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Facebook open-sources deep learning framework Pythia for image and language models

FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES DEEP LEARNING FRAMEWORK PYTHIA FOR IMAGE AND LANGUAGE MODELS

Facebook's Pythia deep learning framework, which is now available in open source, is designed to benchmark natural language processing...

Facebook bets on messaging. but where will the money come from?

FACEBOOK BETS ON MESSAGING. BUT WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM?

Today, Facebook doesn't generate significant revenue from its messaging apps, Messenger and WhatsApp, but that's about to change.

 
 
 
Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 May 2019 Update

MICROSOFT STARTS ROLLING OUT WINDOWS 10 MAY 2019 UPDATE

Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update on May 21, 2019. The company also launched a Windows health dashboard...

Comcast reportedly expanding into health care with new smart speaker

COMCAST REPORTEDLY EXPANDING INTO HEALTH CARE WITH NEW SMART SPEAKER

Comcast is making a health care assistant and smart speaker akin to Amazon's Echo and Google Home, anonymous sources said.

 
 
 
Bosch unveils sensor box designed for autonomous air taxis

BOSCH UNVEILS SENSOR BOX DESIGNED FOR AUTONOMOUS AIR TAXIS

Bosch built a compact and lightweight sensor box for autonomous taxis, which it expects will launch in earnest within the next three...

Activision reveals Call of Duty: Mobile - Battle Royale mode

ACTIVISION REVEALS CALL OF DUTY: MOBILE - BATTLE ROYALE MODE

Activision revealed a first glimpse into the battle royale mode for the upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile game. It features a big map and...

 
 
 
Apple updates MacBook Pro with 8-core option, revised keyboard design

APPLE UPDATES MACBOOK PRO WITH 8-CORE OPTION, REVISED KEYBOARD DESIGN

Apple's pro-grade laptop received another set of internal bumps today, designed to improve performance of both chips and the troubled...

U.S. Senators propose legislation to fund national AI strategy

U.S. SENATORS PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO FUND NATIONAL AI STRATEGY

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act would pump $2.2 billion into federal research and development over the next 10 years.

 
 
 
Hearthstone: Rise of the Mech event adds a free Legendary, buffs 18 cards, and ushers in Arena rotation

HEARTHSTONE: RISE OF THE MECH EVENT ADDS A FREE LEGENDARY, BUFFS 18 CARDS, AND USHERS IN ARENA ROTATION

Hearthstone's next event is Rise of the Mech, which begins June 3 and ends July 1. It comes with a free Legendary, card buffs, and...

In the 5G era, spectrum sharing is key to cellular and Wi-Fi growth

IN THE 5G ERA, SPECTRUM SHARING IS KEY TO CELLULAR AND WI-FI GROWTH

5G is the hot new wireless technology, but it will benefit from sharing wireless spectrum with previous standards, including 4G and...

 
 
 
Tencent acquires Swedish game studio Sharkmob

TENCENT ACQUIRES SWEDISH GAME STUDIO SHARKMOB

Tencent Holdings said it has acquired Swedish game developer Sharkmob for an undisclosed price. The team includes veterans from games...

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan sails to PC and consoles on August 30

THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN SAILS TO PC AND CONSOLES ON AUGUST 30

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan debuts on the consoles and PC on August 30. It's a creepy title from the makers of Until...

 
 
 
Just Cause 4 gets Los Demonios DLC and spring update on July 3

JUST CAUSE 4 GETS LOS DEMONIOS DLC AND SPRING UPDATE ON JULY 3

Just Cause 4 has a lot of zany things in it, and today Square Enix is announcing that the demons of the Los Demonios downloadable content...

Intel makes progress toward optical chips that accelerate AI

INTEL MAKES PROGRESS TOWARD OPTICAL CHIPS THAT ACCELERATE AI

In a research paper, Intel scientists detail a technique that might make viable mass production of optical chips for AI acceleration.

 
 
 
Microsoft announces SharePoint Home Sites, Q&As in Yammer, and more

MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES SHAREPOINT HOME SITES, Q&AS IN YAMMER, AND MORE

At Microsoft's SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, the company unveiled new features heading to Microsoft 365 services like SharePoint...

Riot Games and State Farm extend League of Legends esports pact to 2021

RIOT GAMES AND STATE FARM EXTEND LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ESPORTS PACT TO 2021

The extension comes only a year after State Farm first started sponsoring the game's esports tournaments. Other sponsors include Alienware...

 
 
 
Andrew Yang: The U.S. government is 24 years behind on tech

ANDREW YANG: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS 24 YEARS BEHIND ON TECH

We spoke with U.S. presidential hopeful Andrew Yang about how the government's AI policies compare with those of other countries.

Amazon's AI improves emotion detection in voices

AMAZON'S AI IMPROVES EMOTION DETECTION IN VOICES

In a research paper, scientists at Amazon's Alexa research division describe AI that can more accurately detect emotion than traditional...

 
 
 
Archaic testing slows innovation and causes a brain drain

ARCHAIC TESTING SLOWS INNOVATION AND CAUSES A BRAIN DRAIN

If you have a slow testing process standing between highly accelerated development and operations processes, you can't achieve the...

Microsoft launches Service Mesh Interface, Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension 1.0, and Virtual Kubelet 1.0

MICROSOFT LAUNCHES SERVICE MESH INTERFACE, VISUAL STUDIO CODE KUBERNETES EXTENSION 1.0, AND VIRTUAL KUBELET 1.0

Microsoft has launched the Service Mesh Interface specification, Helm 3 alpha, Visual Studio Code Kubernetes extension 1.0, and Virtual...

 
 
 



Honor 20 Pro Preview

Honor 20 Pro Preview

Honor is technically an independent brand that sells phones at amazing prices, but realistically, it's an offshoot of Huawei, so you should not be surprised that its brand new... Read more ...

How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free display backlight repair

How to check if your MacBook Pro is eligible for a free display backlight repair

Are you having issues with the backlight on your 13-inch MacBook Pro display? You may be eligible for a free repair with Apple's Display Backlight Service Program. Read on... Read more ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Heads West in August

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution Heads West in August

Konami's Switch-exclusive, updated version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist , Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution , has a release date: August 20, 2019. The... Read more ...

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone. slowly

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone. slowly

Enlarge To avoid a replay of the problems faced by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, Microsoft has taken a very measured approach to the release of the May... Read more ...

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already...

Bose adds Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars already supporting Alexa

While Amazon and Google are battling for first place among the world's smart speaker vendors, the two tech giants remain open to hardware competition from the likes of Sonos... Read more ...

Update to Google's Messages app adds a very useful feature

Update to Google's Messages app adds a very useful feature

Google's master plan to dominate the world includes the placement of Google Assistant into as many apps and devices as possible. To that end, several Reddit posters are... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Home mini smart speaker leaks ahead of official launch

Samsung Galaxy Home mini smart speaker leaks ahead of official launch

Samsung revealed its own take on smart speakers last year, but the company's first product, suggestively dubbed Galaxy Home, has yet to make its debut on the market. We're not... Read more ...

Google and Huawei can support devices for 90 days thanks to US ban exemption

Google and Huawei can support devices for 90 days thanks to US ban exemption

Enlarge The Trump administration is working to ban Huawei products from the US market and ban US companies from supplying the Chinese company with software and components. The... Read more ...

Honor 20 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: which one should you buy?

Honor 20 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: which one should you buy?

With the recent launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro and Honor 20 Pro, many of you may be wondering how you should spend your money. Despite offers incredible specs and high-end... Read more ...

New ‘Call of Duty: Mobile' Details Revealed Including a Battle Royale Mode

New ‘Call of Duty: Mobile' Details Revealed Including a Battle Royale Mode

It was just over two months ago that Activision announced Call of Duty: Mobile , the latest in a long line of mobile iterations in the legendary first-person shooter series... Read more ...