After a prolonged winter, artificial intelligence is experiencing a scorching summer mainly thanks to advances in deep learning and artificial neural networks. To be more precise, the renewed interest in deep learning is largely due to the success of convolutional neural networks (CNNs), a neural network structure that is especially good at dealing with visual data. But what if I told you that CNNs are fundamentally flawed? That was what Geoffrey Hinton, one of the pioneers of deep learning, talked about in his keynote speech at the AAAI conference, one of the main yearly AI conferences.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Watching Netflix while home is one of the joys of modern technology. But watching alone can get a bit old, especially if you have to stay home because of illness or because you’re friends are far away. Luckily, there’s a way to watch Netflix with your friends without having to be in the same room as them thanks to a little extension called Netflix Party. To use Netflix Party, you and all of your guests will need Chrome browsers and the Netflix Party extension, which you can find here.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Discord has become the go-to service for gamers and non-gamers alike for text and voice chat servers. It’s a versatile way to keep in touch with large groups of people, considering each server supports multiple different “rooms.” It’s not just for gaming groups or large political debates, either. You can start a server just for your friends, to keep in touch in the time of social distancing. Here’s how to start up and manage your own Discord server.
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Twitter is kind of the wild west of social media. Everything’s thrown together in one big news feed, and even if you’re scrupulous with the use of lists, some things can still sneak through your filters. Twitter allows you to mute hashtags and accounts, but imagine my surprise when I discover you can do this with individual words — and without having to delve into the menu system either. I had no idea I could long press on a word in a tweet and immediately mute it
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. TikTok this week introduced new controls that allow parents to control their children’s time on the app. This new mode would allow a parent to monitor their teenager via their own accounts, restricting what they can see, how much time they can spend on the app, and who can send them messages. We call it disco-tech TNW2020 is our full-blown tech festival disguised as a conference
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Spotify today revealed it’s purchasing The Ringer, the podcast dynasty created by former ESPN writer Bill Simmons. By doing so, it adds over 30 podcasts to its library of content. Spotify has been expanding its podcast lineup aggressively, and now it has the sports cred that The Ringer is known for. Birds are cool Early birds are even cooler.
Remember Vine? It’s much-awaited successor, Byte, is finally here. The app, developed by one of the Vine’s co-founders, Dom Hofmann, who has been working on the app for years, quietly announced the release on Twitter last night. In 2018, Hofmann had announced he’s going to release the app in Spring 2019. While he certainly missed that target, the app is finally here. Byte is available for both iOS and Android, but not for all countries. The app retains the idea of creating six-second looping videos. But it has a TikTok-styled vertically scrolling timeline for endless consumption.
It’s that time of year: Sony is letting you look back at your 2019, and contemplate all the time you’ve spent playing games. Yep, PlayStation Wrap-Up is out (for those unfamiliar, it’s like Spotify Wrapped, but for games). Wrap-Up tallies the total number of games you’ve played, the hours you’ve wasted, the genres you prefer, and all the trophies you’ve won. The service is available starting from today, and you’ll have until February 14 to check it out. For this edition, Sony is also giving out free PlayStation themes, along with seven avatars that supposedly reflect your gaming personality.