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Implementing micro frontends to overcome technical debt
To tackle our technical debt, we restructured our team into "project islands," each working on a different micro frontend to our site.
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HP unveils fall PC product lineup: EliteBook, fingerprint-reader mouse, new Spectres
HP introduced new products for the fall, ranging from new laptops with the latest Intel processors to a new USB-C fingerprint-reading mouse.
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Former ILM artist joins indie game studio Bonfire
Jaime Jasso, an artist that has worked at Industrial Light & Magic on giant movie franchises like Star Wars, has joined independent game studio Bonfire.
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DARPA wants to build ‘contextual’ AI that understands the world
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a pioneer in AI. Dr. Brian Pierce, director of its Innovation Office, spoke about ongoing efforts.
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Facebook’s biggest political advertiser is…Facebook
Since May, Facebook has spent more than $12 million on political ads promoting its own policy changes on Facebook and Instagram.
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Facebook simplifies Messenger design, promises Dark Mode soon
Facebook Messenger has been redesigned with a simpler user interface. There are also color gradients in your chats now and a Dark Mode coming soon.
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Fallout 76 beta: Start date and times for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
The Fallout 76 beta test is starting on Xbox One, but you'll have to wait to get it on PlayStation 4 and PC. The beta is also running in 4-hour bursts.
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Kuo: iPad mini 5, AirPower, and AirPods 2 are coming late 2018 or early 2019
Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects a new iPad mini to appear within the next six months, as well as a working version of the AirPower wireless charger.
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UberEats is using AI to recommend restaurants and menu items, optimize deliveries
UberEats, ride-hailing company Uber’s four-year-old food delivery arm, is a veritable juggernaut. It covers more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, facilitating deliveries for roughly 100,000 restaurants. And globally, it operates in 250 cities and 300 more locations around the globe. Cheng Peng, head of data science at UberEats, spoke to a few of UberEats’ […]
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Intel: 43% of U.S. respondents don’t feel safe around self-driving cars
A study commissioned by Intel and conducted by PSB Research found that almost half of Americans don't feel safe around self-driving cars.
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FCC expands 3.5GHz band to 5G and opens 6GHz band to future Wi-Fi
Two FCC vote set the stage for dramatically better mobile devices and wireless routers than what's available today, based on underutilized radio spectrum.
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Google Play now upgrades your SD and HD movies to 4K for free
Google Play Movies & TV will now automatically upgrade your purchased standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) movies to 4K, for free.
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Oracle launches digital assistant for the enterprise
Oracle today announced the launch of the Oracle Digital Assistant for companies to make automated bots that help their employees handle things like enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) or human relations needs in a conversational setting. The announcement was made at Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco and follows a series of […]
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Baidu launches simultaneous language translation AI
Baidu researchers have developed an AI system that's capable of simultanesouly translating between two languages with a high degree of accuracy.
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ZipRecruiter’s Job Seeker Profiles uses AI to improve candidate matches
ZipRecruiter's new feature uses AI to match job seekers with candidates -- and to prod them to supply info that might improve matching accuracy.
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DICE Summit will celebrate ‘trailblazers’ at February event
The DICE Summit, one of the game industry's marquee events, will return next February in Las Vegas with a theme that honors "trailblazers."
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Ople raises $8 million for automated AI model design
Ople, an AI software solution startup based in San Francisco, announced at VB Summit 2018 that it's raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.
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Watch livestream of day 2 at VB Summit
Livestreaming of day two of VB Summit: Accelerating Your Business with AI  starts at 9 a.m. this morning (Oct. 23). Catch all the sessions.
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Call of Duty esports draws on NFL knowledge with Johanna Faries hire
Activision Blizzard announced today that it has hired Johanna Faries as the new head of product for Call of Duty esports.
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Pandora exec: We were late to the game with our premium offering
Pandora director of data science Siddharth Patil said he believes his company was at least a year late in offering an on-demand music service.
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Voltron dev wins $150K in Universal GameDev Challenge
Universal Games and Unity Technologies announced the winner from the Universal GameDev Challenge: Voltron: Cubes of Olkarion by Zurich-based studio, Gbanga.
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Misfit chases relevance with smaller, GPS-ready Vapor 2 smartwatch
The Vapor 2 is a $250 Wear OS smartwatch powered by Qualcomm's prior-generation Snapdragon Wear 2100, arriving to challenge the last-generation Apple Watch.
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Bright Machines raises $179 million for factory automation with robots
Bright Machines wants to make it easier to quickly manufacture hardware through the use of machine learning and robotics.
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Unikrn gets gambling license for crypto-based betting on esports and games
Rahul Sood's Unikrn has Unikrn has a license from the Isle of Man to start real-money betting on esports and games using cryptocurrency and blockchain.
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People.ai raises $30 million for AI sales analysis
People.ai, a San Francisco-based AI platform for enterprise revenue, announced a $30 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
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EyeSight raises $15 million for AI-powered in-car monitoring
EyeSight, a Tel Aviv startup specializing in computer vision systems, announced a $15 million round to bring its in-car monitoring tech to mass market.
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Firefox 63 arrives with Enhanced Tracking Protection, search shortcuts, and Picture-in-Picture on Android
Mozilla has released Firefox 63 with Enhanced Tracking Protection, performance improvements, search shortcuts, and Picture-in-Picture on Android.
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Apple will fix iPhone XS selfie-smoothing Beautygate ‘bug’ in iOS 12.1
Apple says that iOS 12.1 will fix the Beautygate "bug" that smoothed out details in some selfies, leaving some users' skin looking unnaturally blurry.
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Atmosic Technologies launches low-power wireless internet of things chips
 Atmosic Technologies is launching its M2 and M3 series wireless Internet of Things (IoT) chips which can get by on self-sustaining battery power.
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Thalmic Labs rebrands as North, launches $999 Alexa-powered holographic glasses
Thalmic Labs is rebranding as North, as the wearables company finally unveiled its second product: holographic smart glasses called Focals.
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Resolution Games raises $7.5 million for AR/VR games
Stockholm-based Resolution Games has raised $7.5 million for augmented reality and virtual reality games such as Bait! and Angry Birds FPS.
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Real-world case studies reveal the power of location data (VB Live)
VB LIVE: From foot traffic patterns to frequency analysis, location analysis offers actionable insights and a competitive edge in a crowded field. Learn how to capture new customer interest, keep old customers coming back, and boost your market share when you catch up on this VB Live event! Access on demand for free right here. “We know […]
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Uber wants all its London drivers in electric cars by 2025
Uber announced a wide-ranging "Clean Air Plan" that includes the goal of having all of its cars be fully electric by 2025.
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Team8 announces $85 million fund to build 8 cybersecurity startups
Team8 announced it has raised $85 million from a coalition of major corporate partners to develop eight security startups over the next five years.
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Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund leads $110 million investment in genetic engineering startup Synthego
Genetic engineering startup Synthego has raised $110 million from Founders Fund, 8VC, and Menlo Ventures.
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Nvidia partners with Scripps to investigate the role of AI in genomics processing and analysis
Nvidia is partnering with the nonprofit Scripps Research Translational Institute to investigate potential applications of AI in genomics.
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Spot launches workplace harassment bot for internal company use
Spot launched a conversationa AI offering for businesses to give their employees an easy, conversational way to report workplace harassment incidents.
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Berlin travel site GoEuro raises $150 million to fuel international expansion
Travel booking platform GoEuro announced today it has raised $150 million as the company continues to push its service beyond Europe.
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CompTIA: Washington, D.C. had the most job openings for IT workers in the last year
Washington, D.C. had more than 170,000 IT job openings over the past 12 months, compared to more than 112,000 in San Francisco.
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HTC’s blockchain phone Exodus 1 on sale, but can only be bought with cryptocurrencies
HTC's blockchain phone Exodus 1 is now available for purchase, but customers can only pay with Bitcoin or Ethereum: 0.15 BTC ($959) or 4.78 ETH ($965).
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Amazon and Qualcomm partner to put Alexa in more headphones
Microchip firm Qualcomm is joining Amazon to spread the use of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday.
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Berlin’s Tier raises $29 million to expand its electric scooter sharing service across Europe
Berlin-based electric scooter company Tier announced today it has raised $29 million as the company seeks to expand its on-demand mobility service.
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Qualcomm cuts 5G millimeter wave antenna size by 25% ahead of 2019 debut
Qualcomm announced today that it has achieved a 25 percent reduction in the size of its 5G millimeter wave antennas for smartphones.
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Airbus believes its AI can eliminate flight delays
Airbus' VP of artificial intelligence spoke at VentureBeat Summit 2018 about the innovative ways the aircraft manufacturer is employing machine learning.
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Google-incubated AdLingo claims its chatbots are up to 10 times more efficient than Facebook news feed ads
Google AdLingo cofounder Vic Fatnani and Valassis Digital VP of strategy Mike Balducci spoke onstage about the efficiency of conversational advertisements.
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Google’s Fluid Annotation uses AI to annotate image datasets quickly
Google's Fluid Annotation tool leverages a combination of AI and human workers to speed up image annotation by a factor of three.
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How Pandora turns personalization into $1 billion in ad revenue (VB Live)
To learn how companies like Pandora flawlessly serve up customized advertising that always clicks, don’t miss this VB Live event.
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Razer Phone 2 addresses all my issues except for one
ANALYSIS: I liked the Razer Phone. I used it for months and came away from it impressed … for a first effort from a company that’s never made a phone before. But the device had some glaring issues that prevented me from recommending it to most people. Now, Razer is launching the Razer Phone 2. This […]
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