artificial intelligence lab DeepMind is currently allowing the Royal Free to use its patient monitoring smartphone app Streams for free, the Royal Free Trust told Business Insider following a freedom of information (FOI) battle that went on for six months.<p>However, the Royal Free must pay …

Your Own Private Wind Turbine

It worked for the solar industry! Domestic wind power is now a thing.<p>In pursuit of cheaper and more efficient power, the wind industry continues to …

Is your money safe with an ‘app-only’ bank?

A number of new banks are counting on consumers being happy to manage their finances via their smartphone.<p>But is your money safe with an “app-only” bank?<p>Such banks offer accounts that are set up and managed solely via an app. (For the uninitiated, an app is a piece of software on a smartphone or …

Financial Services

Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning Melbourne | Ducted Heating & Cooling Systems

Ducted Heating and Cooling Systems by PolaAir<p>An all-in-one system, the ducted reverse cycle air conditioning units offered to Melbourne homes and …

Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization

Here’s a surprise announcement from Google: It will stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail’s free users for ad personalization at some point later this year.<p>Google already doesn’t do this for business users who subscribe to its G Suite services, but until now, it routinely scanned the inboxes of its …

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in …

The 3 Stages of Powerful But Simple Leadership

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know simplicity when we see it, and we recognize its value -- especially in the world of design. But that doesn’t make simplicity an easy thing to pull off.<p>Just as it's tough to achieve elegant simplicity in design, the written …

New Discovery Could Allow Us to Edit Memories to Make Them Less Traumatic

This is huge for those with PTSD.<p>Researchers have recently discovered two different types of memory use completely different processes in the same …

Neuroscience

Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidu’s Sunnyvale AI research campus — …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

How Zappar promotes brands with awesome AR technology

Brands are starting to realize the power of using AR to promote and provide content — AR is totally different from traditional marketing in that it is more creative and arguably more interesting. Because not all companies have sufficient time or resources to recruit a crew focusing on AR marketing, …

Amazon's new Alexa-powered Dash Wand lets you order groceries like magic

Amazon has launched a new version of its Dash Wand, a handheld Alexa-powered device that lets your order groceries by scanning bar codes or using your voice.<p>The $20 gizmo is available exclusively to Prime members in the US, and connects to your account to add items to your shopping cart; you’ll …

Apps

How Microsoft's "divide and conquer" AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man

Artificial intelligence researchers have long used games to train their machine learning algorithms. A team of researchers at Microsoft has recently …

Is Sony Quietly Giving Up On PSVR?

Sony’s 2017 E3 press conference would have you believe that the company sees real value in PSVR. But honestly, I’m having serious doubts.<p>Before we get into the meat and potatoes of that particular (and potentially controversial) sentiment, I should say that at this point in the VR game, I’ve spent …

Virtual Reality

Google Drive will automatically back up your hard drive later this month

While Google Drive is already a decent cloud storage tool, it’s about to get a lot more useful: starting June 28, the service will let you back up entire folders from your hard drive, and keep them in sync with your account.<p>You’ll need to first download the Backup and Sync tool for your PC or Mac …

Netflix Is Now Bigger Than Cable TV

Netflix has, for the first time, surpassed cable in total subscribers according to Leichtman Research. US cable companies have 48.61 million subscribers while Netflix has just hit 50.85 million. The numbers don’t count minor cable networks, which could in themselves amount to 5% of total cable …

Sling TV

AI’s $37 billion market is creating new industries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already trending, and it’s still heating up.<p>There are countless applications for AI — everything from procuring better search results to diagnosing complex medical conditions.<p>Developers and engineers are pooling their resources to create the best AI algorithms they …

Xbox exec reveals Scorpio has 9GB of RAM available for games

We're still a couple of days away from seeing Microsoft officially reveal its Project Scorpio Xbox, but details continue to dribble out. Xbox & Windows gaming platform VP Mike Ybarra tweeted that the team "unlocked extra GB of RAM for (game developers), now 9GB of GDDR5." In April, program manager …

How Technology Might Spare You A Long Wait To See Your Doctor

From FitBits you use to track your daily activity and exercise, to Jawbones used to monitor your sleeping patterns, the health and fitness industry is littered with wearable technology or “wearables” that are supposed to enhance our health, improve our lifestyle and ultimately allow us to all live …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook patent application describes spying on users through their webcams

Your worst internet nightmare could be on its way to becoming a reality.<p>A newly discovered patent application shows Facebook has come up with plans …

20 Restaurant-Worthy Dipping Sauces You Can Totally Make at Home

What's a french fry or a chicken nugget without a dipping sauce for dunking? From fast-food copycat sauce recipes like Chick-fil-A's honey mustard to restaurant-worthy spreads like cilantro jalapeño sauce, there's a dipping sauce recipe that's sure to speak to you. Your fries, chicken nuggets, …

Cooking

This 'tree' has the environmental benefits of a forest - CNN Style

Written by Chris Giles, CNN<p>Air pollution is one of the world's invisible killers. It causes seven million premature deaths a year, making it the largest single environmental health risk, according to the World Health Organization.<p>In urban areas, air quality is particularly problematic. More than …

The 40-Year Old Mystery of The "Wow!" Signal Has Just Been Solved

Sorry, alien fans.<p>In 1977, the sound of extraterrestrials was heard by human ears for the first time - or so people at the time thought. The Wow! …

If Google Teaches an AI to Draw, Will That Help It Think?

Humans made a huge cognitive leap when they first sketched figures onto rocks—now, computers are learning to do the same.<p>Imagine someone told you to draw a pig and a truck. Maybe you’d sketch this:<p>​<p>Eck’s drive to create AI tools for making art began as a rant, “but after a few cycles of thinking,” …

Artificial Intelligence