Vector Institute’s AI makes predictions about random events like market trades
A paper coauthored by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Vector Institute and Google describes an AI technique tailored to health, science, and finance predictions called neural stochastic differential equations (SDEs). It enables the modeling of random events that might affect a person, price, or the state of a complex system... Read more
Zoom buys Keybase to help fix its security problems
Zoom has bought Keybase, a small New York-based startup that offers various encryption products. This is Zoom’s first major acquisition in a campaign to reverse the company’s many security woes. Zoom did not disclose the terms of the deal, but it could be a bargain if it gets Zoom... Read more
Wink smart hub users get one week’s notice to pay up or lose access
Enlarge / I, too, leave my electronics artfully placed in the middle of my stylish living room for the cat to knock over. Wink A popular smart-home hub is suddenly a lot less popular with its users after making a surprise announcement that customers will have to start paying... Read more
AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: Which wireless earbuds are worth the cash?
There’s no question that the AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds, with effective noise canceling and tight integration with iOS. But there are other options out there that cost less than the AirPods‘ $250 (£249 or AU$399) asking price, such as the Galaxy Buds Plus, Amazon Echo Buds and Jabra Elite 75t. After using both the AirPods... Read more
16 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Deals (2020)
The undeniable surrealness with the Covid-19 pandemic may be to blame, but in case you didn’t notice, Mother’s Day is coming up fast. Like, really fast. If you’re in need of a last-minute Mother’s Day gift, you have some obstacles to overcome. This year, traditional presents might not be... Read more
Uber leads $170 million round in Lime and offloads Jump
Electric scooter company Lime has raised $170 million in a round of funding led by Uber, with participation from Alphabet, Alphabet’s VC arm GV, and Bain Capital, among others. As part of the deal, Uber is transferring its electric bike service Jump over to Lime, which will “further expand”... Read more
Apple Pay: How to set up and use it on your iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac
Despite the number of people who own an iPhone or an Apple Watch, there are still plenty of them who don’t use Apple Pay. And that’s a shame because it’s uniquely positioned to bridge transactions on your iPhone with those in actual stores.  Apple Pay is basically a digital... Read more
Sonos Arc Soundbar: Price, Specs, Release Date
On the software side, Sonos says it’s using virtual speaker arrays to cancel out and fill in noise, and to steer sound around the room. And like all Sonos speakers, the Arc uses TruePlay to customize the sound or EQ of the speaker for different elements of a room.... Read more
Nintendo Switch sales hit 55.7 million as company grows annual revenues 9% to $12.31 billion
Nintendo reported that its full-year sales for the fiscal year ended March 31 were $12.31 billion, up 9% from $11.30 billion a year earlier. To date, Nintendo has sold 55.7 million Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite consoles, and 20 million of those were sold in the past year. Operating... Read more
Android 11 beta is launching June 3, and it’ll help you fight robocalls
The next iteration of Google’s Android operating system is coming in June. Sarah Tew/CNET Google on Wednesday said it’s holding an online event next month to unveil the beta version of Android 11, the next generation of the search giant’s mobile operating system. The event, scheduled for June 3... Read more