Sunday, January 21, 2018

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI

Almost two decades after writing the influential essay on what he calls “The Law of Accelerating Returns”—a theory of evolutionary change concerned with the speed at which systems improve over time—connected devices are now sharing knowledge between themselves, escalating the speed at which they improve.

Lipson sees the recent breakthrough from Google’s DeepMind, a project called AlphaGo Zero, as a stunning example of an AI learning without training data.

Monday, January 15, 2018

HTC U11 EYEs Specs

Also known as HTC U11 Dual SIM with dual-SIM card slots
128GB/6GB (China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines)


Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE

Announced: 2017, May
Status Available: Released 2017, June

Sunday, January 14, 2018

iPhone X Plus News: Release Date, Specs, Features

Infamous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities asserts that Apple will deliver an iPhone X Plus with a 6.5-inch OLED screen.

A noted technology industry expert indicates that the iPhone X Plus, as the device could be branded, will be an exciting proposition when it arrives later this year.

BlackBerry KEYone Specs

BlackBerry KEYone is a cost-effective phone that comes with smart keyboard and is equipped with Android 7.1 OS. It comes with most of the features we've come to expect from a smartphone, including ultra-thin metal body, decent cameras and dual WiFi. You are certainly treated to an excellent user experience.

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Scientists say it may soon be possible to make carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum, driving down costs, making the material more widely available for use in cars, planes and other vehicles.

There’s a trend underway of scientists making petroleum products from plants instead.

Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scientists Develop Graphene Sensors that Could Revolutionize the Internet of Things

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT).

By layering graphene-oxide (a derivative of graphene) over graphene to create a flexible heterostructure the team have developed humidity sensors for remote sensing with the ability to connect to any wireless network.

Meet the robo-MANTIS: Four-legged, four-wheeled robot unveiled at CES can walk or drive to handle any terrain

Motiv Robotics has unveiled its incredible new ‘RoboMantis’ – a four-legged, wheeled robot that can take on everything from first response missions to farming.

With its arms stretched into the air, RoboMantis is much taller than a human, and can operate semi-autonomously.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Continental Launches BEE in the Urban World of the Future

BEE fits in perfectly with Continental’s IAA slogan “Making Mobility a Great Place to Live.” The BEE is part of an entire mobility family in the urban environment of the future.

Whether a mobile cinema, a mobile meeting room or a courier vehicle for Mom’s birthday present, a fun mode of transport for party-goers or a packhorse that can take a heavy load – BEE, Continental’s industrious worker bee for the urban mobility of tomorrow, is all this and much more.


That’s why Intel capped its keynote address at this year’s CES by letting an 18-rotor air taxi prototype (octadecacopter?)

known as the Volocopter VC200 fly across the stage, albeit briefly.

The Volocopter 2X, the company’s first attempt at a production flying taxi.

Toyota’s ultra customizable self-driving vehicle can transport people, goods, or services

Toyota is unveiling its vision of future mobility with the introduction of the innovative e-Palette concept.

The e-Palette is a fully autonomous electric bus that can be customized for different uses within urban environments.

Related: All of Toyota’s cars will be either hybrid or fully electric by 2025 The e-Palette concept is designed to be scalable and customizable for a range of mobility options.

Monday, January 8, 2018

A car 'more intelligent than humans'... for $45,000: Byton unveils electric vehicle to rival Tesla with a 300-mile range, facial recognition and a 50-INCH dashboard touchscreen

The firm finally unveiled its first drivable prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, after teasing the so-called Smart Intuitive Vehicle (SIV) since September.

Byton has revealed the first look at the high-tech electric car it claims will ‘perceive more than what a human being will ever do.'

System can cope with all weather, traffic and lighting conditions.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

Genetic analysis of a baby girl who died at the end of the last ice age shows she belonged to a previously unknown ancient group of Native Americans A baby girl who lived and died in what is now Alaska at the end of the last ice age belonged to a previously unknown group of ancient Native Americans, according to DNA recovered from her bones.

The newly-discovered group, named “ancient Beringians”, appears to have split off from the founding population of Native Americans about 20,000 years ago.

After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband

The city council in Fort Collins, Colorado, last night voted to move ahead with a municipal fiber broadband network providing gigabit speeds, two months after the cable industry failed to stop the project.

Last night's city council vote came after residents of Fort Collins approved a ballot question that authorized the city to build a broadband network.

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboraotry are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and also create shading and insulation.

- Victor Klimov LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 2, 2018—Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure.

Samsung Optimizes Premium Exynos 9 Series 9810 for AI Applications and Richer Multimedia Content

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the launch of its latest premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 Series 9810.

The Exynos 9810, built on Samsung’s second-generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process, brings the next level of performance to smartphones and smart devices with its powerful third-generation custom CPU, faster gigabit LTE modem and sophisticated image processing with deep learning-based software.