Thursday, May 19, 2016

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40 years of Apple, Inc.

Apple just revealed the future of its retail stores | The Verge
42ft sliding doors...that inspire awe
...Whether the company can become an artistic centerpiece for communities will still depend on how sincere it is about bringing in local talent and using its space for more than just marketing.

Walt Mossberg reflects on Apple's 40-year history

Chromebook + Android Apps

Android apps are just what Chromebooks needed | The Verge
"The Google Play Store, that massive repository of Android apps, is coming to Chrome OS. It will be available to developers in early June, then a month or two later it'll hit the more stable "beta" channel, and finally it will be ready for all users this fall."

Google TPU: AI coprocessor

Google is bringing custom tensor processing units to its public cloud | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Jordan Novet
"Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip called tensor processing units (TPUs)
...The name is inspired by Google’s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.
...These TPUs were used in the AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) powered Go player that beat top-ranked Go player
...It also works inside Google search and Google Street View. Now it sounds like they will become available for other companies to use, too."