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Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused investment arm, steps out of the shadows

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PAIR will focus on the relationship between people and technology, new applications it enables, and how to make it comprehensive for all. A blog post announcing the launch of the project attributed to Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas, senior staff research scientists at Google Brain , claims that Google wants to extend the current use case of AI by "building systems with people in mind at the start of the process" - a technique it has termed as " human-centered machine learning ". Read More »

Ukraine Officials Push for Biometric Border Screening

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According to National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, the decision to introduce biometric control on the Ukrainian border would, first of all, affect Russian citizens. Stoltenberg called on Russian Federation to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and said that the alliance would be supplying hardware to protect Ukraine's computers from cyberattacks. Read More »

Dell reveals Latitude 2-in-1 pricing and availability details

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The device will cost $ 1,200. The laptop does come with traditional battery charging as well if you're not interested in wireless charging. While the notebook's performance may not be all that wonderful, the novelty of the wireless charging is what will attract users to buy the notebook, which will involve having to shell out those extra Dollars as well. Read More »

Valve releases an update for the original Half

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Check out the patch notes below for yourself. While it is nice to see the old game getting some attention, fans also question why the developer bothered to update a game that has been around for so long. Fixed malformed SAV files allowing arbitrary files to be written into the game folder . The rational among you will think this has nothing to do with whether or not Valve is ramping up work on a Half-Life sequel, seeing as the patch was made to address specific problems. Read More »

'Tubelight': Interesting facts about the Salman Khan film

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Usually Salman's films perform exceptionally during Eid and the holiday season too made no difference. According to ANI, distributors, after the set back of the film, were asking for refunds from Khan, according to ANI. Buyers of Salman's " Tubelight " were in utter shock after the film nearly ended its theatrical run by raking in a mere Rs 115 crore approx. Komal Nahta shared this on his Twitter handle, added in her tweet, shared: "SalmanKhan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to ... Read More »

What Quentin Tarantino's Next Movie Will Be About

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Manson , who is in his 80s now, was the leader, and proposed lead singer, of the Manson Family, a fringe group of outsiders who became the most famous mass murderers in America. Over the course of several hours, the four used guns and knives to brutally murder Tate - who was eight months pregnant - and four visitors. Manson had sent his followers to a home he believed belonged to a record executive who had spurned him, but mistakenly entered Tate's residence. Read More »

Trump questions abound on eve of US Women's Open

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Brittany Lincicome, a seven-time victor on the LPGA Tour, recently told the Chicago Tribune that she hoped the president would stay away from the event so the focus will be on the golfers and not Trump. That ambition is off to a rough start thanks to a USA Today report that says Donald Trump threatened the USGA with legal action if it moved this week's championship from his New Jersey venue. Read More »

The Escapists 2 Announced for Late August Release

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You'll need determination and drive to avoid the unquestioningly devoted guards, constant surveillance, and the Illustrious Leader himself, in your bid for freedom. As the name suggests, Create-A-Con lets you create a prisoner avatar, with over 300 customisation options from skin colour to hair style and everything in between. Read More »

BBY Stock Crashes - Here's Why Best Buy is Toast

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Shares of best Buy are plummeting after the news broke. The tech giant is rolling out its own version of Best Buy's popular Geek Squad service, which offers in-home product installations and repairs on electronics and appliances. But it also underscores worries that Best Buy will face competition in one of the few areas where it maintained a unique edge. For its most recent quarter, Best Buy's same-store sales for its services segment, which includes Geek Squad, were up a tepid ... Read More »

Coming soon to Facebook Messenger: More ads

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More than 1.2 billion people use Messenger every month, according to Facebook. When Facebook first started testing News Feed ads in January, they acknowledged that this potential invasion of privacy was a concern. The test comes as Facebook tries to maximize its money making, with ads representing the bulk of its total revenue. Also, companies can only send sponsored messages once they have had a conversation with a user. Read More »

Polestar tunes the new Volvo XC60

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But neither of those cars is hybrid powered, and neither can match the 421 hp (314 kW) on offer in the Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar . The 1848kg SUV packs a turbocharged and supercharged four-pot, with an electric motor originally capable of 65kW. Read More »

Xiaomi possibly teases the Mi Max 2 phablet for India launch

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the successor to Mi Max phablet, which was announced in India in June past year. If at all we go by the teasers, it could be the newest Mi Max 2 which was launched with the company's tagline "big is back". This is mated with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB of onboard storage. The device sports an all metal body, infrared remote control and rear fingerprint sensor. Read More »

US Bombers Conduct Live-Fire Drill Near North Korean Border

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That idea has been rejected by the US and South Korea in the past, who say halting their legal defensive military exercises in exchange for a freeze on North Korea's aggressive illegal missile and nuclear programs is a false equivalence. "Trump has moved markets and China more within months than [Barack] Obama in eight years", said Cliff Tan, East Asian head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. Read More »

Need to find out reasons behind Baduria: Amartya Sen

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With violence brewing in West Bengal , Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday ensured completely safety and security to Sikkim, a neighboring state. A central team of the BJP comprising party MPs Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh, was yesterday stopped from visiting the communal clashes-hit Basirhat area in West Bengal and detained. Read More »

Antonio Rudiger Joins Blues from Roma on 5-Year Contract

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Starsport understands Costa, who finds himself in limbo as he can not re-sign for old club Atletico Madrid until January, has offered an olive branch to Conte. So far, it is fair to say former Marseille hitman Michy Batshuayi's Chelsea career has not been what he hoped. In August 2015 the German on loan moved to Roma . Read More »

LEADING OFF: Stanton, Judge set for All-Star Home Run Derby

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Despite the week away from the action culminating with the All-Star game between the American League and National League on Tuesday night, all eyes are fixed on the Home Run Derby on Monday. Judge had six home runs early in the second round and wisely took a time out. Sano looked worn out, though, in the finals and took 50 seconds to hit his first home run. Read More »

New Xbox Summer Sale includes deals on console bundles and more

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Discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players on Xbox Live. When you opt for these bundles, Microsoft has thrown in an additional offer of $10 off for 3-month Xbox Live gold membership and $10 off on wireless controllers. Read More »

Weekend Sales Down? The Amazon Prime Day Effect!

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While Prime Day offers deals on certain items, don't assume that every discount will be a smart buy. JCPenney launched a "Cyber in July" promotion with 30% off using the coupon code 24FORYOU and free shipping with a $49 minimum that runs all the way through next Sunday. Read More »

Apple Announces New Data Center

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The centre will be powered entirely by renewable methods, in keeping with Apple's drive to maintain 100 precent green energy production across its fleet of global data centres. Apple's first data centre in Denmark near the town of Viborg is due to begin operations later this year. "The proposed data center is now under judicial review", a spokeswoman said. Read More »

Here are the TV deals of Prime Day 2017

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This means virtually any TV show or movie with a night scene, or a scene shot in bright daylight with shadows, will suddenly look much, much better - dark scenes are no longer a smudgy blur, and day scenes get an extra dose of vividness. At least two sites, Slickdeals.net with its Amazon Prime Day page and BestBlackFriday.com will be tracking the best deals . "Verify that you're getting a good price with a third party price checking website like CamelCamelCamel or DealNews ". Read More »

Valve Hit A Record 40000 Steam Accounts With The Ban Hammer

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The big swing took place on July 6-the Summer Sale ended on July 5-and is far and away the biggest single-day ban wave in the history of Steam, almost tripling the previous mark of 15,000 bans that was set on October 12, 2016. Buying multiple copies of the same game to later gift it to other alternate accounts when the main one inevitably gets caught was a tactic well known in cheating circles. Read More »

California hit by widespread wildfires amid heatwave

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The fire damaged buildings at the Rancho Alegre Boy Scouts of America outdoor school, killing animals at its nature center and leaving the camp in ruins. They were in Oroville on Friday afternoon when the fire broke out and roads to their hillside home were blocked. Some families might have to wait for weeks until they get news of their homes. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note FE might launch globally this month

The Korean Herald , citing several unnamed sources, says Samsung is considering releasing the Galaxy Note 7 'Fan Edition, ' FE for short, outside of its native South Korea. Consumer Reports had a almost identical sentiment regarding the Galaxy S8's fingerprint scanner location. I found that using a case with a groove around the fingerprint scanner helped me find the S8's fingerprint scanner more easily. Read More »

Facebook and Google Join Net Neutrality "Day of Action"

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The term was created by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu in 2003 as an extension of the longstanding concept of a common carrier, which was used to describe the role of telephone systems. "Congress and the FCC need to listen to the public, not just lobbyists". Do you think a day of action will have any effect? "From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we've shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption". Read More »

Antero Midstream Partners (AM) Receives News Impact Score of 0.31

It has outperformed by 4.96% the S&P500. Chickasaw Capital Management Llc increased Magellan Midstream Partners Lp ( MMP ) stake by 4.71% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. (NYSE:MMP) on Monday, November 16 with "Buy" rating . 03/10/2016 - Summit Midstream Partners, LP was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Citigroup. Read More »

United States bombers fly over Korea in response to ICBM test

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USA military officials described the mission Friday as a defensive show of force and unity from the three allied nations and said it demonstrated "the ironclad US commitment to our allies". Though Pyongyang has never renounced the use of force to reunify the divided peninsula, regime wrath is far deeper to Japan and the USA than it is to fellow Korean cousins in the successful and democratic South. Read More »