Microsoft Translator is making some of its machine learning capabilities available to users even when they do not have an internet connection on their devices, alleviating a common challenge among travelers. The feature does not require an artificial intelligence chip and offers a more humanlike experience, according to the company.
Delivery provider XPO Logistics has announced a voice-activated tracking feature that can be used with Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers. The feature will roll out next month and will allow users to monitor, schedule and reschedule deliveries.
Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes took the stand in federal court recently to defend the merger between his company and AT&T. Bewkes said the AT&T deal is a necessity for the company, noting, "We don't have the tech platform, don't have the engineers, don't have the infrastructure."
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Researchers from the University of Manchester and Shandong University in China have created a new thin film transistor that can be used in flexible TVs, tablets and a whole host of wearable devices. These TFTs work off oxide-based material, which offers more flexible options than the traditional silicon-based TFTs.
Amazon has signed more than 100 million members to its Amazon Prime program, CEO Jeff Bezos said Wednesday in his annual letter to shareholders, the first time the number has been revealed. Members pay a $99 annual fee to join the 13-year-old program, which comes with perks including free shipping, plus video and music streaming.
Call for Innovation Entrepreneur Award nominations closes April 30
Only two weeks left to submit nominations for the 2018 Innovation Entrepreneur Awards, recognizing the entrepreneurial spirit in the consumer technology industry. Nominate a startup, small business or small business executive that demonstrates innovation, dedication to the industry or their local community, and has overcome business challenges. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of industry judges and presented at the 2018 Innovate Celebrate Conference, held October 15-17 in Boston, MA. Submit a nomination today. Deadline is Monday, April 30.
France speeds up on self-driving tech
2018 is a big year for self-driving technologies in France and the country is on track to see self-driving vehicles (SDVs) on public roads this year, thanks to a recent partnership between public transit company Transdev and Delphi Automotive. Learn more about the SDV tech and programs that make France one of the top tech countries in the world at CTA.tech.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient. ... One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author and aviator
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