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  • Amazon hints at Prime sales in latest filing

    Amazon hints at Prime sales in latest filing

    Amazon Prime has driven growth for the e-commerce company for years now. But Amazon has traditionally been cagey about disclosing too many details regarding the popular service. In a 10-K filing summarizing performance throughout 2016, the business did something that drew the attention of Wall Street analysts. It designated a category entitled “retail subscription services”… Read More

  • Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark

    Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark

    Yahoo, model Apache Spark citizen and developer of CaffeOnSpark, which made it easier for developers building deep learning models in Caffe to scale with parallel processing, is open sourcing a new project called TensorFlowOnSpark. The pairing of Spark and TensorFlow should make the deep learning framework more attractive to developers who are creating models that need to run on large… Read More

  • What happens when you dump the App Store?

    What happens when you dump the App Store?

    In what amounts to one of the purest and most interesting experiments in assessing value of Mac OS’s App Store the founder of Rogue Amoeba posted a description of what happened when he pulled his app Piezo. The result? More revenue as a whole without much damage to sales. The impetus for the move came Apple pulled the Dash app off of the App Store. In the 100 day period since the move… Read More

  • Amazon’s Rekognition learns to guess your age

    Amazon’s Rekognition learns to guess your age

    You know how old you are. You know how old your friends think you are. Heck, you even know how old Microsoft thinks you are. But at the end of the day, does anyone other than Amazon really matter? Until now, the only way for you to know how old Amazon thought you were was to look at products recommended to you. I apparently spent too much time researching sci-fi short stories yesterday… Read More

  • This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

    This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

    Lucid’s Air is a 1,000 HP electric dream car, which is still in the early stages of real-world testing, but which already has more than a few EV fans excited. Now, the company is showing off its winter conditions testing, courtesy of a video shot in Minnesota that makes the state far more appealing than any tourism bureau marketing I’ve ever seen. The video includes footage shot… Read More

  • Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

    Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

    With the rise of algorithmic stock trading it’s gotten harder and harder for humans to actually trade strategically. However, now that Trump’s chaotic twitter feed can make or break a company with a single mention, you can easily trade against positive or negative sentiment and make a little money in the process! An app, called Trump2Cash, is partially tongue in cheek but quite… Read More

  • Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

    Pixl is the child-proof smartphone case that masquerades as a camera

    As a father I try to remember two things: my biological mission is complete and I am essentially fodder for the grave and my kids will probably destroy my smartphone. That’s why Pixlplay is particularly interesting. The Pixlplay is a smartphone case that looks like a big, bulky camera. You stuff the phone inside – it works with iOS phones for now – and plug a cable into… Read More

  • Shopify CEO attempts to defend continued hosting of Breitbart’s online store

    Shopify CEO attempts to defend continued hosting of Breitbart’s online store

    Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke penned an open letter in response to the ongoing barrage of communication being received by himself and other Shopify employees about their continued decision to host the online store of Breitbart, the right-wing publication which regularly publishes racist and sexist headlines and content. Lütke’s argument generally rests on a “free speech”… Read More

  • Logitech now offers the easiest way to get Amazon’s Alexa in your car

    Logitech now offers the easiest way to get Amazon’s Alexa in your car

    Some car makers are experimenting with putting Alexa in their vehicles, making it possible for drivers to access Amazon’s voice assistance while driving, but Logitech has a new feature that makes it possible to get in-car Alexa access without waiting for infotainment system integration. The new Logitech collaboration with Amazon’s Alexa service adds Alexa voice control to the suite… Read More

  • PlayStation 4’s 4.50 software update adds HDD support, 3D Blu-ray capability for PS VR

    PlayStation 4’s 4.50 software update adds HDD support, 3D Blu-ray capability for PS VR

    PlayStation 4’s next big software update is going out now to beta testers, and it adds a lot for owners of the console to get excited about. There’s support for external USB HDDs, which means regardless of how much internal storage you have on your PS4, you can add up to 8TB of additional space via external drives, ensuring you’ll never run out of room for games and… Read More

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