United Nations summit seeks to save humanity with artificial intelligence

The AI for Good Global Summit brings together scientists, ethicists, industry leaders, and policymakers for three days in Geneva to discuss how this emerging technology can be used to benefit humanity.

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E-Commerce Gets the Einstein Treatment


E-commerce brings together several themes that relate to our current fascination with artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, mobile technology and the like. It’s actually more than that, because it represents an underserved part of CRM. Until fairly recently, there were few tools that retailers could use to reach online customers for marketing and sales. There were development tools for building websites, but that’s not the same. The standing conception of e-commerce is that it’s technology we access to make online purchases.

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Adblock Plus Now Means Ad Blocking Plus Ads


Adblock Plus, together with partner ComboTag, on Tuesday launched the beta version of the Acceptable Ads Platform. AA is an interactive platform that pre-whitelists ads publishers and bloggers then can place on their sites. It will only contain only ads that abide by AA’s criteria for size and labeling, and their placement will be governed by the AA rules. “This is just a technical extension and improvement to Acceptable Ads,” said Adblock Plus spokesperson Ben Williams.

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Augmented-reality headsets could help helicopter rescue pilots fly in dense fog

“Databases containing obstacles and terrain data are used together with real-time data from sensors in order to substitute the lost visual cues in a degraded visual environment” project lead Franz Viertler told Digital Trends.

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Apple, Google & others to face European Parliament hearing on tax deals

Article Image Apple, Google, IKEA, and McDonald’s will together face a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday, called amid European Commission investigations into whether such multinationals were given preferential tax deals by some nations.

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Milipol security show kicks off in Paris, despite terrorist attacks

The Milipol exhibition, which brings together homeland security officials and top security tech from around the world, kicked off in Paris on Tuesday, just four days after the horrific terror attacks that rocked the French capital.

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Ingress Maker Niantic Scores $20 Million for AR Gaming


Niantic on Thursday announced that it was the beneficiary of a big bet pooled together by benefactors Google, Nintendo and The Pokémon Co. Niantic, which develops augmented reality games, will receive $20 million in the Series A funding round and could receive another $10 million if it realizes certain undisclosed goals. The company was founded by Google Earth cocreator John Hanke, incubated inside Google, then sheared off into the new Alphabet holding company.

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Rumor: Apple might rent out new San Francisco space for iPhone event

Piecing together clues about a “mysterious” week-long trade show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, a report on Monday suggests Apple might have rented out the massive space for its annual iPhone event.

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Apple's 'Other' segment swings positive for first time, suggests strong Apple Watch performance

Since lumping devices like iPod, Apple TV and Beats hardware together under an umbrella accounting category named “Other products” in January, Apple has only seen the segment bleed out. That ended Tuesday when the company announced “Other” jumped 56 percent sequentially during the third fiscal quarter of 2015, attributed at least in part to Apple Watch sales.

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Rumors Tell the Apple Watch Story


Apple hasn’t been saying much, as usual — but insiders and analysts are fitting together pieces of the Apple Watch puzzle through sales estimates, revelations about the vast gulf separating production costs from final prices, and expected features of the next version.
During Apple’s second-quarter earnings report, CEO Tim Cook said the company was off to an “exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.” However, Cook and company have not shared any sales figures for the device, which launched in April.

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Sprint, Verizon will pay $158 million to settle complaints about bill cramming

U.S. carriers Sprint and Verizon will together spend $158 million to settle government complaints that they let third-party firms bill subscribers millions in unauthorized charges, a practice known as “cramming,” the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday.



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Ransomware Perps Put the Squeeze on Police


Five police departments in Maine, whose networks are linked together so they can share files, recently deposited bitcoins worth 300 euros into a Swiss bank account as ransom for their records. The departments’ management system was locked down by Megacode ransomware, which scrambled their data and rendered it unusable. The police decided to pay up after their experts failed to crack the ransomware code, said Sheriff Todd Bracket of Lincoln County.

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Jony Ive & Angela Ahrendts collaborating on an Apple Store redesign to better showcase Apple Watch

Apple design chief Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts are working together on a redesign of Apple’s retail stores –?a different approach that will make them better suited for selling the fashionable Apple Watch, according to a new report.



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First Look: Dish's Sling TV web-based television service

Even as Apple is reportedly struggling to put together its own long-rumored web television initiative, satellite provider Dish Network has begun to roll out its competing Sling TV over-the-top offering to a select group of early adopters. AppleInsider was given access to the invite-only beta and brings some first impressions of the impressive service.



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Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion – report [update: BlackBerry denies]

Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion.



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Organize your holiday iPhone pictures into a photo book with these apps

As families come together during the holidays, many will be taking photos with their iPhone, iPad and other devices. Use these apps to make lasting photo books everyone can enjoy.



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Bezos to Set The Washington Post on Fire


Jeff Bezos is planning to bring together two separate but equally important projects under his control: the Amazon Kindle Fire and The Washington Post. The Amazon CEO bought the paper slightly more than a year ago as a personal investment. Now the twain shall meet in Project Rainbow, a pilot project that has been under way at the Post for the past few months, according to reports. The project is a new application that will offer a curated selection of news and photographs from The Washington Post in a tablet-friendly format.

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New invisibility cloak device can hide almost anything

A team at the University of Rochester have but together an invisibility system that they say is the first of its kind — simple to build, inexpensive and capable of working at almost any size. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/29/new-invisibility-cloak-device-can-hide-almost-anything/

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