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AI Programmed to Learn at Human Speed

Researchers have created a computational model that enables artificial intelligence to learn the way humans do, according to an article published last week in the journal Science. The model gives AI the ability to recognize handwritten alphabetical characters as fast as humans can. While AI systems have been able to learn to spot patterns and make inferences from pictures and ... Read More »

Samsung’s S7 May Fall Just Shy of Innovation

The S7 also will have a USB Type-C port, which will make for faster charging; a camera optimized for low-light photography; and possibly a retina scanner and an external memory card slot in some versions, the report said. The camera lens will be flush with the back of the phone instead of bulging out as the Galaxy S6’s lens does. ... Read More »

India’s PSLV Rocket Successfully Places 6 Satellites From Singapore In Orbit

Today’s launch is the 50th launch of a big rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota; it is also the 32nd flight of the PSLV. SRIHARIKOTA:  India’s workhorse rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV, successfully placed six satellites from Singapore in orbit after launching from Indian Space Research Organisation’s space port in Sriharikota this evening. Today’s ... Read More »

Nvidia Updates Shield Tablet, Shaves $100 Off Price

Nvidia on Tuesday revealed a refreshed Shield Tablet K1 and indicated that it isn’t done updating the gaming slate. One of the biggest parts of the refresh is a cut of US$100 off the price of the 16-GB tablet. The original Shield Tablet was available in a $299 16-GB version and a $399 32-GB variant. There’s also a new battery, ... Read More »

NASA Awards Space Robot R&D Projects to MIT, Northeastern

NASA on Tuesday announced it has awarded one R5 humanoid robot each toMIT and Northeastern University to conduct research on adapting them for use in space. The universities were selected from U.S. entries in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge held in June. NASA seeks to engage a diverse and talented pool of engineers and scientists to develop ... Read More »

Dojo Stands Cybersecurity Guard for Smart Homes

Dojo-Labs on Thursday introduced Dojo, a device that plugs into the router of a home network and acts as a watchdog to ensure that everything connected to the network is operating on its best behavior. The device brings some of the advanced technologies used to protect corporate networks to the home. It can prevent attacks and detect intrusions by observing ... Read More »

Microsoft HoloLens, Volvo to Pioneer Augmented Car Showroom Experience

Microsoft HoloLens on Thursday announced a partnership with Volvo Cars to develop a new holographic technology that could change the way consumers experience auto showrooms. The tech would let potential buyers stay put in the physical world while experiencing an automobile in an entirely new way, suggested Scott Erickson, senior director of Microsoft HoloLens. Through augmented reality — utilizing Microsoft’s ... Read More »

Escape From Silicon Valley

My wife and I originally planned to escape to Belize but found the unreliable infrastructure, lack of good medical care, and massive crime problem there were not conducive to our continued survival. Instead of Paradise, Belize looked a lot like hell once we got a chance to spend some quality time there. Well, we reset and this summer moved to ... Read More »

A Dumb Watch Dock, a Smart VR Phone Case, and a Fantastic Fireball Thrower

Hello, and welcome to a fresh-out-the-oven edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares. the column that determines whether the latest gadget announcements are ready to serve or have to bake a little longer. Cooling on the window this week are an official Apple Watch dock, a mesh router system, a virtual reality smartphone case, and a wristband that can shoot fireballs. ... Read More »

New Tech Targets Enterprise Ransomware

Ransomware has been a scourge not only for consumers, but for the enterprise, too. The malicious software can be particularly nettlesome for enterprises because they have to protect so many endpoints — phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and servers. The company, which gained some notoriety when Netflix said it was ditching its antivirus software for SentinelOne’s Endpoint Protection Platform, has a ... Read More »