Google opens up its machine learning tricks to all
Google’s Cloud Machine Learning has gone into its public beta. The program is meant to let businesses to train quality machine learning models at a faster rate and otherwise use all the advancements made in Machine learning to their advantage. To facilitate adoption, the company also launched a Machine Learning Advanced Solutions Lab that gives companies access to a Google engineer to help solve complex problems. It also debuted a Cloud Start program for businesses to learn the basics of the public cloud and how to identify opportunities to implement machine learning.
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Android Wear 2.0 launch delayed to 2017
Google has made its third Android Wear 2.0 developer preview available, and along with some rather big features (like Google Play support), there comes a fairly major announcement: Google has decided to continue the Android Wear 2.0 developer preview into early 2017. This means that we won’t see the official roll out of the new operating system happen until sometime after that. Whether or not that’s a bad thing depends on who you ask. Developers will likely enjoy the extra time they’re being given for the preview, especially when you consider that Google has added support for an Android Wear version of the Play Store.
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Logitech launches C922 pro webcam for gamers
Logitech calls its new C922 Pro Stream Webcam a tool designed for serious streamers. With the capability to record and stream live 1080p video at 30 frames per second or 720p video at 60 fps, the C922 comes bundled with dynamic background replacement software (Personify ChromaCam) that lets users change their scenery (imagine a green screen) while broadcasting, whether it’s live to an audience or one-on-one chat in Skype or Google Hangouts. And for gamers, it works with XSplit’s software for broadcasting gaming sessions to Twitch, YouTube, and others.
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SCOSCHE unveils BoomBottle H20+ waterproof Bluetooth speaker for active lifestyles
The BoomBottle H20+ is IP67 waterproof rated, meaning you can take it in a pool — it even floats! Mountain-bikers and other bicyclists should appreciate the cylindrical design, as it can fit in most water bottle mounts/cages. While it is obviously designed for those with active lifestyles, it can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a solidly built wireless speaker. The speaker features a 12-watt amp powering an upward-firing 50-mm driver and passive subwoofer. Looking at battery life, the BoomBottle H2O+ claims up to 11 hours of playback time.
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Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite
Google Apps for Work has a new name. Calendar, Drive, Docs, Gmail, Maps for Work, Search for Work, Sheets and Slides all fall under “G Suite” now. Google claims the name better reflects the mission of helping people everywhere work and innovate together. It all falls under Google Cloud (the backend powering everything), and will encompass Chromebooks too. The whole reason for the change? Proving that the search juggernaut is all about its enterprise customers. “We are the full power of Google in the Cloud,” the company’s Diane Greene said. “We are Google Cloud.”
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Microsoft is using AI to bring multiple divisions under one roof including Bing and Cortana
Microsoft Corp said it created a new artificial intelligence unit, as the company pushes deeper into the fast-growing field. The new AI and Research Group will be lead by Executive Vice President Harry Shum, who has worked at Microsoft for 20 years and is the current head of Microsoft Research. “The new group will provide greater opportunity to accelerate our innovation in AI, and to enable Microsoft to create truly intelligent systems and products for our customers. I believe we have some of the best AI talent on the planet, and we’ll continue to attract even more.” he said.
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The Tesla of eco-village is under development in Europe
Self-sustaining housing maintained in small villages is the vision of a startup residential development company in the Netherlands. ReGen Villages expects to complete its first community in Almere, Netherlands in 2018. Each village will have aquaponic gardens for fish farming and hydroponic agriculture to grow produce for residents. All food waste will be composted and consumed by flies that will then be food for the fish. The village will harvest rainwater for the farm and for individual gardens. Solar panels will produce electricity for the community.
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