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Google Buys Startup to Stuff More Video Into Its Cloud

Google is buying Anvato, a company that provides video editing and processing capabilities, to beef up its public cloud.<p>Anvato’s media services let …

Linksys will let you use open router code under new FCC rules

While the FCC's imminent rules for wireless device interference are supposed to allow hackable WiFi routers, not every router maker sees it that way. TP-Link, for instance, is blocking open source firmware out of fear that you'll run afoul of the regulations when they kick in on June 2nd. However, …

Google Translate now works inside any Android app

Google Translate on Android can now be used to translate text inside any app.<p>'Tap to Translate' means users will no longer have to switch between …

A drone designed to cure drought just took flight over Nevada

Researchers and aviators in Nevada completed the first successful test flight of a drone designed to bring rain to drought-stricken regions. The flight, which took place last week at an FAA-approved test site in Hawthorne, Nevada, was an 18-minute test of the ‘Sandoval Silver State Seeder,’ an …

Google's neural network is binge reading romance novels

The Big G wants its app to be more conversational, so it's feeding a neural network with steamy sex scenes and hot encounters. According to <i>Buzzfeed News</i>, the network has been devouring a collection of 2,865 romance novels over the past few months, with saucy titles like <i>Fatal Desire</i> and <i>Jacked Up</i>. It …

Google adds Q&A and laser pointer features to Slides apps

Google is making its presentation tool more interactive.<p>The company introduced a new Q&A feature for Slides Wednesday, which allows audience members …

The people who made Siri are readying another big leap in AI

It's been a couple of years since we heard from Viv Labs, but a report from the <i>Washington Post</i> says it will debut the next generation of AI assistance on Monday. One reason we won't dismiss that possibility is because of the last project developed by company co-founders Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer …

Google created a virtual reality paint brush lets you walk through your own artwork

Google's new Tilt Brush is a tool that allows people to paint and design in virtual reality. People are already creating incredible artwork, and the possibilities seem limitless.<p><i>Written and produced by Stephen Parkhurst</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER design</b> on Facebook<p><b>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

Virtual Reality

Europe's aviation safety agency sets up drone collision task force

As drones become more commonplace in the world, regulations and safety testing inevitably follows. The European Aviation Safety Agency announced on …

Larry Page's dream of building a 'Google Island' could be coming true

Sidewalk Labs wants to build a city-within-a-city<p>Top executives from Google are reportedly weighing a pitch from its "smart city" spin-off Sidewalk Labs about taking over a section of a preexisting city and rebuilding it with a particular focus on technology, efficient infrastructure, and …

University of Florida held the world’s first brain-controlled drone race

Drone races are nothing new. But while they started as an ad-hoc activity within the drone community, the sport has now taken on a life of its own with highly elaborate events and a partnership with ESPN.<p>Similarly, brain-computer interface (BCI) technology isn’t totally new. And while the …

Fore: Rakuten’s delivery drones take to the golf course

Last month we reported that Rakuten will test drone deliveries on a golf course in Japan, and now the company has released more information and video footage of how the system will work.<p>To refresh your memory, drones can provide food, snacks and golf accessories like new balls to players while they …

Drones

Microsoft stops production of Xbox 360

Microsoft has announced that production of the Xbox 360has come to an end, over a decade after the console's initial UK release on December 2 2005 …

Explore a massive Google data center in this 360-degree video

Ever wondered how Google manages thousands of petabytes of storage across its services around the world? The answer lies in its state-of-the-art data centers, and you can now take a close look inside.<p>Google has released a 360-degree video in glorious 4K resolution that takes you through its data …

4K resolution

Windows 10 is on 200 million devices — here's how Microsoft plans to reach 1 billion

In January, Microsoft revealed that it had been installed on more than 200 million devices -- a rate of adoption that blew away all of its previous operating systems, including Windows 7.<p>But the operating system Microsoft released in 2009 is still far more popular on a global basis: According to …

Bosch is building its own Internet of Things cloud network

Like it or not, it looks like the Internet of Things is going to be more than an annoying buzzword or passing fad. The latest proof is that Bosch is offering an end-to-end environment to get your house communicating with the various devices and appliances inside. First up? Building its own cloud …

Google Translate could become more accurate soon thanks to deep learning

Google has smartened up several of its products with a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training neural networks on lots of data and then having them make predictions about new data. Google Maps, Google Photos, and Gmail, for example, have been enhanced with this …

Machine Learning

Password Boss secures your logins with bank-grade encryption

There are just too many passwords to remember in our daily routine. Computers, phones, email, bank details, social logins – the list goes on and on, and staying secure while attempting to remember them all is tricky at best.<p>Help has arrived from <b>Password Boss</b>, which securely helps manage your logins …

China Wants To Build a Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble

The space observatory would have a field of view 300 times larger than the Hubble.<p>China has announced an ambitious space telescope program that would give the nation astronomy research capabilities to rival those of U.S. programs like the Hubble Space Telescope, according to Popular Science. The …

Google's working on a new version of Now that won't need a data connection

Google publishes hundreds of research papers every year covering everything from algorithms to education and an upcoming project set to be presented later this month seeks to be the best AI assistant you ever had.<p>You may have already run into difficulty when trying to use something like Google Now …

Android News

Epic Games: Microsoft can't be allowed to control PC gaming

Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games (Unreal Engine, <i>Gears of War</i>), has written a scathing op-ed about Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform initiative for <i>The Guardian</i>. Sweeney argues that Microsoft is creating a closed platform for Windows 10 "the first apparent step" towards locking down a …

This Monkey is Controlling a Wheelchair With its Mind

Researchers have developed a wireless brain interface that allows monkeys to control the movements of a robotic wheelchair using their thoughts …

iOS 9.3 will tell you loud and clear if your employer is monitoring your iPhone

Nobody likes being monitored. But even if you suspected your company is following your activities on the iPhone, would you know where to check?<p>In the …

Microsoft says a HoloLens emulator is coming as it releases how-to videos for developers

HoloLens development is hitting its stride today, as Microsoft is introducing a massive cache of videos for developers and announcing an emulator.<p>The emulator will let developers build apps for HoloLens without a developer kit, and Microsoft is encouraging developers to familiarize themselves with …

Augmented Reality

You can now make VR goggles out of Coca-Cola cardboard packaging

Coca-Cola is entering into the virtual reality game, not with immersive videos of that sweet bubbly brown soda, but with cardboard VR goggles.<p>The …

Google introduces Docs templates 'designed by experts'

Part of the big update to Google Docs back in September was the introduction of new and useful templates to help users of the service start up common types of documents quickly. The company has now taken that one step further, announcing today that it has created new templates ‘designed by experts’ …

These new virtual reality roller coasters look incredible

Six Flags and Samsung are partnering on virtual reality roller coaster rides.<p>Starting later this month, Six Flags goers in Texas, Georgia, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Quebec will have a chance to ride one of nine coasters equipped with Samsung Gear VR headsets.<p>Yes -- …

Virtual Reality

You can now share Spotify music inside of Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger threads are about to get a lot more musical.<p>Facebook added a new Spotify integration to its messaging platform, the company …

High-flying hack: Researcher shows how to seize control of a drone

German grad student Nils Rodday figured out how to intercept flight instructions and start flying a drone himself. He says the hardware he exploited is present in drones from various manufacturers.<p>Drones -- those fearsome unmanned flying vehicles that ignite debates about privacy and the ethics of …

Drones

SkyWall drone defense system can drop a quadcopter from 100 meters

Drones are everywhere these days, including a lot of places they don’t belong. Over the past few months we’ve seen several attempts to to keep drones away from places like stadiums, airfields and government buildings.<p>Most of these, like Tokyo’s police interceptor drone and Michigan Tech’s ‘Robotic …