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Mall of America Launches Interactive Holographic Elf For The Holidays

5 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

It is not uncommon for malls to decorate themselves heavily for the holiday season. Some even pride themselves for winning competitions for having the best decorations, and for...
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Amplification bots used to raise the popularity and legitimacy of Twitter posts

5 days ago   |   Beta News

Earlier this year we looked at Duo Security's research into Twitter bots which focused on fake followers. The company has now published some further research looking at...
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The best robot toy gifts 2018

The best robot toy gifts 2018

6 days ago   |   Tech Radar

Coding is an essential skill, but it can seem pretty dry to kids if they only see their creations on a screen. That's why programmable robots are so popular, letting young...
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Customer support: How bots and automation are reaping outsized dividends for brands

Customer support: How bots and automation are reaping outsized dividends for brands

8 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Contact centers will shrink by 50% in the next 3 years as routine tasks are automated by bots that offer an 8.6% increase in profit margin per customer.
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Deep learning Slack bot Meeshkan wins Slush 100 startup competition

Deep learning Slack bot Meeshkan wins Slush 100 startup competition

11 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Meeshkan was named winner of the Slack 100 startup competition for its Slack bot that helps engineers manage, pause, and tweak machine learning models.
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How Kayak is pioneering AI-powered voice assistant innovation

How Kayak is pioneering AI-powered voice assistant innovation

13 days ago   |   VentureBeat

With AI-powered voice assistants taking over homes and phones, it's time to not just keep up with customer expectations, but figure out how to exceed them.
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Deep Thoughts, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Deep Thoughts, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

17 days ago   |   Tablet Magazine

Twitter is bad. This is both a truth and a truism, a fact so well-established that it has become trite-the kind of banality that gets spat out thousands of times an hour on...
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Customer Service Reps Could Be Seeing What You Type Before You Send It

Customer Service Reps Could Be Seeing What You Type Before You Send It

18 days ago   |   Ubergizmo

We're sure that many of us have visited websites that have built-in chat applications where you can actually talk to a customer service rep if that's what you prefer, versus...
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Enabling better patient care with AI automation

Enabling better patient care with AI automation

18 days ago   |   Tech Radar

Thanks to Hollywood blockbusters like iRobot and The Terminator, many of us believe that Artificial Intelligence is all about robots. While there are examples of this, like the...
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Amazon awards Alexa Prize for conversational bots to Gunrock team from UC Davis

Amazon awards Alexa Prize for conversational bots to Gunrock team from UC Davis

20 days ago   |   VentureBeat

Amazon today awarded the Alexa Prize to the makers of Gunrock. More than 1.7 million Echo users spoke with social bots by saying "Alexa, let's chat."
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"API bug" allegedly caused third party apps to have access to photos from...

"API bug" allegedly caused third party apps to have access to photos from 6.8 million Facebook users

Just when you think that Facebook might get its act together and respect the privacy of its subscribers, something happens to make you wonder what is really going on with the... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 6th Grade Math Practice, DiscountApp and Dr. Panda...

Today's Apps Gone Free: 6th Grade Math Practice, DiscountApp and Dr. Panda Racers

Prepare for standardized testing, determine tax and discounts, and design and race on custom tracks with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to... Read more ...

HQ Trivia and Vine cofounder Colin Kroll dead at 35

HQ Trivia and Vine cofounder Colin Kroll dead at 35

Colin Kroll, the cofounder of HQ Trivia and Vine, was found dead in New York City this morning. His death is being investigated as a possible narcotics overdose. Read more ...

Save over 30% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today

Save over 30% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today

Carry all the things. Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering over 30% off Timbuk2 backpacks and messenger bags. You can choose from eight different styles. These would... Read more ...

Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

Lawsuit alleges Apple's iPhone XS marketing images deceptively hide the notch

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple this week by a man and women claiming prominent iPhone XS and iPhone XS marketing photos on Apple.com are overly deceptive in hiding the... Read more ...

This week's top stories: Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo, a major...

This week's top stories: Apple Music launches on Amazon Echo, a major Philips Hue update, more

In this week's top stories: A closer look at the Apple Watch Series 4's Heart Rate app, aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing, Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 and watchOS 5.1.3 to... Read more ...

EBay's sitewide sale offers up to 15% off everything today only

EBay's sitewide sale offers up to 15% off everything today only

Don't miss your shot! Today only, eBay is taking up to 15% off your order when you enter promo code PICKUPSALE during checkout. This code can save you a maximum of $75 off your... Read more ...

Today's sale on board games and more is perfect to get the family together

Today's sale on board games and more is perfect to get the family together

Don't miss your turn at grabbing these at some of their best prices ever. Board games, card games and the like are an easy way to get the family all in the same room for the... Read more ...

Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Enlarge / Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California... Read more ...

Flash deal: Apple's urBeats3 earphones are on sale for just $40

Flash deal: Apple's urBeats3 earphones are on sale for just $40

Last year's Apple urBeats3 earphones are on sale at Best Buy as part of the retailer's 3-Day Gift Sale deals. Since the promotion started on Friday, you'll only be able to... Read more ...