These dolls with artificial intelligence can read your child's emotions

Talking dolls are so yesterday.Researchers are working on a new doll that can recognize eight emotions – like surprise and happiness – thanks to a chip and battery that give it artificial intelligence qualities, according to New Scientist.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/22/these-dolls-with-artificial-intelligence-can-read-your-childs-emotions.html

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

The post Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250484-apple-will-support-vr-new-metal-2-api-adds-external-gpu-support-high-sierra-macos?source=Computing

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3D-printed ovaries enable infertile mice to give birth

A researcher team working to perfect 3D–printed ovaries for infertile women have successfully tested their creation in mice. The mice, whose real ovaries were surgically replaced with the 3D–printed variety, successfully conceived and gave birth to healthy pups. The lab–created ovaries even triggered lactation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/3d-printed-ovaries-enable-infertile-mice-to-give-birth.html

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Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture

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Nvidia has been working to make its GPUs increasingly friendly to AI applications, but its new Volta architecture takes that to a much higher level with a newly designed Tensor Core.

The post Nvidia Goes All in for AI With New Volta Architecture appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/249106-nvidia-goes-ai-new-volta-architecture?source=Computing

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Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/28/apple-may-be-working-on-amazon-alexa-rival.html

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Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads


Google reportedly has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions. It also has been considering a collaboration with Microsoft, Facebook and other firms to develop a set of standards that would determine which types of advertising to block from websites. That effort presumably would aim at enhancing the consumer experience in a way that would not jeopardize ads from legitimate firms. Internet companies have struggled to find ways to eradicate abusive advertising in recent years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84477.html?rss=1

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Researchers fly camera drones over erupting volcanoes with spectacular results

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/researchers-fly-camera-drones-over-erupting-volcanoes-with-spectacular-results.html

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Apple may be making AR glasses: Here's the latest clue

There’s a big new clue that Apple may be working on its own augmented reality glasses, and it’s come from the most unlikely of places: a workplace incident report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/apple-may-be-making-ar-glasses-heres-latest-clue.html

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Next-generation DDR5 memory will double bandwidth compared with DDR4

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JEDEC is working on the new DDR5 memory standard (no relation to GDDR5) and expects it to double the bandwidth of DDR4.

The post Next-generation DDR5 memory will double bandwidth compared with DDR4 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247004-next-generation-ddr5-memory-will-double-bandwidth-compared-ddr4?source=Computing

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Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but x86 swap still unlikely

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Apple may be working on a new low-power chip to offload standby mode to an ARM core instead of an Intel one. Is this a sign that the company is prepping a wholesale shift away from x86? We discuss the likelihood and the difficulty of such a move.

The post Apple may integrate new custom ARM cores into future Macs, but x86 swap still unlikely appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243827-apple-may-integrate-new-custom-arm-cores-future-macs-x86-swap-still-unlikely?source=Computing

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China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017

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China is working on a prototype exascale (1,000-petaflop) system that it aims to complete by the end of this year, according to state media.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243025-china-already-dominant-supercomputers-shoots-exascale-prototype-2017?source=Computing

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Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware

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Microsoft has been working on quantum computing for years, but the company is coming out of stealth mode now and taking a more active role in quantum computer development. It wants to build a theoretical type of machine known as a topological quantum computer, despite the difficulty of doing so.

The post Microsoft is developing its own quantum computer hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/239952-microsoft-working-quantum-computer?source=Computing

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Harvard has built a cigarette-smoking robot, and it's here to help

Researchers working to discover more about how smoke impacts people’s health have developed an artificial human lung airway-on-a-chip and smoking robot to carry out more accurate tests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/01/harvard-has-built-cigarette-smoking-robot-and-its-here-to-help.html

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Microsoft Research proposes a method for full control over data stored in the cloud

Microsoft Research is currently working on a project to enable secure data exchange in the cloud, which uses multiparty computation to generate results without exposing the actual data held by all parties involved. The team will release tools soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/10/microsoft-research-proposes-method-for-full-control-over-data-stored-in-cloud.html

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This cute robot wears a tie and can learn human behavior

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Engineering are working on a prototype they call Jackrabbot, a “social robot” that seems like a cousin of R2-DT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/01/this-cute-robot-wears-tie-and-can-learn-human-behavior.html

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Report claims smaller Xbox One coming soon, more powerful model, possible Oculus Rift support arrive in 2017

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Microsoft is reportedly working on a more powerful Xbox One for 2017, while a slimmed down model will launch this year. If true, this would hand the PS4 Neo dominance of this year’s Christmas holiday at a time when the Xbox One is already lagging its rival.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229143-report-claims-smaller-xbox-one-coming-soon-more-powerful-model-possible-oculus-rift-support-arrive-in-2017

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