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The artificial intelligence helps Google to analyze user queries and to create search issue

1 year, 11 months ago


The Google corporation services millions of search queries of users per second by means of the corresponding service. Specialists of the company constantly improve search engine, adding new and new features. Now, as Bloomberg writes, the company uses artificial intelligence for the better analysis of requests of users.

The system which received the name RankBrain processes millions of requests per second, Greg Corrado, the representative of search division of Google claims. Now the AI system helps to process "considerable" part of all requests arriving from users. RankBrain transfers the text of requests to the form clear to the computer, developers of Google call it "vectors". If the machine sees the word or the phrase which are not familiar to it, then AI helps to determine value of a text fragment by a context, ranging search issue as appropriate.

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Google uses number 26 as the hidden character

1 year, 11 months ago
imageToday the Alphabet holding which is most known by name the Google subsidiary, declared the financial results for the 3rd quarter of the current year. As it became clear, affairs at holding go not bad. Revenue made $18.7 billion that is 13% more than a similar indicator last year.

Events of holding grew by 11% after the declaration of financial results. Their growth was influenced also by the fact that Alphabet declared that it intends to redeem the shares from the market, and the sum which will be spent for it was rather unusual — $5 099 019 513.59. The journalist of technical editions and the columnist of Financial Times Tim Bradshaw, for example, asked a question that it meant:

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Unboxing Nexus 5X

1 year, 11 months ago
On September 29 the Google company held the presentation of the new version of the Android operating system and provided several new devices among which there were 2 phones — Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. It is difficult to conceal a pricker in a bag therefore by the beginning of the presentation most of the interested people more or less precisely represented as new phones look and that is at them inside. By the end of September I intensively selected several weeks to myself phone on replacement of old Samsung Galaxy SIII. Though there were many worthy candidates (Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Sony Xperia Z5, Moto X Pure Edition 2015, etc.) I could not come to the final choice. Therefore met the presentation with considerable attention. After its termination it became clear that Nexus 6P represents a new leader of the company, and here Nexus 5X remained a dark horse. In Nexus 6P everything was pleasant to me, except for one parameter — phone size. I was not ready to "shovel" in, rather small, palms. Therefore, after several hours of the next comparison of different phones, my choice fell on Nexus 5X.
Several weeks later after the official presentation of new phones, on October 19 the Google company began mailing of predzakazany phones, and already two days later I received the copy.

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Why I say goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft

1 year, 11 months ago
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When I began to write articles on technologies in the mid-nineties, the Internet only began to leave in masses. Then I advised readers not to butt in in political and even a little religious fights protection of this or that technological framework. I urged to treat technology as to the tool, and to use it for designated purpose.

So why I type this article on the notebook with GNU/Linux, free OS, but not on the computer under control of Apple or Windows? And why all my phones work with tablets under control of Cyanogenmod — branch of Android, concentrating on a privacy?

First, because on such notebook I can perform the work. To play games. To use the browser. Alternative platforms are already rather good to execute everything that it is necessary for me.

But that is more important – I passed to them as changed the opinion on technology policy. I am sure now that it is necessary to put my instincts and vital values in the used technologies. These values go from simple thought: we lose control over tools which initially promised us equal opportunities in innovations and self-expression. It needs to be stopped.

Control becomes centralized, and the powerful companies and the governments create bottlenecks for our activity. They destroy a privacy, limit a freedom of expression, and lock culture and commerce. Too often we allow them to do it, we sell freedom for convenience, but at the same time the set of any miscellaneous is made without our permission, not to mention our permission. And those tools which I whenever possible try to use are based on values of society, but not corporations.

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On YouTube the paid subscription for $9.99 appeared

1 year, 11 months ago


Today from the official blog of video service it became known that YouTube starts a paid subscription which will cost users $9.99 a month. The tariff plan is called YouTube Red. It will allow paid subscribers to turn off completely advertizing on the website, to save video for further viewing offline, and also it will be able to be played in the background. Along with a subscription to YouTube Red it will be subscribed also on Google Play Music.

Besides, from next year exclusive content which list it is possible to study according to the link will become available to subscribers. These shows were mainly created by users of YouTube who used a financial support of Google for creation of original material.

YouTube Red, since October 28, will be available meanwhile only to residents of the USA, however later subscribers will be able to use it worldwide. Americans within a month will be able to evaluate benefits of a paid subscription free of charge. Whether similar practice will be extended to other countries and when it occurs, it is not reported.

At the end of September the Android Police resource truly listed all details of YouTube Red and even gave screenshots of updated applications of which of official sources of Google meanwhile nothing is known.

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Project Wing, the project of system of delivery by means of drones from Google, passes a testing phase

1 year, 11 months ago


The Google corporation continues to work on the Project Wing project. The project purpose — to create hardware and the software for delivery of small loads. "Hardware" is meant as the specialized unmanned aerial vehicle here. The project moves forward, and just yesterday in Tiwtter video of tests was uploaded.

Google claims that the speed of movement of such UAV — 8 kilometers in 5 minutes. In principle, quickly enough, it is a pity only that is not reported for what time there is enough accumulator charge.

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Nexus Imprint: dactyloscopic identification for Nexus

1 year, 11 months ago
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The Android 6.0 operating system — the first of mobile OS from Google where there is a native support of dactyloscopic identification. For demonstration of a new possibility of OS of Google corporation it was necessary to create also hardware for dactyloscopy, the system which received the name Nexus Imprint. It works at Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. By means of this system it is possible to unblock quickly the device or to perform other operations demanding user authentication.

The dactyloscopic sensor site is located on the smartphone back. As soon as the fingerprint is registered in system, it is possible to unblock phone by means of this site, having just taken a finger on a site couple of seconds.

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In Stanford treat autism by means of Google Glass

1 year, 11 months ago
Researchers from Stanford use the smart points of Google Glass which did not be available for free sale to help children to distinguish sick autism emotions.

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Eric Schmidt told that neither Larry Page, nor Sergej Brin gave anybody interview because of article in Playboy

1 year, 11 months ago
The chairman of Alphabet holding Eric Schmidt told Stanford's students during open lecture about why founders of the Google company — Larry Page and Sergej Brin — avoid to someone to give interview. Or, at least, did not do it during very long time.

In 2003, during an output of Google on IPO, around the company there was some atmosphere of mistrust both to her heads, and to its future. Mark Malseed, author of the book "Google. Having dug in the spirit of the times", tells that the reasons of it were there were various negative rumors. For example, many industry mass media wrote that the Commission on securities and the exchanges of the USA makes investigation concerning Google, and it became known is slightly later that the large investment bank Merrill Lynch without explanation did not want to take part in auction. Besides Peydzh and Bryn were going to place shares at the price from $108 to $135 that it seemed to players of the market too overestimated level.

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Flight over Hong Kong in 3D: Google Maps updating

1 year, 11 months ago


Today any user of a Google service of Maps can study Hong Kong from height of bird's flight. However, not personally, and by means of a sheaf the device + Google Street View service on Cardboard. Thus, the Google corporation continues expansion on the 3D market of content, offering the option of a three-dimensional map.

Besides, now Google continues to add regions to Street View. The last added Philippines. The corporation aims to add not only streets of big cities, but also absolutely remote regions where also there are no people. For example, Amazon and many other places.

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