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    1. Review: iPhone 8

      Review: iPhone 8

      This is a camera review. There are a number of updates that should appeal in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but the one question most upgraders are going to be asking is how good is the camera? The camera system in the iPhone is becoming the central focus of its technological advancements. And it’s not just about pictures anymore. With augmented reality and computer vision emerging as…

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    2. Looxid Labs is combining brain waves and VR to build an analytics super engine

      Virtual reality is having a tough time breaching consumer markets and it’s not clear where the demand is exactly. But when it comes to research and analytics, gathering emotional responses could be huge to custom tailoring content and gaining important insights. Looxid Labs, launching onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield, wants to bring brain waves into the VR equation. There…

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    3. Yuri Milner’s conservative predictions for the consumer Internet in 20 years

      Without even counting massive potential sea changes like artificial intelligence or “flying cars,” as DST founder Yuri Milner says, the consumer internet is still on track to grow in value by another ten times in the next 20 years — just like it did in the past ten years. That’s Milner’s “conservative” prediction that doesn’t account for those…

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    4. SpeechCoach.ai helps you step up your public speaking game

      Public speaking can be terrifying. Before every TechCrunch Disrupt, moderators are required to go through mandatory speaker training to ensure we’re not flaming disasters on stage. Our bosses bring in a real-life human to train us and point out how often we use filler words or simply don’t make any sense at all. SpeechCoach.ai, a project that came out of Disrupt SF 2017’s…

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    5. MIT’s new Ford-funded robot can deftly navigate pedestrian traffic

      Robots have a lot of challenges remaining before they become commonplace in our lives, and many of those are likely not even something you’d think about when trying to make a list. One good example is simply walking around among people, and keeping pace with pedestrians on streets and sidewalks. MIT engineers have created a new autonomous robot that can do exactly that, however, in a…

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    6. Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

      SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce’s AI research team took it upon itself to explore how machine learning might be able to open doors for those without knowledge of SQL in a recent paper. The work, Seq2SQL: Generating Structured…

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    7. Google brings six-second video previews to mobile search

      Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today. Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show you a silent six-second clip to help you decide if it’s actually a video you want to see. This will work for the vast majority of videos on the web today — including, but not limited to, YouTube. Indeed, as Emily Moxley, Google’s director of…

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    8. NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon

      NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to find better landing sites on the moon

      NASA collects a lot of data. It’s one of the main things it does when it’s not landing things on other things. But actually deriving useful information from all the data it collects is another issue entirely, so the space agency has begun enlisting some big tech names like Intel to crunch some of those numbers. That partnership includes Nervana, the deep learning startup the chip…

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    9. LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

      LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the Internet

      You’ve probably had the experience of going to a website and seeing a lot of content that’s not really relevant. For the most part, a lot of this is organized in a way that’s either pre-defined or based on a limited number of signals that aims to sort of personalize the experience for a normal user. But as time goes on and the competition for eyeballs continues to heat up,…

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    10. Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

      Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programmes — is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing, and this week Google made an acquisition this week to help it along with its own efforts in this…

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    11. Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

      Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

      The team behind Pattern, a two- year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 as now boasts a market cap of $20.9 billion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pattern CEO Derek Draper, who announced the acquisition to his network on LinkedIn, declined to comment further. As part of…

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    12. Babbel teams up with Cambridge English to launch new language test

      The Berlin-based language learning service Babbel today announced that it has teamed up with Cambridge English, one the world’s leading providers of English assessments, to launch the aptly named “Babbel English Test powered by Cambridge English.” The new test, which will cost €39, is meant to assess the reading and listening skills of beginning and intermediate students.

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    13. AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

      AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

      It’s clear that voice is becoming a major interface, as we witness the rise of the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri, Cortana and their ilk. We’re also seeing an increasing use of chat bots and other voice-driven tools, which often require speech recognition with a very specific vocabulary. That’s where AssemblyAI, a member of the Summer ’17 Y Combinator class comes in.…

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    14. Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

      Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

      Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology with its own products as it looks to make it easier for its users to use…

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    15. Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

      Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

      Startups are dying all over the place as last year’s investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Secret and Yik Yak. A source told TechCrunch that Whisper experienced layoffs this week, and after requesting comment, the startup now confirms to us it’s let go of 20% of staff so it can become…

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    16. Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

      Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

      A new voice app from Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant, by aiding with your daily routines and learning your personal preferences. At launch, Life Bot’s Alexa app has a handful of tricks up its sleeve. But Life Bot’s longer-term ambition is to learn from its users, then be able to kick-off personalized workflows with a single voice command.

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    17. Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

      Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

      Salesforce announced an update to its Service Cloud today, which the company says enables non-technical administrators to build a customer service organization with connected services in less than day. That’s a bold claim, even for the marketing department, but the Service Cloud app builder has been built on top of the Salesforce Lightning development platform and designed to drag and…

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    18. Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

      Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

      Another week, another new Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two days later we watched the finalists of Google Cloud’s machine learning competition pitch to a panel of top AI investors. And today, Google’s Launchpad is announcing a new hands-on Studio program.

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