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Google to Launch AI Center In China

Google to Launch AI Center In China

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Google today announced plans to launch the Google AI China Center. The news was shared by Google chief scientist Fei-Fei Li ahead of Google Developer Days events in Shanghai. Based in Beijing, the center will focus on AI research and receive support from Google engineers based in China. In addition to conducting research, the office will provide financial backing and sponsorship to AI community conferences and events in the country. “Along with Dr. Jia Li, head of research and development at Google Cloud AI, I’ll be leading and coordinating the research,” Li said in a blog post. The new AI center is Google’s first in Asia and joins Google centers for AI research in other cities around the world, including New York, Toronto, London, and Zurich. Also read: Litecoin Vs Bitcoin: Th
IBM Develops Most Powerful Quantum Computer

IBM Develops Most Powerful Quantum Computer

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IBM just took the Quantum computer race to another level with its new build making it the most powerful in the world. With competitors like Google and other tech firms investing in the same arena, IBM is not sitting back and waiting for someone else to beat them to it and has now developed a new powerful Quantum computer to prove its dominance. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said Friday that the company's scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits. Gil says it's the first time any company has built a quantum computer at this scale. Also read: Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona Quantum computing, a technology that's still in its early phases, us
Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona

Bill Gates to Build Smart City In Arizona

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An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona. The 25,000 acres of land is about 45 minutes west of Phoenix, in an area called the West Valley. The community, which Gates wants to turn into a "smart city," will be named Belmont. "Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," Belmont Partners, the Arizona real state investment company involved in the deal, said in a news release. The proposed freeway I-11, which would connect the Belmont area to Las Vegas, makes the land an i...
Intel and AMD form Partnership

Intel and AMD form Partnership

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One of the world's biggest chip maker Intel has formed a partnership with rivals Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to produce a computer chip that relies on both the Intel processor and an AMD graphics unit. If this isn't one of the biggest surprises this year then I don't know what is. Some see this partnership as a strategy to compete against their rival Nvidia which also manufactures graphics processing units. The new awaited chip by Intel and AMD is meant to be for light weight, thin and portable laptop designs but still aiming at gamers that desire powerful GPUS for an extensive gaming experience. This will mark a new beginning for Intel’s eighth-generation Intel Core line and AMD as it is the first partnership between the two chip giants. Read more: Apple and Samsung Are Gearing u
Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

Apple and Samsung Are Gearing up for Another Court Battle

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Samsung and Apple haven't given up on their patent infringement court battle and there is a likely chance they may soon face each other again in court. In 2011, Apple began litigating against Samsung in patent infringement suits, while Apple and Motorola Mobility were already engaged in a patent war on several fronts. From that period on, this marked the beginning of a long patent war that has since seen Apple and Samsung fighing in over 19 ongoing cases in nine countries which later expanded to ten by October. Reports recently revealed by Foss Patents, suggests that two technology gaints still have unresolved issues that may see Apple fight to retain its $400 million that it won in the first trial unless the two companies decide to settle it outside the system. Read: Tecno Rel...
Tecno Releases New Phantom 8 in Dubai

Tecno Releases New Phantom 8 in Dubai

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Tecno Mobile has been building hype towards its new handset, the Tecno Phantom 8 ahead of the launch in Dubai all week on its social media channels. On the evening of Sunday, 22nd October, 2017; Transsion Holdings held the Tecno Phantom 8 launch at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai with a global live stream. Tecno Mobile Nigeria even went as far to offer a prize to those who watch the live stream and engage on the #Phantom8Launch hashtag on Twitter.   Related: Google Pixel 2 XL Hits Stores   There were a lot of talks from the leadership in Transsion Holdings, the parent company of Tecno such as the VP of Transsion Holdings, Alif Chowdhury and Lu Han, Product Director. Tecno even managed to get in David Abdallah, a famous photographer in the Middle East to share his e
Mozilla Teams up with Google, W3C, Microsoft and Samsung

Mozilla Teams up with Google, W3C, Microsoft and Samsung

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Mozilla officially announced on October 18, 2017 that they will be joining forces with Google, Samsung, W3C, Microsoft and other industry leaders to collaborate on the MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) documentation. The goal of the partnership is to consolidate information about web development for multiple browsers besides Firefox and make web development easier. Mozilla Developer Network’s most accessed content are articles and tutorials on JavaScript, CSS, HTML and detailed documentation of new technologies like Web APIs. This has been made possible by quality volunteer community contributions over the past 12 years. In 2017, 8,021 users made 76,203 edits. More: Apple Performance Disappointing Cross-browser documentation contributions include input from writers at Google a
Apple’s iPhone 8 Performing Poorly In Sales

Apple’s iPhone 8 Performing Poorly In Sales

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A new client note from KeyBanc Capital Markets claims the iPhone 7 is selling more units than the iPhone 8 after surveying wireless carrier stores, according to a Reuters report. The KeyBanc analyst said that a "meaningful portion" of customers were choosing the less expensive iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone 8. If true, the note calls into question Apple's decision to release two new phones at the same time. The customers in the report cited a "lack of significant enhancements" to the iPhone 8 as the reason they chose to purchase the iPhone 7 instead. There's also the price. The iPhone 7 now starts at $549, and the iPhone 8 starts at $699 — about $150 difference. The two phones certainly look alike, since the iPhone 8 sports the same basic design profile, which has been around since rele
Google Pixel 2 XL Making Its Way to Stores

Google Pixel 2 XL Making Its Way to Stores

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL won’t be released until October 19th, but Verizon is going to tease you all the way until release date. Starting tomorrow, both new Pixels will be available for hands-on messing with in all Verizon corporate stores across the country, thanks to Verizon’s exclusive deal with Google to distribute the Pixel 2. Google is really working to make sure that consumers get a chance to go hands-on with the new devices. The company is opening two pop-up temporary stores, one in NYC and one in LA. Both stores will have Google’s new Pixel, as well as the Pixel Buds and other hardware that Google released alongside the new phones. Also read: How to Run a Low-Cost Community Event The same goes for Verizon’s corporate stores, starting tomorrow. Not only will they ha
Google’s Home Mini Drops Top Touch Function

Google’s Home Mini Drops Top Touch Function

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Google recently pulled a plug on its Home Mini smart speaker top touch function after it revealed there was a security flaw which violates privacy. On Wednesday, Google announced it was permanently removing all top touch functionality on its Home Mini smart speakers after a security flaw was discovered in some of the units. The privacy bug in question allowed some units to record sounds at random times and transmit the audio to Google's servers without the users knowing it. Google has told the device owners to remain calm as it has put up measures to help resolve the problem. On the weekend, a software update was issued to address the issue. Also read: Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion "We take user privacy and product quality concerns very seriously," a