Its about user experience: Android users switching to iPhone

PC Mag held an interesting survey surrounding the question: Why did you switch platforms (between iOS and Android)? There are countless discussions of people passionately defending one platform over the other and while we sometimes do hear about those who switch and don’t look back, this survey gives us an insight into the reasoning behind users’ switch to the other platform.

According to Mobile-Review, the Russian blog that has delivered an extensive Pixel 3 XL review well before the phone launched, the Pixel 3 will cost $649, while the Pixel 3 XL will be just $100 more expensive

Comparatively, 2018 iPhones are expected to start at $699 (6.1-inch LCD model), $899 (iPhone X successor), and $999 (“iPhone X Plus”). The Galaxy Note 9 starts at $999 and the Mate 20 Pro will also cost a pretty penny when it launches later this year.

In my opinion all features added on pixel 3xl are already adopted by iPhone in 2018 and the cost of pixel 3xl is too high.

In India, users want best features at less price (Chinese are providing this all) . Xiaomi’s new Pocophone F1, Oneplus are the best example of that. If Indian user have a choice to buy  Pixel 3XL costing around Rs. 78990 & iPhone x costing around 86,900 user will go for iPhone X.

 

 

Google CEO Sundar pichai says its won’t use AI for weapons

Google CEO Sundar pichai says its won't use AI for 

Google pledged not to use its powerful artificial intelligence for weapons, illegal surveillance and technologies that cause “overall harm.” But the company said it will keep working with the military in other areas, giving its cloud business the chance to pursue future lucrative government deals.

How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post. “As a leader in AI, we feel a deep responsibility to get this right.”

Google will continue to work with militaries and governments in other areas, such as cybersecurity, training, recruiting and veterans’ health care.

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer for AlphabetInc.’s Google, released a set of principles on Thursday after a revolt by thousands of employees of the internet giant. The charter sets “concrete standards” for how Google will design its AI research, implement its software tools and steer clear of certain work, Pichai said in a blog post.

“How AI is developed and used will have a significant impact on society for many years to come,” Pichai wrote. “As a leader in AI, we feel a special responsibility to get this right.”

The seven principles were drawn up to quell concern over Google’s work on Project Maven, a Defense Department initiative to apply AI tools to drone footage.

The company said on Thursday that if the principles had existed earlier, Google would not have bid for Project Maven.

Yet Google’s cloud-computing unit, where the company is investing heavily, wants to work with the government and the Department of Defense because they are spending billions of dollars on cloud services. The charter shows Google’s pursuit of these contracts will continue.

Pichai says while we are not developing AI for use in weapons, we will continue our work with governments and the military in many other areas.

These collaborations are important and we’ll actively look for more ways to augment the critical work of these organizations and keep service members and civilians safe.

Google charter is a watershed moment for the company and AI as a field. Technology giants, like Google, have stretched far ahead in developing software and services that give machines more control over decisions.

coachella 2018 events

The Weeknd and Eminem are the main attractions at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival, now underway at Indio’s Empire Polo Club April 13-15 and again April 20-22.

Stacked with rappers, DJs and R&B singers, the bill for this year’s Coachella — widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious music festival — represents the culmination of a slow creep for the hugely lucrative event, which made its name  bringing bands like Tool, the Black Keys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to a picturesque desert expanse about two hours east of Los Angeles.

In recent years the show has looked beyond those alternative-rock roots, pulling in Top 40-friendly acts such as Drake and Calvin Harris. But it always put one or two guitar-clutching types atop the bill: Jack White and AC/DC in 2015, for example, and the reunited Guns N’ Roses in 2016; last year, Radiohead headlined Coachella for the third time.

The latest incarnation of Coachella emerged from within the city of Indio Friday, like the Black Panther’s hidden land of Wakanda, but with a few technical difficulties.

The 19th annual music and arts festival is bigger than ever, with its largest tent, The Sahara expanded and transplanted west on the property of the Eldorado Polo Club, where it proved a surprisingly accommodating home for a 11-year-old yodeler, in addition to its usual lineup of electronic artists.

The next biggest tent, Mojave, is also enlarged and moved into the Sahara’s old space, and it was filled for a young Greta Van Fleet band that has obviously grown up on a steady diet of Led Zeppelin. Vocalist Josh Kiszka not only replicated Robert Plant’s voice, but he and the four-piece band donned ‘60s attire. Kiszka wore a headband and a vest without a shirt and his bandmates wore striped black-and-white pants and bright red bell-bottoms