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Steve Ballmer: Azure “Has a Lot of Work to Do” as Amazon Maintains Cloud Lead

Isn’t it obvious Steve Ballmer is back in the tech area? A couple of days after launching his USAFacts website, the former Microsoft CEO is making …

Amazon Web Services

Will the cloud save big data?

Employees up and down the value chain are eager to dive into big data, hunting for golden nuggets of intelligence to help them make smarter …

StorageOS goes to market with persistent Docker container storage

StorageOS is now available on the Docker marketplace with software product that manages stateful storage for containers, with advanced storage …

Data Protection

Drones are delivering porn and drugs to prison inmates around the world

Drone sales are flying high, and new customers have found inventive ways to use these controversial products. Some take photos that were never before …

Build a Simple Node.js Blog in 4 Steps

We build a lot of example applications at Cosmic JS, and we do this to back up our mantra of showing and not just telling. Developers want to …

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

The new S8 and S8 Plus aren't perfect, but they are damn close<p>People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore."<p>That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been …

Shure KSE1500 review: taking electrostatic headphones mobile

In the cavernous hallways of the audiophile rabbit hole, electrostatic headphones are the ultimate, deepest, and dankest level. By the time you’ve started seriously contemplating (and abbreviating) <i>electrostats</i> for your next purchase, your friends will have long since written you off as a hopeless …

Wells Fargo tests Facebook chatbot

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Company (WFC.N) is testing a “chatbot”, an automated program that can communicate with the bank’s customers on Facebook’s (FB.O) messaging platform to give them information on their accounts and help them reset their passwords.<p>A Wells Fargo branch is seen in the …

ABB: Dominating Industrial Automation And Robotics

ABB (NYSE:ABB) has slowly built itself into a leader in automation technologies via both in-house product development and shrewd acquisitions. With …

Spanish police crack down on WhatsApp child pornography network

Police in Spain have arrested 39 people involved in the distribution of child pornography on Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp. The Spanish …

That fancy smart gadget you put in your car could let hackers turn off the engine while you drive

More and more devices, from smart dash cams to head-up displays to Bluetooth-enabled diagnostics dongles, are looking to tap your car’s built-in diagnostic (or OBD-II) port for power and data.<p>The problem: this port… really wasn’t built to be used like that. Primarily designed to be tapped …

Dashcam

Most American Drivers Are Still a Little Afraid of Autonomous Vehicles

If you listen to the experts, the coming age of the autonomous automobile will all but eliminate crashes and fatalities on U.S. roadways. But American consumers aren’t quite so confident. According to the new J.D. Power Tech Choice Study, motorists are wary of hands-free driving.<p>At the same time, …

The Mellow Drive: A Slick Way to Motorize Any Skateboard

This is one of the better designed personal mobility devices we've seen<p>From Germany comes the Mellow Drive, a smartly designed, …

New Drone Footage Shows Nearly Complete Apple Park Campus at Night

Apple Park, Apple's second campus in Cupertino, California, is set to have its grand opening this month, and ahead of its official debut, last minute construction and landscaping is continuing on at a rapid pace.<p>As part of a mid-month update, drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has shared a new video of …

For Facebook AI, machine vision is just the beginning

Yesterday, at Facebook’s day-one F8 keynote, CTO Mike Schroepfer talked about the company’s progress in teaching computers to recognize elements in still images and videos. At the day-two keynote today, he returned to the topic of AI—but emphasized that machine vision is only one aspect.<p>Schroepfer</b> …

Withings has canceled its Homekit-enabled Home Plus camera

Seemingly over a patent dispute between parent company Nokia and Apple<p>Withings appears to have canceled the Home Plus, a Homekit enabled version of the company’s Home security camera, according to a report from <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>The Home Plus was announced at CES earlier this year as a second generation …

How to tackle design debt

Most projects have design debt. Like technical debt, design debt is the natural decay that accrues as a project matures—new features are added, old …

Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,” announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements …

Finally, a sensible way to store and charge Apple Pencil

For all the intricate thought that went into the design of the Apple Pencil, a safe and elegant way to store and charge it with the iPad Pro was an obvious detail seemingly overlooked.<p>An accessories startup has produced a smart case for the iPad Pro that conveniently docks and charges the pencil …

Introducing H2O.ai on Azure HDInsight

We are excited to announce that H2O’s AI platform is now available on Azure HDInsight Application Platform. Users can now use H2O.ai’s open source …

Deaths and injuries reported amid 'mother of all marches' in Venezuela

17-year-old boy fatally shot along with woman and National Guardsman as the opposition calls for another mass protest on Thursday<p>At least three people have been killed and dozens injured in Venezuela as street battles erupted alongside a mass anti-government demonstration that the opposition billed …

8 common problems with Apple TV and how to fix them

Apple TV is a very capable streamer that has only gotten better over time, with the addition of the Siri remote, apps and a TV guide. Still, the Apple TV is not impervious to problems; there are a handful of common issues with the box. Fortunately, most of those problems are easily solved.<p>Here are …

Bill O'Reilly Is Out at Fox News Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

Bill O’Reilly will not return to host <i>The</i> <i>O’Reilly Factor</i> amid accusations of sexual harassment against him, 21st Century Fox has announced.<p>“After a …

Silicon Valley’s elite have a new buzzword technology to dangle over our heads

One day we won’t need technology, because we’ll <i>be</i> the technology<i>.</i><p>At least that’s the promise of tech leaders like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Regina Dugan, who have all expressed interest (and Musk even started a company) around the idea of merging our brains with computers. At Facebook’s F8 …

Silicon Valley

iRobot Is Enforcing Its Patent Portfolio (Again)

The Roomba maker is calling out several big-name brands for violating its intellectual property.<p>When <b>iRobot Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:IRBT) delivered …

I, Robot