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Here’s what Google’s AI software can do, and how you can help improve it

Tinker away!<p>The future of Google lies in its artificial intelligence technologies, CEO Sundar Pichai has said multiple times.<p>That means Google’s products increasingly rely on machine learning — programming that allows computers to “learn” on their own.<p>You’ll notice AI at work in Google Assistant to …

US government 'hacked global bank system'

Dave Lee<p><b>A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth more than $2m (£1.6m) if sold on the black market, have been leaked online by a hacking group.</b><p>The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency.<p>Accompanying documents appear to indicate it was able to monitor …

Google helped build an app that designs you a personalized dress based on your lifestyle

Called Coded Couture, the app was built by Ivyrevel — an online fashion house backed by H&M — in partnership with Google. Coded Couture's first product is the Data Dress, a personalized dress that's created by tracking the user's lifestyle for a week.<p>One of Ivyrevel's founders, Kenza Zouiten, …

Black Tie

Los Cristianos Wine Festival 2017 met Canarische wijnen

Wijnproeverij aan de wandelboulevard van Los Cristianos<p>Het <i>“Los Cristianos Wine Festival 2017”</i> is niet te missen. Bij zonsondergang unieke Canarische …

Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant can now order millions of items

Alexa's latest trick: ordering new products off Amazon.<p>The online retailer said Friday that Alexa, the digital voice assistant residing inside the company's Echo smart speaker and Fire TV, can now be used to order tens of millions of items -- from sunscreen to batteries to chocolate -- by simply …

Facebook Messenger has more than 11,000 bots

Facebook just moved one step closer toward making its bot ambitions a reality.<p>Just months after introducing the first bots for Facebook Messenger at …

Chatbots

Elon Musk's $1 billion nonprofit wants to build a robot to do housework

OpenAI — the artificial-intelligence research nonprofit cochaired by Tesla Motors CEO Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman— wants to build a robot for your home.<p>Building a robot, OpenAI's leadership explains in a blog entry on Monday, is a good way to test and refine a machine's ability to …

Facebook’s Canvas format isn’t just for ads anymore

Facebook users can expect to start seeing more of the company’s Canvas format.<p>For those of you who haven’t been following all of Facebook’s different ad formats, a Canvas is basically a mobile ad that opens into an interactive, full-screen page. (Like Instant Articles, it’s supposed to circumvent …

Tripstir helps you find friends while you’re traveling

Tripstir is a new app that helps you share travel plans and tips with your friends.<p>Think of it as a way to avoid those exasperating moments when you come back from a trip and you realize that one of your friends was in the same place at the same time — but you’re only finding out when it’s too late.<p>…

This exclusive report reveals the ABCs of the IoT

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

If iOS 10 dark mode looks this gorgeous, we can’t wait

Apple’s first iOS 10 beta has revealed that the company is secretly working on a new dark mode interface. It’s still in the early stages and not ready for primetime yet, but these gorgeous images imagine what it might look like when it’s ready.<p>It makes sense for Apple to give iOS users a dark mode. …

Xiaomi unveils Mi Band 2 fitness tracker for $23

Xiaomi will soon launch another super cheap activity tracker.<p>Due to reach Chinese consumers on June 7, the new $23 Mi Band 2 fitness tracker comes with an OLED display, which Xiaomi touts as resistant to scratches and fingerprints and bright enough to be seen under direct sunlight.<p>The display shows …

Stop Facebook's targeted ads from stalking you around the Internet

Facebook is now using your Facebook ad preferences -- your information, interests and browsing history -- to show you targeted ads both on and off of Facebook.<p>And for those of you patting yourself on the back for staying off Facebook, not so fast -- Facebook is also tracking you (through your …

Ögon Designs creates the first MiniSafe Wallet to protect you and your money

Functional fashion used to mean something as simple as dresses with pockets. Nowadays, functional fashion is more about wearable, technology infused, …

Color-Changing Threads Might One Day Turn Your T-Shirt Into a Screen

Look around and count the number of screens surrounding you. You’ll probably run out of fingers before you’re done, but why stop there? Researchers …

Top 5 Fashion E-commerce Websites That Change The Way You Shop

The times have changed – fashion brands are appearing in the market so quickly, that sometimes it is pretty easy to miss something. Browsing each one of those websites are time consuming – choose same size, same style, same pattern, etc… That is why e-commerce aggregators are becoming so popular. …

eCommerce

Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable HomeKit app for iPhone

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app …

Apps

Lian Li's motorized standing desk doubles as a beefy gaming PC

A standing desk is a great way to avoid sitting on your rear all day -- but many standing desks don't have a great place to put your PC. Taiwanese case manufacturer Lian Li has an intriguing answer: a motorized standing desk that brilliantly doubles as a unique case for all your PC components.<p>The …

Facebook is poised to take the chatbot world by storm

In the race between Microsoft and Facebook, Facebook has a big head start.<p>Even though chatbots have been around for quite some time -- remember the SmarterChild bot on AIM? -- they've only recently become the darlings of the tech world. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft announced its Conversations as a …

BIG-i robot looks like a trash can but is a lot more helpful

There’s a new robot butler making its way to the world and it understands voice commands, recognizes faces and interacts with your smart devices. It …

Batteries

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos for the second time

With the same limitations as last year's breakthrough work<p>Scientists in China have reported genetically modifying human embryos in what is only the second published experiment of its kind. Last year, a different team of Chinese researchers edited human embryos in an attempt to remove genes …

The LG G5 Is the Most Revolutionary Smartphone in Years

<b>LG</b>'s latest flagship smartphone, the G5, went on sale last week. At first glance, it appears to be a traditional, high-end Android flagship. But it's packing a feature its competitors can't offer. Indeed, the G5 may legitimately be the most revolutionary new smartphone in years.<p>It's a bit of a …

Tesla Model 3 preorder frenzy should have Chevy Bolt green with envy

More than 325,000 potential buyers have put down $1,000 apiece for a Tesla Model 3 electric car that they won’t get for two years, if not considerably longer than that.<p>Which must frustrate the electrification team at General Motors deeply.<p>The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV with more than 200 miles of range …

Tesla Model 3

Here's What Leonardo DiCaprio Has to Say About That J.Lo Text

You mean, club wise?<p>Leonardo DiCaprio became the world's best texter Wednesday when Jennifer Lopez read his incredible response to a prank message James Corden sent him from her phone during their carpool karaoke ride. "See, here's the funny part," Lopez told Corden then. "He actually thinks I'm …

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

Never pay for an overweight suitcase again

An overweight suitcase can run you $100 in fees, but what if you could weigh your suitcase by simply lifting it off the ground?<p>That's just one of many utilities that's built into a new smart luggage brand called Raden, which launches Tuesday.<p>Raden charges your phone, gives you details about TSA …

Google Photos adds the one editing feature you really wanted

Google Photos just introduced a clever new feature that will let you edit photos without the risk of irreversibly altering the original.<p>While previously users had to rely on duplicates to avoid making permanent changes to pictures, Google Photos now offers a nifty ‘Undo Edits’ button that …

Google Photos

Teenagers have built a summary app makes studying easier

Three teenagers have built a nifty summary tool that could potentially help high-school students study more efficiently and save hours of reading.<p>Available for iOS, Summize is an intelligent summary generator that will automatically recap the contents of any textbook page (or news article) you take …

Apple May Launch 5.8-Inch OLED iPhone With Curved Glass Casing and Screen in 2017

Apple is planning a major overhaul of the iPhone for 2017, including the adoption of an all-new curved glass casing paired with a curved 5.8-inch AMOLED display, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Seeking to move away from the metal casing designs that are no longer unique, Apple …

IPhone 7

iPhone SE review: Turns out, good things do come in small packages

Modern smartphones are all about screen size. For the last five years, we've seen our phones get bigger and bigger. Sometimes, even too big.<p>Still, …

Mobile Technology