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Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts

Artificial intelligence could soon make manually typing up information off a business card a thing of the past. Adobe Scan, the smartphone scanning …

Apps

TP-Link’s new mesh router can control smart home gadgets

TP-Link is launching its second mesh router today, the Deco M9 Plus, and it comes with two notable upgrades over the original around speed and smart home functionality.<p>The first is the more common feature: this is a tri-band router, instead of a dual band one, which means it should allow for even …

Wi-Fi

Amazon bans customers who return items too often

Shoppers have taken to social media after being "exiled" from the online storefront<p>Amazon may not be the customer-friendly, free returns paradise it …

eCommerce

New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing

It's safe to say that web security could use a tune-up given the deluge of malware attacks and data breaches. Thankfully, it's about to get one. The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved Transport Layer Security 1.3, a new standard that makes some fundamental improvements to how and when web …

Apple Watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97% accuracy rate

One of the more interesting aspects of the Apple Watch is that the marketing narrative around it has completely changed. When it first launched, the …

London’s mayor is assembling plans to make the city the next big AI hub

London’s thriving tech scene has long been top of mind for mayor Sadiq Khan. Since taking office in 2016, Khan backed a tech fund that created 1,000 jobs and launched a TechInvest program to get artificial-intelligence startups to bid for cash. He also lends himself to opening huge tech events; at …

Ikea and Overstock add AR features to their Android apps

Google's ARCore lets anyone take advantage of powerful augmented-reality tools on Android phones, and furniture retailers left and right are taking …

AI will soon write better novels than humans, according to a computer scientist

<b>Read the full transcript below:</b><p>So, what humans are great at this moment is particularly "context integration" and lending their overall understanding of the world and what's going on in making an analysis of a situation.<p>So with a machines natural language of understanding, for example, we're not …

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

• Machine learning patents grew at a 34% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017, the third-fastest growing category of all patents granted.<br>• International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021.<br>• Deloitte Global predicts …

Machine Learning

Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious software, get privileged access and take over …

Information Security

Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain technology’s promise for Digital India

The Bitcoin community is currently in the midst of a vicious civil war. At it’s core, it’s a battle over the vision for the cryptocurrency: whether …

Indian Government Is Moving To Kill Physical Address With A 6 Character Digital Address

The Indian Department of Post in association with MapmyIndia has <b>launched a pilot project- eLocations aka eLoc</b> – to digitally map the physical …

The best Google Assistant commands: What is Google Assistant and what devices can I get it on?

We've rounded up the best Google Assistant commands, allowing you to make the most of your Google Assistant app and devices<p>Like Apple’s Siri, …

Google Assistant

Qualcomm Launches Disruptive 48-Core Centriq 2400 Server Chips Targeting Intel's Bread And Butter

Qualcomm announced today at a press conference in San Jose, that the company has begun production shipments of its new line of ARM-based Centriq 2400 series of many-core processors for data center servers. With a market opportunity currently of $15 – $16 billion and projected growth of up to $20 …

Computer Hardware

Google's new Android app: Manage storage, share files without using mobile data

Google's Files Go will give Android users a simple way to share files and manage storage.<p>Google is preparing to launch a new Android app that will …

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

How to disable Bixby button completely on Samsung Galaxy S8 or Note 8

It’s been a couple of months since Samsung finally gave in and let users disable the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Unfortunately, as has often been the case with Bixby’s tumultuous rollout, it didn’t quite live up to Samsung’s promise.<p>While the heavily requested update did …

Bixby

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

This handheld 3D body scanning device could replace the MRI — using the motion-sensing technology from a Nintendo Wii

Sometimes, a little toying around can pay off.<p>Joshua Broder, an ER physician at Duke University, couldn't understand why his son's handheld Nintendo Wii controller was better at detecting movement than the professional ultrasound machine he used work.<p>One day, while his son was playing Wii, he got …

An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy

We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could be applied to early detection of cancer as well. A group of Japanese researchers has figured out a way to …

Cancer

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Watching Fernando Albertorio stroll down a crowded sidewalk in downtown Washington during a recent lunch hour, casually sidestepping pedestrians running errands and crowding around food trucks, you’d have no idea he is legally blind.<p>Albertorio easily blends into the flow of human traffic swirling …

Puerto Rico

MongoDB prices its IPO at $24 per share

MongoDB has finished up what is essentially the final step in going public, pricing its IPO at $24 and raising $192 million in the process.<p>The company will debut on the public markets tomorrow and will once again test the waters for companies that are looking to build full-fledged businesses on the …

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy, an app-based offering that (surprise) lets you run …

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could have serious consequences. However, researchers might have a …

VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery

Could virtual reality help stroke survivors regain motor function?<p>That's a question Sook-Lei Liew is looking to answer.<p>Liew, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and an affiliate of the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the Keck School of Medicine, was …

Virtual Reality

Software-unlimiting the Galaxy Note 8 camera brings 4K HDR video

<i>XDA-Developers</i> member zeroprobe has put on another layer of polish to their Zero Camera Mod for the Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft is crafting a quantum computing language

Microsoft is helping move us toward the future holy grail of quantum computing with the creation of a computing language that can run on a quantum computer. The company sees this as a fundamental step toward computers that are built on a "qubit," rather than a "bit," foundation.<p>Quantum computing …

How to use Google Tez

The demonetization and resulting cash crunch in India last year has given rise to a slew of digital payments apps. These apps go a long way towards making our lives easier, with everything from online transactions to paying at your previously cash-only tuck shops now possible with just your mobile …

Digital Currency