Friday, May 13, 2016
"Though Acer built its market share on the back of many affordable but solid Chromebooks, like the C720, there's no doubt that the Chromebook 14 is its best model to date overall. At $299 it comes in near the top of the current range of Chromebooks out there, and in many cases may be more than what some people want to pay, but you really get something nice for the little bit of extra money. An aluminum frame that looks and feels great, a nice 1080p display, a solid offering of ports, and solid speakers to boot.
Really, the only downsides here are size and weight, where the 14-inch screen and near-3.5 pound weight can start to be too big for some who want a more portable machine. In that case, one of the smaller Chromebooks out there will fit the bill."
Acer Chromebook 14 review: Big screen, big value | Android Central
Google has a big gift for anyone trying to fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence: software that helps computers understand human speech and text.
The parser software, called SyntaxNet, breaks sentences down into components to better understand the meaning of words -- a boon to AI developers trying to get computers to grok natural language. On Thursday, SyntaxNet became open-source software so anyone can use it for free and modify it however they want.
Don't laugh: Google's Parsey McParseface is a serious IQ boost for computers - CNET
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Samsung has just announced a 256GB microSD card, raising the bar for storage on the format. The Verge
Samsung has just announced a 256GB microSD card, raising the bar for storage on the format. SanDisk recently released a 200GB microSD card — that up until now was the highest capacity microSD card — back in March, but it'll have to settle for second place for now.
The EVO Plus 256GB microSD card has read and write speeds of 95MB/s and 90MB/s respectively, and can store up to 55,200 photos, 12 hours of 4K video, 33 hours of full HD video, or 23,500 songs. Samsung says the card will come with a 10-year limited warranty and will be available in over 50 countries beginning in June for $249.99.The Verge