What Is Google Firebase and Why Should You Use it?

“Google Firebase offers many features that pitch it as the go-to backend development tool for web and mobile apps. It reduces development workload and time. And it’s a perfect prototyping tool. Firebase is simple, lightweight, friendly, and industrially recognized.

5 Useful Features of Google Firebase

1. Storage

2. Hosting

3. Authentication

4. Firebase ML

5. Built-In Push Notifications”


85% of Deposits Now Made Digitally at Bank of America as Growth in Client Engagement with Digital Continues

  • “Today 85% of deposit transactions are being made through the Bank of America app, ATMs and other automated channels – driven by nearly 48 million checks deposited digitally during the second quarter alone.
  • As of the beginning of last month, more than 70% of Bank of America clients are actively using digital channels for more of their needs
  • All generations are engaging with Life Plan, particularly Millennials (43%), to set and track financial goals.
  • More than 21 million clients have used Erica to complete more than 430 million interactions.
  • Bank of America clients used digital channels to schedule a record 871,000 appointments with financial specialists during the second quarter.
  • Over 14 million Bank of America clients, including small businesses, use Zelle®.
  • Digital now makes up 25% of small business sales, up from 19% last year.”


Qualcomm’s Vision: The Future Of … AI

  • “The latest Snapdragon 888 has a sixth generation AI engine powerful enough to process significant AI models on the phone, enabling applications such as on-device speech processing and even real-time spoken language translation.
  • To add more talent and IP to Qualcomm’s AI research lab, the company announced today that it has acquired a team from Twenty Billion Neurons GmbH (TwentyBN), including their high quality video dataset that is widely used by the AI research community.
  • Clément Delangue believes that Transfer Learning will be the next big thing in AI. ‘I think, in five years, most of the machine learning models out there will be transfer learning models. And that’s super exciting because they have new capabilities but also new opportunities for them to be smaller, more compressed, to be trained on smaller datasets, thanks of the unique characteristics and capabilities of transfer learning.’”


The future of mobile AI

“In “Women leading the future of mobile AI,” a video series sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, MIT Technology Review CEO Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau explores the latest AI advances on software tools, mobile platforms, and algorithmic advancements with five women experts, all determined to make AI performance and power efficiency a reality.”


Apple’s iPhone 9 release next month has reportedly been canceled

“Apple’s iPhone 9 was expected to be unveiled in late March ahead of a release in stores in early April.

A new report says Apple’s release plans for the iPhone 9 have changed because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the device will not be announced or released anytime soon.

The iPhone 9’s release date has supposedly been pushed back to summer or fall, and the iPhone 12 release might be delayed by up to 2 months as well.”