Category: Tech

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Google brings Lens AI to Google Assistant on Pixel smartphones

Google today announced that its Lens AI is being rolled out for Google Assistant in Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Lens uses computer vision to do things like detect landmarks or extract phone numbers, email addresses, and text from real-world objects like billboards or marquees. Lens can also scan barcodes and recognize...

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How to Find a Politician’s Private Phone Number Using Facebook

Facebook really wants your phone number, nagging to you connect one as soon as you join. This isn't all bad, since it can be useful in securing your account with two-factor authentication. On the flipside, this makes it easy to reveal the private phone numbers of virtually anyone on Facebook, including celebrities and...

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After Citizen Uproar, Afghanistan Ends A Ban On WhatsApp And Telegram

The Ministry of Information called for an immediate 20-day test ban on the messaging apps, apparently for security reasons.
A failed ban of two popular messaging apps has highlighted both the Afghan government’s security concerns and the increasingly influential voices of internet users in the country of 35 million...

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Introducing the AWS Cost Explorer API

AWS Cost Explorer helps you visualize, understand, and manage your AWS costs and usage over time. This is done via an intuitive interface that enables you to quickly create custom reports (including charts and tabular data) and analyses of your cost and usage data, both at a high level and for highly-specific requests....

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AI won’t peak at human intelligence

GUEST: Over the past few years, AI has dominated news cycles and captured the imagination of entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers alike. We can see the potential: self-driving transportation on-demand, robotic assistants in the home, and Amazon Echo version 14.0 to do things the human mind could never even contemplate....

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You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream

 Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they’re watching and if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host’s guest. To request to join a live video a viewer can tap a request button in the comments section. Hosts see the request pop up in...