Synthetic media targets politics ahead of U.S. presidential election
As the U.S. presidential election season swings into high gear, the amount of synthetic media targeting politicians is soaring. According to a new report from brand protection startup Creopoint, the number of manipulated videos shared online grew 20 times over the past year.
3 emerging memory technologies that will change how you handle data
A couple of years back, IDC predicted that by 2025 the average person will interact with connected devices 4,800 times per day. Information pouring in from those sensors will fuel machine learning, language processing, and artificial intelligence, all requiring fast storage and more compute horsepower. The next generation of memory technologies will address gaps in today’s storage hierarchy, delivering data where it’s needed for real-time processing. MRAM shows promise at the edge.
Philips Lighting joins $7 million round for smart building sensor maker PointGrab
Israel’s PointGrab has raised $7 million in funding for its sensors for smart buildings. The investors include lighting company Philips Lighting; Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co. (MUCAP), a venture capital arm of Japan’s largest financial group; and existing investors ABB Technology Ventures (ATV).
Israeli chip design startup Sckipio raises funding from Intel Capital
SIsraeli chip design startup Sckipio — which is trying to deliver fast Internet bandwidth to the masses — has raised a new round of funding from Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s biggest chip maker.
Why the quantum dot is the hottest TV tech going
If you’ve been paying attention to the market for TVs over the last few months, and especially during CES this week, you’ve been hearing a lot about 4K and 8K. But the real action today, and going forward, is in quantum dots. Known alternately as QDots or nanocrystals, quantum dots are the foundation behind what is expected to be one of the biggest sea changes in the television market over the next few years.