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Samsung Developer Conference 2017 #SDC2017

Here are some of the images from our recent coverage of Samsung developer conference.


Most Happening on AI: VB Summit 2017

By Vivek Kumar

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VB Summit is Silicon Valley’s most intimate invitation-only executive event, focusing this year on the explosion of AI in business – specifically how execs are using AI to extract real ROI for their companies. 

It’s where senior product,  brand, innovation and marketing execs (VP+) openly share and exchange frank conversations. It’s where they learn and debate. It’s where they make deals and partnerships. And it’s where the AI wave shows who rides to success, and who gets left behind.

Get your tickets here

Dreamforce 17 Will Feature Keynotes on Growth, Small Business Breakouts, Big Names

By Vivek Kumar


We’re less than a month out from Dreamforce 2017 and if you’re attending the marquee Salesforce event, prepare for an event featuring big names, keynotes on business growth and break out events focused specifically on small business.

Headlining the keynote roster are former First Lady Michelle Obama, actor and noted investor Ashton Kutcher, the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo and former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush.

Dreamforce 2017 will be held in San Francisco from November 6 to 9. This year, more than 175,000 people are expected to attend the event. And if you think that’s a lot, wait until you see what’s in store.



Salesforce Einstein AI expands reach as Dreamforce approaches

By Vivek Kumar



Salesforce Analytics extended to data sources outside the platform. Salesforce Einstein AI adds forecasting, email insights and opportunity scoring features for Sales Cloud users.

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

By: Vivek Kumar


In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior lighting taps on his tablet and a series of black moving squares appear within the lit area. It takes a moment before I realize that these dark areas represent cars that in the real world wouldn’t get blinded by the Mercedes’ high beams. It’s a great way to see more at night without endangering other drivers. And it gets better.


Nvidia Shield TV gets a new, lower price ahead of Apple TV 4K launch

By: Vivek Kumar


Nvidia’s Shield TV, an Android TV-based device that’s currently the best option available for 4K streaming fans, is getting a price drop with a new package that leaves out the included video game controller. Bundled with just the remote, the 16GB Shield TV is now $179 – $20 cheaper than the Shield TV bundle that also includes the joypad, and in line with the pricing of the new 32GB Apple TV 4K that goes on sale tomorrow.


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Science mimics nature: Microsoft researchers test AI-controlled soaring machine

By Vivek Kumar


HAWTHORNE, Nevada – In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand.

As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick Rogahn, steady themselves against the roll bar, their feet planted on the seats and their upper bodies jutting out of the open roof. They are scanning the bright blue sky, tracking a type of glider known as a sailplane.

The delicate black, white and red sailplane swerves wildly and unevenly at first, and then gradually begins to make wide, soaring circles.

A hawk appears next to it, following the same circular pattern.

“We’ve got a friend up there with us,” says Piavis, head of mission readiness. “That’s a good sign.”

The 16 ½ -foot, 12 ½- pound sailplane has found a thermal, or an invisible column of air that rises due to heat. Soon, it is soaring through the sky, the Jeep reaching speeds up to 30 miles per hour as it flies down the dusty dirt road in hot pursuit of what the team is calling the infinite soaring machine.


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RIP Flash

By: Vivek Kumar

Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content – from video, to games and more – on the web. Where we’ve seen a need to push content and interactivity forward, we’ve innovated to meet those needs. Where a format didn’t exist, we invented one – such as with Flash and Shockwave. And over time, as the web evolved, these new formats were adopted by the community, in some cases formed the basis for open standards, and became an essential part of the web.

Source: Adobe

Lyft is partnering with Taco Bell for late night munchies pit stops

By Vivek Kumar


Lyft’s new partnership with Taco Bell seems like a weird cross-marketing campaign at first glance, but it could become a model for future tie-ups to come, and a new revenue opportunity for ride-hailing in general. Lyft and the fast food restaurant chain debuted “Taco Mode” today, which allows riders to add on a Taco Bell side trip during their ride with a simple tap within the app.

Source: Techcrunch

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