Amazon has been adding some pretty mainstream entertainment skills, like recapping NBA and NHL scores. But now you can ask the voice assistant how you did in your last Call of Duty: WWII match, too. The new skill, available in beta, will use AI and m…
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It can be a pain to sell your gear on eBay for many reasons, not the least of which is packaging. How do you know a box will be large enough without having it on hand? eBay can help: it just launched a previously teased, ARCore-based augmented realit…
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If you've ever wanted to make your own comic but don't quite have the skills to draw one, Marvel and Tap Tap Comics have a solution. Called Marvel: Create Your Own, the new app will let you choose a Marvel character, pose them on various backgrounds…
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Waymo has begun testing truly autonomous vehicles that don't even need to hand off control to human drivers in dangerous situations. Alphabet's autonomous car development arm has shown off the latest version of its Chrysler Pacifica minivans at an ev…
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Many Twitch streamers dream of turning pro, but getting there is a fuzzy process. How do you know you've 'made it' and can apply to become an affiliate or partner? And how do you make a big deal out of staple events like channel raids and new viewe…
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Samsung is taking on the world of work via three new integrations with its Gear smartwatches. SoloProtect uses the Samsung Gear S3 to keep tabs on people who work alone, like real estate agents and home healthcare workers, while Reemo integrates with…
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Researchers have been investigating whether VR tech could be used to help prevent falls among the elderly and people with neurodegenerative conditions. Here’s what they’re busy planning.
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New reports out of Korea indicate there may be some growing interest from financial firms like banks or credit card companies to incorporate iris scan security into the methods used to secure financial transactions. Iris scanning may be familiar to more users now with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which […]
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On Monday, some of the world’s finest athletes will descend upon Boston to run the city’s famous road races. Among them will be serial entrepreneur Fernando Albertorio, who by the way, is legally blind.
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Toyota unveiled a new robotic leg brace at its head office in Tokyo today. It’s called the Welwalk WW-1000 and it may help bring mobility back to partially paralyzed people, by assisting in their rehabilitation therapy.
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A proof-of-concept project at the University of Texas at Austin shows that a machine learning system can predict with 75 percent accuracy whether an individual has a major depressive disorder based on MRI scans.
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Garming’s new Forerunner 935 smartwatch hones in on fitness. It packs new activity-tracking skills designed to optimize your workouts, and compatibility with Garmin’s existing line of fitness apps and accessories.
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Google is using your health data to make Google Fit better and that is only going to continue as the app becomes more of your personal assistant, at least according to a recent interview.
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An innovative soft robotic sleeve will keep a failing heart beating by wrapping around it and mimicking its natural rhythms through a combination of twisting and compressing movements.
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Facial recognition can do some pretty impressive things, but could it help diagnose a genetic disease simply by looking at a person’s features? This medical tech startup certainly thinks so.
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At the IDTech Expo in Santa Clara, California, Sensoria unveiled new smart garments and a redesigned app and web interface. The apps are launching in beta and the new garments are available for pre-order.
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Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog
It’s Election Day Eve, the day before before millions of people across the U.S. will head to the polls and cast votes for their elected officials. But before you get to the ballot box — and head out with that sticker! — check Google to get the information on where to vote and election results.
Starting when the polls close on Election Day, you will be able to find U.S. election results integrated right into your Google searches in over 30 languages around the world. You’ll also be able to see detailed updates and results of the Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, Gubernatorial races as well as state-level referenda and ballot propositions.
For the past several months, Google has helped people find information about the democratic process: our search results have helped voters register and explained the voting process with information on how to vote, who’s on their ballot, and how to find their local polling place in both English and Spanish. Since releasing these in-depth search results, we’ve seen millions of people engage with these tools on Google — there’s even been a startling 233% increase in traffic for “how to vote” compared with 2012. In addition to “how to vote,” Americans are actively searching for “where to vote” — particularly in battleground states, as depicted in these county-by-county breakdowns:
Over the past few weeks viewers spent over 20 million hours watching – and rewatching – the presidential debate live streams on YouTube. Tomorrow, YouTube will be live streaming election results coverage from more news organizations than ever before. Starting at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 8, tune in to live coverage from NBC, PBS, MTV, Bloomberg, Telemundo and The Young Turks to keep up with all of the action as it happens. Complex News will also be delivering live coverage during a special election event from YouTube Space NY. And to close out YouTube’s #voteIRL campaign, creators and fans have been posting their #voteIRL selfie to mark that they’re going to vote. And tune in to some special voting reminder PSAs starring POTUS and some familiar-looking furry friends.
Whether you voted early, plan to head to the polls tomorrow, host an Election Night watch party, or live stream the victory speech from America’s new President-Elect, we’re here to help. From the ballot box to tomorrow’s late-night returns, we hope Google’s tools help guide you through Election Day in a simple, clear and informative way.
And one last thing: don’t forget to vote. It matters.
Posted by Shashi Thakur, VP Engineering, Google Search
A new smart technology could provide a new way for dentists to carry out checks for cavities: using a noninvasive infrared camera that could catch tooth damage before it’s too late.
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Now that Tesla has kicked Mobileye's image recognition tech to the curb, what is its former partner going to do? Run into someone else's arms, of course. Mobileye has revealed that it's teaming up with Delphi on a self-driving platform that automaker…
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Researchers at the University of Washington have created a way of letting next-gen wearables and implants communicate with the outside world using 10,000 times less power than regular Wi-Fi.
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Earlier this week, Braigo Labs launched a beta version of its service aimed at helping the visually impaired and blind recognize text on images. It’s the first release of a larger overall platform aimed at making the web more accessible.
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In today’s wearables-obsessed tech environment, there are devices to help you lose weight, gain sleep, and, now, get pregnant. Meet Ava and its Ava bracelet, a fertility-tracking wearable that wants to help women conceive.
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Google has launched an update to its search engine designed to make traveling cheaper and help users find deals on both hotels and flights. For example, users can now be notified when a hotel fare drops below the norm.
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“DESI will enable us to measure the distance of up to 40 million galaxies over 5 years,” Parker Fagrelius, manager of the project at Berkeley Lab, tells Digital Trends.
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One year after its first Android Wear device was pulled from the Google Store, Samsung announced that the Gear Live will not get a successor. The company is finished with Google’s platform for wearables. Samsung executives told Fast Company that there are no devices in development that run Android Wear nor are there any planned in […]
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Hoping to bring out the curiosity in each of us, Google has unveiled Science Journal, an app that measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts.
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Strava has introduced a new feature to its fitness tracking app for iOS and Android. Live Segments offers real-time info on how you train during a particular segment, as well as info about personal records.
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Facebook is on a mission to connect the world to the Internet. Its next way of doing so? Huge antennas that could beam access for miles, bringing Internet even to those living in rural areas beyond city limits.
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It looks like LG has hit a brick wall trying to bring some useful G5 modules to market, especially since half of them won’t even see a global release. So what’s the next logical step? Get someone else to give you ideas!
That’s what I’m taking away from LG’s cordial invite for their developer event on April 15th. It’s technically an open invitation for developers to figure out how to make use of the hardware and software development kits to make their own modules for the phone.
There’s also a marketplace opening up for users to download apps and buy products for the modular G5 that are made by third-parties, which goes live on April 18th.
I don’t think third-party support here is a bad thing. It’s crucial for any developing hardware/software ecosystem, obviously, which is clear when you look at Google’s own app store, or Samsung’s SDK for their S-Pen or fingerprint scanner. The difference here is that LG hasn’t done anything to show off how cool these modules can be. We’ve gotten an extra battery, a camera button with a battery in it, and the DAC that’s likely never going to see the light of day in most countries where LG needs the help.
So if LG can’t think of any good uses for these modules, and they can’t practically release anything that is cool, what do they expect other people to do? And we aren’t talking about Apple or Samsung here, both of which can release any kind of platform and have users and developers flock to it because of the name brand. We’re talking about LG, who is struggling to maintain solid marketshare against other Android OEMs, with the G5 that’s not faring all that well against the mighty Galaxy S7.
This idea seems half-baked, like the modules themselves. Which sucks for the most innovative idea we’ve seen out of a smartphone this year.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) has opened up the new LG G5, inviting developers to reimagine the possibilities for the modular design smartphone and companion devices. At its fourth annual LG Developer Event, hosted on April 15 in San Francisco, attendees will learn how they can develop apps and hardware compatible with the award winning LG G5. In advance of the event, LG has also launched its new software development kit (SDK) and hardware development kit (HDK).
To help developers monetize the LG G5 companion devices they create, LG will soon be launching a new market place () as well. The online destination will further support developers, allowing them to sell their compatible products and content directly to consumers.
“The potential of the industry changing LG G5 and the concept of Friends are limitless. Now we want to give everyone a chance to apply their talent and imagination in developing their own apps and Friends for the LG G5,” said Dr. Ramchan Woo, Vice President, Smartphone Product Planning at LG Electronics. “We believe that by giving developers the same tools that inspired us from LG G5’s inception, we’re going to see innovations ranging from toys to medical tools to things we haven’t even thought of ourselves.”
The Friday evening event will be emceed by Mario Tapia – mobile industry pundit – and will include keynote presentations from LG executives involved in LG G5’s product development, SDK and HDK partners, technical demonstrations and breakout sessions. Developers will also learn how to create their own camera control apps for the new LG 360 CAM and LG 360 VR viewer and also learn more about Google’s Open Spherical Camera API.
Registration is now open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Marshmallow fans and Android developers rejoice – those in attendance will receive a sweet, picture-perfect surprise. To register and learn more about the event and LG’s Developer Program, please visit:.
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A team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a new method to detect what kind of mycorrhizae are attached to the roots of trees using only satellite images. Mycorrhizae are fungi that form mutually beneficial relationships with the root…
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The Flash Drives for Freedom campaign smuggles foreign media like films, movies, interviews, and website archives into North Korea. Under Kim Jong-un’s ban, citizens are indoctrinated to fear the world outside North Korea and they have no access to outside resources.
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You are a large company with a few issues, but need congress to pass a few bills, lean in your favour, or just grease a few palms. How do you do it? Easy, you hire someone who has worked at the White House before and knows all the ins-and-outs of the trade.
That is exactly what Google has done by hiring former White House deputy national security adviser, Caroline Atkinson. She will now be working for Google to lead its public policy efforts. This means she will be handling some very large and tough legal issues Google has been having such as antitrust allegations, Europe’s right to be forgotten laws, general censorship, and more.
Atkinson is a pretty great hire on paper. Other than the White House she has also worked as a journalist and an official at the International Monetary Fund. She shouldn’t have too much trouble handling Google’s issues.
Source: New York Times
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Following President Obama’s executive action announcement this past Tuesday, renewed attention is being paid to the notion of “smart guns,” with newly developed technology taking center stage.
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ZTE has opened the Z-Community, where it hopes fans will come and talk about the company’s hardware, and share ideas on what they’d like to see on future devices. It’s offering exclusive bonuses in return.
Uber’s come a long way since taking its first paying customer five-and-a-half years ago. The company said on Wednesday it hit a billion Uber trips on Christmas Eve, with the lucky driver and rider well rewarded for their incredible luck.
Struggling Sharp has told its workers to buy a load of Sharp stuff this holiday season to help dig it out of its financial mess. The Japanese electronics maker has even offered guidelines suggesting how much money different types of workers should spend.
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Thanks to “smart leggings” LikeAGlove, you’ll now be able to scour the Internet for the perfect pair of jeans to fit your unique figure in just five seconds. So really, you’re just becoming your own personal shopper.
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AT&T hopes the program will teach students how to be more productive with mobile learning. Teachers will be able to share content with their students easier and hassle free. Its new ‘Text to help’ will give answers to questions students may have, when applying to different colleges and universities. The program will also give students hands-on time with people in career fields they might be interested in. This will all be run by a new online platform designed specifically for students and faculty. AT&T is strongly committed to creating a better tomorrow. Here are all the details on AT&T’s new program.
AT&T Kicks Off School Year with More Than $ 20 Million Investment in Students and Teachers
Funding to Support Education organizations in California
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is kick starting the 2015-2016 school year with $ 20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program. Students and teachers in California, and more than 25 other states, will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow.
“As students head back to school, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help them succeed,” said Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy, AT&T Services, Inc. “We’re collaborating with organizations that help students of all ages access mobile learning, mentors and the skills they need to hit the ground running beginning this fall and well into their futures.”
Nationwide, AT&T is supporting innovative organizations that are helping students by:
- Mobilizing Learning: Enables students to learn wherever they are – at school, at home or anywhere in between. AT&T is supporting organizations that use mobile technology to provide new educational content and academic support. These organizations include Curriki, where teachers can create and share content, and the Get Schooled “Text to Help” program that helps answer students’ questions about applying to and paying for college.
- Powering Career Skills: AT&T is also funding organizations that help students find future careers and get hands-on work experience. Some of these organizations include Roadtrip Nation, Jobs for America’s Graduates and Urban Alliance. Programs likeCode.org and Black Girls CODE help students develop computer science and coding skills.
- Making Connections: AT&T is also connecting mentors with students through secure online platforms working with organizations like We Teach Science and iCouldBe. In addition, organizations like Communities In Schools and Junior Achievement will provide face to face mentoring opportunities.
Through AT&T Aspire, AT&T drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T helps personalize and mobilize learning for students of all ages and backgrounds.
About Philanthropy and Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2014, nearly $ 127 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.
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Researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what's being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do…
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DJI has just made its UAV platform a lot more developer-friendly with a new test drone and collision avoidance system, along with an SDK for its current DJI Inspire 1 and Phontom 3 models. The Matrice 100 (M100) is a new quadcopter made specifically …
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