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Apple Hires Google's Former AI Head John Giannandrea

Apple Hires Google's Former AI Head John Giannandrea And as time has gone on, Google and Amazon have both boosted their own services in Google Assistant and Alexa . Before that can happen, however, Giannandrea has quite a challenge on his hands. The crux of the issue, as Apple sees it, is Intel's stagnation. On the other hand, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been betting big on advances in AI and machine learning. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) aka Galaxy J7 Duo to offer Bixby support

The smartphone has a 5.8-inch Quad-HD+ Infinity Display , and, it ships with a 3000 mAh battery . The leaked user manual for the smartphone gives us a glimpse of the expected design on the Galaxy J7 Duo, with various ports and hardware labeled in an outline. [Full Article...]

Stone Pelting in Kashmir's Anantnag Leads to Death of 2 CRPF Jawans

Stone Pelting in Kashmir's Anantnag Leads to Death of 2 CRPF Jawans The driver of the armoured vehicle was pelted with stones during the withdrawal operation in the evening, police said. Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 04 (ANI): At least two CRPF personnel lost their lives and three personnel of 164. The J&K police in a statement said that the law and order situation in the Valley remained by and large peaceful on Wednesday. "The injured security men have be... [Full Article...]

Tinder Beta Testing its First Video-Based Feature in Canada

Tinder Beta Testing its First Video-Based Feature in Canada Facebook has been reviewing the way such information can be accessed and by whom after allegations that a Trump-affiliated data mining firm Cambridge Analytica had obtained ill-gotten data from millions of users. Facebook is now requiring apps to "agree to strict requirements before they can access this data". The changes could have wide-reaching consequences for apps that often rely on this d... [Full Article...]

Mexico: We don't 'make immigration decisions for US'

Mexico: We don't 'make immigration decisions for US' An official from Mexico's National Institute of Migration said Mexico plans to disperse the caravan by Wednesday, but some people such as pregnant women or those with disabilities would get humanitarian visas. Mr. Trump, who has been stewing publicly for days about what he characterizes as lax immigration laws and the potential for an influx of Central American migrants to stream into the United... [Full Article...]

Fortnite's latest update brings vending machines

Fortnite's latest update brings vending machines Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed earlier this week that Vending Machines would be coming to the game very soon, confirming theories about the feature, but providing little detail about how they would work. Each machine contains three items, one tied to each type of resource ( wood , stone or metal). Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials . [Full Article...]

Far Cry 5's First Live Event Now Available

Far Cry 5's First Live Event Now Available Yup, the first such live event is now...uh...live, and Ubisoft wants you to get your hunt on. " Kill as many animals as you can with fire, but without using molotovs or flamethrowers". If you successfully kill 20 animals in the challenge then players will unlock the Prestige flamethrower Flamebearer . There are several ways to set fire to animals in Far Cry 5 that don't involve the flamet... [Full Article...]

Apple Releases iOS 11.4 Public beta 1 to Public testers

Apple Releases iOS 11.4 Public beta 1 to Public testers Samsung has offered curved displays on smartphones since the Galaxy Note Edge and features like Air Gestures which were introduced with the Galaxy S4 some four years ago allowed users to scroll through webpages and photos by just swiping in the air above their device. [Full Article...]

Acer upgrades Nitro 5 with 8th-gen Intel CPUs

Acer upgrades Nitro 5 with 8th-gen Intel CPUs Following the launch of Intel's new mobile chips , we are starting to see announcements from the main OEM with new gaming laptops featuring these chips. The new Acer Aspire S24 comes with an Intel Kaby Lake i5 processor, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage, and more for just $899. Some configurations will bear a "+" next to the CPU name, denoting the presence of Intel's Optane Memory device in conc... [Full Article...]

Woman kills herself after shooting 3 — YouTube shooting

Woman kills herself after shooting 3 — YouTube shooting A hospital spokesman said a 36-year-old man was in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman was in a fair condition. "I went outside with my electric skateboard and I started skating down, because I thought it was a fire", he told CNN affiliate KPIX . The local police have said that the attack does not look to have been of a terrorist nature and t... [Full Article...]

IOS 11.4: 3 Reasons to Get Excited & 2 Reasons Not To

Have you found any other new features that have flown under the radar? We were also expecting the inclusion of AirPlay 2 and messages on iCloud, however, and those didn't make the cut. Also, the release includes support for Apple's new ClassKit framework, allowing developers to add support for the upcoming Schoolwork app to their own apps. [Full Article...]

Military to protect USA border

Military to protect USA border There is no guarantee Trump will follow through with the pledge, and it is not clear what kind of military presence he has in mind. Active duty US troops weren't used for the operation because legal prohibitions. Border apprehensions, which are a proxy for illegal border crossings, have generally declined since Trump took office. The meeting and comments came amid a flurry of tweets by the p... [Full Article...]

Craig Gilroy Issues Apology For Offensive WhatsApp Message

Craig Gilroy Issues Apology For Offensive WhatsApp Message On Tuesday evening, he published a message on Twitter saying he was "deeply sorry for the hurt [his] message had caused". The statement in full can be read below. Part of the subsequent review being carried out by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU focuses on a series of messages sent by the players in the wake of the incident. [Full Article...]

Spider-Man confirmed for a 2018 release on PS4

Spider-Man confirmed for a 2018 release on PS4 From traversing with parkour and unique environmental interactions, to new combat and blockbuster action, it's Spider-Man unlike any you've played before. The release date will apparently be announced whenGame Informer's digital issue for May goes live at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET tomorrow. From what we can see, we can quickly confirm that the game is more likely to be fantastic, including a new type o... [Full Article...]

Apple Hires Google's AI Chief

He originally joined Google after the company acquired a startup called Metaweb, where he served as chief technology officer. The hire, first reported by The New York Times , comes one day after the executive announced he was stepping down from his role at Google, itself a surprise move amid a broader executive reshuffle that now makes much more sense in hindsight. [Full Article...]

Wall Street Is Unfazed by Trump's Disdain of Bezos and Amazon

Wall Street Is Unfazed by Trump's Disdain of Bezos and Amazon Inc. has lost its hold as the third-most valuable US company by market capitalization , as the recent selloff in the e-commerce giant's stock has knocked it below Microsoft. Marketing Zen CEO Shama Hyder and Crowdsout CMO Shana Glenzer on reports President Trump is targeting Amazon over antitrust concerns and the fallout over Facebook's data scandal. [Full Article...]

Why Has the Dow Jones Plunged 500 Points in One Day?

Why Has the Dow Jones Plunged 500 Points in One Day? The Nasdaq plunged nearly 3% and dropped into the red for the year. S&P 500 e-minis were up 17.75 points, or 0.69 percent, with 205,541 contracts traded. Postal Service. China's foreign minister tried to reassure companies and investors that Beijing, the No. 1 trading partner for all of its Asian neighbors, wasn't closing its markets. [Full Article...]

Google has plans to launch a mid-range Pixel phone

A recent report stated that Google is gearing up to launch " Google Home " and " Google Home Mini " in India this month. Many believe Siri has serious shortcomings in comparison to AI offerings from other companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google due to Apple's heavy focus on privacy . [Full Article...]

Apple Releases First iOS 11.4 Beta with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud

But it's looking likely that the iOS 11.4 betas will serve as another testing ground for two fairly major features: AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud . To try out iOS 11.4 beta, you can join the Apple Beta Software Program at the link below. The other change to 11.4 is the ability to have iMessages in the cloud - something that's already been announced as coming, and would allow synchronisat... [Full Article...]

Calgary among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Olympics

Calgary among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Olympics The deadline to express interest expired on March 31. In 2013, Istanbul lost to Tokyo in the vote for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The IOC has made some major changes in the bid process to make it more cost effective to host the games and says it will work with the seven candidates to develop their bids. [Full Article...]


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