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Google can tell which apps are asking for too much of your private information

Google’s latest machine-learning algorithm can help spot intrusive apps that demand access to user data that they don’t even need.<p>As Google points out, most Android apps are there to entertain and assist us, and we grant them access to the data that they need: for instance, a camera app needs …

Apps

Google is using AI to create stunning landscape photos using Street View imagery

Google’s AI photo editor tricked even professional photographers<p>Google’s latest artificial intelligence experiment is taking in Street View imagery from Google Maps and transforming it into professional-grade photography through post-processing — all without a human touch. Hui Fang, a software …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Clean Energy

Hyperloop's First Real Test Is a Whooshing Success

Your dream of one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. Hyperloop One announced …

Retailers look to high tech to hook store visitors

The store, that basic building block of commerce, is emerging as a high-tech laboratory.<p>All sorts of things are bubbling up — from exotica such as holograms and virtual reality to more-prosaic but potentially more-useful technology — as legacy retailers seek to merge their physical outposts with …

eCommerce

Technology in 'Pokémon Go' has real-world applications

MILWAUKEE — The same technology that lets users see Pokémon creatures hiding under beds or walking on the street could soon be used to keep soldiers on the battlefield alive.<p>Augmented reality, the technology behind the widely popular phone app <i>Pokémon Go</i>, can be used to highlight land mines or relay …

Augmented Reality

5 Key Elements Every Small Business Website Should Have

Incorporate these five important website elements into your site to build an online presence that brings customers directly to your business, no matter where they're located.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Your business may be small, but a business website …

Small Business

Silicon Valley is making plans to move foreign-born workers to Canada

For many U.S. startups and their foreign-born employees, a kind of back-up plan may be starting to sound like a good idea right about now.<p>Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that administration officials have drafted a new executive order aimed at overhauling, among other …

Canada