Apple Watch and iPhone Owners Are Mistakenly Triggering Emergency SOS Calls

Apple Watch and iPhone Owners Are Mistakenly Triggering Emergency SOS Calls

A growing number of Apple Watch and iPhone users are mistakenly alerting police to emergencies. People on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere have said that they’ve mistakenly called emergency services from their Apple products while sleeping. The problem, according to The Verge, which earlier reported on it, appears to be caused by the ease with which users can call for […]

Google plans to boost Amazon competitors in search shopping ads

Google plans to boost Amazon competitors in search shopping ads

Nathan Ingraham / Engadget Google may be assembling a supergroup of big retail brands to go to war with Amazon over the future of online shopping. Reuters is reporting that the search engine is teaming up with Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Costco and Ulta for the new project. These companies, and any other willing participants, can index their catalogs […]

Google to support 12 African start-ups

Google to support 12 African start-ups

Google has announced 12 start-ups that will participate in its first Launchpad Accelerator Africa initiative. It also announced plans to offer single course scholarships to 15,000 developers, and nanodegree scholarships to 500 developers across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Six participants out of 12 start-ups in the first cohort of the Launchpad Accelerator Africa were […]

How a pink jacket – and elusive red shoes – inspired COSIGN, which pays you to post selfies

How a pink jacket – and elusive red shoes – inspired COSIGN, which pays you to post selfies

Across the crowded train, he saw her. What grabbed Abiodun Johnson’s eye and his imagination was her bold look. Emerald green sweater dress. Velvet brown blazer. Tall leather boots. And a loud, pink puffer coat. He was impressed and intrigued. They exited at the same subway stop. On the steps up to the Manhattan sidewalk, Johnson […]

Microsoft reaches a historic milestone, using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English

Microsoft reaches a historic milestone, using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English

Xuedong Huang, technical fellow in charge of Microsoft’s speech, natural language and machine translation efforts. (Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures) A team of Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and […]

BlackBerry and Microsoft partner to empower the mobile workforce

BlackBerry and Microsoft partner to empower the mobile workforce

Companies deliver seamless Mobile App experience and policy compliance; BlackBerry Secure platform now available on Azure WATERLOO, ONTARIO and REDMOND, Wash. – March 19, 2018 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) today announced a strategic partnership to offer enterprises a solution that integrates BlackBerry’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s unmatched […]