• Roomba Mapped Your Home, iRobot Wants to Sell Data to Tech Companies
Roomba Mapped Your Home, iRobot Wants to Sell Data to Tech Companies

As those corporations delve into the artificially intelligent voice assistant devices market, they are also exploring the advent of smart homes , a similar, but more extensive technology. iRobot, the maker of Roomba vacuums, wants to sell mapping data from inside your home to Amazon , Apple, or Google , for the next frontier - the smart home.

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  • Google adds SOS alerts and disaster info to search results and Maps
Google adds SOS alerts and disaster info to search results and Maps

This new feature is called SOS Alerts, and it expands on previous emergency response features Google has launched. For example, when you search "BC wildfire", you'll see a red SOS alert for the crisis with wildfires in British Columbia, Canada.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk Spar Over Future of Artificial Intelligence
Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk Spar Over Future of Artificial Intelligence

The "battle of the billionaires" became official when Musk responded in an inflammatory post on Twitter , stating that "I've talked to Mark about [AI]". Machines, unsurprisingly to everyone but Silicon Valley types, don't interact with data or look at the world the way we do, and the future of AI research may lie in coaxing robots to better unde...

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  • Mobile's BOGO Moto Z2 Force deal may be the best out there
Mobile's BOGO Moto Z2 Force deal may be the best out there

The same set of pins and the same backside connector are embedded within. The Z2 Force Edition , as expected comes with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display protected with the company's proprietary ShatterShield technology with a four-year shatterproof guarantee.

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  • Money can buy you happiness, claim researchers
Money can buy you happiness, claim researchers

An worldwide research team has demonstrated that you really can make yourself happier by paying other people to do your time-consuming chores. To test whether buying time actually causes greater happiness , the researchers also randomly assigned 60 adults with $80.

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  • Should Jailbreakers Update to iOS 10.3.3?
Should Jailbreakers Update to iOS 10.3.3?

Apple released an update to fix the problem. Apple has released a new software update for iOS and MacOS. The vulnerability in question is called Broadpwn. These brands include Nexus, LG, or HTC. For Mac, users should click the Updates tab within the Mac App Store and install the macOS Sierra update to version 10.12.6.

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  • YU Yunique 2 with Truecaller integration, Android 7.0 launched in India
YU Yunique 2 with Truecaller integration, Android 7.0 launched in India

In the camera department, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls. A stunning device with a metal back, the YUNIQUE 2 represents style and premium looks. Connectivity options on the Yu Yunique 2 include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, 3.5mm audio jack and the micro-USB...

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  • Terrifying Footage Of Ex BBC Producer In Road Rage Outburst
Terrifying Footage Of Ex BBC Producer In Road Rage Outburst

Eventually he acknowledged that they heard him right, he really did want them "dead". "I do want you dead", says an agitated Beeley replies. Simon Gale, who was caught up in the unpleasant exchange, said he was driving to Portsmouth with his wife Louise, their 14-year-old son, and his mother-in-law when a auto from the inside lane tried to pull...

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  • New version of Mac malware Fruitfly spotted
New version of Mac malware Fruitfly spotted

Once the scope of the situation became clear, Wardle says he passed the information along to the appropriate law enforcement authorities; and he plans to present his findings later on this week at the 20th annual Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas.

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  • Google's parent company, Alphabet, announces massive profits despite $2.74bn fine
Google's parent company, Alphabet, announces massive profits despite $2.74bn fine

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Alphabet shares slid about 3.1 percent to $967.20 in after-market trades that followed the release of the earnings figures. Despite the painful impact the EC's fine had on the operating margins, it was barely referenced in the Alphabet c...

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  • Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute
Tech group sides with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone ban dispute

These arrangements foreclosed rivals like Intel from competing for Apple's vital business. In a missive to the United States worldwide trade watchdog, the ITC , Chipzilla roundly condemned Qualcomm: the x86 processor giant claimed Qualy's attempts to halt imports of iPhones and iPads, over allegations of patent infringement, was anticompetit...

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  • 'Substantial' ocean of water beneath moon's surface could help create human colony
'Substantial' ocean of water beneath moon's surface could help create human colony

While they determined there wasn't a lot of water embedded in the beads - about 46 parts per million - they were able to estimate that the interior of the moon at one time contained an amount of water equal to that of the Caribbean Sea.

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  • Facebook acquires startup to fight piracy
Facebook acquires startup to fight piracy

Anti-piracy strategies need constant refinement and with a new acquisition, Facebook has expanded its expertise in this area. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without allowing piracy to run rampant. Source3 was initially a 3D printing rights management company but eventually chose to extend its market to digita...

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  • Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 4 for iPhone, iPad
Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 4 for iPhone, iPad

The iOS 11 beta 4 update comes at a file size of around 350MB, which may vary depending your iOS device. Those who're registered with Apple as a developer will receive the Beta 4 Preview build on their devices. There are also new icons added to the bottom of Spotlight search, which corresponds to the Safari, Maps or App Store search options. Wh...

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  • Ford Mustang gets power boost, Drag Strip Mode
Ford Mustang gets power boost, Drag Strip Mode

Power will remain unchanged at 310 horsepower, but torque will swell from 320 lb-ft to 350 lb-ft. The improvements of 25 horsepower and 20 lb-ft over the outgoing Ford Mustang GT come about mostly as a result of the Coyote's new dual-injection system .

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  • Overcooked: Special Edition Arriving On The Nintendo Switch This Thursday
Overcooked: Special Edition Arriving On The Nintendo Switch This Thursday

If you're late to the party, Overcooked! is an award-winning multiplayer game that tasks you and your friends with staying in control of varied, chaotic kitchen sets, serving freakish patrons all kinds of delicious food. The raccoon, for example, is in a wheelchair for some reason, or you can be a robot, dinosaur, or bulldog - whatever suits your...

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  • Android O Developer Preview arrives nearly complete - Full release coming soon
Android O Developer Preview arrives nearly complete - Full release coming soon

We didn't expect the name for Android 8.0 to be revealed with the latest developer preview's Easter egg, so we're not disappointed. As with previous releases , Android O Developer Preview 4 is available only on a limited selection o Google devices, including the Pixel , Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 5X , Nexus 6P , Nexus Player , and th...

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  • Power up: Government to plough £246m investment into battery technology competition
Power up: Government to plough £246m investment into battery technology competition

The strategy is funded by the £1 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The Faraday Challenge's competitions are divided into three streams - research , innovation and scale-up. It's that we need to ensure that we find and seize opportunities to work more productively - as a country, as cities and regions, as businesses and as in...

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  • WebMD acquired for $2.8 billion
WebMD acquired for $2.8 billion

Investors are more bearish on shares of WebMD Health Corp if you evaluate the increase in short interest. The stock had a trading volume of 558,251 shares. WebMD Health Corp had a return on equity of 27.77% and a net margin of 12.55%. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $1.92 and is projected to be $2.04 for the current year with ...

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  • Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip
Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip

Microsoft's desire to keep HoloLens self-contained means relying on the cloud isn't acceptable, so they are replacing that need with a dedicated AI chip in HPU 2.0. That, and augmented reality and virtual reality. In a keynote at CVPR 2017, Harry Shum, executive VP of the AI and Research Group at Microsoft , explained that the second version ...

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  • Xbox One X Console Should Finally Be Available To Pre-order Soon
Xbox One X Console Should Finally Be Available To Pre-order Soon

It's available for pre-order now. As is usually the case, the Xbox One NFL 18 bundle features the 500GB Xbox One S console and will launch on 25 August. Its retail price is set at £449 in the United Kingdom and €499 in the other European countries. Not to mention, Microsoft has even gone so far as to confirm that it won't make a profit on the cons...

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  • YouTube Video Editor, Photos Slideshows to be discontinued in September
YouTube Video Editor, Photos Slideshows to be discontinued in September

YouTube has announced the end of Video Editor and Photo slideshows tools on its platform. After this date, your projects will no longer be accessible. The company cites limited usage of the two features as the reason for the discontinuation. Most creators on YouTube utilize more sophisticated, third-party editing software, including Adobe Pre...

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  • Pixel Smartphones could feature Snapdragon 836 SoC
Pixel Smartphones could feature Snapdragon 836 SoC

It was rumored that the Galaxy Note 8 would be the first device to feature the Snapdragon 836 chipset. After the buzz on the rumor about the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 being powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC, it is now the current leaks about Google's Pixel 2 , rumored to powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 SoC.

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  • Microsoft is planning to kill off Paint after 32 years
Microsoft is planning to kill off Paint after 32 years

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Windows 10 all launched with Microsoft paint . "However, these systems are no longer supported by Intel ( End of Interactive Support ), and without the necessary driver support, they may be incapable of moving to the Windows 10 Creators Update without a potential performance impact".

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  • SDCC 2017 - Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer Released
SDCC 2017 - Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer Released

Press play now on the Stranger Things Season Two trailer and don't say we didn't warn you! Stranger Things 2 will be arriving on Netflix on 27th October 2017, just in time for Halloween . "But when asked if that was the first conscious decision her character had made, Newton teased,".Is she going back for her daughter?" The trailer...

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  • Unsafe eclipse glasses in circulation
Unsafe eclipse glasses in circulation

Unfortunately, not all glasses sold for use during the celestial phenomenon is safe for use. About 6,800 USA libraries are distributing eclipse-appropriate glasses, in case you don't have any welder's goggles handy. Eclipse glasses are unsafe after three years, according to NASA, and shouldn't have scratches or be wrinkled. Even a completely ecli...

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  • Japan captures images of melted fuel at Fukushima nuclear plant using robots
Japan captures images of melted fuel at Fukushima nuclear plant using robots

On Friday, the robot spotted suspected debris of melted fuel for the first time since the 2011 natural disaster and tsunami caused multiple meltdowns and destroyed the plant. In a brief statement quoted by BBC News , a TEPCO spokesman said that the melted nuclear fuel could be Fukushima's first " highly likely " evidence of such a substance since ...

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  • Liverpool Will Reportedly Reject £72 Million Offer for Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool Will Reportedly Reject £72 Million Offer for Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona have always been interested in the Brazilian but the deal seemed impossible after he signed a new 5-year deal with Liverpool in January with no release clause. The Premier League club are understood to have rejected Barca's pitch for the 25-year-old, who has been seemingly earmarked as a potential long-term successor to the great An...

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  • Pokemon Go Fest's Challenge Thresholds Manually Changed In Front Of Players
Pokemon Go Fest's Challenge Thresholds Manually Changed In Front Of Players

The game is working for people outside of Pokemon GO Fest . A "Manual Control" option in the top-right corner is also present, and given the areas of the table that have been filled out already, it looks like each one of the thresholds for Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiers of the different Pokemon Types are all being changed.

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  • Razer might be making its own smartphone
Razer might be making its own smartphone

The device, which eventually became known as the Razer Edge gaming tablet, offered a unique (albeit expensive) controller as a differentiator. What features the phone will have, and what a phone that's aimed at hardcore gamers should include isn't clear.

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