In possibly the last city for its gigabit fiber, Google Fiber announced sign-ups for Salt Lake City. Faced with challenges, time, and expense of burying cables, Google may switch to high-speed wireless elsewhere.
Facebook is opening sourcing its AI image recognition software, which can detect and label objects in photos. The company hopes it will one day be able to categorize live video and offer detailed descriptions for the visually impaired.
File size plays a big role in technology like 4K, 360, and live-streaming, but a new artificial intelligence program developed by Google could find the best compression method based on each individual image.
Someone owns a piece of Apple history, a rare "Celebration" Apple-1 computer built in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It appears to be a test board, used to confirm everything was working before the primary run.
During the Hot Chips 28 convention, IBM spilled details of its Power9 processor architecture for servers, built for a "cognitive era." The CPUs will be served up in 24- and 12-core form factors for the Linux and PowerVR ecosystems.
In a debate similar to the one going on in the U.S., French and German politicians are calling for an EU-wide law that would compel operators to allow access to messages protected by encryption. Civil rights groups have decried the…