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Intel plans to ship its first-generation Neural Network Processor by the end of the year

Intel’s hardware for accelerating AI computation is finally on its way to customers. The company announced today that its first-generation Neural Network Processor , code named “Lake Crest,” will be rolling out to a small set of partners soon to help them drastically accelerate how much machine learning work they can do. The NNPs are…

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Google Calendar for web gets a refresh and more meeting information in G Suite

Google is giving its Calendar web app a bit of a spit-shine today in addition to rolling out a bunch of new features for G Suite users. The new Google Calendar borrows from the existing native mobile app. It now sports a cleaner color palette and a responsive layout that automatically adjusts to whatever screen you’re…

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Pixel 2 review: Still the best Android phone money can buy

In our review one year ago, VentureBeat called the Pixel “the best Android phone money can buy.”  The Pixel 2, unveiled two weeks ago , boasts some marked improvements over its predecessor: among them a better camera, visual searches, and on-the-spot translation of 40 languages. With these updates, Pixel smartphones remain serious contenders among flagship…

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Docker embraces Kubernetes, will let customers run it alongside Swarm

Docker announced today that customers of its Enterprise Edition software for containerized application management will now be able to deploy their apps using Kubernetes. Businesses using Docker EE will be able to take their pick of container orchestration software, running applications using Docker’s Swarm orchestrator alongside Kubernetes-managed apps on the same compute cluster. Docker Enterprise…

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Microsoft and Amazon unveil Gluon to help developers adopt machine learning

Collaboration in the realm of artificial intelligence leads to some strange bedfellows in the tech world. That’s certainly the case today, when Microsoft and Amazon Web Services announced their collaboration on Gluon, a new programming library for machine learning. It works by providing a consistent interface for creating machine learning models using a variety of prebuilt…

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BlackBerry settles lawsuits with budget Android phone maker BLU after reaching patent licensing deal

BlackBerry’s evolution from being a world-renowned consumer hardware company  to one focused on software, services, and licensing took a notable step forward today: The Canadian company has settled a long-standing legal spat with budget smartphone company BLU Products , or BLU, as it’s most commonly known. Last summer, BlackBerry kick-started legal action again two companies…

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GitHub launches Dependency Graph to help companies understand which projects they rely on

GitHub announced a series of updates to its service today that are supposed to help users improve the way they manage the development of software. A new Dependency Graph will help customers better understand what code they rely on. It’s not unusual for one project to use an external piece of code to handle some…

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Box is making it easier to process files on its service with AI

Box unveiled a set of new tools today that are designed to make it easier for companies to derive insights from the files they have stored with the cloud content management company. Called Box Skills , the features let customers use the power of machine learning to do things like automatically parse images, video, and…

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Microsoft Ventures launches $3.5 million contest for AI startups

Look out, artificial intelligence startups: Microsoft Ventures has a new $3.5 million contest that opens today to try and find the best of you. Today, the tech giant’s venture arm announced Innovate.AI , a new competition that’s designed to provide a bundle of funding to some of the top companies using AI around the globe….

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Puppet and Google Cloud partner on cloud infrastructure management

EXCLUSIVE: Google and Puppet announced today that they’re working together to provide enterprises with a better way to build and deploy applications in the cloud, including those that began their lives in private data centers. Both firms have worked to make Puppet Approved modules for the infrastructure-as-code system, so customers can use the same tools…