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Raspberry Pi’s latest computer costs just $5

Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.<p>Available from today, the Pi Zero is the charity organization’s smallest computer ever and packs enough power and components to match up to other offerings in the Pi family. In …

Solu: the Finnish pocket computer that wants to take over the world

Three ambitious engineers from Finland are bidding to change personal computing with a new portable computer and operating system<p>Personal computers, says entrepreneur Kristoffer Lawson, haven’t changed much in 20 years. It’s still a box, a screen and, if you’re using a desktop, a keyboard.<p>But …

San Francisco

Apple reportedly buys secretive deep learning startup Perceptio

Perhaps in an attempt to make Siri smarter, or to keep the competition’s products dumber, Apple has acquired secretive artificial intelligence startup Perceptio, according to a report today.<p>Bloomberg said Apple has confirmed the acquisition but will not discuss details of the purchase.<p>The news …

Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview)

SUNNYVALE, California — Chinese tech company Baidu has yet to make its popular search engine and other web services available in English. But consider yourself warned: Baidu could someday wind up becoming a favorite among consumers.<p>The strength of Baidu lies not in youth-friendly marketing or an …

Apple acquires advanced smartphone artificial intelligence startup Perceptio

Bloomberg reports that Apple has acquired Perceptio, a startup that focuses on developing technology that allows companies to run artificial intelligence systems on smartphones, but without the need for sharing as much user data in the cloud.<p>Perceptio was founded by Zac Stone and Nicolas Pinto with …

AI Is About To Go Mainstream And Reshape The Workplace

Michael Yamnitsky Contributor<p>Michael Yamnitsky is venture partner at NYC-based venture fund Work-Bench.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived<br>• Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape<p>Much like the evolution of systems …

Artificial Intelligence

Logitech's Circle camera is a portable Dropcam-killer

If you were disappointed by Nest's minor update to Dropcam's home monitoring cameras, Logitech might have just what you're looking for. The new Logi Circle is a home monitoring camera similar with a unique twist: You can unplug it from power and stream video from anywhere in your home for up to …

Home Automation

If They Build It, Will We Come? Meet The Tech Entrepreneurs Trying To Take Back The Porn Industry

Porn has long been a driving force in tech and internet innovation, but the industry now finds itself in unprecedented danger thanks to piracy and free "tube" sites. These are some of the pioneers and entrepreneurs who are trying to fight back.<p><b>It’s a cloudless,</b> mid-January day in Los Angeles, and …

Kirigami Paper-Cutting Art Inspires a Wild Solar Energy Idea

Unique design allows cells to stretch and tilt, following the sun and maximizing efficiency.<p>A new, cutting-edge concept for solar panels started with two tools: paper and scissors.<p>Inspired by the Japanese art of kirigami, researchers at the University of Michigan have created a lattice-like cell …

Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves.<p>Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves …

App Store

Do You Have a Face-Finding Superpower for Fighting Crime?

At a crowded tourist site, a young man in a yellow T-shirt angles for a spot on a bench. He sits, removes his backpack, and places it on the ground. After riffling through a blue plastic shopping bag, he walks away, leaving the backpack behind. A few minutes later, a bomb explodes. Twenty people …

How to Become an Expert | Popular Science

Photo by Chris Crisman<p>How To Create Your Own Friends<p>I started building robots. Then I fell in love with them. At Carnegie Mellon University, I’m working with robot body language. People usually think of companion robots as ones that are just hanging out with you, as your friends or toys. I think …

New York City

Microsoft attempts to teach computers how to make a funny

Computers and artificial intelligence systems have long struggled with a human understanding of humor - as anyone who has ever asked Siri to tell a joke well knows. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that recently, a researcher at Microsoft began working with <i>The New Yorker</i> on a project that aims to teach an AI …

The Instagram For Google’s ‘DeepDream’ Is Finally Here

Dreamify is a new free app coming for iOS and Android, and it will blow your mind<p>I got to try out an upcoming DeepDream smartphone app, and it’s awesome.<p>The Dreamify app allows users to transform images on their smartphone into psychedelic nightmares by using Google’s DeepDream source code, which …

Apps

MIT and Google's New Algorithm Removes Reflections and Fences From Photos

All the better to #trend with<p>There’s something that Little League baseball games, the zoo, and the top of the Freedom Tower all have in common. If you want to take a picture, you’ll probably have something obstructing your view, whether it be glass or a fence.<p>Soon, smartphone cameras may have a way …

Algorithms

The cybernetic you is coming — and it’s nothing to fear

We manage our work calendars and our home calendars, we read social media feeds, we obediently respond to emails and text messages and dismiss push notifications. But as the volume of data we are expected to process and react to in our personal and professional lives balloons, we have started to …

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Gets Behind Girls Who Code, Hosts Summer Program

Eighty young women participated in Girls Who Code's first summer immersion program in greater LA.<p>Actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba has built a $1 billion consumer brand on a simple premise — to make products that are good for the people who use them, and good for the environment.<p>A similar …

Computer Science

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

Samsung’s Profit Continues To Slide As Its Smartphone Unit Struggles

As the company forecasted earlier this month, Samsung Electronic posted yet another drop in its quarterly profits.<p>This marks its seventh quarterly decline in a row as the company’s smartphone unit struggles to keep up with competitors like Xiaomi. Sales of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also …

Mobile

Blackmagic Design Wants Everyone to Be A Video Editor

Earlier this year, Blackmagic Design announced their newest upgrade to their editing and color grading software. Guess what, they want you to be a …

Researchers create super-fast Tor-style anonymity network

The price of making sure that the feds aren't reading your emails is download speeds that can be measured in weeks rather than seconds. A group of academics are hoping to change that, however, by taking the basic idea of the Tor anonymity network and slapping on more than a few go-faster-stripe …

The Internet Of Sound

Patrick Bergel Contributor<p>Patrick Bergel is a creative technologist and one of the founders of Chirp, a platform for sharing data with sound.<p>How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of …

Internet of Things

Google acquires Pixate - mobile app prototyping service now free

Google’s never-ending shopping spree continues as the company tries to expand its reach anywhere possible. Their latest acquisition has just been announced and developers will be especially fond of it. The Search Giant is now welcoming the Pixate crew and integrating them right into their design …

Apps

4 Freaky Plane Designs That Reimagine The Golden Age Of Air Travel

Powered by sonic booms and nuclear reactors, Tim Clark imagines aircraft from an alt-history of aviation without fossil fuels.<p>For all their convenience, airplanes are one of the dirtiest modes of transportation out there. A fully loaded A380’s CO2 output is equivalent to each passenger driving six …

Aviation

Commodore Smartphone That Plays Commodore 64 Games Is Coming

Introducing the Commodore PET smartphone.<p>Commodore 64 fans were teased with the possibility of a Commodore smartphone in February when concept …

Retrogaming

ZTE's $450 Axon challenges Samsung with premium specs and design

ZTE is not a household brand in the U.S., but the Chinese cellphone manufacturer desperately wants to be.<p>In the lead-up to the announcement of the …

This is the tiny computer the BBC is giving to a million kids

Earlier this year the BBC announced that it planned to give one million students across the UK a programmable microcomputer, called the BBC Micro Bit, to help them learn the basics of coding. Now four months later, the design of the device has been finalized, ahead of its scheduled rollout date in …

Raspberry Pi

Star Trek Communicator released as Bluetooth handset and speaker

Any Star Trek fan will remember the famous Communicator. This fictional device gave us a glimpse of what the future of mobile technology would be like, but the creators of Star Trek: The Original Series probably never imagined that we would surpass their technology so quickly. Regardless, it’s …

Star Trek
Solar System

Spro 2 Is The Perfect Projector For Streaming

Backyard movie screenings just got a lot easier<p>Setting up a backyard movie screening sounds like a great idea--until you try it. You need an outlet or extension cord, and even more cables to connect a computer or streaming box to your projector. The ZTE Spro 2 frees you from that. An update to last …

Gear & Gadgets