There is more than oil and gas or oceans of saltwater that energy exploration companies bring to the surface when they drill deep into the earth. They are also drilling for terabytes of data that reveal how well their drilling rigs are performing, the types of rock encountered below the … [Read More...]
Would you like a dock for your iPhone that turns it into a laptop? That’s one idea that Apple is exploring that keeps the iPhone at the heart of Cupertino’s mobile empire while continuing to manage the decline of macOS powered options.
Published today, the patent describes a dock for a smartphone that replicates the look and feel of a traditional laptop. As always with patents, they are not necessarily guaranteed to lead to public releases. But they do offer a look into Apple’s research labs and the avenues they are exploring.
The patent details an enclosure that looks remarkably like the MacBook placeholder in previous submissions to the USPTO. Your iPhone would slot into the equivalent space of the trackpad and connect through the lightning port. The iPhone would drive the experience, interfacing with the keyboard and touchscreen in the
To read more see the full post at: Apple's Predictable iPhone Mission To Replace The MacBook - Forbes
With technology giants eyeing the cloud to scale newer heights, the space of cloud computing is turning competitive. Amid this rigid competition, technological advancement and immense opportunity within the space, Alibaba Cloud is set to become a key growth driver for Alibaba Group (BABA) in the years ahead. Here’s how Aliyun (Alibaba Cloud), the cloud computing arm and one of the fastest growing business units of Alibaba, is geared to power its parent company.
Cloud & China
China’s market has historically trailed behind the U.S. in terms of adoption of computing models and IT architectures. Although the time lag has been radically bridged over the past two decades, the trend is clearly visible in China’s current cloud computing market.
The cloud computing market in China, which was about $1.5 billion in 2013 (3% of China’s enterprise IT market) is expected to reach $20 billion by 2020,
To read more see the full post at: Alibaba (BABA)'s Cloud Efforts To Soar Higher - Nasdaq
In early 2015, architects of Google’s Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the real-time tracking of smartphones as their users traversed retail stores, city streets, and just about anywhere else. A recently published research paper found that the measure remains missing on the vast majority of Android phones and is easily defeated on the relatively small number of devices that do support it.
Like all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, smartphones are constantly scanning their surroundings for available access points, and with each probe, they send a MAC—short for media access control—address associated with the handset. Throughout most of the history of Wi-Fi, the free exchange of MAC addresses didn’t pose much threat to privacy. That all changed with the advent of mobile computing. Suddenly MAC addresses left a never-ending series of digital footprints that revealed a
To read more see the full post at: Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it - Ars Technica
London-based Quantexa, a big data analytics provider, has raised $3.3 million in funding. Albion Ventures and HSBC were the lead investors.
Quantexa Limited (“Quantexa” or the “Company”) today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million investment, led by Albion Ventures and HSBC. Quantexa’s rapid growth has underpinned a Series A fundraising within its first year, with the new capital used to further accelerate product development and international expansion.
Founded in 2016 by a team of world-class software, data and advanced analytics experts, Quantexa currently uses big data analytics to tackle complex financial crime and data challenges within the financial services, corporate and public sectors. In its first year, the Company has been awarded several significant enterprise mandates in its target sectors.
The investment will enable Quantexa to further accelerate the development of its revolutionary Entity Resolution and Network Analytics software, which has a unique ability to resolve
To read more see the full post at: Big data firm Quantexa attracts $3.3 mln - PE Hub (subscription) (blog)
Gary is out at the FIRST Robotics Competition Regional at UC Davis. Sixty area and out of state high schools will bring students, teachers, mentors, sponsors and family members to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. This high-tech sporting event will allow teams to compete for honors and recognition that reward design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork and more.
To read more see the full post at: First Robotics Competition Sacramento Regional - FOX40
St. Clair Middle School students Spencer Hack, left, Andrew Parr, Raine Caister, Quinn Schwarz and Mitchell Hack won a qualifying tournament for the Michigan Robofest Championships.(Photo: Bob Gross, Times Herald)Buy Photo
“I’ve got eight different teams and one of the teams competed last Saturday and took a first place,” said Scott P. Eisele, a technology teacher at St. Clair Middle School and St. Clair High School.
“They scored two perfect rounds.”
A Robofest team at St. Clair Middle School won a qualifier for the state championship games. Bob Gross, Times Herald
The competition was a qualifier for the Michigan State Robofest Championship, May 13
To read more see the full post at: St. Clair Middle School Robotics team wins state qualifier - Port Huron Times Herald
It is now table stakes for artificial intelligence algorithms to “learn” about the world around them. The next level: For AI bots to learn how to talk to each other — and develop their own shared language.
New research released last week by OpenAI, the artificial intelligence nonprofit lab founded by Elon Musk and Y Combinator president Sam Altman, details how they’re training AI bots to create their own language, based on trial and error, as the bots move around a set environment.
This is different from how artificial intelligence algorithms typically learn — using large sets of data, like to recognize a dog by taking in thousands of pictures of dogs.
The world the researchers created for the AI bots to learn in is a computer simulation of a simple, two-dimensional white square. There, the AIs, which took the shape of green, red and blue circles, were tasked with
To read more see the full post at: These AI bots created their own language to talk to each other - Recode
About a dozen students from Desert Mirage Elementary School in Glendale are ready to show off their robotics skills in a worldwide competition.
This is the first year the school put a robotics program in place and they were excited that three of their teams beat out the state competition, to move on to the “Vex Worlds Event” in Louisville, Kentucky.
The students design and build their own robots. They compete against other teams, just like a sporting event, getting their robots through challenges and obstacles.
“It means the world,” said seventh grader Sidney Casillas, who is on an all-girls team. “My team wasn’t the best in the beginning but we spent so much time and it’s just crazy that we are able to go to world.”
Many of the students have found a passion for technology by joining the group.
“You can make anything out of
To read more see the full post at: Glendale students heading to international robotics competition - ABC15 Arizona
Intel has put its artificial intelligence efforts under one group led by Naveen Rao, former CEO of Nervana, which was acquired by the chip giant.
The next wave of IT innovation will be powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. We look at the ways companies can take advantage of it and how to get started.
The company has been repositioning via acquisitions to focus on Internet of Things to autonomous vehicles. The upshot is that Intel is trying to build a data center to IoT stack powered by its processors.
See: Intel’s Mobileye purchase may really be about thwarting Nvidia’s car to cloud, data center connection | Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3 billion, eyes autonomous driving market, computer vision | Intel integrates Nervana technology into product roadmap
In a blog post, Rao outlined how the Artificial
To read more see the full post at: Intel creates AI group, aims for more focus - ZDNet
Seacrest Country Day School RoboRays celebrating victory at Orlando FIRST Regional robotics tournament held March 11 – 12.(Photo: Submitted)
Seacrest Country Day School’s high school robotics team has qualified for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotics world championship in Houston, Texas.
The RoboRays, only in their second year, beat 60 other teams at a FIRST competition in Orlando last week to win the title of co-regional champions alongside two other teams.
“There was a bit of confusion and disbelief,” said Seacrest senior Kate Talano, 17, a scouter for the RoboRays. “I’m really humbled to have been able to witness that experience. I’ve never seen a team so dedicated.”
Most of the teams that compete in FIRST competitions are made up of at least 50 team members and some have upwards of 100. The RoboRays have only 13 students.
To read more see the full post at: Seacrest's robotics team qualifies for world competition - Naples Daily News