Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Google using StreetView cars to map air pollution

More than just mapping our streets, the Google StreetView car can now map a city’s air pollution levels as well. For the last year,...
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Walmart tests using associates to make deliveries

Earlier this year Walmart ended their ShippingPass program in favor of offering free 2nd day shipping on around 2 million products. In their next step to...
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Zuckerberg wants Facebook to introduce us to people we should know

Facebook wants to help you find more friends. In particular, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wants the social media platform to start suggesting new...
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Lyrebird develops software that can mimic anyones voice

Google Deepmind announced Wavenet last year which introduced new techniques in advancing text to speech software. Using 44 hours of audio they were able to...
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FCC begins chipping away at net neutrality rules

As soon as he took over as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai never made secret his ambitions to tear down current...
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Study shows the Apple Watch can detect if you are at risk for a...

A new study shows the Apple Watch can listen to your heartbeat with enough accuracy to tell if you have heart disease. Heart health...

Google is making it easier to find events going on around town

For all those times when your friends want to go out but no one has good ideas on what to do, Google wants to...
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Elon Musk gives more details on the Boring Company – leaves us with more...

Many a commuter has lamented the soul-crushing time sink that is their daily drive to and from work. It’s even got Silicon Valley executives...
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Echo Look by Amazon uses Machine Learning to give fashion advice

On Wednesday, Amazon announced the latest product of the Echo line. The latest skill for Alexa will have her become your personal fashion consultant....
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Steve Ballmer launches USAFacts so we can all get the facts on government spending

If you ever wondered where all your tax dollars were going, Steve Ballmer is here to help shed some light on the answer. This...

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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon aims to disrupt the clothing retail industry next

Books and household accessories are easy enough to order online through Amazon but buying the right outfit is a bit trickier. Many of us...
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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....

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