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Google announces a new generation for its TPU machine learning hardware

As the war for creating customized AI hardware heats up, Google announced at Google I/O 2018 that is rolling out out its third generation of silicon, the Tensor Processor Unit 3.0.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the new TPU pod is eight times more powerful than last year, with up to 100 petaflops in …

Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its New Shepard rocket

The launch will be live streamed<p><i>Update April 29th, 1:20PM ET:</i> <i>Private space company Blue Origin successfully conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket in Texas today. Despite being postponed twice this morning, the company launched and landed the booster rocket, while its crew</i> …

Google Almost Killed the Zagat Restaurant Guide. Here’s How

It’s hard to imagine anyone could make the name Zagat obsolete in the world of restaurant news. Yet Google almost pulled it off in just under seven …

Dining Rooms

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has been officially named as the company's permanent CEO.</b> He had been been working as the interim CEO since the departure of Dick Costolo.<p><b>2. Apple has acquired artificial intelligence company Perceptio.</b> That's Apple's second AI deal in four days.<p><b>3. Google has</b> …

Fingerprint Security Is Not the Future. (And God Help Us If It Is.)

Are we giving away more to technology than we're getting in return?<p>In September, Apple debuted the new iPhone 5s. Among the many updates (amazing camera! faster chip!) was the Touch ID sensor. With Touch ID, 5s owners use their fingerprints to unlock their phones and authorize payment for App …

Information Systems

Gallery: An Electric Porsche From 1898

The first car designed by Ferdinand Porsche was actually an electric vehicle.<p>Here's a great piece of bar trivia: The first-ever Porsche was ... an electric car.<p>While any ardent Porschephile knows that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was the 356 sports car of 1948, the first car <i>designed</i> by …

Porsche

The Search For Actually Useful Apps On Google Glass

Ones that make smart glasses seem cool rather than creepy<p>Developers able to get their hands on the $1,500 Google Glass prototypes have been hacking apps for the Android-based smart specs since this past spring – even though the company only released a Glass developer’s kit (GDK) in …

This startup tells you when companies try your competitors’ software — and it’s growing 25% a month

A tiny San Mateo startup that has taken no angel money, no venture capital, and no outside funding of any kind is growing at the torrid rate of 25 percent per month and luring away key employees from hot growing companies like KISSmetrics.<p>How? By offering you data you can’t get anywhere else.<p>“I …

Glyph “Personal Theater” Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours

It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift’s focus on virtual reality, or Google Glass which forces a heads-up display into every facet of life, the Glyph is a media-centric device. …

A Bitcoin Transaction Has Been Made From North Korea

It’s said that Bitcoin crosses all borders, and nowhere could this point be better proved than in the all-reclusive North Korea.<p>A tourist who went to visit North Korea to watch the Dennis Rodman basketball game used the country’s Internet service to send $100 worth of Bitcoins to Sean’s Outpost, a …

Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …

Google reportedly partners with Audi for on-board Android

Google is reportedly hitting the road for its next battle with Apple for mobile OS market share.<p>The Web giant has teamed with automaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on the Android operating system, according to the Wall Street Journal. The aim of the …

CES

This Robot Just Won The DARPA Robotics Challenge

Schaft, which is owned by Google, took top honors at the competition.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge, a search for the rescue robot of tomorrow, just ended its two-day competition, and the machine you see here is the glorious champion. Team Schaft, a Japanese start-up acquired by Google, not only won, …

Security Researchers Gave Snapchat A Nasty Christmas Present By Telling The World How To Hack Snapchat

That's because these same researchers just published detailed instructions on how to hack Snapchat.<p>The researchers, who call their company Gibson Security, were frustrated that Snapchat had ignored their previous work, sent to Snapchat in August, they said. That's when they had found a bunch of …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

Apps

Apple reportedly acquires maps company, note-taking app

Apple acquired two companies in the areas of mapping and note-taking, according to a post 9to5Mac published Monday.<p>Following a trail of Internet breadcrumbs and citing unnamed sources, the first company mentioned in 9to5Mac's report is BroadMap, which specializes in managing and analyzing mapping …

Note-Taking

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Hack Your E-ZPass So It Alerts You Whenever It's Scanned

Car tags like E-ZPass aren’t only read at tollbooths. Follow these instructions to sound the alarm whenever (and wherever) yours is scanned.<p>Tollbooth plazas aren’t the only locations that scan car tags like the E-ZPass. One wary driver in New York City, known to the Web as Puking Monkey, recently …

Turkey's PM fights back after massive corruption crackdown

Seven of the 52 people arrested on Tuesday in a corruption crackdown in Turkey have been released.<p>But the country’s prime minister continues to denounce the operation as an attempt to smear his administration.<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the detention of many of his allies was a dirty operation ahead …

Why Amazon's Plan For Delivery Drones Isn't Quite Realistic

Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime Air could launch as early as 2015. He should aim for 2020.<p>We've had a laugh at drone-delivery marketing gimmicks before, and Amazon Prime Air—announced yesterday during a flattering segment on <i>60 Minutes</i>—may very well be more of the same. But that's just for now. …

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery by Drones Could Arrive As Early as 2015

For the next few weeks UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service will be working overtime to make sure you get your holiday gifts on time, but if Amazon …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: which one to buy this holiday season

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which …

Access census data from your smartphone with Dwellr

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Zillow<p>Census statistics are now just a swipe away, as the U.S. Census Bureau has organized its data into a free …

Google Opens Glass Mirror API To All Developers Even If They Don’t Have Glass

In the early days of Google Glass, everybody who picked up their unit would also be whitelisted for access to the Mirror API, as Google only wanted developers with access to the actual hardware to develop for the device. Well, those days are over. Google announced over the weekend that the …

Yahoo to encrypt all users' personal data

<b>Yahoo has announced it will encrypt all user information that moves between its data centres by the end of March 2014.</b><p>The internet provider said it had taken this step after allegations the US government had secretly accessed users' data without the company's knowledge.<p>In October the Washington …

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