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January 19th, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Baidu image recognition better than Google and close to human level

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A sample of the effects Baidu used to augment images.

Baidu’s computer vision system is close to human level with fewer errors than Google. Continue Reading »

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January 4th, 2015 at 10:06 am

56.1% of Paid Online Ads are Never Seen

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An incredible 56.1% of ads on the internet are not seen by humans, according to new research released today by Google.
“With the advancement of new technologies we now know that many display ads that are served never actually have the opportunity to be seen by a user,” said Google group product manager Sanaz Ahari in a blog post.

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December 29th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ray Kurzweil believes we don’t need to fear artificial intelligence

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Ray Kurzweil:  Stephen Hawking, the pre-eminent physicist, recently warned that artificial intelligence (AI), once it surpasses human intelligence, could pose a threat to the existence of human civilization. Elon Musk, the pioneer of digital money, private spaceflight and electric cars, has voiced similar concerns.

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December 29th, 2014 at 11:55 am

Google sues Visa and MasterCard

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With little ceremony and only two days before Christmas, Google filed an antitrust law against Visa and MasterCard for setting “supracompetitive” interchange rates from 2004 to 2012. This is but one more volley in the Battle Royale between big companies like Wal-Mart, Target, and Macy’s and major players in the payments industry.

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December 15th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Which Smart Home Device will be Under your Tree this Year?

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Apple’s splash into home automation with addition of HomeKit to iOS 8 is expected to have a huge impact on sales of smart home devices in 2015 according to a Park Associates report that found 37% of U.S. Households plan to purchase one or more devices next year.

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December 3rd, 2014 at 8:08 am

Google’s secret alliance with the NSA

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Engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, back in mid-December 2009, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts. Those accounts included those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing.

 

 

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November 28th, 2014 at 9:28 am

Google to launch 180 low-orbit satellites that provide Internet access

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The billion-dollar project will complement Google’s balloons and drones.

Google wants to deploy a fleet of satellites to extend internet access to areas around the world that do not have internet access. The fleet of satellites will cost Google $1 billion. Google “will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand.”

 

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October 22nd, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Why Google could beat Apple and become the first $1 trillion company

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Google could beat Apple to the milestone.

Colin Gillis, a technology analyst at BGC Partners predicts Google Inc. will be the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization, not current front-runner Apple Inc.

 

 

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October 16th, 2014 at 9:09 am

Top 4 scenarios for the future of transportation

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Self-driving cars manage to backfire on Los Angeles and cause even more traffic.

In the year 2030, Google has taken over Atlanta’s transportation system. Self-driving cars have failed to solve Los Angeles’s traffic problems. There’s a fleet of smart buses and on-demand “jitneys” in New Jersey And Boston is hyper-dense: People live in downtown micro-apartments and get around mostly by walking and cycling.

 

 

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October 15th, 2014 at 10:18 am

How Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you without cookies

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Whether, you’re using an iOS or Android device, you are able to turn off most of the tracking mechanisms.

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and Apple have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.

 

 

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