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Archive for September, 2016

Think Snapchat’s Spectacles are weird? Then you’re old. And DON’T think Google Glass. It’s where mobile is going.

  Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer   26 September 2016 (Tel Aviv) – So what do you think about Snap’s first hardware product – their newly announced Spectacles? Maybe you’re thinking about Google Glass, the spectacularly failed hardware project that took the world by storm for not much more than a minute? Well, it’s […]


  • Sep 21, 2016
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Google’s Assistant: the tech giant’s big bet on artificial intelligence

  Alphabet is set to reveal its foray into conversational computing in the coming weeks   Courtesy of the Financial Times   21 September 2016 – Google’s big bet on computers that can teach themselves is about to face its most significant examination. “Machine learning” has brought artificial intelligence (AI) back into the technology mainstream which, […]


  • Sep 19, 2016
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Google “Trips” launches, “Destinations” expands, as Alphabet focuses on travel [with VIDEO]

  19 September 2016 – Google has created a travel app that organizes flight, hotel, car and restaurant reservations with offline accessibility a main highlight. Says Google: “Google Trips is a personalized tour guide in your pocket. Each trip contains key categories of information, including day plans, reservations, things to do, food & drink, and more, […]


  • Sep 16, 2016
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As machine learning technology improves, blurred or pixelated images are not as safe as they may seem

16 September 2016 –  The University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University are saying blurred or pixelated images are not as safe as they may seem. As machine learning technology improves, the methods used to hide sensitive information become less secure. Quartz reports: Using simple deep learning tools, the three-person team was able to […]


  • Sep 16, 2016
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Apple explores the idea of killing headphone jack on the MacBook Pro

16 September 2016 – Less than two weeks after Apple unveiled its headphone jack-less iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company is already exploring the idea of doing the same on its flagship computing lineup. A note on The Next Web: Apple might be going all-in with the wireless revolution as the company is now […]


  • Sep 5, 2016
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What we (think) we know about the new iPhone launching tomorrow, 7 September

  Eric De Grasse Chief Technology Officer 6 September 2016 – The year’s iPhones (and maybe Apple Watches) will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday, 7 September. Small deal: dropping the headphone socket. Big deal: totally new camera system. As we noted in our blast to clients before our summer holiday break, the headphone socket change is not a […]


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