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Google Research becomes Google AI as machine learning obsession grows

Google Research becomes Google AI as machine learning obsession grows

A company as big as Google has the resources to focus on a lot of different endeavors, but for Google, AI is quickly becoming one of the biggest. In addition to things like Search and Android, we've seen AI become a big initiative over at Google in recent years. Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that Google has decided to re-brand its research arm as Google AI.

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NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program canned after just two months

NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program canned after just two months

It was just a couple of months ago that NVIDIA launched its GeForce Partner Program, and now it's already coming to an end. NVIDIA announced over the weekend that it's "pulling the plug" on the Partner Program, which has been the subject of a lot of speculation since it launched. Though the company doesn't go into specifics, it says enough, suggesting that all of the speculation is behind this decision.

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Nintendo is hiring for the next Zelda game

Nintendo is hiring for the next Zelda game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was unquestionably one of the biggest games of 2017. Its release helped turn the Switch into an instant success, and a lot of people really seemed to love the way it changed the usual Zelda formula. It shouldn't be much of a surprise, then, that Nintendo is already looking to the future of the franchise.

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GoPro Q1 2018 results show a glimmer of hope

GoPro Q1 2018 results show a glimmer of hope

It's no secret that GoPro has been struggling, but the company saw a glimmer of hope during its first quarter of the year. The company announced a very modest unit growth of 3-percent, an increase that unfortunately wasn't joined by revenue growth. The company saw a fairly substantial drop in revenue compared to its first quarter in 2017.

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Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk goofed, but the Tesla CEO is unlikely to change

Elon Musk has admitted it was "foolish" to ignore analyst questions on Tesla's financial results call this week, though insists he had good reason to shut down the "boneheaded" comments. The outspoken CEO managed to overshadow Tesla's financial results this week, when he berated analysts for asking uninteresting questions during the Q&A session.

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Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

Pocket Casts just got bought by these public radio all-stars

There are a lot of podcast apps vying for your download out there, and for years, Pocket Casts has been considered by many to be one of the best. There's some big news for Pocket Casts users today, as the app has been jointly acquired by some big names in public radio. NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life have all partnered to purchase the app for an undisclosed amount.

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Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook privacy saga

Cambridge Analytica shuts down after Facebook privacy saga

Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm at the heart of recent Facebook data scandals, is shutting down, blaming accusations that it misused personal data for frightening off the company's customers. In addition to beginning insolvency proceedings in the UK, Cambridge Analytica says it will be beginning bankruptcy proceedings for its US businesses, too.

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Nokia’s Digital Health division finds a familiar buyer

Nokia’s Digital Health division finds a familiar buyer

It isn't exactly a secret that Nokia's Digital Health division hasn't been doing so well lately. For the past few months, we've been hearing whispers of a potential sale, with some well-known names like Nest said to be interested in acquiring Nokia's health-focused assets. Today, Nokia revealed that it will indeed be selling off its Digital Health business, and the buyer it has found is a familiar one.

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Apple Q2 2018: When “doomed” is actually $61.1bn in revenue

Apple Q2 2018: When “doomed” is actually $61.1bn in revenue

Apple has published the financial results for its fiscal Q2 2018, revealing a 16-percent increase in quarterly revenue to $61.1 billion. The company primarily has international sales to thank for the success -- 65-percent of Q2 2018's sales were overseas. Overall, Apple saw its strongest March quarter ever, giving the company another record milestone.

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Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Prime Book Box is a return to Amazon’s roots

Amazon is adding yet another Prime service for subscribers, and this time it's all centered around getting kids to read more. Dubbed Prime Book Box, this monthly subscription will send a box to your door with age-appropriate books for your child, as curated by Amazon's staff. Prime Book Box is scheduled to launch later this year, but interested Prime subscribers can sign up for an invite starting today.

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Bluesmart shuts down: Why, when, and your warranty

Bluesmart shuts down: Why, when, and your warranty

Late last year, many major airlines decided to ban smart bags that use non-removable lithium ion batteries. While there are some exceptions to that rule - for instance, you can still check a bag with a removable battery (as long as you remove the battery first) - it was clear that this would have an adverse effect on many smart luggage manufacturers. One of those manufacturers, Bluesmart, announced that it's going out of business today.

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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits following alleged Facebook tiff

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits following alleged Facebook tiff

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has announced plans to leave the company, saying he will take time off to focus on personal non-tech things. The announcement comes one day ahead of the F8 developers conference and follows a string of privacy-related controversies growing at parent company Facebook.

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