Jim Baker

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IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

The Best Smart Plugs for a Smart Home’s First Steps or Add-Ons

Smart home automation and smart technology is definitely on the rise in popularity and commonplace. While it’s not a big step to move toward smart …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Here are some of the technologies that are making cities smarter

As the world's biggest cities continue to sprawl with many millions of new people, they'll look to many of the technologies and tactics covered in today's infographic from Raconteur to work smarter - and not harder - for their inhabitants.<p>WHY CITIES?<p>Cities are the engines of modern society.<p>They …

The Difference Between AI and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning used to be heard when the topic was Big Data Analytics – and maybe in some sci-fi movies- before; …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

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The maker of an internet-connected garage door disabled a customer's device over a bad review

This is what happened to one customer who bought Garadget — an internet-connected garage door opener. It lets you remotely lock or unlock your garage with an app, or see if it's open.<p>But after they complained about it online and left a negative review, he got an unpleasant surprise — Garadget had …

Early adopters can grab the Windows 10 Creators Update now

We've already explained a lot of the new features coming in the Windows 10 Creators update, but maybe you don't want to wait until April 11th. Starting today, the new Game Mode, Paint 3D and friendlier auto-update scheduling are easily obtainable before it's released through Windows Update. Just …

Windows 10

We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

Mimicking the Brain<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human …

Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks

Storage running out? It’s not about deleting an app or photo here or there, but targeting the real space hogs.<p>It’s 2017 and I still often witness this soul-crushing scene: A friend goes to take a photo only to realize he doesn’t have any more space on his iPhone (soul crush 1). Then he frantically …

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Comment: A few months later, and my Google Home is indispensable – and I’ve only scratched the surface

Plenty of new and exciting Google products launched over the last few years have left me underwhelmed. About anyone can tell you that I was high on the Google Glass train for a while (even though I didn’t actually own a pair until it was basically dead), and I’ve written countless times about how I …

Kancy Wireless Smart Switch For The Internet Of Things (video)

Kancy is a new wireless smart switch which has been created to help take your smart home to the next level and provide Internet of Things automation …

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Recommended Reading: Yves Béhar on design in age of AI

<b>10 Principles For<br>Design In The<br>Age Of AI</b><br>Katharine Schwab,<br>Fast Company<p>In an age when artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives, it's important to have some guidelines to keep innovation focused. Designer Yves Béhar sat down with <i>Fast Company</i> to discuss just that, laying out 10 …

10 devices you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017: Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others - IBTimes India

Here are 10 devices like Amazon Echo, Nest Cam Indoor, Ecobee3 and others that you need for an ultimate smart home in 2017.<p>You could end up breaking …

Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple HomePod: Google Home sales overtake Amazon Echo for first time

The sci-fi vision of a connected home is quickly becoming a reality: Amazon, Google and Apple have launched smart speakers within the past …

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Boston is the latest city to allow self-driving car tests

You can add Boston to the list of places where autonomous vehicles are being tested legally. Rather than trials on the city's, ahem, <i>interesting</i> street layout, company NuTonomy will start small, beginning at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park on January 3rd, according to <i>The Boston Herald</i>.<p>If you'll …

Cloud Storage on iOS: iCloud, OneDrive, and Dropbox

Cloud storage services have been an incredibly useful way of working around 128 and 266 GB storage limits on modern iPads, but I’m still feeling torn about which solution is best for me. I know of Google Drive, but I’ve spent most of my testing period jumping between iCloud, Dropbox, and OneDrive. …

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Apple AirPods review: Wireless magic with compromises

The future is wireless. Apple has done away with the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, and with it, sounded the death knell for cables.<p>Wires are annoying: they get tangled into impossible knots, caught on pieces of clothing, and mean you have to keep your phone in your pocket. We’ve put up with …

Tesla In 2017: Model 3, New Autopilot, Solar Roof And Other Developments Expected From The Company

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that 2016 was a bit of a rollercoaster for Tesla. The company ventured into electricity generation with its Solar Roof …

AI was everywhere in 2016

At the Four Seasons hotel in South Korea, AlphaGO stunned grandmaster Lee Sodol at the complex and highly intuitive game of <i>Go</i>. Google's artificially intelligent system defeated the 18-time world champion in a string of games earlier this year. Backed by the company's superior machine-learning …

Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)

The Apple TV has a lovely screensaver called "Aerial." It shows beautiful, drifting scenes from around the world (you can spot New York, San …

Philips Hue vs. Lifx: Which color-changing smart bulb is best?

To be very clear, nobody needs cloud-connected light bulbs that change color on demand. They're an expensive novelty, and a total smart home splurge with limited practicality beyond the sort of automated lighting control you can get from less expensive bulbs.<p>And yet here we are, still inexplicably …

The most anticipated tech of 2017: Autumn edition

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

Apple's AirPods finally go on sale

The unusually long wait is over.<p>Apple's AirPods are finally available to buy online after a rare delay pushed back the release by about two months.<p>The pricey wireless earbuds ($159) were initially listed as available for delivery on December 21, but by late morning on Tuesday the delivery date had …

Eight’s smart mattress can start brewing your coffee when you hit the snooze button

It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you’re awake ♪<p>Most smart bed products help you gain insight on how to get a better sleep, but few help you actually get up and grab your morning coffee. Now there’s a smart mattress you can program to start your coffee machine while it nudges you …

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