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Who is leading in AI research among big players like IBM, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft?I rank “leaders in AI research” among tech companies as follows:They hire an intellectually diverse team to focus on general AI research, including traditional software engineers to build infrastructure and tooling, UX designers to help make research tools, and even ecologists (Drew Purves) to research far-field ideas like the relationship between ecology and intelligence.TensorFlow (the Brain team’s primary product) is just one of many Brain subteams, and is to my knowledge the only one that builds an externally-facing product.Comparing the number of accepted papers is hardly a good metric, but I want to dispel any insinuations by Yann that Brain is not a legitimate place to do Deep Learning research.FAIR’s papers are good and my impression is that a big focus for them is language-domain problems like question answering, dynamic memory, Turing-test-type stuff.
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Oftentimes, when I tell my friends what my job title is, I receive a telltale look of skepticism that says, “Why in the world would you choose to spend most of your waking hours doing THAT!But the truth is I’m lucky to work for a company (Kapost) that doesn’t arm its salespeople with a boiler room-type atmosphere, a phone, and a talk track.Not only do we have an abundant amount of content to choose from, but we are empowered with the right content.If producing high-quality content isn’t serving as a marketing org’s true north, the sheer volume of content it’s producing is irrelevant, and might actually be actively working against the marketing org’s goals.SiriusDecisions has found that almost two-thirds of content goes to waste for either being unfindable, off brand, or out-of-date.Thanks to the Kapost app that lives in my CRM, we have content tagged by persona, asset type, tier (decision-maker, budget holder, doer, technical consultant, etc.
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Getting excited for Nintendo's new game console?Maybe you haven't heard about it?It's called the Nintendo Switch, and it arrives in just one week.The Switch is a home console and a portable console all at once, like so:Here's the quick and dirty:It's called Nintendo Switch.It's scheduled to launch on March 3.It starts at $299.Nintendo has a gaggle of games starring its most prominent creations in the works.Even though the console doesn't arrive in stores for another week, Nintendo sent one over earlier this week.I've been using the Switch for 48 hours now — both as a home console and a portable — and I've got a heap of stuff to tell you.
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Smartphone maker Xiaomi announced on Thursday that its 4K Mi Drone will go on sale on March 3 for RMB 2,999 (USD 437).In May last year, Xiaomi unveiled its first drone, the Mi Drone.The company offers two versions: a 4K drone at RMB 2,999, and the 1080p version at RMB 2,499.The Mi Drone has a lower price-to-performance ratio compared with its major competitor, DJI’s Phantom 3 4K, priced at RMB 4,999.DJI is the dominant player in the global market for drones.The sleek, white, four-bladed drone is equipped with a camera that shoots 4K video, with a 12 megapixel camera sensor supplied by Sony.The maximum video definition can reach 3840 x 2160 resolution.The drone has anti-vibration capabilities, thanks to its three-axis holder and three-axis gyroscope.A detachable battery allows the drone to fly for 27 minutes before recharging.
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Archos – the European based company- unveiled yesterday two budget smartphones aimed towards the low-end market, equipped with dual cameras and impressive design – given the fact how much they cost.Archos 50 Graphite and Archos 55 Graphite will be priced at approximately 130€ and they will be available in European stores all over the continent -and the US- starting from June.Both phones come with dual lens cameras 13MPixel 2MPixel modules and LED flash, trying to produce sharper, ultra-wide photos, with impressive details, shallow depth field and several beautification effects.Both devices are equipped with rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, quad core MediaTek MT6737 processors clocked @ 1.5GHz , 16GB of storage and microSD slot expandable up to 128GB .The difference between the 2 models is located on their display sizes and RAM modules: the Archos 50 has a 5 inch HD display with 1GB of RAM, while the Archos 55 comes with a 5,5 inch HD display and 2GB of RAM.The smaller Archos model packs a 2400 mAh battery and the older sibling is equipped with a 3000mAh battery but both of them run on Android 7 Nougat, along with 4G/LTE, dual SIM and USB Type-C support.They look interesting for low-end markets so we can expect to know more about them sometime during summer.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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You’re in luck: our latest Five to Try column spotlights the Play Store’s most enticing new releases, and this week’s stack is led by Causality, a tricky logic puzzler than finds you dabbling with astronauts and time travel.Other picks this week include Blin.gy, an app that superimposes your image atop popular music video clips, and Tap – Chat Stories, a free app with stories told via faux SMS morsels.And if you need further gaming options, Island Delta blends puzzle solving with precise action (and a gravity gun), while Gunman Taco Truck is a weird and wild post-apocalyptic pick.Looking for a really complex and challenging puzzler to pick away at?Be sure to give the newly-released Causality ($2) a strong look.It’s a game about guiding little astronauts to their destinations across alien worlds, but there’s so much more to it once the various wrinkles are exposed.
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If you want to make a Formula 1 car that can already top 200 mph go even faster, you don’t worry about pushing it forward as much as you worry about pushing it down.The sports engineers never stop tweaking the car’s wings and slots and vanes, aiming to increase downforce while minimizing drag.Throw in wider tires for better grip, and teams expect to cut lap times by up to five seconds and increase cornering speeds by up to 25 mph—fast enough that the FIA asked every track to upgrade its safety standards.The goal is to make races, which in recent years have largely been processionals behind reigning champs Mercedes, more exciting.Not everyone agrees the new rules will do that, but we’ll know soon enough.“You’ve got this bigger, more powerful beast around you,” says three-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes.
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Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers websites.However, the most severe leakage occurred between Feb. 13 and Feb. 18, when around 1 in every 3,300,000 HTTP requests to Cloudflare sites would have caused data to be exposed.Attackers could have accessed the data in real-time, or later through search engine caches.Cloudflare notes in its announcement of the issue that even at its peak, data only leaked in about 0.00003% of requests.It doesn t sound like much, but Cloudflare s massive customer base includes categories like dating websites and password managers, which host particularly sensitive data.He emphasized that not all of those leakages would have contained secret information.
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Bluetooth speakers are made to be versatile, but Ruark Audio's MR1 Mk2's take that flexibility to a new level with a multitude of connections.Bluetooth speakers are an essential part of any music fan’s life, providing sound on the move along with plenty of flexibility for use in and around the home.However, the new MR1 Mk2 speaker system from British audio specialists Ruark may just be the most versatile set of Bluetooth speakers we’ve seen in a while.An upgrade to the original MR1 speaker system released in 2013, the revised pair has more features and greater connectivity, plus a new minimalist design.The softly rounded enclosures come in either a walnut veneer or soft gray lacquer finish, with a fixed grill over the drivers that’s covered in a textured fabric.Pumping out sound is a pair of 75mm neodymium woofers and 20mm tweeters, driven by a 20 watt, linear Class A-B amp.
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Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors.He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.At the same time that a new President is stepping into the oval office to lead the United States roughly 4000 other government workers are leaving their jobs.Employers tend to categorize these individuals into policy or legal categories when they think about hiring.However, what folks don t realize is that people in government are organizers and hustlers with deep industry knowledge with skills that are applicable across the tech industry.They re people like Jotaka Eaddy, Head of Government affairs at Lend Up.
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Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving company that began life as Google s self-driving car project, has filed suit against self-driving trucking company Otto, and its parent Uber.Waymo says that Uber misappropriated its trade secrets, and infringed upon its held patents.Specifically, Waymo says it has found evidence that Otto and Uber have been using elements of its self-driving tech related to its custom, in-house LiDAR sensors, which the company unveiled earlier this year.In its complaint, Waymo says that it developed a combination of unique laser systems to provide critical information for the operation of fully self-driving vehicles, which were taken by Otto founder Anthony Levandowski specifically, who was previously a manager working for Waymo.Levandowski downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary files from Waymo prior to leaving the company, including its proprietary LiDAR circuit board design.Amazingly, Waymo says it discovered this chain of events initially when a supplier accidentally copied it on emails to Uber and Otto that contained a circuit board design from the ride-sharing company which looked remarkably like its own.
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Last summer I was in Italy and visited a 500-year-old famous glass-blowing factory in Murano, near Venice.Their work is known throughout the world and is exquisite in terms of shape, color, design, beauty and uniqueness.I purchased two glass paintings and a large glass replica of a sailboat.A month later, three large crates were delivered by Federal Express to my Condo in the U.S.According to U.S. Customs, I owed the United States almost $600 for import duty notwithstanding the representations by the highly-reputable dealer in Italy.They wanted another 6% use tax of the value of all purchases because they believe that everyone should buy everything from merchants within our state.
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To give it a true test, we stuck it in the high-traffic Digital Trends kitchen for a few weeks to see if it could satiate our desire for espresso, prove as easy to use as advertised, and earn our highly esteemed Editors’ Choice rating.The only other requirement we needed before enjoying a cup of Diamo One espresso was to obtain a package of ESE pods.Located directly on top of the Diamo machine are a series of clearly marked buttons (Power, Steam, Single, and Lungo) which make it particularly easy to navigate the rig itself.It’s worth pointing out that while the drip tray is installed, only a small espresso mug or cup is capable of fitting underneath the machine.The actual brew process for either type varied — one brews a single and the other a double, after all — with a single taking roughly 30 seconds and the double needing a full minute and 11 seconds.Neither is a terrible amount of time to wait for high-quality espresso, so this is certainly one of the Diamo One’s high points.
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Gone are the days of the clunky Wii U and its haphazard, half-baked design.The Switch may not have much on it just yet---I've only used it to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild so far---but the hardware itself is beautiful to look at, to hold, to listen to.It's a work of techno-art, and I'm more excited by it than I was by any of the VR headsets that landed in 2016.I'd be much more concerned if there were plenty of software but the hardware was lackluster.Instead, we have fantastic, sleek hardware that works really well and a software deficit.It's hard to really describe how the Switch feels without actually playing with it.
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"We will always have split-screen support going forward" for all first-person shooter games in the series, 343 chief Bonnie Ross told the Vegas crowd.Ross did not clarify if that ruling would apply to either cooperative or competitive modes in the series going forward, nor did she clarify how split-screen modes would work in any potential "Xbox Play Anywhere" entries in that work on Windows 10.This month's is the first true "Play Anywhere" game in the series.We have reached out to Microsoft to seek clarification, and we will update this report with any response.
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So it’s understandable you didn’t dig up the details when, last week, the Federal Transit Administration delayed a $637 million grant for Caltrain, the San Francisco Bay Area’s commuter rail system.Whoever you are, here’s why you should follow this money.Electric trains accelerate faster than diesel ones, cutting travel times between stops.In exchange for electricity, Caltrain promises more frequent service, shorter rides, and space for up to 25 percent more passengers.For one, the zappy stuff will make these trains quieter and less stinky, and reduce pollution in a region where transportation produces 40 percent of emissions.And while electrification certainly will not solve San Francisco’s horrifying traffic, it should mitigate the damage.
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There you are, you and your bestie, slinging those pictures and videos back and forth, getting that sacred pendulum of digital adorableness and hilarity moving between you, and you start to feel momentum, don’t you?A rhythmic bond—a fellowship, a closeness—taking hold.And, better still, that little flaming number keeps ticking up, higher and higher.And yet I can’t claim to understand the hurt of being dropped nearly as well as Maica Folch, who has been literally dropped and literally hurt from the dropping.And, somewhere beneath the acute pain of impact, did she also feel something akin to the abandonment and resentment you’re dealing with?Dress rehearsal, the day before a big aerial dance performance.
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Let s say you re planning a fun trip to New York City and you found an incredible deal on a flight.As USA Today points out, some hotels might only charge half of the standard nightly rate for these rooms.If checking in early isn t a solution, though, you might have to find a way to kill time.If your hotel won t let you check in early, chances are, they ll at least store your bags for you.Buy an Airport Lounge Day PassAirports offer a lot of amenities these days, so killing time doesn t have to mean hanging out at a Cinnabon for hours on end.
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Don t know about you but I am of a certain age, so I consider myself lucky enough to have owned a Nokia 3310 iconic model for almost 2 years.It was -hands down- one of the most trustworthy phones you – probably – never saw in your life, and surely one to remember.HMD Global made an impressive decision to re-launch the legendary phone today, 17 years after its first announcement and according to recent rumors the most-awaited by me at least feature phone will be equipped with a larger color display, with average resolution however, to avoid the effect on its energy consumption.After all the original model could go on for… weeks with a single recharging and the Finnish company will try to stick to this tradition.The same rumors insist that the iconic device will retain its main design but it will try to fit in today s needs, with reduced weight and slimmer looks.It will also remain exactly what it was: a feature phone and it will not run on Android.There are millions of Android smartphones out there if you re interested in one.The New Nokia 3310 will not be one of them and I guess we re all happy about it.Finally the most awaited model will be available in several color options – red, green, yellow and others, in order to be more… attractive towards teenagers.
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Indonesia-based early-stage investment firm Kejora has announced the first close of a second fund which is targeted at $80 million for investments in Southeast Asia.Kejora, which is known for its Ideabox accelerator program in Jakarta, has secured one-third of its target, with investment from LPs that include Indonesia s Barito Pacific Group, Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Family and Hubert Burda Media.The fund is focused on serving pre-Series A and Series A rounds in Southeast Asia with $2 million to $5 million commitments towards each startup.Founding partner Sebastian Togelang revealed that already it has invested in six companies.We are looking for companies that are scalable and solving big problems that the large population of Southeast Asia are having.We like founders who are experienced and have the potential to solve the vision and problem, and the ambition to scale to be number one in the region, Togelang told TechCrunch.
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