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Microsoft sends a new kind of AI processor into the cloud

Microsoft sends a new kind of AI processor into the cloud
Microsoft rose to dominance during the '80s and '90s thanks to the success of its Windows operating system running on Intel’s processors, a cosy relationship nicknamed “Wintel”.Now Microsoft hopes that another another hardware–software combo will help it recapture that success—and catch rivals Amazon and Google in the race to provide cutting-edge artificial intelligence through the…

Rare syndrome causes man’s eye to ‘glow’

Rare syndrome causes man’s eye to ‘glow’
A rare syndrome caused a 44-year-old man’s eye to eerily resemble the flaming Eye of Sauron from “The Lord of the Rings.”The case came to light when the man, who was not identified in a report recently detailed in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), went to an eye clinic to reestablish care after…

The apps and gear you need to get fit without breaking...

The apps and gear you need to get fit without breaking the bank
One thing you won't need is a gym membership. Unless you require specialized facilities that you can't find elsewhere, why are you going to spend $100-plus a month to use workout equipment that other people sweat on? There are plenty of low-cost and no-cost alternatives available if you know where to look.Workout apps and servicesJust…

Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs

Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs
Diagram shows the diversity of skull shapes in the meat-eating dinosaurs, and the fact that they form three distinct groups, the small carnivores, large carnivores, and the mixed plant and generalist feeders (herbivores and omnivores). Credit: Joep Schaeffer A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of…

10 update: When should you expect to get it? (Updated Nov....

10 update: When should you expect to get it? (Updated Nov. 1)
Officially called Android 10, the next major version of Android launched September 3, 2019. The Android 10 update began rolling out to all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.What about other devices? Which ones already have…

Why Sam Riley’s ‘Maleficent’ Character Is the Only One Angelina Jolie’s...

Why Sam Riley’s ‘Maleficent’ Character Is the Only One Angelina Jolie’s Listens To
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are back as Maleficent and Aurora in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the live-action Sleeping Beauty twist. That’s not all who’s back. Sam Riley returns as Diaval, Maleficent’s henchman who transforms into a raven thanks to her magic. Maleficent can always rely on her magic in a pinch,…

Global oil prices surge after Saudi Arabia drone attacks

Global oil prices surge after Saudi Arabia drone attacks
Published on Sep 15, 2019Drone attacks on Saturday on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities have sparked a sharp jump in global oil prices.Oil futures opened 19 percent higher, jumping as much as $11.73 a barrel to $71.95, the highest single-day increase since futures trading began in 1988.Riyadh is racing to restore its oil production which has…

Alternative Energy: Environmental Boon or More of the Same?

It has been the holy grail of environmentalism for decades – an energy grid powered by clean alternatives to fossil fuel, crisscrossing the country...