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Bayerque, for his part, sees the 2000s as the real catalyst for major bot progression in the increasing popularity of smartphone use. It began, he claims, when developers had the “obstacle of truncating their websites to fit onto a much smaller screen,” which ultimately led to a conversation about usability and responsiveness. “Could we find a better interface?” he subsequently asked. As it turns out, we could -- one with which we ultimately began interacting as if it were another person. Enter voice search . 2011 and Beyond With regard to Bayerque’s credit to smartphone use, it can be conjectured that voice search gave rise to the rapid growth of bots among consumers due to their introduction of AI personal assistance . Prior to that, one of the few household names in AI was iRobot, which actually began as a defense contractor and eventually evolved into the manufacturing of what the Washington Post calls a “household robot” -- namely, the Roomba.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fires and explosions that sparked two recalls and cost the smartphone maker at least $5 billion have finally been solved, according an official Samsung statement. Its four-month-long investigation is coming to a head today, with the company announcing all of its findings at a press conference in Seoul, South Korea where its already Monday, January 23. The reason behind the Note 7 fires has already leaked: it comes down to irregularly sized batteries, which caused the overheating, as well as other manufacturing problems in a second round of replacement batteries, according to the WSJ. You can watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fire press conference right here. It's live streaming from Seoul: Samsung sealed a sizable 3500mAh lithium-ion battery into a 7.9mm thin smartphone, but half of the batteries made by its subsidiary Samsung SDI didnt properly fit into the Android phone.
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Premature sub-optimization. 5 Actually, that's what machine learning is. But even in supervised learning, you define how the components can interact, and what they are trying to optimize and iteratively improve. Sci-Fi time! Imagine a society of the future where a giant computer is taught the human happiness 'loss function' and some kind of mother 'hello Google' and smartphone notifications directs everyone in the most optimal way. 6 Case in point: Civil rights. Was Jim Crow really more tolerable than the Civil Rights Act? Under normal circumstances a law targeting specific groups and specific outcomes, as opposed to universal principles, is bad code. But it's perverse to deny blacks the right to participate in democracy, enforce a system of segregation by extralegal means and unequal application of the law, and then say that system is less of a cruel insult to freedom than a law that ends it.
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The world's first live adult streaming hologram, the Holo Cam, debuted on at the Adult Video News (AVN) Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas' Hard Rock hotel, on Thursday. SOT, Daron Lundeen, CamSoda CEO (English): "This is the first in the world live adult streaming hologram and the why we did this is because no one had done this before, holograms have been kind of this concept that people have been dreaming about since they saw Star Wars in the 1980's." SOT, Daron Lundeen, CamSoda CEO (in English): "The phone is all someone really needs. A regular smartphone and a hologram projector which you can buy on Amazon for 15 dollars." SOT, Daron Lundeen, CamSoda CEO (in English): "The way it works is that the reflection of the image on the phone display is what you are looking at is the hologram and because you're looking at it on all four sides you're getting a 360 degree hologram.
Ruptly TV
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A Moscow-based mobile company presented a gold-plated Orthodox-themed smartphone worth 1.5 million roubles (€23,680, $25,128), on Thursday. The mobile was made to commemorate Epiphany, and features a large cross that is engraved with messages from the Orthodox Church. The golden phone is equipped with 18-carat gold buttons and an outer shell of bronze covered in gold leaf. In total, 988 of the phones have been created honouring the year that Russia accepted baptism into its culture. Gresso press officer, Anatoly Sautin, explained the reason for the phone's minimalistic style. He said, "we wanted to minimise users' Internet addiction and concentrate on the mobile itself and the real world, not a virtual one." He said that the Orthodox phone is about "responsibility" and "ethics", and so it was appropriate to present the first phone to the head of the Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.
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The smartphone world is pretty much looking forward to what Apple has to offer this year with its new iPhone. This anticipation might be a bit too soon as the iPhone 7 has just been released only a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two men were assaulted by at least four suspects in a scuffle caught on a smartphone camera which has since gone viral on social media since Saturday evening. However, according to Ampang Jaya deputy district police chief Supt Mohd Zaid Hassan, the victim decided not to lodge a police report over the matter which took place at Puncak Athenaeum condominium in Bukit Antarabangsa. Mohd Zaid said police received a report lodged by the security guard but not the victim or the alleged perpetrators. "Initially, both parties had decided to settle the matter between themselves amicably, but since the security guard lodged a police report, we will initiate an investigation under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting," he said. Mohd Zaid said the assault took place due to a misunderstanding arising from a minor accident between a one-ton lorry and a group of men which took place earlier.
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Jayce talks about the next big thing in smartphones ... AI? Article: http://bit.ly/2j3wlrv
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He started to film the interaction while, curiously, one of the cops took out what appeared to be a department-issued smartphone and started filming him back. Christian, whose group is planning a performer-led rally tomorrow at 4:00PM at the 72nd street station mezzanine, stood his ground and the cops eventually left. Governor Andrew Cuomo taking a selfie on the 2nd Avenue subway (Photo: E-Radio) This sort of standoff probably wouldn't be necessary if cops simply followed the law. While performing on a subway car is technically an infraction, the MTA's own rules (section 1050.6, part C) clearly specify that "artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations" are allowed on subway platforms. When Christian, who's been arrested multiple times standing up for his rights, asked the officers what rule he was breaking, they threatened him with arrest.
Techradar
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Hot off of Mario's smartphone debut , the next step in Nintendo's venture into mobile gaming has just been revealed. Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Heroes is coming to Android and iOS during a Direct stream today, showing off its vision for taking the storied turn-based strategy series to its newest platform. In Heroes, players call in a roster of legendary characters from past versions of the game - all the way up to the latest release in the series, Fire Emblem Fates - to fight in classic Fire Emblem-style strategy gameplay, with a few tweaks (more on that later). Fire Emblem Heroes launches February 2 on Android devices and "soon" for iOS. The game will be free to download but, of course, will offer microtransactions starting at $1.99 a pop to purchase Orbs that summon new characters into the game. In addition to Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo also announced three other projects in the series.
Techradar
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Hot off of Mario's smartphone debut , the next step in Nintendo's venture into mobile gaming has been revealed! Nintendo revealed Fire Emblem Heroes via a Nintendo Direct stream today, showing off its vision for taking the storied turn-based strategy series to its newest platform. In Heroes, players call in a roster of legendary characters from past Fire Emblem games all the way up to the latest release in the series, Fire Emblem Fates, to fight in classic Fire Emblem-style strategy gameplay - with some tweaks (more on that later.) Fire Emblem Heroes launches February 2 on Android devices and "soon" for iOS. The game will be free to download but - of course - will offer microtransactions starting at $1.99 a pop to purchase Orbs that summon new characters into the game. In addition to Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo also announced three other projects in the series.
Ars Technica
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iOS users will have to wait longer for Nintendo's next major smartphone game release. Nintendo's push towards smartphone gaming will continue on February 2 with the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes , a touch-only take on the company's longtime tactical RPG series—and possibly the company's most micro-transaction driven game yet. Like Super Mario Run before it, Fire Emblem Heroes will have a period of platform exclusivity—but in a surprise twist, that exclusivity is reversed. Android users will get first crack at Heroes on that release date, while iOS users have been told their version is coming "soon." (For an estimate of how long the left-behind platform might have to wait, remember: Super Mario Run has yet to launch on Android over a month after its iOS release.) During this announcement, Nintendo did not mention Animal Crossing , the other series set to receive a smartphone port in the near future. Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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Nintendo revealed its next mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes in a Nintendo Direct livestream today, bringing the classic fantasy action RPG to smartphones for the first time. Heroes looks similar to other entries in the Fire Emblem series, tasking players with commanding a battalion against enemy forces, but this time you get to summon classic heroes from throughout the series' 27-year history. Players can send in famous heroes like Marth, Tiki and Chrom on smartphone-sized battlefields that play just like past entries in the series. Heroes has a main quest as well as other modes like the Training Tower, all of which allow you to earn experience on your heroes to level up, acquire new skills and boost ratings. Read more... More about Apps And Software , Gaming , Nintendo , Fire Emblem , and Entertainment
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The 52-years-old school teacher who possessed UPSR examination papers in his smartphone has been acquitted at the Kuala Kangsar Sessions Court on Wednesday. Sessions judge Niran Tan Kran said K. Anparasu, was acquitted of the three charges after the court ruled that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.
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Not everyone demands a high-end phone that costs as much as a computer. Maybe you only need a basic smartphone that'll let you poke around on the web and send some WhatsApp messages. If that's the case, there's the new LG Aristo on T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The price is low, but so are the specs. You're not going to get blazing fast performance with the LG Aristo, but it doesn't look bad if you know what to expect. Read More The ultra-budget LG Aristo is official for T-Mobile and MetroPCS was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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Announced last September two days before the Apple iPhone 7 event, and originally planned to launch in November, Bragi's 149.00 wireless Bluetooth hearable, called " The Headphone ," is now available for all users to purchase online. The Headphone includes a number of changes from Bragi's The Dash ( 299 ) in order to make it cheaper, ranging from having physical inputs instead of touch inputs and no activity tracking. These feature removals have also boosted battery in The Headphone, however, with users able to get up to six hours of music playback on a single charge instead of the four hours that The Dash gets in one life. With the three physical buttons on The Headphone, users can skip through tracks, take calls, make voice commands, activate audio transparency, and more without needing to take out their connected smartphone. At 150 The Headphone is 10 cheaper than Apple's AirPods, with a few alternative design changes that might make Bragi's device more enticing for some users, like the physical playback buttons and slightly longer battery life than the AirPods' five hours.