Android Auto may be all about burying the car company's infotainment system under a familiar Android UI from your phone, but Hyundai is showing off a new, more seamless integration.In the vehicles with Android Auto that Hyundai has on the market, the only mention of the automaker you'll find is the "Return to Hyundai" button which takes you back to the native UI.That shows your most recent driving score, a figure calculated based on how economical you are, whether you slam on the brakes or slow smoothly, how aggressively you accelerate, and how long you leave the car running idle.That creates a geofenced zone outside of which, if the car is taken, you'll get a push-notification warning on your phone.First of all you need to have a newer version of Android Auto than is currently on the market; that's because the APIs Hyundai is relying upon aren't supported in the existing version.Though the car is connected - it has a built-in LTE modem - and can communicate things like your driving score and maintenance issues with the cloud, the custom menus won't show up in the Android Auto interface unless your phone is plugged in too.
Google Home will be available later this year, executives said, for an undisclosed price.The company showed off the small, cylindrical device in white, but it will feature bases in custom colors.Google Home being held by Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team.Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management and a member of the Chromecast team, said that Google s aspiration was to make Google Home useful in one of the most enjoyable places in the world: your home.You ll also be able to set alarms, manage shopping lists, and connect to your smart home, including Nest products.Google promised that you ll be able to monitor its Home progress via Google.com/home.
Google today unveiled Android Wear 2.0, which the company is calling the most significant update to Android Wear since the platform launched over two years ago.Android Wear product manager Jeff Chang promised there would be multiple previews over the summer, with the final release to users slated for the fall.Android Wear 2.0 brings a slew of improvements for both developers and users.It covers the new navigation drawer swipe down in an app and action drawer swipe up in an app components in the Wearable support library and guidance on adopting the new dark color palette.Android Wear apps will now finally be able to access the Internet directly over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular.Yes, that means they don t need to rely on the Data Layer APIs, meaning they no longer require your phone.If this sounds familiar, you re probably remembering the Android Wear update in April 2015 that let you get notifications, send messages, and use apps as long as your smartwatch was online.As a result, developers can now even create their own custom input methods.Last but not least, messages have a new notification template, which is also available on phones and tablets using Android N. The template s layout is supposedly optimized for quick and responsive messaging, as Google has found that this is the app type that is used the most on watches.It s now easier to develop apps that use fitness data and detect activity.That includes Data Saver, Java 8 Lambda support, and emojis.The new Android N developer preview also launched today at I/O 2016, and you can read about features that arrived in the first two previews here and here.Singleton expects the vast majority of Android Wear watches will eventually get Android Wear 2.0.
At its I/O 2016 developer conference today, Google announced an expansion of Firebase, its service for helping developers build apps for Android, iOS, and the Web.Now the company has decided it s time to turn Firebase into a true Google service.Jason Titus, head of Google s developer product group, told VentureBeat his team has been working with a wide range of developers to gather feedback on other major pain points for app development.A new C SDK beta is also available.On top of Firebase s existing features, Realtime Database, User Authentication, and Hosting, Google is adding tools to help developers build faster, improve app quality, acquire and engage users, and monetize apps.Crash Reporting also works with Audiences so you can tell if users on a particular device, in a specific location, or in any other custom segment are experiencing a specific problem.After an app has launched, Firebase offers the following growth features:Dynamic Links is by far the most interesting.Test Lab still does the same thing: helps developers find problems in their app before their users do, using automatic and customized testing on real devices hosted in Google data centers.Firebase Storage isn t a rebranding, though the new feature is powered by Google Cloud Storage.For the four paid products Test Lab, Storage, Realtime Database, and Hosting , Google has simplified the pricing to:So, what exactly are you paying for?
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Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit ASIC chip called tensor processing units TPUs , Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The name is inspired by Google s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.When you use the Google Cloud Platform, you can take advantage of TPUs as well, Pichai said.Specialty hardware — sort of taking a cue from the holographic processing unit HPU inside Microsoft s HoloLens augmented reality headset — will not be the only thing that will make the Google public cloud stand out from market leader Amazon Web Services AWS .Also, over time Google will expose more and more machine learning APIs, Pichai said.Our goal is to lead the industry on machine learning and make that innovation available to our customers, Google distinguished hardware engineer Norm Jouppi wrote in a blog post.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Machine Learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications that benefit customers and consumers, and we re excited to see the possibilities come to life.
iOS 9.3.2 update bricks 9.7in iPad Pro AppleThe latest iOS 9.3.2 update that was aimed at addressing a bunch of bug issues seems to be causing problems for owners of the 9.7in iPad Pro who noticed the issue soon after installing the over-the-air update.According to the Apple support site, error 56 could be due to a hardware issue, for which users are advised to ensure their iOS device is running on the latest version of iTunes; check for issues with third-party security software; make sure the USB cable, computer and network are reliable.Even after doing all these, if you still see the error, you must contact Apple support.Those unable to restore their device through iTunes should contact Apple support."Apple rolled out the iOS 9.3.2 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners recently to fix bugs and improve the security of the iOS devices.A few of the notable fixes are for issues such as Bluetooth accessories experiencing audio quality issues when paired to iPhone SE, dictionary definition failing, typing email addresses when using the Japanese Kana keyboard in Mail and Messages and issue with VoiceOver using the Alexa voice and MDM servers from installing custom B2B apps.
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SAP and UPS combine software and logistics to let customers order parts instantly – if it s cheaper than traditional manufacturingSAP and UPS are working together to deliver an on-demand 3D printing service that links the former s supply chain software with the latter s industrial manufacturing and logistics networks.Customers will be able to approve and order custom 3D printed parts directly from within SAP software, which will then be manufactured at one of 60 UPS facilities cross the US.SAP UPS 3D printing partnershipUPS 3D printing 2It is claimed the partnership will allow companies to simplify supply chains and open up 3D printing to smaller companies without access to a machine, those who cannot justify a long production run or those who need a prototype made quickly.This agreement with SAP adds an important UPS capability to help customers right-size inventories and lower short-run production costs, and help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life faster than ever, added Stan Deans, president of UPS Global Distribution and Logistics.3D printing has come down in price in recent years with analysts predicting the technology will become more mainstream.Makerbot has targeted small and medium businesses, while HP s recently announced 3D Jet Fusion range is looking at bigger firms, costing between £94,000 and £114,000 per unit.
1955 Porsche 550 SpyderMonterey Car Week is one of the most prestigious gatherings on the motoring calendar, showcasing the best of automotive engineering and design traced through the ages.Auto shows, historic races, and auctions are all part of the week s agenda, yet apart from the Councours D Elegance, The Quail is the most exciting event.2016 Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus; James M. Glickenhaus – New YorkScuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003CS was first shown at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.The weekend after the race, it was driven from Turin to Como, Italy, and displayed at Villa d Este.1934 Packard Chassis Coachbuilt Body; James Hetfield – CaliforniaIt all began with a stack of sheet aluminum and an idea to inject some American custom car swagger into classic coach-building design ideology.It s a delicate balance with undeniable rhythm and flow, masterfully executed by some of the most gifted hands in metal shaping.
As Google announced at its I/O developer conference today, the company recently started building its own specialized chips to expedite the machine learning algorithms.These so-called Tensor Processing Units TPU are custom-built chips that Google has now been using in its own data centers for almost a year, as Google s senior VP for its technical infrastructure Urs Holzle noted in a press conference at I/O.Google says it s getting an order of magnitude better-optimized performance per watt for machine learning and argues that this is roughly equivalent to fast-forwarding technology about seven years into the future.Google also manages to speed up the machine learning algorithms with the TPUs because it doesn t need the high-precision of standard CPUs and GPUs.If you are using Google s voice recognition services, your queries are already running on these TPUs today — and if you re a developer, Google s Cloud Machine Learning services also run on these chips.Holzle said that Google decided to build these application-specific chips instead of using more flexible FPGAs because it was looking for efficiency.
GoogleClay Bavor, Google s vice president of virtual reality, isn t all that concerned with perfection.Google is developing the next version of Android specifically with virtual reality in mind, so that every smartphone running its operating system will be a VR headset right out of the box.Daydream isn t a custom version of the operating system like Android TV or Android Wear.Google s been hinting at this move for a while: The Android N code identifies apps as either VR listeners or VR helpers.Just as Google has the Nexus program for its smartphones, meant to showcase how good the hardware can be, the company s also building VR headsets with partners to set the bar for everyone else.A million people used a Gear VR last month, according to Oculus, which is certainly far more than who connected the expensive Rift to their expensive computer and then connected it to their faces.
Google has begun to use computer processors its engineers designed to increase the performance of the company s artificial intelligence software, potentially threatening the businesses of traditional chip suppliers such as Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp.During the past year, Google has deployed thousands of these specialized artificial intelligence chips, called TensorFlow Processing Units, in servers within its data centers, Urs Holzle, the company s senior vice president of infrastructure, told reporters Wednesday at the company s developer conference.Google declined to specify precisely how many of the chips it s using, but stressed the company continues to use many typical central processing units and graphics processing units made by other companies.It s been in pretty widespread use for about a year.Google has no plans to sell the specialized chips to third-parties, said Diane Greene, Google s senior vice president of cloud.Google and other big data-center operators are the largest consumers of server processors, the main engine of growth and profit for Intel, the world s biggest semiconductor maker.Graphics maker Nvidia is also pinning much of its future growth ambitions on the bet that its chips will have a larger role to play in data processing, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.Google s chip connects to computer servers via a protocol called PCI-E, which means it can be slotted into the company s computers, rapidly augmenting them with faster artificial-intelligence capabilities.As the field matures, Google might very well build more specialized processors for specific AI tasks, he said.Over time, Google expects to design more system-level components, Holzle said.Even Nvidia, which makes traditional graphics processing units that have been adopted for machine learning, is beginning to add more custom elements to its hardware.
Google believes artificial intelligence AI is the future, so much so that it started making its own custom processors to allow its algorithms to learn faster.Since machine learning requires less computational precision, Google is able to squeeze more operations per second out of a chip.Typical processors run with 32 or 64-bits of precision, whereas Google's TPU operates at 8-bits.Google estimates its TPU chips allowed it to "fast-forward" technology about seven years over using off-the-shelf processors.The chips even allowed Google's AI to beat a Go world champion.The company hopes developers will use machine learning to create better apps for its platforms like Android.
Because of this, we can squeeze more operations per second into the silicon, use more sophisticated and powerful machine learning models and apply these models more quickly, so users get more intelligent results more rapidly.Intriguingly, Jouppi says a board with a TPU fits into a hard disk drive slot in our data center racks.He also says Google moved from first tested silicon to using the silicon in production within 22 days.Performance is "an order of magnitude better-optimized performance per watt for machine learning," Jouppi says, or "roughly equivalent to fast-forwarding technology about seven years into the future three generations of Moore s Law ."Jouppi also sheds light on all those reports about Google developing silicon, writing ... great software shines brightest with great hardware underneath.TPUs therefore can account for some of Google's ads that ask for silicon designers.
One of two things will happen as you scroll through these images: either you will reel at the sight of a classic muscle car in such an outlandish bluish-purple burple color, or you ll fall in love with those bold, sensual lines all over again in a new, gorgeous context.While the gray Shelby was headed to a German customer, this one is headed a bit further East, to a Sheikh in Saudi Arabia.Although the owner may well own faster, lighter, lower, and more expensive cars, but it doesn t get much more unique than a 1967 Burple Stang.Specific upgrades include Wilwood six-piston front and rear brakes, a VaporWorx fuel pump, Magnaflow exhaust, Rod and Custom suspension system, 225 front and 315 rear BFG Rival tires, and Carroll Shelby Signature seats and gauges.All told, there are thousands of dollars of modifications, but almost all of them are below the surface, maintaining the car s classic curb appeal.Like the other Shelby we shared, the final price paid for this custom project wasn t disclosed, but we do know that Classic Recreations charges a starting fee of $219,000 for your own rolling piece of history.
Machine learning is an integral part of Google s strategy, powering many of the company s top applications.It s so important, in fact, that the search giant has been working behind closed doors for years developing its own custom solution to power its experiences.Norm Jouppi, a distinguished hardware engineer at Google, said they ve been running TPUs inside their data centers for more than a year now and have found them to deliver an order of magnitude better-optimized performance per watt when handling machine learning.From the first tested silicon, the engineer said they had them up and running applications at speed in data centers within 22 days.As companies like Apple can attest to, good things happen when both hardware and software are developed under one roof.Machine learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications, he concluded, and they re excited to see the possibilities of it come to life.
Because I think the Apple Watch is a confused, mostly pointless piece of technology.While Google s Android Wear platform does quite a bit less on iOS, I ve found its focus to make the wearable experience much better and it actually seems to work and stay paired with my paired with my phone more reliably.You re really only going to need the adb command line tool but this is the quickest way to get everything set up properly so that your computer and watch can communicate.Don t worry if you don t get immediate feedback.If you want to do this, too, you have a bunch of options:Use the Android Developer Tools you already installed to actually write one from scratch.If you have an iPhone, then DO NOT use an Android app to make one, such as these great and previously-mentioned options from that Gizmodo suggests.
A hacker group going by the name of Suckfly has been targeting Indian government and commercial organisations by focusing on high-profile individuals and installing spyware on their work networks to access sensitive information.However, a more in-depth analysis lead to the researchers discovering that the group, which has developed a custom malware called Backdoor.Nidiran, had also been targeting major government and commercial organisations in India.The attacks targeted high-profile targets, including government and commercial organizations.Most notably, when researchers analysed the timing of the instructions sent, they discovered that the hacker group had no activity during weekends."The nature of the Suckfly attacks suggests that it is unlikely that the threat group orchestrated these attacks on their own.We believe that Suckfly will continue to target organizations in India and similar organizations in other countries in order to provide economic insight to the organization behind Suckfly's operations," DiMaggio said.
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