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Natural Language Processing To Start a New Era: Are You Ready for Self-Driven Cars and Voice-Activated Doors

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With the development of technology and the invention of latest operating systems, users are allowed to send voice messages. On the other hand, works are ongoing related to self-driving cars and voice-activated doors, lights and elevators. This clearly shows that the future lies in the spoken, not written.   This major transition is the result of how we interact with our surroundings is natural language processing, which allows computers to understand the meaning of our words and recognise the habits of our speech.   Users likely to have already experienced this technology in the Xbox One and the Samsung UE65HU8500, all thanks to Siri and Google Now.   Charles Dawes, Global Strategic Accounts Director at Rovi, has been quoted saying that “Magic words have caused these technologies to rely on structured menu systems in which voice command simply replaces traditional inputs. These do not provide a satisfactory experience, forcing users [+more]

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Is iPhone 6 Already a Failure? iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Couldn’t Stand Sandpaper Test

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Fails Sandpaper Test

It has been recently reported that the upcoming flagship smartphone of Apple, iPhone 6, is likely to be equipped with the sapphire display panel. However, in the latest video, the sapphire display panel flunks when it was rubbed against a sheet of sandpaper. This latest video has ended hopes that the upcoming smartphone would have a completely scratchproof screen. The video has been posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee who initially carried out the test with a knife and keys to the display with no negative impact. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News has claimed that the company will begin mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in the third week of July, while the 5.5-inch version will go into mass production in the second week of August. Even Foxconn, the manufacturing partner of US-based tech giant Apple, is rumoured to be hiring nearly 100,000 additional workers to meet the future demand [+more]

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Apple Starts Mass Production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6

Apple Starts Mass Production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6

Foxconn, the manufacturing partner of US-based tech giant Apple, is rumoured to be all set to begin the mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July, while the mass production of the larger 5.5-inch model is reportedly scheduled to start in August.   Taiwan’s Economic Daily News has claimed that the company will begin mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in the third week of July, while the 5.5-inch version will go into mass production in the second week of August.   Foxconn is also rumoured to be hiring nearly 100,000 additional workers to meet the future demand for the iPhone 6.   Meanwhile, another Apple manufacturing partner, Pegatron, is also employing new people to the tune of more than 10,000 workers for its facilities to help in the manufacturing of the iPhone.   Apple is likely to launch its next-generation android flagship smartphone, iPhone 6, on Friday, [+more]

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Nokia Starts Rolling Out Lumia Cyan Update: Upgrade Device to Latest Windows Phone 8.1

Nokia Starts Rolling Out Lumia Cyan Update

Finland-based smartphone manufacturer Nokia has started rolling out its Lumia Cyan update, which will upgrade the existing devices to the latest Windows Phone 8.1 that are presently running on Windows Phone 8.   The Lumia Cyan package is also equipped with several other improvements from the company apart from the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. The updates have already started rolling out earlier this week in the UK. The company revealed that the updates will soon be available in other countries and regions, and can be installed on all devices running Windows Phone 8.   The latest update is that the Lumia Cyan update has started rolling out in North America as well. IN this context, a Reddit user posted on July 18 that the update is available in Canada, on Koodo. The user also posted some screenshots on WPCentral forums to prove the claims, showing the new [+more]

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Amazon Officially Launches Its Kindle Unlimited

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Amazon has finally released Kindle Unlimited, which is the new e-book and audiobook subscription service. The service is available at a price of USD9.99 per month and is compatible across all platforms. The service has been finally officially released after some early leaks. The service will enable the users to read whatever they want, as long as it’s in stock on Amazon. Some of the content presently available includes bestsellers such as the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as several other titles from William Goldman, Michael Lewis, Sara Gruen, Robert Penn Warren, Stephen Covey, Michael Chabon, Anthony Bourdain, Lois Lowry and others. Amazon has been quoted saying that “Kindle Unlimited gives you the freedom to explore. Try new genres, discover new authors, and dive into new adventures with unlimited access to our wide and varied selection of books. From rhetoric [+more]

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BlackBerry Personal Assistant Is Here To Rival Cortana, Siri and Google Now

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BlackBerry is presently focusing on its own personal assistant dubbed as BlackBerry Personal Assistant in order to compete with Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri and Google Now. The new personal assistant is likely to be aimed towards keeping users productive, engaged, informed and organized throughout the day, offering useful information and helping them with queries. The first glimpse of the upcoming BlackBerry Assistant was showcased by the company’s social media lead Donny Halliwell on Wednesday, July 16. Halliwell has been quoted saying that “It is voice activated when I need it to be, and helps manage simple tasks on my device from searching my email and calendar, finding out what’s trending on Twitter, to sending trivia night invitations. The more I use it, the more it learns and adapts to me. The more I speak with it, the more tuned-in to my queries it gets.” The upcoming BlackBerry Assistant is scheduled [+more]

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Google Moves Closer To Its Smart Lens Project: Know Your Blood Glucose Level Constantly

Google Moves Closer To Its Smart Lens Project

US-based tech giant Google has joined hand with Novartis in order to its smart lens project a reality, offering measurements of a user’s blood glucose levels constantly. The company announced about its smart contact lens in January that would have the capability to measure blood glucose levels. This will help the people suffering from diabetes, enabling them to constantly measure their glucose levels throughout the day. The results will be displayed on their mobile phones, allowing them to monitor and manage their condition in an easier and more convenient manner. The lens makes use of non-invasive sensors that would analyze tear fluid in the eye in order to give the aforementioned measurements. Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has been quoted saying that “We are looking forward to working with Google to bring together their advanced technology and our intensive knowledge of biology to meet unmet medical needs. This is a key [+more]

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Apple’s iPhone 5S is the Best Smartphone In 35 Countries

Apple’s iPhone 5S is the Best Smartphone In 35 Countries

The Counterpoint Technology Market Research has recently revealed that Apple’s flagship smartphone iPhone 5s is the most popular device, topping smartphone sales in as many as 35 countries worldwide. It is very much known that the company has a loyal fan base its iOS devices are popular worldwide, and the new market research adds starts to its popularity. The officials behind the survey have been quoted saying that “Apple’s iPhone 5s is still the bestselling smartphone in May 2014, 8 months after its launch last year. Samsung’s new flagship, Galaxy S5 comes in at second.” “Apple’s iPhone 5s continues to be the bestselling phone in the world, a spot that many expected to be taken by Samsung’s Galaxy S 5. The highly anticipated Galaxy S5 comes in at second place but still a quite distant number two in terms of (sell through) unit sales. The iPhone 5c shipments continue to [+more]

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Google Appoints Former Ford CEO: Company Serious About Getting Android in Cars

Google Appoints Former Ford CEO

US-based tech company Google has again proved its seriousness about getting Android into cars after it appointed Alan Mulally to its board of directors. Mulally has become the member of Google’s Audit Committee with effect from July 9 2014. Mulally worked in Ford as president and CEO for eight years and left the company in June 2014. Before his stint in Ford, he was the CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and executive vice president of the Boeing Company for more than five years. Google is of a firm belief that Mulally will further help the company in extending its reach in the auto industry and beyond. Google CEO Larry Page has been quoted saying in the press release that “Alan brings a wealth of proven business and technology leadership experience. I am so pleased that Alan is now joining Google’s board!” Meanwhile, Mulally added that “he is honored to serve [+more]

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Microsoft Releases Windows Laptops To Compete With Chromebooks

Microsoft Releases Windows Laptops To Compete With Chromebooks

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has recently revealed that HP is likely to soon launch a USD199 Windows laptop during the annual Worldwide Partner Conference of the company presently taking place in Washington, D.C. The laptop is likely to be known by the name of the “Stream,” and would be released in time for the holidays. This move by Microsoft hints that the company is looking towards taking back the affordable laptop market from the clutches of Google’s Chromebooks. The official also said that HP is anticipated to release the Stream in the screen sizes of 7 and 8 inches (i.e. tablets) that will run a version of Windows for USD99around the same time. Turner has been quoted saying that “We are going to participate at the low-end. We’ve got a great value proposition against Chromebooks, we are not ceding the market to anyone.” Meanwhile, Turner also revealed details about two [+more]

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