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Apple acquires deep learning startup VocalIQ to make Siri smarter

Apple has bought a U.K.-based artificial intelligence startup called VocalIQ, whose technology might eventually make Siri more conversational and smarter.<p>VocalIQ’s software helps computers and people speak to each other in a more natural way, said a report from <i>Financial Times</i>, citing people …

Artificial Intelligence

American Airlines just secretly added free live baggage tracking

American Airlines (AAL) has added a tracking system to its website that allows customers to see exactly where their bags are at all times from the …

Introducing U-SQL – A Language that makes Big Data Processing Easy

Microsoft announced the new Azure Data Lake services for analytics in the cloud that includes a hyper-scale repository, a new analytics service built …

Databases

How To Be A VC Without Any Capital

One of the most frequent questions I get as a VC is how to become a VC. Newly minted MBAs and startup veterans alike want to get into the investing game in increasingly large numbers. Unfortunately, there are so few VC jobs available in any given year it makes the prospect unlikely for most.<p>If you …

Venture Capital

Hotspot Shield Launches VPN Plugins For Chrome And Firefox To Help People Liberate Their Internet Browsing

A free and unrestricted internet can be a dangerous place, but it’s always important for the tools that prevent government or corporate censorship of the web to stay one step ahead of the blockers.<p>Hotspot Shield, the world’s largest VPN Proxy service with over 350 million downloads to date, just …

How Being a Stay at Home Mom Hurt My Kids

I don't regret the time I spent staying home—but I also have enough distance from those days to see some of the mistakes caused by my stay-at-home …

Parenting

Why is Apple customers' appetite for its products insatiable?

Apple’s latest launch event next week is unlikely to surprise – the real conundrum is how the company convinces people to keep on buying<p>“Siri, give us a hint,” said Apple’s invitation to its media event next Wednesday. But few needed a hint to know that the chief executive, Tim Cook, will unveil …

Tim Cook

Meet the BatteryBox – The Battery for Both Your MacBook and Your iOS Device

- Jul 24, 2015<p>We here at MacTrast have been lucky enough to get our hands on a great accessory that is made for users who use both iOS devices, and …

Here's why programmers are going nuts over a text editor

That's why Atom, a free development tool made by popular code sharing site GitHub , is so popular with the programmer set. Atom has been downloaded 1.2 million times since its introduction into beta this time last year, and has 350,000 monthly active users.<p>Today, GitHub is announcing the release of …

Programming

How To Raise A Happy Child While Disciplining Less In 5 Simple Steps

Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla team up to create faster browsers

Engineers at Google, Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla are partnering to create WebAssembly (a.k.a wasm), a bytecode for use in the browsers of the future that promises up to 20 times faster performance.<p>WebAssembly is a project to create a new bytecode (a machine-readable instruction set that’s quicker …

Watch this learning AI smash Super Mario World with ease

How good are you at Super Mario World? Chances are, you’re not as good as a neural network and genetic algorithms.<p>MarI/O may be just that, and it’s <i>really</i> good at Super Mario World. In the video above, you’ll see MarI/O beating a level of the game with ease, and a quick explainer on what made it so …

Machine Learning

Researchers may have discovered fountain of youth by reversing aging in human cells

Researchers in Japan have found that human aging may be able to be delayed or even reversed, at least at the most basic level of human cell lines. In …

Secure VPN Service

Simple, private, free access to the open Internet you love<p>Simple privacy apps for Mac & all your devices<p>"TunnelBear, the gorgeous VPN app that wants …

Information Systems

Magical Chrome extension puts tabs to sleep so they don't kill your browser

People are loyal to their web browsers, and Google Chrome is certainly one with a dedicated following. But one of users' biggest gripes with Chrome …

Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together

Author: Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine. Jennifer Oulette, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.10.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Android and iOS apps on Windows: What is Microsoft doing—and will it work?

Running a competitor's apps has been done before. It hasn't worked.<p>At its Build developer conference last week, Microsoft made a pair of …

Physicists Discover ‘Clearest Evidence Yet’ That The Universe Is A Hologram

By In5D on April 29, 2015 in Exiting The Matrix<p>A team of physicists have provided what has been described by the journal Nature as the <i>“clearest</i> …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

Learn-to-code site Treehouse wants to teach you how to design your first iPhone app

Learn-to-code startup Treehouse has just launched its newest course: a series of tutorials and tests to teach you iOS design.<p>“The course is perfect for anyone staring at a blank canvas, wondering how to start with design for iOS,” instructor Sarah Parmenter told me via email.<p>“Each stage holds vital …

NASA Tests Engine That Violates The Laws of Physics

NASA has tested an engine that does not use propellant – which violates the laws of physics.<p>Inventor Guiddo Fetta independently created the engine, …

Samsung Will Be "Slaughtered" In 5 years

In a revealing interview with Business Insider, CEO of Cyanogen Kirt McMaster, argues that the current Samsung and Apple duopoly will be “slaughtered” in the next five years by smaller OEMs.<p>Cyanogen is partnering up with Qualcomm – one of the world’s biggest chips-makers – to ship its CyanogenMod …

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

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How to get 100GB of cloud storage right now for free

Cloud this… cloud that… everything is cloud these days. While there is no question that “cloud” has become a painfully annoying buzzword, there is …

10 Best Code Editors for Designers and Developers

No matter how much techie you are from heart, there are times when you feel the need of some exceptionally reliable tools that improve your project’s …

Web Design

10 terrific Chrome extensions you may have never heard of

Google Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular browsers in the world on both desktop computers and mobile devices, but there’s plenty it …