Sebastian Dieser

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The Apple iPad 9.7" Is Everything We've Been Waiting For

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm one of those people that held on to their original iPad for years, dreading the moment when an iOS update would force me to upgrade. And when that finally happened, I was one of those people that scoured the internet for the oldest, cheapest model that I could …

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project

Three years ago, database geeks were disappointed to learn that FoundationDB and its unique database product had been acquired by Apple. That all …

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR

You might only know JPEG as the default image compression standard, but the group behind it has now branched out into something new: JPEG XS. JPEG XS is described as a new low-energy format designed to stream live video and VR, even over WiFi and 5G networks. It's not a replacement for JPEG and the …

Five rad and random items to entertain your kids

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 39.<p>My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example the ultimate guide to …

Kids

Create your own AI-powered voice assistant with Matrix Voice

The Matrix Voice development board is a Raspberry Pi add-on you can use to build your own voice assistant. I got my hands on a review unit to see if someone who is “code illiterate” could make something out of it.<p>Some people have an affinity for programming and development. I’m not one of them. …

Take a refresher course in physics because you definitely weren't paying attention in high school

When you were a kid, being forced to learn things was the worst. You coasted through school doing the least amount of work possible and filled your …

Physics

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation and Maps POI

Less than two months after the announcement of ARKit with iOS 11 and we’ve seen a plethora of great uses of the tech from developers. From gaming to creative, humorous to utility, there are a lot of use cases. The latest useful example of ARKit shows off how informational augmented reality can …

Augmented Reality

The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor - MIT Technology Review

It might not be long before algorithms routinely save lives—as long as doctors are willing to put ever more trust in machines.<p>A team of researchers …

Cyberbullying, the Future, and FLOTUS

It is not the technology doing harm; it is the human using it. Social media itself is a neutral tool or capacity, its use for good or harm is in the …

Artificial Intelligence

The latest tech-related parental concern? 'Snap Map'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like every day our most beloved social media apps are scrambling to one-up each other with new features to increase functionality. Sometimes those updates are big hits, and sometimes they are head-scratchers. In the case of Snap Map, the new feature in Snapchat, it's a bit of both …

Social Media

The mind-altering, de-stressing beverage that wellness insiders are obsessed with right now

The sober social scene may be thriving, but that doesn’t mean the wellness world is eschewing <i>every</i> mind-altering beverage. And there’s no buzzier …

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

How artificial intelligence optimizes recruitment

While we worry about artificial intelligence driving us into unemployment, a lot of job positions remain vacant and a large percentage of applicants never hear back from employers.<p>This is largely due to the inefficiency of the manual recruitment tools and processes, which make it extremely hard for …

Conversica lands $34 million Series B to build intelligent sales assistants

After a potential customer has first contact with a business, sales gets in gear, often responding with an introductory email. Conversica has developed an artificial intelligence system designed to automate these early contact emails, and pass it off to a human salesperson when the time is right. …

Micro-investing app Stash raises $25 million Series B

Stash, a mobile application that aims to make investing easier for those who aren’t as financially experienced, has raised $25 million in Series B funding, the company announced today. The round, which follows the startup’s $9.25 million Series A just this August, was led by prior investor Valar …

Tact grabs $15 million Series B to make CRM easier to use

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was born with the best of intentions — to create a record of customer interactions. The problem, salespeople will tell you, is that it becomes a chore. Tact has been designed to add an intelligent layer to CRM — and today it got $15 million to make …

Facebook launches parents portal to help folks navigate their kids’ social experience

Facebook, the social networking app used by 1.8 billion people globally, does not provide figures for how much of that audience is comprised of minors — that is, people under the age of 18 (and theoretically over the age of 13). But chances are that these days it’s a significant number, when you …

Databricks raises $60 million to be big data’s next great leap forward

Looking to be the next leap forward in data organization, computation, and delivery for big data Databricks, the business built on top of the popular Apache Spark open source project, has raised $60 million in new financing.<p>Taking the route mapped by so many big data companies before it, Databricks …

You can now download Adobe’s new Project Felix 3D compositing tool

A few weeks ago, Adobe announced its Project Felix 2D/3D compositing tool at its MAX conference in San Diego. The announcement was one of the highlights of the event, but, sadly, the application wasn’t actually available yet. That’s changing today with the official launch of Project Felix. Sadly, …

Boom raises $3.5M to bring 3D live streaming to e-sports

It’s easy to forget when you’re not immersed in e-sports, but the audience represented in the competitive gaming space is massive (predicted to reach nearly 292 million this year). With so many available eyeballs, streamers aim to reflect their personalities in the most animated way possible to …

Loom.ai is building an avatar that can capture your personality

Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with how humans are going to represent themselves online in VR worlds.<p>Loom.ai is aiming to crack this …

Udacity adds 14 hiring partners as AI, VR and self-driving talent wars heat up

Udacity is positioned perfectly to benefit from the rush on talent in a number of growing areas of interest among tech companies and startups. The online education platform has added 14 new hiring partners across its Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Self-Driving Car Engineer and Virtual Reality …

Revue makes email newsletters personal again

A few months ago I decided I wanted to start an email newsletter where I’d share links to everything I’ve written each week, reports from events I’d attended or had spoken at and other commentary and thoughts. However, when I researched the current state of email newsletter tools I found that most …

Google introduces WebVR API to latest Chrome beta on Android

Today in a blog post, Google shared that the latest beta of Chrome for Android has adopted the WebVR API which will allow users to enjoy online content through Chrome with a VR headset.<p>In the pat, you might have come across content on the web that asks you to toss your phone into a headset to view, …

Android News

Why investors are throwing heaps of money at machine learning

If you’re a whip-smart investor with big bucks to spend, chances are you’ve got your fingers in the AI pie.<p>It’s a market where $50 million is chump change, so if you really want to play with the high rollers you’ll need more room on the check.<p>Sentient’s up to $144 million in an AI platform play, …

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …