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SIGGRAPH 2017 will showcase the latest in AR and VR

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Over the last several years the long-running SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference served as an important marker of immersive computing’s march toward mainstream. Just a few years ago I found the Oculus meeting room hidden in a corner of the show floor where they were showing the HD prototype of the Rift featuring improved resolution. As increasingly impressive developer kits and then consumer units arrived, VR spread out from that corner to overtake so many of the other floor presentations from both researchers and established commercial giants. Now in its third year, the VR Village serves as a central area for researchers and content creators to present their work. Two years ago it was where Ken Perlin and his team from... Read More
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FalconStor Software Hosts Second Quarter 2017 Financial Teleconference and Presentation

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MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - After the close of market on Thursday, August 10, 2017 FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC ), will announce financial results for the second quarter 2017, which ended June 30, 2017. FalconStor will host a conference call at 4:30 PM EDT to discuss the results. In conjunction with the conference call, FalconStor will also host a presentation on the Internet. WHO: Todd Oseth, President and Chief Executive Officer, FalconStorDaniel Murale, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, FalconStor WH... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Roblox’s kid developers make enough ‘robucks’ to pay for college

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Jackson Munsell, Brandon LaRouche and Alex Balfanz grew up in very different places. But they’re converging on San Jose, Calif., this weekend as developers of games in the world of Roblox, the blocky virtual world that is a cousin of Lego and Minecraft. These teenagers have grown up with Roblox, a place where young developers (both boys and, increasingly, girls) can create their own games and make “robucks,” or in-game currency from them. And as the online world surpasses 56 million monthly active users (up from ... Read More
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I hacked my body for a future that never came

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U.S. Department of Justice shuts down dark web marketplace AlphaBay

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The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. Authorities said the law enforcement action was one of the largest ever taken against criminals on the dark web, part of the internet that is accessible only through certain software and typically used anonymously. AlphaBay allowed users to sell and buy opioids, including fentanyl and heroin, contributing to a rising drug epidemic in the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. to announce the action. “The dar... Read More

Microsoft’s cloud business continues to offset weaker operations

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Microsoft’s share price has more than doubled since Satya Nadella was named CEO in February 2014. Building on an enterprise business established by his predecessor Steve Ballmer, Nadella has pushed Microsoft away from its proprietary, on-premise software into a “mobile-first, cloud-first” vision, embracing different platforms as well as growing markets like the enterprise cloud and AI. As Microsoft closed out its latest fiscal year, the company posted earnings showing the results of that effort. Microsoft reported non-GAAP net income of $7.7 billion, or 98 cents a share, on revenue of $24.7 billion in its fiscal f... Read More
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OJ Simpson speaks out about Vegas robbery to parole board | ABC News

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Simpson, 70, spoke at his parole hearing via video conference from Lovelock Correctional Facility.SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/abcnewsFOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:... Read More
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Esports entrepreneurs will take the stage at GamesBeat 2017

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GamesBeat 2017 will take place at San Francisco’s beautiful Fort Mason on October 5 and October 6. And we’re delighted to announce our next three speakers are entrepreneurs and investors in the esports industry, which market researcher Newzoo predicts will grow to $1.5 billion by 2020. They include Kevin Chou, CEO of KSV eSports International; ... Read More
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Justice Department Announces ‘Largest Darknet Takedown In History’

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Enlarge this image Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the takedown of AlphaBay, a massive darknet marketplace "used to sell deadly illegal drugs" and procure stolen and counterfeit goods, according to the Justice Department. He delivered the news to reporters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ... Read More
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Elon Musk Says He Has ‘Verbal’ OK To Build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

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Enlarge this image The 500-meter Hyperloop One track in Nevada, where the project recently passed a fully systems test. Hyperloop One hide caption toggle caption Hyperloop One A plan to build an ultrafast H... Read More
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Jeff Sessions plans to continue work in wake of Trump’s public criticism

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After President Trump publicly criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his recusal from the FBI's Russia investigation, Sessions said during a press conference that he plans to continue his work. Boston Globe Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Matt Viser joins CBSN with the story.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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The Stream – Will a nuclear weapons ban make the world safer?

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Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera’s social media community: This episode's story: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201...FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStreamTWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStreamGOOGLE+: h... Read More
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces international cybercrime enforcement action

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Law enforcement officials hold news conference on cybercrime. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA'S HOMEPAGE: https://gma.yahoo.com/... Read More
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Tune’s new platform tackles mobile ad fraud

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Ad fraud, especially on mobile, is a huge problem. In fact, according to Forrester Research, ad fraud will reach the heady heights of $10.9 billion in wasted spend by 2021. Recently, mobile marketing company Tune analyzed 24 billion clicks to illustrate just how rampant mobile ad fraud is. The research showed that eight networks are 100 percent fraudulent, and only 23 of the 700 networks included in the study showed a clean bill of health. Today — at its annual Postback conference in Seattle — Tune has announced the release of ... Read More

Arrow Electronics to Host Second-Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call

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CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 20, 2017-- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) announced that the company will host a conference call to discuss second-quarter 2017 financial results on Aug. 3, 2017, at 1:00 PM ET. The live conference call is accessible by telephone at 1-866-700-0133 (toll-free) or 1-617-213-8831 for participants outside the United States and Canada. The access code is 97833807. Audio replay of the call will be available through Aug. 17, 2017. The replay numbers are 1-888-286-8010 for the United States and Canada and 1-617-801-6888 for callers from other countries. The access code is 10508326. The conference call will al... Read More
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This transforming drone can fly like an airplane and spin like a seed

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Slack courts developers with new tools as competition heats up

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(Reuters) — Slack Technologies on Wednesday showcased new tools designed to make it easier for developers to build apps for the company’s workplace collaboration software. The developer conference was part of a major push by Slack to lure software developers into building special purpose applications, or apps, that plug into its system. “We are doubling down on developers,” said Amir Shevat, Slack’s director of developer relations who previously served in a similar role for Google’s Android operating system. “Slack is a platform company. We see a direct correlation between our success and the success of our developers.” Slack, which is now eight years old, is at a crossroads in its history. T... Read More
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South Africa: Farmers concerned over proposed land reform law

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In South Africa, land is a key issue ahead of the ruling party's national conference in December.The African National Congress is proposing that land expropriation without compensation should be allowed where “necessary and unavoidable”.Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Reivilo, South Africa.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More

Facebook considers supporting publishers’ subscription models

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(Reuters) — Facebook is in early talks with several news publishers about how its social media site can better support subscription business models, the company’s head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement comes a day after TheStreet reported that Facebook plans to launch a subscription-based news product, citing comments by Brown at a conference. Facebook will begin initial tests in October, TheStreet reported. The feature is likely to allow publishers to create a paywall on Facebook’s Instant Articles and guide readers to a publisher’s home page to opt for a digital subscription, according to TheStreet. Instant Articles lets publishers post articles d... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: In search of ‘social capital’

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It’s a missing ingredient in the lives of many heartland entrepreneurs, the secret sauce of personal connections that can help transform ambition to success. It’s advice, know-how, a willingness and ability to make key introductions. It’s mentorship and friendship. J.D. Vance, author of bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, describes how after leaving Appalachia and making his way to Yale Law School he discovered the value of a professional network, or what h... Read More
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Cuomo rides the rails at LIA luncheon

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was lustily booed at Citi Field after snagging a foul ball, New York’s own Andrew Cuomo gracefully fielded a pop-up – and brought down the house – at a Long Island Association luncheon. Playing to an extremely favorable crowd at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Cuomo was interrupted by several ovations as he reported progress on multiple fronts in the state’s e... Read More
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Gary Nix, social video, and the state of machine learning — VB Engage

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In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart discover just how much the field of machine learning, AI, and cognitive computing has grown over the past few years. And naturally, there’s a new AI-powered marketing technology to reveal this week too, as well as a conversation about LinkedIn and its video strategy. We then talk to the amazing Gary Nix about all things social, branding, and being authentic — something every company needs to focus on if they’re going to succeed. ... Read More
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Apple’s latest security patch fixes a bug that lets hackers take over your phone via Wi-Fi

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Legislature Presiding Officer Gregory to Host ‘Civic Tech Suffolk’ Conference

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Gregory: "The civic tech industry could have the answers to so many challenges we face here in Suffolk." Hauppauge, NY - July 19, 2017 - For the first time in the Long Island region, a conference next month will be dedicated exclusively to the emerging industry of civic tech. Hosted by Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, the “Civic Tech Suffolk” conference will explore how government can use technology to solve municipal and social challenges. The event is part of the Presiding Officer’s “Charting the Course” series on how government and business can develop strong... Read More
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Aussie PM Turnbull Unveils Security, Intelligence Overahaul

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Published on Jul 19, 2017Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plans to create a new home affairs ministry and expand the military's role in responding to terrorist incidents as part of new security and intelligence changes he discussed at a July 18 news conference. Category License Standar... Read More
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Elon Musk suggests SpaceX is scrapping its plans to land Dragon capsules on Mars

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who’s Paying The Attorney Fees?

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Enlarge this image President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr., listen during a press conference at Trump Tower in January. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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No. 229: Cybersecurity, doggone history and several fairly interesting things going on with bugs

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Halfway home: A happy Wednesday, everybody, and how about a heartfelt Innovate welcome to new readers Holly, Mica, Jose, Gary, Amy, Briley and Anna. Great to have you aboard, kids. It’s July 19, on which musicians Alan Gorrie, Bernie Leadon, Brian May and Alan Collins were born. Can you name their bands? Answers after the news. Extra credit: George Frayne. Top o’ the Innovate LI site: Re-Nuble Inc., the Tinia Pina startup that turns food waste into fresh produce, has brought home an American Entrepreneurship Award, with associated cash. ICYMI: A Ston... Read More
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Amazon’s push into social may set it in on a collision course with Facebook

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After years of indifference toward social networks, Amazon is suddenly getting very social this year. Spark, the company’s social shopping feature introduced this week, is the clearest sign of that trend so far, but Amazon has given other hints in recent months. And if Amazon is serious about social, it could end up on a collision course with Facebook. Amazon has long offered social and communication features on its site, but they are mostly the kind you could have found there in the 1990s: Customer-authored reviews, consumer photos of products, a message-board-like place to ask and answer questions. Buyers could email third-party sellers or use a hard-to-find ... Read More
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Facebook will allow paywalled Instant Articles later this year

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Elon Musk knows what’s ailing NASA—costly contracting

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4 Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations

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(Reuters) — iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm faces a fresh set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple. Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics, and Pegatron Corp alleged that Qualcomm violated two sections of the Sherman Act, a U.S. antitrust law. The accusations, made in a filing late Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, are counterclaims to a Qualcomm lawsuit filed in May seeking to force the contractors to pay Qualcomm license fees that Apple directed them to stop paying. “Qualcomm has confirmed publicly that this lawsuit against our clients is intended to... Read More
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With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

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Enlarge this image Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about the new Google Assistant during a 2016 product event in San Francisco. The voice assistant is one of a number of Google products that will provide user data to the curation service that the company is launching today. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption ... Read More
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I do not agree with letting Obamacare implode: Rep. Blackburn

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Published on Jul 18, 2017Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) weighs in on why she disagrees with President Trump on letting Obamacare fail and how she would like to see the Senate pass something so they can go to conference on the bill. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Frontier to add 10 new routes in MacArthur expansion

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Green lights took over Islip’s MacArthur Airport early Tuesday afternoon as officials from Frontier Airlines joined elected officials and business leaders to announce a major expansion plan. Starting August 16, the large green letters of Frontier Airlines will be taking off at its newest destination, beginning to phase in 11 direct routes and bringing 10 new destinations to MacArthur Airport. New destinations include Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Tampa and West Palm Beach, which will take until Spring 2018 to fully institute at the Town of Islip’s airport. “Ten new routes from a single city in a single day is an unusual feat,” Scott Fisher, Frontier Airlines sen... Read More
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Mangano: County Department Of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award The Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health department programs across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need. The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice Awards.  The Division of Public Health Emergency Preparedness was recognized for Quality Improvement: Utilizing... Read More
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GamesBeat 2017: Fresh faces and veterans join speaker roster

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GamesBeat 2017 will take place at San Francisco’s beautiful Fort Mason on October 5 and October 6. And our next trio of speakers features both fresh faces and veterans from the video game industry. Our speakers include Debbie Bestwick, CEO of award-winning veteran games developer and international games label, Team17. Bestwick started making games at age 17, and she cofounded Team17 in 1990 at the age of 20. Team17 hosts theWorms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, and Sword Legacy: Omen. Bestwick h... Read More
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Democrats deny health care bill and offer no solutions: Rep. Collins

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Published on Jul 18, 2017House Republican Conference Vice Chair Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) weighs in on the Senate GOP abandoning the health care bill and plans for the ObamaCare repeal vote. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Mangano: Nassau County Department of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health departments across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need.  The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice A... Read More
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Veeco CNT Ships 500th ALD System

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North Carolina State University receives milestone shipment reinforcing industry reliance on Veeco CNT for ALD technology research and development   ALD Conference 2017 (Booth #23) DENVER—(July 17, 2017)—Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) today announced that Veeco CNT, formerly known as Ultratech/Cambridge Nanotech, shipped its 500th Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) system to North Carolina State University. The Veeco CNT Fiji® G2TM ALD System will enable the University to perform a variety of research applications for next generation electronic devices, including high-performance wearables and sensors.  “The Veeco CNT Fiji G2 ALD system will be a critical tool to meet o... Read More
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Girls in Tech’s Adriana Gascoigne fights the toxic culture of Silicon Valley

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The past couple of weeks have been a study in contrasts for Adriana Gascoigne, CEO and founder of Girls in Tech, the women and girls advocacy group with 60,000 members in 60 chapters in 36 countries. Gascoigne pulled off a successful Catalyst Conference celebrating women in technology in San Francisco. And then she looked at the horrifying stories about the ... Read More
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Gallery view

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For 13 years, the Mike Weiss Gallery was a thriving member of the Chelsea art world, hosting over 100 exhibitions and participating in local group shows. But in October of last year, Weiss and his wife Virginia Martinsen decided to shutter their physical location. Rent was rising, nearby construction was becoming a major headache, and the ever-expanding number of art fairs was drawing attention and customers away from galleries. The woes of the Weiss Gallery are widespread. From London to ... Read More
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Qualcomm CEO expects Apple legal spat will be settled out of court

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After six months of escalating legal battles and increasingly heated rhetoric between mobile market titans Apple and Qualcomm, the head of Qualcomm sounded more conciliatory on Monday. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf compared the dispute with Apple over potentially billions of dollars in royalties on mobile chipsets to earlier fights Qualcomm has had over the years with other tech companies that were settled out of court. “There’s not really anything new going on,” Mollenkopf said speaking at the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. About the Apple dispute, he explained “those things tend to get to resolved out of court and there’s no reason why I wouldn’t expect that to be the case here.” But Mollenko... Read More
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Pols to NY Islanders: Come Home to Nassau Coliseum

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New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson (29) watches the puck slip by Washington Capital goaltender Brandon Holtby (70) on a shot from John Tavares (not pictured) for the opening goal (Photo by Joe Nuzzo). Nassau and Suffolk county lawmakers are teaming up in their call for the NHL’s New York Islanders to once again make the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale their home ice. The renewed calls for Long Island’s only major league sports team to ... Read More
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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses ‘Existential Risk’

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Enlarge this image Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responds to a question by Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval during the third day of the National Governors Association's meeting on Saturday in Providence, R.I. Among other things, Musk warned governors that artificial intelligence poses a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization." Stepha... Read More
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Timeline of Events: The 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

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Enlarge this image From left, Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady and Donald Trump look on as Russian singer Emin Agalarov speaks onstage with his father Aras Agalarov during a news conference after Brady won the Miss USA 2013 pageant on June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. Jeff Bottari/AP... Read More
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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

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They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people's yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they'd spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction. Together these new and expanded pipelines — comprising 2,500 miles of steel in all — would double the amount of gas that could flow out of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The cheap fuel will benefit consumers and manufacturers, the developers promise. Loading... ... Read More
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This is the best 3-minute startup pitch you’ll ever see

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The video doesn’t even do it justice. I wish you could have seen it in person. A recording can’t quite capture what everyone in the room felt: The need to pay attention for three minutes straight. Every time I get back from a tech conference, my friends and colleagues want to know what the highlight was. I typically give them a half-hearted summary of the food, speakers, and weather. But not this time. I was at Startupfest this week in Montreal and there was only one thing that everyone wanted to talk about. It wasn’t the food (there were food trucks), the speakers (everyone was good b... Read More
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FunFair is making fair, transparent, and fast online casino games based on Ethereum

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Jez San has been a pioneer in games, online gambling, and crytocurrency. And his latest startup, FunFair, allows him to combine all of those passions at once. San believes the future of games and online gambling lies in Ethereum, a cryptocurrency that distributes itself across many computers in what is called a blockchain. Similar to Bitcoin, Ethereum has become a hot platform for secure and transparent trading. But Ethereum is different from Bitcoin because you can build software programs (dubbed Smart Contracts) on top of it, and San’s new company uses Smart Contracts to build onl... Read More
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How Google, Amazon, and Facebook would look if they had started in the age of AI

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In the past few years, artificial intelligence has come into its own, and lots of companies are grafting it onto their core businesses, marrying AI with search, ecommerce, social networking, cybersecurity — you name it. But what if those businesses had started out in an age of AI and had integrated it into their products from the very beginning? Peter Relan addressed this speculative question for us at our MobileBeat 2017 conference this week. Relan is a well-known entrepreneur who started the YouWeb incubator, which spawned startups such as mobile gaming companies ... Read More
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Jamie Dimon lashes out during conference call

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon lashed out against the U.S. policies during a conference call, saying it's "an embarrassment being and American." CBSN correspondent Dana Jacobson has more details.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebo... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Game industry’s leaders share more wisdom

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Summer used to be a slow time for games. After the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game industry show in Los Angeles, everybody took off on vacations and then hunkered down to ship games for the fall. But this isn’t the model anymore. The news keeps coming on all fronts, such as from virtual reality technologies to the Gamelab event in Barcelona, Spain or esports news such as the Overwatch League announcement this week, as well as our own MobileBeat 2017 conference. This giv... Read More
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Trump defends son’s meeting with Russian lawyer

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President Donald Trump addressed the controversy Thursday during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70566/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Award-Winning Research Could Make Wristwatches Smarter Than Smartphones

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Award-Winning Research Could Make Wristwatches Smarter Than Smartphones   Stony Brook, NY– July 13, 2017 – Award-winning research co-authored by  Xiaojun Bi , an assistant professor in the  Department of Computer Science at  ... Read More
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Trump addresses son’s meeting with Russian lawyer

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Published on Jul 13, 2017President Trump addresses Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Trump: China Could Do ‘More’ on North Korea

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U.S. President Donald Trump, during a Paris news conference, paid tribute to China's President Xi Jinping but expressed the hope that "he could do a little bit more" when it came to North Korea. (July 13)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 press conferences, announcements, speeches and hi... Read More
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Trump: Most ‘Would Have Taken That Meeting’

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President Donald Trump, answering a reporter's question in a Paris news conference, defended his son's decision to have a meeting with a Russian lawyer. (July 13)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More

Facebook’s rumored $200 standalone VR headset is not a Rift replacement

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Facebook is expected to debut a $200 wireless Oculus VR headset in 2018, according to a report based on unnamed sources by Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman. We’ve confirmed some details related to the story. The new headset will work without being tethered to a smartphone or PC, the report said. If that’s true, it could make VR more accessible to the masses. VR has had a slow start in the past year, but it is expected to be a $75 billion market by 2021, according to market researcher Greenlight Insights. Bloomberg said t... Read More

Box offers companies free tools for building apps on its platform

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Box announced a new initiative today that’s aimed at providing developers with a set of tools for building apps that use the company’s platform capabilities. Called Box Elements, the program will encompass user interface controls and sample code for creating applications and performing common functions. The initiative kicked off today with the official release of four Box UI Elements that were previewed at the company’s BoxWorks conference last year. Overall, Box Elements is designed to help Box Platform users focus on the core problem of building their application without worrying about common building blocks. Jeetu Patel, Box’s chief strategy officer, said that the forthcoming App Elements and Service Elements wil... Read More

Veeco Announces Date for Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Conference Call

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PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/13/17 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) plans to release its second quarter 2017 financial results after the market close on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The company will host a conference call to review these results starting at 5:00pm ET that day. To join the call, dial 1-877-857-6151 (toll free) or 1-719-325-4934 and use passcode 7191473. Participants may also access a live webcast of the call by visiting the investor relations section of Veeco's website at ir.veeco.com. A replay of the webcast will be made available on the Veeco website beginning at 8:00pm ET that same evening.... Read More
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Some Women’s Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

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Enlarge this image Golfers work on the 16th green during a practice round Wednesday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship starts there today. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption toggle caption Joel ... Read More
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LIRR’s Third Track Gets Key NY Senate Approval to Move Ahead

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While thousands of daily Long Island Rail Road commuters cope with service disruptions as Amtrak makes emergency repairs to Penn Station, this “Summer of Hell,” as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the riders’ next two months, was about to become a dire season of stress for the LIRR because a final decision on its $2-billion third track project was suddenly delayed until the end of July—and its fate appeared in jeopardy. But a late announcement Tuesday, July 11, from state Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan (R-East Northport) has put the proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Long Island back on track. As planned, the LIRR would add another track to its busy 9.8-mile corridor between Floral Park... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Surviving the desert

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Venture capital is still out there for augmented and virtual reality studios, but they’re finding it continues to be a challenge to get enough consumers to pony up for games on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and mobile platformers. In a recent interview from the Gamelab event in Spain, GamesBeat lead reporter Dean Takahashi discussed the “VR desert” with Minority Media’s Vander Caballero. His studio’s ... Read More
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Heartland tech weekly: VC funding heats up

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: Summer is upon us, and startup activity is keeping pace with the rising temperatures. Startups across the U.S. raised $21.78 billion over 1,958 deals in the three months ending June 20 — that’s a $5 billion jump from Q1, according to Pitchboo... Read More

Lyft to open-source some of its AI algorithm testing tools

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Lyft has spent a lot of time building tools that help it simulate the results of machine learning algorithms, and the company plans to make them available more broadly in the near future. The company’s simulators are a key part of the Lyft’s machine learning development process, according to Erbil Karaman, the head of product for its marketplace team. When Lyft first starts testing machine learning models, they get run through simulators to figure out some of their early impact. “That does model emulation, and looks at what are called hyper parameters, and some of the outcomes that we care about, and try to tell us early signals for what this model can do different from other models,” he said during a panel at Ventu... Read More
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner appear at Sun Valley Conference: Gasparino

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Published on Jul 12, 2017FBN’s Charlie Gasparino reports that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are making a late appearance at the Sun Valley Conference on their own dime. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Crikey! Northwell, Aussie counterparts come together

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Some of Northwell Health’s best practices are heading down under. A unique exchange program between the New Hyde Park-based health system and Australia’s Epworth HealthCare system has brought a team of Aussie clinicians and administrators to Long Island to soak up some Northwell Health style. Epworth HealthCare is the largest Australian nonprofit health system, with 6,500 employees and 10 hospitals serving Melbourne and other parts of the densely populated State of Victoria. To help it run better, Epworth delegates took notes on how they do things at Northwell He... Read More
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Octane AI launches Decision Data for bot performance analysis

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Octane AI today announced the release of a new feature called Decision Data that tracks the performance of quick replies and buttons that bot users choose most often chatting with a bot. “You get to see what people decide, and with that data you can more personalize and you can more target and you can build a better experience, and you can understand what people are deciding. And then you can write better conversations for your Octane AI bot,” cofounder Ben Parr told VentureBeat. For people using bots to sell merchandise, Decision Data can also help determine which items are selling best. Parr spoke today at ... Read More
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Chatfuel to launch customized bot service for brands

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Chatfuel will launch a new service next month to design automated bots for brands that want customized conversational experiences. Chatfuel has been used to create such popular bots as the Golden State Warriors bot as well as for brands like Adidas and the New York Times. The news was announced today at MB 2017, a two-day gathering of AI and bot industry innovators being held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Beyond toolkits provided by tech giants like Facebook, Microsoft, and other brands, Chatfuel is one of the most commonly used ways to creat... Read More
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Marcum Women’s Forum to feature a Clinton

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Marcum tapped a Clinton to speak at its upcoming Women’s Forum. Chelsea Clinton will headline the second annual event, set for Oct. 27 in Manhattan. The accounting firm launched the breakfast event geared to high-net-worth and executive women last year with featured speaker Erin Brockovich. The conference is hosted by the accounting firm’s family wealth services practice and the Marcum Women’s Initiative, an amalgam of programs to support the advancement and retention of women at the firm. This year’s conference is entitled “Women Having a Voice: Our Health, Our Earth, Our Strength.” Clinton, whose topic will be “Our Strength,” will speak in her capacity as vice chair of the Clinton Foundation,... Read More
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Voxx eyes acquisitions

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Hauppauge-based Voxx International plans to use the proceeds of the sale of its Hirschmann business to pay down its debt and pay for possible acquisitions. Voxx acquired Hirschmann in 2012 for $114.4 million and recently signed an agreement to sell it to a subsidiary of TE Connectivity for about $167.5 million. CEO Pat Lavelle in a conference call said Voxx hopes to use funds from the transaction, which could close as early as the end of August, to improve Voxx’s balance sheet, remove interest payments and “free up cash flow to invest in other areas of our business.” “We will have the resources to pursue accretive acquisitions that are complementary to our existing business line,” Lavelle said, “and our ... Read More
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Kelley Blue Book turns to AWS for AI to power its new chatbot

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AI is modernizing all manner of legacy industries, including the valuation of used cars. Kelley Blue Book is leveraging artificial intelligence services from AWS to create a bot that understands voice and text to help people gain a better understanding of how much their car might be worth. “We thought this was a very natural way that people use their voice already, and this was a great use case for us to think about how we’re going to evolve our products — which are very click and touch oriented — to using natural language in a way that feels natural to people and not forced,” Andy Lapin, a chief architect at Kelley Blue Book, said during a presentation at VentureBeat’s ... Read More
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InXile gets $4.5 million investment from Gumi for an open-world survival RPG VR game

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The bard has a new story to sing at InXile thanks to an investment from Gumi, and the troubadour’s tale isn’t going to take the form of Torment: Tides of Numenera or Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. What shape will this story take? How about an open-world survival role-playing game … in virtual reality. Today, Gumi VR, the Japanese publisher’s VR subsidiary, announced that it’s investing $4.5 million in InXile Entertainment. This bundle of e... Read More
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The internet is fucked (again)

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai is fond of saying that “the internet was not broken in 2015” when he argues for repeal of our nation’s net neutrality rules. This is particularly funny to me, because in 2014 I literally wrote an article called “The internet is fucked.” Why was it fucked? Because the free and open internet was in danger of becoming tightly controlled by giant telecom corporations that were already doing things like blocking apps and services from phones and excusing their own services from data caps. Because the lack of competition in the internet access m... Read More
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Microsoft’s live translation tool for PowerPoint is now open to all

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Microsoft has made its Presentation Translator feature for PowerPoint open to the public. The PowerPoint add-in is designed to add real-time captions to a live presentation in a wide variety of languages, using the power of machine learning. Users can now download the add-in, which works with PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 on Windows. When users start a presentation, they can speak in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and listeners can see content translated into one of more than 60 different languages. The feature is designed to make it easier to overcome language bar... Read More
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Uber tells shareholders to expect bookings to grow and losses to shrink

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Uber set out to assuage investor concern Tuesday in its first presentation to shareholders since former CEO Travis Kalanick was forced out last month. Over the course of a 15-minute conference call Uber executives projected that bookings — which saw a gross increase of 10% in Q1 2017 on the previous quarter — would continue to rise and that losses would keep on narrowing, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources familiar with the meeting. Uber’s attorney also reportedly told shareholders that the company could reach a settlement on a potentially damaging legal challenge over s... Read More

IBM declares AI the key to making unstructured data useful

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One of the key problems for businesses trying to make the most of their data is that the overwhelming majority of such data isn’t set up for machine processing. That’s where AI can help, according to IBM North America chief marketing officer Rashmy Chatterjee. She said 80 percent of company data is unstructured, including free-form documents, images, and voice recordings. Traditionally, it hasn’t been possible for computers to understand this data. AI systems can transcribe conversations, interpret the content of images, and divine information from massive text files. At the moment, computers miss key context, like emotion, speakers’ accents, and other details that humans take for granted, but machine learning syste... Read More
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Rep. Adam Schiff speaks on Donald Trump Jr. emails

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Published on Jul 11, 2017Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) held a news conference on Tuesday where he spoke and answered questions concerning Donald Trump Jr.'s emails with a Russian lawyer. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Alexa, book me a hotel room with Kayak

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Kayak is letting customers of its popular travel search site book hotel rooms directly from Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, thanks to a new integration launched today. The latest version of the Kayak Alexa skill will let users say things like “Alexa, ask Kayak to book me a hotel room in Boston,” and Alexa will guide them through the resulting set of available lodgings. When users find a hotel they want, they can then talk through the process of booking it without ever having to interact with a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Kayak announced the skill update at VentureBeat’s MB 2017 conference in San Francisco. It took many months for Kayak to build the skill and bring it to market, in part because the trav... Read More
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Why 1,634 experts were totally wrong about the future of AI

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In his 2016 book But What If We’re Wrong?, writer Chuck Klosterman makes the somewhat obvious declaration that we’re usually wrong about the future. Considering that many of us have a hard time predicting what we’ll do for the holidays this year or if we’ll even be working in the same job next year, it’s not that surprising. What is surprising is a recent report from Cornell University, which included the opinions of ... Read More
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Google Play’s Indie Games Festival now taking submissions until August 6

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The second Google Play Indie Games Festival will be held in San Francisco on September 23, and it’s now accepting submissions. Developers can submit their mobile games through an online form until August 6. The festival shines a spotlight on indie mobile games developed for Android. In its inaugural year, there were seven finalists and three winners, all of which were puzzle games. This year, 20 developers will be selected as finalists, who will demo their games to a panel of judges and have a chance to win one of three awards available. Accord... Read More
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US and Qatar sign deal to combat ‘terrorism financing’

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Qatar and US signed an agreement to help combat "terrorism financing" during a visit to Doha by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the announcement during a joint press conference in the Qatari capital.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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Some Employers Are Rethinking Telework, Citing A Need For Better Collaboration

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Enlarge this image Some companies find that real-time technology demands have forced them to curb their work-from-home policies, even as a growing number of employers continue to embrace remote work. Dean Mitchell/Getty Images/iStock hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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1st day of Penn Station repairs: crowds, delays, mostly OK

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For hundreds of thousands of commuters heading into New York on Monday, the first day of disruptions due to extensive repair work at Penn Station brought some confusion, a bit of overcrowding and some delays yet, apparently, no major problems at the start of what figures to be an arduous two-month period. As the crowd of rail commuters heading into the country’s busiest train station grew, so did the confusion. Some seemed bewildered by a new routine devised to accommodate the major repairs to the station’s tracks and signals. “A lot of confusion and too many people gathered in one space,” Lex Marshall, 35, of Morristown, New Jersey, said at New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal. “Everybody’s just bumping into... Read More
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Ubuntu is now available for download on the Windows Store

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Mangano Announces 5K Run & Dog Walk Benefiting America’s VetDogs

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today joined by local veterans, service dogs and corporate sponsors to announce the 3rd Annual Long Island Run and Dog Walk benefiting America’s VetDogs – an organization that provides specially-trained guide and service dogs to disabled veterans, active-duty service members and disabled first responders. The event will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration and the Museum of American Armor. County Executive Mangano stated, “Nassau County has teamed up with America’s VetDogs and corporate sponsors to support disabled military heroes and provide them the support needed to again live with pride and self-reliance. It takes thousands of dollar... Read More
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Microsoft Azure Stack hardware available to order, ships in September

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Microsoft’s hybrid cloud effort pushed forward today, with the company announcing at its Inspire partner conference that customers can now order machines that run Azure Stack. The hardware, which has been produced in a partnership between Microsoft and server manufacturers, will essentially let customers run private instances of Microsoft Azure in their own data centers. The system is designed for customers who want to maintain parity between their on-premises and public cloud deployments so that developers can get access to the same services that they’re used to in the public cloud while staying behind the firewall. Microsoft also revealed how it will charge customers for their use of the Azure Stack software. Instead ... Read More
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Is China in the driver’s seat when it comes to AI?

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In the battle of technology innovation between East and West, artificial intelligence (AI) is on the front line. And China’s influence is growing. AI is seen as a key to unlocking big data and the Internet of Things. It allows us to make better decisions faster and will soon enable smarter cities, self-driving cars, personalized medicines, and other new commercial applications that could potentially help solve various global problems. The field of AI is going through a period of rapid progress, with improvements in processor design and advances in machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. China has invested massively in AI research since 2013, and these efforts are yielding incredible results. Chin... Read More