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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28 Nov 2019

1. Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020 Twttr, the prototype app Twitter launched earlier this year, has been testing new ways to display conversations, including through the use of threaded replies and other visual cues. Now, those features have been spotted on Twitter.com,…

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22 Nov 2019

1. MIT researchers develop a much better way to optimize the control of soft robots MIT researchers have developed a new way to optimize how soft robots perform specific tasks — a huge challenge when it comes to soft robotics in particular, because robots with flexible bodies can basically…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Apple macOS Catalina is now available For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its macOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching…

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22 Aug 2019

1. “AI, facial-recognition tools help agency find exploited children” Over the past 12 years, more than 49,000 cases of human trafficking in the U.S. have been reported to a hotline that receives an average of 150 calls per day. That’s one of many statistics that drives the mission of…

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20 Jul 2019

1. ShopClues lays off 200 people to cut costs  #E-commerce platform ShopClues has laid off about 200 employees as it struggles to rein in costs in the hyper-competitive online shopping segment in #India. ShopClues posted losses of Rs 2.08 billion (Rs 208 crore) for the year ended March 2018….

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