Watch out, Nest — a new smart thermostat called Glas is coming for you

Microsoft just debuted its very own smart thermostat (the first that it’s created), and of course, it can be controlled via voice with Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. No word yet on pricing or availability.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/20/watch-out-nest-new-smart-thermostat-called-glas-is-coming-for.html

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Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumers


DoNotPay, an AI-based chatbot app created to help fight parking tickets in the UK, now addresses roughly 1,000 consumer concerns and is available throughout the United States as well as across the pond. The app’s creator, Stanford student Joshua Browder, announced the expansion last week. Powered by IBM Watson, DoNotPay has about 1,000 bots capable of tackling a variety of legal and service issues, ranging from fighting one’s landlord to appealing against unreasonable warranties, to getting a refund when a company doesn’t fulfill its promise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84677.html?rss=1

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Georgia Tech's 3D-printed heart valve models could be a genuine lifesaver

Researchers at Georgia Tech and the Piedmont Heart Institute have created 3D-printed heart valves designed for use in the planning of lifesaving surgeries. Here’s why they’re so exciting.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/georgia-techs-3d-printed-heart-valve-models-could-be-genuine-lifesaver.html

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Artificial intelligence can now predict if someone will die in the next 5 years

Scientists from the University of Adelaide have created an AI that’s able to look at the CT scans of patients, and predict whether they’ll live through the next five years. And that’s a good thing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/artificial-intelligence-can-now-predict-if-someone-will-die-in-next-5-years.html

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Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler: Good CRM Tools Stay Out of the Way


“CRM was originally created for the managers and bosses to report on the pipeline, and it was sold as a value proposition to the manager,” noted Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler. “What’s changing now is that CRM is becoming much more about supporting the rep — giving them the tools they need to improve their performance. It’s no longer just a tool for the boss to check in on the salespeople. If [salespeople] see the intrinsic value of the CRM tool they’re using, that motivates them.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84514.html?rss=1

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Scientists create 'lip password' that IDs users by their lips' movements

A team of researchers in Hong Kong have created the ‘lip password’, a method of biometric authentication that verifies a person’s identity by analyzing their lips’ movements and texture. The researchers have already patented the method.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/scientists-create-lip-password-that-ids-users-by-their-lips-movements.html

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'For Honor' review: A tough learning curve, but a rewarding game

There are plenty of decent medieval war-based games on the market, but Ubisoft has created one of the best titles so far with “For Honor.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/24/for-honor-review-tough-learning-curve-but-rewarding-game.html

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Apple removes The New York Times' apps from the App Store in China

Normally available in many regions around the world, news apps created by The New York Times are no longer offered through Apple’s App Store in China at the insistence of the country’s authorities, The Times reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/06/apple-removes-new-york-times-apps-from-app-store-in-china.html

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Your next car may be the most powerful computer you own

Stanley, the self-driving car that won the DARPA challenge, had racks of computers in its rear compartment
The demand for automated safety systems and autonomous driving features has created a huge appetite for extensive vision-based, AI-powered, computer systems in our cars. Maybe someday our cars will provide the processing power for our gaming rigs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237005-your-next-car-may-be-the-most-powerful-computer-you-own?source=Computing

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Researchers create working transporter, but only manage to teleport photons

Researchers have created a transporter capable of teleporting photons just under four miles. It used an entangled pair of photons and dark optic cables installed by the city of Calgary.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/26/researchers-create-working-transporter-but-only-manage-to-teleport-photons.html

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Adblock Plus Mouse Roars at Facebook


Adblock Plus on Thursday announced that the open source community had created a filter to neutralize Facebook’s latest offensive in its ongoing battle with ad blockers. Any Adblock Plus users who want to implement the workaround will have to update their filterlists manually. “For this round of the cat-and-mouse contest, looks like the mouse won,” said Ben Williams, spokesperson for Adblock Plus developer Eyeo. Facebook on Tuesday began serving up ads that circumvented desktop users’ ad blocking software.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83793.html?rss=1

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Tiny 'stingray' robot swims on light-activated rat cells

Harvard researchers have created a penny–sized stingray robot that can swim using genetically-modified rat heart cells activated by LED light.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/20/tiny-stingray-robot-swims-on-light-activated-rat-cells.html

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Social's Turning Point


Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for more than $26 billion has created quite a stir — at least in my world. Ellen Levy reported that the deal can boast a number of superlatives if you look at it right: the largest sale of a consumer Internet company in history; the largest sale of an enterprise software/cloud company in history; the third-largest sale of a technology company since 2001; and the largest acquisition ever made by Microsoft. What’s interesting to me is how poorly the social networking industry is doing overall.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83640.html?rss=1

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Man charged over revenge site so extreme his ex wants to 'disappear'

A man who created a revenge website to “destroy” his ex-wife is now in custody and facing charges of criminal harassment.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/22/man-charged-over-revenge-site-so-extreme-his-ex-wants-to-disappear.html

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