Monday, May 1, 2017

Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold

Microsoft announced today that it was acquiring Bellevue-based Intentional Software for an undisclosed amount of money. With the purchase, Charles Simonyi, Intentional founder, Chairman, and CTO, who helped develop some of...

Elk is a zero clutter currency converter app

There’s no shortage of currency converter apps for travelers to load onto their iPhones, but there’s also no shortage of badly designed currency converter apps — so the simplicity and speed...

Volkswagen doubles down on China with $180M investment in smart technology for cars

Volkswagen is doubling down on China and AI in one fell swoop after the automaker announced a $180 million investment in Chinese startup Mobvoi to bring smart technology into its cars....

Zoë Quinn’s book about Gamergate is available for preorder

Zoë Quinn, creator of punk games, knows more than most about the sharp end of online harassment. But she also knows what it takes to fight back, an important skill now...

Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then...

Baidu’s AI team taught a virtual agent just like a human would their baby

Baidu’s artificial intelligence research team has achieved a significant milestone: teaching a virtual agent ‘living’ in a 2D environment how to navigate its world using natural language commands, by first teaching...

What’s up with the song in the new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer?

It's a little on-the-nose for a show about a powerful chair to use the song "Sit Down" in a trailer, but that's what Game of Thrones did to us with the...

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are exactly what leaks suggested, and that’s a good...

Pretty much everything you’ve already read about the Samsung Galaxy S8 is true. And that’s a good thing. Whether by accident or design, the company did a truly abysmal job keeping...

AWS launches Amazon Connect, productizes Amazon’s in-house contact center software

AWS continues to add yet more software and services to build out its revenues and touchpoints with businesses that already use its cloud infrastructure for storage and to host and administer...

Museums use CT scans to take the mystery out of mummies

Most of us have a rather cinematic view of mummies: a bandaged body rising out of a sarcophagus, stumbling toward whoever just disturbed their slumber. Of course, this could never happen...

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Berlin Terror Attack Suspect Anis Amri Watched By Police For Six...

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