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Campaign Launched To Educate New York Residents About 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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The effort comes as the Trump Administration has proposed rolling back or eliminating programs to reduce pollution and promote clean, efficient, renewable energy sources. Long Island, NY - June 23, 2017 - Environment New York Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate New Yorkers about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Part of a national campaign to reach more than 1.5 million Americans, outreach staff from our office in New York City will distribute literature to more than 120,0... Read More
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AI Weekly: $102 million and machine learning’s theory of general relativity

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What’s $102 million among friends? That was the question last week as Element.ai raised this hefty sum in a Series A funding. Investors included ... Read More
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Why Element.AI’s $102 million round is just the beginning

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The venture capital community was shocked last week with Element AI’s fundraise. How can a Canadian startup founded in late 2016 raise a Series-A in June 2017 for a cool $102 million? Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Intel Capital were among the illustrious group of VCs who put in this sum into a round that makes almost all other Series-A rounds look paltry. When you peruse Element’s webpage you see a simple HTML site that talks vaguely about AI-Strategy consulting, expert matching, and AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS). It leaves you scratching your head, wondering how this firm’s ideas are earth shatteri... Read More
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Chicago’s new Apple store has a giant MacBook for a roof

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Help wanted: Americans don’t need more degrees, they need training

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America has more than 6 million vacant jobs, yet the country is “facing a serious skills gap,” Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta recently said. And last week his boss, President Donald Trump, said he wants to close this gap by directing $100 million of federal money into apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships in the U.S. are generally known for training workers for blue collar jobs like plumbers or electricians, but with a little tweak, they could be the path to lucrative, ... Read More
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LG Display’s latest screen is huge, transparent, and flexible

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Reliance Industries may declare Jio results separately from Q2 'Going digital can help finance companies earn $3.5 billion extra' Manoj Sinha meets top telcos, says IMG to submit its report soon Reliance Jio pips Huawei to become largest data card vendor in second half: CMR Julia Computing raises $4.6 million in funding Government seeks investment and job creation details from Apple... Read More
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Government seeks investment and job creation details from Apple

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NEW DELHI: The government has sought investment and job creation details from iPhone maker Apple in order to facilitate setting up its proposed manufacturing facility in India.A view on Apple's application for tax concessions would be taken up after considering the levels of investments and the benefits that are likely to accrue to the Indian economy, sources said.Departmen... Read More
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Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

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DETROIT :Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.That's a lot for potential candidates to consider. Uber needs a new leader after former CEO and company founder Travis Kalanick resigned Tuesday night under pressure from Uber's board and investors. 8 India-first features in Uber ... Read More
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OnePlus 5: Is the smartphone worth upgrading, check out the features to know

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NEW DELHI: OnePlus has finally launched its OnePlus 5 smartphone in India at a starting price of Rs 32,999. The smartphone comes in two variants -- 6GB and 8GB RAM. Exclusively available on Amazon India's website, the smartphone will go on open sale starting June 27. OnePlus also claims OnePlus 5 to be the company's thinnest smartphone so far. But how good buy is the all-new OnePlus 5 smartphone? Is it work upgrading to OnePlus 5 smartphone? Below we have listed five reasons to buy and not to buy the new OnePlus 5. Read on to make your own decision.Reasons not to buy* 'Co... Read More
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Snapchat enables location sharing on its platform with ‘Snap Map’

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Tata Elxsi to help AAI design IT guidelines for airports Imagination Tech up for sale after battle with Apple Infosys CEO: Indian IT industry is not H-1B-dependent Uber saga shows investors’ growing role in startups Oracle Q4 profit beats Wall Street estimates Taiwan's Foxconn says Toshiba deal 'not over' IPL: Oppo, Vivo and others ... Read More
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The Holo app is a tease of what’s to come with AR on the iPhone

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Foxconn may spend $ 10 billion-plus in the US

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TAIPEI: The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states.Terry Gou gave no new information about where Foxconn will locate a U.S. display panel factory he said in January would cost up to $7 billion to build. That announcement triggered a flurry of lobbying by state leaders hoping to attract the investment, which he said might generate as many as 50,000 jobs.Foxconn is the biggest contract manufacturer of smartphones and other devices for ... Read More
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Karbonn launches Aura Note 2 smartphone at Rs 6,490

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Not easy to find 'right' talent: IBM LG Display's latest screen is huge, transparent, and flexible Reliance Industries may declare Jio results separately from Q2 'Going digital can help finance companies earn $3.5 billion extra' Manoj Sinha meets top telcos, says IMG to submit its report soon Reliance Jio pips Huawei to become largest data card vendor in second half: CMR ... Read More
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Not easy to find ‘right’ talent: IBM

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LG Display's latest screen is huge, transparent, and flexible Reliance Industries may declare Jio results separately from Q2 'Going digital can help finance companies earn $3.5 billion extra' Manoj Sinha meets top telcos, says IMG to submit its report soon Reliance Jio pips Huawei to become largest data card vendor in second half: CMR Julia Computing raises $4.6 million in funding... Read More
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Apple’s leak prevention documents were leaked

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The Outline acquired Apple's internal "Stopping Leakers" presentation and published its findings.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70023/See more at http://www.newsy.com/Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Pioneer’s Lightning-connected earbuds auto-mute your mic when you’re not talking

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Punkt MP01 Review: You’ll Love This Very Smart Dumbphone

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To cash in on the growing anxiety that we are fast becoming a bunch of Wi-Fi-enabled cyborgs, the marketplace has spawned a new consumer category: products to free you from the crushing grip of always-on digital ubiquity. There are digital detox retreats: off-grid playgrounds where the habitually frazzled do downward dog in grassy fields and type letters on manual typewriters. There are $76 bath salts, too—minerals specially formulated to c... Read More
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After Apple revealed it will develop its own graphics chips, Imagination Technologies put itself up for sale

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(Reuters) — Imagination Technologies, the British company that has lost 70 percent of its value following a dispute with its biggest customer Apple, said on Thursday it had put itself up for sale. The company said in April that Apple had notified it of its decision to develop its own graphics chips and would no longer use Imagination’s processing designs in 15 months to two years time. Apple accounts for about half of the British firm’s revenue. “Imagination Technologies announces that over the last few weeks it has received interest from a number of parties for a potential acquisition of the whole group,” it said. “The board of Imagination has therefore decided to initiate a formal sale ... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Virtual reality takes a bigger stage at E3

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You can get a good sense of the role virtual reality plays in the video game industry by comparing two of the biggest industry events in North America: the Game Developers Conference and the Electronic Entertainment Expo. VR plays a crucial role at GDC, and this year’s event made a case that it’s not going anywhe... Read More
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Why 2017’s net neutrality battle is crucial for the game industry

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Two years ago the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules went into effect, giving consumers what was supposed to be a ‘free and open’ internet. Unfortunately, the future of the FCC’s Open Internet Order (OIO) is in jeopardy and this is bad news for game developers. What ‘net neutrality’ means The primary goal of net neutrality is to ensure that no single U.S. internet service provider can arbitrarily decide to slow down (or... Read More
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I broke my iPhone 7 screen

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How voicebots will free us from our screens

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With the release of Apple’s HomePod, unveiled at WWDC 2017, the race has officially started — we are all waiting to see who will win as the leader in the voice-activated intelligent speaker market. And while the early adopters get to work integrating these devices into their lives and the late adopters drag their heels because of security fears, we might all still agree that this trend toward voice-activated technology is not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s been around for decades, but recent years have seen it trickle down... Read More
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Apple is asking music labels to take a smaller cut of revenue from streaming

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Apple is asking music labels to take a smaller cut of revenue from streaming - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.win... Read More
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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

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Enlarge this image Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, pictured here at a Vanity Fair summit in October 2016, resigned abruptly this week as the company's CEO after weeks of scandals about workplace culture. Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption toggle capti... Read More
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How Beyond Verbal hopes to make Siri and Alexa emotionally intelligent

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An Israeli startup specializing in analyzing human emotion and traits based on voice is opening up its technology to help artificial intelligence (AI) assistants — such as Siri and Alexa — understand people’s moods by listening to how they sound when they speak. Founded out of Tel Aviv in 2012, Beyond Verbal has been building on decades of emotion analytics research with its own studies, which have been carried out in conjunction with notable organizations including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Chicago, Scripps, and Hadassah Medical Center. Its data gathering has led to the collation of more than 2.5 million “emotion-tagged voices” across 40 languages. The com... Read More
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Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-exclusive, offering first year of unlimited service for $1

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OnePlus price evolution has made its smartphones less competitive

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OnePlus unveiled its new flagship smartphone yesterday, and there were few surprises, given the myriad leaks leading up to the launch. We knew the OnePlus 5 would sport a dual-lens camera, and we were fairly certain it would ship with a Snapdragon 835 processor and offer up to 8GB of RAM. What wasn’t quite so clear, however, was the pricing. After an hour-long event yesterday, OnePlus finally confirmed the one metric that perhaps matters most to people. “The OnePlus 5 will retail for $479 in the U.S.,” said OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei. Howeve... Read More
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Inside Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence Comeback

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Yoshua Bengio has never been one to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial intelligence, he has been catapulted to stardom. It’s a field so new the people who can advance it fit into one room together, and everyone—from tech startups to multinational conglomerates and the department of defense—wants a share of their minds. But while his peer scientists Yann LeCun and Geoffrey Hinton have signed on to Facebook and Google, respectively, Bengio, 53, has chosen to continue working from his small third-floor office on the hilltop campus of the University of Montreal. “I want to remain a neutral agent,” he says as he sips rust-colored licor... Read More
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Enjoy Jay-Z’s New Album—’4:44′ May Be the Last of Its Kind

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Back in March, when Drake released his project More Life, he did something unusual: He didn’t make it an Apple Music exclusive. Despite having a long, successful history with the service—he actually helped announce its launch in 2015—he released the “playlist... Read More
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With iPhone 8 launch looming, electronics firms stock up on memory chips

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(Reuters) — Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple’s new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply. While heavyweights such as Apple and Samsung Electronics Co – which is also the world’s top memory chip maker – will not be seriously hit, industry sources and analysts say some electronics makers are paying a premium to lock into longer-term contracts. Others are placing orders earlier than before to ensure their perilously low inventories do no dry up completely. “After the supply shortages emerged we brought forward our procurement decisions … to ensure a stable supply,” smartphone an... Read More
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Tesla’s Autopilot software head leaves the company six months after joining from Apple

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Why chatbots will never completely take over for humans

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What an unexpected twist in the tale of bots. A McKinsey write-up says the bots are stumbling. Google’s Igor Markov warns that AI could turn into the plague. Yet some of the world’s largest companies have recruited tens of thousands of workers to build AI and chatbots. There’s this supposed coming wave of disintermediation where conventional interactions that would otherwise call upon human... Read More
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Microsoft creative director on reviving Age of Empires and making PC-only games

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More companies at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow are targeting a PC gaming audience. Alienware had a booth on the E3 show floor to reveal new prebuilt rigs with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU. Razer was showing its new Razer Blade Stealth with a smaller bezel and Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i7. And Creative was demoing its first new PCIe Sound BlasterX sound card in four years. Even Microsoft, which de... Read More
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In Apple’s latest ad, your iPhone is an old, hardworking man

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PayPal adds instant bank transfers — and not a minute too soon

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PayPal is rolling out a feature that allows users to transfer money instantly to their banks accounts. For now the feature is limited to users who have supported Visa and Mastercard debit cards linked to their PayPal accounts. The feature is aimed at eliminating a point of friction that PayPal needs to address as rivals encroach on the turf that PayPal claimed leadership of when it bought P2P payments pioneer Venmo. PayPal also faces a formidable competitor in Apple Pay, now that... Read More
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Everything we know about the iPhone 8 — including a total redesign

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Apple hasn't officially announced anything yet, but there are lots of rumors out there about what to expect from the next iteration of the company's flagship device. Since it's the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, we will likely see some big changes. Here's what we think we know so far.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: ... Read More

South Korea’s Lineage2: Revolution is now a No. 1 hit across Asia

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The mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game Lineage2: Revolution expanded to 11 other Asian countries last week on June 14, and it’s been top of both Apple App Store and Google Play charts in five of those countries since. According to a press release from Netmarble Games, Lineage2 garnered over three million preregistered users before its June 14 launch, and it’s sitting at No. 1 of both the Apple App Store and Google Play in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. It’s the top-grossing game in the App Store and Google Play for those three countries as well, and it’s stayed the t... Read More
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OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy

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OnePlus 5 review: the me-too phone

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In its four years of existence, OnePlus has fashioned itself as the flagship phone killer jumping out of the midrange bushes. Every OnePlus device to date has been defined by premium specs at bargain prices, but that changes with today’s OnePlus 5. Starting at $479 with 64GB of storage, this new flagship can no longer be mistaken for a super-specced midrange handset. And even though it doesn’t cost quite as much as a mainstream mainstay like the Galaxy S8, that’s exactly the sort of phone it will be compared against. This is the priciest OnePlus device yet, and it’s falling in line with its more traditional competition: you pay more to get more. ... Read More
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Reality bites as tech giants bend the knee to their biggest customer: Donald Trump

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This was always going to happen, from the moment Donald Trump won his shocking victory last November. Even if leaders of U.S. tech giants generally believe that Trump is a loathsome individual who offends their professional and personal ethos on many levels, there is no getting around the fact that the U.S. federal government represents a giant piggy bank. And as the chiefs of publicly traded companies, they simply can not ignore the reality that modernizing federal systems would be a windfall. And so there they were yesterday, gathered around a table listening to Trump talk about how great he is and brag about all his accomplishments so early in his term. They did this knowing full well that if Apple, for example, built an... Read More
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Netflix shakes up original content with ‘choose your own adventure’ interactive episodes for kids

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Netflix has confirmed longstanding rumors that it has been working on interactive storytelling content that emulates the Choose Your Own Adventure books that emerged in the 1970s. Reports first started to surface back in March that Netflix was preparing to launch a new kind of program that gives viewers options to control the storyline using their remote control. Now the video-streaming giant has revealed the first fruits of this effort. Kicking off today, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale is available to Netflix subscribers globally, while Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile is arriving on July 14. These will be fol... Read More
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Mozilla launches Firefox Focus for Android

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Mozilla today launched a new browser for Android. In addition to Firefox, the company now also offers Firefox Focus, a browser dedicated to user privacy that by default blocks many web trackers, including analytics, social, and advertising. You can download the new app now from Google Play. In December 2015, Mozilla launched Focus by Firefox, a content blocker for iOS. Then in November 2016, the company ... Read More
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Netflix’s interactive shows arrive to put you in charge of the story

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iPad Pro 12.9 review: a great iPad, one I won’t buy

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Tech CEOs, Trump Talk Modernizing Government

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The White House on Monday urged technology CEOs to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on technology issues. (June 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsFind the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest... Read More
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Why voicebots aren’t ready for normal people

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The tech elite love voicebots. Google Home is a game-changer, a way to search by voice for recipes when you’re in the kitchen. Amazon Echo and the Alexa voicebot help you order products and check the weather. I’m eager to see how Apple will make the HomePod a must-own product. And yet t... Read More
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President Trump versus Silicon Valley; Inside the complicated relationship

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Google, Apple, Tesla, Facebook and many other tech titans have a complicated relationship with President Trump. Here are times when Silicon Valley has spoken out against the administration’s controversial policies... Read More
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Jared Kushner delivers remarks at White House event for tech CEOs

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President Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke to leaders of the technology industry -- including the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and other major companies -- about efforts to modernize the federal government.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx... Read More
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Apple Music adds a $99 annual subscription option

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OnePlus focuses on the next frontier

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In the smartphone world, there are basically two brands that matter and then there are a bunch of also-rans. Apple and Samsung are ahead of the pack for a variety of reasons, but it's their ability to create amazing cameras that's difficult to match. Thanks to the efficiencies of the smartphone supply chain, anyone can put together a high-end processor, design a metal unibody phone, put Android on it, and have the appearance of a premium phone. But it’s a lot harder to develop a class-leading mobile camera. Only Google itself has managed to come close, and only in the past year. OnePlus is one of those challenger companies that’s been chasing the leaders. It... Read More
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Trump to meet CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and nearly 20 other tech firms to discuss government overhaul

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(Reuters) — President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple and Amazon.com on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. White House officials said on a conference call on Friday that the administration believed there was an “economic opportunity” to save up to $1 trillion over 10 years by significantly cutting government information technology costs, reducing government costs through improved IT, leveraging government buying power and cutting fraud across government agencies. The meeting with nearly 20 chief executives comes as the White House pushes to shrink government, cut federal emp... Read More
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Wonderschool raises $2 million to launch in-home preschools

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Wonderschool, which offers an online marketplace where parents can search for in-home child care education programs, announced today a seed round of $2 million, led by First Round Capital, Cross Culture Ventures, SoftTech VC, Lerer Ventures, FundersClub, and Edelweiss also joined. “There is a true crisis around ‘child care deserts’ where for every one slot at a child care center, there are three or more kids vying for the spot,” said Wonderschool head of early care and education Mia Pritts, in a statement. San Francisco-based Wonderschool assists educators and child care providers with licensing, program setup, marketing, and m... Read More
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As Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make an impact, overall progress stalls

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Don’t ever push the voice button on any new car. If you don’t have a phone hooked up using a USB cable, it’s a little embarrassing. The “voice assistance” enabled on most cars these days, from nearly every automaker, is about seven years out of date. You can move to the next track for the current song, walk through a complex decision tree to get directions (usually in a way that requires you spell out the exact street names), and maybe activate the Bluetooth connection if you’re lucky. That’s it. An entire button on most new cars that basically does something you could do way back in 2010? Not good. I know this because I first started testing cars around 2010, and the buttons worked the same way. They c... Read More
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Why Apple’s HomePod has a chance

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I’m counting down the days on this one. My primary phone is an iPhone 7 Plus, although I use Android phones all week as well as part of my job. In my house, I use the Apple TV and quite a few HomeKit devices, so I’m already using Siri to turn my lights on and off and even activate a sprinkler system. (In case you’re wondering, yes — my neighbors have looked at me funny when I command the garden to water itself.) Product success can depend greatly on an established audience. When the Apple HomePod ships th... Read More
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5 major barriers facing the future of connected cars

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Connected vehicles (CVs) have inspired so much digital ink, it’s easy to forget autonomous vehicles (AVs) aren’t the only digital innovation revolutionizing the auto industry. Nor, in fact, are they the first. CVs have been on our roads and highways for the better part of decade, and most newer vehicles feature some form of connected technology. Bluetooth connectivity, for example, is a common feature found in most vehicle packages today. However, car manufacturers and tech companies are planning for much bigger things, including advanced communication, automation and analy... Read More
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Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying

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Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures. Perhaps the most notable of these was Element AI, which raised a gargantuan $102 million in what is one of the largest series A rounds in recent times. The Montreal-based startup, which helps connect companies with machine learning experts, drew in some other interesting investors besides Intel and Microsoft, including rival chipmaker Nvidia. The Ele... Read More
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Our 12 Favorite Laptops, From MacBooks to Chromebooks

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If you’re looking to buy a laptop, we’re here to make your decision easier. Below are some of our favorite machines we’ve reviewed over the past several months. As new models make their way across our desks, we’ll update the selection. When you buy something using the retail links in our product reviews, we earn a small affiliate commission. Read more about how this works. ... Read More

Apple nabs former Sony TV presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to spearhead video push

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A mere 24 hours after news emerged that Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) co-presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg were leaving the company, we now know exactly why the duo elected not to renew their contracts — they’re joining Apple. Erlicht and Van Amburg have headed up the Sony Pictures’ division since 2005, but they are now heading to Cupertino to spearhead Apple’s burgeoning video programming efforts, reporting directly to Apple’s senior vice president of software and services, Eddy Cue. “Jamie and Zack are two of the most talented TV executives in the worl... Read More
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It’s 2017 and you still don’t know where your ads are running

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Poor-quality digital ads aren’t going away, and ad fraud is making the problem even worse. In fact, digital ad fraud was estimated to cost marketers $12.4 billion globally in 2016, according to Adloox. That’s about the cost of twenty-nine A380 jets, eight Golden Gate Bridges, or the value of Hasbro. And the problem is only expected to get worse, with... Read More
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Lyft announces ambitious climate impact goals

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Lyft has announced concrete goals for the company to make positive changes affecting the global environment. Among these goals is that, by 2025, Lyft’s efforts will reduce carbon emissions for the transportation sector as a whole by 5 million tons per year. In order to meet climate impact goals, Lyft has pledged that all autonomous vehicles will be powered by 100% renewable energy. This will begin with this year’s launch of the first fleet of nuTonomy autonomous vehicles, which will be available commercially in Boston later this year. In a blog post announcing the company’s climate impact goals, Lyft s... Read More
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AI Weekly: Voice is the killer interface

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This week’s news reminds me how much fun it is to be surprised by technology. Bonjour, Snips! Yesterday, the Paris-based AI startup raised $13 million, on top of an earlier $8 million investment, for technology that let developers put a voice assistant on nearly any device. Add this to... Read More
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Microsoft Surface Pro review: the new normal

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In Microsoft’s relatively young hardware division, the Surface Pro has always stood for what the company believes is the future of personal computing. Originally billed as “the tablet that can replace your laptop,” it straddles the line between a traditional computer and something different. Times have changed in the five years since the Surface debuted. Every company that makes PCs has its own take on the “productive tablet,” many of which copy Microsoft’s designs wholesale. Even Apple is pitching its iPad Pro line as something that can be your primary computer. Within Microsoft’s own lineup, the Surface Pro has been joined by the more powerful Surf... Read More
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How SoftBank’s $50 billion investment could affect America’s heartland

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Japanese telecom giant SoftBank made a splash last year by announcing plans to invest $50 billion in the U.S. as part of its massive $100 billion “vision fund.” According to company CEO Masayoshi Son, the company’s investments in U.S. firms will create roughly 50,000 jobs. One of the benefits of SoftBank’s approach is that the company is taking a global view of where it focuses its investments, said Ron Fisher, SoftBank Capital’s cofounder and managing partner. “We don’t mind where the companies are,” he said. “So if we find a great AI company, for example, in Austin, we’ll put money behind that. Because we don’t have a natural bias to only investing in the Silicon Valley area, we’re looking along a... Read More
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Udacity: Reno pilot shows the future of tech job training

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Retraining is often held up as a salve for those laid off when factories close, stores shutter, or when businesses pick up and move overseas. But what if job training was treated not as an event, as in teaching coal miners to code, but rather as a critical, ongoing part of keeping a local workforce employed, one that could lessen the need to retrain fired workers for entirely new careers? Udacity CEO ... Read More
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Forget chatbots — you should create a workbot instead

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It’s no secret that chatbots are growing in popularity. From Facebook’s ecommerce bots for consumers to a plethora of customer service tools that now rely on chatbots to interface with customers, it’s clear that consumer chatbots have hit mainstream. Even Apple is expanding its commitment to chat technology with the release of Business Chat at a recent WWDC, allowing consumers to interact with businesses through iMessage. Because chatbots can automate across a variety ... Read More
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Bad news, Siri: Survey finds price is most important to smart speaker shoppers

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Price is the most important factor for consumers shopping for smart speakers like Google Home, Amazon Echo, or the yet-to-be-released Apple HomePod, according to a Morning Consult survey released today. In the poll, roughly 30 percent of the people said price was the most important factor when considering the purchase of a smart speaker, while 14 percent said accuracy of the device’s voice recognition was most important. The poll of 2,200 respondents was conducted between June 8 and 12, just days after the release of Apple’s HomePod. Intelligent assistants like Siri, C... Read More
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The Best iPhone Armbands and Waist Belts for Running

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While most bands take a one-strap-fits-most approach, the TuneBand comes with both long and short bands, providing a secure and comfortable fit on a wide variety of arm sizes. What’s more, the TuneBand’s design keeps the majority of the phone from directly contacting your skin, making the band more comfortable and reducing sweat buildup, and its open-front, silicone phone case lets you directly touch your phone’s screen and all buttons while still providing a secure fit. (This approach means that you can’t use another case while using the TuneBand.) Also great ... Read More
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Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive

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Pretty much everyone agrees that distracted driving is bad. And the most common distraction just might be your phone. People seem convinced that they must see that notification or status update right now. This can cause problems when you're driving. You know, crash problems. That's why I'm excited to see the next version of Apple iOS features something called driving mode. Your phone will know you are driving, and refrain from showing notifications until you've stopped. I like this idea a lot. Now, you may be saying, "Wait. Aren't you a physicist? What does distracted driving have to do w... Read More
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People care more about sound quality in their smart speaker than controlling lightbulbs

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Facebook hires Siri natural language understanding chief from Apple

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Apple’s Siri team lost its head of natural language understanding this month. Rushin Shah left his post as a senior machine learning manager on Apple’s virtual assistant to join Facebook’s Applied Machine Learning team, where he’ll be working on natural language and dialog understanding, according to a LinkedIn post. Shah will be based out of Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, according to his profile. As the name implies, the Applied Machine Learning team is responsible for figuring out ways to implement machine intelligence in Facebook’s products. The news comes at a pivotal time for Apple’s virtual assista... Read More
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Wine Spectator spotlights LI

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Even if you can’t distinguish a black cherry from a red currant note in your favorite glass of East End merlot, Wine Spectator has you covered. The magazine is continuing to focus on Long Island vineyards and, in its June 15 issue, profiles the region’s winemakers. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth spent a year taste-testing about 200 bottles, and in his wreview offers even the most undiscerning descriptions to speak knowingly about the flavor behind the label. Long Island’s wine region, which produces 500,000 cases of wine annually, now according to Molesworth, has evolved to offer “fresh, detailed whites and more elegantly styled reds, with a focus on blue-chip grapes” including chardonnay, merlot an... Read More
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Apple’s self-driving car future remains as fuzzy as ever

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We have known for a long time that Apple is working on an autonomous car project. But it was still remarkable to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook confirm the news in a public interview. “We’re focusing on autonomous systems,” Cook said in a Bloomberg Television appearance on June 5. “It’s a core technology that we view as very important.” He went on to call it “the mother of all AI projects” and added that it’s “probably one of the most difficult AI projects to work on.” Though Apple has historically been reticent to talk about its future, Cook and the company have gott... Read More
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Google’s getting serious about building its own iPhone

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Intel commits $178 million to build a ‘smart and green’ R&D facility in India

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Intel has announced plans to expand its research and development (R&D) presence in India with a new “state-of-the-art” design hub in Bengalaru (Bangalore). India is already home to the chip giant’s largest R&D facility outside the U.S., and with a new $178 million investment the company said that it will open a new “smart and green” building with IoT technology built into its core. “Intel India plays a very strategic role in Intel’s growth, with significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership,” noted Intel India’s general manager Nivruti Rai, in a state... Read More
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Microsoft’s decision to patch Windows XP is a mistake

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Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump’s Paris climate exit

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Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement. The offering comes over a year after Apple issued its first green bond of $1.5 billion – the largest issued by a U.S. corporation – as a response to the 2015 Paris agreement. Apple said its second green bond is meant to show that businesses are still committed to the goals of the 194-nation accord. “Leadership from the business communi... Read More
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

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Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop says nothing about the future of technology. The team in Redmond didn’t concern itself with the way things will be in 2025—which ports users will want, what kind of device they’ll use, how they’ll feel about bezels. Instead, Microsoft built a laptop optimized for 2017. recommends 2017 Microsoft Surface Laptop 8/10 ... Read More
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Twitter DM bots get buttons for purchases and other actions

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Direct Message bots on Twitter will now look and function a lot more like other bots you may have encountered on popular chat apps. Starting today, developers can use up to three buttons in messages to customers on Twitter. Buttons can be used to help people make purchases, link to websites, and for additional calls-to-action or conversational cues. Better late than never. Call-to-action buttons have been a part of Twitter ad units for years, but by adding buttons to direct messages, Twitter joins virtually every bot platform today, including Microsoft, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram Messenger. Many other platforms took steps roughly a year ago to allow developers to create bots with buttons as a main navigation tool.... Read More
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Apple fixed its maps. Now Google is fixing its reviews

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Google has spent years evangelizing local reviewers — since at least 2013, when the now defunct City Experts program launched, and again in 2015, when that program was replaced by Local Guides. But despite its reliable maps feature, reviews and photos on competing sites like Yelp and Foursquare often outdo Google’s own listings. Google could buy one of those companies — its parent Alphabet has about $92 billion in cash on hand — but instead the company is trying to reinvigorate its own service in an effort to keep up. Today Google expanded its Local Guides program with a new points system that incentivizes reviewers who leave “higher impact contributions.” The system now grades reviewers on a scale from one to ... Read More
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The secret origin story of the iPhone

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June 27th marks 10 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary, Motherboard editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to uncover the iPhone’s untold origin. The One Device: The secret history of the iPhone, out on June 20th, traces that journey from Kenyan mines to Chinese factories all the way to One Infinite Loop. The following excerpt has been lightly condensed and edited. ... Read More
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Eero changed how we think about Wi-Fi — and now it wants to make our homes smarter

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Eero kicked off an arms race of router innovation when it launched the first mesh Wi-Fi system last year — it seems like everyone is making mesh Wi-Fi systems now. Google has one. Samsung has one. There are new mesh startups like Plume and Lumo. Established players like Netgear and Linksys are in the game, one upping each other with specs and features because one-upping each other with specs and features is their fundamental purpose on this planet. But Eero is still the standout — a modern hardware startup that arrived with such a fundamentally good idea about how to reinvent an unloved product that it kicked off a wave of change. And ... Read More
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Tim Cook confirms that Apple is working on software for self-driving cars

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History by lawsuit: After Gawker’s demise, the “inventor of e-mail” targets Techdirt

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