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A sort of symbiotic autonomous system…

Every week a new drone is announced and although most of them look alike (at least to my untrained eye) a clear trend seems to emerge: they are getting easier and easier to interact with. DJI has announced, and it is ready for order, SPARK, the smallest drone in their …

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I didn’t say that!

Technology is opening up unexpected possibilities that in turns may lead to undesired results. This is surely the case with the results obtained in a collaboration between Princeton and Adobe: the editing of voice messages. The joint team has created a voice editor, VoCo, that works exactly like a text editor. With …

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As flat as it gets: the first 2D microprocessor

Chip manufacturers are at work to develop 3D structures that can support ever denser processing and storage capabilities. In February 2017 Toshiba has introduced the first 3D flash chip storage stacking 64 layers, and in April 2017 SK Hynix unveiled a 73 layer 256Gb 3D NAND memory. Yet, as industry …

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Virtual Communications

Google has announced an improved “smart reply” service that could take care of answering mails on your behalf (you can watch the announcement in the keynote video, at minute 7. 50″). The service is available on your smart phone/ both Android and IOS. It is improved thanks to machine learning …

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