MIPS Returns to Silicon Valley, Eyes Burgeoning AI Market

The custom CPU manufacturer MIPS has returned to its roots in Silicon Valley, and it’s already plotting its comeback. Can the small CPU firm still find a place at the AI table?

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Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings


Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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Infrastructure as an Anchor


Oracle’s race to the cloud has offered multiple successes to its investors and some disappointment as well. No transition of this magnitude can be expected to run like clockwork, but the difference between revenues for Oracle’s SaaS apps for last quarter, $1.1 billion, and those for its IaaS apps, at $396 million, should at least get you thinking. There’s a good explanation, and it’s surprising that the company hasn’t done more to provide guidance to its financial analysts — but then again, the purpose of reporting your finances is just that.

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Few Gmail Users Enable Two-Factor Authentication

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Data from a Google engineer shows that just 10 percent of users have enabled two-factor authentication, with only slightly more deploying a password manager. Security advocates hate him.

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New Google Service Makes Machine Learning More Accessible


Google on Wednesday released its Cloud AutoML Vision service in Alpha. It is the first in a planned series of Cloud AutoML services designed to help people with limited machine learning expertise build their own custom models using advanced techniques such as learning2learn and transfer learning. Learning2learn is a process for automating machine learning, while transfer learning “takes a fully trained model for a set of categories and retrains it from the existing weights for new classes,” a Google Cloud spokesperson said.

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Hasselblad Soups Up Its 100MP H6D With 400MP Multi-Shot Version

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Multi-capture-based computational imaging isn’t just for smartphones. High-end camera maker Hasselblad’s new multi-shot version of its flagship H6D provides improved color and resolution using several images combined in-camera.

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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter warned about new type of extremism as lawmakers grill them

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were warned about an insidious new form of online extremism on Capitol Hill as they sought to push back on the notion that they aren’t doing enough to rid their platforms of terrorists and hate-filled content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/facebook-youtube-and-twitter-warned-about-new-type-extremism-as-lawmakers-grill-them.html

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Bitcoin, Blockchain, and ICOs: What You Need to Know

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While Bitcoin has grabbed most of the attention, permanent advances in computing due to the invention of blockchain technology are likely to come from other innovative solutions. We’ll take you through the differences.

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Pornhub usage spiked in Hawaii after false ballistic missile alert

Pornhub reported the traffic on its website during the ballistic missile alert in Hawaii dropped but shot back up after the alarm was found to be false.

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Drone saves Australian teen swimmers in world's 1st rescue mission with unmanned aircraft

A drone came to two Australian teenage boys’ rescue on Thursday when they were caught in dangerous waves — the world’s first rescue by the aircraft that was caught on camera.

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Apple supply workers describe noxious hazards, unsafe conditions at China factory

Workers at a Chinese company that produces iPhone casings for Apple stand for up to 10 hours per day in over-heated spaces, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper protection.

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Is Twitter doing enough to crack down on porn links?

Last year Twitter took steps to clamp down on tweets featuring non-consensual explicit sexual images and videos, but experts say that the platform still needs to tackle the issue of porn links.

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Apple's Tim Cook says next iOS update will allow users to disable battery throttling

The next update to iOS 11 will allow Apple users to disable the battery performance throttling on their device, a move that comes after the tech firm admitted in December that it intentionally slows down iPhones as they age to prevent issues with batteries.

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Salesfusion Launches Spiffy New Marketing Automation Tool


Salesfusion has launched version 12 of its marketing automation solution. The company rebuilt Salesfusion 12 from the ground up to provide an architecture robust enough to support “the easiest-to-use, most modern campaign creation tools available to marketers today,” said Greg Vilines, VP of product and engineering. It provides enterprise-grade power and features without the typical price tag, he added. Dated architecture was one of the challenges the company faced, said Cindy Zhou, principal analyst at Constellation Research.

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Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama


Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

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