Amazon is rolling out Alexa inside the Amazon App for iPhones

Amazon is bringing its intelligent personal assistant Alexa to the iPhone right inside of the Amazon app. There will be a microphone icon near the top of the screen Inside the Amazon App for iOS. You can press that microphone icon to call up Alexa. You’ll be able to ask the assistant almost anything you’d … Continue reading “Amazon is rolling out Alexa inside the Amazon App for iPhones”

Ultrashort light pulses for fast ‘lightwave’ computers

Extremely short, configurable “femtosecond” pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics. The researchers, including engineers at the University of Michigan, showed that they could control the peaks within the laser pulses and also twist the light. The method moves … Continue reading “Ultrashort light pulses for fast ‘lightwave’ computers”

Intel acquires Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

Intel has confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye, a leader in autonomous driving technology, for $15.3 billion. Accordint to TechCrunch report, it is the biggest-ever acquisition of an Israeli tech company. The acquisition will couple the best-in-class technologies from both companies, including Intel’s high-performance computing and connectivity expertise and Mobileye’s leading computer vision expertise to … Continue reading “Intel acquires Mobileye for $15.3 Billion”

Scientists make Microscopes from Droplets

Liquid droplets are natural magnifiers. Look inside a single drop of water, and you are likely to see a reflection of the world around you, close up and distended as you’d see in a crystal ball. Researchers at MIT have now devised tiny “microlenses” from complex liquid droplets comparable in size to the width of … Continue reading “Scientists make Microscopes from Droplets”