Tag: Tech & Science

Researchers improve AI emotion classification by combining speech and facial expression data

Systems that can classify a person’s emotion from their voice and facial tics alone are a longstanding goal of some AI researchers. Firms like Affectiva, which recently launched a product that scans drivers’ faces and voices to monitor their mood, are moving the needle in the right direction. But considerable challenges […]

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The Carlton and Floss dances are no longer in Forza Horizon 4

We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind. But if your friends dance the “Carlton” and “Floss” in Forza Horizon 4, then they may no longer dance. And they are also no friends of mine. Developer Playground Games has removed two dances from its excellent […]

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Microsoft’s M12 venture fund expands to India, invests in health care data startup Innovaccer

India’s startups raised a record $10.5 billion in funding last year from dozens of international and local investors. When they are in need for capital again, they will have an additional source to look at: Microsoft. Microsoft announced today that it is expanding the reach of its M12 corporate venture […]

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Ex-Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs and ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush join Heal’s board

Heal, a startup that uses doctors to make house calls, has announced that Paul Jacobs, former CEO of Qualcomm, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush have joined the company’s board of directors. Jacobs will serve as chairman and work with CEO Nick Desai. Heal has enabled doctors to make more […]

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iPhone XS Battery Case Kind of Fits the iPhone X, but Charging System Fails to Function [Update: Kind of Works!]

The iPhone XS Smart Battery Case launched earlier this week, and initial hands-on impressions are starting to trickle in. Update: Turns out that if you have your iPhone X updated to iOS 12.1.3, the charging functionality of the new iPhone XS Smart Battery Case will actually work with the iPhone […]

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Microsoft sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, likely revealing HoloLens 2

Rumors of an early 2019 reveal of HoloLens 2 circulated throughout 2018, and now Microsoft appears to be ready to show off its next-generation augmented reality headset. The company today issued invitations to a media event at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, which will feature one particularly noteworthy speaker: Alex […]

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Robomart to roll out driverless grocery store vehicles in Boston area this spring

Robomart today announced a partnership with grocery store chain Stop & Shop to deploy driverless store vehicles in the Boston area this spring, the startup’s first planned deployment with a major retail customer. The vehicles will be stocked with Stop & Shop inventory. Selections available on the vehicle will include […]

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Indian edtech startup Byju’s acquires U.S.-based Osmo for $120 million

Byju’s is getting more serious about its global ambition. The ed-tech startup from India, which counts The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative among its investors, announced today that it is acquiring Osmo, a Palo Alto, California startup famous for its kid-focused augmented reality games for iPhones and iPads. The purchase will enable Byju’s […]

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