The tiny, yet big-sounding Bose SoundLink Micro portable speaker is $30 off

PCWorld

If you're in need of a diminutive Bluetooth speaker that still packs an auditory punch, Amazon's got a deal for you right now. The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $80. We saw it for $10 less around the holidays but for this time of year it's a great price for a stellar wireless speaker. We reviewed the SoundLink Micro in late 2017 and loved it, awarding the speaker a 4 out of 5 star rating. The Bose SoundLink Micro sounds pretty good for its diminutive size, offering good audio channel separation, but not good enough to create a true stereo sound.


Empowering Mexican Micro-retailers with Machine Learning

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Shopkeepers in emerging markets seldom use technology only to have a better "picture" of their business, they usually have been running their shops for many years and think they know everything they need to in order to be successful. They are drawn to much more tangible value propositions if they are to use an electronic POS system. The value prop has to address a real, instant, and tangible pain point. At the same time, on-boarding barriers and learning curves have to be taken down or reduced. In Frogtek we try to achieve this by using data and algorithms to automatically build and update a massive product database and eliminate the need to create from scratch the shop inventory before the system is rolled out, by offering a pricing feature that automatically adapts to the shop's price-levels and provides accurate pricing suggestions when new products show up.


World's smallest computer revealed: Incredible image shows tiny machine dwarfed by a grain of rice

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The University of Michigan has bested IBM in tiny computing by producing the world's smallest computer that is just 0.3mm long. Researchers created a'microdevice' that is completely dwarfed by a grain of rice. However, both IBM and the university are not sure if their devices actually qualify as a computer, because they lose all programming and dating once power is turned off. The University of Michigan created a computer that is just 0.3 mm long. The'microdevice' is completely dwarfed by a grain of rice'We are not sure if they should be called computers or not.


Photographers are obsolete. Are they?

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A well known fashion company for which I shot catalogs a few years ago, today no longer uses photographers. Our job is now done by employees who operate robots using iPads. A photographer is unnecessary: the lights are selected from pre-configured lighting schemes and when the photo is taken it's automatically post-produced following the pre-set guidelines. Everything is integrated into the robot's structure. The costs are initially high, but they become small for a company that has a large amount of images to produce.