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Google Cloud Platform launches in Sydney

By | 2017-06-21T00:00:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Google|

Nobody can accuse Google of not moving as fast as it can to make up the considerable gap in available cloud regions between its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its two biggest competitors: AWS and Microsoft Azure. Today, the company is launching its previously announced Sydney region. This marks yet another step in

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These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

By | 2017-06-21T12:29:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

I can’t tell you for sure if we have reached peak GAN, but there are far more people messing around with them than there were a year ago, and that’s a great thing. Two undergraduates at Williams College taught themselves introductory machine learning and read about 50 papers on the now almost mainstream

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The Android Market will finally die on June 30

By | 2017-06-21T04:59:38+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Do not adjust your calendar, this isn't an April Fools prank, nor a time travel experiment. Google has just announced that the Android Market will no longer function after June 30 this year. Yes, 2017. The Play Store has been available for around five years now, but a little known fact is that

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Fetch launches self-service truck rentals to help you move the big stuff

By | 2017-06-21T11:23:35+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Moving furniture generally sucks. Fetch wants to be there for those moments when you need to transport something that won’t fit in the trunk of an Uber XL. The service, which allows users to easily rent trucks or vans for hours or days at a time, is launching in Atlanta to help people

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Zenefits will pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime to 743 employees

By | 2017-06-21T10:07:43+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Insurance software startup Zenefits has agreed to pay $3.4 million in unpaid overtime to 743 of its account executives and sales representatives in California and Arizona, according to the Department of Labor. Zenefits also agreed to let the DOL monitor its practices to ensure the company does not violate the Fair Labor Standards

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Final: One credit card account to rule them all

By | 2017-06-21T08:57:33+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

A startup called Final wants to change the way people use credit cards — or rather, the company wants to change the credit card industry to fit consumers’ lifestyles. With a 1 percent cash-back bonus and no annual fee, Final offers a competitive credit card product, but it really excels in the flexibility it

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Just in: Sony Xperia L1 hands-on

By | 2017-06-21T03:31:24+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

The affordable Sony Xperia L1 is the latest phone to come to our office and we are rushing to share our first impressions with you. It certainly lacks the geeky appeal of the Xperia XZ Premium, but it has something few of its entry-level peers posses - a distinctive design. While its specs

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Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

By | 2017-06-21T07:40:53+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while now, and should be pretty familiar to anyone who’s spent time with Lego’s educational initiatives — it’s a set of blocks, sensors, motors and actuators that

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No straight answer on encryption from Europe’s incoming digital chief

By | 2017-06-21T06:31:36+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Mariya Gabriel, who is currently the EC’s commissioner-designate for the digital economy and society portfolio, was fielding questions from the European Parliament today, as part of the process to confirm her in the role. She faced questions across a range of tech-related topics during the 2.5-hour session — including requests from MEPs for a clear

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Deal: Pixel and Pixel XL cases are half the price on Google Play Store

By | 2017-06-21T02:25:28+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

If you wanted a neat minimalistic case for your Pixel phone, now is the time. Google launched a promo that lets you have some Pixel cases for 50% of the original price. The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones can be protected with a clear case for just $15, instead of the

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