Technology has always been in the state of constant evolution and last week was full of new things happening across the globe. We don’t want our readers and tech lovers to miss out important news.
“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning”. - Steve Jobs
Here is the list of some of the top tech discoveries of last week:
Google had introduced Google Neural Machine Translation System (GNMT), a system for machine-assisted language translation.This translates the entire sentences, not just phrase using a deep neural network. Last November the company had introduced 8 pair language pairs and Today they are expanding the support to three other languages: Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese.
Amazon has announced the acquisition of Thinkbox Software.Think software basically develops and manage solutions for media and design content creation solutions. Services offered by Thinkbox software are: Render management (“Deadline”), particle meshing(“Frost”), geometry caching(“XMesh”) and set of particle rendering solutions(“Krakatoa”) among other tools.
Today, IBM updated its Quantum Experience Cloud services with a new API that hopes to increase the ability of both the researchers and parties interested in building a more sophisticated application with its quantum computing system.
Google’s Gboard 6.1 beta has come up with features like improved theme picker and Google Translate. Earlier just by tapping the microphone button, the Gboard app used to collapse and show a voice typing in that place. If you are having a lower-end phone then this animation would be slower.
On March 8th, 2017, Google launched the Cloud Video Intelligence Application Programming interface (API) at the Google Cloud Next Conference. This API is useful for analyzing what are the videos is all about and to detect what’s within them. It lets users find videos containing particular things.
Visual studio 2017 is released and generally available now to all the users. This tool was developed by taking customers feedback so that they can come up with the most productive version. Visual Studio 2017 was developed considering Cloud and mobile development as the main priority. For advanced cloud development, there is great support from built-in tools that integrate with all your. Net Core, microservices, Azure applications, Docker containers and much more.
Today Google released its revamped always-free tier and trial program for its Google Cloud Platform.This free tier program provides sufficient amount of power to run a small app on Google Cloud Platform. In addition to it, there is an expanded free trial program which gives you $300 in credits to be used over a span of 12 months.
Firebase- a mobile app development platform has come up with new updates now they will be working much closer with Google cloud platform. Firebase will provide more support for Google Cloud Function, and they also provide great support for storage options that are offered by Google Cloud Platform.
Google’s App Engine has announced its latest updates on March 9th, 2017. The updates were disclosed in the Google Cloud Next conference. Now App engine can be used for various applications. Using open cloud platform, developers can build advanced mobile and web applications. They can also add their own frameworks, languages and third party libraries also.