Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics

AI chip startup Hailo Technologies expands Series A to more than $20 million

Artificial intelligence (AI) chips — that is, microprocessors optimized for machine learning workloads — are poised to attract tens of billions of dollars in investment capital within the next decade. Allied Market Research forecasts that they’ll be a $37.8 billion industry by 2025, fueled by growing demand for faster, cheaper, […]

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How GoDaddy is increasing cloud security but keeping developers creative (VB Live)

Companies have been steadily moving to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, but once your data moves beyond private architecture, you face potential attacks that legacy security measures can’t address. To learn how to best protect your enterprise and data, join GoDaddy’s VP of engineering and others at this VB Live event! […]

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Want your sales teams to always be closing? Adopt AI (VB Live)

Artificial intelligence can increase your leads and appointments by 50 percent, reduce costs up to 60 percent, cut call time up to 70 percent, and slash admin work by 40 percent. So why aren’t your sales teams totally AI-enabled? Learn more about how AI can help your salespeople take back […]

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Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial

With a market cap ten times higher than Qualcomm’s, Apple is hard to imagine as a victim of a billion-dollar extortion campaign, but the latest developments in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm are calling both companies’ negotiating tactics into question. At issue during testimony today: cross-allegations […]

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Apple Health Records survey shows mixed but positive early results

Over the last five years, Apple’s move into health-related products and services has been cautious but unmistakable, starting with the debut of the Apple Watch and continuing with everything from HealthKit medical studies to an iPhone Health Records feature. Now a small survey by the University of California at San Diego is quantifying how early […]

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Tech’s countless ‘solutions’ are a problem of their own

The biggest problem in the world is solutions. There’s an app for everything, a vendor for everything, so why isn’t everything perfect yet? The answer is that solutions have costs. First among these is that you don’t have time to use all of these apps: You only have 24 hours […]

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CES 2019 was where wearables lost all shame and aimed for every body part

When you think of the word wearables in a CES context, the image that typically comes to mind is of smartwatches — at this point, pretty iterative ones. There are the round digital ones; the round analog ones; the square, rounded square, and rectangular ones, each design set in stone […]

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ProBeat: This Google Assistant Ride video is what CES should be all about

Tuning into CES remotely is just not the same, or so I’m told. Nothing can compete with being one of the 180,000 attendees jostling to see what tech will bring this year and beyond. So I cannot offer you an overview of what CES 2019 was all about (see Dean’s […]

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CrowdAnalytix raises $40 million for crowdsourced AI algorithms

Designing, training, and validating sophisticated machine learning algorithms can suck up a lot of hours — particularly if you’re dealing with sparse datasets. This has given rise to a cottage industry of crowdsourced data science, led by Google’s Kaggle and companies like Topcoder. And the market’s growth potential is getting […]

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How NASDAQ harnesses hyper-converged infrastructure and virtualization for zero downtime (VB Live)

Hyper-converged infrastructure is great, but adding virtualization as an integral part of your stack means more savings, increased IT agility, advanced multi-cloud ability and more. To learn more about how virtualization can remove complexity and increase efficiency, and how to choose the right HCI tool, catch up now on this […]

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Gartner and IDC: HP and Lenovo shipped the most PCs in 2018, but total numbers fell

The PC market is still declining, according to research firms Gartner and IDC. While the two agreed on that 2018 was negative, they disagreed on who shipped more PCs: HP or Lenovo. As with the year before, Dell was indisputably third. Both firms continue to be optimistic about the PC […]

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OneLogin raises $100 million to help enterprises manage access and identity

Not every startup manages to reach — or exceed — $100 million in financing. Those that do join an exclusive group  of fundraisers and can enjoy a massive vote of confidence from the venture capitalists and angels who help put them there. As of this morning, OneLogin is the latest […]

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Energous’ WattUp can charge hearing aids and other devices from 15 feet away

San Jose, California company Energous — the brainchild of George Holmes, an MIT graduate and former sales executive at Lucent — has made considerable progress toward its goal of ubiquitous power-at-a-distance charging in five years. It’s amassed more than 170 patents, partnered with Dialog Semiconductor to manufacture and sell its […]

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Cashierless checkout startup Standard Cognition acquires Explorer.ai for in-store maps

Cashierless store startup Standard Cognition today announced it has acquired Explorer.ai, a company whose mapping technology was first developed at Carnegie Mellon University for autonomous vehicles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Explorer’s tech will help Standard map larger stores and expand its cashierless store solution for customers into […]

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Oledcomm’s LiFiMax uses light to broadcast data at up to 100Mbps

Using light instead of Wi-Fi to beam data across a room might soon be the norm for everyday business, if Oledcomm has its way. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, the French company announced a low-profile ceiling lamp — LiFiMax — that offers an internet connection over light waves to […]

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MicroStrategy 9 promises voice queries, hyper-targeted intelligence

MicroStrategy launched a new release of its longstanding business intelligence platform today, MicroStrategy 9, and it comes with big promises. “Just by walking into a room, the information that’s relevant to why you’re there is served up to you, popping up on any device or nearby surface,” reads the press […]

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First Alert’s new smoke alarm lets you place calls through Alexa

Don’t look now, but Amazon’s Alexa is making its way to home security systems. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, San Francisco company First Alert unveiled a refreshed alarm system — the Onelink Safe and Sound — with Alexa built in, in addition to a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, […]

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Flir’s Automotive Development Kit taps thermal imaging to improve driverless cars

Lidar — sensors that measure the distance to objects by illuminating them with light and measuring the reflected pulses — are the cornerstone of autonomous car systems from Waymo, Uber, and dozens of others. But they’re susceptible to interference from inclement weather, darkness, fog, smoke, haze, and sun glare, which is […]

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DigiLens shows its Crystal design for lightweight augmented reality glasses

DigiLens recently raised a bunch of money, and now, it’s starting to reveal some of the holographic waveguide display technology for augmented reality applications. The Sunnyvale, California-based startup is showing its new Crystal AR glasses prototype and its heads-up display for smart cars at CES 2019, the big tech trade show […]

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