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Twitter purge of locked user accounts from counting as public followers as expected has resulted in a shrink for many users, mostly the biggest celebs flaunting lofty figures of followers on the platform, like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ellen DeGeneres. Among the celebrities, Taylor Swift made the biggest loser based on percent change, shedding 2.3 million fake accounts or 2.7% decline from her 85.57 million followers, while Twitter’s own primary account (@Twitter) recorded the overall loser by dropping 12% o...
Baidu Inc. on Tuesday unveiled China's first AI chip for edge and cloud computing, Kunlun in Beijing during the company’s second annual Create AI developer conference. Developed to match high-performance requirements for varied AI scenarios, the announcement has listed Baidu among the ranks of AI processor makers like Google, Nvidia, and Intel. Kunlun AI chip is built to handle a wide range of cloud and edge scenarios including public clouds, data centers, and autonomous vehicles. And the chip is coming in two categories: inference ch...
The world’s largest social network, Facebook which prides 2.2 billion users has announced its intention to shut down three of its apps for failing to meet with projected expectations. The apps: Moves, Hello, and TBH had failed to gain traction and will cease to exist in the coming weeks, Facebook disclosed in a press release yesterday. Moves, Hello and TBH will be collapsed at disparate times and Facebook says it will delete all user data on the different apps within 90 days. According to TechCrunch, Facebook Hello app which suffer...
It’s over two years now that Nvidia introduced its current generation of GeForce gaming GPUs. That has kept everyone waiting for what’s next for Nvidia. Rumors and many indications suggest we would not wait more than a month to get our wish – Nvidia’s next-generation GeForce GPUs allegedly named the GeForce GTX 11 series would be launched in August, according to The Verge. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang had recently [on June 5] announced that the next GeForce GPUs would not be released any time soon. That may be a strategy to cool off muc...
Artificial intelligence (AI) capacity development is now. And a wide range of learning methods has been engaged to facilitate various automation such as resource management, autonomous driving, seeing a human body through walls, and so on. But teaching a computer how to make sense has recorded a major setback in AI development. Can this really be achieved? Stanford researchers fed more than 400,000 memes to a computer in an effort to teach the machine how to generate its own. They trained the computer on how to use the memes and when...
Microsoft on Tuesday said it has submerged a self-sufficient experimental data center off the coast of the northernmost tip of Scotland. The underwater datacenter is part of Project Natick which the tech giant started developing in 2014 to save money on data center cooling facilities. Microsoft said it sank the supposedly energy efficient data center which could provide internet connectivity for years into the sea last Friday. It noted that the server is now online and performing several computing tasks which it did not specify. Micr...
The human-like abilities of robots continue to develop at an unprecedented pace – with robots that can run across different types of terrain to a robot dog that could accompany you to work. But now scientists have taken the potential for human-like resemble by creating a self-healing material that will act as an artificial skin. Researchers at US University Carnegie Mellon have created a supple, stretchy material made of electrical circuits that instantly repairs itself after sustaining extreme physical damage. Not only does the self...
Apple and Google have been going head to head in a bid to attract more software developers to their platforms as they race to introduce more promising augmented reality (AR) tools. Upcoming iOS 12 to be unveiled at the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which begins on Monday will include an ARKit update – ARKit 2.0. The new AR kit is basically an upgrade to the available ARKit 1.5 SDK which developers have been using to build apps supporting augmented reality experience. A report from Reuters on Friday says that Apple Inc wi...
A huge strategy in the technology market is to keep up the pace on everything new, provided it's a feature deemed necessary by the consumers. Tech giants are always on a top gear for any arising competition. And Apple may be planning to introduce its very first triple-camera smartphone this year, according to a rumor going round today. TNW reports that the upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone is being speculated to take the credit, following Huawei's P20 Pro released last month. The rumor is coming after just a few days Samsung disclosed that ...
LG Display on Tuesday announced that it has developed a new breakthrough to prevent Virtual Reality motion sickness, the symptoms associated with virtual reality technology, by reducing the motion delay time. The symptoms include headaches, dizziness, pallor, drowsiness, vomiting, etc. According to The Investor, LG Display conducted the research jointly with Sagang University. And LG Display said the solution also resolved the low-resolution problem, turning VR content into higher-resolution images as soon as the breakthrough reduced...