Day: November 19, 2020

Google Pay gets a complete makeover to try to handle all your finances

Google Pay is getting its biggest update ever today. The company today announced it is completely revamping the app for its wireless payment system, maintaining the same abilities as before to send and receive payments, but also turning it into an all-in-one money management app.

In Google’s own words “the new app is designed around your relationships with people and businesses,” and “it helps you save money and gives you insights into your spending.” Next year, you’ll also be able to apply for a Google bank account, something we first saw rumored about a year ago.

Google Pay’s old app

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Apple releases TensorFlow fork with speedups for M1 Macs

Apple has released its own fork of the TensorFlow 2.4 machine learning framework, specifically optimized for its newly released M1 processor.

According to Apple, the M1-compiled version of TensorFlow delivers several times faster performance on a number of benchmarks, compared to the same jobs running on an Intel version of the same 2020 edition MacBook Pro.

The fork, available as open source, requires MacOS 11.0 or better, and provides accelerations on Macs running the new M1 processor.

Existing TensorFlow scripts run as-is with the fork; they do not need to be reworked to take advantage of its performance

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