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Why We Can't Let Google Monopolize AI
WIRED contributor Robert Wright on why the government needs to stop Google from monopolizing AI.
8 hours ago
Wired
Why We Can't Let Google Monopolize AI
Google needs to give the AirPods better competition
In the race for in-ear AI, Apple has the clear advantage despite the fact that their intelligent assistant is one of the dumbest of the bunch. Yesterday, reports emerged that Apple was working on a pair of follow-ups to its Airpods headphones that could bring them always-on Siri functionality as well ...
2 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google needs to give the AirPods better competition
Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview
After playing around in the experimental phase, Google is bringing its ARCore augmented reality platform to its 1.0 release with availability on over 100 million Android devices. If you have a new Pixel phone, you may have been able to play with Google’s AR Stickers that brought Star Wars and Stranger ...
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview
Google adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China
Google has adopted a novel way to circumvent China’s internet censorship system, which continues to block its services, after it partnered directly with three OEMs to bring its augmented reality service to the country. ARCore, the company’s augmented reality SDK for Android, launched in full ...
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China
Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders
Alongside news of Google Assistant’s forthcoming multilingual support and the addition of more languages this year, Google also announced this morning its smart assistant would soon be gaining two new features: Routines and location-based reminders. Google has been promising Routines were in the ...
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders
Google Assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end, become multilingual
Google Assistant, the search giant’s answer to Alexa that lives on Android smartphones, tablets, and Google Home speakers, will expand to more languages over the course of the year, to cover 95 percent of all eligible Android smartphones, Google announced this morning. It will also soon become ...
6 hours ago
Techcrunch
Google Assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end, become multilingual
Google Assistant is getting deeper links to your smartphone
Phone makers and wireless carriers will soon have an easier time tapping into Google’s AI powers. Google says it’s releasing new tools for integrating Google Assistant with smartphones, so that device makers can add their own voice-controlled features, ensure that hands-free voice commands ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
Google Assistant is getting deeper links to your smartphone
Google Assistant will get support for Routines 'in the coming weeks'
Today's Google Assistant is much, much more capable than the version that first debuted on the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Don't expect that progress to slow anytime soon, either: Google laid out some new plans to improve the Assistant just in time...
6 hours ago
Engadget
Google Assistant will get support for Routines 'in the coming weeks'
Google Assistant will soon recognize the language you're speaking
In advance of the Mobile World Congress, Google has announced some exciting new language features for Assistant. Later this year, Google Assistant will have multilingual features. This means that people who speak different languages over the course o...
6 hours ago
Engadget
Google Assistant will soon recognize the language you're speaking
ProBeat: Google's RCS business messaging push is too much, too early
OPINION: Google yesterday announced that the rich communication services (RCS) messaging experience on Android is now open to businesses. Nobody is using RCS yet, but businesses are already being encouraged to get on board. This is a big mistake. First, some background. The default SMS app on Android ...
2 hours ago
Venturebeat
ProBeat: Google's RCS business messaging push is too much, too early
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Google Assistant to add over 30 languages and multilingual support by the end of 2018
Google Assistant will soon be able to complete multiple tasks with a single command, speak more than 30 languages, and allow people to use more than one language with their AI assistant. The news comes days before Mobile World Congress, which begins Monday in Barcelona, Spain. ?The Assistant is already ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
Google Assistant to add over 30 languages and multilingual support by the end of 2018
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US Border Patrol Hasn't Validated E-Passport Data For Years
For over a decade, US Customs and Border Protection has been unable to verify the cryptographic signatures on e-Passports, because they never installed the right software.
21 hours ago
Wired
US Border Patrol Hasn't Validated E-Passport Data For Years
Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive
Opera Max was a great way to keep track of what apps were siphoning data in the background and keeping (some of) your privacy intact. Then Opera announced it was shuttering the app. There's a sliver of silver lining to that though: Samsung has steppe...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive
Samsung rescues data-saving privacy app Opera Max and relaunches it as Samsung Max
Samsung has rescued Opera Software’s Opera Max data-saving, privacy-protecting Android app from oblivion and relaunched it today as Samsung Max. Norwegian tech company Opera, which first became known for its desktop browser when it launched in 1995, has offered mobile browser apps across various ...
11 hours ago
Venturebeat
Samsung rescues data-saving privacy app Opera Max and relaunches it as Samsung Max
Border agents have no idea if data held on e-passports is authentic
Data is read off e-passports, but CBP lacks software to verify digital signatures.
10 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Border agents have no idea if data held on e-passports is authentic
Car companies are preparing to sell driver data to the highest bidder
Connected cars are going to monetize data, but most drivers don't know that.
2 days ago
Ars Technica
Car companies are preparing to sell driver data to the highest bidder
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Gothamist, LAist, and DCist Will Return, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio
Months after billionaire Joe Ricketts closed Gothamist and its affiliates, a group of non-profit radio stations is getting the band back together.
5 hours ago
Wired
Gothamist, LAist, and DCist Will Return, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio
Public media will resurrect Gothamist, LAist and DCist
Local news sites Gothamist, LAist and DCist are coming back from the dead. Their assets (including story archives) have been acquired by three public radio companies — WNYC in New York, KPCC in Southern California and WAMU in Washington, D.C. According to the acquisition announcement, the deal ...
3 hours ago
Techcrunch
Public media will resurrect Gothamist, LAist and DCist
Public radio stations are saving Gothamist sites
Last year, billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down Gothamist and DNAInfo a week after newsroom employees unionized. Though there was immediate public outcry over the decision, the sites' future has remained bleak and uncertain, but, as Wired reports, they...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Public radio stations are saving Gothamist sites
Android's official augmented reality toolkit is available to the public
Google's take on a mobile augmented reality framework is no longer limited to a modestly-sized preview. It just released ARCore 1.0, letting anyone publish Android apps that take advantage of the toolkit to meld virtual objects with the real world. T...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Android's official augmented reality toolkit is available to the public
Intel withheld chip flaw info from U.S. government until after public leak
(Reuters) — Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. Current ...
15 hours ago
Venturebeat
Intel withheld chip flaw info from U.S. government until after public leak
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Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool
Opera Max lives on after Samsung acquired the mobile browser to save it from oblivion. The browser was one of the first data-friendly mobile browsers, and it later added privacy-focused settings, including safeguards against insecure Wi-Fi connections and a VPN. The popular app clocked up more than 500,000 ...
9 hours ago
Techcrunch
Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool
Samsung Galaxy S9: What to expect from Unpacked 2018
Samsung is primed to unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S9. Fortunately for anyone desperate to hear what's coming on February 25th, there's been no shortage of leaks and renders before the big day. It's not good news for the secret-keepers at Sa...
6 hours ago
Engadget
Samsung Galaxy S9: What to expect from Unpacked 2018
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Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon Go's success with its own AR mobile game?
You’ll soon be able to trap Ghostbusters ghosts in augmented reality à la Pokémon Go. A short demo of the game Ghostbusters World was showcased at Google’s MWC booth, highlighting functionality made possible by the public release of Google’s ARCore augmented reality platform. Details ...
23 minutes ago
Techcrunch
Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon Go's success with its own AR mobile game?
'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year
Using AR to promote movies isn't entirely new. We've already seen official movie tie-in augmented reality apps for Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Jon Hamm vehicle, Marjorie. Now, though, Sony Pictures is taking things a bit farther with Ghostbusters...
2 hours ago
Engadget
'Ghostbusters World' AR game is coming to Android and iOS this year
How Kayak stays ahead of the game with AI (VB Live)
VB LIVE: Practical use cases for AI are delivering concrete, powerful business results, from reducing customer service costs to reliably helping deliver what a customer wants, when they want it and where. It’s time to get AI-savvy to keep your competitive edge. Join Kayak’s chief scientist ...
9 hours ago
Venturebeat
How Kayak stays ahead of the game with AI (VB Live)
DICE Awards Game of the Year – Nintendo cleans up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo scored big at the DICE Awards, one of gaming’s biggest nights for honoring the best games of the year. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. The DICE Awards are selected by industry peers who are members of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, ...
16 hours ago
Venturebeat
DICE Awards Game of the Year – Nintendo cleans up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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