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Serverless: Looking Back to See Forward

Last week, I attended an all-day CIO forum on cloud in Seattle, organized by one of Seattle’s top venture fund groups. Several notable speakers and …

Impossibly Adorable Sand Cat Kittens Caught on Film for the First Time

You might think you’ve seen all the cat videos on the internet, but here’s one you haven’t: the first known footage of sand cat kittens in the wild. …

Central Asia

How the Digital Economy Act will come between you and porn

As we approach the snap general election on June 8th, the UK government has had to get through as much important business as possible before Parliament shut down earlier today in preparation for the vote. Last week, MPs and Lords working on the Digital Economy Bill opted to forego much of the usual …

Big Data
Government

Uber reverses out of China with $7bn sale to Didi Chuxing

Uber China will merge with local rival to create $35bn ride-sharing giant<p>Uber’s seemingly unceasing expansion across the world has finally had the brakes applied as the ride-sharing company plans a deal to sell its Chinese operation to local rival Didi Chuxing, according to Bloomberg News.<p>The new …

China

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

Microsoft has jumped into the free, self-service data analysis space with Power BI.<p>Power BI offers basic data wrangling capabilities similar to …

Data Visualization

What's Ahead in the Week: Will Tesla Stock Recharge After Earnings?

With prices $10 higher now we are overdue for a fresh review.<p>Apr 2, 2018 10:32 AM EDT<p>Bullish inventory data has sent oil prices higher for the second …

Investing

Locking the bad guys out with asymmetric encryption | Ars Technica

It makes online shopping, banking, and secure communications possible.<p>Encryption, the transformation of data into a form that prevents anyone …

This JPMorgan memo shows the bank is 'aggressively' investing in blockchain tech and robotics

A note sent to employees by Daniel Pinto, head of JPMorgan's Corporate and Investment Bank, shows that the lender wants to ensure its $9 billion (£6 billion) investment in technology continues in 2016.<p>Blockchain, big data, and robotics are the focus for JPM. Working groups are also being pushed to …

Tech Industry

Going beyond data scientists: What is machine teaching?

Machines that can learn and adapt marks a massive step forward for computing, but who's teaching them? Computer systems only get smarter when they …

Machine Learning

My history with OneDrive and how Windows 10 changed it | On MSFT

Cloud storage applications are becoming a dime a dozen. The competitive market for file sharing, management and storage has evolved into a wild west …

Windows Phone

Trying on the new Dynamic Views from Blogger

As you may have noticed, the Engineering Tools blog looks a lot different today. That’s because we—along with a few other Google blogs—are trying out …

Like Speech Control? Nuance CEO Ricci Says You’re Going to Love What’s Coming Next.

If you’ve ever spoken to or been spoken to by a computer or a smartphone, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s technology from Nuance involved. …

Summer Vacation

Fanhattan Debuts Pint-Size Fan TV Set-Top Box to Simplify the Living Room

Your home theater system can get pretty cluttered even if you have a relatively minimal setup of a cable box, DVR and streaming media device. But …

Nuance: Virtual Assistants Will Work Across Platforms Within Two Years

Siri is good at predicting the weather on your iPhone. And Google Now can tell you a few interesting things.<p>But within two years, virtual assistants …

Automation
CEOs

Android and Chrome Head Sundar Pichai: The Full D11 Interview

Sundar Pichai leads both of Google’s operating systems — Android and Chrome — as well as many of the company’s apps.<p>Pichai said today at <b>D11</b> that he …

Nuance CEO Paul Ricci: The Full D11 Interview

A decade ago, voice recognition software was the stuff of science fiction, a Kubrickian vision of the way we might someday interact with computers. …

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai: Still More Work Needed in U.S. on Phone Business

While Sony has seen some success rebuilding its mobile phone business in other parts of the world, the U.S. remains a work in progress.<p>“We still have …

49ers’ York and Sony’s Hirai: Get Off the Couch and Into Our Connected Stadium

If you want 10 different angles on that last great touchdown pass, it’s probably better to watch the big game from your big screen at home.<p>But San …

Kaz Hirai: Sony PlayStation 4 Will Be First and Foremost a Game Player

Where Microsoft has positioned the Xbox One as much as an entertainment device as a game console, Sony plans to tout its PlayStation 4 as primarily a …

San Francisco

Sony’s Kazuo Hirai and the 49ers’ Jed York: The Full D11 Interview

San Francisco 49ers boss Jed York wants you to visit his new stadium, and he has enlisted Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai’s help to get you there. York and …

Musk: You’ll Be Able to Drive Your Tesla Cross-Country by Year’s End With Supercharger Expansion

Tesla is in the process of “dramatically accelerating” its network of supercharger car-charging stations through the end of the year, Elon Musk …