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Apple acquires AI tech that seeks to understand your photos

At WWDC this year, Apple announced that iOS11 would have a new and improved Photos app, thanks in part to machine learning and AI. Apparently some of the advancements in this technology could be due to the acquisition of Regaind, a French startup that’s known for its computer vision tech. According to TechCrunch, Apple …

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Uber’s ex-CEO surprisingly appoints two new board members

When Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down in June, he retained his ownership stake in the company and seat on its board of directors. That made things awkward throughout the company’s search for a new CEO, and has initiated a lawsuit from Uber’s largest shareholder, Benchmark Capital. Now, the ex-CEO has suddenly …

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Super-thin edible sensors can monitor food temperature

Biomaterials that are rigid in form but able to degrade safely are everywhere. You can find tech like this in medical implants, environmental sensors and wearable, disposable devices. What’s harder to do, though, is to make sensors that you can digest. That’s exactly what Swiss researchers in Zurich have created, though: a thin, edible sensor that …

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Disney merges its kid-friendly streaming options into a single app

Disney has combined four of its kid-friendly streaming apps into one all-encompassing one called DisneyNOW. It has everything that the separate Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney apps had, but all of the content is now consolidated under a single main app. DisneyNOW has full show episodes and livestreaming of …

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Facebook reportedly tests facial recognition to recover your account

Your face is getting a lot of attention lately. The iPhone X’s Face ID is a recent example, as is Android Pay’s reportedly upcoming facial authentication for loyalty programs. Airports may soon use the tech to help streamline boarding and security lines, though there are still privacy concerns over the implementation. Still, that hasn’t deterred Facebook …

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‘Mario Bros.’ is The Switch’s first classic game

Nintendo has added the first classic game you can buy on the Switch Eshop: The original Mario Bros (the arcade game, not the NES platformer). The title was announced during Nintendo Direct earlier this month as the first of several quarter crunchers headed to the Switch. It’s not the Virtual Console that Nintendo fans have wanted on …

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