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Google AI experiment has you talking to books

The tech giant's other AI experiment is all about word association.<p>Google Research is giving us a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing in artificial intelligence has come. Mountain View's research division has rolled out a couple of what it calls Semantic Experiences, which are …

iPhone 8 and X support pad-free wireless charging, third-party distance charger on the way

While the iPhone 8 and iPhone X support the older Qi standard for wireless charging using a pad, both devices are also compatible with longer-range resonant induction charging – which works without direct contact with a pad. Resonant charging is a more recent addition to the Qi standard, and gets …

IPhone 8

The best telepresence robot

There's one good choice, and it's made by Suitable Technologies.<p><i>By Patrick Austin</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that</i> …

Toyota allies with Intel to develop self-driving car ecosystem

Another day, another autonomous car partnership.<p>Toyota is teaming up with Intel, and an assortment of tech and automotive firms, to develop an ecosystem for connected cars. By sharing self-driving vehicle data, the companies aim to develop maps and improved driver assistance systems based on cloud …

Technology (India)

The Morning After: Thursday, December 29 2016

Just a few days left.<p>It's December 29th and we're looking back on Twitter's rough 2016, Tesla's Autopilot avoiding accidents and another Amazon sale day.<p>ESP, AI or something else?<br>Tesla's Autopilot saw this accident coming and avoided it<p>Like many other driver assists, Tesla's Autopilot feature …

Police could soon identify you by your hair proteins

They could be more useful than DNA for some forensics.<p>Police and archaeologists regularly depend on DNA evidence for identification, but it has a serious flaw. DNA degrades under environmental conditions like heat and light, so it may be useless even if you have a ton of samples. However, Lawrence …

MIT uses radiation to read closed books

Terahertz imaging can scan pages that would be too fragile to touch.<p>There are some books that are simply too delicate to crack open -- the last thing you want to do is destroy an ornate medieval Bible simply because you're curious about its contents. If MIT has its way, though, you won't have to …

Books

iMessage App Store adds stickers and games to iOS 10 texting

Non-beta testers won't have to wait long either.<p>iOS 10 beta users can now explore a whole new world of add-ons for iMessage, according to <i>9to5mac</i>. Cupertino has launched its new iMessage App Store for iOS 10 beta, and you can use it to download games and apps like OpenTable and SquareMoney. You can …

Apps

Professor uses facial recognition to spot bored students

He'll know if his presentation is putting you off.<p>If you've been to college or university, you'll know the feeling: when your professor drones on for hours on end, but you're hesitant to bring it up out of politeness (or fear of said professor's wrath). You won't have to be quite so shy in Wei …

Elon Musk’s Master Plan: Solar power, Tesla trucks, self-driving cars and car-sharing

Musk is already developing electric and eventually autonomous trucks and buses.<p>Elon Musk just revealed the highly anticipated sequel to his original "master plan" (circa 2006). As suspected, the first part of that four-part plan is all about solar energy while the rest focuses on electric and …

Apple's Swift Playgrounds is an app that teaches kids how to code

It's made for iPad.<p>Apple introduced an iPad app that teaches kids how to code in its Swift programming language. It's called Swift Playgrounds, and in it, you're tasked with guiding a character called Byte in collecting gems. To do so, you essentially give the character directions using Swift code. …

Kids

Google Fiber considers gigabit WiFi to cheaply cover last mile

This could quickly extend Fiber’s reach to clamoring fans.<p>Google Fiber has been the Holy Grail of local internet aficionados for its blisteringly fast speed and independence from established internet providers. But setting up all its infrastructure is a huge, expensive undertaking. So Google's …

Telecoms

The Gear Fit 2 is Samsung's best wearable yet

A more stylish design and the addition of GPS tracking make it something we can recommend.<p>Samsung has made plenty of wearables over the years, but few were as immediately impressive as the Gear Fit. Its curved screen and relatively slim design almost made us forget the company's early, clunky Gear …

Wearable Tech

Boston Dynamics presents the 'next generation' Atlas robot

Over the years we've watched in awe as Boston Dynamics has refined the design of its humanoid Atlas robot, and this new version is impressing us once again. Last year the Alphabet-owned group showed off a battery-powered version of the robot, and now the "next generation" model remains wireless, …

Microsoft HoloLens, nuove indiscrezioni su interfaccia ed esordio

I beta tester sono ormai da mesi al lavoro sulla realtà aumentata di Redmond. Iniziano a circolare i primi video ed una possibile data di lancio al …

Google supera Apple come società più capitalizzata al mondo

Questa sera Alphabet, la società che controlla tutte le attività connesse a Google, ha presentato risultati fiscali superiori alle previsioni e …

Google vuol produrre direttamente i telefoni Nexus

Google vuole prendere il controllo dei suoi dispositivi Nexus più o meno nello stesso modo in cui Apple fa con iPhone, arrivando a produrre …

Ford is testing autonomous cars in the snow

Less white knuckle driving in the white stuff.<p>If you've ever driven in the snow you know how difficult and dangerous it can be. Which makes Ford's announcement that it's testing fully autonomous cars in this less-than-optimal environment better suited for skiing pretty exciting. The test vehicles …

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Mar 14)

Enjoy this week’s stories!<p><b>ROBOTS: China’s factories are building a robot nation</b> <i><br>Li Xuena, Wang Xinci & Zhang Boling | MarketWatch</i> <br>“‘At first, robots …

Nanotech

Yahoo fa ora parte di Oath

Prima di continuare...<p>Yahoo è ora parte della Famiglia Oath. In ottemperanza alla legislazione europea sul trattamento dei dati personali, noi …

UE, il copyright e l'equilibrio Pirata

L'europarlamentare del Partito Pirata Julia Reda ha stilato una proposta di riforma del diritto d'autore su scala europea: cittadini e autori sono i …

The $20 smartphone is coming later this year

In some corners of the world, even starter smartphones like the ZTE Open are too costly; basic cellphones such as the Nokia 105 thrive in areas where whole families can only afford one device. However, ARM believes that smartphones will soon be within reach of just about anyone. While it's possible …

Google Debuts Free Tool Classroom for Teachers

Google today launched a new free tool called Classroom as part of its Google Apps for Education suite. In short, Classroom helps teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback to their students, and communicate with their classes.<p>Google says Classroom, which is still in preview, is …

Can't I help you? Shoppers are shunning store assistants in favor of smartphones

Although it often feels like you're stealing, being able to walk into an store, pay for a product with your phone and leave without any employee interaction can be liberating. It's an experience that an increasing number of consumers are starting to enjoy too, as evidenced by a new report from …

Tra il dire e il fare... Un'analisi del nuovo decreto | Agenda Digitale

Premessa doverosa: questo pezzo è stato scritto nel primo pomeriggio del 20 giugno. Avendo davanti quella che, al momento, risulta essere la versione …

La fiducia controvoglia

Per la prima volta dall’inizio di questa legislatura, la maggioranza delle larghe intese sente il fiato sul collo delle opposizioni e deve mettere la …

Renzi e il dilemma del pianerottolo

Democrazia del Terzo Millennio (sull’intervista di Casaleggio)

Leggo l’intervista a Casaleggio sulla democrazia fatta da una bravissima e puntuale Serena Danna, in cui il <i>guru</i> del Movimento 5 Stelle profetizza su …