LG Creates A 77-Inch Flexible & Transparent OLED Panel

LG Display is pushing the envelope with its transparent and flexible OLED research, this time trotting out a 77-inch panel that can be bent into a cylinder and has transparency roughly equivalent to a tinted windshield. Specifically, the UHD display is 40-percent transparent and can curve as tightly as an 80mm roll. While this doesn’t exactly equate […]

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Google Compresses Ads By 15% To Speed Up Internet Browsers

In an effort to make advertisements more palatable to consumers, Google will utilize the Brotli compression algorithm to decrease the bloat associated with its ads. The search giant will use the compression algorithm on most of its advertisements, resulting in decreased data consumption and improved battery life. According to Google, the Brotli compression algorithm will […]

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Google’s New Academic Paper Outlines A Universal AI

Google has published an academic paper wherein six of the company’s best AI researchers and one from the University of Toronto team up to create a template of sorts for a machine learning model that could potentially be used to create an all-in-one, universal AI. The powerful all-around model described works by incorporating multiple convolutional […]

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Researchers Working On Chew-Based Eating Detection Wearable

Researchers at Dartmouth College and Clemson University are working on a new type of sensor that can better help people to understand how much they eat. While there are plenty of apps and services designed to assist in calorie and food intake counting, they normally do rely on the user to input the details to […]

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Unicode 10 Release With 56 New Emoji, Bitcoin Sign Included

Unicode is being updated to version 10, and is finally, officially including the bitcoin sign, along with the 56 new emoji seen in the picture below. Along with these major changes, Unicode 10.0.0 will bring 8,518 new characters and 4 new scripts, bringing the totals of those items up to 136,690 and 139, respectively. One of the […]

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New Technologies Used To Speed Up Google Fiber Roll-Out

Google Fiber is utilizing microtrenching technology and self-installation methods in order to speed up the deployment and installation of its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service. Microtrenching, a technology already widely used in Europe, allows Google Fiber to make grooves on the roads and place the fiber line within those grooves. The procedure involves two machines. The […]

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Google Aims To Fight Online Terrorism Through New Policies

In a new set of policies and practices, Google has laid out the steps with which it plans to help curb online terrorism in order to address concerns that terrorists have been using the internet to spread their propaganda. Kent Walker, general counsel of the search giant, wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on […]

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Qualcomm’s FABRIC System Can Charge Moving Electric Vehicles

Qualcomm’s FABRIC project recently had a successful test run, able to charge a moving electric vehicle on a specially set up test track. The company has been working with partners in the EU on wirelessly charging electric vehicles since 2014, but this test marks the first time that a vehicle was successfully charged wirelessly while moving. […]

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Google Orders 300 Modular Apartments For Employees

Google’s offices in California, especially the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, are in some of the most expensive living areas in the U.S., but Google is trying to attract more employees to live near their workplace by ordering 300 cheap modular apartments for its employees to live in temporarily. The search giant’s employees typically have to […]

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Tech Talk: Revised Self-Driving Car Rules Coming Soon

Elaine Chao, the US Transportation Secretary, will be announcing revised guidelines for autonomous of self-driving cars in the coming months. It was only last year that Obama’s US Transportation Secretary had announced the initial guidelines, and he had mentioned that the department would routinely update these guidelines as the technology improves in self-driving cars. Since […]

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