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A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

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This Leadership Quality Was the Real Reason Steve Jobs Was a Success

Look beyond the surface to find the real source of Steve Jobs' success.<p>A dynamic and brilliant person, Steve Jobs created products that have changed our lives, and built the world's most successful brand in the process.<p>Many attribute Jobs' success to his intelligence and vision. If you look deeper …

Microsoft CEO: Chatbots will ‘fundamentally revolutionize’ computing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday that chatbots will “fundamentally revolutionize how computing is experienced by everybody.” Nadella explained that for now, bots will augment apps, but in time, human language will be taught to all computers and become “the new interface.”<p>“So pretty much …

Snapdeal’s co-founder declares an end to the company’s latest “tryst” with the skeptics

Over the last few months, valuations in India’s e-commerce industry have been widely accused of reaching unjustified heights amid the massive losses generated in the sector. Snapdeal has been no stranger to the skepticism. The company is reportedly struggling to raise funds at its preferred …

Europe's AI gurus are going to lend their expertise to a new startup factory in Hong Kong

Zeroth, as the accelerator is known, will offer 10 startups $20,000 each (£15,000) in exchange for a 6% equity stake. Startups will also receive mentoring and office space.<p>The accelerator is being launched by Tak Lo, who was previously a director at accelerator TechStars London.<p>Speaking to Business …

We need to talk about AI and access to publicly funded data-sets

For more than a decade the company formerly known as Google, latterly rebranded Alphabet to illustrate the full breadth of its A to Z business ambitions, has engineered an annually increasing revenue generating empire which last year pulled in ~$75 billion. And it’s done this mostly by mining user …

11 Coolest Underwater Hotels in the World

From Dubai to Sweden, these hotels (and hotel bars, spas, and restaurants) take sleeping with the fishes to a whole new below-sea level. Prepared to be wowed by deep blue and bright turquoise waters—all visible while you stay dry and comfortable.<p>Maldives: LIME Spa at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi

5 innovative uses for your smartphone's camera

There are so many great uses for your smartphone’s camera other than taking selfies and family photos. Before you unplug any cables in and around your television, for example, snap a few pictures of all the audio and video gear’s connections. And the next time you rent a car, take a photo of it …

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Today in Apple history: Apple Logo teaches kids to code

Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple has been upping its focus on teaching kids to program — thanks to events such as its free “Hour of Code” classes at Apple Stores around the world.<p>But Apple’s been helping introduce young people to coding for far longer than that. In fact, years before Apple …

Why local, local, local matters for your online business

The digital world is global, but when it comes to buying, it's all local - even online.<p>Slideshow<p>Why local, local, local matters for your online …

Facebook for Business: How to Put the Platform to Work for Your Brand

These days using Facebook for business is a no-brainer. “Hashtag” and “emoji” may have been unprofessional-sounding buzzwords a few years ago, but no …

Apple May Introduce Next-Gen Natural Language API in its Amazon Echo Competitor

Last week we reported that Apple is said to be readying an Amazon Echo competitor that could be used in the home for features like listening to music, asking for information and getting news headlines.<p>The product is thought to include a camera with facial recognition capabilities and said to learn …

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VocalIQ acquisition hints at how Apple plans to win the intelligent assistant war

When the original developers of Siri jumped ship to develop a competing intelligent assistant called Viv, they dismissed Apple’s implementation of their intelligent assistant as just ‘a clever AI chatbot.’ We’ve since heard that Apple plans to offer a Siri SDK that will allow it to call on the …

Deploy AI Robots as Soldiers, with Jerry Kaplan on Memorial Day

<b>Jerry Kaplan:</b> Everybody’s concerned about killer robots. We should ban them. We shouldn’t do any research into them. It may be unethical to do so. …