Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics

Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools

Element AI, a company cofounded more than two years ago by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is rolling out its first publicly available products for enterprise customers today. The AI Enablement Tools and Insight Libraries help automate document reading and processing for various industries using computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and other techniques. Element […]

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CBRS Alliance plans U.S. 5G service on global 3.5GHz band in 2020

Across most of the world, early 5G networks are harmonizing on a specific stretch of wireless spectrum — the 3.5GHz band — but in the United States, that spectrum was reserved years ago for naval radar systems and named the “Citizens Broadband Radio Service” (CBRS). Following years of technical and legal work to enable the […]

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Movius raises $45 million for cloud-based BYOD services

Woe be the analysts who predicted the bring your own device (BYOD) craze had no legs. According to a recent study published by cloud access security broker Bitglass, roughly 85 percent of organizations have adopted BYOD policies, with an increasing number (27 percent) extending them to contractors in addition to full-time employees. It’s largely a […]

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Patreon now offers creators 3 plans, with fees ranging from 5-12%

Patreon, a subscription and donation platform that lets YouTubers and other creators earn money for their online content, thank you announced a major deviation in its monetization model. Up until now, Patreon took a set 5 percent cut from all processed payments, while there are additional processing and payout fees. Moving forward, Patreon will offer three creator […]

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Unity partners with Tencent to help game devs get into China

Unity chief executive officer John Riccitiello will partner with Tencent to support Tencent Cloud. This will be available later this year. Riccitiello made the announcement during Unity’s press event at Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco. Tencent Cloud is a cloud computing service from China’s largest game company. It promises a secure and high-power […]

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Remedy’s Control is one of the latest games to get Nvidia’s RTX

Alan Wake and Quantum Break developer Remedy is adding some cutting-edge visual features to its newest game, Control. As part of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Remedy revealed that it is testing RTX features for Control. RTX is Nvidia’s suite of tools for adding life-like lighting with real-time ray tracing. And it […]

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AWS adopts Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip for AI inference

Amazon’s AWS today announced the introduction of EC2 instances with Tesla T4 GPUs that will be available to users in the coming weeks in G4 instances. T4 will also be available through the Amazon Elastic Container service for Kubernetes. The T4 made its debut for data centers last September. The T4 uses Turing architecture and […]

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Nvidia’s Safety Force Field is ‘mathematically’ designed to prevent autonomous vehicle crashes

Today at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, CEO Jensen Huang detailed the latest developments regarding the chipmaker’s autonomous driving efforts. He revealed that Nvidia Constellation, its cloud-based autonomous vehicle simulation platform, is now generally available, and announced Safety Force Field, a new component of the company’s Drive AV platform designed to protect driverless […]

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Khronos Group releases early OpenXR spec for AR and VR hardware standards

The Khronos Group has announced the ratification and public release of the OpenXR 0.90 provisional specification for royalty-free standards related to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality VR devices, collectively known as XR. This means that software makers will know how to make software that runs quickly and efficiently on various kinds of VR and AR […]

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ID R&D claims its AI can distinguish between sounds of breaking glass, gunshots, and more

AI is surprisingly good at detecting signs of break-ins from audio alone. In September, Amazon announced Alexa Guard, an algorithmic feature for its Echo smart speaker lineup that sends users notifications when it recognizes the sound of breaking glass or alarms for smoke or carbon monoxide. Similarly, SimpliSafe says its Glassbreak Sensor can distinguish between […]

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Oblong introduces Rumpus visual collaboration tool for virtual teams

Oblong Industries is giving us a little taste of the future with Rumpus, a visual collaboration tool for virtual teams on the Mac. It lets everyone share their screens at once or point at something at the same time, even if they aren’t in the same room together. Oblong CEO John Underkoffler is best known as […]

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FCC opens 95GHz to 3THz spectrum for ‘6G, 7G, or whatever’ is next

Commercial 5G networks are barely operational in the United States right now, but that hasn’t stopped engineers from thinking ahead to 6G — and the U.S. government wants to facilitate their experiments over the next decade. After a unanimous vote, the FCC is opening “terahertz wave” spectrum for experimental purposes, creating legal ways for companies […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music

Shortly after Spotify revealed it was filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe, the Cupertino company responded with a point-by-point rebuttal. But a look at Apple’s carefully crafted counterarguments reveals that it diligently ignored one of Spotify’s key areas of concern: Apple Music. The story so far By way of a brief recap, Spotify’s […]

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Discord empowers devs to turn community servers into stores

Discord is a social network first. While the platform has a store and subscription service, it recognizes that most people come to it for communications. But now the chat/voice service, which raised $150 million in December, is adding in commerce options where they make sense: developer- and publisher-owned game communities. Discord added verified servers in […]

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How much can Apple charge for video, news, and bundled services?

With a media event scheduled for March 25, Apple’s list of subscription services is about to grow from two — iCloud and Apple Music — to four, including Apple News Magazines and an Apple video service. Since many of the details have already leaked out, I’m wondering what Apple will charge for the new services, […]

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AppOnboard launches creative studio for playable ads

AppOnboard has helped pioneer playable ads on the Google Play store, where players can now instantly play a demo of a game before deciding to download it. And now AppOnboard is launching AppOnboard Studio, a set of tools that allow creative designers to build an app demo without engineering resources or knowing how to code. […]

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Microsoft Game Stack bundles Azure cloud tools for game developers

Just ahead of the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that its new Microsoft Game Stack will bundle all of the tools and services that game developers need to make games, whether they are cloud-connected or not. The bundle is aimed at everyone, from indie developers to Triple-A studios, and it includes the latest version of […]

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AI uses Wi-Fi data to estimate how many people are in a room

You can tell a lot about people from their Wi-Fi connections — including, as it turns out, how many of them are standing near an access point. In a newly published research paper (“DeepCount: Crowd Counting with WiFi via Deep Learning“) on the preprint server Arxiv.org, scientists describe an AI activity recognition model — DeepCount […]

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Buoyant raises $10 million to manage cloud apps with network meshes

Buoyant, a San Francisco company developing an open source mesh for cloud applications, today announced that it has raised $10 million in a funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from existing investors Benchmark and A Capital. This comes after a $10.5 million series A round in July 2017, bringing the company’s […]

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