For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer
“Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices,” IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during an interview at MWC. IBM, of course, doesn’t offer a direct competitor to Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa, but the company hopes that develo...
Oppo shows off impressive new zoom technology, but forgets to put it on a real phone
Oppo’s big Mobile World Congress announcement wasn’t an actual phone. Sure it arrived in a prototype roughly the size and shape of a phone, but it wasn’t really. It was proof of concept, the company showing off the imagine technology it’s spent the last year working on. That’s not to say it wasn’t ...
YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box
Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year. The integration will allow X1 users to launch the app by saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote, as well as browse featured conte...
IT services manager Cherwell Software joins private equity giant KKR’s growing tech portfolio
With a new $50 million investment from private equity giant KKR, IT service management company Cherwell Software becomes the latest business in the firm’s growing tech portfolio. The investment, from KKR’s $711 million Next Generation Technology Fund, is the firm’s fifth deal since closing the fund...
Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships
Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A candy bar feature phone whose main selling point is its ability to play Snake, eclipsing BlackBerry’s own nostalgia-t...
Twitch will sell video games on its site starting this spring
Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch announced this morning that it will now sell games directly on its platform – a not entirely surprising expansion for the service where developers are already taking advantage of the site’s social community to get the word out about their games, and eng...
Kinetise now lets you download the code you make in their drag and drop app creator
The world of mobile development is a hairy one. You can code things yourself and hurt your brain on React Native or you can use a drag-and-drop editor and get locked into one platform forever. But now app development house Kinetise is offering the best of both worlds. Kinetise, who I’ve talked abou...
LeoLabs raises $4M to build out its space debris collision avoidance network
Low-Earth orbit is a prime candidate for explosive commercial growth, but it’s also a space where the risk of actual explosions resulting from debris impact is a legitimate concern for businesses focused on the opportunity. That’s the problem LeoLabs aims to address, a startup spun out of SRI Inter...
Cordial raises $6 million for its customized, automated email marketing service
Developing a software that tracks user behavior across apps and websites, and generates targeted marketing emails for those users has garnered the San Diego-based technology company Cordial $6 million in new funding. The San Diego-based company is founded by a team of longtime email marketing profe...
Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups
While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in ...
The infuriating silence of Donald Trump over an Indian engineer’s murder in Kansas
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Update - Dog Ate Neighbor's Drone
A small update to my neighbor flying his drone in my backyard and attacking my dog: I was served a summons by a Sheriff's Deputy, neighbor decided to take me to Small Claims over his drone. My MIL is a paralegal secretary, so I was able to get a free consultation with a lawyer where she works to ask...
Crystal Palace fans accidentally vandalise their own team bus
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Dank Pence meme
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Spicer arranged, sat in on CIA, GOP intelligence push-back
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[Homemade] Seared Sea Scallops with Lemon Herb Butter
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LPT: When starting a new job, arrive early everyday for the first month. You'll build a reputation and never be seen as a 'late person' even when you are time to time.
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Carneval wagons in Düsseldorf, Germany - xpost /r/pics
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Stop the scandal of female egg cups!
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I tried to sue the airport for losing my luggage.
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Exclusive Picture: Female Anaconda Strangles Male After Sex
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‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Coming—How to See It