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Google Buys AI Startup DeepMind
2014-01-27 16:20:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Everyone is thinking about artificial intelligence of late, and Google just snapped up London-based startup DeepMind to gain an edge in this market. The acquisition occurred for a reported $400 million, Re/code reports. Some reports put the price tag up over $500 million, as reported by TechCrunch. DeepMind was founded by neuroscientist Demis Hassabis with partners Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman. DeepMind combines techniques from...

2014-01-09 23:23:38

TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield Challenger, Atlas Wearables, the Fitness Wristband that Accurately Identifies and Tracks Workouts Based on Motion, Opens Pre-Orders at CES Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Atlas, the only wearable fitness device that identifies and tracks exercises, today announced their participation in the TechCrunch Battlefield at CES and the launch of pre-orders through Indiegogo. Only 15 start-ups were selected by TechCrunch to compete and showcase their product...

AOL Selling Winamp And Shoutcast To Radionomy
2014-01-02 16:17:59

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Brussels, Belgium-based Radionomy is reportedly the proud owner of the newly-acquired Winamp and Shoutcast properties, which it acquired from AOL. The news was first reported by TechCrunch, which is owned by AOL. AOL had considered shutting down Winamp and Shoutcast legacy digital music services, but held the closure, pending a sale. It was originally believed that Microsoft would buy the two properties. The deal remains unconfirmed....

More, And Perhaps Less, Coming To Your Facebook News Feed
2013-12-03 14:46:21

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a bid to make the News Feed more relevant, Facebook is making changes to put both more and less in the stream, based on preferences. Facebook will soon change the "Hide All" button to "Unfollow" and has already made tweaks to bring news that is more interesting to the top of feeds. Facebook's plan to replace "Hide All" with an "Unfollow" button was first reported by TechCrunch on Dec 2. The "Unfollow" button is most likely a change...

Parental Controls Coming To Google's Chrome Web Browser
2013-10-23 12:32:14

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google is developing a parental controls feature for its Chrome web browser and its Chromebooks. The new feature is called "supervised users," and is currently available on the beta channel for testing, according to a TechCrunch report. Google announced the beta preview of supervised users on the Google Chrome Blog on Tuesday. The search giant said it will test all software changes associated with supervised users before it makes it...

2013-10-03 23:01:05

TechCrunch Bangalore will be a two-day long celebration of technological innovation in the country with some of the most successful entrepreneurs from India, Europe and US, sharing unique insights into the big changes and trends happening in the world right now. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 TechCrunch Bangalore will be a two-day long celebration of technological innovation in the country with some of the most successful entrepreneurs from India, Europe and US, sharing unique...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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