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New York's MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

NEW YORK'S MTA WANTS SAFER COVID-19 IPHONE UNLOCKING, AND SO SHOULD YOU

A prominent public transportation system has asked Apple to improve the iPhone's face-based unlocking system for public use. Here's...

U.S. will reallocate military 3.5GHz spectrum for consumer 5G in 2021

U.S. WILL REALLOCATE MILITARY 3.5GHZ SPECTRUM FOR CONSUMER 5G IN 2021

The Department of Defense is handing over a large block of mid band spectrum for consumer 5G, helping the U.S. reach parity with China...

 
 
 
Mux raises $37 million to automate video streaming and analytics processes

MUX RAISES $37 MILLION TO AUTOMATE VIDEO STREAMING AND ANALYTICS PROCESSES

Mux, a startup developing video analytics and streaming delivery platforms, has raised $37 million from an array of venture investors.

Google Maps is coming to Apple Watch, adding CarPlay Dashboard support

GOOGLE MAPS IS COMING TO APPLE WATCH, ADDING CARPLAY DASHBOARD SUPPORT

Google is belatedly bringing its navigation service to Apple's popular wearable, as well as adding a split-screen mode for CarPlay...

 
 
 
Researchers find ‘inconsistent' benchmarking across 3,867 AI research papers

RESEARCHERS FIND ‘INCONSISTENT' BENCHMARKING ACROSS 3,867 AI RESEARCH PAPERS

A survey of over 3,000 machine learning and AI research papers found little in the way of consistency with respect to benchmark metrics.

Amazon rebrands Twitch Gaming as Prime Gaming to broaden audience

AMAZON REBRANDS TWITCH GAMING AS PRIME GAMING TO BROADEN AUDIENCE

Amazon has rebranded its Twitch Gaming membership benefits program to Prime Gaming. The move is part of an attempt to broaden its appeal.

 
 
 
Black entrepreneurs can tap new markets - but only with VC backing

BLACK ENTREPRENEURS CAN TAP NEW MARKETS - BUT ONLY WITH VC BACKING

Investing in this untapped pipeline will pay dividends - and create more seasoned Black talent and larger-scale Black-owned companies.

Why Vindex will invest $300 million in esports gaming arenas

WHY VINDEX WILL INVEST $300 MILLION IN ESPORTS GAMING ARENAS

Vindex will invest $300 million into esports gaming arenas. That's the next idea from Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, the founder...

 
 
 
How to get your data scientists and data engineers rowing in the same direction

HOW TO GET YOUR DATA SCIENTISTS AND DATA ENGINEERS ROWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION

I've seen models take months to get to production because the data scientists and data engineers were working at cross purposes.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

HUAWEI WILL STOP PRODUCING KIRIN CHIPSETS ON SEPTEMBER 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows.

 
 
 
Before we put $100 billion into AI

BEFORE WE PUT $100 BILLION INTO AI

America is poised to invest billions of dollars in AI, but this funding could have bad effects if it's not tied to accountability for...

PLAYSTATION JUST MADE A BIG TV COMMERCIAL PUSH FOR GHOST OF TSUSHIMA

Gaming industry TV ad spend saw a 5.39% decrease in July, dipping down to an estimated $17.8 million from June's $18.7 million.

 
 
 
Apple's antitrust woes stem from its obsessions with control and money

APPLE'S ANTITRUST WOES STEM FROM ITS OBSESSIONS WITH CONTROL AND MONEY

As it nears a $2 trillion valuation, Apple should realize it's too big to keep fighting with developers over issues that are creating...

Researchers quantify bias in Reddit content sometimes used to train AI

RESEARCHERS QUANTIFY BIAS IN REDDIT CONTENT SOMETIMES USED TO TRAIN AI

Researchers developed a technique that helps to quantfy bias on communities like Reddit, data from which is often used to train AI...

 
 
 
ProBeat: Microsoft wants TikTok for the same reason the U.S. fears China

PROBEAT: MICROSOFT WANTS TIKTOK FOR THE SAME REASON THE U.S. FEARS CHINA

Why is ByteDance's TikTok the target? Because AI, data, and power. That's what Microsoft wants and the U.S. wants to take away.

The DeanBeat: What we've learned about pandemic gaming

THE DEANBEAT: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT PANDEMIC GAMING

The 2nd-quarter earnings results from major game companies have taught us more about how gamers are responding to the pandemic. Will...

 
 
 
Trump bans U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat starting September 20

TRUMP BANS U.S. TRANSACTIONS WITH TIKTOK AND WECHAT STARTING SEPTEMBER 20

President Donald Trump banned U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of...

Researchers discover evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER EVIDENCE OF GENDER BIAS IN MAJOR COMPUTER VISION APIS

Researchers at Wunderman Thompson say they've found evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs from Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

 
 
 
Researchers say ‘The Whiteness of AI' in pop culture erases people of color

RESEARCHERS SAY ‘THE WHITENESS OF AI' IN POP CULTURE ERASES PEOPLE OF COLOR

Researchers argue predominately portraying artificial intelligence as white in science fiction, stock imagery, and popular culture...

RESEARCHERS SHOW HOLOGRAPHIC AR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRONES

A Hong Kong-based team is using Microsoft's HoloLens to create spatial 3D maps for live control of flying drones, replacing PC and...

 
 
 



Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal... Read more ...

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97

Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media magnate whose family company controls CBS and Viacom, and whose career spilled over from boardrooms to gossip sheets, has died. He was... Read more ...

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Minnesota's Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

Omar, a member of “The Squad” of four progressive female members of Congress, survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an... Read more ...

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

How Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate

Biden, aware of the potential pitfalls of being a 77-year-old white male standard-bearer of a party increasingly comprised of women, people of color and young voters, made... Read more ...

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris' vice presidential bid

Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate, the hosts shared their opinions on the news. Read more ...

Microsoft's long awaited Surface Duo foldable smartphone costs $1,400 and...

Microsoft's long awaited Surface Duo foldable smartphone costs $1,400 and can be preordered right now

Microsoft's long-awaited Surface Duo foldable smartphone is now available for preorder. Its price starts at $1,400. The Surface Duo has two screens and a 360-degree hinge that... Read more ...

Man, 25, charged in fatal hit-and-run in River North

Man, 25, charged in fatal hit-and-run in River North

CHICAGO - Chicago police have charged a man in the hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured her daughter in River North. Edgar Roman, 25, is charged with one felony count of... Read more ...

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

LIVE: President Trump holds news conference

President Donald Trump is speaking at the White House. Read more ...

Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee

Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP nominee

Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, elevating a charismatic blue-state senator, former prosecutor and onetime 2020 primary rival who has built a... Read more ...

Kamala Harris' record on business shows she could be tough on Big Tech, and...

Kamala Harris' record on business shows she could be tough on Big Tech, and she's pushed to help Main Street during the pandemic

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that Sen. Kamala Harris would be his vice-presidential running mate. Harris most recently introduced... Read more ...