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What happens when the Trump administration ignores AI

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about Donald Trump’s lack of concern with artificial intelligence. Trump has ignored mentioning AI in any economic context, instead focusing on ... Read More
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Facebook M is now becoming a digital butler

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Facebook just moved even closer to the center of your digital ecosystem with the roll-out of a smarter, more connected version of its proprietary AI assistant, M. Speaking at this week’s Facebook F8 conference, the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and head of Messenger, David Marcus, announced plans to turn Messenger into a sort of “social living room” — one where you can chat, make dinner reservations, hail a cab, order food, and share music directly from Spotify. What that means, in ess... Read More
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Amazon's new 'Spheres' will create an indoor park for employees

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"The Spheres" are Amazon's latest addition to their downtown Seattle campus. The new spaces are intended to be used as parks for Amazon's workers. The three new structures will open in 2018. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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Grab three Amazon Dots for the price of one Echo, and the week's other best deals

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Grab three Amazon Dots for the price of one Echo, and the week's other best deals - 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||{};Choru... Read More
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5 Alexa skills to try this week

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Below are five new or noteworthy skills chosen from the Most Enabled, New, and Customer Favorites This Week categories of the Alexa Skills Store. In Alexa news this week, Alexa skills makers got a new way to test their skills before they release them to the public, and Amazon barred developers from including ads in their skills. ... Read More
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The 5 biggest tech stories out of India this week

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It’s been another action-packed week for India’s tech and startup scene. Here are the highlights:1. Google launched Areo, a hyper local app for food delivery and services. In a really strange move, Google has kind of entered the food delivery services market in India, which has seen quite a bloodbath over the past year with the likes of FoodPanda shutting down operations. 2. Snapchat responded to heckling; said it’s “grateful for Indian Snapchat community.... Read More
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14 AI startups will compete for $1.5 million from Nvidia

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Artificial intelligence is hot, and you can tell that because both giant companies and tiny startups are excited about it. Nvidia, which had $6.9 billion in revenues last year, is in touch with more than 2,000 AI startups around the world. And this week, the graphics chip maker and AI company took a step in figuring out which ones are the best. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, hosted a Shark Tank style event called Nvidia Inception to find the best AI startup... Read More
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Christie marks opening of new Amazon facility in New Jersey

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(AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie marked the opening of an Amazon facility that he says is one of three new centers that will create at least 2,500 full-time jobs. Christie on Friday toured the facility and even took a turn filling an order in the giant warehouse. The Republican governor says the center is one of three new facilities, bringing Amazon's footprint in the state to... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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The impact of AI on supply chain logistics

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Ever wonder how your Amazon Prime packages show up at your door mere hours after you place an order? A complex series of operations connects suppliers to manufacturers to wholesalers to retailers to you, the end consumer. Oversight of this process is called supply chain management (SCM). Within SCM, logistics is the portion that handles the movement of goods. Ecommerce giants like Amazon specialize in logistics, while consumer packaged goods leaders like Unilever provide full-spectrum supply chain management services. Like every other data-driven industry, logistics and supply chain c... Read More
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Pinterest improves visual search in its Chrome extension

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Pinterest today is announcing an update to its browser button for Google’s Chrome browser that should make it easier to save interesting content that users find on websites. Initially when Pinterest incorporated its visual search technology for finding pins of visually similar things into its Chrome extension, the system inadvertently ended up capturing screenshots of entire browser windows, instead of one little thing in it that a user might be interested in. The extension would then show pins of browser window screenshots that had previously been saved to Pinterest so that users co... Read More

Mercedes-Benz cars get Amazon Echo and Google Home control

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All 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz vehicles can now be controlled with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant on Google Home, the carmaker announced today. To use Alexa or Google Assistant with a Mercedes-Benz car, owners must activate and create a subscription for Mbrace, Mercedes’ in-vehicle tech for entertainment, navigation, and remote controls. The voice controls being extended today come in the form of a Mercedes Me Google Assistant action and an Alexa skill by the same name. The new feature can be used to do things like lock doors remotely, find a nearby cafe, or start your engine by saying, “OK Google, te... Read More
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Mercedes-Benz is connecting the Amazon Echo and Google Home to all its new cars

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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: Shiny new hardware meets old software habits

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Steve Wozniak discusses how Apple is becoming Microsoft, commercial space travel, and more

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There would be no Apple without Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, who co-founded Apple over 40 years ago with the late Steve Jobs, remains a revered figure in Silicon Valley. Although he is no longer connected with Apple, he keeps busy making appearances at big tech conferences to inspire inventors, serves as chief scientist for... Read More
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Orange Telecom debuts Djingo personal assistant

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Orange Telecom, the French multinational telecommunications giant, debuted a new personal virtual assistant at this week’s Show Hello conference. Djingo, an artificially-intelligent virtual assistant the likes of Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, can be controlled by voice or text and may be integrated into various Orange services including TV and banking. It may be accessed for text-based commands through some Orange apps, and will respond to voice commands through a small home speaker or by a microphone-enabled remote control. With the new virtual assistant, Orange customers can control ... Read More
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Carrie Fisher’s 'Catastrophe' co-stars recall her final days

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The creators of Amazon's "Catastrophe,” which stars Carrie Fisher in one of her final roles, said news of her death was “utterly shocking.” (April 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP... Read More
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Amazon’s Alexa can now tell you about your next G Suite calendar event

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Amazon’s Alexa is now able to communicate with Google G Suite calendar accounts, according to an Amazon spokesperson. The integration means G Suite users may now ask questions like “Alexa, what’s on my calendar?” or “Alexa, add lunch with Kanye at 2 p.m. to my calendar.” The integration today is part of what has been a steady push by Amazon to connect business calendars with Alexa. Last month Amazon announced that tens of millions of Office 365 calendar users can connect with Alexa. Two months ago Alexa integrated with ... Read More
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The Best Earbuds

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Our pick Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 Great sound, comfortable fit, and a three-button remote/mic for iOS. Good for rock, jazz, acoustic, and anything with analog instruments. Has a two-year warranty. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 sounds fantastic—all four of our panelists placed this set in their top three, with half choosing the H3 as their ... Read More
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Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Google Home, right, sits on display near a Pixel phone following a product event, in San Francisco. Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on the Google's Home speaker. An update coming out Thursday, April 20, 2017, will enable Home's built-in assistant to learn the different voices of up to six people, although they can't all be talking to the internet-connected speaker at the same time. The feature will allow Home to be more p... Read More
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The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System

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Our pick Sonos Play:1 The Play:1 sounds great on its own and is an affordable entry point to the Sonos system. A pair in stereo mode sounds even better. Our pick... Read More
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Now That Google Home Recognizes Multiple Voices, It Can Reach Its Full Potential

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Voice-powered speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home have carved out a place on kitchen counters and nightstands in countless homes. What makes their immense popularity all the more remarkable is that they’ve achieved it without a key feature: Knowing exactly who’s talking. That changes with Google Home’s introduction of support for multiple accounts.Starting today, your Google Home device can identify as many as six voices, and summon information based on each person’s calendars, services, and preferences. In doing so, Google’s speaker-bound personal assistant becomes truly... Read More
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Google Home can now distinguish between multiple voices

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Google Assistant on Google Home is now able to support up to six user accounts and detect unique voice signatures, the company announced today. This allows Google Home users to customize a number of features, from the answer to the question “What’s on my calendar?” to the “Tell me about my day?” feature that provides specific commute, weather, and news for each user. It also includes features such as nickname, work location, payment information, and linked accounts like Google Play, Spotify or Netflix. Since its launch last fall, Google Assistant on Google Home has become able to answer questions, provide personal info (like calendar or flight information), and ... Read More
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Samsung and Amazon introduce yet another HDR standard, HDR10+

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Roger Siboni Named to MapR Board of Directors

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 20, 2017– MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the Converged Data Platform enabling organizations to create intelligent applications that fully integrate analytics with operational processes in real time, today announced that Roger Siboni has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Siboni’s extensive management experience includes serving as the Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, a member firm of KP... Read More
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Amazon’s Alexa voice tech is now available to build chatbots

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Amazon’s Alexa voice tech is now available to build chatbots - 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,C... Read More
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Ebay forecasts second-quarter profit below estimates

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(Reuters) — Ecommerce company eBay on Wednesday forecast current-quarter profit largely below expectations, sending its shares down as much as 4.5 percent in extended trading. Ebay said it expects current-quarter adjusted profit of 43-45 cents per share. Analysts on average were expecting 47 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters. The company said gross merchandise volume — the total value of all goods sold on its websites — rose 2.4 percent to $20.95 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. But the result fell short of analysts’ average estimate of $21.06 billion, according to research firm FactSet StreetAccount. EBay has been facing relentless competition from much larger rival A... Read More

4 ways AI can improve email marketing

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Email marketing is in for a complete overhaul. With AI, email marketing isn’t limited to rule-based triggers but has evolved into a means of more in-the-moment personalization. AI has filled in the missing gap between traditional shopping and online shopping with 1:1 personalization. Here are four of the ways AI has changed email marketing for better. 1. Best time to send to increase open rates You have three seconds to seize the shopper’s attention. You can’t risk that chance by sending the right message to the right person but at the wrong time. Sending a bl... Read More
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AWS launches Redshift Spectrum, which lets users query data in S3

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At the AWS Summit in San Francisco today, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Redshift Spectrum, an extension of AWS’ Redshift managed data warehousing service that enables querying on data that sits inside of the longstanding AWS S3 storage service. The introduction of Redshift Spectrum will make certain types of queries on data more economical, because Redshift, which includes computing and storage capabilities, is a more complex and costly service especially for number crunching on lots of data. As an example, Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels provided an example query that would run on an exaby... Read More
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New York Times goes from data centres to the cloud

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The New York Times is to replace its data centres with public Cloud services such as Google Cloud In a continuing push to modernise its infrastructure, the publisher has announced that three out of its four data centres will be closed. Instead, the workloads will be transferred to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. Recently, the New York Times has seen a growth in its digital subscription business – due in part to its c... Read More
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Inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging was fired

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In this photo taken in Feb. 20, 2017, a customs agent observes the arrival of trucks with wood from the Peruvian Amazon at the port of Callao, Peru. Inspections to detect criminal timber harvesting operations were scaled back following the halting of 1,770 metric tons at the Port of Houston in October 2015 in a rare blow against illegal logging. Prosecutions of illicit logging in Peru have barely advanced since, while officials who signed falsified logging permits for years remain on the job. (AP Photo/Martin ... Read More
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AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

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In this photo taken in Feb. 20, 2017, a customs agent observes the arrival of trucks with wood from the Peruvian Amazon at the port of Callao, Peru. Inspections to detect criminal timber harvesting operations were scaled back following the halting of 1,770 metric tons at the Port of Houston in October 2015 in a rare blow against illegal logging. Prosecutions of illicit logging in Peru have barely advanced since, while officials who signed falsified logging permits for years remain on the job. (AP Photo/Martin ... Read More
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Send Wi-Fi companies floor plans, receive the ultimate mesh networking test

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Illegal Amazon Logging Crusader Stews in Exile

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A forest inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging in Peru was fired and fled to U.S. after getting death threats. Now he stews in exile as Peru backslides on environmental enforcement under U.S. trade treaty. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from ... Read More
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Illegal Amazon Logging Crusader Stews in Exile

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A forest inspector who tried to rein in illegal logging in Peru was fired and fled to U.S. after getting death threats. Now he stews in exile as Peru backslides on environmental enforcement under U.S. trade treaty. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from ... Read More
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Baidu launches Project Apollo autonomous driving platform, will test on urban roads by 2018

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Chinese search engine operator Baidu today announced the launch of Project Apollo, an autonomous driving platform that will include both software and hardware. Baidu will expose tools for obstacle perception, trajectory planning, vehicle control, and even operating systems, according to a statement. the first technology in July. It’s looking to see cars start using the technology on urban roads toward the end of the year and then see it used on highways and open city roads by 2020. This builds on Baidu’s efforts to build and test its own autonomous vehicle. The company has been testing out vehicles in both China and the U.S. Additionally, Baidu has been getting DuerOS — which draws its name and essence from Baidu’s... Read More
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AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

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As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the workplace, humans need more training and skills development in order to be equipped for tomorrow’s jobs. Rather than trying to spin ... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit will examine how investors see the startup climate

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It’s time to introduce new speakers. We’ll delve into the investment climate for the gaming ecosystem with a panel moderated by Amitt Mahajan, a managing partner at Presence Capital, at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This roundtable session will examine the climate for game startups and how to get funding for them. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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Mobvoi launches Chinese chatbot

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Mobvoi, the Google-backed AI company that first developed Chinese language voice recognition, has released a chatbot that can communicate with voice-activated smart home devices. The new product, which leverages Mobvoi’s advances in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, is envisioned to facilitate human-machine interaction in China much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant, or Alexa from Amazon. Li Zhifei, founder and CEO of Mobvoi, believes that the chatbot will help the company develop AI for the end user, with interactive hardware and software products.... Read More

Backblaze drops B2 data transfer charge, now costs 2 cents per GB

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Backblaze might not be as well known as Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud storage business, but it’s trying to change that. Today the company, which is best known for remote backup, is announcing cuts to one part of the price of its B2 cloud storage service, which became available in public beta in late 2015. Now it will cost 2 cents to transfer each GB of data out of Backblaze, down from 5 cents per GB. This is in addition to the price you have to pay to store the data in Backblaze. The company was already undercutting... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

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People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore." That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been around for a decade now, and the differences between devices are exceedingly incremental. It doesn’t help that virtually every smartphone looks the same, too. So for the Galaxy S8, Samsung made an effort to do something different. It combined everything it did in the past few generations of its phones and added some new ideas to produce something different from everything else on t... Read More
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Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

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If you’re a smartphone company and your last major product caused fires and explosions and had to be removed from the market, you’d want to make sure your next big phone model really stands out and is an object of desire. Samsung did exactly that with the new Galaxy S8, which goes on sale this week for the very hefty starting price of $750 at most US carriers ($720 at Verizon). The S8 is a fast, versatile phone with fine cameras. But by far its biggest benefit is this: it fits a big screen into a surprisingly small, comfortable-to-hold, easy-to-carry body. And the end result is a visual and tactile triumph. There are some trade-offs that resu... Read More
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Digital Dealer 22: Discovering the Magic of Millennials

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They are somewhere between 18 and 34, and have a strong aversion to waiting around, feeling pressured or signing actual paperwork. They want most things on their terms – and only if it starts online. Or better yet, a mobile device.At Digital Dealer 22, the influence of Millennials shaded most sessions with talk about keeping pace with trends in workflow technology, digital habits and workforce changes brought about by this new and powerful buying demographic. From a sales and operational perspective, the Millennial influence on the conference was obvious: the sheer amount of Facebook advertising sessions was an indication of shifting buying habits from “traditional” online websites, to the power of social media platforms.... Read More
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Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

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Enlarge this image Carla and Jeremy Lang push their twin 18-month-old sons in a stroller while looking at ovens and stoves at a Sears northwest of Chicago. Cheryl Corley/NPR ... Read More
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US stocks have biggest gain in 6 weeks

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Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, giving the market its biggest gain in six weeks. Banks posted some of the biggest gains Monday. Wells Fargo jumped 2.7 percent. Among consumer-focused stocks, Amazon.com gained 2 percent. Medical device maker Alere soared 16 percent after it agreed to new terms for a sale to Abbott Laboratories. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 20 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,349. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 183 points, or 0.9 percent, to 20,636. The Nasdaq composite increased 51 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,856. Small-company stocks rose more than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000 climbed 15 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,361. Bo... Read More
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Why AI is not the enemy

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Inspired by Wired articles by Oren Etzioni and Joe Lonsdale titled “Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie. It’s Just Math” and “AI and Robots Will Take Our Jobs — But Better Ones Will Emerge for Us,” I wanted to share six quick — and down-to-earth — thoughts about artificial intelligence. ... Read More
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The Elgato Stream Deck is an Optimus keyboard for your gaming live streams

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US stocks climb, led by tech and consumer companies

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Technology and consumer-focused stocks are leading indexes higher in midday trading as investors return from a long holiday weekend. Facebook rose 1 percent and Microsoft rose 0.7 percent Monday, while Amazon.com gained 1.2 percent. Medical device maker Alere soared 16 percent after it agreed to new terms for a sale to Abbott Laboratories. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,339. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 99 points, or 0.5 percent, to 20,551. The Nasdaq composite increased 28 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,833. Bond prices didn’t move much. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.24 percent. ... Read More
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Google settles with Russian regulators to allow competing third-party app preinstallations on Android

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Google has finally reached a settlement in its long-standing anti-monopoly battle with local competitor Yandex and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). The crux of the complaint, which was initiated by Russian internet giant Yandex, was that Google was abusing its dominant market position and was breaking anti-competition legislation. Essentially, the argument was that Google was preventing third-party companies from offering competing services on Android by forcing manufacturers to bundle some Google apps, including Gmail, Google Search, and Google Play, on the devices. While it’s true that manufacturers are free to use Android without the aforementioned apps installed, as Amazon does with the Kindle Fire tablet, if p... Read More
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LifeBeam launches AI-powered and voice-activated personal trainer

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With the onset of improved artificial intelligence, fitness devices are getting a makeover. The latest example is the Vi, the voice-activated, AI-based personal trainer from LifeBeam. LifeBeam’s expertise in AI wearables comes from its experience developing technology for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Air Force. Vi is built into biosensing earphones with sound powered by Harman Kardon. It brings consumer AI to the next level by adapting to a person’s behavior, environment, and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching that makes workouts more fun, motivating, and effective, the company said. “Vi is not like anything pe... Read More
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#GrabYourWallet's Anti-Trump Boycott Looks To Expand Its Reach

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#GrabYourWallet founder Shannon Coulter is looking to potentially expand her anti-Trump boycott movement into a non-profit focused on corporate social accountability and responsibility. Courtesy Shannon Coulter hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Shannon Coulte... Read More
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A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

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David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies. Two years into this stealth project, backed by $8 million in funding, they won’t say much about the virtual world they’re building—at least not publicly. But they will say that they’re building it in a way that alters the relationship between computer hardware and software. When a PC or a game console runs this virtual world, the GPU chips play an unexpectedly large role, taking so much of the burden off the main processor.GPU is short for graphics processing unit. These chips were originally designed as a better way of rendering graphics for games an... Read More
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Brands see visual intelligence as key part of AI strategy

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Ever since neural networks began their renewed renaissance in 2012, computer vision has been a ripe field of study and innovation for AI researchers and a fruitful area of applied AI for enterprises. Deep learning enables incredible feats of machine vision, such as classifying image subjects at human parity and dynamically generating completely new imagery. Brands have quickly recognized this technology as a commercial asset. Clarifai, a leading computer vision company with a popular visual intelligence API, was recently used to a... Read More
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India’s e-commerce battle is not Indian anymore

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India is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world, according to a report published by Forrester. The same report claims the online retail market in India is poised to reach $64 billion by 2021, with a 31.2 percent compound annual growth rate over five years. In the Asia Pacific region, mobile commerce is expected to account for 78.1 percent of online sales in 2021, amounting to $1.1 trillion. Considering that mobile will be the predominant driver for online commerce, the future looks promising for the Indian market, where the number of mobile Internet users is expected to reach 650 million by 2020 and ... Read More
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Ahead of F8, developers talk the future of bots on Facebook Messenger

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Last year in the lead up to F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, the buzz was that Facebook Messenger would spark a “chatbot revolution.” Bots, some believed, would fundamentally change commerce and the nature of how businesses and customers speak to each other. There was open speculation at that time whether Facebook Messenger and its 900 million monthly active users (now 1.2 billion) would embark on a journey to kill apps and achieve some sort of digital metamo... Read More
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HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) review: Fantastic 4K UHD display and performance

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HP has come out with a refreshed 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop, one with speed and performance that essentially replaces the desktop and will appeal to any creator. With a retail price of $1,500, the 2017 edition certainly delivers, with a quality entertainment center and a touch surface to let your imagination go wild. Armed with a 4K touch display, a 3840×2160 resolution, a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake chip (i7-7500U processor), fast charging, and a larger battery, HP has made its 15.6-inch Spectre on par with the ... Read More

Wal-Mart is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Bonobos

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Wal-Mart Stores is in advanced discussions to buy online men’s fashion retailer Bonobos, Recode reported on Friday, citing sources. Wal-Mart and Bonobos have agreed on a price and the deal is in final due diligence, Recode said. Nordstrom is an investor in Bonobos. The website said that the price of the deal could not be learned, but a retail business would likely fetch one to two times revenue. Bonobos has $100 million to $150 million in revenue and was valued at $300 million in 2014, the article said. The world’s biggest retailer has been working aggressively to close the gap with rival Amazon under the leade... Read More
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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?

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Our pick Amazon Echo Provides voice control over music, audiobooks, a wide assortment of smart home products, and thousands of unique Skills. If you care at all about smart-home controls, or if you’re a frequent user of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s Alexa platform is the best option for your home.... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Silicon Valley, sci-fi, and games are coming together

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Last year, I started writing stories about the uncanny melding of science fiction, real-world technology, and games in mainstream entertainment such as HBO’s Westworld. The sci-fi in games and other entertainment used to be really out there, divorced from real-life technology and the near future. But then came lightning fast advances in artificial intelligence for voice services and self-driving cars, and that blurred the line between sci-fi and Silicon Valley. Masayoshi Son, CEO of Japan’s SoftBank conglomerate, ... Read More
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The Best USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Our pick The SanDisk Extreme CZ80 is the same flash drive we’ve recommended for years. SanDisk has given it several quiet speed boosts since we first tested it, and the current version, the 64 GB Extreme CZ80, hits the sweet spot for price and capacity. Unfortunately, SanDisk is discontinuing the Extreme CZ80, but we’ll continue to recommend it as long as you can still buy it for... Read More
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AI Weekly: VB Messenger bot, DeepMind, Dropbox, and more

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: VentureBeat today announced the launch of a personalized news bot for Facebook Messenger, which follows the ... Read More
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4 things the voicebot in this self-driving car movie gets right

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Toyota released a movie that shows what the future will be like for self-driving cars. Let’s get one thing out of the way first: There’s no way anyone will ever dress like that. And the car looks a bit too much like it’s from a sci-fi movie. However, I did pay attention to the voicebot they used and how it provides some contextual awareness for the driver. It’s a good peek into where these bots might be heading in the future, even if the car itself is a little too “out there” for me. [embedded content] 1. Conversation that seems real I was blown away by one thing in t... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit to delve into China’s role in the global game ecosystem

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It’s time to introduce new speakers. We’ll delve into China’s accelerating expansion in the global game ecosystem with a panel moderated by Lisa Cosmas Hanson of Niko Partners at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This session focusing on one of the biggest forces shaping the modern game industry is one more reason to get excited about our must-attend event. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California, just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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The Best Apple Watch Chargers and Stands

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Our pick The S350 is surprisingly inexpensive (it uses your Watch’s stock charger to keep the price down), but it’s compact, stable, and easy to put your watch on and take it off of; it also holds the Apple Watch in landscape orientation to let you use Nightstand mode. That said, most chargin... Read More
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Teachers cash in, big time, by putting lessons up for sale

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Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into gold by selling their lesson plans online to fellow teachers around the world. Despite worries from some educators, such online marketplaces are booming, driven by rising standards and the willingness of teachers to pay out of their own pockets for classroom-tested materials. “I am so thankful and blessed that it came into my life and that my passion and career can kind of mesh into one,” says Miss Kindergarten, aka 32-year-old Hadar Hartstein, of Lake Forest, California, who says she has earned more than $1 million in sales ove... Read More
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GoTenna raises $7.5 million to enable off-the-grid communications on your smartphone

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Satellite-powered phones are often clunky, expensive, and, well, dependent on satellite connection. GoTenna wants to bring off-the-grid text and GPS communication to your smartphone. No cell service? No Wi-Fi? No problem. The Brooklyn-based startup today announced funding of $7.5 million, led by Union Square Ventures. GoTenna’s USB key-type device works using Bluetooth low-energy (LE), a version of Bluetooth that was built for the Internet of Things (IoT). Users can pair the device with the GoTenna app on a smartphone, which needs to be within a range of... Read More
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Unleash AI-augmented customer service for peanuts (VB Live)

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Flawless customer service directly impacts your bottom line — and now anyone can deliver, with super-powered AI and machine learning solutions. Join our interactive VB Live event and find out how you can easily, cheaply, and effectively implement AI into your call center now — and why you need to. Register here for free. “Chatbots are not new,” says Tony Jamous, president of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. “What’s new is now you have maturity of AI technology, in terms of big data and nat... Read More

Amazon wants Alexa everywhere, opens microphone tech behind Echo to third-party devices

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Amazon is opening up the microphone technology behind its Amazon Echo speakers to third-party hardware companies, as it looks to expedite the uptake of its Alexa digital assistant while also improving its quality. Amazon launched the Echo in the U.S. in 2015, and the product line has been generally well received, with Amazon going on to introduce two cheaper versions, the Amazon Tap and the Echo Dot. The Echo was ... Read More
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Amazon’s excellent mic system could soon end up in third-party Alexa devices

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Amazon’s excellent mic system could soon end up in third-party Alexa devices - 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.w... Read More
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Dear Wirecutter: How Can I Wipe and Restore Tablets and Phones for Travel?

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Q: I frequently travel domestically and internationally. I see more and more stories about the seizure of tablets and phones, and travelers being required to turn over device passwords. I would like to wipe my phone and tablet prior to departing on trips. Ideally I would upload the backup to the cloud and then restore it after going through customs or immigration. As of now, I have not found an Android or iOS app that will completely restore my device after wiping it. I would like to restore my phone and tablet with all of my current apps in the same location and grouping. Is there an app that can do this? For iPhones and iPads If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, Apple provides ... Read More
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A top engineer at Twitter left the company last month

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Here’s one that slipped through the cracks. Chris Pinkham, who joined Twitter two years ago as vice president of engineering, has left the social networking company. Pinkham is well-known in tech circles as one of the creators of the early Amazon cloud computing service more than a decade ago. Amazon Web Services is now a ... Read More
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This robotic whiteboard uses an actual pen to draw your messages

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Users can choose pre-uploaded art to have Joto draw, and friends can draw messages on each other's walls, literally. It can connect with Amazon Echo, Slack, and Twitter.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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Will AI-powered robot lawyers still use cheesy billboard ads?

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In the words of one technology analyst, the legal profession hasn’t really changed since the time of Charles Dickens. And like the never-ending Jarndyce and Jarndyce lawsuit in Dickens’ Bleak House, today’s courtrooms are overburdened and justice often frustratingly slow. Advances in artificial intelligence are changing these long-entrenched realities, and changing them fast. But just what does this mean for lawyers, judges, and the many individuals involved in court cases and other legal proceedings each year? The jury trial is just one aspect of the U.S. judicial system (the courts) and the legal industr... Read More
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5 troubling scenarios as brands like Burger King hijack our voicebots

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News today about a Burger King ad that takes over your Google Home speaker is a sign of things to come. In the ad, an employee triggers the speaker to read a description of the Whopper burger on Wikipedia (which may have been altered by an employee of the company). It worked, although you have to have the volume turned up in the ad and Google moved quickly to attempt to shut down the trigger phrase.... Read More
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Intel’s Kim Pallister and sci-fi novelist/Magic Leap game designer Austin Grossman at GamesBeat Summit

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Kim Pallister, director of Intel’s virtual reality center of excellence, will moderate a fireside chat with science fiction writer and Magic Leap game maker Austin Grossman our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. They’re yet another pair of speakers who show how our theme captures the crossover between realms of science, science fiction, and games. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California, just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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PlayStation Vue is getting a dedicated esports channel

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PlayStation Vue is about to get 24/7 esports content. The Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced today that its EsportsTV is coming to Sony’s TV streaming service later this month. Esports is on pace to reach $696 million in revenues this year without including spending from fantasy esports or gambling, according to industry intelligence group Newzoo. This channel could help the market grow and reach a larger audience. EsportsTV launched in Europe last year, reaching 5 million households. But this is the first time it’ll air in the U.S. market. Vue is available on PlayStation 4, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, mobi... Read More
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Boomerang’s new $5 streaming service is Netflix for vintage cartoons

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Dearest cartoon dorks, Time Warner’s Boomerang TV channel now offers a $5 per month streaming service for shows like Bugs Bunny, the Smurfs, and Yogi Bear. Boomerang’s service launched yesterday in the U.S. on iOS, Android, and the web, starting with just a fraction of the channel’s massive catalog of shows. For now, Boomerang ... Read More
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Rockstart launches European AI accelerator program for startups hailing from anywhere

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Europe has a new accelerator program aimed at fledgling startups working in the artificial intelligence (AI) realm. Rockstart, a “multi-vertical” startup accelerator founded out of Amsterdam in 2011, supports early-stage startups in their first 1,000 days of existence, and it says it has invested in 108 startups across 11 programs since its inception. So far, it has offered a variety of programs, including smart energy, digital health, and ... Read More
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OhmniLabs unveils a home robot for connecting families

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OhmniLabs has started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today to raise money for a home robot that allows families to connect with each other over long distances via video “telepresence.” The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has designed a home robot called Ohmni  that it plans to sell this fall. Campaign supporters will be able to purchase the robot for $1,395, or about $500 off the eventual retail price when the robot launches later this year. Ohmni is a telepresence platform that can move around a home and allow distant family members to f... Read More
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Amazon FreeTime gets parental dashboard and cards so adults can talk with their kids

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Amazon has introduced new tools for parents to help them stay better informed about what their kids are watching, reading, and doing within the FreeTime service. The company is making a parental dashboard available, along with discussion cards, in the hopes that it’ll get adults to “talk to their kids.” Above: Amazon’s FreeTime parent dashboard Image ... Read More
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Amazon is launching a new dashboard that lets you monitor the content your kid consumes

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8 Beautiful Timepieces From Switzerland’s Biggest Watch Show

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In the world of watches, there’s no bigger show than Baselworld. For one week every March, the industry convenes on the small, Rhine-straddling town of Basel, Switzerland, to show off the new timepieces that’ll be making their way onto wrists over the coming year. Despite last year being a tough one for traditional watchmakers, there seemed to be a renewed energy this year and, thankfully, a focus on creating watches at more reasonable prices. Here are a few top picks from Baselworld 2017. This story was created in partnership with the online watch publication Hodinkee. Be sure to read all of their excellent behind-t... Read More
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Wal-Mart to discount online-only items delivered to stores

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(AP) -- Starting next week, Wal-Mart will offer discounts on thousands of online-only items when customers elect to have them shipped to one of the company's stores for pickup. The move is part of the retailer's efforts to better compete with online leader Amazon. Initially, the discount will be available on about 10,000 items. But the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer says it will... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Rizzo: Small business and e-commerce: competing with Goliath

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The rise in e-commerce is having profound effects on the U.S economy.  This goes beyond the mere convenience of online shopping.  It is affecting the structure and organization of the retail industry. The sheer growth of e-commerce – estimates run at about 15 percent annually – highlights its importance.  Large e-commerce companies such as... Read More
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Amazon India Agrees to Paramount Pictures Licensing Deal

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Amazon India agrees to streaming licensing deal with Paramount Pictures for Amazon Prime India... Read More
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AWS now lets you migrate MongoDB databases to DynamoDB

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Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced an enhancement to its Database Migration Service (DMS). Now people can move their databases kept in the open-source NoSQL database MongoDB into AWS’ own proprietary DynamoDB managed NoSQL service with the help of DMS. In fact, DMS now supports migration of NoSQL databases in general, AWS said in a blog post. This suggests that more NoSQL databases could get official DMS support in the future. Currently DMS can work with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, and SAP ASE d... Read More
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World’s first anti-moocher shower safe is cleaning up

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By GREGORY ZELLER // With a fresh patent, a multitude of retail deals and a major announcement in the offing, it’s fair to say the Shlocker has made a splash. Staking a claim as the world’s first (and only) waterproof safe for protecting personal shower products from mooching roommates, the flagship product of 2015 startup Tula Industries LLC has streaked from from wet dream to bona fide breakthrough. Now wielding a design patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (with two utility patents pending), the Shlocker has built a healthy social media following, earned a host of international tradem... Read More
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Sci-fi writer Rob Reid and UCSF brain researcher Adam Gazzaley to speak at GamesBeat Summit

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UCSF brain researcher Adam Gazzaley will moderate a fireside chat with science fiction writer Rob reid at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. They’re a great example of how our theme captures the crossover between realms of science, science fiction, and games. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California, just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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Microsoft acquires Kubernetes experts Deis from Engine Yard

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Microsoft today announced that it has acquired the team behind Deis — which offers tools and services for working with applications packed up inside containers, many of which can run on a single physical server — from Engine Yard. In 2015 Engine Yard, a company that offers a platform as a service (PaaS) developers can use to build and run applications, acquired OpDemand, the startup through which the Deis open source software tools were first developed. Now the team is moving on to Microsoft. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “We expect Deis’ technology to make it even ea... Read More