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Google is now ready to fight trolls with its perspective technology

Google and Jigsaw have come together and launched a new technology called Perspective. This technology uses machine learning to find harmful comments and now it is available to the developers also, where they can use and build on top of this software. Jigsaw’s software is not a new one, it is there from past many years with different names.

Read more in Google Official Blog

Online trolling has become a common issue in the current social media friendly world.This software will be identifying the harmful or toxic comments that are made online. By mining a huge number of comment, a particular range has been fixed and presented to a panel of 10 people for their feedback on this. Demo version of this tool is available on the Perspective API website where anyone can use it by typing in comments and get to know how much abusive or toxic they are.

Certain quotes or phrases that have been working on mainstream in the recent months ranked high on the toxic scale as per the Perspective tool. For example, consider “Fake news!” is scaled to 47 percent that is very much similar to comments made by people are said to be “toxic/abusive.” “Bad hombre” is scaled to 55 percent that is labeled by people as “toxic.”

But there seems to be a slight refinement in the tools that not picking up. As it is a part of the learning process in machine learning.While testing this Perspective tool, developers tried some of the comments made on video was abusive was scaled to 3 percent similar to the toxic comments. In one of the video on YouTube, there was a comment -- “I have an eating disorder” which was scaled to 26 percent similar to other terrible remarks.


Google is now ready to fight trolls with its perspective technology

By Paula Hernandez | 2017-02-24

Google and Jigsaw have come together and launched a new technology called Perspective. This technology uses machine learning to find harmful comments and now it is available to the developers...Read More

Say It Faster with Google’s New feature on Gboard: Voice Typing

Last year on May 2016, Google had introduced Gboard to the world that lets the user search and send GIFs, Emoji, Information and much more, right from the keyboard.

On 24th February 2017, Google upgraded Gboard by the popular demand feature Voice Typing along with Google Doodles, new emoji and additional access to 15 different languages.

Just update the app and iPhone users you are ready to go with the new voice typing feature ---- Hold down the microphone on the space bar for around two seconds then release it. You will see a new screen popping which will slide in with a pulsing microphone. Now say whatever you’ve got to say and accordingly Google will transcribe your speech, then you will see your words being written into the last field you were in.

Isn’t it amazing? Getting an app that does your work done so cleverly. Apple has forbidden third party keyboards accessing the microphone but third party applications which include the one acting as “parent” of third party keyboard can do it. So eventually Gboard will get you to the app for voice recognition and in whatever app you are using it will send the results back.

Say It Faster with Google’s New feature on Gboard: Voice Typing

By Geneva Clark | 2017-02-24

Last year on May 2016, Google had introduced Gboard to the world that lets...Read More

New Kaspersky OS will solve the security issues faced by IoT Devices

Kaspersky has launched new KasperskyOS to overcome the security issues faced by many IoT devices. So manufacturers and developers of the IoT devices have come up with this OS that is also called as secured OS for network devices,  IoT and control systems.

CEO of Eugene Kaspersky said in his blog that ”Our OS is not an out-of-the-box product; it’s a project offering.” He also told that “We’re not selling a boxed solution with a cure-all for everyone. Instead, we collaborate with vendors and developers who provide, say, networking equipment, industrial automation systems, automotive solutions, even smart fridges. We provide the code and help configure the system based on their requirements.”

While he does not guarantee that this OS cannot be hacked. Kaspersky told that security is upgraded because the OS is built in such way that it only follows the instructions given by the developer, it cannot do anything else without instructions. Now developers can look into the source code and instantly check if anything that is added is no more required. The data transmission is not done by the kernel.

The Company also told that Microkernel ”has practically nothing in it. All drivers are kept isolated. So to pass any data, one has to write another piece of code. It will be seen quite clearly — you don’t even have to look at the source code to see it. All of this is written in security policies. And the customer will always be able to audit those policies, regardless of the code. If the policies contain no instructions to send data, the system doesn’t do it.”

This OS is basically made up of 3 components: A standalone secure hypervisor (KSH), a dedicated system for secure interaction among OS components (KSS) and an OS (KOS). Based on the requirement developers can license any of them.For example, one of the blog says, a german organization licensed only KSS for their own OS. The blog also says that if some vendors are interested only in KSH hypervisor, that allows them to run the existing applications without any alterations.  

“At first glance, this is a positive development as it reaffirms how many vendors are working to improve IoT security,” Forrester Research security analyst Merritt Maxim said in an email. “There will likely never be one solution/product that solves IoT security but a secure OS  is another tool available for organizations and developers to help secure IoT from cyber attacks.”

If a developer is designing a new network device then this solution can be implemented. Unfortunately, it does not help in solving millions of existing devices that are already present on the Internet. So these existing devices continue to create problems.  


New Kaspersky OS will solve the security issues faced by IoT Devices

By Paula Hernandez | 2017-02-23

Kaspersky has launched new KasperskyO...Read More

Google introduces GPUs for Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning

Google had announced three months ago that they will be launching its support for high-end GPU’s for machine learning and for other workloads. As per the commitment, yesterday Google officially announced that their GPUs will be available on the Google cloud platform for developers also. It also supports more than 8 GPUs attached to customized VMs, that allows developers to optimize the performance of the applications.

Now Google Cloud platform’s performance will increase by the addition of NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs. By using the gcloud command-line tool developers can now spin up NVIDIA GPU-based Virtual Machines that will be available in three GCP regions: us-east1, asia-east1, and europe-west. Creating the GPU Virtual machines using Cloud console will be available in the coming week.

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With this new feature, Google wants to help developers who frequently spin up clusters of high-end machines to boost up their machine learning frameworks. This Google cloud GPU’s are combined with Google’s Machine Learning service and with its different storage platforms and databases.

Like other infrastructures, the price of GPUs are priced high and it is charged as per minute basis and a minimum is 10 minutes. Every K80 GPU with VM is costed $0.700 /hour /GPU and For Europe and Asia, it is costing $0.770/hour /GPU. It will be billed based on the usage. This helps in spinning large clusters of GPU machines freely for training deep learning and machine learning with zero cost.

Google introduces GPUs for Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning

By Paula Hernandez | 2017-02-22

Google had announced three months ago that they will be launching its support for high-end GPU’s for machine learning and for other workloads. As per the commitment, yesterday Google Read More

Microsoft announces general availability of Kubernetes in Azure Container Service

Microsoft has now announced that Kubernetes support is going to be generally available for its Azure container services for hosting application codes enclosed in a container. Azure Container Service was first introduced in 2015 and back then it was only limited to container management with Docker’s Swarm software or Mesosphere’s DCOS. It worked in the same way until a few months ago Microsoft began Kubernetes preview.

Last year in November Microsoft announced a preview of Kubernetes support in public cloud service. The update seems to be small but the impact is going to be huge because even the top cloud service provider AWS (Amazon Web Service) EC2 Container service doesn’t provide this.

From Microsoft Azure Official Blog, “Azure is the only public cloud platform that provides a container service with the choice of the three most popular open source orchestrators available today. ACS’s approach of openness has been pivotal in driving the adoption of containers on Azure. Enterprises and startups alike recognize the momentum around ACS and the benefit it brings to their applications, which includes agile deployment, portability, and scalability”.

In recent times, containers have gained popularity because of the high usage of Docker by Startups and cloud providers have also chosen this as a deployment option. Along with this update, they are also adding support for Windows Server Containers.


Microsoft announces general availability of Kubernetes in Azure Container Service

By Thomas Perez | 2017-02-22

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Apple released the third iOS 10.3 public beta

For testing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple started rolling out its third iOS 10.3 public beta on 21st February 2017. This is exactly two weeks after the second beta public and just one day after providing the third iOS 10.3 beta to the developers.

This beta version has a new compatibility section in which the users can access it by going to setting > General > About. As reported in iDownloadBlog the new page consists of 32-bit applications that will not work in the upcoming versions of iOS.If the user wants to enable or disable the iCloud Drive just go to the settings > cellular when not connected to the Wi-Fi as noted on iDeviceHelp.

Whenever a user types digits there are circles instead of dashes and a new look can be seen whenever the user enters the passcode.In addition to this, there are firmware updates for AirPods and this feature is visible from Setting app.

If the user wants to test public beta 3 version of iOS 10.3 public beta 3, they should be the member of Apple’s Beta Software Program.If you want to be the member of Beta Software Program you can sign up here. For the one’s who already have the membership, they will receive an OTA( over-the-air) update in short order.

All the users prior to installing iOS 10.3 should make an iCloud backup, as updated by Apple.The update will lead the file system of iPhone to change over to Apple file system.


Apple released the third iOS 10.3 public beta

By Susan May | 2017-02-22

For testing iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple started rolling out its third iOS 10.3 public beta on 21st February 2017. This is exactly two weeks after the second beta public and just one d...Read More

New Step to Eliminate Illegal Download By Google And Microsoft

On Monday, 20th February 2017, an agreement was signed between two tech giants Google and Microsoft with the British Government that their respective search engines would make piracy websites difficult to find for the UK user. Through this new agreement from the front page of Google and Bing search results the pirated websites would be kicked off.

Earlier the record labels and Film studios have accused Google and Microsoft of not giving much attention to piracy and online copyright protection.

The Consumers should be made available to the links to legitimate services and websites and not to the pirated sites. "Relationships with our world leading creative industries need to be collaborative", these words were said by Jo Johnson, the minister for universities, science, research, and innovation.

A major step of demolishing the pirated websites because of the repeated copyright infringement notices, both the tech giant will make sure that they do not appear on the first page in the result of common searches.Search engine autocompletes the function making it faster and giving the user what they are looking for. This also will remove the terms which would lead them to pirated websites, reported the Telegraph.

As per the researches were done there is around 33 percent of traffic on the first result on Google and Only the first page contributes around 92 percent of all the traffic.

The classic way to restrain piracy is ISP-level site blocking and preventing piracy through search traffic is the world’s first step towards it.

New Step to Eliminate Illegal Download By Google And Microsoft

By John Sanchez | 2017-02-21

On Monday, 20th February 2017, an agreement was signed between two tech giants Google and Microsoft with the British Government that their respective search engines would make piracy websites...Read More

Google: Fingerprint scanning added to Chrome OS

Google has come up with a new feature called fingerprint scanning for its Chrome OS desktop Operating. Chrome OS latest version 58.0.3007.0 allows user for using the fingerprint scanner for unlocking their Chromebook.  

Users can also enable a new feature called “Quick Unlock” by entering://flags on Chromebook. After entering this URL user can set up this new feature on Chromebook and user can unlock it by scanning their fingerprint as the user has already signed in. Go to the Settings app and user can configure this feature on  Screen lock’s section. Up to five fingerprints can be registered. Chrome story has also reported that this new feature is available on the latest chrome OS Canary build. Dev channel has come up with this latest update.

This unlock feature gets Chrome OS in line with Android, Windows, and iOS, and recently to MacOS also. Apple has distinguished 2016’s MacBook Pro from all the previous Mac computers by adding biometric authentication to its Touch ID power button.

Till date Google has graced fingerprint scanners on  Nexus and Pixel phones, it has never brought this fingerprint scanner feature on Chromebook. None of the companies have added this feature. Chromebook is the only one OS that is expected to work with the fingerprint scanner. That only device may or may not turn out to be future Chromebook Pixel.

This fingerprint scanning feature inclusion in Chrome dev will be coming after few months when Google will start allowing people use a PIN number for unlocking Chromebooks.


Google: Fingerprint scanning added to Chrome OS

By Geneva Clark | 2017-02-21

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Collaboration of Seebo and IBM on Internet-of-Things

Seebo and IBM have collaborated to bring both the platform together i.e, IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) and Seebo. Combining Seebo’s IoT development capabilities that are easy-to-use along with IBM’s platforms like Bluemix and IBM Watson IoT Platform, these two organizations can claim and allow manufacturers for advancing the distribution of smart products and gaining the insights from the user’s data.

As the number is increasing of manufacturers connecting their products to IoT for enhancing their product’s value and boost up their revenue.The development of smart products is complex that includes hardware design, firmware, and parallel software, they are also coming up with new production considerations and new designs - often discourage manufacturers from coming up with different innovations over IoT. The collaboration of Seebo’s platform SaaS along with IBM’s Watson IoT Platform will over these complexities.This collaboration provides manufacturers for accessing the tools that help in building smart products faster, efficiently and with economic friendly and also with out-of-box connection with the cloud.

Neil Postlethwaite ,IBM Watson IoT Platform director said ”Seebo offers a unique set of tools that enable quick time to market for new IoT products in this fast-growing space. IBM sees this collaboration as one which will enable clients to rapidly design and develop their IoT products; while also having the ability to use cognitive capabilities from IBM's IoT and Watson services.”

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Image Source: Seebo Official Blog

The aggregation of app simulators and hardware along with Cloud integration. Allowing the developers  for building and testing the software that is independent of hardware, and reducing the resources that are required during the development of smart products.

Seebo Co-Founder and CEO Akavia said “We are proud to be joining forces with IBM. Through our collaboration, we allow our customers to enjoy the synergy of IBM’s most advanced IoT, cloud and analytics tools and Seebo’s fast development capabilities to become active players of their sectors’ growing digital transformation trends

Collaboration of Seebo and IBM on Internet-of-Things

By Paula Hernandez | 2017-02-20

Seebo and IBM have collaborated to bring both the platform together i.e, IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT)...Read More