Game over? Computer beats human champ in strategy challenge

In a milestone for artificial intelligence, a computer has beaten a human champion at a strategy game that requires “intuition” rather than brute processing power to prevail, its makers said Wednesday. “AlphaGo won five-nil, and it was stronger than perhaps we were expecting,” said Demis Hassabis, the chief executive of Google DeepMind, a British artificial[…]

The iPhone 7 Might Get A Dual-Camera System To Take Better Photos

 Apple will likely unveil the iPhone 7 in September 2016, and a new rumor has surfaced about the camera. According to Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a dual-lens system option and leverage LinX’s technology. As a reminder, Apple acquired LinX in April 2015, a camera module maker working[…]

Office Online Gets Real-Time Collaboration For Files Hosted By Microsoft Partners

 Microsoft announced today that it is expanding the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) it first announced a year ago and launching deeper integrations with Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix and ShareFile. One new feature the company is touting is real-time co-authoring for Office Online, even if the documents are stored in the partner cloud services. This means that[…]

IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

 Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks. Read More Source: New Tech Gear

Starry Internet Is Aereo Founder Chet Kanojia’s Latest Salvo In The War On ISPs

 With all the startups using the internet to transform traditional industries, it’s a bit of a wonder why no one has taken on the internet itself. Broadband service is an expensive business to run, with steadily increasing rates thanks to our growing need for binge-worthy video content. Pardon the cliché, but nothing has ever sounded[…]

Apple TV And Apple Watch (Probably) Had A Big Quarter

 Apple posted its quarterly earnings after the bell on Tuesday, showcasing record profits of $18.4 billion. While the release made it easy to determine that 74.8 million iPhones were sold, in line with analyst estimates, Apple’s “other” category makes it difficult to assess how many Apple Watches and TVs were purchased. Read More Source:[…]

Apple Reports 1 Billion “Active” Devices

 In Apple’s Q1 ’16 “Earnings Supplemental Material” – documentation added to today’s earnings primarily to highlight how foreign exchange rates are impacting revenue – there was another notable figure revealed: Apple says now its “active” install base has reached 1 billion devices. (Actually, it has surpassed it, says CEO Tim Cook.) That… Read More […]

Microsoft Launches A Bing-Powered News App For iOS Devices, News Pro

 Microsoft today unveiled yet another application aimed at iOS users, with the launch of a news application that greatly resembles Apple’s own News application that comes built into iOS 9. Called “News Pro,” Microsoft’s app aims to offer readers a personalized experience by connecting them to articles that match their current interests, while also uncovering… Read More Source: Microsoft News

Microsoft Announces The First Technical Preview Of Azure Stack

 With Azure Stack, Microsoft wants to bring its Azure cloud computing services into its customers’ data centers. Today, the company announced that it will launch the first technical preview of Azure Stack later this week on Friday, January 29. For now, this is a pretty limited version of Microsoft’s overall vision for Azure Stack. It’ll[…]

Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

 Prepare yourself for an onslaught media panic because the Ghost Gunner, essentially a kit that lets you print your own AR-15 lower receiver, is ready to ship and getting press attention again. The Ghost Gunner comes to us from Defense Distributed, the creator of the first 3D-printed gun. Here’s the truth: the Ghost Gunner is[…]