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If documents and photos submitted to the US Federal Communications Commission are to be believed, Samsung is prepping a new voice-activated Bluetooth speaker that looks an awful lot like a potential competitor for the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home. First noticed by Ausdroid, the speaker is currently called "Scoop.
In my last column, I looked at how Amazon's Echo device and the Alexa voice service allows you to control things with your voice. You speak, it understands and obeys.
A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. SAN FRANCISCO -- One of Silicon Valley's tech behemoths is taking a step further into digital medicine.
USA TODAY tech reporter Mike Snider looks into Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn and how it might help the company. Mike Snider, James Villalobos SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft has made yet another acquisition designed to retool the former software king into an enterprise solutions leader.
Last year, Amazon established the $100 million dollar "Alexa Fund" for developers and manufacturers both large and small. The idea was fairly straightforward -- support people with good ideas on how to put the voice-recognition technology in the Amazon Echo smart speaker to good use.
In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation code-named Broxton boasting the most impressive improvements.
You've likely heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). How about the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT)?
What's cooler than autonomous vehicles or flying cars? Autonomous flying vehicles.
The framework they created, called ViZDoom, allows for the development of bots that can play Doom. It's intended primarily for research in machine visual learning, which means that bots only have access to the screen buffer.
IntelCorp.INTC -0.54 % signaled it wants a bigger role in artificial intelligence, revealing plans to modify a line of chips to target a fast-growing market turning into a battleground for technology suppliers. The company told technology developers Wednesday that it plans next year to deliver a new version of the Xeon Phi processor--a product line previously targeted at scientific applications--with added features designed to accelerate tasks associated with what Silicon Valley calls artificial intelligence.
If you're too lazy to cook, help is at hand. Kawasaki has revealed its latest robot is a dab hand in the kitchen - and can make everything from pizza to sushi.
April 7 -- For the first time ever, NASA has been relying on private companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX for re-supply missions; only that's just the beginning. This QuickTake examines the future of space tourism using private space taxis.
Sting has had his brain scanned - so scientists can work out what makes gifted musicians tick. He underwent the examination at a Montreal university the afternoon before a Police concert in the city.
Ford Motor Co.F -0.72 % plans to release a fully driverless car without a steering wheel or pedals in the next five years, the latest salvo in a technological arms race engulfing the global auto industry. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker on Tuesday said it would initially target ride-sharing fleets and package-delivery services with the unnamed model, underscoring the still-incremental approach many car companies are taking before offering vehicles to consumers that don't require humans behind the wheel.