What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

Apple is talking up the machine learning and AI capabilities of its next-gen smartphone, but what can the A11 Bionic actually do — and why are so many companies focusing on developing these types of solutions?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255780-apple-neural-engine-a11-bionic-soc?source=Computing

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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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Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance

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Cooler manufacturer Noctua was at Computex this week, talking up new cutting-edge fan designs meant to boost performance at midrange decibel levels.

The post Noctua Unveils Cooler Designs With Improved Midrange Performance appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250252-noctua-unveils-new-fan-designs-improved-midrange-performance?source=Computing

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"Human, the milk has spoiled." Soon Alexa will run your smart home, and your life

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home require you to start talking before they give you information. What would happen if Alexa could start talking first?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/human-milk-has-spoiled-soon-alexa-will-run-your-smart-home-and-your-life.html

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My Friend Cayla: Doll banned in Germany not 'espionage device,' company says

The German distributor of talking doll My Friend Cayla insists it is safe to use but takes hacking claims “very seriously”.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/20/my-friend-cayla-doll-banned-in-germany-not-espionage-device-company-says.html

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Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

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In 2009 Microsoft couldn’t stop talking about how great Windows 7 was, and now it’s dangerous to continue using. Funny how that happens.

The post Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242795-microsoft-warns-windows-7-dangerously-insecure-2017?source=Computing

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This week on AI: Apple vs. the FBI, Apple vs. Kanye West, Apple vs. the world

Article Image Seemingly everyone in the tech world was talking about Apple’s fight with the U.S. government over encryption and backdoor access to iOS. But the iPhone maker also found itself under fire from a variety of others as well, including hedge fund managers, and even rapper Kanye West. Catch up now on the busy week that was.

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5 Customer Relationship Objectives for the Growing Biz


The amount of effort spent on talking and thinking about the best ways to connect with customers truly is incredible. The amount of ink spilled — real and virtual — the number of conferences held, and the dollars spent on efforts and expertise are vast. The irony is that businesses often start out with a natural ability to behave in a customer-centric way. When a business is small enough, it can have significant knowledge of its customers. It’s when the business scales that this knowledge starts to become unmanageable.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82839.html?rss=1

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Rumor: Microsoft interested in acquiring BlackBerry

Microsoft is rumored to be talking with investment firms about the prospect of buying out Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, likely motivated by a desire to deepen its foray into the mobile enterprise and gain access to BlackBerry’s patent trove.



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Business analyst, Verizon insist you don’t want unlimited data

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Verizon has trotted out a talking head (as an independent opinion, natch) to claim that no, people don’t really want unlimited data. Otherwise, Verizon might have to upgrade its network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203287-business-analyst-verizon-insist-you-dont-want-unlimited-data

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Facebook Aims to Turn Social Media Into 'the' Media


Facebook reportedly has been talking with multiple news organizations about hosting their content on its network, rather than linking to their websites. No deal has been finalized, but The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic are among its first likely partners. Although they’re still strong media brands, they may be interested in negotiating with Facebook now because they understand change is inevitable, and they would rather be on the vanguard than bringing up the rear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81862.html?rss=1

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AMD-backed FreeSync monitors finally shipping

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For the past few years, both AMD and Nvidia have been talking up their respective solutions for improving gaming display quality; finally, AMD FreeSync-compatible monitors are shipping.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/201568-amd-backed-freesync-monitors-finally-shipping

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Going my way? Hitchhiking robot travels from Canada's east to west coast

Going my way? A talking robot that’s been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada’s east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/15/going-my-way-hitchhiking-robot-travels-from-canada-east-to-west-coast/

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