Natural Language Understanding & Automatic Speech Recognition

MacBook Air

Apple’s New MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

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On Tuesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple held its second major hardware event of the fall to unveil a new lineup of iPads, MacBooks, and more. The big takeaway: all of Apple’s new products are the best they’ve ever been … and also the most expensive they’ve ever been. If you’re looking to drop some serious coin this holiday season, here’s what you need to know.

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Deepfakes: The Dawn of the Post-Truth Era

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For about 200,000 years, modern humans have relied on our eyes and ears to separate truth from lies and fact from fiction. Even if we ignore the rise of fake news (and how difficult it is to do anything about it), technology (like deep learning) is on the verge of making it impossible to know if what you are seeing and hearing is real or fake.

Pixel 2, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy Note 9

Smartphones: What’s Next?

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Adapt or die! For smartphone makers, this immutable law of nature incentivizes innovation and forces continuous improvement as they seek new ways to make their great devices even greater. What's next? Here are five awesome new smartphone features we're likely to see in the near future.

Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 Review

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Apple says the new Apple Watch Series 4 has been "fundamentally redesigned and re-engineered to help you stay even more active, healthy, and connected." I've spent about a week with my Apple Watch Series 4 and my new iPhone XS Max. Here's what I've learned.

iPhone Xs and Xr

Apple’s New iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and Apple Watch

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On Wednesday in Cupertino, Apple officially unveiled the worst-kept secrets in tech: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Apple also announced a new Apple Watch (the Series 4, its best yet), price drops to legacy iPhones (the iPhone 7 now starts at $450), and official release dates for iOS 12 (September 17) and MacOS Mojave (September 24), but let’s talk about new iPhones.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

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I've had my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for a few days and I can say without hesitation that this is an awesome device. It's aesthetically beautiful, it’s fast, it’s powerful, and it's packed with small improvements that combine to make the Note 9 a best-in-class Android handheld.

AI

5 AI Clouds You Can Use Today

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The sensationalist hype around AI has a lot of people believing that the technology may be too advanced or too technical for their businesses to take advantage of. This is false. AI is here now and you can start using it today.

Bad Alexa

Is Alexa Spying on You?

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Some people believe that Alexa is listening all the time. This is true. Some people believe that Alexa records every word for posterity. This is false. Some people believe that having an Amazon Echo increases their risk of being hacked. This is also false. But, there’s more to the story.