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Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Health Ministers Pledge To Set Up National Food Testing System

The ministers assured to work towards creating a culture of self-compliance among food businesses. New Delhi: Health ministers of all states today pledged to set up a robust national food testing system by ensuring adequate number of laboratories and focus on nutrition by promoting healthy dietary habits and addressing rising incidences of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. It was part of a ... Read More »

How Apple can fix its awful pre-ordering system

If you were like me last night, you set your alarm for the dead of night. Then when the alarm went off, you wiped the crust from your eyes, opened your MacBook, hit refresh a bunch of times, looked at the clock, cursed Apple, switched to your iPad, spend a bunch of money, and went back to bed. This is ... Read More »

Ghost, the open source blogging system, is ready for prime time

Four long years ago John O’Nolan released a content management system for bloggers that was as elegant as it was spooky. Called Ghost, the original app was a promising Kickstarter product with little pizzazz. Now the app is ready to take on your toughest blogs. O’Nolan just released version 1.0 of the software, a move that updates the tool with the best ... Read More »

Home8 Video-Verified Security Alarm System review: A simplistic DIY kit with integrated video recording

One of the limitations of most DIY smart home security systems is kind of a biggie: Most of them don’t include video recording features. If the alarm goes off and you’re not home (or, worse, you’re in bed) do you automatically trust that the alarm is legitimate and call 911? Or do you verify the intrusion is real by seeing ... Read More »

Instagram Implements AI-Based Moderation System to Block Offensive Comments

Instagram on Thursday said it is using artificial intelligence to filter nasty comments and spam at the popular Facebook-owned photo-sharing service. The move comes as Facebook and other Internet companies work to curb trolls, hate speech and the spread of violent ideology on their platforms. “Many of you have told us that toxic comments discourage you from enjoying Instagram and expressing yourself freely,” co-founder and chief ... Read More »

Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Eero was one of the first router manufacturers to bring mesh Wi-Fi networks into the home. Now the company is preparing to ship its second-generation Eero WiFi System, which features Thread radios for controlling smart home devices, and a new type of access point that plugs directly into an AC outlet. The second-gen Eero router uses the same form factor ... Read More »

Abbott: ‘Texas will fix’ its embattled special education system

AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suggested over the weekend that he supports an effort to increase funding, training and transparency in special education, including by permanently ending the state’s de facto cap on the percentage of students who can receive services. “Texas will fix flaws in special education beginning this week,” Abbott wrote Saturday on Twitter along with a ... Read More »

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. ... Read More »

CyberPowerPC’s Oculus-ready system costs $499 — if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC’s $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there’s a caveat. You’ll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99. The bundle will put you back $1,099.98, but that’s still a good deal for an Oculus Rift plus desktop, ... Read More »