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Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update lives up to its name

The Windows 10 Creators Update, which starts rolling out on April 11th, is more than a mere operating system upgrade. Microsoft wants to make it clear that Windows is not only a platform for productivity apps but also an OS where you can produce all sorts of creative things. That could mean …

Microsoft

A closer look at iOS 10.3’s streamlined App Store ratings and reviews capabilities

Following yesterday’s OS update bonanza, Apple shared some additional details pertaining to iOS 10.3’s new ratings and reviews capabilities that are …

Apple

Why conversations are reinventing software

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software — particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging.<p>Even the most technically complex …

Analytics

Welcome To The Era Of Intelligent Cloud Powered By Machine Learning

The cloud as we know it is going through a massive transformation. What started as an on-demand subscription service for consuming compute, storage, and the network is no more the same. The compute component of the cloud has become table stakes for the vendors in the infrastructure business. …

Machine Learning

So what exactly is a bot?

As we see the ecosystem continue to develop, bots are increasingly showcasing a wide variety of features, from chat to menus to buttons and visual interfaces. Some bots now almost look like full-fledged apps with a variety of feature-rich options. So it begs the question… what exactly is a “bot”?<p>At …

Chatbots

Intel Says Its 10nm Chips Will Be A ‘Full Generation’ Ahead Of Samsung

Intel’s 10 nanometer Cannon Lake chips have long been delayed but that’s not stopping the company from trying to increase the hype surrounding them. …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Hands-On

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have officially arrived, and everything indicates that it was worth the wait. Samsung has made every effort to make its …

Apple Music Has More Active Monthly Users Than The Competition

It goes without saying that Spotify is the king of music streaming as last we heard, the company was boasting 50 million paid subscribers. This is …

Magic Leap's Light Field smart glasses to release in 2017

The Florida-based startup's augmented reality glasses, backed by $542 million (£435 million) in funding led by Google, will project smartphone …

Silicon Valley is living in a bubble of technology that’s not accessible to the rest of the world

Many of the innovations that we take for granted are simply not available elsewhere.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Science-fiction author William Gibson famously said, “The …

Silicon Valley

Bitcoin dives after the SEC shoots down plans for another bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin has slid into negative territory after the US Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the plans for the SolidX Bitcoin ETF.<p>The cryptocurrency is down 0.7% at $1,033 a coin. It was as high as $1,066 earlier on Tuesday.<p>The regulator cited the fact that bitcoin is traded on unregulated …

Bitcoin

Now Available: The New Affordable, Powerful and Versatile 9.7 inch iPad

<b>Height:</b> 9.4 inches (240 mm), Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm), Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm), Weight, Wi-Fi: 1.03 pounds (469 g).<p><b>Back Camera:</b> 8 MP iSight …

iOS

21 bot experts make their predictions for 2017

2016 was a huge year for bots, with major platforms like Facebook launching bots for Messenger, and Amazon and Google heavily pushing their digital assistants. Looking forward to 2017, we asked 21 bot experts, entrepreneurs, and executives to share their predictions for how bots will continue to …

Chatbots

Arduino: The smart person's guide

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about Arduino, a project to ease people into creating their own DIY gadgets and …

Arduino

Waze’s new ‘order ahead’ feature would be perfect for self-driving cars

Starting with Dunkin’ Donuts<p>Google is adding an “order ahead” feature to the Waze app, and the first announced partner is Dunkin’ Donuts. Launching today, members of the Dunkin’ Donuts rewards program will be able to program their favorite items in the Dunkin’ app, and then any time they head out …

Google

Lyft Will Let Passengers Round Up Fares To Donate To Charity

Lyft continued its push to be the ride sharing service most closely associated with social justice with a new initiative that will harness the new American drive to donate. Meanwhile, Uber struggles with PR as CEO Travis Kalanick can't seem to find his way out of hot water, so Lyft sees an …

Uber

AmazonFresh will now deliver your groceries directly to your car

AmazonFresh already delivers groceries to your house or apartment.<p>Now add your car to that list. Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of AmazonFresh Pickup, which is basically curbside pickup at an Amazon grocery store.<p>To get your groceries via AmazonFresh Pickup, you place an order through the …

Amazon

Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 With Theater Mode and SiriKit

Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 3.1.3 to watchOS 3.2. watchOS 3.2 is the second major update to the watchOS 3 operating system that was released in September of 2016. watchOS 3.2 has been in testing since January 30 and Apple seeded seven betas …

iOS

California is shattering solar records. This bill could take renewable energy to the next level.

A month ago, California broke its all-time solar record, with nearly 8,800 megawatts of solar power flooding the state's main electric grid on a …

Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done

Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump's successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news.<p>More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook's role in politics, and on …

Facebook

Ikea is getting into home automation with a new smart hub

Smart lights on a budget<p>Ikea is finally getting into the home automation game with its own system for smart lighting. The new range of products is called Trådfri — which means “wireless” in Swedish — and is built around the ZigBee Light Link standard for connected lights (the same as Philips Hue). …

Home Automation

More Ways to Share with the Facebook Camera

Elon Musk's Latest Startup: Brains Linked to Computers

Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines.<p>The founder and chief executive of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. …

Elon Musk

What Are The Differences Between AI, Machine Learning, NLP, And Deep Learning?

(Image: Creative Commons)<p><i>What is the difference between AI, Machine Learning, NLP, and Deep Learning? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Dmitriy Genzel, PhD in Computer Science, on Quora:</b><p>AI …

Machine Learning

Developing a Chatbot? Learn the Difference between AI, Machine Learning, and NLP

AI is on full rage nowadays. We are seeing how Zuckerberg is making J.A.R.V.I.S out of it for the most complex things, and have also witnessed how a …

Machine Learning

BitTorrent Gets New CEO, Prepares to Spin Off Live TV Streaming Unit

More changes are afoot at BitTorrent: The San Francisco-based P2P technology company has hired Rogelio Choy as its new CEO, and is now looking to …

Apple TV

How to protect your Apple iCloud account

Worried about hackers destroying your iCloud music, pictures, and documents? Here are three things you should do right now.<p>Maybe the London-based …

Apple

Microsoft adds new calling features to Skype for Business

Microsoft is adding new features to its high-end Skype for Business service, just as Amazon and Google are trying to get into the enterprise …

Microsoft