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Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw FOU: Microsoft Surface Laptop review: A great notebook with one small flaw

    The back-to-school shopping season is just around the corner, and Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping its new Surface Laptop will be the computer you or your child brings to the classroom.Starting at $999, the Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s attempt to fight back against the growing popularity of Google’s (GOOG, GOOGL) low-cost…

  • WARNING: Italian SUPERVOLCANO is becoming 'more dangerous' as magma builds beneath surface FOU: WARNING: Italian SUPERVOLCANO is becoming ‘more dangerous’ as magma builds beneath surface

    Phlegraean Fields, also known as Campi Flegrei, near Naples, Italy, is showing signs of erupting, volcanologists have warned.Campi Flegrei had been dormant since the 1980s, but it awoke from the decades long slumber last year, and experts are now beginning to understand its full potential.While the volcano did show signs…

  • Artificial intelligence still requires intelligence FOU: Artificial intelligence still requires intelligence

    GUEST: In the world of business and design, we have started using terms like “algorithm” and “machine learning” as magic calculations for problems we would like to gloss over. These terms often become blockers for deeper problem solving and can stall even the most worthwhile projects. “We’ll figure it out…

  • Driverless 'Roborace' car makes street track debut FOU: Driverless ‘Roborace’ car makes street track debut

    It is a car kitted out with technology its developers boldly predict will transform our cities and change the way we live.

  • Google boosts Cloud Natural Language API with automatic content classification and deeper sentiment analysis FOU: Google boosts Cloud Natural Language API with automatic content classification and deeper sentiment analysis

    With the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana all vying for our attention through myriad voice-enabled connected devices and smart speakers, it makes sense that tech companies would invest heavily in natural language processing (NLP). After all, what’s the point of asking Alexa or Siri to…

  • iOS’s early AR games play with perspective and pigeons FOU: iOS’s early AR games play with perspective and pigeons

    Augmented reality is one of the most talked-about features of the iOS 11 launch. When Apple unveiled its ARKit, it told developers it wanted to make iOS the “the largest AR platform in the world.” Studios have published apps and games that are testing out new features and playing with the…

  • Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch FOU: Apple’s wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

    Apple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on Tuesday, but Apple’s own wireless charger may not ship along the new iPhones. A new report from Apple’s Asian supply chain indicates that Apple still needs “technological breakthroughs” before it can start mass-producing its…

  • Imagination creates neural network accelerator for custom processors FOU: Imagination creates neural network accelerator for custom processors

    Imagination Technologies will make it easy for chip designers to embed neural network accelerators in their chips in order to dramatically speed up artificial intelligence processing. London-based Imagination is introducing a design that chip makers can use in their chips, starting sometime next year. The chip component, which can be…

  • Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come. FOU: Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

    In Brazil, Foxconn’s plans unraveled quickly. The administration that had wooed the company was soon swept from power amid corruption allegations and an impeachment vote. Some of the tax breaks that had been promised were reduced or abandoned, as economic growth and consumer spending slumped.Today, Foxconn employs only about 2,800…

  • Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets FOU: Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets

    Audio and podcasting platform Acast has raised $19.5 million from a group of Swedish investors, including Swedbank Robur funds Ny Teknik and Microcap. Founded out of Stockholm in 2014, Acast is an all-encompassing podcast platform that seeks to join the dots between creators, listeners, and advertisers through consumer mobile apps; cloud storage, analytics…

  • 5 ways iMessage is better in iOS 11 FOU: 5 ways iMessage is better in iOS 11

    OPINION: With the arrival of iOS 11 Wednesday, iPhone and iPad users now have a new version of Apple’s mobile iOS operating system, and it comes with a lot of new features like personalized Siri suggestions, ARKit for augmented reality apps and games, an App Store redesign, and a new version…

  • How Monsanto Manufactured Outrage At Chemical Cancer Classification It Expected FOU: How Monsanto Manufactured Outrage At Chemical Cancer Classification It Expected

    · “Identify/ request third-party experts to blog, op/ed, tweet and/or link, repost, retweet, etc.” The documents show one such “expert,” academic Henry Miller, was provided a draft article