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Google opens a new AI research centre in India
2019-09-19

At its annual Google for India event in the capital of New Delhi today, the search giant announced it’s opening an AI research center in Bangalore, led by scientist Dr. Manish Gupta. The center called Google Research India will focus on tools that can be used by government and private entities. Developing…Or just...

The Best Video Projectors in 2019
2019-09-19

Do you do a lot of presentations in board rooms or in front of groups? Using a projector makes any presentation easier. Check out our top projects for designers

Three-quarters of plastic products are toxic
2019-09-18

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’re probably already aware that plastic is a scourge on the planet. It clogs up our landfills for hundreds of years and ends up in the ocean, where sea animals mistake it for food. But if you needed another...

This app will let you deepfake your own voice for podcasting purposes
2019-09-18

Descript’s “Overdub” can synthesize new words or phrases based on the sound of a user’s voice. The company says it’s practically impossible to abuse. Now that the genie’s out of the bottle on deepfakes–the AI technique that generates fake video or audio of a...

Facebook unveils Portal TV, which lets friends watch TV together
2019-09-18

The small camera and microphone device sits on your TV and mixes Messenger or WhatsApp video calling with video streaming services. Facebook’s new Portal TV is a squat black camera device that perches on top of your TV and lets you do video calls on the big screen in the living room. It also lets you watch TV...

Work at 1 of these 5 companies if you want to earn top dollar
2019-09-18

Spoiler alert: They’re almost all in tech. Salary is still the most important factor for deciding where to work. In a jobseeker’s market with low unemployment, candidates can often (in theory at least) pick and choose from among employers willing to pay top dollar for skilled workers. According to...

One of America’s top designers quit at the height of his career. Now he’s back
2019-09-18

Beloved by Anna Wintour and Michelle Obama, Thakoon Panichgul was designing 200 looks per year before he closed his label. Today, he says, “my job as a designer has fundamentally changed.” For more than a decade, Thakoon Panichgul has been one of America’s best-known designers, lighting up runways...

The real reason there are so many female voice assistants: biased data
2019-09-18

Synthesized voices skewing female has a long history, and became a self-fulfilling prophecy. But new technology is helping Google overcome old biases. Voice assistants have historically been female. From Siri and Alexa to Cortana and the Google Assistant, most computerized versions of administrative assistants...

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now speaks Hindi
2019-09-18

Amazon officially today announced suppor for Hindi in its Alexa virtual assistant, allowing users to issue voice commands in the fourth most spoken language in the world. The development comes more than a year after Google introduced Hindi support in Google Assistant. Signs of Alexa‘s Hindi integration emerged in...

Stephen Schwarzman, Trump’s China whisperer, reveals the extent of his role
2019-09-17

In a wide-ranging interview, the Blackstone founder and CEO offers his advice to young entrepreneurs and discusses his view of tense U.S.-China trade talks. Stephen A. Schwarzman is the ultimate master of the universe. From running Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm with almost $500 billion in...

Facebook identifies secret campaign to influence voters in Iraq and Ukraine
2019-09-17

Earlier today, Facebook announced it had terminated multiple accounts, pages, and groups belonging to two campaigns targeting voters in Iraq and Ukraine. The move is part of the social giant’s crackdown on “inauthentic behavior.” In Iraq, Facebook removed 76 accounts, seven Instagram accounts, 120 pages, and a...

Give NBCUniversal some credit for not entering the streaming wars with another lazy name
2019-09-17

Saying it out loud may take some getting used to, but “Peacock” isn’t the worst name in the world. NBCUniversal just came up with one of the least lazy names for a streaming service we’ve heard in a while. Instead of NBC+, NBC Max, and the like, its forthcoming service will be called...

Facebook is teaching computers the fine art of conversation
2019-09-17

Bots still can’t converse like humans. But Facebook’s AI researchers are making major inroads—with implications for the company’s messaging apps and beyond. This article is part of Fast Company’s editorial series The New Rules of AI. More than 60 years into the era of artificial...

Google’s quantum bet on the future of AI—and what it means for humanity
2019-09-17

Google has more computing power, data, and talent to pursue artificial intelligence than any other company on Earth—and it’s not slowing down. That’s why humans can’t, either. The human brain is a funny thing. Certain memories can stick with us forever: the birth of a child, a car crash, an...

Philadelphia Cream Cheese wants you to share this bagel hole puncher on Instagram
2019-09-17

A limited-edition Bagel That device lets hungry consumers punch a hole in any food them want. Philadelphia Cream Cheese is giving you a “hole” new way to look at food.Read Full Story

The OnePlus 7T arrives on September 26
2019-09-17

Google may be prepping to launch the Pixel 4 in October, but OnePlus is beating it to the punch. The maker of reasonably-priced phones today announced it will officially reveal the OnePlus 7T series on September 26. It appears that in North America, the launch will only be live-streamed rather than booking a...

Google will reveal the Pixel 4 on October 15
2019-09-16

It’s that time of year. Smartphone companies are preparing their fall launches, and next on the list is Google. The company today sent out invites for its next Made by Google event, taking place in New York City on October 15. In other words, get ready for the Pixel 4. As a recap, we’re expecting several major...

Kraken bug apparently let users buy Bitcoin for $8,000 and instantly sell it for $12,000
2019-09-16

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken – one of the world’s oldest – has disclosed a bug that apparently allowed certain customers to purchase Bitcoin at $8,000 and sell it for $12,000. Taking to Twitter, the exchange said “a test of an unreleased advanced order type encountered a bug, which resulted in the order’s...

LastPass fixes flaw that leaked your previously used credentials
2019-09-16

Popular password manager LastPass has fixed a serious flaw in its latest update that potentially allowed a malicious website to access the last used credentials entered by the browser extension. The clickjacking bug was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy on August 30, part of the white-hat hack...

Why the future of McDonald’s marketing looks a lot like Nike’s
2019-09-16

By tapping Wieden+Kennedy for U.S. creative advertising, the fast-food giant is hoping to make a mark. Quick, what do Ronald McDonald and Colin Kaepernick have in common?Read Full Story

Learn the steps to create your own Shopify e-commerce business for under $40
2019-09-16

Nowadays, if you want to start a business, all you need is a great idea, a reliable supply chain, a website and some organization, hustle and smarts. You can work out all the steps of selling in the digital age with the training found in The Ultimate Shopify and E-commerce Expert Bundle, available for just $39 (over...

Motorola’s doing smart TVs now – starting in India with 6 models from $196
2019-09-16

Motorola has been making reliable budget and mid-range Android phones under Lenovo’s guidance for the past few years. It’s now putting its badge on a smart TV for the Indian market, with a range starting at 32 inches and going up to 65 inches. The Android 9.0-based 4K model was developed in partnership with...

I create fake videos. Here’s why people believe even the obvious ones
2019-09-14

People will accept anything as true if it confirms their beliefs—regardless of whether a video or image has obviously been manipulated. Lots of people—including Congress—are worried about fake videos and imagery distorting the truth, purporting to show people saying and doing things they never...

Facebook ad revenue has doubled since 2017—this training can help you get your piece
2019-09-14

Today, over six million businesses are reaching their audiences via Facebook ads -- and you can make it an informed six million and 1 with the training found in The Facebook Marketing Master Class Bundle. It’s now available at over 90 percent off, only $35 from TNW Deals.

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