Apple nabs Google’s top A.I. exec to make Siri smarter

Apple hired away a top Google executive who could make Siri smarter.Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-04-04 01:58:22 UTC Apple just took a very important step toward improving its AI capabilities. The company hired Google’s top AI exec, John Giannandrea, to lead Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy, The New York Times reports. It’s not clear what […]

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This smart lock is powered by the sun

A front door outfitted with an ARRAY Smart Deadbolt.Image: brinks By Monica Chin2018-01-10 01:50:41 UTC The Internet of Things is going green.  Brinks (a division of hardware manufacturer Hampton Products) has announced that it is taking preorders for its ARRAY Smart Deadbolt, a heavy-duty lock you can operate with your smartphone.  Unlike many smart locks, […]

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Apple’s latest acquisition is a huge bummer for Android developers

An Apple employee walks near an Apple logo during the sale start of the new iPhone X at the Apple store Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse in Frankfurt, Germany.Image: ARMANDO BABANI/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Karissa Bell2018-01-03 02:09:11 UTC Apple snapped up another startup and it could have big implications for Android developers. The company announced it acquired Buddybuild, a […]

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Apple is working on a ‘wireless future’, acquires New Zealand charging company to show it

With the introduction of wireless charging for the latest iPhones, it’d make sense for Apple to work on its own hardware. For that, it’s acquired New Zealand wireless charging company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum, according to a report by Stuff on Wednesday. Apple’s Dan Riccio, senior vice president of hardware engineering, confirmed the acquisition […]

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