Taking Business Communication in Stride


Atlassian has announced the development of Stride, a new Slack-like workplace tool designed to streamline the communication process for business users. Stride enables teams to take action via both a smart text-based messaging service and a fully featured video and audio service. The latter functionality is made available thanks to Atlassian’s recent acquisition of Jitsi. The idea is to allow team members to convene instantly with built-in voice and video meetings that integrate conversations with collaborative tools.

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NASA launches app to inspire citizen scientists during Solar Eclipse

NASA launched its newest app this week designed to motivate the average person to be a citizen scientist during the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset will include an artificial intelligence chip

Microsoft designed an AI chip to allow its mixed reality headset to implement Deep Neural Networks without the cloud.

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Kuna outdoor smart security camera and light can stop burglars in their tracks

Kuna is a security camera built inside a porch light that is designed to protect against unwanted intruders. You can interact with visitors at your front door via your smartphone from anywhere.

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Thanks to augmented reality, this BMW art car is more than meets the eye

The latest BMW art car was designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei. She relied on augmented reality to create a new spin on BMW’s art-car series, which began in the 1975 with a car painted by Alexander Calder.

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The body's own charged molecules could power pacemakers, say researchers

Engineers have designed a new power source for pacemakers. Powered by this biocompatible supercapacitor, live-saving medical implants could be less toxic, and last last longer, meaning fewer invasive surgeries.

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Microsoft introduces new Surface Laptop, system upgrades at EDU event

Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface Laptop, which is specifically designed for college students.

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YouTube revamps Restricted Mode feature that sparked outrage over LGBT content

YouTube has made changes to its Restricted Mode, which is designed to hide objectionable content, after the feature sparked intense criticism of the video sharing service.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations


Amazon Web Services this week introduced a new set of technologies designed to pull the artificial intelligence expertise developed for its core retail business into the cloud, while expanding its hybrid cloud technologies into the field, where data services can use the IoT to access connected devices. AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled the new lineup of services at the company’s annual re:Invent conference, which drew a massive 32,000 attendees this year, demonstrating the rapid growth of Amazon’s increasingly important cloud services business.

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Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers


Microsoft earlier this week launched Teams, a new collaboration offering designed to fend off competitors to its Office 365 platform. The new chat-based workspace product brings together people, conversations and content, along with some familiar productivity tools, to facilitate collaboration on projects. “Teams are now more agile and organizational structures more flat to keep communications and information flowing,” noted Kirk Koenigsbauer, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Office.

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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks tap tech to light up smartphone screens

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will use specially designed technology to integrate smartphones into the spectacular New York City display this year.

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Polaris Defense launches new ATV for Special Operations missions

All Terrain Vehicle fan? The latest and greatest in pimped-out ATVs designed for Special Operations just got even better.

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GetHuman Hacks Through Customer Service Maze for a Fee


GetHuman last week launched a service designed to help consumers with the tangle of customer service. For between $5 and $25, one of the eight-person company’s five dedicated problem solvers, aided by bots, will call a customer service line on a client’s behalf to sort things out. The idea for GetHuman, which also offers a company phone directory service, goes back more than a decade. The problem solvers service, piloted late last year, reportedly has served nearly 10,000 people.

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