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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07 Dec 2019

1. With Hanabi-playing bot, Facebook AI reaches a milestone in cooperative AI Facebook AI, the social media giant’s artificial intelligence research division, announced today that it has met a milestone in the creation of a bot that can play Hanabi, a cooperative card game involving imperfect information, with near-perfect…

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21 Nov 2019

1. Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experienced it for myself…

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15 Nov 2019

1. VoltServer adds a data layer to electricity distribution in a move that could help smart grid rollout Stephen Eaves, the chief executive of a new startup that promises to overlay data on electricity distribution has spent years developing data management technologies. Eaves’ first company, the eponymous Eaves Devices…

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11 Nov 2019

1. Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can…

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09 Nov 2019

1. Microsoft starts shipping enterprise-focused Hololens 2 mixed-reality headset Microsoft Corp.’s mixed-reality HoloLens 2 headset is now generally available to the public, with preorders shipped to customers in select markets. The new headset announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February includes a complete redesign that not…

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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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25 Oct 2019

1. Tech Mahindra collaborates with Quantoz on blockchain as a service The solution, Quasar, will also enable the integration of fiat currency such as US dollar or euro, and legacy systems. The Quasar solution is already being used for multiple industries such as automotive, healthcare, heavy machine manufacturing and…

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15 Oct 2019
TechBits

1. Google updates its Titan security keys with USB-C Google has revealed its latest Titan security key — and it’s now compatible with USB-C devices. The latest Titan key arrives just weeks after its closest market rival Yubico — which also manufactures the Titan security key for Google —…

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