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This Is How AI Will Change Your Work In 2017

Don’t fear artificial intelligence. It’s what’s going to help you do your job faster and better in 2017.<p>Artificial intelligence is growing fast. Recent research puts it as a $5 billion market by 2020, and Gartner estimates that 6 billion connected “things” will require AI support by 2018. Connected …

Artificial Intelligence

Epson's augmented reality headset lets you pilot a drone as God intended

When Epson messaged to ask if I wanted to try a new augmented reality headset designed to improve the experience of piloting a drone, I was all ears. After spending some time piloting a DJI drone using Epson’s AR headset, I was hooked — there is no better way to fly a drone.<p>What is it?<p>An augmented …

This is the first home robot you might actually want

Las Vegas, Nevada<p>The Roomba might have been the first robot to prove its use in the home, but Kuri is the first you might actually want to spend time with.<p>Mayfield Robotics, the maker of Kuri, has a different approach for a home robot. Rather than controlling internet-connected devices or answering …

Robotics

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence

Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI<p>A future in which human workers are replaced by machines is about to become a reality at an insurance firm in Japan, where more than 30 employees are being laid off and …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel to Acquire Chip Maker Movidius

Intel is set to acquire Movidius, the computer vision start-up behind Google's Project Tango, the Flir thermal imaging camera, and other consumer products.<p>Intel says Movidius will help advance its RealSense platform—specifically augmented/virtual/merged reality, drones, robotics, and digital …

Potentially Toxic Magnetic Nanoparticle Pollution Found in Human Brains

Researchers have discovered significant quantities of potentially toxic magnetic nanoparticles in human brains, sparking fears they could lead to …

Project Management

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Project Management

Blowing up on Kickstarter, Hello brings video conferencing and security to any TV

The $6.7 billion telepresence and video communication category hasn’t evolved much since we were introduced to Cisco and Polycom. At the same time Smart TVs are making video conferencing easier. But it’s still not <i>that</i> easy.<p>Hello is a new startup addressing this space — created by two former …

Video Conferencing

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Self-Driving Ubers Appear in San Francisco

<b>Update:</b> Uber has declined comment on this report.<p>SFist has spotted Uber’s self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco, bearing their trademark …

Is Microsoft Corporation's "One Windows" Dream Dead?

Two years ago, <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella presented his vision for a "One Windows" ecosystem, declaring that the Windows PC, Windows Phone, and Xbox platforms would be combined into a "single converged operating system for screens of all sizes."<p>Image source: Microsoft.<p>On paper, that …

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Report: Apple Inc. May Tap Intel Corporation for Future A-Series Chip Manufacturing

Image source: Getty.<p>Just a few days ago, I penned a column speculating on whether smartphone giant <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) would tap microprocessor specialist <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) for the manufacture of iPhone-bound applications processors at some point in the future.<p>According to a report from Nikkei, …

A rare iodine polymer discovery is key to starch-iodine mystery

Fast forward two centuries of scientific discovery to UCSB researchers using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, which observes the …

Chemistry

These Breakfast Taco Recipes Are Life's Reward For Getting Out Of Bed

Mornings have never looked so good.<p>The fastest way to make any morning better — even Monday mornings — is breakfast tacos.<p>Breakfast tacos offer everything that is beloved about the taco. It has the tortilla, it gives you a reason to eat even more guacamole than you already do, and it offers the …

Breakfast

Bill Gates says a Microsoft-owned LinkedIn could be as valuable as the Facebook news feed

"I think it's a great transaction," Gates told Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker in an on-screen interview. "LinkedIn brings in a lot."<p>The opportunity, Gates said, is to combine Microsoft's productivity expertise with LinkedIn's social networking know-how to become the center of people's professional …

Amazon’s 12 best deals: Nexus 5X back on sale, $20 VR headset, your ISP’s worst nightmare, and more

When the top executives at your cable company go to sleep each night, the last thought that runs through their heads is, “gosh I hope no one else …

Using Microsoft R Server on a Single Machine for Experiments With 600M Taxi Rides

<i>Re-posted from R-bloggers.</i><p>The New York City taxi dataset is one of the largest publicly available datasets, with information about 1.1 billion NYC …

Neighborly Data: Dato to Integrate Machine Learning Services with Tableau

Dato, a Seattle machine learning startup, will put its services in front of a large audience of potential customers through an integration with the …

Machine Learning

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Microsoft Follows LinkedIn Acquisition With Chatbot-Based 'Wand' Buyout

Microsoft has announced it is acquiring natural language and AI messaging startup Wand Labs as part of a larger strategy to build out "conversation as a platform" (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>Founded in 2013 by former Google staffer Vishal Sharma, Wand Labs' stated aim is "to tear down app walls, integrate your …

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

<b>Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers.</b><p>Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.<p>The study, in Current Biology, …

Microsoft Gets Into the Cannabis Compliance Business

Microsoft (msft) has dived into the burgeoning marijuana business, through a partnership with cannabis-industry-focused financial technology firm …

Plume Pods will revolutionize your home WiFi network

It's pretty safe to assume that almost every home with an internet connection also has a WiFi router (or two). While connecting our laptops, …

Feeling Blue? Try Some 'Shrooms, Says Science

A new study says magic mushrooms may treat severe depression.<p>A small clinical trial showed that hallucinogenic mushrooms may serve as a treatment for severe depression, Quartz reports.<p>Although illegal in the U.K., British researchers were able to get approval to test the effects of 'shrooms on a …

Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

For years, the Chinese government has been widely suspected of hiring thousands of paid commenters using fabricated accounts to argue in favor of the government on social media sites.<p>This presumed army of trolls is dubbed the "50 Cent Party," because of the rumored rate of pay per post – 50 cents …

Social Media

The mercurial nature of P2P lending

The meteoric rise of e-lending platforms attracted a lot of interest among investors and entrepreneurs. Lending Club and OnDeck have already become public companies, and their competitors, such as Funding Circle, SoFi, Prosper, RateSetter, Zopa, Avant, Kabbage and others continue to develop and …

Profit

A controversial theory may explain the real reason humans have allergies

For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a hornet nest the size of a football. An angry squadron of insects clamped onto my leg; their stings felt like scorching needles. I swatted the hornets away and ran for help, …

Immunotherapy

Will Boston Beer's New Brand Pop SodaStream International's Bubble?

Boston Beer hopes new sales will spike from its launch of a new adult beverage category, hard water. Image source:Truly Spiked & Sparkling.<p>We knew it was coming. First, there was hard tea, then hard cider. More recently, we saw evenhard soda. Now, get ready for hard water. No, not the stuff running …

Devialet wants its sound tech in everything you use

The French audio company is trying to be the Dolby of tomorrow<p>Last summer, I spent some time with the Devialet Phantom, a ridiculously loud, bulbous mass of a wireless speaker. The Phantom, which comes in two, expensive flavors, can hit deafening volumes of over 90db. It also looks like something …