Monthly Archives : February 2016

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Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search

Fifteen miles away from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard at work on developing what they hope will be its replacement….

No Comments / 26 View / February 29, 2016

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Barriers To Augmented Reality Are Holding Us Back From The Holodeck

There is more money and talent invested in virtual and augmented reality than ever before. Indeed, more than $3.5 billion has been invested into virtual and augmented reality startups in the past two years. The industry is growing fast; Goldman…

No Comments / 46 View / February 27, 2016

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Apple Changed Its Site’s Code So The Word “click” Doesn’t Look Like…

If you squint, you can see how the word “click” might look inappropriate. But Apple’s too prim and proper for that. So when it wanted the tagline for its new desktop operating system El Capitan to be “There’s more to…

No Comments / 34 View / February 26, 2016

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The Politics Of The Internet Of Things

The prospective scale of the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fill anyone looking from the outside with the technical equivalent of agoraphobia. However, from the inside, the view is very different. Looked at in detail, it is…

No Comments / 26 View / February 24, 2016

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Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns

California-based secure smartphone manufacturer Turing Robotics Industriesannounced that it will move manufacturing and its new global headquarter to the Finnish city of Salo. Turing’s decision is rooted in security concerns. “Finland’s Act on the Protection of Privacy in Electronic Communications…

No Comments / 23 View / February 23, 2016

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Zumper Acquires PadMapper And Relaunches It With An Updated Interface

Zumper, the Kleiner-backed apartment rental platform that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, has acquired PadMapper, the popular map-centric apartment rentals site that was once embroiled in a prolonged legal fight with Craigslist. The acquisition actually closed in January and the…

No Comments / 27 View / February 21, 2016

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Facebook Officially Launches Canvas Ads That Load Full-Screen Rich Media Pages In-App

Instant Articles, meet Instant Ads. Facebook wants to give advertisers an immersive way to reach people without making them leave the social network. So today it officially launched its ad Canvas for all advertisers. When users click a Facebook News Feed…

No Comments / 72 View / February 20, 2016

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Uber, Uber Alles? Not In Europe

Late last year Uber announced that it was pulling out of several major German markets, the latest in a series of challenges as it attempts to expand internationally. Is this just a minor misstep — or a harbinger of more…

No Comments / 9 View / February 18, 2016

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Hulu Comes To Windows 10

Hulu’s streaming service was already available on nearly all major platforms, including desktop, mobile, tablet, gaming consoles and other TV-connected devices. However, it was lacking support for one major computing platform: Windows 10. That changes today, as Microsoft and Hulu…

No Comments / 45 View / February 17, 2016

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Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.

Synology isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various DiskStation network-attached storage (NAS) devices, but now it’s…

No Comments / 499 View / February 15, 2016