LA Children's Hospital fighting disease with tiny robots, big data

From IVEY the assistive robot to an AI-enhanced intensive care unit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is betting big on technology.

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Will Record Fine Cramp Google's Style in Europe?


The European Commission has walloped Google unit with a record $2.7 billion for giving its own shopping comparison site preference above smaller competitors, and thus abusing its dominant position as a search engine. Google must end the conduct within 90 days or face penalties of 5 percent of its average daily global revenue, the EC said. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is in charge of regulating competition, said that Google’s actions were not limited to reasonable efforts to put out a better comparison shopping product than its rivals.

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Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads

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Google has revealed new benchmark results for its custom TensorFlow processing unit, or TPU. In inference workloads, the company’s ASIC positively smokes hardware from Intel, Nvidia.

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Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?


Apple has hired Tim Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, in an effort to revive its struggling Apple TV business, which has been losing market share to rival streaming content services. Twerdahl reportedly joined Apple this month as VP in charge of product marketing for Apple TV, and the company shifted the unit’s former head to a post responsible for negotiating content deals. Amazon hired Twerdahl in 2013 as general manager of the Amazon Fire unit. Twerdahl previously was a vice president for smartwatch developer WIMM Labs.

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Webpass Buy Lets Google Fiber Extend Its Tentacles


Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet unit of Alphabet, has agreed to buy Webpass, a San Francisco-based broadband service provider that operates in five major metropolitan areas of the U.S., Webpass announced Wednesday. The deal will allow the combined companies to accelerate the growth of high-speed Internet across the U.S., said Webpass President Charles Barr. Webpass will remain focused on expanding Web access to residential and commercial buildings, mainly through point-to-point wireless infrastructure, he said.

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HP abandons low-end Android tablets to focus on profitability with iPad-like prices

Article Image HP, the world’s third largest PC and tablet maker in unit volumes behind Lenovo and Apple, is exiting the low-end tablet market to focus on smaller volumes of higher-end products priced similar to iPad.

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Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

Article Image Across Apple’s fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple’s tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what’s happening. Here’s why.

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Samsung Mobile smartphone profits decline; unit sales to shrink for 2015

Article Image Samsung Electronics’ IT & Mobile unit reported shipment growth in phones but noted that its “profitability declined” due to the fire sale pricing incurred to boost sales of its disappointing Galaxy S6, along with a lower handset Average Selling Price “due to increased sales of mid- to low-end products.”

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone 6s, talks 3D Touch, music subscriptions, more

Article Image On this week’s AppleInsider podcast, Dan talks about his final review unit of the iPhone 6s, Mikey has three new iPhones, and we talk 3D Touch, El Capitan, whether or not to subscribe to Apple Music, and Aaron Sorkin’s tiff with Tim Cook.

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Microsoft confirms elimination of Nokia's Salo phone unit, up to 2,300 jobs

Microsoft on Friday announced the closure of Nokia’s former cellphone development unit in Salo, Finland, along with plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs in the country, part of a broader plan to refocus the company and make it more profitable.

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Rapper recorded album by posting up at NYC Apple Store every day for 4 months

A New York-based rapper has taken the phrase “demo unit” quite literally, saying that he parked himself at Apple’s SoHo store in Manhattan five days a week, for sixteen weeks, so he could use the store’s display computers to record a full-length album.

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Microsoft bows out of maps data as Apple doubles down, sells some Bing Maps assets to Uber

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft’s Bing Maps division –?giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google –?in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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Intel to mask billion-dollar mobile losses with new financial reporting structure

With its troubled mobile chip unit hemorrhaging cash — thanks in part to Apple’s domination of the smartphone and tablet markets — Intel this week announced that it would no longer report mobile earnings as a separate line item, instead choosing to lump them in with its money-minting PC business.



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Samsung shipped 2x as many phones as Apple, earned half as much

While Samsung itself does not report unit shipments, estimates from a closely positioned marketing company indicate that it shipped 89 million phones in the March quarter, nearly 20 million more than the year ago quarter, despite earning less money this year, and half as much as Apple.



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