Posts in Category: engineering

Google Will Shut Down Project Tango, A New Chapter of AR Development with ARCore

Google Say Goodbye to Project Tango


Google on Tuesday (16/12) has announced that Project Tango will end on March 1, 2018. Google’s support for Project Tango will end for updates and new features to be embedded.

Around 2014, Google has officially founded Project Tango, a project focused on developing Argument Reality (AR) technology made for mobile devices. And the termination of Google support for the project does not mean the giant stopped working on AR.

Project Tango was developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. The idea behind Tango was to put the most advanced computer vision and AR algorithms in mobile devices and enable those devices to “see” the

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Kata Bot Platform: A New Service by at The Launch Event Interact 2017, an Indonesian Artificial Intelligence (AI) service provider focusing on creating and integrating chatbot into available conversation service clients introduced its newest service, the Kata Bot Platform at event Interact 2017 last Tuesday (12/12). The platform aims to help developers in startups, SMEs and entreprise in developing chatbots more easily and efficiently. The new Service Bot Platform The presence of this platform, is expected to help businesses more quickly in launching their own chatbot as well as allowing users to design chatbots without the need to learn about infrastructure from zero

With this platform, developers can focus more on building an engaging chat experience

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Google is Expanding Artificial Intelligence Research To China

Google China / Getty Images


Google, decided to open the first artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Asia in Beijing, China. The reason for targeting talented people from the country, although Google is still blocked in the country.

In 2010, Google in the world’s most populous country was lost by local company Baidu. The Chinese government censorship known as the Great Firewall. This term imitates the famous historical legacy of China, Great Wall. Popular Google digital services like Gmail, Google Drive, Play Store and more are inaccessible in China. China’s cyber regulators say the restrictions on foreign media and Internet platforms are designed to withstand the opposite effects of

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Facebook Launched Messenger Kids, New App for Kids 6 to 12

Facebook to launch chat app for kids with parental controls
/ Messenger Kids

Technology is used by all ages, including kids. A market researcher Dubit found that 93 percent of 6- to 12-year-olds have access to tablets or smartphones, and 66 percent of them own smartphones or tablets of their own. Facebook’s new app seems to recognize that. The social media giant Facebook launches a dedicated instant messaging application for kids ages of 6 to 12. Named Messenger Kids, this app is specifically designed with features that are appropriate for children of that age.

“Many of us at Facebook are parents ourselves, and it seems we weren’t alone when we

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AI vs Human: Google Offers “New Paradigm” for AI and Human

Sundar Pichai, Alphabet CEO, together with several students in UK/ Google

Artificial Intelligence has been the center of attention for many years. The increasing needs, especially from technology company, to mine and analyse big data has driven many companies to develop advanced machine learning. Up until now, companies are developing AI, from software to hardware, products.

Google is one of the companies that develops AI related hardware products. The company has recently unveiled their second generation family of consumer hardware products. The products are including new Pixel phones, Google Home Mini and Max, an all new Pixelbook, Google Clips hands-free camera, Google Pixel Buds, and an updated Daydream View headset. Sundar

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Microsoft Helps the Blind “See the World” with Seeing AI


AI (Artificial Intelligence) is one of the best uses of technology to helping people do extraordinary things. At Microsoft, it’s helping blind or visually impaired people see the world around them like never before. Microsoft has just released a new app on the App Store with a AI technology called Seeing AI. This app is made with the main mission of help users with visual limitations to “see the world” with iPhone device and neural networks technology of Seeing AI to describe various recorded things. Smartphone’s camera able to detect and describe nearby people, text, objects and even emotions – to provide important context for what’s going on around user.


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Android O is Available in Beta Version: Here is What You Have to Know

Android O is available in Beta/ Android

Following Google announcements from Google I/O in San Francisco, the new version of Android is available. The new version Android name is Android O, at least until now. But if we pay attention to Android tradition with alphabetical dessert names, this could be just a temporary name.

Before this announcement, Google has already launched Android O developer preview around March. The company then made it available in Android Beta Program when they held Google I/O Conference 2017. Google also planned to release the full version in the third quarter this year with two more previews. The company schedule the remaining two previews in June

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Google Unveils Android Studio 3.0: Say Hello to Kotlin

Android Studio’s Logo/ Venturebeat

Google announced their new features in Google I/O 2017, their annual developer conference in San Francisco. The company held the event for three days from May 17 till May 19. One of the main features is Android Studio 3.0. Google first unveiled Android Studio, an integrated development environment (IDE) for Android platform, four years ago in Google I/O 2013. Started with Android Studio 0.1 in 2013, the stable version of Android Studio then finally released at the end of 2014 with Android Studio 1.0 powered by Intellij Platform.

With Android Studio, developers can have access to a new

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Kudoplex 2 Converted Into RnD Center of Grab

Official Announcement of Grab RnD Center at Kudoplex 2 on Thursday (18/5)  /Echelon


Grab steps related to the master plan program “Grab 4 Indonesia” continues. After announcing the acquisition of Kudo in April, Grab announced the built of a research and development (RnD) center in Indonesia. The Center is located in Kudo office – formerly known as Kudoplex – located in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

The 4,500-square-meter office is also maintained as an office for Kudo’s team. The first Grab RnD in Indonesia was planned to involve 200 Indonesian engineers until the end of the year.

“So, there are two Kudo’s offices, namely Kudoplex 1 and Kudoplex 2,

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Ransomeware Wannacry: A Massive Unprecedented Global Cyberattack

Massive Ransomeware Wannacry Hit Various Countries / AP


The global cyberattack of Ransomeware Wannacry, which has become a hot topic for several days, damaging computerized systems in many countries around the world, poses a frightening threat to the rest of the world.

The cyber terrorists makes all the documents on the PC encrypted. Ransomware Wannacry is targeting Windows-based PCs that have weaknesses related to the SMB function that runs on the computer.

“Wannacry infects a computer by encrypting all the files on the computer and by using the weaknesses that exist in the SMB service can execute commands and then spread to other windows computers on the same network,” said the official statement of

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