But, unfortunately, unlike nachos, Wi-Fi can be super expensive -- and as the number of laptops, tablets, phones, and other internet-connected devices you've got multiplies -- you might not even be getting the speed you pay for. That's why you should check out NetSpot Home, an app that can strengthen your Wi-Fi connections and make your internet-ing faster and more fun. NetSpot Home works for Windows and Mac operating systems and includes a lifetime license so you don't have to worry about it becoming obsolete. NetSpot Home: Lifetime License normally costs $68, but you can get it for just $19, a savings of 72 percent.
Scientists at a NOAA laboratory in Boulder, Colorado added the eclipse's path to a computer model known as the "High-Resolution Rapid Refresh" or "HRRR" model. As the incoming solar radiation changes with the eclipse, the model simulates how that will affect the weather. For the 70-mile-wide swath of the nation that will experience a total solar eclipse, the temperature impacts will be more significant, the model projects. Along the path of the full eclipse, the model shows that temperatures will drop between 5 and 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
Google Home is finally supporting free Spotify accounts. Google Home also offers Google Play Music Free and Pandora to people who want some variety without paying a monthly fee. If you like having complete control over what's playing, Google Home also supports Spotify Premium. Other supported music subscriptions include Google Play Music Premium and YouTube Red.
A crucial step toward building a secure and thriving AI industry is collectively defining what ethical AI means for people developing the technology – and people using it. At Sage, we define ethical AI as the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans, built with the ability to autonomously conduct, support or manage business activity across disciplines in a responsible and accountable way. Consequently, the industry should focus on efforts to develop and grow a diverse talent pool that can build AI technologies to enhance business operations and address specific sets of workplace issues, while ensuring that it is accountable. Hopefully, AI's human co-workers – including people actually building the technology – will learn vital AI management skills, adopt strong ethics and hold themselves more accountable in the process.
Badoo, the international dating app that boasts somewhere north of 330 million users, today introduced the option to video chat with someone before you commit to meeting up IRL. This comes on the heels of many of the other major players in the dating app space adding some form of video. Bumble announced a video feature earlier in the year (though it's not yet available), and Match recently launched their own video product Stories. But Badoo's version sets itself apart by being a real-time way to actually interact with someone, as opposed to just let them see a recorded version of yourself.
In the wake of last weekend's events in Charlottesville and the ongoing fallout, several popular matchmaking platforms are taking steps to ensure their users feel they're in a safe space by banning hate speech and white supremacists. OKCupid took the unusual step today of announcing that they'd discovered that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was a user. We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid. The app itself has been a target of harassment from white supremacist groups.
In many ways, esports represents the future. Like so many other parts of our modern lives, it's built around the computer and the internet. Competitions like'Dota 2's' "The International" draw players from around the world, shrugging off the geopolitical and cultural boundaries that still define many traditional sports. And above all, it fully utilizes man's most potent attribute: the mind.
DoorDash and Marble joined forces with Jack in the Box to test an innovative new service in our city streets: autonomous robot food delivery. Their objective is to make delivery more efficient in urban areas, where machines can navigate the city more quickly than a car. "We believe robot delivery challenges conventions of food service, and we are thrilled to team up with DoorDash and Marble on this forward looking idea." The robot is equipped with a custom software that allows it to navigate autonomously, safely, and efficiently from the restaurant to its delivery destination.
The autonomous development group spearheaded by Intel, Mobileye and BMW Group announced today that it will add Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to its ranks. FCA is the parent company behind instantly recognizable auto brands like Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. The company's Chrysler brand famously partnered with leading autonomous technology company Waymo, providing the Google-spinoff with a fleet of 100 Pacifica minivans which are currently on the road shuttling passengers around Phoenix in one of the first driverless pilot programs. The Intel/Mobileye/BMW group, which was formed back in 2016, meanwhile has stated that it's on track to accomplish its previously stated goal of putting a fleet 40 autonomous test vehicles on the road by the end of this year.
Google announced hands-free calling for its Google Home smart speaker back in May, and now the feature is finally rolling out to users in the U.S. and Canada. More than just hands-free calling, the feature leverages the power of Home's built-in Google Assistant, which can identify individual voices so it knows when you or someone else like significant other is making a call request. For example, if you say "OK Google, call my mom," the Assistant will understand that you want to call your mom and not your partner's. We've yet to try the hands-free calling feature so we can't say how well it works, but if it's anything like the voice calling feature on Amazon's Echo, it should be pretty sweet.