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GUEST: With the announcement of funding for AI-driven DigitalGenius last month, artificial intelligence, and particularly Natural Language Processing (NLP), have been making headlines recently. Customer service powered by NLP? Computers conversing with...
From: VentureBeat | By: Ben Cheung, Genee | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Apple Watch can be a handy tool for parents
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The communications watchdog is prepared to “take reactive measures” against the emojis if they constitute a threat to Russian children...
From: Time | By: conalurquhart | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, we helped gamers get the most out of Windows 10, we celebrated 2005’s best games, and we showed how digital entertainment is helping veterans. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of...
From: VentureBeat | By: Mike Minotti | Friday, July 31, 2015
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People all over the world adore Apple’s phones, tablets, and computers, but they quite emphatically do not like the charging cords for those devices. People discuss the failings of these peripherals everywhere online, from product review pages to support...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Enjoy your day folks. International Politics Overall – Journalist Patrick Cockburn joins The Real News to talk about Turkey’s role in the West’s fight against the Islamic State and the potential of it to jeopardize the situation – The Pentagon...
From: Firedoglake | By: Brandon Jordan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There are many explanations for what's been driving the US stock market, which is up by a whopping 215% from its March 2009 low. In a note to clients on Monday, Deutsche Bank’s Chief Strategist Binky Chadha argued that one dominant force was the shrinking...
From: Business Insider | By: Corey Stern | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The new Windows 10 feature that enables users to bypass wi-fi passwords has ignited a huge debate over whether it’s a good idea. In a nutshell, it allows users to log on to a wi-fi network without the password if that person is in their contacts. In...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Annie Keller | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Hello, blue-bubble friends. Ready to master iMessage, Apple's texting messenger? You've come to the right place. Read on for the iPhone texting tips and tricks you might not know about! Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Grace Hitchcock...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Nguyen | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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There are a lot of resources on the web that let people save and organize the content they find online, and they all have their own angle and unique functionality. Marketers can use bookmarking in new and innovative ways to build a brand. Let's take...
From: TV Squad | By: Debra Carpenter | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Even though most hate movie previews, we think it's safe to say that more would welcome Pixar shorts before their feature than not. Disney's latest short, Lava, is a heartwarming musical tale that spans millions of years. And now, viewers can watch two...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Yi | Friday, July 31, 2015
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BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's...
From: Business Insider | By: Edward Taylor and Julia Love | Friday, July 31, 2015
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At first glance, the story of veteran technology product design expert Steve Jacobs could be told as a version of “David and Goliath.” But in this case, it’s a bit more like “David and Two Goliaths.” With his startup smartwatch company, San...
From: Xconomy | By: Bernadette Tansey | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, which makes the popular Firefox web browser, called out Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an open letter because Microsoft's new version of Windows makes it exceedingly difficult to change your default web browser. "[Windows...
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Apple Apple Music, the tech giant's streaming service, launched June 30. Apple Music, the streaming service launched in late June, was supposed to be the company’s simple solution to music: you pay, and can stream the music you want from a robust library....
From: Popular Science | By: Dave Gershgorn | Friday, July 31, 2015
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An updated model of the Apple TV was initially set for announcement back at Apple's WWDC event in June. But the New York Times reported before the conference that the new Apple TV wasn't ready yet, and the announcement would be delayed. We're now approaching...
From: Business Insider | By: Antonio Villas-Boas | Friday, July 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple may generate nearly 70% of its revenue from the iPhone but the tech giant is still intent on winning the living room, a sign that its ambitions go much further than the device in your hands. By combining functions such as...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia and Meg Garner | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Apple (AAPL) shares are down $1.10, or 0.9%, at $121.27, despite getting a new bit of positive coverage from the Street this morning, from Nomura Equity Research’s Jeffrey Kvaal, who took over coverage from Stuart Jeffrey, who had had a Neutral rating...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The next Apple TV will be launched alongside the next generation of iPhones in the autumn, paving the way for a digital TV subscription service in the near future, according to reports...
From: Telegraph | By: Rhiannon Williams | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Apple touch panel suppliers are reportedly ramping up shipments of Force Touch modules in preparation for the launch of a next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor....
From: Apple Insider | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We keep hearing things like "human-curated" and "machine listening," but what does it actually mean for you?Brian Whitman landed at Spotify just in time. The MIT Media Lab alum and machine listening expert joined the product team at Spotify early last...
From: Fast Company | By: John Paul Titlow | Friday, July 31, 2015
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According to a new report on Buzzfeed, the long-awaited update to the Apple TV will finally be unveiled next month, at the fall event where the Cupertino giant usually rolls out its new iPhone range. Decked out with Apple's A8 system, an improved remote...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Apple’s iPhone 7, is it coming in September? Sorry, according to some trusted sources the iPhone 7 will not make a surprise appearance, but expect something big from Apple in the form of the iPhone 6s. Will Apple release the next generation of the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ernest Shepard | Friday, July 31, 2015
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For developers, allowing the public to evaluate apps before general release is paramount -- it helps weed out the bugs that could derail an otherwise successful launch. Both Apple and Google offer the capability, but TestFlight features have only bee......
From: Play Savvy | By: Matt Brian | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Why are so many futurists men? And what does that mean for the direction we’re all headed?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Rose Eveleth | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Financial Services, Consumer Protection Craig McBeath/Alamy By Lisa Gerstner Devotees of rewards credit cards, take note: You may not be getting your full allotment of points for purchases made through...
From: Daily Finance | By: Kiplinger | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Filed under: Technology, Apple, Earnings, Walt Disney, Investing APNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the leading smartphone maker winning over a welcome yet controversial convert and a...
From: Daily Finance | By: Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Friday, July 31, 2015
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NEW YORK Real Money -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on: Why he can't take the long view on China's...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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There are times when I want my smartphone to be a phone, and the iPod Touch has reminded me of that. Of course it connects over Wi-Fi, the use of FaceTime and iMessage allows for phone-like communications, and with it running iOS 8 it is clear to see...
From: Forbes | By: Ewan Spence | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Texas man uses Find My iPhone app to pinpoint the position where his device fell into a field during flight to HoustonA Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell 2,835 metres (9,300 feet) during a flight from...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There’s no menu at Shuko. You can either get a lot of sushi, which is the omakase option, or slightly less sushi along with some “composed” dishes, the kaiseki. Either way, most of it is prepared and delivered over the counter by Jimmy Lau or Nick...
From: New Yorker | By: Amelia Lester | Friday, July 31, 2015
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How much food does it take to keep a 330 pound man going through workouts, practices, and team meetings? A lot! Here is a look at what the Chargers are eating at the Bolts training camp. The State of Football Nutrition Training camp and the nutrition...
From: Bolts from the Blue | By: SDNativeinTX | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The music business tends to repeat itself. Conversations that seem completely intertwined with new technologies mirror those over earlier developments. Read Adrian John's Piracy, for example, and see how closely the file-sharing debate followed the one...
From: Techdirt | By: Parker Higgins | Friday, July 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the past five years, the S&P 500 has averaged a 2.5% decline in the month of August.  But forget August -- investors shouldn't have much to worry about for the rest of the year if the Federal Reserve holds off on hiking...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Sometimes bad things happen to good economies. Take Finland. Its schools are among the best in the world, its government is among the least corrupt, and, for rich countries, its public debt is among the lowest.  But despite the fact that the fundamentals...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt O'Brien | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The beacon — a low-cost device that retailers can attach to store shelves or walls to communicate with customer smartphones — is coming into its own. Beacon programs are quickly moving out of beta phase and becoming an integral part of the retail...
From: Business Insider | By: Cooper Smith | Friday, July 31, 2015
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You've already seen elaborate iPhone 6S (or 7?) concept art, but this version by German site Computer Bild is downright impressive. Complete with a glowing Apple logo - à la older-generation MacBooks - and a button that blends with the rest of its wide...
From: GeekSugar | By: Brinton-Parker | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Abdel Ibrahim makes the case for Apple to make a “smart scale”: Over the past two years, we’ve seen Apple talk about Health over and over again. The conversation started with the Health app on iPhone and then got amplified with the introduction...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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If you've wandered the aisles of Target in the past week or so, you're probably getting back-to-school jitters just as I am. I went in to purchase additional sunscreen for our Summer weekends at the beach only to find the sunscreen, beach umbrellas,...
From: LilSugar | By: Rebecca-M-Gruber | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Apple will announce a new version of its Apple TV streaming box this September, during the same event it typically announces new iPhones, according to a Buzzfeed report that cited an anonymous source close to the company In classic Apple fashion, the...
From: Mashable | By: Ronald Chavez | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Motorola's flagship phone has gotten bigger every year – to the point where this year's Moto X Style (or "Pure Edition" in the U.S.) is more a rival to the iPhone 6 Plus than to the smaller iPhone 6. Let's break down how the two phablets compare......
From: Gizmag | By: Will Shanklin | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Truth be told, we were a little disappointed when we didn’t get a new Apple TV announcement during WWDC in June, but it looks like Apple is finally blowing the dust off its old streaming media device.According to BuzzFeed, Apple is planning to announce...
From: Macworld | By: Oscar Raymundo | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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If you thought that the lack of a new Apple TV during the company's last developer conference would put a halt to the rumors then... you must not have been paying attention for the last few years. Buzzfeed sources say a revamped set-top box will arri......
From: Play Savvy | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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As a suburban-born 20-year-old college student, living in the heart of the West Village of New York City for a whole summer is probably the best thing that ever happened to me. Thanks to my wonderfully cool, kind, and generous aunt who, for some crazy...
From: AOL Television | By: Susan Kaufman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Samsung will be "adjusting" prices for the S6 and S6 Edge to maintain sales growth, the company said Thursday after reporting that net income, excluding minority interests, fell to 5.63 trillion won ($4.9 billion) in the three months ended June. That...
From: Ad Age | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Deflategate is so big, it makes it to the Apple Byte. New iPad and Apple TV rumors and the newest processor and memory tech is worth waiting for....
From: CNET | By: Brian Tong | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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September is going to be a big month for Apple. The company is not only likely to unveil new versions of its iPhone 6, but it will also introduce a long-awaited update to its Apple TV, BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. According to BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski,...
From: Business Insider | By: Tim Stenovec | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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