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Google AI Blog: Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real World Tasks Over the Phone
Today we announce Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone.
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may 2018 by tophfisher
American Adults Just Keep Getting Fatter - The New York Times
Fast food sales in the United States rose 22.7 percent from 2012 to 2017, according to Euromonitor, while packaged food sales rose 8.8 percent.
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march 2018 by tophfisher
Uber Halts Autonomous-Car Testing After Fatal Arizona Crash - Bloomberg
The woman was crossing the road when the Uber vehicle, operating in autonomous mode, struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department.
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march 2018 by tophfisher
Steve, a Famous Northern Light, Stays Mysterious (and Keeps His Name) - The New York Times
Now a research paper has shed light on what Steve actually is, and scientists have proposed a moniker: Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement.
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march 2018 by tophfisher
Alexa’s new ‘Brief Mode’ replaces verbal confirmations with chimes | TechCrunch
Alexa is rolling out an optional “Brief Mode” that lets users configure their Echo devices to use chimes and sounds for confirmations, instead of having Alexa respond with her voice.
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march 2018 by tophfisher
So, here's a bunch of 911 calls from Apple employees walking into glass walls
Turns out he was right. Transcripts from three different incidents were published by the newspaper, all made within three days in January. The first call is from Apple security, reporting an injury from a man who suffered a cut to his head
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march 2018 by tophfisher
SpaceX Fired A Rifle Into A Tank Of Helium To See If Someone Sabotaged Their Rocket | IFLScience
“We literally thought someone had shot the rocket,” CEO Elon Musk said in summer 2017, according to an excerpt from the book on The Washington Post. “We found things that looked like bullet holes, and we calculated that someone with a high-powered rifle, if they had shot the rocket in the right location, the exact same thing would have happened.”
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march 2018 by tophfisher
Spotify Files for Public Offering, to Be Listed As ‘SPOT’ – Variety
Spotify says operating loss was $461.2M in 2017, up from $425M in 2016; average user streams 25 hours of audio a month, playlists generate 31% of all listening
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february 2018 by tophfisher
Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, comes out of beta | TechCrunch
Hangouts Chat is Google’s take on Slack, Microsoft Teams and similar projects. Since Google first announced this project, Atlassian also joined the fray with the launch of Stride. Like its competitors, Chat is available on iOS, Android and the web.
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february 2018 by tophfisher
Study: 96.5 percent of all of those trying to become YouTubers won’t make it
Breaking into the top 3 percent of most-viewed channels could bring in advertising revenue of about $16,800 a year, Bärtl found in an analysis for Bloomberg News. That’s a bit more than the U.S. federal poverty line of $12,140 for a single person.
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february 2018 by tophfisher
Apple confirms it uses Google cloud for iCloud | Hacker News
oflannabhra 2 hours ago [-]

From Apple’s actual iCloud security document:
> Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud using AES-128 and a key derived from each chunk’s contents that utilizes SHA-256. The keys and the file’s metadata are stored by Apple in the user’s iCloud account. The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as S3 and Google Cloud Platform.

From what I’ve heard, Apple’s services run on their own cloud platform called Pie [0]. It sounds like this platform probably abstracts away whatever storage service is used, allowing Apple to use whatever fits their requirements.
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february 2018 by tophfisher
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