Tag: Mobile

Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

Verizon may have been the world’s first major carrier to launch a commercial 5G network, but a new report suggests that its 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — its short-range 5G “small cells” are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a nationwide rollout. That’s the harsh […]

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Winnow uses computer vision to help commercial kitchens cut food waste

Roughly one third of food produced globally each year never comes close to a human mouth, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), equating to around $1 trillion worth of edible food ending up in a landfill. The hospitality industry alone reportedly contributes around 10 percent of that figure, which is why […]

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Pinterest hires Walmart CTO Jeremy King as head of engineering

Just a few days after VentureBeat reported that Pinterest chief technology officer (CTO) Vanja Josifovski was jumping ship for Airbnb, the musical chairs merry-go-round continues with news that Pinterest has hired Walmart CTO Jeremy King as its new head of engineering. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after an internal memo revealed that King […]

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Evolv Technologies raises $10 million to automate web A/B testing with AI

San Francisco-based startup Evolv Technologies — not to be confused with Evolv, which manufactures noninvasive body scanners — this week revealed that it has raised $10 million in series A financing led by Horizons Ventures. It concurrently announced that it’s acquired Sentient Ascend — a spinoff from Sentient Technologies — and appointed Michael Schaff, who’s […]

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These brilliant Galaxy S10 wallpapers let you wear the camera hole like a badge of honor

When the iPhone X was first released in 2017, opinions of the notch at the top of the display were mixed. Some people loved the new design and some people hated it. Graphic designers began to create wallpapers for the handset that allowed people to effectively hide the notch since the background in that area […]

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After Christchurch, Facebook concedes AI alone can’t stop violent livestreams

“Many people have asked why artificial intelligence (AI) didn’t detect the video from last week’s attack automatically,” said Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of integrity, in a blog post published today. “AI has made massive progress over the years and in many areas, which has enabled us to proactively detect the vast majority of the content […]

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Facebook Messenger now has message threads

Facebook Messenger aficionados, good news: It just got easier to respond to your best buds’ messages with hot takes. Facebook today announced that message replies — threaded messaging, basically — are launching globally for the more than 1.3 billion people who use Messenger. Long-pressing on the text to which you want to reply and tapping […]

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Intel and Keemotion detail the ways Yale’s basketball team uses AI

Intel is helping bring AI to the basketball court — Yale’s court, to be exact. Just in time for March Madness, the San Jose chipmaker today detailed the system that the college’s men’s basketball team — the Bulldogs — uses to capture and analyze live game footage. It’s supplied by five-year-old startup Keemotion, with a […]

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Movius raises $45 million for cloud-based BYOD services

Woe be the analysts who predicted the bring your own device (BYOD) craze had no legs. According to a recent study published by cloud access security broker Bitglass, roughly 85 percent of organizations have adopted BYOD policies, with an increasing number (27 percent) extending them to contractors in addition to full-time employees. It’s largely a […]

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Instagram trials a new shopping feature for U.S. users

(Reuters) — Facebook’s Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a “checkout” option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday. The move is in line with Facebook’s plan to monetize higher-growth units like Instagram, as its centerpiece News Feed product struggles to generate […]

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Patreon now offers creators 3 plans, with fees ranging from 5-12%

Patreon, a subscription and donation platform that lets YouTubers and other creators earn money for their online content, thank you announced a major deviation in its monetization model. Up until now, Patreon took a set 5 percent cut from all processed payments, while there are additional processing and payout fees. Moving forward, Patreon will offer three creator […]

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AI classifies emotions from EEG data

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a noninvasive brain-monitoring test that involves placing electrodes along the scalp to send signals to a computer for analysis. EEGs have been widely used to study swallowing, classify mental states, and diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurogenic pain and epilepsy, but some researchers believe they have unexplored potential. In a […]

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Dorian raises $2 million for immersive fiction app

Dorian has raised $2 million in funding for interactive storytelling for a new generation of readers. The San Francisco-based company is developing an “immersive fiction app” that is inspired by experimental storytelling such as Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch TV show, where the viewers could make choices for the show’s characters. The money comes from game-focused […]

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Google’s Gradient Ventures joins $58 million investment in AR startup Mojo Vision

Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, has announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX. […]

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