If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
DJI reminded everyone once again why it's the best drone maker in the world. On Tuesday, DJI unveiled its newest foldable drone, the Mavic Air, and it might the company's most impressive quadcopter yet. At about the height of your average smartphone, the Mavic Air is half the size of 2016's Mavic Pro. It's also 41 percent lighter than the Pro, too, making it the company's smallest drone ever. Available in three colors -- black, white, and glossy red -- the new Mavic Air is available for pre-order immediately and ships on Jan. 28.
Bumble just borrowed another page from the Tinder playbook. Per VentureBeat, the dating app has integrated users' Instagram accounts into their profiles, allowing potential matches to view each other's'grams without leaving the Bumble application. SEE ALSO: Bumble's pop-up wants to remind people that dating isn't all doom and gloom Should you want to share your Instagram with would-be lovers, you can activate the feature under the "Edit Profile" menu. Your 24 most recent Instagram posts will then appear on your profile -- a great way to add some pizzazz. As with any dating app-social media marriage, though, there are some drawbacks.
Google is making it a lot easier to listen to audiobooks. Today the company is launching a dedicated audiobook service that integrates Google Assistant directly into audiobooks. Available as part of Google Play Books' ebook offering, the audiobooks are available on iOS and Android, as well as Google Home, Android Wear, and Android Auto. SEE ALSO: I'm down on my knees, begging you please not to do this to your bookshelf Google may be entering the space late compared with players like Amazon-owned Audible, but the company is hoping its prices and lack of a subscription tier will help the company compete with more established players. Prices vary, but many popular books are available for well under $9.99.
Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Apple's been hyping the HomePod, its wireless Siri-enabled smart speaker, for months now. And it's finally (almost) here. It'll be in stores on Feb. 9 and up for pre-order Jan. 26, shipping in the U.S., UK, and Australia.
Legendary musician Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from touring, due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. The 76-year-old New Yorker made the announcement on Monday in a press statement that said the onset of the disease has made large-scale touring difficult. SEE ALSO: Lorde's cancellation of Israel show sparks meeting request from its ambassador "It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring," said Diamond. "I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
About a week ago, my wife and I ate a meal that was entirely prepared by a robotic chef. The GammaChef -- a machine akin to a large coffee maker -- did everything on its own. It heated the pot and added the ingredients -- beef steak chunks, pasta, mushrooms, water, oil, seasonings and sauces -- then stirred them until the meal was done. To my surprise, the food was delicious. The meat was perfectly cooked and tender, the pasta was al dente, and the aromas and flavors were rich.
DJI is set to unveil a new consumer drone on Jan. 23, but a leak appears to have already spoiled the announcement. The new drone is purportedly called the "Mavic Air," and looks to be a cross between DJI's ultra compact and foldable Mavic Pro and the even tinier, gesture-controlled Spark. And you wonder why GoPro and others have no choice but to exit the drone market. The drone enthusiast site DroneDJ has shared what looks to be most of the juicy details on the Mavic Air. If they turn out true, drone fans could be in for a real treat.
Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers, the HomePod, is almost ready for launch. After missing its release last year, the $350 smart speaker has now been approved for sale by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means Apple will probably start selling it very soon. SEE ALSO: Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea Following its delayed launch, Apple said it "needed a little more time" to get HomePod ready for customers. Apple said HomePod would start shipping the U.S., UK, and Australia "in early 2018". Well, it's early 2018, and everyone's still waiting for the Siri-powered speaker to show up.
Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier. It's basically a search engine for Netflix and it's worth checking out; it could save you hours of wasted time. Flixable shows what's popular, what's original, and what's leaving Netflix. Users can browse by genre and IMDb rating, and filter their searches based on release date. Salminen said he built the site as a hobby to learn more about programming.
Amazon's Alexa app is about to get a lot more useful. That's because the company is finally bringing the full powers of its assistant to the Alexa smartphone app. SEE ALSO: Your bathroom could soon be a'smart bathroom' thanks to Kohler Until now, the Alexa app was primarily used for controlling settings, timers, and various Alexa-enabled devices, but you couldn't actually use any of Alexa's assistant capabilities. It's not the first time the full-fledged Alexa assistant has made its way to the smartphone screen. Now anyone with the Alexa app can take advantage of the voice assistant on their phones.