Archive | August, 2020

China’s maneuver means TikTok’s US suitors could end up with a shell company

China found a way to insert itself right in the middle of a potential TikTok sale in the US, by making it hard for its parent ByteDance to sell the valuable technology integral to the company.On Friday (Aug. 28), China’s commerce ministry expanded its technology export controls (pdf, link in Chinese) to include a wide range of new advanced technologies

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From Makeup To Masks: How Beauty Tech Is Being Deployed In The Coronavirus Fight

Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and facial recognition tech originally perfected to help sell lipstick, blush and eye shadow are being put to new uses in the coronavirus fight.

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Challenges of Adopting AI in Businesses

Over the past decade, the discussion surrounding Artificial Intelligence has made waves and garnered more attention. Businesses are working towards adopting AI to harness its potential, but it comes with its challenges.
AI is now a hot topic of discussion in the business world, with big guns like Google, Netflix, Amazon, etc, benefitting largely from AI solutions and machine learning

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Rock the Vote enlists Instagram influencers to get young people to the polls

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For Rock the Vote, the coronavirus pandemic created a massive new challenge to its quest to get young people to vote. The organization had to pivot from hosting live events and visiting college campuses. 

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater

Rock-climb without fear. Play a symphony in your head. See radar with superhuman vision. Discover the nature of consciousness. Cure blindness, paralysis, deafness, and mental illness. Those are just a few of the applications that Elon Musk and employees at his four-year-old neuroscience company Neuralink believe electronic brain-computer interfaces will one day bring about.

None of these

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Buy or pass? The pros and cons of investing in 9 upcoming tech IPOs from Palantir to Asana

No tech company from California’s famed startup basin, Silicon Valley, has gone public since last year. That could be because some high-profile 2019 Silicon Valley IPOs like Uber and Lyft flopped. But investors have short memories, and this week a half-dozen startups from the Valley filed to go public. About another half-dozen tech startups from other regions also announced their

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14 Best Weekend Deals: Video Games, Headphones, and More

Want ‘Fall Guys’? It’s free if you have PlayStation Plus! We’ve also rounded up a ton of other sales, including discounts on robot vacuums and earbuds.

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Elon Musk shows off Neuralink brain implant technology in a living pig

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Elon Musk gave a peek at his brain computing startup, Neuralink, on Friday by showing off a surgically implanted electrical device in the skull of a living pig that broadcast the animal’s brain activity. 

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