21 Jan 2020
AWS to launch second Japanese cloud region

1. Darabase and Zappar launch AR solution for location-based ads Darabase Ltd., a platform for managing and making money from augmented reality permission in the physical world, and AR developer tools company Zappar Ltd. today announced a partnership to deliver location-based permission-controlled AR content. The objective of the partnership…

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10 Dec 2019

1. Intel hails new cryogenic control chip as a milestone toward ‘quantum practicality’ While Alphabet Inc.’s researchers were working on achieving quantum supremacy, the staff at an Intel Corp. lab in Ronler Acres, Oregon, have spent the past five years pursuing a different, no less important goal: “quantum practicality.”…

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19 Nov 2019

1. Mubi launches streaming service in India Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming, and rental service has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney’s Hotstar, Mubi is offering its service at a slightly lower price in the key…

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05 Nov 2019

1. At Ignite, Microsoft turns the spotlight on productivity with Project Cortex and Fluid Project Cortex is the first new service in Office 365 since the Microsoft Teams chat platform launched two years ago. It takes the different kinds of files scattered throughout a typical company, from documents to…

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01 Nov 2019

1. A tactile display that lets visually impaired feel on-screen 3D shapes Using a computer and modern software can be a chore, to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to display…

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23 Oct 2019
TechBits Oct 23, 2019

1. Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets Beginning today, Amazon will be rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV users in the U.S. The app serves up a customizable news experience from a number of different outlets. The list includes…

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09 Oct 2019

1. Artificial Compound Lens inspires by mosquito eye could lead to New Vision Systems Anyone who’s tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests’ compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for…

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19 Sep 2019

1. GitHub automates vulnerability discovery with Semmle code analysis engine Software development platform GitHub Inc. is making it easier for security researchers to identify vulnerabilities in the code it hosts after acquiring a company called Semmle Ltd. Semmle has built what GitHub says is a “revolutionary code analysis engine”…

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29 Aug 2019

1. Autonomous air transport startup Elroy Air completes first flights of large cargo VTOL SF-based Elroy Air hopes to transform bulk air cargo shipping with its “Chaparral” vertical take-off and landing craft, the first version of which will be able to carry 250 pounds of cargo as far as…

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