CIAO, CHROME: FIREFOX QUANTUM IS THE BROWSER BUILT FOR 2017

IT'S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have ever offered much reason to switch away from Chrome, Google's fast, simple web tool. I'm not the only one who feels this way, either:…

Google, soon to open a Beijing based lab for Artificial Intelligence

In 2010, when Google shut down its Chinese search engine (owing to government censorship), it surrendered an enormous marketing landscape. But after more than seven years, Google is now making the biggest stride yet, to stage a comeback. This time, the intent is to tap the potential of Chinese engineers,…

Why is the AI chip fast becoming a prerequisite for Smart phones?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming the defining characteristic in the tech gear market. Many leading smart phones and devices coming up in 2018 are to feature dedicated mobile AI chips. Even in the last quarter of this year (which is yet to end), many high end companies made headlines…

Slack launches shared channels to connect teams across companies

The collaboration software will also gain support for the German, French and Spanish languages, with Japanese support on the way. Slack is introducing shared channels to make it easier for employees at separate companies to collaborate using its messaging software. The service, announced at the Slack Frontiers event that kicked…