Items tagged with magenta

After years of being pigeonholed into data plans that forced us to pick "buckets" of data each month (a la, 4GB, 8GB, 10GB plans), U.S. wireless carriers have for the most part reverted to offering at least a few different unlimited data plans (thanks to prodding by T-Mobile). This is the case for both 4G LTE and 5G data plans, with one big caveat. All of them say "unlimited" but will throttle your speeds significantly after passing a certain usage threshold (i.e., 20GB or 50GB). T-Mobile is looking to shake up the industry again with the introduction of what it's calling Magenta MAX with truly unlimited 4G LTE and 5G data. In other words, you will not experience any slowdowns due to crossing... Read more...
Google does some wild things in its research that sometimes turn into cool products that we can fiddle with online. Now its Magenta research arm has created an AI that can turn anyone into a piano virtuoso. The creation is called Piano Genie and it's an AI program that allows anyone to improvise on the piano by pounding on eight buttons connected to a real player piano. Piano Genie was inspired by Guitar Hero, a game that was insanely popular a few years back and simplified playing the guitar, turning playing music into a game. When team Magenta created Piano Genie, it took a different route than Guitar Hero, a game famous for allowing players to play pop and rock tunes written by well-known... Read more...