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Microsoft's new MS MARCO dataset may help AI systems talk like humans

Microsoft has released a set of 100,000 questions and answers which will allow scientists to create artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can …

Artificial Intelligence

Motorola sends invites hinting at a probable launch of 3rd gen Moto G, Moto X on 28 July- Technology News, Firstpost

Motorola has sent out invites for its event slated for July 28. The company is expected to launch the rumoured third iterations of Moto G and Moto …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi, Li Ning to introduce Smart shoes with military-grade sensors- Technology News, Firstpost

If you were surprised with Xiaomi's Air purifier and <b>Water Purifier</b>, then here's its newest exciting announced – a smart shoe.<p>Image: Mydrivers<p>Xiaomi …

Xiaomi unveils Mi Water Purifier; allows users to track water purity on smartphones- Technology News, Firstpost

Xiaomi never ceases to surprise us! The latest product in their lineup isn't something you would have otherwise imagined from a relatively new …

Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils a cheap, slim 4K TV with pro-grade panel

Chinese electronic giant Xiaomi outed a new version of its smart TV, alongside a water purifier, a new entry in its ever-increasing collection of …

4K Ultra HD

First computers recognized our faces, now they know what we’re doing

We haven't designed fully sentient artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world. Last month, Google engineers showed off their "Deep Dream," software capable of taking an image and ascertaining what was in it by turning it into a …

Artificial Intelligence

Take a look inside Google's cute little self-driving car

We've known what the outside of Google's latest self-driving car looks like for more than a year — rounded, compact, and kind of cute — but now we've seen the inside, too. Google brought its prototype vehicles to the Community School of Music and Arts in the company's home town of Mountain View on …

Reliance Jio’s revenues could reach $16 billion in 2-5 years

Stock brokerage firm KRChoksey Shares and Securities on Saturday said that the broadband arm of Reliance Industries’ could join the Rs.100,000 crore …

China's Baidu to launch self driving car later this year: Report- Technology News, Firstpost

China's web service giant Baidu is set to launch its self-driving car in the second half of this year.<p>The announcement was made by Baidu's senior …

Autonomous Cars

GoPro turns focus to drones, virtual reality

GoPro plans to take extreme videos to new extremes with two new future products that will introduce the company into the drone and virtual reality markets.<p>The camera-maker for adventure enthusiasts plans to roll out a six-camera product later this year that is capable of capturing spherical …

Oculus Rift Plus VR-Ready PC May Cost $1,500 US Altogether

Based on previously announced PC specs, this implies a $400-$500 headset.<p>When bought along with a VR-ready computer, the Oculus Rift virtual reality …

GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — GoPro is lifting off and branching out.<p>After spending years riding on the bellies of other people's drones, GoPro …

Drones

Lenovo VR Goggles announced, takes on Samsung and Oculus

Lenovo has entered the Virtual Reality race at its TechWorld event in Beijing today, with the introduction of the Lenovo VR Goggles. The virtual-reality headset works with Lenovo Android phones and provides an immersive experience by sliding the smartphone into the headset and using it as a display.<p>…

Virtual Reality

Google, Yahoo also have eyes for Flipboard, report says

Flipboard, whose mobile app features news stories tailored to each reader's interests, could have more potential buyers than originally thought.<p>Google and Yahoo have separately met with Flipboard to explore a possible acquisition, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people who claim to …

Xiaomi is launching its online store in the US and Europe, but no phones yet

Xiaomi is finally hitting the US and Europe with the launch of its online Mi.com store in a few days, but you still won’t be able to buy any of its phones.<p>The store will be available on June 1 in the US and June 2 in the UK, France and Germany. You’ll be able to purchase some of its accessories, …

Headphones

Singapore firm teams up with Intex to launch a free calling app called nanu- Technology News, Firstpost

A Singapore-based mobile application company has entered into a partnership with Indian smartphone maker Intex Technologies to make a free calling …

Apps

Microsoft tried to buy Salesforce for $55B, report says

Microsoft almost made one of the most colossal tech acquisitions in history earlier this spring.<p>Talks between the world's largest software maker and Salesforce.com, the San Francisco-based cloud-computing company, reached a serious level when Microsoft offered as much as $55 billion, according to …

Xiaomi may buy BlackBerry, says report

BlackBerry is the subject of fresh rumors suggesting that companies like Microsoft and Xiaomi are looking to acquire the ailing Canadian smartphone …

Mobile Technology

Uber Self-Driving Test Cars Have Begun Hitting Public Roads

Taxi hailing startup Uber’s autonomous driving research now seems to be in full swing, with the first set of test mules apparently having hit the …

Twitter co-founder invests in Indian shopping app 'Lookup'- Technology News, Firstpost

Lookup, a local shopping app, on Thursday said it is looking to raise $3 million in funding, and has already roped in Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to …

Biz Stone

Google Is Apparently Building 'Brillo', An OS For The Internet Of Things

Google is apparently building a lightweight operating system called Brillo that will be able to run on devices with as little as 32 or 64 MB of RAM …

SBI Partners With PayPal; Users Can Now Purchase Products From Overseas E-tailers

The state Bank of India has partnered with the online payment platform PayPal to enable its customers to use their debit cards on PayPal for buying …

Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

"The developers say over and over again, they love Valve."<p>Dan O'Brien, head of the VR team at HTC

NSA and allies planned to spy on smartphones via Google, Samsung app stores- Technology News, Firstpost

NSA along with its allies planned to infect smartphones with spyware via Google and Samsung app stores, reveals a new top-secret document obtained by</b> …

Surveillance

Google makes a Hangouts Mac app you'll want to use

Listen up, OSX users: with the new Hangouts update from Google you might actually want to use the official app rather than Adium. It consolidates your contacts on the left side of one window and puts your chats on the right as you'll see below. It's pretty simple and intuitive and is rocking …

Chrome add-on shares your web links through sound bursts

If Google has its way, the days of sharing web links through copying text (or bumping devices) will soon be over. The internet giant has released Google Tone, an "experimental" Chrome extension that shares your browser's current web address to other computers through specially crafted sound bursts. …

This Four-Minute Horror Movie Hints at Why Facebook Paid $2 Billion for the Oculus Rift

A pair of Dutch ad-agency creatives have developed a four-minute horror movie designed exclusively for the future-of-virtual-reality device.<p>​I went to an immersive-theater thing once. I was locked into a wheelchair and someone blew a fine mist of gin in my face and lit a match under my nose. There …

No, Silicon Valley Did Not Just Recreate The Star Trek Communicator

A new startup is getting a lot of press for building the walkie talkie of the modern era. But they didn’t.<p>“The Onyx is a ‘Star Trek’ communicator for the real world,” the Verge professes. “Amazon Cloud Guru Comes Out With A Star Trek Communicator Device For Group Voice Chat,” says Forbes. The media …

FBI shuts down black market website Silk Road, arrests its owner (again)

Just over a year after the feds shut down the original Silk Road, an online marketplace that offered anonymous drug and gun sales, they've apparently done the same to its successor. The FBI shut down Silk Road 2.0 and arrested its alleged founder, Blake Benthall, in San Francisco. Benthall is …