Wix Unveils New Innovation: Websites That Design Themselves Using AI

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You’ve heard of artificial intelligence — AI — the machine-learning process that can drive cars, answer questions and beat humans at chess? According to an announcement released today from website builder Wix, you can now add web design to that list.

Wix has developed the world’s first website-building platform that uses artificial intelligence — what Wix refers to as “Artificial Design Intelligence” (ADI) — to create a site automatically for you, right in front of your eyes.

“Wix ADI is specifically designed to eliminate the most significant challenges of building a website — time, design and content creation,” the announcement says.

Given that small business owners typically have little time to develop a site themselves or adequate budget to afford a web designer to do it for them, the new Wix feature may come as welcome news.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Nir Zohar, Wix president and COO, told Small Business Trends in a telephone interview that, “Two of the key things business owners struggle with are the site’s design and content. They ask questions, such as, ‘How do I build the right content for my site?’, ‘What’s the right layout?’, or ‘What pages do I need?’”

Zohar said that, for ten years, Wix has used technology to solve web design problems, and Artificial Design Intelligence is no different.

“Our team worked hard for two years to create the first-ever artificial design intelligence,” he said. “We drew on our vast knowledge base of how people build websites, which informed the development of ADI.”

How Wix Artificial Design Intelligence Works

Wix combined data from the experiences of more than 86 million users to create algorithms that ensure each site’s design will be, in its words, “stunning” and “complete.”

Wix Artificial Design Intelligence starts by asking the user five questions:

  • What will the website be used for?
  • Do you need any special features or capabilities? (an online store, appointment booking capability or a blog.)
  • What is the name of your business?
  • Where is the business located?
  • What design style do you want?

“You answer those five questions, press a button and Wix automatically creates the site for you within minutes,” Zohar said. “Each is custom-made, designed as if by a pro and absolutely unique. There are billions of different options, so your site will not look anything like the next guy’s.”

Once the user answers the questions, Artificial Design Intelligence produces what Wix calls “structures” consisting of text, images, site and page titles — all the building blocks needed to make a finished site. Then, it then goes through a filtering process to remove things that wouldn’t make sense to a human and, after that, chooses color schemes and design styles from which the user can select.

It then puts together sections and compiles pages, to complete the site. Users can make changes, edits and additions, to further customize the design. This site, JessKellyTrainer.com, was created using ADI.

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Also, instead of Wix ADI developing the site for the user, it can show the person how to do it, step-by-step, the announcement says.

Wix Artificial Design Intelligence Features

Each Wix ADI-designed website is unique. The Wix algorithm selects from billions of combinations to create a one-of-a-kind site, exclusive to the user. Also, because ADI uses artificial intelligence, it learns as it goes, customizing the site based on what it knows about the user’s needs and business category.

ADI gathers content from across the web. Rather than relying on the user to gather content — which is often where the website design process bogs down — ADI takes care of it, drawing from sources all across the web, including social channels. Users can choose to add the content, or not.

Users can customize their sites. As mentioned above, once ADI completes the site design, users can change themes, edit text, add photos and more. Wix offers an extensive image library from which users can select.

ADI emphasizes aesthetic appeal. Wix wants each site to have a “stunning” (there’s that word again) design that changes based on the business’s needs, and it depends on ADI to make that happen.

Conclusion

Although professional web designers may take exception, Wix Artificial Design Intelligence may be the answer to many a small business owner’s needs due to its ability to self-design a site that, according to the company, is aesthetically pleasing and content rich.

When you think about it, that’s all the qualities a website needs to be useful in helping a business meet its sales and marketing goals.

Wix is rolling ADI out gradually and it will be available to all its customers within a few months, says the announcement.

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Nokia Unveils Long Awaited Windows Tablet

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Nokia’s bigger-screen-is-better mentality isn’t limited to just its new Lumia smartphone/phablets. Oh no. In fact, the long awaited Nokia Lumia 2520 boasts a 10.1-inch full HD screen.

It also runs Windows 8.1 RT, is loaded with Microsoft Office and has a price tag of $499. So it may be another viable alternative to the 9.7-inch iPhone Air for small business owners who prefer a Windows operating system and Microsoft tools on their mobile device.

A hands on overview from The Verge shows more of the device’s features:




The video shows a keyboard cover that, when opened up and magnetically slid into place, gives the Lumia 2520 a quasi-laptop look. (An optional power keyboard and stand are available for an additional $149 and add a potential five extra hours of battery life.) When closed, the cover wraps around the device protectively like a book.

A unibody design and Corning’s Gorilla Glass on the screen further protect the device, making it look like a rugged travel companion.

Nokia Lumia 2520: Other Features

Other features mentioned by Nokia when unveiling the Lumia 2520 at Nokia World last week in Abu Dhabi included a 6.7MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera for video calls. Photos taken with the front facing camera are stored directly to Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

The company also says the new device differs from 85 percent of 10-inch tablets on the market in offering 4G LTE connectivity instead of being a WiFi-exclusive device.

As with its latest phablet offerings, Nokia recommends registering on its website to be notified when the new devices become available.

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Blizzard Unveils New E-Sports Overwatch League at BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard Unveils New E-Sports Overwatch League at BlizzCon 2016Blizzard Unveils New E-Sports Overwatch League at BlizzCon 2016
HIGHLIGHTS
The Overwatch League is Blizzard’s attempt to make e-sports acceptable
The Overwatch League will take place from next year
It is unlikely that India will be a part of it
A new hero for Overwatch in Sombra wasn’t the only announcement for Blizzard’s first-person shooter. At BlizzCon 2016 the company unveiled the Overwatch League.

According to Blizzard CEO and President Mike Morhaime, the Overwatch League “represents a true next-generation e-sports experience.”

Players would be evaluated during tryouts by team owners. There would be regular schedules, professional contracts, free agency, and a baseline salary for players.

(Also see: Blizzard Announces New Overwatch Character Sombra at BlizzCon 2016)

“The Overwatch League represents not only the pinnacle of Overwatch competition, but also a genuine career opportunity for the most skilled Overwatch players,” said Morhaime. “We’re building a league that’s accessible to players and fans, sustainable, and exciting for everyone involved.”

In elaborating this it was obvious that the Overwatch League would ideally like to possess a greater degree of structure and stability versus what most e-sports leagues are seen as – fickle and lacking in transparency.

The Overwatch League’s maiden season will take place next year. Play well enough and you might be invited to join teams. In taking such a hands-on approach to Overwatch’s e-sports potential, it seems that Blizzard wants to build the EPL or IPL of Overwatch.

(Also see: The State of E-Sports in India: Untapped Potential but It Doesn’t Have to Be)

Right now, there is no clarity if the Overwatch League would be making it to India in its first year. Considering that Blizzard has a local distributor but chose not to release Diablo 3: Ultimate Edition or Overwatch officially makes the nation’s prospects seem unlikely at this stage. That hasn’t stopped other companies from cashing in on its popularity though.

For what it’s worth, we found Overwatch to be one of the year’s best games. There are various heroes to choose from, near perfect gameplay, and the promise of extended support and free content, most of which Blizzard has made good on so far.

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Apple Unveils LG UltraFine 5K Display, Developed for the New MacBook Pro

Apple Unveils LG UltraFine 5K Display, Developed for the New MacBook Pro

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The display sports a resolution of 2880×5120 pixels
  • Affordable option LG UltraFine 4K Display launched at $700
  • Displays available for purchase on Apple store

On Thursday, in one of the rare occurrences at Apple’s event, company’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller unveiled a 5K display made by LG, not by Apple, while showcasing the capabilities of company’s new MacBook Pro. Apple usually doesn’t advertise other company’s products at its launch events but Schiller explained the reason for this particular aberration. Schiller said that the 5K display by LG was designed in collaboration with Apple, and keeping the new MacBook Pro in mind. The company also revealed just how many 4K and 5K external displays the new MacBook Pro models could support simultaneously.

The 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display, as the name suggests, comes with a screen resolution of 2880×5120 pixels, sports an IPS panel, and has been priced by the company at $1,300 (roughly Rs. 86,900).

Apart from the impressive screen resolution, the LG UltraFine 5K Display comes with one Thunderbolt 3 port and three regular USB Type-C ports. The Thunderbolt 3 cable, which comes with the display, is capable of not just displaying the content from MacBook Pro to the screen, but also charging the laptop simultaneously with 85W of charging power. The display comes with inbuilt stereo speakers, camera, and microphone to provide extra utility options to the user.

People who are interested in a more affordable option can instead opt for LG UltraFine 4K Display, which has been priced at $700 (Rs. 46,800) and was launched by the company on Thursday. Both displays have been made available for purchase on Apple’s own website.As for support for multiple displays, Apple revealed the number of simultaneous external displays the new MacBook Pro models can support. Due to the presence of Thunderbolt 3 ports with DisplayPort interface, the 15-inch new MacBook Pro supports up to four 4K external displays at the same time. Further, the laptop is capable of supporting up to two 5K displays simultaneously. Due to the hardware limitations, the 13-inch version of the MacBook will not be able to support the same number of displays as the 15-inch version of the laptop – it can support up to two 4K displays simultaneously, and one 5K display.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with an Intel Iris GPU, compared with the Radeon Pro 400 Series Graphics present on the 15-inch version of the laptop.

Of course, one of the most crucial features when it comes to connection with multiple displays, is that in addition to the external displays, the MacBook Pro provides simultaneous support for the full native resolution of the inbuilt display.

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Nintendo unveils new hybrid console NX in push for portable gaming

Until now, Nintendo hadn’t disclosed much information for the new product, apart from its code-name NX and that it would go on sale in March. Photo: ReutersUntil now, Nintendo hadn’t disclosed much information for the new product, apart from its code-name NX and that it would go on sale in March. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo: Nintendo Co. unveiled its long-awaited new gaming platform, the Switch, featuring a tablet-like console that will allow gamers to play at home and on the go.

In a three-minute video released on Thursday, the Kyoto, Japan-based company showed gamers using the new system to play in their living rooms, but also detaching a part of it to continue playing at an airport, in a car and at a barbecue. It showed several titles, include Super Mario, Mario Kart and a basketball game.

Until now, Nintendo hadn’t disclosed much information for the new product, apart from its code-name NX and that it would go on sale in March, a point that was reiterated in the video. A price wasn’t disclosed.

Nintendo’s American depositary receipts in New York added 2.8% after the video was aired. Shares in Tokyo rose 3.3%, adding more than $1 billion in market value in their biggest rally in a month, after Nintendo flagged the video’s release.

Nintendo began teasing fans about the arrival of a new machine in March of 2015. President Tatsumi Kimishima said in April that “it will allow for a whole new way to experience hardware and software together.” In recent months, online forums have been abuzz with speculation about whether the system would be a console with detachable controllers, or whether it might use cartridges instead of DVDs.

The new hardware promises to let users seamlessly switch from playing at home and on the road. The portable part comes with its own screen and two detachable controllers, allowing two people to play. Bloomberg

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Archos Unveils 50f Helium, 55 Helium Smartphone Lineups Ahead of IFA 2016

Archos Unveils 50f Helium, 55 Helium Smartphone Lineups Ahead of IFA 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 50f Helium is priced at roughly Rs. 8,800
  • The smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor
  • 55 Helium, 55 Helium Ultra, and 55 Helium Ultra 4 Seasons also launched

French smartphone company Archos gearing up to showcase its new smartphones at IFA, alongside big names like Sony, Lenovom and Samsung. The company has announced the 50f Helium and 55 Helium smartphone lines, and has confirmed ‘worldwide’ availability for October.

Beginning with the 50f Helium smartphone, Archos has announced that it will be available on the company website and through its distribution’s channel worldwide for GBP 99.90 (roughly Rs. 8,800). As for specifications, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor, and a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by the 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 SoC with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 304 GPU. It offers 32GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD card slot (up to 128GB).

Optics include an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and an adjacent 2-megapixel selfie camera. The Archos 50f Helium smartphone packs a 2000mAh removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge feature. It also supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and FM radio. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and supports dual-SIM (Micro). The dimensions measure at 144×72.2×9.1mm, and the smartphone weighs 158 grams. There’s also anArchos 50f Helium Lite version that comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage offering. The Lite version will also be available in October for GBP 79.90 (roughly Rs. 7,100).

Apart from the 50f Helium, Archos has unveiled a separate new Helium range and will showcase the smartphones at IFA as well. The most premium handset in this range is the Archos 55 Helium Ultra, and it features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek 6737 quad-core SoC with 3GB RAM and ARM Mali T720 MP1 GPU. The storage, camera, and connectivity features are similar to the 50f Helium smartphone. It packs a slightly larger 2700mAh battery that claims to last up to 160 hours of dual-SIM standby time. The dimensions measure at 155x77x8.1mm, and the smartphone weighs 162 grams.

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The 55 Helium Ultra is priced at GBP 119 (roughly Rs. 10,500). There is also another variant calledArchos 55 Helium 4 Seasons, and it comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage, and 4 back casings at a price of GBP 100 (roughly Rs. 8,800). Both these smartphones will be available in October. The base variant called Archos 55 Helium priced at GBP 89 (roughly at Rs. 7,900), and comes in a 1GB RAM/16GB inbuilt storage bundle. This variant will be made available on the company website from September onwards.

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Archos 50f Helium

Archos 50f Helium

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.1GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2000mAh

See full Archos 50f Helium specifications
Archos 50f Helium Lite

Archos 50f Helium Lite

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.1GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2000mAh

See full Archos 50f Helium Lite specifications
Archos 55 Helium

Archos 55 Helium

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2700mAh

See full Archos 55 Helium specifications
Archos 55 Helium Ultra

Archos 55 Helium Ultra

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2700mAh

See full Archos 55 Helium Ultra specifications
Archos 55 Helium 4 Seasons

Archos 55 Helium 4 Seasons

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2700mAh

See full Archos 55 Helium 4 Seasons specifications
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E3 2016: Microsoft Unveils Slimmer Xbox; Sony’s VR Headset Coming to US in October

E3 2016: Microsoft Unveils Slimmer Xbox; Sony's VR Headset Coming to US in October

HIGHLIGHTS
Microsoft introduced Xbox One S console priced at $299 at E3 2016.
It additionally released Mission Scorpio for extremelyexcessive decision gaming.
Sony discovered plans to convey Playstation VR by means of October in US.
Microsoft Corp unveiled ‘Assignment Scorpio’, a brand new Xbox console with the intention to supportextremelyhigh decision gaming and virtual reality, even as additionally launching a slimmer version of its Xbox One console at the video game convention E3 in L. A. on Monday.

Project Scorpio, for you to have the potential to energy virtual truth reviews and 4K gaming, is expectedto be available all through the holiday season in 2017.

The console might be well matched with Xbox One video games and add-ons. Info on its pricing had beennot disclosed.

Sony Corp also said at the convention it would release its virtual truth headset for Playstation within the United states with the aid of mid-October.

Sony said it’d add new titles to its Ps console, which includes Surprise‘s Spider-Guy, God of Conflict and call of Obligation: Limitless Warfare.

Microsoft released a partnership with Oculus Rift final year, which made some Xbox One video gamesplayable on Oculus’ virtual reality platform.

The new Xbox One S console, an up to date model of the Xbox One released in 2013, will convey newfunctions together with streaming support for 4K videos, which presents fourtimes the resolution ofhigh-definition content material.

The Xbox One S could be to be had in August and its base version can be priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000).

Microsoft additionally announced a number of recent games at the conference, including Gears of War4 and Forza Horizon three.

The employer also brought Xbox Play Anywhere, that lets in game enthusiasts to shop for a sport onceand play it on each their Home windows 10 Laptop and Xbox One console.

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E3 2016: Microsoft Unveils Slimmer Xbox; Sony’s VR Headset Coming to US in October

E3 2016: Microsoft Unveils Slimmer Xbox; Sony's VR Headset Coming to US in October

HIGHLIGHTS
Microsoft announced Xbox One S console priced at $299 at E3 2016.
It also launched assignment Scorpio for extremelyhigh decision gaming.
Sony revealed plans to convey ps VR with the aid of October in US.
Microsoft Corp unveiled ‘mission Scorpio’, a brand new Xbox console so one can assist ultraexcessivedecision gaming and digital fact, whilst also launching a slimmer model of its Xbox One console at theonline game conference E3 in l. a. on Monday.

mission Scorpio, in an effort to have the potential to power virtual fact studies and 4K gaming, isanticipated to be available throughout the vacation season in 2017.

The console can be well suited with Xbox One video games and add-ons. information on its pricing had been now not disclosed.

Sony Corp additionally said on the convention it would release its digital reality headset for ps in theunited states of america by mid-October.

Sony said it would add new titles to its playstation console, such as surprise‘s Spider-guy, God of warand make contact with of responsibility: countless battle.

Microsoft launched a partnership with Oculus Rift final 12 months, which made some Xbox One gamesplayable on Oculus’ virtual fact platform.

the new Xbox One S console, an updated version of the Xbox One launched in 2013, will carry newfunctions consisting of streaming assist for 4K movies, which presents 4instances the decision ofhigh-definition content material.

The Xbox One S might be to be had in August and its base model might be priced at $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000).

Microsoft also announced a range of of new games at the convention, along with Gears of warfare fourand Forza Horizon 3.

The company additionally brought Xbox Play anywhere, that lets in game enthusiasts to shop for agame once and play it on both their windows 10 pc and Xbox One console.

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Google Unveils Daydream VR ecosystem; pronounces Headset and Controller at I/O

Google Unveils Daydream VR Ecosystem; Announces Headset and Controller at I/O

HIGHLIGHTS
Daydream won’t be as state-of-the-art as Rift from Oculus.
Google will sell virtualtruth headset with wi-fi motion controller.
Google didn’t announce the price for the VR headset.
Google desires to play an even larger role in handling people‘s every day lives, while also nudging them into an trade fact, because the net agency responds to aggressive threats posed through fb, Amazon and Apple.

As part of an onslaught of upcoming merchandise, Google will implant a greater personable form ofartificial intelligence into an internetrelated device called domestic, which echoes the Echo, Amazon’smodern day cleverhome speaker.

in the meantime, Google may even delve deeper into the nevertheless-nascent realm of digital fact with adevice known as Daydream that’s supposed to undertaking fb-owned Oculus’s early lead in fabricatingsynthetic worlds.

Daydream is a brand new virtual truth ecosystem so that it will be made available to all comers, duplicating a strategy that labored properly for Google after it fell in the back of Apple following the iPhone’s debut almost a decade ago.

To get the ball rolling, Google will sell a virtualreality headset with a wi-fi motion controller predicted to carry the Nexus emblem that the organization original created as a showcase for its Android runninggadget for smartphones. Google failed to announce the charge for the VR headset at Wednesday’sconference, nor did it specify when it will hit the market. A similar headset, the tools VR, made with the aid of Samsung and powered via facebook‘s Oculus subsidiary, expenses $100.

consumers will want a brand new phone to electricity the headset. it’s far going to be tethered to the “N”model of Android that Google plans to release later this yr and calls for extra processing strength and sensors unavailable in any cellphone already out.

the new headset marks a primary upgrade from Google’s initial foray into VR in 2014, a reasonably-pricedversion comprised of cardboard that sells for as low as $15 and is even given away in sales promotionsthrough some organizations.

you could say Google has been the paper-primarily based chief in VR, however otherwise you can say Google is properly at the back of fb in VR,” Blau said.

Google’s new VR headset might not be as sophisticated as the lately released Rift from Oculus, whichcharges $600 and should be tethered to computers which could value any other $1,000 or so. Oculus spent several years perfecting the Rift, which features generation that appears so innovative thatfacebook paid $2 billion to buy the startup in 2014.

Google is now a part of a larger maintaining employer called Alphabet Inc.

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