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Hangouts Chat makes G Suite more powerful productivity solution

Hangouts Chat faces competition from Microsoft Teams, which also allows users to chat, share and collaborate with team members over docs, sheets and slides in real time. Google has integrated its chat-based collaboration solution Hangouts Chat into G Suite, making it available to all. Until now it was only available under beta to a few companies. Like most collaboration apps ... Read More »

Molecular Black Hole Created Using World’s Most Powerful Laser

HIGHLIGHTS Scientists created a molecular black hole consisting of heavy atoms It was done with the help of a strong X-ray laser beam Unlike the real black hole, molecular version lets electrons out again Scientists, using the world’s most powerful X-ray laser, have successfully created a molecular black hole consisting of heavy atoms that suck electrons from their neighbours. Researchers ... Read More »

IBM beefs up its powerful cognitive computers with Google’s AI tools

Google has cool technology to recognize images and speech, and IBM’s hardware can diagnose diseases and beat humans in Jeopardy. Combine the two, and you get a powerful computer with serious brains. IBM is merging Google’s artificial intelligence tools with its own cognitive computing technologies, allowing deep-learning systems to more accurately find answers to complex questions or recognize images or ... Read More »

How AMD’s powerful Zen chip flouts the SoC stereotype

The hype is building around AMD’s upcoming Zen chip (due at the end of 2016), but if you’re calling it a CPU, you’re off-track. That’s because the first iteration of the company’s new microarchitecture, code-named Summit Ridge, is actually an SoC, or System on Chip. Confused? That’s understandable, says Kevin Krewell, principal analyst with Tirias Research. “The definition of System ... Read More »

HP’s Pavilion Wave PC is made to be pretty and powerful

HP’s Pavilion Wave is showing me the PC of the future, and it looks a lot like…a stereo speaker. Or maybe a very high-tech flower vase. Power users, hug your hulking full-tower close, because the PC world is a-changing. That’s actually the point. Announced Thursday at IFA in Berlin and due to ship September 16 for $530 and up, the ... Read More »

July’s powerful new PC hardware: Pushing new limits in graphics, storage, and more

See larger image Credit: Gordon Mah Ung   Quality, not quantity July tends to be a slow month in the world of technology, as the industry takes a collective breath between June’s fierce one-two punch of Computex and E3 and August’s back-to-school rush. And true to form, the past 30 days weren’t quite as action-packed as June’s dawn of a ... Read More »

June’s powerful new pc hardware: The sunrise of a glorious future

Staring into the future In a year that’s already been flat-out first-rate for decent new pc hardware, June nonetheless managed to set a new excessive-water mark. How ought to it now not? This month added the advent of sparkling chips from both Intel and AMD, thecreation of desktops you put on to your back (significantly), and the glorious rekindling of ... Read More »

UCLA just open-sourced a powerful new image-detection algorithm

Image recognition has become increasingly critical in applications ranging fromsmartphones to driverless cars, and on Wednesday UCLA opened up to the public a new algorithm that promises big gains. The Phase Stretch Transform algorithm is a physics-inspired computational approach to processing images and information that can help computers “see” features of objects that aren’t visible using standard imaging techniques. It ... Read More »

Try deep linking, a powerful way to customize Windows 10’s Start menu

You haven’t customized the bejesus out of Windows 10’s Start menu unless you’ve done deep linking. Sure, you’ve rearranged the left side of Windows 10’s Start menu, gotten your tiles just the way you like them on the right, and even added some website shortcuts to the mix. But with deep linking you can pin specific pages from within a Windows Store app ... Read More »