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Single-board computers (SBCs) are wildly popular AI development platforms and excellent tools to teach students of all ages how to code. The de facto standard in SBCs has been the Raspberry Pi family of mini computers. NVIDIA of course has its own lineup of programmable AI development platforms in its Jetson family, including the recently-announced low cost version of the Jetson Nano. There are a host of others from the likes of ASUS, Hardkernel, and Google. Google's Coral development kit was a rather pricey option at $175, but now the same power is much more affordable.  The older Coral Accelerator, which launched last fall, uses Google's Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) architecture for... Read more...
Is it too early to start looking ahead to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL? Considering that Google only launched its Pixel 3 series a few months ago, it does seem a bit premature to look ahead to the next generation already, but so it goes in the smartphone world. As such, a new benchmark entry at Geekbench is raising some eyebrows, and could potentially be an early look at Google's next-gen Pixel phone. Geekbench lists the phone as "Google Coral," which is obviously a codename (or a spoof—it's not that difficult to fake a listing on Geekbench). Assuming the specs are accurate, the mystery device wields a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 1.78GHz and 6GB of RAM. On the software side,... Read more...
Last week, Google announced that a fresh update for Android Wear was on its way. The new software upgrades the base operating system of Android Wear from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop and brings with its faster navigation, new operating modes, and support for new watch faces built with the new Watch Face API. Motorola began rolling out the Lollipop update to Moto 360 users on December 10 to a limited number of users (roughly 5 percent). By December 13, the update should have been available to 50 percent of Moto 360 users, and everyone with the device should have the update by the end of today. The Lollipop update is officially based on Android 5.0.1, and carries the build number... Read more...