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The best tech deals still live from Cyber Monday

Engadget

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but there are still some decent tech sales available right now. Apple's latest AirPods remain discounted to $150, while a number of our other favorite headphones and earbuds remain at record-low prices. A few Roombas are hundreds of dollars less than usual right now and you can still get some laptops, SSDs, smart speakers and more at very affordable prices. Here are the best Cyber Monday tech deals that you can still get today. Apple's latest AirPods are down to $150 at Amazon.


Grading AI: The Hits and Misses

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AZEEM AZHAR: Welcome to The Exponential View podcast where multidisciplinary conversations about the near future happen every week. Now, as an entrepreneur, investor, and analyst I've been inside the technology industry for over 20 years. During that time, I've observed that exponentially developing technologies are changing the face of our economies, business models, and culture in unexpected ways. Now, I return to this question every week in my newsletter Exponential View, in this podcast, as well as in my recent book The Exponential Age. So, in today's edition I wanted to look back and forward on one of the key technologies of the exponential age, artificial intelligence. We're about a decade into the current industrial boom in AI and I thought it was time to take a scorecard, look at what we've achieved, and how and perhaps what we didn't on which milestones have surprised us. To help me I called on a great experts Murray Shanahan, a senior research scientist at London's DeepMind, as well as a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College in London. Murray works on machine learning, consciousness, the impacts of artificial intelligence. He and I have known each other for a few years and have indeed done a podcast together previously. We appeared as guests on a show hosted by a technology investor. So, my challenge to Murray today was not simply to access the last 10 years of development, but to look forward to the next 10. It's a bold challenge and we did our best to look forward as well as back. MURRAY SHANAHAN: It's very nice to be here.


Here's how tech can tell that your partner is cheating on you

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

An easy way to keep two romantic lives separate is to buy two separate phones. That way, the cheater doesn't get confused and text the wrong person by mistake. A second phone is also a liability, even if expressed as a "work" or "emergency" phone. Another technique is to purchase a separate SIM card. Some phones allow you to have two SIM cards that can be a hassle.


Many of these Cyber Monday deals are better than Black Friday

Mashable

UPDATE: Nov. 29, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest price changes and new deals. Black Friday, we hardly knew ye: Cyber Monday is in full swing at all major retailers, and tons of doorbusters are even better than the ones we found during last week's sales. Below, you'll find a complete list of all the best Cyber Monday deals, broken up by retailer and then by category. We'll continue to update this post as more deals pop up, but don't hold out too long if something on your shopping list is enjoying a discount -- it may not be in stock for much longer thanks to the ongoing supply chain mess that's clearing inventories and putting products on backorder. Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a .


Here's how AI can transform the lives of disabled

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Many believe that artificial intelligence is a futuristic concept that we only see in sci-fi movies with humanoid robots and holograms. However, it is becoming rooted in our reality, affecting various fields and groups, including persons with disabilities. Accessibility and inclusivity are genuinely revolutionized, thanks to artificial intelligence! People with disabilities can substantially enhance their daily life thanks to AI technology solutions. We've already shown how smartphones can be tools for people with vision impairments.


Qualcomm's next Snapdragon promises always-on smartphone cameras

PCWorld

Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile processor for smartphones at the Qualcomm Tech Summit in Hawaii late on Tuesday, adding substantially more performance and AI-powered features to 2022 smartphones. However, one of those may be controversial. While you may be used to your phone always listening for commands, are you ready for its camera to be always on, too? In an interesting twist, Snapdragon 8 phones will even be able to mint NFTs. Now the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is poised to help launch even more, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year.


Qualcomm Snapdragon rebrands: digits dismissed, generations are in

ZDNet

KONA, HAWAII: Qualcomm has revealed the rebranding of the Snapdragon platform from digits to generations in an attempt to simplify and modernize the platform. The Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC) platform provides processing power and capabilities for mobile devices including smartphones, wearables, and Always On / Always Connected PCs. Various processor designs under the Snapdragon banner, ranging from premium to entry-level options for OEMs, include features for gaming, photography, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, streaming, and audio. The latest platform, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, was announced today. On Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon told attendees of the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit that "when we think about designing Snapdragon, we think about the user at the very center [..] it's not just about meeting expectations but exceeding them."


Which streamer should you buy?

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Our picks for the best streaming device to connect to your TV to stream video will help you figure out which one is right for your needs. We've reviewed nearly every streaming device and major smart TV system on the market today, including Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon and Apple TV. With the exception of smart TVs that actually run streaming software from Roku, Google or Amazon, these add-on streaming devices often have simpler remotes, streaming dongles, more apps, better search and more frequent updates than the smarts built into your TV set. Roku, the biggest name in streaming hardware, has a $40 streaming device called the Roku Express 4K Plus that's taken the top spot on our list of the best streaming devices. It's $10 cheaper than the new Roku Streaming Stick 4K, yet is just as capable. Amazon's new Fire TV Stick 4K Max sets the bar for speed on a streaming device and offers plenty of features at a slightly more expensive $55.


Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform with AI, camera, security boost

ZDNet

KONA, HAWAII: Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform featuring improved camera capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, and security enhancements. During the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said the "demand for mobile technology is very high across almost every industry." "We as a company believe in the mission that we will have everyone and everything intelligently connected -- and Snapdragon will play an important role," Amon added. To pursue this mission, the latest Snapdragon platform focuses on performance, speed, and connectivity -- with 5G now becoming a given in the range. The Snapdragon 8 is a 5G-enabled platform for Android devices.


Awesome tech gifts under $50

PCWorld

Thanksgiving is behind us, and the holiday shopping season is now officially in full swing. If you didn't manage to find gifts for everyone on your list during Black Friday, don't fret. We're here to help make your gift-giving decisions easier with a list of excellent, and affordable, tech products that can please an array of friends and family members. All of our recommended gifts under $50 have been thoroughly tested (by our expert reviewers at PCWorld and sister publication TechHive) and received at least a 4 out of 5 verdict. What's more, while all of these products have an MSRP under $50, many of them can be found on sale now for even less at the links we provided.