Elon Musk facing growing chorus of critics on 'evil' artificial intelligence

Despite Elon Musk’s continued warnings, evil machines won’t take over the world, two experts said this week.

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Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption


Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things. Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry. However, mass market adoption depends on clear and compelling value propositions that appeal to the masses when they seek a solution for a personal use case. Several challenges exist to meet those demands, and new use case options will impact the smart home segment.

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Top CRM Blogs of 2016: Countdown, Part 1


In a year when it seemed that CRM continued to blur into other technologies — artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, analytics, predictive tools — there was no shortage of things to blog about. However, only a few bloggers really captured what was going on in CRM in 2016 and reflected the evolution of the technology in their own unique ways. Doing that is a great way to land on our list of the 20 Best CRM Blogs, which looks back on a year of writing on the subject of CRM — not just CRM, the technology, but CRM, the discipline.

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Apple Earnings Sag on Lower iPhone Price Points


Apple on Tuesday reported lower earnings in the third-quarter as the global saturation of smartphones continued to put pressure on its core iPhone business. However, officials remained upbeat. The company reported stronger-than-expected metrics and has been able to grow its software and services business while expanding into key overseas markets. Apple reported net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 a share, in the third quarter, compared with 10.7 billion a year ago. Revenue fell to $42.4 billion, compared with $49.6 billion a year ago.

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Apple's digital helper, Siri, needs help

In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its WWDC this week. But will it be enough?

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PC market continues to drop as Skylake, Windows 10 fail to spark recovery

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The PC business continued collapsing this past quarter, with sales falling to 2007 levels. While that still means 60 million PCs shipped, a nine-year decline isn’t something to be pleased about.

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Apple grows to 7.4% of worldwide PC market as Windows continues to cede share to the Mac

Article Image Apple continued to grow overall Mac marketshare during the March quarter as most leading Windows PC makers suffered significant setbacks, according to the latest research data from Gartner and IDC.

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This week on AI: FBI demands NYC iPhone unlock, 9.7" iPad Pro review, iPhone 6s security fix & more

Article Image The FBI and DoJ’s interest in unlocking and decrypting iPhones continued to be a central theme, but Apple meanwhile fixed a security vulnerability in the iPhone 6s, and saw healthy sales of its latest iPhone model: the 4-inch iPhone SE.

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Apple celebrates 40 years of business with ad-inspired music playlist

Article Image Apple continued its 40th anniversary celebration Tuesday with the release of a new Apple Music playlist that collates songs featured in and inspired by the company’s colorful advertising history.

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Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

Article Image In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.

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Apple TV adds new app categories, advertises Tim Cook's ABC interview in tvOS App Store

Article Image As part of continued efforts to build out the nascent tvOS platform, Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on new Apple TV App Store categories, while touting CEO Tim Cook’s recent interview with ABC concerning the company’s legal fight against FBI data decryption requests.

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Intel Reports Progress in Achieving Diversity


Intel this week released a new report showing some major improvements and continued challenges in its effort to achieve workforce diversity, and challenged rival companies to show their cards. The report comes a year after Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pledged to make improvements amid a sea of criticism about the industry’s domination by young white males. He announced a plan to spend $300 million to achieve certain goals in making Intel’s workforce more diverse, including reaching “full representation” in hiring by the year 2020.

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Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby data to Maps

Article Image As part of Apple’s continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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2016 expected to be a big year for Apple's MacBook lineup, upgrades to arrive in coming months

Article Image Continued growth for the MacBook lineup — particularly in enterprise markets — will be a bright spot for Apple in 2016, further bolstered by an update in the first half of the year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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CLSA reports strong, resilient demand for iPhones in China at the expense of Huawei, Samsung

Article Image Hong Kong broker CLSA reports a continued “loyal following” for Apple in China, noting that half of smartphone buyers intend to buy from Apple, compared to slipping interest figures for Huawei, Samsung and Xiaomi.

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PC sales fall to lowest level since 2007, analysts hope for 2016 recovery

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The PC market continued to decline in 2015, with sales down roughly 9%. Analysts are hoping the tide will turn in 2016.

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Apple stock closes first negative year since 2008, but Wall Street upbeat

Article Image Despite record-breaking quarterly earnings and continued market growth in the face of withering industry headwinds, Apple stock closed out 2015 down for first time since 2008, though analysts remain positive on the company’s near-future prospects.

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IDC expects Apple's iPhone to handily outpace a slowing global smartphone market in 2015

Article Image Citing continued consumer demand for the latest models, IDC on Thursday said it expects Apple’s iPhone shipments will post 17.3 percent growth across 2015 — nearly doubling the performance of the overall global smartphone market.

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