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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
Kampala, Taxify Vs. Uber: The Better Experience

Kampala, Taxify Vs. Uber: The Better Experience

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When you don’t own a car, getting around Kampala means you are either in a taxi or bodaboda. Lately, I find myself using more bodaboda because of the convenience and how quickly you get to your destination. I got an accident last week riding on one. Sprained my left arm but never vowed to not take them again. The same evening, I was on another one heading home after work. Taxi hailing services have been on the increase in the Ugandan market. First it was Uber, which came and became a life saver. Then other service providers replicated their business plan and developed their own Apps to compete in that space. We have Taxify now. “The Uber killer,” they have called it. Is that so? My Taxify Experience I am a regular Uber user and a part from a few arrogant drivers, my overal
Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe Resigns from Office

Zimbabwe: President Robert Mugabe Resigns from Office

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Zimbabwe's first and longest serving president Robert Mugabe has resigned according to the parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda who made the announcement today. Robert Mugabe’s decision to resign came as a surprise to many Zimbabweans. People across the country including the law makers were in jubilation as the shocking news echoed far and wide. Mugabe said in his letter that, he resigned voluntary so as to allow a smooth transition of power. After serving for more than two decades and being one of the world’s oldest leaders, the 93year old finally called quits after last week’s military takeover and days of protests. It’s not yet been confirmed who will take over power as the letter from Mr. Mugabe didn’t specify so either. In relation to the constitution, the current vice-president, Phele
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
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
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
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
Russia Plans to Ban Facebook by 2018

Russia Plans to Ban Facebook by 2018

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The Russian Federation is gearing up for a war against Facebook and plans to ban the famous social media network from its web space by 2018. The plan to do so comes into motion after the Russian government made it clear to Facebook that if it doesn’t comply with its laws, it will block the social network. The Russian laws require websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers for security reasons according to the government. According to Roskomnadzor, a communications watchdog in Russia. It confirmed the reports of the threat issued by the Russian government to Facebook. Also read: The Future: Accessing Affordable or Free Education It should also be noted that, the same action was taken against LinkendIn’s website when their users were
Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion

Toshiba to Sale It’s Chip Business for $18 Billion

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Toshiba, one of the long standing giants of the technology world and second largest supplier of smartphone memory, has finally put a price tag on its chip manufacturing business. The Japanese company officially agreed to an $18 billion sale to a consortium led by Bain Capital which includes Apple and other backers. TMC (Toshiba Memory Corporation), the branch behind memory chips production is up for sell in an attempt by Toshiba to cover up for loses suffered from its bankrupted Westinghouse nuclear business. The reason behind this sale, is to help the Toshiba Company avoid being delisted from the Tokyo stock exchange next year if it doesn’t fix its financial mess. The tech industry sees this as a very big move as it will affect the technological sphere itself in terms of the mem