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Andrew Ng will help you change the world with AI if you know calculus and Python

If the next era of human progress is built using AI, who gets to engineer it? Who will have the coding skills to use the software for creating AI products, or even more importantly, the skills to write that software?<p>In an attempt to make the answer to those questions “anyone who wants to,” Andrew …

Machine Learning

Nokia and Xiaomi ink patent and equipment deal, Xiaomi buys Nokia patents

A year after buying 1,500 patents from Microsoft, Xiaomi is digging into the global intellectual property pool once again. Nokia has announced that it has entered into a wide-ranging patent licensing and purchase deal with Xiaomi, the Chinese maker of smartphones, wearables and other hardware, …

Japan urges Toshiba, Western Digital to get along as chip spat flares | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s government said on Tuesday it wanted Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) to cooperate, expressing concern about an escalating dispute between the two that threatens to upend the sale of Toshiba’s chip unit.<p>REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR Toshiba Corp …

IT

Performance & Battery Life Report: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

As a member of Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi series, the Note 4 does not have a curved screen, a ceramic body, or the latest flagship hardware like …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi launches Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset: IPx4-rated, 7h battery life

Xiaomi has launched a sports Bluetooth headset with the no-nonsense name Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset. A classic in-ear design, the earbuds come with …

Forget Google and Amazon and invest in these Asian tech giants

Many investors have profited hugely from America’s booming tech industry, but should they now switch their money to Asia’s fast-growing rivals?<p>Investors have flocked to Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now traded under parent company Alphabet), profiting from the enormous rise in the value of …

Investing

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

250 Design's "Water Vacuum" Is Any Sneakerhead's Essential

Step your fresh game up.<p>What’s more important than keeping your kicks fresh on the outside? Keeping them fresh on the inside, literally. Korean 250 Design has made this gadget, known as the “Water Vacuum” to do such a thing. The basic science behind it is that it “vacuum”s the humidity and odors …

Vacuums

Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Steam Machine with Moonlight

Valve’s Steam Machines aim to bring your Steam game library right into your living room (but at a rather steep premium). Today we’ll show you how to …

Next year's big Windows 10 update is codenamed 'Redstone'

You know the drill: Microsoft releases a new OS and, roughly a year later, a hefty service pack arrives with a raft of fixes and added features. <i>Neowin</i> is reporting that the company will put out two updates in June and October of next year, both under the codename Redstone. There'll still be the …

Blizzard blocks 'World of Warcraft' and 'Diablo 3' in Crimea

Players in Crimea can no longer access Battle.net, the service that houses Blizzard games <i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Diablo 3</i>, <i>Hearthstone</i> and others, <i>The Moscow Times</i> reports. Blizzard blocked its games in response to US sanctions against Crimea -- Google, Apple, PayPal and Valve have also suspended service …

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A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month.<p>It’s been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, along with a more premium smartphone made by Meizu, which will be released later …

Minecraft's Markus Persson Tells All On His Sale To Microsoft, His $70 Million Home And What's Next

Life seems so much easier now for Markus Persson. At 35, one of the most famous computer game developers of all time is semi-retired after selling his company Mojang and its hit title Minecraft to Microsoft last year for $2.5 billion. These days, Persson doesn’t have much to do, pondering his next …

Gameplay

Google Play Music now allows you to upload 50,000 songs

Have a massive ton of music in your personal collection that you’d love to have access to anywhere and everywhere through the power of streaming? As you likely already know, Google Play Music makes it all very easy, offering up the ability to upload your music for free. What you might not know is …

Google Play

NSA director defends plan to maintain 'backdoors' into technology companies

Mike Rogers mounts elaborate defense of Obama’s cybersecurity strategy and seeks to calm doubts about built-in access to companies’ data<p>The National Security Agency director, Mike Rogers, on Monday sought to calm a chorus of doubts about the government’s plans to maintain built-in access to data …

Cyber-attacks

Turn your phone into a computer mouse with Remote Mouse

Remote Mouse lets you use your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone as a touchpad to control your onscreen cursor in a pinch.<p>I'm writing this one with my wife in mind, who has been using a work-issued laptop with a broken trackpad for nearly a year. She has adapted by using a wireless mouse, but since …

Windows Phone

You can now find out if GCHQ spied on you

People from around the world can join a campaign to find out if British intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them -- and force it to delete …

Google And Mattel Partner To Bring Back The View-Master As A VR Headset

Google Cardboard seemed like a bit of a joke when it was announced at I/O last year, but as time goes on it becomes increasingly apparent that …

UK government reveals its hacking guidelines

It's no secret that numerous countries see hacking as a viable security strategy, but the British government has been reluctant to admit as much. Ask it about GCHQ's ability to mess with communications, for example, and it will only say that whatever it does is legal and necessary (even if it …

OnePlus announces name of their new ROM, OxygenOS

With all of the issues that OnePlus has been having due to their partnership with Cyanogen Inc., we heard a while back that the flagship killing company was building their own ROM, which they have now officially given a name. Introducing OxygenOS.<p>What’s in a name? Well, that is about all there is …

Android News

World of Warcraft Player Reaches Level 100 with 100 Characters

Level... 10,000?<p>World of Warcraft player "Watola" has reached the max level of 100 on 100 different characters.<p>In a lengthy blog post on the …

Gaming

Trillion-Dollar Baby: Can Apple Go Where No Stock Has Gone Before?

Is Wall Street finally get on board with the world’s most valuable company again? Over the past several weeks, at least five analysts have upgraded price targets on Apple. (Details here, here and here.) In the meantime, the company has seen its shares reach an all-time high of $117.57 before …

Data Scientists are Changing the Face of Business Intelligence

Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime.<p>This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through analysis of our consumption, interactions and …

'iPad Pro' Said to Feature 12.2-Inch Display, 7-mm Thickness, Stereo Speakers at Top and Bottom

Apple's rumored "iPad Pro" has reportedly been in the works for some time, although the most recent rumors have indicated the company has pushed back its plans for the device as it seeks to give its manufacturing partners time to catch up to iPhone 6 Plus demand. Development work on the project is …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

See every Apple product ever made on one poster

Even the terrible hockey puck mouse<p>It's maybe not as iconic as a blacklight Led Zeppelin poster, or this cat parading as an actual sandwich, but Pop Chart Lab has a freshly updated version of its history of Apple products poster. It goes all the way back to 1976, when the company was making the …

Apple Is Starting To Claw Back Some iPhone Market Share

Counterpoint Research, Kantar and Strategy Analytics have published data in the past few days that provides information on the smartphone market. Counterpoint and Strategy Analytics show that Samsung’s smartphone shipments dropped about 10% year over year and that Apple’s has dropped slightly year …