In a “Friendly Buyout” Toyota Helps Google Unload its Robotics Division

At a time when robotics seems to be all the rage, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, feels otherwise. Reportedly, Boston Dynamics, which was purchased in 2013 is being sold to Toyota Research. While the deal has not been disclosed publicly, this has come to light through a source who told about the sale to Tech Insider. It appears that the deal is almost finalized but the price has not been disclosed.

Boston Dynamics was left asunder when its co-founder Andy Rubin ...

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Google’s Magenta Makes Music Independently

The six researcher group of Google displayed how artificial intelligence could make music. Attendees of a techno-cultural music and computation festival, Moogfest witnessed Project Magenta where the machine using Google’s TensorFlow, an open source library for neural network framework and machine learning, it made music. The priority of project Magenta will be to use procreative algorithms to produce music after which it will also craft images and music.

In the presentation a researcher played some notes which the computer picked to ...

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Google Assistant and Google Allo Announced

Google Now Is Getting Upgraded and Google Aims At Making It Even Better

At the annual Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google announced some very exciting developments which have increased our hopes from the Internet giant. One of the announcements that makes the future look more promising is Google Assistant. It is a somewhat upgraded version of Google Now which means that you can ask questions to Google Assistant and it will return answers and you can ask ...

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Google Daydream – The Internet Giant Steps Up the VR Game

Google I/O 2016 has been engulfing us in a storm of announcements and expectations from the internet giant. Just when the world began to get bored dabbling with smartphones and everything it had to offer, Google announced its far-reaching Daydream VR initiative. With this latest Google initiative in the much anticipated universe of VR, things in the mobile world may change very quickly.

Better graphical representation, higher resolution and an advanced set of sensors may soon be the need of the ...

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Google is working on Making Android Auto Even Better

For every sci-fi movie enthusiast who has been waiting for the future to hold automated cars and flying hover boards, Google’s labs has some very innovative brains trying to make these things possible. Google’s I/O conference held this week, announced a few big updates to Android Auto which gave people the chance to peek into the future of cars and automotive interface.

A Qualcomm modified Maserati Ghibli was used to show the new features of Android Auto. The modified car ...

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Sunrise to be Integrated with Microsoft Outlook

On Wednesday, Microsoft declared to shut down the popular app Sunrise which they bought for $100 million in 2015. For the Sunrise lovers; the app will be seen till the 31st August, 2016. As an alternative the company promises to roll out the features of Sunrise into Outlook.

Sunrise was designed by previous Foursquare engineers and soon had a huge fan following for its flawless integration with different online services, even information and social network sites like Facebook, LinkedIn ...

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Hacker Craves Social Media Attention in Exchange for Hacked Data

Time to Change Your Password

Hacking has been one of the most interesting and damaging things on the internet. Some hacking attempts start out of curiosity and then we have those ingenious hackers who can cause a lot of damage to companies and individuals. Hold Security is a company which specializes in information security assessment, risk management as well as incident response. The company recently came across a Russian hacker who claims to have humongous amounts of data collected from different ...

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YouTube Unplugged – YouTube Aims to Cut the Cord by 2017

YouTube is working on YouTube Unplugged which, if everything goes as planned, should be launched by 2017 and will cost you around $35 per month. This will give you live TV without having to pay for a cable connection. While this sounds easy enough for the audience, the legwork required by Google to accomplish this task seems to be tougher than they anticipated. YouTube is trying to get the major players like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox to sign on ...

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Google Wins an Eleven Year Old Battle against the Authors Guild

Google has finally won an eleven year old legal battle with a group of authors. The US Supreme court finally passed its verdict in the favour of Google on Monday, 18th April, 2016.

 

The US Supreme Court denied hearing any appeal from the Authors Guild, who accused Google of breaching copyright laws by scanning books without their consent. Google was sued by Authors Guild in 2005, when the tech giant began the course of scanning books in 2004, in order to ...

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President Obama Responds Positively For an Open Market for Set Top Boxes

President Obama has created a wave of mixed feeling in the world of cable companies and cable users as he announced his support for the ‘Unlock the Box’ initiative. In February, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) had voted for the initiative that aims at loosening the grip of cable companies on the set top boxes that their users get to use. President Obama support for the users who would like to have greater control on the ways in which they ...

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