5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much attention. An all-terrain patrol bot? How about a trash bin that can sort pop cans for you? And, an autonomous patio shade that learns how to adjust itself.

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Helpshift VP Tushar Makhija: Not All Customers Will Help You Make Money


“As services are getting more and more mobile, service needs to get mobile as well,” said Tushar Makhija, vice president of revenue at Helpshift. “If you look at customer service over the last 10 to 15 years, first it was all about average handling time. If you grew quickly as a business, you needed to stack up a call center. The next five to six years were all about self-service, so technology started building up. Today, it is not about time-to-resolution or handling time. It is all about the time-to-cure.

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Microsoft Introduces Surface Book 2 With GTX 1050, 1060 Options

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Microsoft has introduced a new version of its Surface Book 2, with more powerful GPUs and new Intel processors.

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Microsoft built a trio of treehouse for its employees on its Washington campus

According to research, people can gain more focus and creativity by being exposed to outdoor settings. So Microsoft has builtbuilt treehouse workspaces for its employees, aspart of the company’s growing “outdoor districts.”

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Facebook is continuing the fight against fake news with a new button

Intended to help individuals make more informed decisions about the types of news that they read, share, and ultimately, believe, Facebook’s new “i” button will give readers additional information about the source.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/09/facebook-is-continuing-fight-against-fake-news-with-new-button.html

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Transforming robot can swim, walk or glide

Thanks to special exoskeleton outfits, a tiny transforming robot can now become more than meets the eye. Once outfitted with the plastic exoskeletons, the small bots– dubbed Primers– are able to swim, walk, roll, sail and glide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/transforming-robot-can-swim-walk-or-glide.html

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Atari's new console does much more than just video games

Atari has released more details about its upcoming video game console — and it’s a long way from the pioneering 2600 model that made Atari famous in the 1970s.

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Cutting the cord? How to pick your streaming services

“Cut the cord.” It sounds so freeing, doesn’t it? No more paying exorbitant fees for hundreds of channels you never watch. With streaming services, you can watch whatever, whenever, wherever. Pretty great, right?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/17/cutting-cord-how-to-pick-your-streaming-services.html

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Apple's iPhone 8 release is coming later than expected

The good news is that we only have to wait a few more days before Apple introduces the iPhone 8, a device that will arguably introduce more new features than any other iPhone release in history.

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3 insider tips to enjoying podcasts

More than a century after the radio was invented, people are still using it for news, entertainment and passing the time on long trips. I know this firsthand: I host a national talk show that’s broadcast on more than 400 top radio stations across the U.S. and on Armed Forces Radio internationally.

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SEALS, Tucano planes and more than 3,300 pounds of weapons

With more than 3,300 pounds of weapons, the fierce Super Tucano can swoop in to unleash hefty firepower from above and save lives of warfighters on the ground.

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SanDisk Breaks Storage Record With 400GB microSD Card

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A new microSD card delivers far more storage than previously available, with support for full HD videos and photos.

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This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen

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A new steampunk case mod more than a year in the making is easily the most impressive build we’ve ever seen. The hardware inside isn’t pulling any punches, either.

The post This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254848-steampunk-chassis-amazing-case-water-cooled-rig-weve-ever-seen?source=Computing

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Mayweather vs McGregor: 2.9 million viewers watched fight on pirated streams, says security firm

The much-hyped fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor reached more than 2.9 million viewers via pirated streams, according to data from digital security expert Irdeto.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/30/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-2-9-million-viewers-watched-fight-on-pirated-streams-says-security-firm.html

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

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New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Movidius’ new Myriad X packs a specialized deep neural network engine, more of the company’s vision processing SHAVE CPU cores, and expanded interconnect support, all while sticking to the Myriad 2’s power consumption.

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Has Marketing Automation Started Making Sense?


B2B marketing automation has a long way to go, suggest the results of a recent survey of more than 350 marketing professionals. Act-On Software commissioned Econsultancy to conduct the research for its State of B2B Marketing report released last week.
Only 51 percent of respondents said the CMO or equivalent took a keen interest in marketing automation, and just 37 percent said the issue got executive support outside the marketing department. Marketing automation “is a rapidly evolving industry,” noted Meg Columbia-Walsh, CEO of Wylei.

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