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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.

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.

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).

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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