Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home

 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications associated with always-on hardware in their homes that listen, watch, observe and then store data in the cloud. Today, a company called Silk Labs, co-founded by former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, Read more about Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense,” An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home[…]

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Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)

 Even Microsoft’s new image recognition app has no idea what kind of dog I have. Oh well! If you don’t own a mixed-breed mutt saved from the kill shelter, however, you might have fun with the company’s latest Microsoft Garage project: Fetch!, a new iPhone app that looks at photos of dogs to identify its breed. Or, Read more about Microsoft’s New App “Fetch!” Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)[…]

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SwiftKey’s Timely Exit

 Another European startup exits to an American tech giant. Predictive keyboard app maker SwiftKey, based in London, confirmed today it has sold to Microsoft. Sources put a price-tag of $250 million on the deal, although neither SwiftKey nor Microsoft are confirming a figure. Read More Source: Microsoft News

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Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)

 Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey — a startup based out of London that makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices and is already installed and used on some 300 million devices. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed but sources close to the deal tell us it’s $250 million Read more about Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)[…]

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Microsoft’s Personal Assistant Tech, Cortana, Now Generates Reminders From Emails

 Microsoft’s personal assistant tech Clippy Cortana is getting a few more feathers in its cap, with the company rolling out the ability to push reminders to users based on the contents of their email. Users of the Windows Insider early access program will get the feature first — followed in future, Microsoft said today, to Read more about Microsoft’s Personal Assistant Tech, Cortana, Now Generates Reminders From Emails[…]

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The First International Beauty Contest Judged By Robots

 Robots are starting to appear everywhere: driving cars, cooking dinners and even as robotic pets. But people don’t usually give machine intelligence much credence when it comes to judging beauty. That may change with the launch of the world’s first international beauty contest judged exclusively by a robot jury. Read More Source: New Tech Read more about The First International Beauty Contest Judged By Robots[…]

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