Nvidia kicks its automotive efforts into high gear

Nvidia kicks its automotive efforts into high gear

Nvidia is no newcomer to the car business. But this was the first year that the chipmaker–better known for developing GeForce GPUs for desktop gaming–chose to focus almost exclusively on automotive technology at CES. At the show, Nvidia did announce its first GPU using more advanced process technology, specifically TSMC’s 16nm FinFET+ process, but it […]

Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

Bezos teases new Kindle hardware for reveal next week

E-readers may not be the most exciting space in tech these days, but some of us still find a place for them in our lives — and it is we happy few whom Jeff Bezos announced, with enthusiasm palpable, that new Kindle hardware is just around the corner. Heads up readers – all-new, top of […]

Facebook’s tool to help the blind “see” images just launched for iOS

Facebook’s tool to help the blind “see” images just launched for iOS

Facebook has launched a tool, Automatic Alternative Text, for blind and visually impaired people to “see” images on the site. For people using screen readers to identify what’s displayed, AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook. This tool, led by Facebook’s accessibility team, has been several months in the making. “You […]

Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

Nest demonstrates the risks of being an early adopter by shutting down Revolv

Remember the Revolv home automation hub? Probably not. The device was released in late 2013, and while fantastic, it largely flew under the radar before Google’s Nest division bought the company, and promptly stopped selling the device. But the device was still available from various retailers and worth the cash for home packed with Internet […]

NASA partners with Microsoft to launch “mixed reality” Mars exhibit

NASA partners with Microsoft to launch “mixed reality” Mars exhibit

NASA has collaborated with Microsoft to create a new mixed-reality exhibit known as “Destination: Mars“, allowing the public to explore the red planet with holographic tour guides. The exhibit will open this summer in Florida at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Featuring the second person on the moon, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, and guided by Curiosity […]

Microsoft AI bot Tay returns to Twitter, goes on spam tirade, then back to sleep

Microsoft AI bot Tay returns to Twitter, goes on spam tirade, then back to sleep

Near a week after being silenced because the internet taught her to be racist, Microsoft’s artificial intelligence bot “Tay” briefly returned to Twitter today, whereon she went on a spam tirade and then quickly fell silent again. Tay was created by the Microsoft Technology and Research and Bing teams in an effort to conduct research on conversational understanding, […]

NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports

NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports

No matter which type of sportsball they’ve been streaming, NextVR has managed to make their live sporting event VR broadcasts some of the most engaging virtual reality experiences available on the Samsung Gear VR platform. For those who’ve enjoyed seeing the company’s live boxing matches, basketball games, soccer matches etc., there’s more where that came from. Today, the company […]

AccorHotels acquires Onefinestay for $170 million

AccorHotels acquires Onefinestay for $170 million

AccorHotels is acquiring Onefinestay for around $170 million (£117 million). The company is also committing to a $70 million investment in Onefinestay (£50 million) over the next few years. Onefinestay is a London-based startup that provides an Airbnb for high-end homes combined with a hotel-like service for hosts and travelers. The startup raised $40 million […]

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Stock Apps For Buying & Trading Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them. Robinhood Trade stocks without fees on Robinhood. After a quick registration, […]