Microsoft and Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi deepen ties with new AI and cloud partnership

Microsoft and Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi deepen ties with new AI and cloud partnership US immigration authorities target outsourcing firms in new H-1B visa memo Microsoft’s Guthrie claims Azure is seeing blockchain momentum, but that’s not moving the cloud needle any time soon Google Assistant will soon speak 30 languages and detect which languages people are speaking Breathing new life into Seattle’s aged Pacific Science Center by running it like a startup Pittsburgh Profile: Seattle native Cathy Wissink leads Microsoft’s civic engagement in the Steel City The Wizard of Arts: Karla Boos and the Quantum Theatre Company use tech to stage plays anywhere Inside the mind of Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn as $700M language learning startup eyes IPO in 2020 Nightfall in Bellevue: Destiny 2 update will bring scoring changes to popular online game Airbus’ Vahana venture shows off video of its flying car’s first test flight in Oregon Event technology startup eventcore raises $4.1M to fuel national expansion GeekWork Picks: AI2 seeks engineer to manage machine learning annotation pipelines Geared Up: Rumors hint at mysterious new phones from Sony and Samsung HPE surprises Wall Street with strong first-quarter results on storage and networking growth Redfin brought in $370M in 2017 revenue, stock stumbles despite beating Wall Street expectations University of Central Florida is taking charge of gigantic Arecibo radio telescope HQ2 clue?

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Xiaomi and Microsoft team up on AI, cloud computing, and PCs

Xiaomi and Microsoft announced today that they’re deepening a previously-established partnership to encompass work on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and PC hardware. Thus far, the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding, pledging to evaluate future avenues of…

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How to Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Using Mobile Apps

Since its launch atop the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Feb. 6, Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster has become the solar system’s newest “minor body.” Although the car, with its spacesuited mannequin named Starman at the wheel, is too small and too far from Earth to be seen by amateurs,…

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Mobile Gaming Continues To Rise Exponentially

Mobile gaming has long been a staple of the market, overtaking PC gaming in revenue between 2014 and 2015 and growing ever since. But, you may not have been aware of just how staggering the statistics truly are – Mr. Gamez’s latest infographic lays them out in detail, showcasing just how…

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Google launches ARCore out of preview, will expand Lens to Android and iOS devices

Google today launched ARCore 1.0, letting developers create AR experiences on Android. Releasing ARCore out of preview means developers can publish apps that can understand your environment, and place objects in it, on the Google Play store. Google today also announced plans to expand its Google…

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The first Android Go phones will be announced next week at Mobile World Congress

Android Go is Google’s latest attempt to build a version of Android specifically designed for low-end phones, and the company has announced that we’ll start to see the first devices running the slimmed-down OS at Mobile World Congress.
Android Go was first announced at Google I/O last May as a…

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