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Baidu launches Duer digital assistant to take on Siri, Cortana and Google Now

Chinese technology company Baidu, often labelled as China’s Google has launched a digital assistant to take on rivals from Apple, Microsoft and Google.<p>Unveiled at the company’s Baidu World conference in Beijing on Tuesday, the new Siri-like virtual assistant called “Duer”, which roughly translates …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

Jimmy Wales says system is secure after users posed as senior editors and demanded payment from businesses<p>The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has spoken out in defence of the online encyclopedia’s systems for detecting and dealing with abuse for the first time since an extortion scam was …

Internet

Polaroid's $99 ink-free Snap instant camera is a joy of a toy to use

BERLIN — Polaroid's new Snap camera that prints instant photos without ink is so hot right now, it could catch on fire — and it's not even out yet.<p>We …

Alcatel finally delivers on the dream of a denim smartphone

Take that, Moto Maker<p>Remember when the original OnePlus was set to offer a swappable denim back cover? Well that never happened, and for all its popularity, the OnePlus left us without a truly perfect match for blue jeans and denim jackets. But with its new Pop Star smartphone, Alcatel is answering …

The Ricoh Theta S lets you upload 360-degree photos right to Google Maps

At IFA 2015 (and a parallel event in New York City), Ricoh announced its newest 360-degree spherical camera, the Ricoh Theta S.<p>The Theta S is a …

Livestreaming

Waze sued for allegedly stealing map data

Google and its mapping service Waze are being dragged to court over allegations that Waze stole data from a rival's map database. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday by PhantomAlert alleges that the navigation app used proprietary data from PhantomAlert without permission. …

Waze

Wacom Bamboo Spark puts your notes on paper on your smartphone

BERLIN — Our paperless society still has a lot of paper and a lot of people scribbling notes on them. The worst part is when we have to combine our …

Paperless Office

Mozilla upgrades Thimble with sleeker interface and more tools for those learning to code

Mozilla has updated Thimble, its online code editor. The app now has a sleeker interface, and allows you to drag-and-drop a zipped website into the interface so you can start picking through it straight away.<p>Like many IDEs, Thimble positions the code on the left side of the screen, and a preview on …

Qualcomm Brings Artificial Intelligence to Smartphone Security

Upcoming cell phone chips from Qualcomm will use artificial intelligence to block malware before it infects your phone. The chip company said on …

This app will tell you what time of the day you're most productive

Moo-Q is a free iOS app that has been created by a team of UK psychologists at Hungry Mind Lab to help you discover what time of the day they are most productive and how your mood can impact your behaviour and workflow.<p>It works by determining how positive or negative you’re feeling through a series …

The Sensel Morph Is A Keyboard On Steroids

In the world of technology, change happens with the blink of an eye. But one thing that has remained relatively constant throughout the years is the good old mouse and keyboard.<p>The Sensel Morph, freshly unveiled on Kickstarter today, is looking to change that.<p>The Sensel Morph is a touch-input …

Here's why NFL teams are training in virtual reality

What do the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys have in common?<p>All four NFL teams are using 360-degree …

Virtual Reality

Tim Cook Invests in Water-Efficient Shower Head Startup Nebia

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among a group of high-profile investors in Nebia, a San Francisco-based startup that has created a water-efficient shower head, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. Nebia is a self-installed shower system that atomizes water into millions of droplets to create 10 times more surface …

Japan's ridiculous robot hotel is actually serious business

"My name is Yoshiyuki Kawazoe. This is my hotel." The University of Tokyo's associate professor of architecture gestures behind himself to a flat, two-story building that doesn't really look like a hotel. "Two-hundred people were involved in making this happen," he says. "Experts in environmental …

Hospitality

Former Apple artist Susan Kare joins Pinterest as a lead product designer

If you grew up using a Mac — or have any connection with computer graphics or design — the name Susan Kare will be familiar. She is the one who created the original Macintosh icons like the Lasso, the Grabber and the Paint Bucket, as well as the operating system’s typefaces like Chicago — which was …

Code 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

Code has been automatically "transplanted" from one piece of software to another for the first time, with researchers claiming the breakthrough could …

Nokia just unveiled the ultimate camera

As the BBC reports, the spherical OZO camera is equipped with eight lenses and eight microphones. This allows it to record 360 degrees of both stereoscopic 3D video and sound, creating true panoramas with accompanying audio.<p>The content that OZO creates can then be used with playback devices such as …

Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset has the best chance at winning the living room

Sony's Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 is progressing very nicely.<p>At GDC in March, Sony unveiled a "near finished" …

Virtual Reality

Znaps adds a magnetic charging port to any smartphone

Apple may not be our favorite company here at Android Authority, but we gotta give it to them for coming up with the MagSafe charger; it’s about the most convenient and safe charging technology we have seen. In fact, we wonder why they haven’t applied a similar concept to their mobile devices. …

Gear & Gadgets

The CEO of $1 billion Evernote is stepping down because he wasn't 'passionate about it'

The move comes a month after Libin revealed in an interview with The Information of his intention to step down.<p>Libin told Recode that his decision to resign is largely due to his lack of passion leading a company that's about to go public. He's said in previous interviews that he's more interested …

This is the tiny computer the BBC is giving to a million kids

#Sunburnart would be Instagram’s dumbest trend if media scare stories weren’t totally wrong

There’s a marginally popular hashtag on Instagram called #sunburnart. People add it to photos where they’ve caught the sun and been left with an interesting pattern of burnt and unburnt skin.<p>But Time, Business Insider, People and a number of TV stations, including ABC News, have picked up on the …

India's latest robot sensation

This pint-sized Indian robot has wowed the public with its ultra-economical price tag. Now if only it could whip up a chicken tikka masala.<p>Ladies and …

Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver, and other revelations from new biography

I can’t wait to read <i>Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader.</i> The upcoming biography, by veteran reporters Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, promises to be the definitive telling of Steve Jobs’ life.<p>The writers scored interviews with major players including …

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

BitTorrent

Cameras in players' shirts put you in the heart of sporting action

BARCELONA -- We've all dreamed of scoring the winning goal, home run or touchdown. The only exercise I get is jumping to conclusions, throwing caution to the wind and running up the tab -- so First V1sion is the next best thing, with a wearable camera showing you exactly what it's like to be on the …

Wearable Tech