As anticipated, wearable leader Fitbit kicked off the week by announcing a six-percent reduction in global work force, following disappointing fourth quarter financials. The company will go into greater detail on today’s earnings call, but a preliminary statement issued this morning details the loss of 110 jobs, as part of a “reorganization of its business” […]
Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food and drinks just by speaking. This includes being able to modify their drink order, as if they were speaking with a barista […]
Car2go is making a significant change to its car-sharing operation in North America, which will see its fleet of short-term rental vehicles made up of mostly Mercedes-Benz vehicles by the end of this year. The company is rolling out 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLAs in cities including Austin, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. […]
Mobile calling app Viber is the latest tech company to offer help to those affected by President Trump’s immigration and travel ban. This morning, the company announced it would indefinitely waive the fees for calls to landlines or mobile numbers between the U.S. and the seven countries impacted by the travel ban, including Syria, Iraq, Iran, […]
Another eyebrow-raising change to the White House website under President Trump: it does not list nor provide details of the judiciary’s role in government the U.S. — naming only the Executive and Legislative branches, both of which are controlled by Republicans. Read More
Opinion: A European professor and journal editor argues that the use of AI in peer review could hamper scientific advancement. The post Peer Review Has Its Shortcomings, But AI Is a Risky Fix appeared first on WIRED.
Computers have taught themselves to master games through AI-powered versions of trial and error. Now robots are doing the same in the real world. The post Google’s Go-Playing Machine Opens the Door to Robots that Learn appeared first on WIRED.
We who are about to Nerf salute you. The post Nerf’s Newest Blasters Include a 10-Barreled Mega Monster appeared first on WIRED.
I’m sure you have been there. You write down goals and resolutions, clench your teeth and swear that you will follow through. Then you miss a day. And another. And another… Soon, days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into months. Before you know it, that book you said you would finish has been lying […]