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New discounts on the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones, DJI Mavic drone, and more tech deals

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New trailers: Blade Runner 2049, James Franco recreates The Room, and more

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AI Weekly: Walmart’s machine learning advantage

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: Last week, VentureBeat invited Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and other giants of AI into a big tent with brands like Coca-Cola, The New York Times, Tumi, and Walmart, as well as such promising startups as Bark.us, Mezi, Visabot, and Octane AI. The gathering was MB 2017, and the need for practical AI was on nearly everyone’s mind. Walmart, for instance, is using machine learning to better serve its 140 million weekly shoppers and to make new services possible. Laurent Desegur, vice president of customer experience engineering at WalmartLabs, explained the role of data science to make possible so-called ... Read More
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The Best High Chairs

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Our pick IKEA Antilop This functional, compact, lightweight chair is easy to use and much easier to keep clean than high chairs that cost 10 times as much. At 7.9 pounds, the IKEA Antilop is much lighter, smaller, and easier to move around than most high chairs but still sturdy, durable, and comfortable. Its smooth plastic-and-steel con... Read More
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The rise of movies about boys with good playlists

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How to pick the best accessories for your gaming PC

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Hulu’s redesigned app and live TV service are now available on Amazon Fire TV

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FTC probes watchdog’s allegations of Amazon’s deceptive discounting

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(Reuters) — As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close to the probe. The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some 1,000 products on Amazon’s website in June and found that Amazon put reference prices, or list prices, on about 46 percent of them. An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon’s reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product in the previous 90 days, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter to the FTC dated July 6. Following re... Read More
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The future of enterprise chatbots

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Enterprise chatbot adoption has reached what some would call a fever pitch. But the reality is that the capabilities and possibilities of chatbots are just beginning to be mined, and the space is expected to grow exponentially. Social media messaging platforms — with over three billion users between the four most popular messaging apps — are just the start; new functions for chatbots from enterprise businesses that recognize all they can gain by adopting chatbots into their conversational commerce toolset are constantly popping up. Wanting to know more, I sought out Murray Newlands, founder of enterprise chatbot platform ... Read More
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The Best Solar Eclipse Glasses and Filters

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Our pick We are more excited about the Celestron EclipSmart 2x Power Viewers than we are about any other eclipse-viewing setup we tried. Of all the paper options we tested, these viewers produced the clearest image. They zoom in slightly (2x zoom instead of 8x to 10x for regular binoculars), which makes the view of the sun more engaging without overwhelming the field of view. We also like that Celestron is a reputable telesc... Read More
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Citrix brings virtual desktops and more to Google Cloud

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Citrix and Google Cloud announced a big expansion to their existing partnership today that covers G Suite and Google Cloud Platform. The two companies are working together so that users can run virtual desktop environments on Google’s cloud infrastructure using Citrix Cloud. That will allow companies to do things like provide their employees with a virtual environment running on Google servers that works much like a traditional desktop or laptop computer would. On the end user productivity side, Citrix is working to integrate its ShareFile service with G Suite. That starts with a new Gmail plugin that lets customers securely send files that are managed by Citrix’s software with a connector to Google Drive. The two comp... Read More
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

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Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. The announcement Thursday sent shares of Sears soaring more than 18 percent at the opening bell. The tie-up with the internet behemoth could give shares of the storied retailer one of its biggest one-day percentage gains ever. Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands. “The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.,” Chairman and CEO ... Read More
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Tune’s new platform tackles mobile ad fraud

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Ad fraud, especially on mobile, is a huge problem. In fact, according to Forrester Research, ad fraud will reach the heady heights of $10.9 billion in wasted spend by 2021. Recently, mobile marketing company Tune analyzed 24 billion clicks to illustrate just how rampant mobile ad fraud is. The research showed that eight networks are 100 percent fraudulent, and only 23 of the 700 networks included in the study showed a clean bill of health. Today — at its annual Postback conference in Seattle — Tune has announced the release of ... Read More
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Luma is the latest router company to push a subscription service

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Oracle now lets customers run cloud SaaS apps in their own data centers

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Oracle customers can now start deploying the company’s software-as-a-service applications in their private data centers with an update to its Cloud at Customer portfolio announced today. The changes will allow businesses to rent hardware that runs the same enterprise resource planning, human capital management, customer experience, and supply chain management applications that are available through Oracle’s public cloud services. In addition, Oracle expanded the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities of the Cloud at Customer hardware. Customers can now get hardware that will let them run the company’s Database Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Contain... Read More
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Amazon’s Treasure Truck is expanding into other cities

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Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

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Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers. The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. Many businesses provide such out-of-the-norm perks because they want staffers to have a rewarding environment — something likely to resonate as people who deal with work email and respond to texts at all hours demand more satisfaction at work. “We extend work into employees’ li... Read More
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The Best TV

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Our Pick TCL 55P607 The TCL 55P607 offers great contrast ratios, integrated Roku, full array local dimming, wide color gamut, and high dynamic range support, including Dolby Vision. Our pick ... Read More
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The Best Retractable Leash

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Flexi invented the retractable leash, and it remains the only product the company manufactures. Flexi emphasizes user safety by including an extra collar to pair with its leashes to prevent a leash from snapping (and potentially flying back and injuring the user), along with extensive usage notes. The New Neon leash is also brightly reflective and sturdy, though we found the handle smaller and less comfortable for long walks than those on some other models. Upgrade pick The ... Read More
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Amazon orders two seasons of Mr. Robot creator’s podcast adaptation

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Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

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CrowdFlower expands to help companies implement machine learning

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CrowdFlower, a company that helps customers build AI systems by providing them with training data, announced today that it’s getting into the business of helping companies implement machine learning. While many companies are trying to implement AI and machine learning to further their business, there’s a dearth of talent out there to help businesses get started. That’s where CrowdFlower wants to come in and help get companies moving along the right path. “We’re constantly being asked by our customers to give more guidance and play that trusted mentor role,” CrowdFlower CEO Robin Bordoli said. “[Companies will say] well, we’re thinking about the overall project, can you give us guidance on the overall project... Read More
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Amazon’s push into social may set it in on a collision course with Facebook

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After years of indifference toward social networks, Amazon is suddenly getting very social this year. Spark, the company’s social shopping feature introduced this week, is the clearest sign of that trend so far, but Amazon has given other hints in recent months. And if Amazon is serious about social, it could end up on a collision course with Facebook. Amazon has long offered social and communication features on its site, but they are mostly the kind you could have found there in the 1990s: Customer-authored reviews, consumer photos of products, a message-board-like place to ask and answer questions. Buyers could email third-party sellers or use a hard-to-find ... Read More
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AI Could Revolutionize War as Much as Nukes

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In 1899, the world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies are so powerful as to be irresistible,” says Greg Allen, a fellow at the Center for New American Security, a non-partisan Washington DC think tank. “Militaries around the world have essentially come to the same conclusion with respect to artificial intelligence.” Allen is coauthor of a 132-page ... Read More
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Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android

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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

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Enlarge this image Actors join other creators of Netflix's Master of None in a panel discussion in June. The series is nominated for a best-comedy Emmy. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For Netflix hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Driverless vans, drones, and the next phase of automated deliveries

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Do you remember the futuristic movies that showed us what daily life might look like 50 to 100 years from now: the autonomous cars in Minority Report or the drone deliveries and parachuting packages in The Hunger Games? Well, you might be surprised to learn these formerly futuristic movie effects are slowly but surely becoming our reality. Drones, driverless vans, delivery bots, and other futuristic technologies have the potential to make a great impact on us day-to-day, making life easier, more immediate, and perhaps even healthier. From less congestion on the roads to real-time deliveries, this would be the new normal for our society. This stunning transformation has been propelled by overwhelming consum... Read More
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The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids

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Our pick Aqua Sphere Kayenne With an excellent seal, superior comfort, minimal fogging, simple adjustments, and minimal visual distortion, these classic yet thoroughly modern goggles are tough to beat. Unveiled in 2010, Aqua Sphere’s Kayenne goggles come in both adult and ... Read More
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Amazon wants people to ‘smile’ at photos of users using Amazon products

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Snap’s Spectacles are now available directly from Amazon

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Google Cloud unveils hardware to help customers ship data off their servers

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Google will let companies ship their data to its cloud through a new piece of hardware that’s designed to speed up cloud migrations, with the help of FedEx. The company’s new Transfer Appliance will let customers load up a secure machine with data stored in a private data center and then mail it to Google Cloud Platform. While essentially sticking a box of hard drives on a delivery truck may seem like an awfully antiquated way of transferring data, it can actually be faster than trying to transfer the same information over the internet. That’s important for the enterprise customers with large volumes of information that Google Cloud is trying to court. Over the course of Google’s work with its cloud customers, the c... Read More
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Amazon Bursts Blue Apron’s Bubble, as the Market Checks Tech’s Hype

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The tech bubble that 2016 threatened didn't burst, prompting observers to heave a sigh of relief. But it turns out, there was a bubble, it was just growing slightly out of sight, in private start-up funding. Now, the public market is showing just where it exists. Exemplifying this trend are two of the once hottest startups in Silicon Valley: Snap and Blue Apron. And to make matters worse, today Blue Apron's nightmare is coming true, as Amazon launches its ... Read More
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NASA study confirms drone buzzes are more annoying than cars

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VMware and AWS consider data centre partnership

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Amazon Web Services and VMware are currently in talks to partner on a data center software product, according to a report by The Information. The two companies are considering jointly developing a software product for use in the data center, anonymous sources have indicated. While details are unavailable at this point, a move to develop enterprise data center software indicates a move to the private cloud for Amazon, which to date has focused on public cloud offerings. While refusing to comment directly on the rumored data center software development partne... Read More
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StackRox Unveils First Container Security Platform That Adapts to Evolving Threats

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Startup Emerges from Stealth with Global 2000 Customers and Sequoia Capital Backing MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 18, 2017– StackRox today announced its platform delivering adaptive threat protection for container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes. Co-founded in 2014 by industry veterans Sameer Bhalotra (former Sr. Director for Cybersecurity at the White House) and Ali Golshan (co-founder... Read More
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Gallery view

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For 13 years, the Mike Weiss Gallery was a thriving member of the Chelsea art world, hosting over 100 exhibitions and participating in local group shows. But in October of last year, Weiss and his wife Virginia Martinsen decided to shutter their physical location. Rent was rising, nearby construction was becoming a major headache, and the ever-expanding number of art fairs was drawing attention and customers away from galleries. The woes of the Weiss Gallery are widespread. From London to ... Read More
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Flipkart increases bid for rival Snapdeal to between $900 million and $950 million

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(Reuters) — Indian e-commerce player Flipkart has sweetened its buyout offer for smaller rival Snapdeal to between $900 million and $950 million, two people familiar with the negotiations said, adding that the new proposal is being evaluated by Snapdeal’s board. Reuters previously reported that Snapdeal had earlier this month rejected Flipkart’s initial bid of between $800 million and $850 million as its board was unsatisfied with the offer and the payment terms. Flipkart’s revised offer was made for Snapdeal’s marketplace and its e-commerce solutions provider Unicommerce but does not include its logistics arm Vulcan Express and digital payments unit FreeCharge, which may be sold separately, said the sour... Read More
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Archive Team promises to back up SoundCloud amid worries of a shutdown

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Fearing Amazon meal kits, Blue Apron stock drops

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Amazon filed for a trademark to make meal kits, and Blue Apron stock fell to an all-time low.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70642/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Amazon could be planning a meal kit service to rival Blue Apron

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Turns out the Amazon Echo Dot makes an amazing car infotainment system

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We used an Amazon Echo Dot in the car, allowing for hands-free phone calls and music-listening, and it was phenomenal.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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The Best Men’s and Women’s Underwear for Travel

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Our pick The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Sport Mesh 6″ Boxer Brief is the best men’s underwear for travel because it balances fit, comfort, odor-proofing, and value better than anything else we’ve tested. The Sport Mesh fabric excels at breathing and wicking and has better odor-resistance than other fabrics. It feels soft on the inside and smooth on the outside so it slides against your pants instead of creating friction, reducing potential for chafing. It also features a sculpted crotch area that gives wearers some much-appreciated... Read More
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Amazon tanks Blue Apron’s stock with one trademark filing

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Blue Apron shares fell as much as 12 percent Monday following an ominous sign that Amazon is preparing a move into its niche market for meal-kit deliveries. On July 6, about a week after Blue Apron priced its IPO, Amazon applied to register a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the slogan “We do the prep. You be the chef.” The phrase could be a stand-in slogan for Blue Apron, which has registered “A better way to cook.” The application, ... Read More
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Pioneer’s Lightning earbuds get Alexa-like always-listening ‘Hey Siri’ support

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Tax cuts will ‘absolutely’ be in place by Christmas: Sen. Chuck Grassley

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Published on Jul 17, 2017Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on President Trump's initiative to get tax reform done and whether antitrust laws should be enforced on Amazon. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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An HTC smartphone bug caused ads to appear in its stock keyboard

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Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator announces its first 13-week startup class

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Amazon’s Alexa Accelerator today announced the names of nine startups chosen to participate in the program to be managed by Techstars. The 13-week accelerator program in its first year will take place in Seattle and was paid for by the $100 million Alexa Fund. The accelerator begins today and conclude with Demo Day in October. Participants receive $120,000 in exchange for 6 percent of equity. 10 companies will be chosen for the Alexa Accelerator. Startups chosen to participate, according to a Techstars spokesperson include: – ... Read More
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Amazon’s Alexa is now on the HTC U11

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Twitch is down for streaming and viewing

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You may have trouble tuning into the finals of the Evo fighting game tournament this evening because the Twitch livestreaming service is down for a significant number of people. This is preventing broadcasters from publishing new streams, and it is also keeping viewers from tuning into their favorite channels. The outage is not affecting everyone, but many (including me) cannot get the Twitch front page or any individual channel to load. I also attempted to start a stream, but my broadcast software gave me an “internal server error” message. Twitch has acknowledged the issues in a post on social media... Read More
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The rise of the voice interface

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By now you are probably talking to machines more often than you are to your neighbors, your old college friends, or even your mom. Voice interfaces are everywhere. We put an Amazon Echo or Google Home in our kitchens and they quickly became part of our morning routine. We talk to Siri to find a good movie to watch. We search, send messages, control our connected devices, and we shop —  all by voice. For brands and marketers, this provides a unique opportunity to converse directly with consumers; however, it’s not as easy as it may appear to be. There is a reason why voice interfaces, quirky and n... Read More
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Amazon is reportedly working on a messaging app called Anytime

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Rep. Tim Ryan, Tim O’Reilly, and Peter Hirshberg want to connect Ohio with Silicon Valley

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In May 2017 Ohio congressman Tim Ryan visited San Francisco to continue a dialogue with Bay Area entrepreneurs on connecting the middle of the country to Silicon Valley for growth. Rep. Ryan joined Maker City co-founder Peter Hirshberg in conversation with Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly media and author of the forthcoming book, WTF: What’s the Future, which examines how companies, policies and incentives must change at a time of rapid technological and economic change. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation. Welcome and background Peter Hirshberg: Thank you all for coming. This ... Read More
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Rants and Races: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen

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I have loved Paper Mate’s Ballpoint Stick Pens for as long as I've been able to scribble. The narrow barreled pens fill office supply closets and junk drawers, pockets and purses, college dorms and the front desks of doctor's offices. In a world full of retractable, hybrid ink pens with ultra-cushioned finger pads, the simple stick pen is not remarkable for its technical qualities. Its ink stutters across the page. Its lightweight, plastic body is designed for the lowest common ergonomic denominator. Writing with it is like chiseling with a sharpened stone: It requires a not-insignificant amount of effort to produce marks on the page. But as is... Read More
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5 ways chatbots need to evolve before they go mainstream

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It’s hard to swing a $400 juicer in Silicon Valley these days without hitting a chatbot. Advances in artificial intelligence have enabled these talkative assistants to become a reality, and they’re now cropping up in many different forms. Facebook has greatly ... Read More
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How a new wave of machine learning will impact today’s enterprise

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Advances in deep learning and other machine learning algorithms are currently causing a tectonic shift in the technology landscape. Technology behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce are engaged in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race, gobbling up machine learning talent and startups at an alarming pace. They are building AI technology war chests in an effort to develop an insurmountable competitive advantage. Today, you can watch a 30-minute deep learning tutorial online, spin up a 10-node cluster over the weekend to experiment, and shut it down on Monday when you’re done – all for the cost of a few hundred bucks. Betting big on an AI future, cloud providers are investing resources to simplify a... Read More
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PSA: here’s how to put your old Amazon shipping boxes to good use

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New trailers: The Tick, Dark Tower, and more

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Best post-Amazon Prime Day sales: iPad Pro discounts, new Samsung Galaxy S8 deal, and more

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How Google, Amazon, and Facebook would look if they had started in the age of AI

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In the past few years, artificial intelligence has come into its own, and lots of companies are grafting it onto their core businesses, marrying AI with search, ecommerce, social networking, cybersecurity — you name it. But what if those businesses had started out in an age of AI and had integrated it into their products from the very beginning? Peter Relan addressed this speculative question for us at our MobileBeat 2017 conference this week. Relan is a well-known entrepreneur who started the YouWeb incubator, which spawned startups such as mobile gaming companies ... Read More

Amazon Echo Tips and Tricks

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How Landline’s creators built a family drama around pay phones, floppy disks, and an Apple IIGS

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Amazon Echo and Alexa exec Michael George retires after nearly 20 years at the company

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The Amazon executive who helped oversee the development of the company’s wildly popular Echo connected home device—and the Alexa smart software that drives it—left the company as of this month. Michael George, who joined the retail and tech colossus in 1998, disclosed his departure on his LinkedIn profile. That post was picked up by tech news site GeekWire, which also translated George’s “geeky” farewell note that he posted to LinkedIn in binary form (a... Read More
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US retail sales fall for a 2nd month as consumers pull back

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Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish. Retail sales fell 0.2 percent after declining 0.1 percent in May, the Commerce Department said Friday. Spending at retailers has grown 2.8 percent over the past 12 months, a relatively modest pace given that the sales figures aren’t adjusted for inflation. The decline reflects in part a transformative shift by consumers toward Amazon and other online retailers. Sales at department stores, once the anchors of shopping malls and the pride of local communities, have dwindled. The rise of online s... Read More
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Sony’s 4K Android TVs will soon work with Amazon Echo devices

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Why building an AI company should not remind you of a blind date

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It’s easy to start an AI company. All you need is an idea and some funding, right? Not so fast, say two experts who are known for building well-known conversational UI platforms. It’s a difficult and time-consuming process, one that requires extraordinary effort. And it is a highly competitive market. Funding alone won’t make it work. One big lesson: You have to know what you’re getting into. Building an AI company is not like a first date or a blind date. It has to be much more planned out, even though that’s sometimes not the case. One example from a high-profile company: ... Read More
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Verizon partner data breach exposes millions of customer records

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Lyft to open-source some of its AI algorithm testing tools

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Lyft has spent a lot of time building tools that help it simulate the results of machine learning algorithms, and the company plans to make them available more broadly in the near future. The company’s simulators are a key part of the Lyft’s machine learning development process, according to Erbil Karaman, the head of product for its marketplace team. When Lyft first starts testing machine learning models, they get run through simulators to figure out some of their early impact. “That does model emulation, and looks at what are called hyper parameters, and some of the outcomes that we care about, and try to tell us early signals for what this model can do different from other models,” he said during a panel at Ventu... Read More
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The Best Diaper Pail

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Our pick Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail This durable can is simple to use and effective at keeping stinky-diaper smells contained when closed. It takes regular trash bags—which significantly reduces its lifetime cost. The Ubbi stands apart with a straightforward, effective, less complicated design that’s easier to load and empty than its competitors. Unlike most other pails, the Ubbi can use regular trash bags—not proprietary refills—an advantage that simplifies everything, from changing the bags to buying repla... Read More
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The Best Online Cloud Backup Service

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Our Pick CrashPlan for Home Code42’s CrashPlan offers flexible, reliable online backups at a reasonable price. Even if you’re a careful person, the various problems that could lead to lost data—malware, software bugs, user error, theft, fire, flood, and so on—make backups a necessity. As broadband speeds slowly but surely improve, online backup services are becoming an increasingly smart addition to your overall backup strategy: Pay five bucks a month (give or take), install an app on your computer that runs... Read More
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How AI will radically alter all your travel plans

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“I’ve re-routed you to Denver, John. Enjoy your flight!” This message is not going to happen anytime soon, at least if the way most chatbots and voicebots work today is any indication. In the shift from highly interactive texting paradigms — you tell a bot what you want, and it parses what you say and provides an answer — to something that is more like a personal assistant, the AI we want is not the AI we have. I first noticed this today as I debated looking for a different flight out of Minneapolis. There are a few options available. The old way is to use Expedia and try to shoehorn myself into another flight. The current way is to use a bot like Mezi that does add quite a b... Read More
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Amazon may give app developers access to Alexa audio recordings

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The Net Neutrality protest day

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Google, Facebook, and other technology companies joined over 70,000 organizations to promote the benefits of net neutrality. Today is the Internet-wide day of Action for Net Neutrality, and anyone can participate. The FCC and its chairman Ajit Pai are looking to remove Obama administration’s legislation that makes it illegal for Internet Service Providers to charge different prices for access to different services. Technically, this would pave the way for throttling of data, possibly making it harder for startups and innovators to reach their audience as the Internet Service Providers may slow down the traffic of small companies to give preference to more profitable clients. FCC wants to remove the Open Internet Order, en... Read More
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Kelley Blue Book turns to AWS for AI to power its new chatbot

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AI is modernizing all manner of legacy industries, including the valuation of used cars. Kelley Blue Book is leveraging artificial intelligence services from AWS to create a bot that understands voice and text to help people gain a better understanding of how much their car might be worth. “We thought this was a very natural way that people use their voice already, and this was a great use case for us to think about how we’re going to evolve our products — which are very click and touch oriented — to using natural language in a way that feels natural to people and not forced,” Andy Lapin, a chief architect at Kelley Blue Book, said during a presentation at VentureBeat’s ... Read More
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You can now use your Alexa devices to control your Amazon Fire TV

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Net neutrality day of action: everything you need to know

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Net neutrality day of action: everything you need to know - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus... Read More
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How to watch Day Two of MB 2017 live

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VentureBeat’s MB 2017: How AI, messaging, and personalization will rock your world resumes today. Day two continues an exploration of how artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies are affecting the entire marketing ecosystem. Every brand, marketer, product manager, and innovator must be ready to harness AI’s impact as it propels intelligent assistants, bots, smart voice, personalization, and more into the future. Watch today as top brands like American Eagle Outfitters, Kayak, and Nordstrom, and with leaders from Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other top companies describe what’s to come at ... Read More
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Amazon’s biggest-selling product on Prime Day was the Echo Dot

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Amazon’s third annual, “WOW, look how cheap we are” Prime Day came and went, and the ecommerce giant has announced some interesting nuggets about the 2017 firesale. Perhaps most notably, the best-selling item on Amazon was the Amazon Echo Dot, which was available for $35, compared to the usual $50. This was despite its bigger brother, the Amazon Echo, going on sale at half-price — $90, compared to its standard $180. Though the bigger incarnation offered more value for the money, the difference between $35 and $90 is still too large a gulf for many, especially for a relatively new product line that people may not be completely sold on. It is worth stressing here that although the Echo Dot was the “m... Read More
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Net neutrality’s Day of Action: Everything you need to know

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Hundreds of companies and websites, including VentureBeat, are coming together today to support net neutrality and educate users about its importance. Battle for the Net has organized a “Day of Action” to protect online privacy and free speech on the internet. Net neutrality refers to the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) and governments should treat all data the same. They should not be allowed to block, throttle, or charge based on user, content, website, platform, applic... Read More