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Next-gen flip phones in are in peril: Tsinghua Unigroup shut off the funding tap, and Acadine Technologies may have to lay off staff if it can't renegotiate or find new sources. Scoop!
A Chinese investor is withholding money for startup Acadine Technologies, which means life could get harder for anyone unmoved by the latest smartphones.
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The best and the worst part of the new LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco: the wonderful public interior space, the ugly dark skyscraper architecture.
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Actually, the worst part is that a pestilence called LinkedIn operates out of it
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I'm still not ready to buy one.
 
Global shipments grew more than 200 percent in the first quarter, but Apple now controls a little more than half the market it helped to create.
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+Chris Harpner​ This is a good idea. Logging onto my phone has become nearly hassle-free for me with fingerprint ID. No revocation but still a big step forward. 
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Sony's the company to beat for image sensors these days. I'm sure this 8-megapixel model will vastly improve Raspberry Pi uses in photography, webcams, robot vision, and home security.
 
New 8-megapixel visible and infrared camera boards launch at $25! More than just a resolution upgrade, this is a leap forward in image quality, colour fidelity and low-light performance.
The 5-megapixel visible-light camera board was our first official accessory back in 2013, and it remains one of your favourite add-ons. They’ve found their way into a bunch of fun projects, including telescopes, kites, science lessons and of course the Naturebytes camera trap. It was soon joined by the Pi NoIR infrared-sensitive version, which not …
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June's Minecraft Education Edition release will bring an overhaul for Macs, moving the game to the same C++ foundation that's used by the new Windows 10 version. That'll mean no more mods -- unless Microsoft figures out by then how to fulfill its hope to rebuild the feature from the Java Minecraft in the new version. For the school version, Microsoft also is adding a lot of teaching modules and student projects, too.
Microsoft's open-ended megahit lets players build castles and battle monsters. The education-focused version will come with lesson plans and student projects.
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Hello, Android N. Vulkan should improve graphics like Apple's Metal interface. Launcher shortcuts look like iOS home screen quick actions.
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Facebook has a pile of wireless network engineers trying to speed up Net access and bring it to rural areas. Meet projects Terragraph and ARIES. #F8
With projects called Terragraph and ARIES, the social network giant hopes to speed Internet access in cities and spread it to rural areas, too.
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I've tried the new small iPad Pro with Apple's keyboard and, aside from the lack of backlighting, mostly liked it. Very useful combination, and while I wouldn't say it was a pleasure to use while it was perched on my lap, it was quite usable. I was expecting awful -- not unlike the first iPhone touchscreen keyboard -- and was pleasantly surprised.
 
Detachable keyboards are a hit.
The exception to the worldwide drop are tablets that double as laptops via an attachable keyboard. Such hybrid units saw a 120 percent surge in shipments last quarter, says research firm IDC.
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I've been using a 10" Android tablet with bluetooth keyboard. The OS and apps aren't what I'd care for, but the physical device is attractive.

What I lack is ability to easily work among multiple applications, and still pretty-poor creation tools (editors, graphics, etc.), as well as Androids absolutely abysmal privacy and security model.

But as a portable, long-battery-life, instant-on device, it's slick.
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If you look carefully, you can see the tiny little camera on the tail of our Airbus A380. Using the built-in comma passengers can look out and see a plane's-eye view of the passing scenery.
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Fresh pasta hanging out to dry at Il Fornaio in Palo Alto, California.
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Loyalty to, and tattoos of, the Flying Spaghetti Monster will only get you so far. No $5 million for prison inmate.
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Basically this makes Google's freely available, open-source machine learning technology vastly more powerful. You're no longer limited to running it on one machine, but can use a whole gaggle like Google does.
 
In order to continually improve the Machine Learning models used in Google products, it's crucial that the training process be as fast as possible. One way to do this is to run #TensorFlow  across hundreds of machines. Ever since we released TensorFlow as an open-source project, distributed training support has been one of the most requested features. Now the wait is over.
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Not inexpensive, but terrific food. The mussels were delicious and served in very generous portions. The green salad was fresh and well dressed. The waterzooi was phenomenal. I couldn't finish it, though -- the portion was very large. The wait staff were attentive and warm.
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Wonderful history, architecture, and gardens. It makes Versailles look ostentatious and silly. Top marks.
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I've been there twice and enjoyed it both times. Clean restaurant, helpful service, and most important tasty Indian food.
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