Amazon announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Apple introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro features Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It’s also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
In the past few months, Intel has been hard at work in the drone space announcing the first consumer drone, the Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense technology for intelligent obstacle navigation, and the Intel Aero Platform, a platform for developers to build their own drones from the ground up.
A reimagined Apple Regent Street opens Saturday in London with a new layout featuring Apple’s latest design thinking.
Every spring and fall, the fashion industry and its fans turn their eyes toward the runway to see incredible new designs, uncover trends and celebrate intricate workmanship. Like the seasons themselves, fashion is in a constant state of evolution, though the changes are not limited to apparel. The entire industry is being transformed by technology that will fundamentally evolve the way we think about fashion.
Amazon announced the Alexa Prize, an annual university competition dedicated to accelerating the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI). The goal of the inaugural competition is to build a “socialbot” on Alexa that will converse with people about popular topics and news events. The team with the highest-performing socialbot will win a $500,000 prize. Additionally, a prize of $1 million will be awarded to the winning team’s university if their socialbot achieves the grand challenge of conversing coherently and engagingly with humans for 20 minutes.
More of a video fanatic? Advancements in the evolution of video recording should excite your creativity. Sony’s SteadyShot, cultivated in Sony’s Handycam camcorders, now adds another dimension to make the Xperia XZ the world’s first smartphone with 5-axis image stabilization, which allows you to shoot smoother videos even when walking or capturing extreme close-ups. For even more detail Xperia XZ features 4K video recording, you can’t get better than that.
Apple and Deloitte announced a partnership to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad.
Microsoft Corp. announced it has formed the Microsoft AI and Research Group, bringing together Microsoft’s world-class research organization with more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers focused on the company’s AI product efforts. The new group will be led by computer vision luminary Harry Shum, a 20-year Microsoft veteran whose career has spanned leadership roles across Microsoft Research and Bing engineering.
Sony's MESH Project (http://meshprj.com/), the creators of "MESH," a tool that lets anyone build their own projects and "smart inventions," has announced the launch of an Android version of the MESH App.
Female comedian superstar Amy Schumer knocked electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Armin van Buuren off of the list to become the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to Intel Security. Now in its 10th year, the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study, published by Intel Security, researched a broad list of well-known figures including actors, comedians, musicians, TV hosts, athletes and more. This research uncovers which celebrities generate the most dangerous search results that could expose fans to viruses and malware while searching for the latest information on today’s pop culture icons.