Tech News Today

Mar 14th 2017

Tech News Today 1724

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Google, AI, Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45, Microsoft Team
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Guests: Brad Sams
Category: News

Search Engine Land says Google is hiring 10,000 real humans to work on the search algorithm and teach it to recognize offensive or factually wrong websites. The contract workers are called "quality raters" and will flag content NOT to remove it from search results, but to teach the algorithm how to deal with it.

Tag Heuer announced its next Android Wear smartwatch, the Connected Modular 45. Tag says it made extra effort to build the watch the way it builds its other luxury mechanical watches, and with the modular design, the consumer can even swap the Connected module out FOR a mechanical module to increase the longevity of the timepiece.

Volvo is building an electric car and taking on Tesla with an affordable starting price of between $35,000 to $40,000, and a range of 250 miles. We don't know the look of the new car or whether it will be a variant of an existing Volvo model, but we should be able to drive one by 2019.

Plus, Visa has shades that pay, snowplows are part of the gig economy, an iPhone case that's an Android phone, and Brad Sams from Petri.com details Microsoft's slack competitor called Teams for Office 365 users.

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