Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role

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Apple Inc. is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel Corp. processors, according to people familiar with the matter. According to Bloomberg Technology, the chip is similar to one already used in the latest Mac Book Pro to power the keyboard’s Touch Bar feature, the people said Although Apple only accounted for 7.5 percent of worldwide computer shipments in the fourth quarter, according to data from IDC, the Mac line has long set the standard for design…

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Google is bringing AI to your Raspberry Pi

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Google is working to bring a wide range of tools for artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other developer tools to the Raspberry Pi Fossbytes reports. The tech titan has exciting plans for the maker community,” the website says. The company intends to make the start by releasing the first set of tools this year. With these tools, the users will be able to create powerful projects. Raspberry Pi boards have earned the honor of being one of most impressive success stories of recent times. Having sold 10 million single board computers, Raspberry…

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Google starts testing Instant Apps

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Android Instant Apps are now one step closer to reality after Google started their pilot testing. These new kinds of apps are meant to help bridge the gap between web apps and native apps. The idea is to break native apps into very small packets that, because they are so small, can run almost instantly — and without having to go to an app store — when you tap on a URL. According to Tech Crunch, Google says that it has been working with a small number of developers to test the…

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The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in eCommerce

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is improving the online shopping experience for consumers and retailers. From creating personalized shopping experiences to offering virtual buying assistants. Whether it is something you have come across or have been monitoring for a while, there’s no denying that AI has a lot of influence in many industries. Shoppers will be able to easily find the best price for an item and communicate with chatbots for quick customer service. For retailers, they’ll be able to better analyze consumer data to predict future buying patterns, create autonomous replenishing systems and also save…

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Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

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Google is acquiring Twitter’s suite of developer products as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, that it acquired in 2013 Techcrunch reports. The two companies are not sharing deal terms, but every member of Twitter’s Fabric team has been offered a job at Google. But as Twitter tries to get into better financial shape, it’s cutting non-essential divisions. By passing the platform off to Google, it can remove the costs of running Fabric without screwing over its developers by suddenly shutting it down. Google will continue to operate Fabric and…

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Microsoft Expands Artificial Intelligence Footprint in Montreal

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Microsoft has plans to double the size of its local AI research group and aswell  give the University of Montreal $6 million and McGill University $1 million over the next five years to help spur artificial-intelligence research. The moves were announced Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos by Microsoft president Brad Smith; Navdeep Bain, Canada’s minister of innovation, science, and economic Development; and other officials. The news also comes just days after Microsoft announced its acquisition of Maluuba, an AI startup founded by University of Waterloo grads. That business was founded…

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Internet of Things based DDoS attacks to rise in 2017

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Cyber criminal networks are increasingly taking advantage of the Internet of Things era to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, unbeknownst to their device owners. According to the Indian express the cyber-criminals will use the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2017 to extend their reach as there are now several Internet of Things (IoT) devices containing outdated codes and operating with well-known vulnerabilities as reported by a global security firm. The writer says that the criminals will use ever more sophisticated and convincing targeted attacks to lure…

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Apple is increasing the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit

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Apple is raising prices on its UK App Store by almost 25% to reflect the sharp depreciation of the pound following June’s vote to leave the European Union The Guardian Reports. The new prices enshrine parity between the dollar and the pound, at least for apps on the iOS and Mac app stores. An app that costs $0.99 in the US, and used to cost £0.79, will now cost £0.99. According to the Business Insider, It’s not the first time Apple has increased its prices in the UK to adjust for…

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Apple’s AirPods have taken 26% of the online market for wireless headphones

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Apple finally launched the wireless Bluetooth powered AirPods. Already, AirPods own 26% of the online wireless headphone market, cementing what Apple CEO Tim Cook has called “a runaway success.” Wireless headphones accounted for half of the entire online U.S. headphones market for the first time in December 2015. Three out of every four headphones sold online in the states were of the wireless variety. Besides Apple, Samsung has its Gear IconX wireless ear buds that compete with the AirPods. But Apple does have the benefit of having sold millions of Apple iPhone…

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Facebook’s new messenger V1.2 makes shopping easier

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Facebook Launched its latest attempt to drive e-commerce sales on its messaging platform messenger app, which is available as a stand-alone mobile app, as well as within the Facebook desktop site reports The Internet Retailer. When a retailer creates an ad that will appear within the Facebook news feed, the merchant can now drive a consumer to open Messenger when the shopper clicks the ad’s call-to-action button, such as Shop Now or Learn More As part of a new update to its popular messaging app, Facebook as well brought masks,…

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