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Self-driving Startup Comma.ai Kills Product after NHTSA notice

Self-driving Startup Comma.ai Kills Product after NHTSA notice

San Francisco based self-driving startup Comma.ai decided to kill the product the company showcased recently after receiving a notice from NHTSA. The company decided to kill the product (Comma One) instead of dealing with lawyers regarding certain issues related to its technology.

Senator Mark Warner seeks industry-led security standards for IoT devices

Senator Mark Warner seeks industry-led security standards for IoT devices

In wake of the recent distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has sought industry-led security standards for IoT devices, before some form of government regulation takes place.

Sen. Warner, a Democrat from Va., announced recently that he would favor an industry-based approach before seeking some kind of government regulation of IoT security.

Google Assistant is the standout feature of new Pixel handsets

Google Assistant is the standout feature of new Pixel handsets

Google’s artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital assistant, Google Assistant, is one of the most impressive features of the company’s new Pixel and Pixel XL handsets.

The Google Assistant – which essentially marks an evolution of the Google Now service – is baked into the two new Pixel handsets launched by Google. On both the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, full-fledged Google Assistant is available as a chatbot in Google's new Allo messaging app.

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Apple will reportedly launch TV guide at Oct. 27 event

Apple will reportedly launch TV guide at Oct. 27 event

According to a Recode report, tech biggie Apple will unveil its own version of a TV guide at its Mac hardware event scheduled to be held in Cupertino, California, on October 27.

The report has revealed that Apple's own version of a TV guide will live atop the Apple TV streaming box, as well as an app on iOS devices. The guide will give the users the ability to find new shows based on what they watch.

The launch of the TV guide by Apple will basically facilitate users in searching and finding shows and movies across a wide array of apps.

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Microsoft announces beta release of its Cognitive Toolkit

Microsoft announces beta release of its Cognitive Toolkit

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of its open source deep learning toolkit for developers. The toolkit, which was released by Microsoft in beta, is called the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. It was previously called Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK).

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Google Fiber hits pause button and planning to reduce staff count by 9 percent

Google Fiber hits pause button and planning to reduce staff count by 9 percent

Google Fiber has announced that it won’t expand in other cities for the moment as the company aims to push forward in wireless segment. Alphabet currently operates its fiber internet division under brand name Access. Access CEO Craig Barratt informed that he will be staying only in advisory role and also hinted that the company plans to lay-off some of its employees.

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Huawei drops a teaser about upcoming Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets

Huawei drops a teaser about upcoming Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets

With top-notch Chinese smartphone maker Huawei expected to introduce its flagship Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro phablets at a forthcoming November 3 media event, the company has dropped a teaser about the event on its official page on China’s biggest microblogging platform Weibo.

The teaser image posted by Huawei on its official Weibo page runs with the slogan -- 'A Step Ahead.' The teaser is partly in English; and it basically depicts the silhouette of a seemingly speeding car with light gleaming off its top and trunk.

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‘Nintendo Switch’ can function as tabletop console and handheld device

‘Nintendo Switch’ can function as tabletop console and handheld device

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo recently released a brief announcement video to mark the unveiling of its much-anticipated new console – the ‘Nintendo Switch’ console – and the device has already being widely raved about by gaming enthusiasts.

The key reason why the popularity of the new Nintendo Switch gaming console – which was codenamed NX – has skyrocketed is that the console boasts the unique capability of functioning as a tabletop console as well as a handheld device.

Kodak launches photography-centric Android handset --- Ektra

Kodak launches photography-centric Android handset --- Ektra

On Thursday, camera manufacturer announced the launch of a new, photography-centric Android-powered smartphone --- the Kodak Ektra.

The Ektra smartphone, chiefly targeted at mobile photography buffs, will become available for purchase in Europe in December 2016, and will be priced at _499/£449. Kodak plans to launch the handset in the US as well -- probably in spring 2017 -- depending on market demand.

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Google signs multi-year deal with CBS for its ‘Unplugged’ web TV service

Google signs multi-year deal with CBS for its ‘Unplugged’ web TV service

According to a development first reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Google has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Corp. The deal paves the way for Google to carry the broadcast network on the web TV service it plans to launch soon.

As a result of the multi-year deal, CBS has become the first leading TV network to sign on to Google's new web TV service - called 'Unplugged' - which will likely be premiered by Google early next year. The service - with a monthly cost of around $40 - will be housed on Google's YouTube platform.

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