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The 4 biggest announcements from the Apple September event

Following Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone X, the company is back with new devices that fully embrace notch-life; with the three new iPhone models, the home button is officially dead and new devices going forward will start using Face ID as the security unlock system. There’s also an updated Apple …

Apple

A bank branch for the digital age

Far from rendering the bank branch obsolete, digital technology holds the key to the branch of the future.<p><b>The bank branch</b> as we know it, with tellers …

Google now has its own hardware security keys

They're more secure than traditional two-factor authentication methods.<p>Yesterday, Google revealed that it completely cut phishing attacks against more than 85,000 employees by making them use hardware security keys. They're small USB drive-sized devices that handle online logins, and they're proven …

Exciting UI Design Trends For 2018 That Are Changing The Digital Sphere

You’ve seen the 15 graphic design trends for 2018, now Icons8 brings to you 10 popular UI design trends for 2018, as seen on online design community …

Google Docs gets an AI-powered grammar correction tool

Suck at grammar? You’ll be happy to know that Google’s introducing a grammar checker into its Docs app; it’ll use the power of machine learning to spot your mistakes as you type.<p>The company says that its AI can identify a wide range of errors and suggest fixes for them, “from simple grammatical …

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Simulation breaks quantum computing world record - Futurity

Researchers have set a new world record in simulating quantum computing power on a classical computer.<p>If a quantum computer were a racing car it …

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and Design - Balancing Risk to Gain Reward

The idea of the minimum viable product (MVP) has been around for some time. The term itself was coined by Frank Robinson but was made popular by two …

Product Management

Google Duplex really works and testing begins this summer

This is what it’s like to take a restaurant reservation from an AI<p>In a restaurant in Mountain View, California yesterday, Google gave several small groups of journalists a chance to demo Duplex. If you don’t recall, Duplex is the AI system designed to make human-sounding voice calls on your behalf …

Google Assistant

Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

For the past few years, the world’s biggest tech companies have been on a mission to put artificial-intelligence tools in the hands of every coder. The benefits are clear: Coders familiar with free AI frameworks from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Facebook might be more inclined to someday work for …

MIT researchers develop a robot system controlled by brainwaves

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) program has come up with some amazing advances in robotics recently, from …

Brainwaves

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

It could lead to big changes in health monitoring.<p>You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of …

What it’s like to watch an IBM AI successfully debate humans

Project Debater will argue with you and make jokes<p>At a small event in San Francisco last night, IBM hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and an AI called “Project Debater.” The goal was for the AI to engage in a series of reasoned arguments according to some pretty standard …

Nvidia uses AI to create convincing slo-mo video by filling in extra frames

New research could make it easier to capture slo-mo on your smartphone<p>Creating slow-motion footage is all about capturing a large number of frames per second. If you don’t record enough, it becomes choppy and unwatchable as soon as you slow down your video — unless, that is, you use artificial …

Bet money on yourself with Proveit, the 1-vs-1 trivia app

Pick a category, wager a few dollars and double your money in 60 seconds if you’re smarter and faster than your opponent. Proveit offers a fresh take on trivia and game show apps by letting you win or lose cash on quick 10-question, multiple choice quizzes. Sick of waiting to battle a million …

Tampa Bay

How Technology and Smarts Help Athletes Push the Limits

Magazine<p>Science is helping to create new training methods and amazing performances by athletes such as swimmer Katie Ledecky. How much faster, stronger, and better can humans get?<p><b>The race for the ages</b> can be run only in our imagination: Usain Bolt vs. Jesse Owens.<p>Bolt is in his 21st-century lane, a …

IBM Refines AI Efficiency in Visual Analysis

IBM is unveiling two AI technical papers. One is a stereo-vision system applying neuromorphic technology to data acquisition and processing; another …

Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

You can try it with the right phone and a preview release of Chrome.<p>Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy …

Nasa Mars rover finds organic matter in ancient lake bed

Nasa’s veteran Curiosity rover has found complex organic matter buried and preserved in ancient sediments that formed a vast lake bed on Mars more than 3bn years ago.<p>The discovery is the most compelling evidence yet that long before the planet became the parched world it is today, Martian lakes …

Chemistry

AI claims to be able to thwart facial recognition software, making you "invisible"

The so-called "anti facial recognition" system distorts the face to prevent it being scanned<p>A team of engineering researchers from the University of …

Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today. This is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s second big acquisition, following the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn two years ago. GitHub was last valued …

Google Maps to get augmented reality, 'VPS' & other improvements

By<p>Google on Tuesday teased upcoming changes to Google Maps, among them augmented reality support and a concept called "VPS," short for "visual …

Augmented Reality

Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

Samsung

Apple is reportedly removing apps that share your location data with third parties

Apps must not transmit ‘user location data to third parties without explicit consent from the user’<p>Apple has started removing apps from the App Store that violate the company’s policies by sharing location data with third parties without explicit consent, reports <i>9to5Mac</i><i>.</i> The breaches are related to …

Firefox takes a big step towards eliminating passwords

The browser's latest version includes Web Authentication support.<p>Today, Mozilla released Firefox 60 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, and with it arrives Web Authentication API for desktop browsers. This is a new security standard that allows Firefox users to log into all their online accounts …

Penn doctors perform the first robot-assisted spinal surgery

Robotic arms made the operation possible.<p>Surgical robots are capable of feats that even the most skilled doctors can't manage, and the University of Pennsylvania just offered a textbook example. The school has confirmed that it performed the first-ever robot-assisted spinal surgery, using Da …

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

US commercial drones given green light

<b>Drones that monitor crops, control mosquito populations and deliver defibrillators are to be tested in US airspace.</b><p>Ten commercial drone projects have been selected to try out new ways for unmanned aircraft to be integrated into the skies.<p>They include Zipline, which currently offers a blood-delivery …

Google just gave a stunning demo of Assistant making an actual phone call

It’s hard to believe AI can interact with people this naturally<p>Onstage at I/O 2018, Google showed off a jaw-dropping new capability of Google Assistant: in the not too distant future, it’s going to make phone calls on your behalf. CEO Sundar Pichai played back a phone call recording that he said …

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