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BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Announces Next Step In Vehicle Electrification Strategy

BMW Group has been one of the early leaders in 21st century electrification. In general, BMW seems serious about the transition to electric cars, and it produces a high-quality EV ( BMW i3 ) as well as several plug-in hybrids. The BMW Group holds electrification as one of the central pillars of the Group’s corporate strategy. As part of that, …

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Solar Energy Is Big In Minnesota, So How Will The Eclipse Affect Our Power?

Solar Energy Is Big In Minnesota, So How Will The Eclipse Affect Our Power?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, now account for 22 percent of the power Minnesotans consume. It’s a growing industry, but it’s also a new industry that comes with some unusual questions. Like what will happen to our power during next month’s solar eclipse? Believe it or not, Minnesota “…is a very sunny place. You wouldn’t …

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

File photo: Microsoft employees demonstrate HoloLens during the Microsoft Build 2016 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California March 30, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach) There’s a lot of focus right now on the future of virtual reality headsets , the cost of entry , and just how good our VR experiences could get. But Microsoft is following a different path, and instead …

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UK announces plan to integrate IoT devices with the grid

UK announces plan to integrate IoT devices with the grid

The UK government has announced its plan to integrate IoT devices with the national grid to improve sustainability and reduce consumer energy costs. By working alongside manufacturers, the UK government is aiming to create standards for a smarter and more flexible energy system. This could mean some devices are switched on when costs are at their lowest, and others switched …

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UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

UK Looks To Battery Storage With £246 Million Investment In Landmark “Faraday Challenge”

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, announced on Monday the launch of the country’s Industrial Strategy’s landmark “Faraday Challenge,” a 4 year, £246 million investment round intended to boost both research and development of expertise in battery technology. Speaking in a keynote speech on the UK Industrial Strategy, Secretary Clark launched the Faraday Challenge , a move which …

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Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in production electric vehicles as early as 2020, according to the Wall …

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Microsoft’s next-gen HoloLens will have custom AI chip for object recognition

Microsoft's next-gen HoloLens will have custom AI chip for object recognition

Microsoft has reported that the second generation of its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, will include a dedicated artificial intelligence coprocessor Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, the HoloLens , is an exciting prospect wrapped in a product that’s not quite ready for the public. But as it inches closer to a consumer release, the company has revealed that the next version …

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Microsoft pushes further into chip design as it jockeys to be artificial-intelligence leader

Microsoft pushes further into chip design as it jockeys to be artificial-intelligence leader

Vendor Gavin Bushnell pulls on a HoloLens device at the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference in May in Seattle. Microsoft is developing a chip for the augmented-releality goggles that will analyze what the users sees and hears right on the device rather than sending data back to the cloud. (Elaine Thompson/AP) Microsoft is developing a chip for its HoloLens augmented-reality …

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Microsoft’s Next HoloLens Headset Will Come With Built-in Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft’s Next HoloLens Headset Will Come With Built-in Artificial Intelligence

Count Microsoft among the companies preparing to build specialized chips for artificial intelligence (AI): The next version of the company’s HoloLens augmented reality headset will come with a chip capable of complex AI computation, revealed Microsoft Research VP Harryn Shum at a computer vision conference Sunday. This will make it possible to improve hand tracking on the device, as well …

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