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Google veteran Jeff Dean takes over as company’s AI chief

Google veteran Jeff Dean takes over as company’s AI chief

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Programmer Jeff Dean was one of Google’s earliest employees, and is credited with helping to create some of the fundamental technologies that powered the tech giant’s rise in the early 2000s. Now he’s been put in charge of Google’s future — taking over as head of the company’s artificial intelligence unit. The move is part […]

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Dragon Quest VR is coming to Japan this month

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Dragon Quest, arguably the most popular video game series of all time in Japan, is getting its first VR entry. Dragon Quest VR is coming to Bandai Namco’s VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo, later this month — the same location that plays host to the stunning VR version of Mario Kart. “It’s honestly like a […]

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Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

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The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th Gen products spread across four of five new categories. The headline is that Intel’s mobile platform will now get Core i9 and Core i7 products with […]

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Intel is bringing its most powerful Core i9 processors to laptops

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Ever since Intel announced its first Core i9 processor for desktops last year, it’s only been a matter of time until the company brought that branding to laptops, too. Today, Intel is announcing its first Core i9 chip for laptops, with what it claims is “the best gaming and creation laptop processor Intel has ever […]

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Here’s Xiaomi’s voice assistant, Xiao AI

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Xiaomi has uploaded an English-subtitled video demonstrating Xiao AI, a voice assistant built specifically for Xiaomi phones. As you’ll see, it’s pretty similar in scope to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant, but is clearly tailored for the Chinese market with hooks into WeChat and so on. Xiao AI is preloaded on the new […]

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John Harrison’s super-accurate clock helped solve the longitude puzzle

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates clockmaker John Harrison, whose efforts to calculate longitude helped people figure out their place in the world — literally. Harrison was born 325 years ago in Yorkshire, England and grew up to become a clockmaker. Before he died in 1776, he developed a series of increasingly accurate clocks that could be […]

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Instagram abandons its Apple Watch app

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Instagram no longer has an Apple Watch app. The Verge can confirm that the version 39.0 update to the iPhone client, which comes with a changelog simply stating “general bug fixes and performance improvements,” removes the Watch app altogether. As 9to5Mac notes, this is likely because of a new restriction that Apple is enforcing. As […]

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Reddit begins rolling out first redesign in a decade

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Reddit has redesigned its website and the changes begin rolling out today, marking the first time in a decade that the social media network has altered its interface. One percent of users will see the new design today, and over the course of the next few months, the design will come to all Reddit users […]

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Snapchat is making a bid for your parents, missing the entire point of Snapchat

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Snapchat aired its first-ever TV ad this past weekend during the NCAA’s Final Four, and it appears to have set its sights on a new audience: your parents. The ad bills Snapchat as “a camera, where how you feel matters more than how you look,” while painting it as an easy way to take photos […]

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Valve quietly hides Steam Machine section from its game store after years of neglect

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Valve has gone ahead and quietly hidden a link to its Steam Machines webpage from the Steam store itself, a move indicative of the ill-fated project to push a console-like transition for gaming PCs in the living room. The move, noticed by PC Gamer today, doesn’t mean Steam Machines can no longer be purchased. You […]

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