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6 Areas of AI and Machine Learning to Watch Closely

This post is by Nathan Benaich, Investor and technologist, UK It’s amazingThe post 6 Areas of AI and Machine Learning to Watch Closely appeared first …

Technology and art meet at New York Art Week

The fast pace of technology is bleeding into every aspect of contemporary life, including the artists trying to make sense of the surrounding world. <i>The Verge</i> visited The Armory Show and the NADA art fair during New York Art Week, where both established and emerging artists are experimenting with …

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Nokia Windows Phones to receive Bluetooth 4.0 update to support fitness devices and accessories

Nokia is planning to issue a software update to its range of Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices that includes Bluetooth 4.0 support. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the Bluetooth update will include Low Energy support for fitness devices like Fitbit, and a range of new …

Improving Photo Search: A Step Across the Semantic Gap

Posted by Chuck Rosenberg, Image Search Team Last month at Google I/O , we showed a major upgrade to the photos experience : you can now eas...

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has …

NYC Chief Digital Officer: upgrading a subway system is a lot harder than restarting a router

Rachel Haot on the best to-do app, and the one mantra that keeps her on task<p>Rachel Haot is New York City’s first Chief Digital Officer, responsible for working alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stimulate the city’s startup ecosystem, modernize age-old infrastructure, and encourage engineering …

Google Maps for desktop: hands-on with the world's most-advanced web app

Google I/O this year has a stronger developer focus than in years past, which meant that consumer-facing products sometimes didn't get much airtime during the keynote. That's certainly the case for the new version of Google Maps, available today as an opt-in preview. As we discussed in our early …

The Bike-Sharing Takeover

Bike sharing has become a staple for urban commuting in city's all over the world. Since its reintroduction into urban culture in the 1990s, it has …

Personal Information Is the Currency of the 21st Century

The currency of the 21st century digital economy is your personal information. It has no transaction costs and does not decrease in value when the …

Using Google Glass: stuck in traffic

"OK Glass, get me to the San Jose Airport"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it</i> …

Notifi: Simple, Personal Notifications

Reminders are a super way to keep you on track, especially if you can get into a work rut like me and forget there’s an entire world outside of your …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …