October 11, 2018 - Written By Alexander Maxham Razer has finally announced the successor to the Razer Phone that debuted last year. It appears that Razer has improved all of the issues that the original Razer Phone had, and updated it with the latest 2018 specs. There’s not a lot of changes to the Razer Phone 2, which is going to make a lot of people think of this as a “boring” update, but the thing is, the original Razer Phone had specs that blew away the competition in 2017 and continue to do so in 2018. But that doesn’t mean it’s all good, so let’s talk about the good, bad, and the ugly sides of the new Razer Phone 2.The GoodRazer has kept the front-facing speakers here, which are very loud, and also support Dolby Surround 5.1. So not only are you getting dual front-facing speakers here, but also some really incredible audio – perhaps the best on any smartphone. Speaking of Dolby Surround 5.1, the Razer Phone 2 is the only smartphone … [Read more...] about Razer Phone 2: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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Nuance Communications is already well known for its tech industry innovations. It’s been at the forefront of speech recognition software and has also made substantial inroads into the automotive industry. In fact, you’ll find its Dragon Drive software in more than a few cars out there on the roads. But the company also works in a stack of other business sectors including healthcare, telecommunications, financial services and even retail. Now, though, the company is working with Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off and a leading provider of AI software that detects complex and nuanced human emotions and cognitive states from face and voice. Its patented Emotion AI technology uses machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and speech science to work its magic. So far, Affectiva has built the world’s largest emotion data repository with over 7 million faces analyzed in 87 countries.Up until now the technology has been used to test consumer engagement with … [Read more...] about In-car AI could soon know if you’re having a good or bad day
Microsoft's annual Imagine Cup student developer competition would be easy to mistake for a commercial app accelerator. These aren't science fair presentations or even 24-hour hackathon projects; in almost all the cases, they were near-professional prototypes, and many of the finalists had interest from investors, government departments and universities to carry on working on their projects. That didn't apply just to the three grand finalists, all of whom have investors, partners, medical facilities or government departments ready to work with them, but many of the 49 teams from around the world who made it to the final. That includes projects like Hachy, which used a smartphone camera and Azure's custom image recognition service instead of a $4,000 spectrometer to check the progress of fertilized chicken eggs on their way to hatching. The Dairy Association of China wants to start using that app. Boomerang, a project for geotagging asthma inhalers with Azure IoT and Wi-Fi to help … [Read more...] about AI and machine learning take centre stage at Microsoft’s student developer competition
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader On Small Business Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Gene Marks by Gene Marks Email the author May 4 Email the author A package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP) When it comes to small businesses, online retail giant Amazon.com can be a controversial topic. Ask a few Main Street merchants what they think about the retailer, and you will likely get an earful. The point of view of many is that e-commerce and the Internet itself have … [Read more...] about Is Amazon good or bad for small business?
Akin Oyedele, provided by Published 7:15 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Flickr/Franco Folini The majority of Americans think housing is a good investment, a survey by the New York Federal Reserve showed. But there are interesting differences by region. The regions most optimistic on housing are also the most expensive and most competitive for people trying to make that investment. It's especially tough in the cheapest end of the market, where demand is strongest. More than a decade after the housing bust, most Americans agree that a house is a good investment. But there are interesting differences depending on where they live, annual surveys conducted by the New York Federal Reserve show. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Shoe Retailer Nine West Files For Bankruptcy Veuer Ticketmaster Teams Up With the NFL For Secure Digital Ticketing Cheddar TV Mark Zuckerberg Is Grilled on Diversity at Facebook Fortune The … [Read more...] about Americans agree housing is a good investment — but some deeper differences reveal how severe the new crisis is becoming