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How to find/track my lost Android device ??

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Let's find a lost Android device In a very busy and speedy life we might forget our mobile or lost in a train/cab, but don't worry if you lost or forget your mobile to anywhere. There are few steps to follow immediately after you lost your mobile.
If you lose an Android device i.e., mobile phone, tablet, or smart watch, you can find, lock, or erase it. There is awesome feature called "Find My Device". That is on by default for Android devices associated with a Google Account.

There is few prerequisites to use Find My Device, your lost device must be
Turned onConnected to mobile data or Wi-FiLocation turned onFind My Device turned onSigned in to a Google AccountVisible on Google Play Remotely find, lock, or erase When Find My Device connects with a device, you can see the device's location, and the device gets a notification.
Step-1 Open android.com/find and sign in to your Google Account.Step-2 If you have more than one device, click the lost device at the top of th…

AI can make an impact like electricity: Andrew Ng

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I think the Indian AI ecosystem is growing rapidly. A lot of Indian entrepreneurs reach out to me seeking feedback about startups and products, says Andrew Ng.
Over the years, Andrew Ng has worn many hats — Coursera co-founder, former Baidu chief scientist, founding lead of Google Brain team, and Stanford University adjunct professor. But lately, he has emerged as the leading influencer championing artificial intelligence (AI). Well over 1.5 million people have enrolled in his AI courses in Coursera. In a chat with ET, Ng talks about recent AI controversies: Elon MuskVersus Mark Zuckerberg spat on dangers of AI, Facebook AI chatbots creating their own language and job displacements. Edited excerpts:

In an experiment recently, Facebook chatbots created their own language and had to be shut down. Isn’t that a dangerous sign that we are dealing with something we don’t fully understand yet?
In the early days, electricity was seen as dangerous. People did PR stunts to show electricity could …

Android O to Be Revealed on Monday, the Day of the US Total Solar Eclipse

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Google will indeed reveal Android O on Monday, the day of the US total solar eclipse, as previously rumoured. The visible shape of the solar corona during the eclipse's totality neatly matches the symbol 'O', and we can expect Google to reveal the name of its latest Android version, as well as announce release dates of the final build of Android O for eligible Google devices, if not release it the same day. There is also a chance the company may give a glimpse of the new Pixel smartphones. The company has put up a dedicated Eclipse page on its Android site for Monday's announcement, counting down to 2:40pm ET or Tuesday, 12:10am IST.



There have been a lot of rumours surrounding what Google would name Android O. The company has used dessert names in its Android version nomenclature in the past, and it isn't expected to break that tradition this year. Many are hedging their bets on Android Oreo (Oatmeal Cookie,Octopus, and Orange are other contenders), and, a Google+…

Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can't Understand

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Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) was limited, the social media company has reportedly shut down one of its AI systems because "things got out of hand." The AI bots created their own language, from the scratch and without human input, forcing Facebook to shut down the AI system. The AI bots' step of creating and communicating with the new language defied the provided codes.

According to a report in Tech Times on Sunday, "The AI did not start shutting down computers worldwide or something of the sort, but it stopped using English and started using a language that it created." Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other but they later created a new language that only AI systems could understand, thus, defying their purpose.

This led Facebook researchers to shut down the AI systems and then force them to speak to each other only in English.

In June, researc…

Google kills Instant Search as most searches happen on mobile now

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Back in 2010, Google announced a feature that they believed will bring a fundamental shift in search it is the -- Google Instant Search. This is a feature that loads suggestions or search results dynamically as typed. Basically makes Google search easy, only for desktop users though. Although back when it was announced, Instant search was considered a revolutionary thing, but not any longer. This is because Google has now announced to kill this feature.

The key reason behind the decision to drop Google Instant search is because of the transition that the technology world has witnessed lately. People have shifted from web to mobile. Reports claim that mobile searches too over desktop in 2015, and that went on to rise with the upcoming years. That being said, Google's Instant search doesn't work on small screen, basically mobile browsers.

Starting 2015, the gap continued to widen between mobile and desktop searches, and which surely makes Google's Instant search not so impo…

eBay is adding image recognition to find items with your camera

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Auction site eBay today unveiled two upcoming search options featuring images. Find It On eBay and Image Search are both coming this fall to the eBay app and mobile platform.

The new features take advantage of machine-learning to allow shoppers the use of images when searching for matching items.The first feature, Find It On eBay, designed to leverage social media advertising and the covetous nature of fashion aficionados takes advantage of the share feature in apps. This lets users share an image to the eBay app where it will then compile a list of related objects.

This is gonna save collectors a lot of time. I’ll be able to search for the Nikes I want on Amazon, and then share the image to eBay where they price-match. What a world. What ever happened to eBay having auctions? Or Amazon just being a bookseller, for that matter.

Also new is “Image Search”, which has a far less-impressive name, but seems pretty useful. The feature lets you take a picture, or select a photo from your devic…

Impact of tech on jobs: The future still needs humans, but of a different kind

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Imagine a world where your car drives itself, your fridge does the grocery shopping, your coffee machine senses you nearby and automatically pours you your favorite brew and robots work alongside you. The times that we are living in are probably one of the most exciting and equally challenging to be alive in.
We are in the midst of a scientific and technological revolution. Space travel and robots working alongside humans are no longer termed as science fiction. Technology is driving most of the changes and is making the world smaller as we speak. Disruption has become a new normal. In the fast changing technology landscape, it is interesting to analyse what the future will holds when it comes to us, our jobs, the workplaces, industries at large, and finally, our planet.

The biggest development in recent times have been in the area of artificial intelligence. Everything is going to be able to move around the world autonomously as AI will help people make decisions and enhance lives. AI…