Review: Moto Z2 Play is Lenovo’s lean, mean, long-lasting modular machine [Video]


By far, the most common gripe about today’s smartphones is that they don’t last long enough. Consumers clamor for a bigger battery, even at the cost of added thickness, yet manufacturers continue to do the opposite, making phones thinner and offering the same or an even smaller capacity battery.

The new Moto Z2 Play is no exception; it sheds a millimeter from its already crazy-thin predecessor, and shrinks the battery by 15%. For years, the Play tag has symbolized great endurance, so on the surface this sounds like a …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms drive advanced photography, enhanced gaming, integrated connectivity and machine learning

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms drive advanced photography, enhanced gaming, integrated connectivity and machine learning

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has introduced two new mobile platforms, the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 and 630, both designed to support a leap in performance enabling advanced photography and …
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Snapdragon 660 And 630 Bring Machine Learning Support, Optical Zoom To ‘High-Tier’ Smartphones

Snapdragon 660 And 630 Bring Machine Learning Support, Optical Zoom To ‘High-Tier’ Smartphones

Qualcomm introduced two new Snapdragon platforms for its “High Tier” with the Snapdragon 660 and the Snapdragon 630. The chips bring higher performance compared to the previous generation, as well as improved photography, support for machine learning …
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Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel


It’s been a long time in the works, but a memory management feature intended to give machine learning or other GPU-powered applications a major performance boost is close to making it into one of the next revisions of the kernel.

Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn’t violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.

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Will The OnePlus Hype Machine Deliver Once Again?

Will The OnePlus Hype Machine Deliver Once Again?

Towards the end period of 2016, OnePlus threw a surprise in the form of OnePlus 3T which featured minor upgrades in terms of the processor, the front camera, and the battery. Since then, OnePlus has heavily advertised its devices. By roping in Bollywood …

Spigen Rugged Armor OnePlus 3 Case / OnePlus 3T Case with Resilient Shock Absorption and Carbon Fiber Design for OnePlus 3 2016 – Black
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OnePlus 3T 6GB+64GB NA A3000 5.5″ Factory Unlocked Phone – 64 GB – Soft Gold (U.S Warranty)
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OnePlus Dash Power Bundle OnePlus 3 3T Dash Charger Adapter US Plug + Dash Type C Cable 5V 4A with Individually Retail Package
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Spigen OnePlus 3T Screen Protector Crystal Clear 2 Pack Clear Film for OnePlus 3T / OnePlus 3
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ActiveState’s Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning


Last year Intel became a Python distributor, offering its own edition of the language outfitted with Intel’s Math Kernel Library (MKL). MKL accelerates data-science-related tasks by using Intel-specific processor extensions to speed up certain operations, a fine fit for a language that has become a staple in machine learning and math-and-stats circles.

The Intel Distribution of Python, a repackaging of Continuum Analytics’s Anaconda distribution, incorporated MKL support to give Python data science and machine learning packages a boost. Now ActiveState, producers of an enterprise-grade Python, (as well as Ruby, Node.js, and Golang distributions)…
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How to Encrypt Your Mac’s Time Machine Backup

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You encrypt your Mac’s system drive like you should: if your computer is stolen, your data is safe from prying eyes. But on your desk, right next to your Mac, is a carbon copy of everything on your hard drive: your Time Machine backup. Wouldn’t anyone who grabbed that drive have access to all the same information?

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If a Toaster and a Washing Machine Had a Baby


Here’s an appliance designed for all the bachelors out there! It’s called Pop-Up Laundry and it’s a twist on the washing machine that takes inspiration from the toaster. Yes, you heard that right!

The super-slim design saves space in a single person’s apartment or home where extra room may not be available. Simply hang up your dirty shirt and with the push of a button it will lower and the cleaning/pressing process will begin. Set it…
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