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August 2017

Android Oreo vs iOS 11: What’s different and what’s the same?

By | August 21st, 2017|Technology|

Google just announced Android Oreo and it packs a handful of new features. Some are at the system level that speeds up the system and extends the battery life while others are features that will change the way users interact with their phone. A lot of these features should be familiar to iPhone and iPad [...]

Cloud driver profiles mean any Tesla could automatically become your Tesla

By | August 21st, 2017|Technology|

Tesla has a plan to move its personalized driver profiles, which track things like seat and steering wheel position, to the cloud. This would mean Tesla drivers can download to them to theoretically any connected Tesla vehicle and have all their driver preferences in place, including regenerative braking, temperature units, map settings and more. Tesla [...]

Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone

By | August 21st, 2017|Technology|

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to [...]

For its latest trick, watch this Tesla Model X smoke a Lamborghini supercar

By | August 21st, 2017|Technology|

The “Ludicrous” Teslas are ludicrous indeed. And this video posted to YouTube by DragTimes is just the latest in a series of evidentiary exhibits that proves it. In the video, a Tesla Model X P100D crossover SUV is pitted against a $530,000 Lamborghini Aventador. Spoiler alert: the Tesla beats it by .05 of a second, [...]

Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

By | August 20th, 2017|Technology|

Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. The company [...]

The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

By | August 20th, 2017|Technology|

Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer is running out of options to stay online. There has been a public outcry against tech companies helping websites, such as The Daily Stormer. On August 18th, the team behind The Daily Stormer found a way to put the website back online. But now that NameCheap has taken down the [...]

Here are the top schools among founders who raise big dollars

By | August 20th, 2017|Technology|

You don’t need a fancy university degree to launch a startup and secure venture capital. But looking at the data on who gets funded, alumni affiliation sure seems to be a big contributing factor. For this back-to-school series, Crunchbase is taking a look at how top U.S. universities rank in terms of graduating entrepreneurs who [...]

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

By | August 20th, 2017|Technology|

The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several [...]

Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

By | August 19th, 2017|Technology|

Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade since it was released nearly six years ago, though it has received some hardware tweaks to make setup and [...]

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

By | August 19th, 2017|Technology|

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve seen [...]