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Alphabet, even with record EU fine, remains a money machine - CNET

9 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The EU calls Google a monopoly. That’s not the only battle its parent company is fighting. Alphabet is also tussling with the US Department of Labor -- and Uber.

On-demand companies like Uber and Airbnb rake in the cash - CNET

9 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

A report by Juniper Research estimates on-demand economy revenues will double by 2022. That means they'll reach more than $40 billion.

The end of an era: Microsoft removes Paint after 32 years

New Windows users will soon find themselves without an iconic, free paint program that launched 32 years ago. Microsoft Paint is being removed from Windows 10 as part of a looming update from Microsoft Corp. That update, called the Windows...Show More Summary

Google parent Alphabet beats earnings forecast, but investors aren’t impressed

Alphabet Inc. handily beat quarterly earnings forecasts today despite taking an expected multibillion-dollar hit from an antitrust fine, but investors appear more worried about future challenges for the Internet giant. The parent company of search giant Google Inc. Show More Summary

Microsoft Paint Is Dead, Long Live Paint 3D

Microsoft Paint is officially being killed off, with Microsoft deprecating the program with the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. In layman’s terms this means Paint will no longer be updated and has been flagged for removal at some point in the future. Show More Summary

The Virtual Reality 2017: Landscapes and Trends

Virtual reality has been touted as the “next big thing” over the past few decades, recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets—tethered to PCs, smartphones, and gaming consoles—to reach a wider range of mainstream consumers. Show More Summary

Google: DeepMind AI Learns Based On Rewards System

Researchers at DeepMind, Google's London-based AI company, believe they have developed technology that reinforces learning. The system learns by trial and error and is motivated to get things correct based on rewards.

Cloud-based LED control helps change plant biology

As more agriculture Internet of Things nodes are brought onto the cloud, new machine-learning-based techniques are driving real economic impact for farmers, according to Shami Patel (pictured), chief executive officer at LumiGrow Inc. Show More Summary

5 Things You Aren’t Using the Apple Watch For (But Should Be)

After more than two years on the market, the Apple Watch is still the best wearable device available for any iPhone user. Thanks to tight integration with iOS, the device can interact with a number of other Apple products and other services. Show More Summary

Cloudflare Wants to Eliminate ‘Moot’ Pirate Site Blocking Threat

Cloudflare is not happy with the RIAA's efforts to hold the company liable for pirate websites on its network. Cloudflare has asked a Florida federal court to vacate a recent order, which would open the door to widespread site blocking efforts. Show More Summary

Robot can build your salad 1,000 different ways

Who says vending machines don’t offer enough choice? Chowbotics Inc. has built a robot that offers salads in 1,000 different varieties around-the-clock. The Silicon Valley-based startup is hoping that the salad-making machine will ignite interest in the field of food service robotics and revolutionize consumer eating habits. Show More Summary

8 Simple Solutions for Common Home Automation Headaches

There are so many ways that technology can improve and enrich people’s lives, and yet it is far too common for people to hesitate before bringing this tech in their homes. In the business world, training usually gives people the confidence to move forwards with new technologies. Show More Summary

AgTech evolution helps farms make sense of data once new technology is implemented

Applying new technology to the farming industry is a highly complex process because of the multi-faceted nature of the challenges facing farms. The key is making sense of the data once the new technology is implemented, according to Nathan...Show More Summary

Hubble sees beauty in fuzzy Hunting Dogs galaxy - CNET

12 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

A diffuse galaxy tucked away in the Hunting Dogs constellation gets a moment in the spotlight thanks to a lovely Hubble Space Telescope image.

Asian ridesharing service Grab gets $2B to take on Uber

Singapore-based ridesharing service Grab is looking to go head to head with Uber Technologies Inc. in Southeast Asia, and today the company got a major boost thanks to $2 billion in financing from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group Corp. Show More Summary

Microsoft is adding an artificial intelligence chip to HoloLens

Microsoft Corp.’s HoloLens is set to become a lot smarter. Marc Pollefeys, the Director of Science at the company’s mixed reality group, on Sunday revealed that the next iteration of the headset will pack a co-processor for running artificial intelligence software. Show More Summary

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