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This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the "80s

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this g.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMay 19th, 2017

New Sonos One smart speaker supports Alexa and Google Assistant

Sonos today announced the Sonos One smart speaker, a compact, high-performance speaker which will accept voice commands and execute them through Amazon's Alexa. Google Assistant compatibility is expected next year. The post New Sonos One smart speake.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 13 min. ago

Make your Stranger Things binge a little gooier with our baked treat ideas

Ganache, Fluff, and chocolate round out our baked '80s horror-food extravaganza. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) I love October. As an avid baker and Halloween reveler, I usually spend the whole month whipping up my favorite fall desserts .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

7 "Stranger Things" Season 2 predictions

It's been over a year since we rampantly binged our way through the sweet '80s nostalgia of Stranger Things Season 1, and now — finally — the sequel is less than 10 days away. The final trailer is out, a clip of Eleven has been released,.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News11 hr. 32 min. ago

7 things that will 100% maybe happen in "Stranger Things" Season 2

It's been over a year since we rampantly binged our way through the sweet '80s nostalgia of Stranger Things Season 1, and now — finally — the sequel is less than 10 days away. The final trailer is out, a clip of Eleven has been released,.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Brighten your home in 64,000 shades of white through Wiz Connected Lights

You can change the lighting of your home with your voice from anywhere using dozens of preset "moods" using the Wiz Connected Lights system, available online at Amazon, Home Depot, and Costco. The post Brighten your home in 64,000 shades of white thr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 41 min. ago

NVC: Switch"s September Success and System Update

Our Nintendo panel talks about Switch hitting a new sales milestone, the system update, and Sony on Switch. Welcooooooome back to Nintendo Voice Chat! It's the calm before the storm: we're just a week away from Super Mario Odyssey, can you beli.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago

Nivea"s controversial skin-lightening ad puts spotlight on the history of white supremacy

The skincare company Nivea makes dozens of products for women and men around the world.  But what you probably didn't know until earlier this week is that Nivea also sells skin-lightening cream to consumers in Africa. SEE ALSO: Oh look, another.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Google’s quantum computing plans threatened by IBM curveball

A mathematical leap has let IBM simulate a 56-qubit quantum computer on a traditional machine, the biggest yet on a classical computer.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

The Weather Channel wants you to know there"s a more pressing issue than the weather right now

The Weather Channel has a message for Americans: Puerto Rico is still in crisis.  The popular website of the IBM-owned company on Friday used its entire front page to remind visitors that the situation in Puerto Rico remains dire, exactly one mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

November Pixel Update Will Fix Annoying Oreo Problem

November Pixel Update Will Fix Annoying Oreo Problem is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. The next Google Pixel update probably won’t be Android 8.1 Oreo, but it will come with a crucial bug fix for an annoying Android Oreo issue. Goog.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Apple reportedly solved its iPhone X woes, but you still probably won"t be able to get one at launch

Apple reportedly solved its iPhone X woes, but you still probably won"t be able to get one at launch.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Set the mood and ambiance with Wiz Connected Lights’ home lighting system

You can change the lighting of your home with your voice from anywhere using dozens of preset "moods" using the Wiz Connected Lights system, available online at Amazon, Home Depot, and Costco. The post Set the mood and ambiance with Wiz Connected Lig.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

The Weather Channel would like to remind you that Puerto Rico is still a disaster

The Weather Channel has a message for Americans: Puerto Rico is still in crisis.  The popular website of the IBM-owned company on Friday used its entire front page to remind visitors that the situation in Puerto Rico remains dire, exactly one mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

FAA proposes ban on large electronics in checked baggage

While most of us probably keep our laptops and other large electronics in our carry-on bags, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still wants to avoid the risk associated with exploding lithium-ion batteries in the cargo hold of passeng.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

IBM’s 56-qubit curveball may hit Google quantum computing plans

A mathematical leap has let IBM simulate a 56-qubit quantum computer on a traditional machine, the biggest yet on a classical computer.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

DNA Techniques Could Transform Facial Recognition Technology

Early tests of the “vide-omics” principle have already demonstrated its potential -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Google compensates Pixel 2 buyers who overpaid at pop-up stores

If you rushed out to buy a Pixel 2 at one of Google's pop-up stores on October 19th, you probably got a rude surprise: the Verizon reseller handling your purchase, Victra, was charging customers an extra $30 on top of the normal price......»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

3D-Printed Floors Are Surprisingly Awesome

And they may be coming to an airport or store near you. Here’s an application for 3D printing that will probably be more useful to most people than trinkets, homemade guns, and prototype parts: Floors. The Dutch company Aectual is usin.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Oceans Can Rise in Sudden Bursts

Fossilized corals off Texas show that in the past, sea level rose several meters in just decades, probably due to collapsing glaciers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017