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Google reveals AI that can de-pixelate an image

Pixelated images, ‘potato’ cameras, and pictures deliberately blurred to hide people’s faces, could become a thing of the past thanks to Google’s latest algorithm development. The company’s neural network can now take an image of just eight by eight pixels and use clever guesswork, to work its way back to …

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DARPA has made a carrier-style drone-catcher

The U.S.’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created a new carrier-like crane system for catching drones mid-flight. This isn’t like the eagles police have been training, but an aircraft carrier-like system of providing a safe ‘landing’ point for drones to return to. This could expand the effective range …

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Qualcomm execs fire back at Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit

Last week, we learned that Apple had launched a huge $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm over what the company deemed to be unfair licensing agreements. The US Federal Trade Commission was also suing Qualcomm for similar reasons. Since then, Qualcomm had its third quarter earnings call, during which company executives …

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AirSelfie camera drone now available for pre-order

The miniature flying camera drone, AirSelfie, is now available for pre-order, following a complete set up of the production line. Kickstarter pledges are set to ship out in March this year, with those pre-ordering the device now, slated to receive their’s by May. AirSelfie is a miniature drone equipped with …

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Panasonic wants to partner with Tesla on more than batteries

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Panasonic has announced its intention to expand its current partnership with electric car marker Tesla, beyond the battery manufacturing deal the two currently have together. CEO at the company, Kazuhiro Tsuga said in an interview that he would like to see the company expand into autonomous driving sensors that could …

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FTC goes after Qualcomm for anti competitive practises 

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It looks like the Federal Trade Commission has set its sights on Qualcomm this week, as a new lawsuit filed claims that the chip maker has been engaging in anti-competitive behaviour and monopolised a ‘key semiconductor device’ used by Apple for the iPhone and iPad. The FTC’s complaint claims that …

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