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Microsoft releases Seeing AI, an app that narrates the world around you Microsoft releases Seeing AI, an app that narrates the world around you
- July 13, 2017

The Seeing AI app is able to do all of these using artificial intelligence. In a video demonstrating the app's abilities, the app described a young woman with glasses by saying: '28-year-old female, wearing glasses, looking happy'. This will let the Seeing AI app recognize what's happening in a picture that the user just captured. Advanced features like describing an entire scene or recognizing hand-written documents still require a connection to the cloud to function though. (more...)
Chinese troops leave for Djibouti to set up military base Chinese troops leave for Djibouti to set up military base
- July 13, 2017

The project is a revival of ancient silk routes, and is also a way for China to assert geopolitical influence in places where US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has left a power vacuum. The Global Times , a newspaper which often takes a nationalist tone, said the new facility was indeed a military base. The modest, fruitless country sandwiched between Ethiopia , Eritrea and Somalia likewise have US, Japanese and French bases. (more...)
Scientist Studies 215000 Adults, Now Believes Coffee Will Make You Live Longer Scientist Studies 215000 Adults, Now Believes Coffee Will Make You Live Longer
- July 12, 2017

Researchers found that coffee was linked to a reduced risk of death from digestive diseases in both men and women, as well as a decreased risk of death from cerebrovascular and circulatory disease among women. "If people enjoy their coffee they can relax and enjoy their coffee ", he said, adding that people should not imagine that drinking extra coffee would militate against "other bad health behaviours". (more...)
Asean markets largely flat ahead of Yellen testimony
- July 12, 2017

On Monday, financial markets around the world rallied and the US dollar touched a high of two-months versus the yen as the most recent jobs data from the USA gave investors more confidence in the strength of the USA economy. But BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his resolve to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy until inflation is stably above its 2 percent target. (more...)
'Bagel for Blue' raises money to honor Officer Miosotis Familia 'Bagel for Blue' raises money to honor Officer Miosotis Familia
- July 11, 2017

Familia was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post by an ex-convict, who was later killed after pulling a gun on police . Today (July 5), we join as New Yorkers with our hearts heavy and outraged at the cold-blooded assassination of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia . (more...)
Pacquiao loses belt to Horn in unanimous decision Pacquiao loses belt to Horn in unanimous decision
- July 04, 2017

But two judges scored the fight 115-113 and the third had it 117-111 in favour of Horn as 38-year-old Pacquiao succumbed to the seventh defeat of an illustrious 68-fight professional career. "Nagpahiwatig na (He has given a hint)", said Winchell Campos, a Team Pacquiao member, after the Bible service attended by close to 200 worshippers at the Sofitel Brisbane ballroom. (more...)
How to: Download the iOS 11 public beta
- June 28, 2017

Apple has a full tutorial on how to do so here. After telling you about different issues and risks involved with installing iOS 11 beta on your iPhone , let's tell you how to get it done! Those interested in registering their iPhone or iPad for testing can do so via the Apple Beta Software Program website . (more...)
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
- June 28, 2017

Facebook claims to have 1.94 billion monthly active users. As part of that effort, Facebook says it plans to hire an additional 3,000 people in the next year to review posts . Shares of Facebook were last trading down 1.5% at $151.26, with a consensus analyst price target of $169.30 and a 52-week range of $110.55 to $156.50. (more...)
How to Install the iOS 11 Public Beta (If You Dare)
- June 27, 2017

Download the iOS Beta Configuration Profile (follow the on-screen steps: tap the iOS tab, then tap Download Profile, and tap Install). Developers have been testing the update since it was released during WWDC earlier this month but the public beta marks the first time Apple is making it available to the public. (more...)
Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft
- June 26, 2017

In a recent interview with Business Insider , Spencer confirmed with a simple "no" that the company will not be making a profit off of initial hardware sales (the cost of components inevitably comes down and eventually they will, but for now at least, there's no profit). (more...)
Letters to the Editor, June 26, 2017: Muslims celebrate Ramadan's passing
- June 25, 2017

Same was the scene in other markets of districts like Baramulla, Anantnag, Sopian and others where people were seen busy in buying essentials for Eid celebrations. It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan , as we mark its passing with our family and friends. (more...)
YouTube's new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create YouTube's new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create
- June 24, 2017

The access has now been opened for VR180, Google's new video format that will forge high-resolution VR videos with what's in front of you. Wojcicki said YouTube is also expanding a feature that lets users share videos from the YouTube app. (more...)
It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store
- June 23, 2017

This change will take effect without any notification for the users on Android 2.1 and earlier because of technical restrictions with the Android Market app. The company also pointed out that these older versions of Android are no longer supported by most app developers. What that exactly means is open to interpretation, but at least it looks like Google isn't completely abandoning it just yet. (more...)
Google honors filmmaker Oskar Fischinger with new Doodle Google honors filmmaker Oskar Fischinger with new Doodle
- June 23, 2017

Google has dedicated a musical google to mark the occasion. Today's Doodle aims to pay homage to him, while allowing users to compose their own visual music. His works were impeccable crafted stop-motion animations which were synchronized to music and he constantly fretted and worked over each of them for months and even years before completing a project. (more...)
Whole Foods CEO says brand's standards intact under Amazon
- June 22, 2017

A $48-a-share price tag would be more than reasonable for a fellow retailer that could eliminate overhead at Whole Foods , Short said, while adding that very few companies could outbid Amazon. "They're at the forefront of technology", he said of Amazon, noting, "I think we're gonna get a lot of those innovations in our stores". Amazon's Worldwide Consumer chief, Jeff Wilke, said at the town hall that Whole Foods' healthier options helped change how people think about food. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Team Still Waiting on Xbox One X Dev Kits
- June 20, 2017

Those who buy the consoles from Best Buy will get the controller as well as three months of Xbox Live Gold. However, when a senior Microsoft executive was asked about the Xbox One X by a Business Insider reporter, he was apparently told that Microsoft , even with the rather high price tag is not expected to make any money off the sales of the Xbox One X. (more...)
NASA Telescope Finds 10 More Planets That Could Have Life
- June 20, 2017

Understanding how frequent planets like our own will help NASA develop the next telescope that will directly image planets like Earth. This is the final catalog detailing exoplanet candidates and confirmations from Kepler's survey taken during the first four years observing part of the constellation Cygnus. (more...)
Pawn shop tip was key to capture of Lyle Jeffs Pawn shop tip was key to capture of Lyle Jeffs
- June 16, 2017

According to the FBI's wanted poster, Jeffs was on home confinement while awaiting trial over his alleged involvement in a food stamp fraud case when he escaped. Jeffs was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Thursday in Sioux Falls and was expected to be returned to Utah in the coming days to face the pending food stamp fraud charges, said Jeffs' attorney, Kathryn Nester . (more...)
United States opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord United States opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
- June 14, 2017

Gian Luca Galletti, Italy's environment minister, told reporters that there is a huge gap between the six countries and the USA on their stance toward the agreement , and the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. Canada's official summary of the phone call, issued on the day it occurred, states that the two leaders " agreed to continue working closely with like-minded partners to implement the historic Paris Agreement". (more...)
E3 2017: New footage and gameplay revealed for 'Days Gone'
- June 13, 2017

Deacon places an explosive charge on a nearby boarded wall and blows it, alerting a swarm of nearby zombies to the enemy's presence. We also see that players will not only have the hordes of zombies to fear but other humans as well. From what we have seen of Deacon already, we know he's more than capable of handling himself and getting out of tough situations. Basically, think The Walking Dead or The Last of Us , but with a lot more freedom. (more...)