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Facebook hires prominent artificial-intelligence expert to open Montreal lab

Facebook hires prominent artificial-intelligence expert to open Montreal lab The company also announced Can$7 million (US$6 million) in seed money for local AI research firms. Pineau, co-director of McGill University's Reasoning and Learning Lab, will be joined by a team Facebook expects to grow to around 30 researchers. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi launches Mi Band HRX Edition in India

Xiaomi launches Mi Band HRX Edition in India The conglomerate has joined forces with Hrithik Roshan's HRX to come up with this new fitness product which is reportedly an adaption of its Mi Band 2 . One of the key highlight of this Hrithik Roshan edition Mi Band is its battery life. On the connectivity front, it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 LE for pairing with the smartphone to export the fitness details and display the notifications. [Full Article...]

Don't jail me, pleads sexting congressman Anthony Weiner

Don't jail me, pleads sexting congressman Anthony Weiner Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and NY mayoral candidate whose career and personal life were wrecked in a series of sexting scandals, blamed a "deep sickness" combined with the "profit-seeking curiosity" of his 15-year-old victim for his legal troubles, as he asked a judge for leniency when he's sentenced later this month. [Full Article...]

State budget's future in Senate unclear

State budget's future in Senate unclear The Senate was scheduled to begin debate on Friday. It's unclear whether the State Senate will pass a budget Friday, as at least three senators say they will not vote for the budget without changes. Walker talked about the budget Wednesday in a conference call from South Korea where he is on a trade mission. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald notified lawmakers on Tuesday night... [Full Article...]

Lee and Maria: Two More Storms Building in Atlantic

Lee and Maria: Two More Storms Building in Atlantic Forecast models Friday evening had Jose tracking up the East Coast, bringing it close to Cape Cod on Wednesday. Most computer models indicate Jose will stay out to sea and complete a tight enough loop to avoid moving onshore. NOAA's GOES East satellite saw Jose centered about 360 miles northeast of the southwestern Bahamas on September 15. Yesterday, the storms closest projected point to B... [Full Article...]

Russian Cyclists file lawsuit against WADA, Richard McLaren over doping inquiry

Russian Cyclists file lawsuit against WADA, Richard McLaren over doping inquiry Explaining why sanctions could not conclusively be brought against numerous individual athletes identified in the Report , WADA said that there "simply may not be sufficient evidence required to sanction (the athletes), with potential ADRVs (Anti-Doping Rule Violations)". [Full Article...]

Should you be anxious about the iPhone X's facial recognition?

Should you be anxious about the iPhone X's facial recognition? The bad news is you will have to pay a premium for it. Which is not all that different from the fingerprint scanner on other iPhones. The HDR display also supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. Kuo even put the possibility out there that the gold variant would come to market later than the space gray and silver variants. The device is also water and dust resistant. [Full Article...]

Cheap Nokia 2 smartphone to pack a whopping 4000mAh battery

Talking about the rumored specifications, it might come with a 5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. The entry level offering from HMD Global will make it big with a massive battery. The Geekbench listing revealed the Nokia 2 to come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. With the various exciting new features in Nokia 3's newest ... [Full Article...]

Apple says Face ID didn't actually fail during its iPhone X event

Apple's Schiller introduces the iPhone X during the launch event. However, several security and privacy advocates have expressed concern that Face ID could open new avenues for surveillance and control. Other issues concerning the new facial recognition system have also been raised, including whether it might make it easier for the authorities or thieves to force a user to unlock their handse... [Full Article...]

Google planning to launch digital payment app Tez in India

Google planning to launch digital payment app Tez in India Reports are saying that it is planning to introduce a localised digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported , citing a report from news site The Ken . Google's entry will intensify the competition in the digital payment market of India. Google India stated with regard to the launch stated "Because fast is better than slow". [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 battery sizes down about 8 percent from predecessors

We've rounded up everything you need to know about picking up the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , and will update this article when we hear more. Although it's likely that the smaller batteries on the two iPhone 8 models might turn off some users, the inclusion of fast-charging and wireless charging support might be enough to get them onboard. [Full Article...]

Free Weekend Incoming From September 22-25

Free Weekend Incoming From September 22-25 While some other games might try to separate the good from the bad players, Blizzard simply does not want them to play " Overwatch ". In a new developer update video from the studio, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan took the opportunity of the new video to address concerns around the "rising tide of toxicity or bad behavior in the game", and explained how Blizzard is taking steps to addr... [Full Article...]

Facebook provides clarity and controls for advertisers

Facebook provides clarity and controls for advertisers Facebook released new "montetization eligibility standards" Wednesday that is says are meant to 'provide clearer guidance around the types of publishers and creators that are eligible to earn money'. Facebook is also banning ads from running on content that "promotes the sale or use of illegal products, services, or activities;" promotes "the excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, or drug ... [Full Article...]

Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech

Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech The new autonomous driving investment comes after the South Korean company completed its acquisition of Harman , which makes vehicle navigation systems and technology for cars to communicate with each other and infrastructure. If it works, it will be able to offer carmakers a lightning-quick connected system for infotainment, mapping, concierge services and autonomous driving - without the comp... [Full Article...]

Doom and Wolfenstein II Coming To Nintendo Switch

Doom and Wolfenstein II Coming To Nintendo Switch Announced at the Nintendo Direct presentation, both id Software's Doom from past year, and the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus by MachineGames are heading to the Nintendo console. Doom will launch on Switch this holiday and includes online multiplayer as well as the single-player campaign. In addition to these huge announcements, we've also got some launch windows to look forwar... [Full Article...]

Google's Pixel 2 Is Coming Out On October 4

The season for phone announcements is upon us, and Google is jumping in. The clip ends with "Funny you should ask". The report by Android Police notes that while owners in United States and Canada have a higher likelihood of their devices being replaced with Pixel smartphones , some in the UK still receive refurbished Nexus 6P devices and it seems that everyone in Australia is receiving... [Full Article...]

Kirby Booked For Battle Royale On 3DS: Star Allies Forming On Switch

Kirby Booked For Battle Royale On 3DS: Star Allies Forming On Switch The enemies' special abilities can be combined with Kirby's various Copy Abilities for interesting and devastating team attacks. Other abilities shown include turning a bomb into a hot air balloon. You can also fight against bosses. The screenshots highlight numerous game's different online multiplayer modes. Europe will get the game on November 10, while North America will see the game Janu... [Full Article...]

Longford teachers proud of their Junior Cert students

Longford teachers proud of their Junior Cert students Under the new system which only applies to English students results will receive a Distinction, or a Merit, or an Achieved mark instead of the traditional A, B, C, system. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Joanne Irwin also welcomed the OECD findings that 91% of pupils in Ireland will complete second-level education, considering that the OECD average is only 68%. [Full Article...]

Why Did Apple Quietly Raise the iPad Pro's Price by $50?

Why Did Apple Quietly Raise the iPad Pro's Price by $50? The 256 and 512GB model of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro now retail for $799 and $999 respectively. However, the company did raise prices for the iPad Pro quietly . According to The Verge , global pricing on the iPad Pro has also gone up. If you were planning on picking up a high-capacity iPad Pro, you might want to do so before the prices jump at every store on the planet. [Full Article...]

Billions of devices at risk as new cyber-attack explores Bluetooth vulnerability

Billions of devices at risk as new cyber-attack explores Bluetooth vulnerability Also, the vulnerabilities in BlueBorne are widespread and patches will be coming out for months-so users should disable their Bluetooth until they become available. On the other hand, all Windows devices are susceptible to the exploit. But they have produced a video of it working on an Android device. Armis Security was able to run the software remotely without the user permission, w... [Full Article...]


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