The Eve of the Self-Driving Revolution


A decade ago, there wasn’t much talk about self-driving cars or autonomous-cars, but Toyota and Lexus were setting the stage with their self-parking cars. They aired television commercials showing how cars magically parallel-parked themselves. At the time, it seemed amazing, but that was nothing compared to what’s coming next. The self-parking revolution that spread throughout the automotive industry over the last decade is now expanding. There is more technology in cars today than ever before.

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How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) everything you say

Yes, voice technology is amazing. You can ask your phone a question. You can talk to your speaker system and book an Uber. With the right setup, your voice can lock the doors, dim the lights and change the thermostat. All across America, people are embracing their oral fixation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/01/how-to-stop-your-devices-from-listening-to-and-saving-everything-say.html

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If humans live in space, will we lose our skeletons?

Astronaut Scott Parazynski stopped by PCMag’s offices to talk about his new memoir The Sky Below, including the (possibly insane) future of human space exploration.

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Tech Q&A: Checking in on hackers, meshing your networks

We often talk about cybersecurity and how many threats are looming out there on the web, but isn’t it possible that we’ve already been compromised? How could we know? Hackers might wait for weeks or even years to use that information against us. It’s unlikely they’re going to get in touch and tell us how much personal data they’ve stolen. Luckily, there’s a website that gives you a pretty good idea of which accounts may have been hacked. You may be surprised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/21/tech-q-checking-in-on-hackers-meshing-your-networks.html

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NASA holding major press conference, will discuss 'future ocean world exploration'

NASA is holding a major press conference Thursday afternoon where it is expected to talk about new findings in the solar system, including plans for “future ocean world exploration.”

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With emoji and apps, driverless cars could become the next smartphones

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Carol Reiley, president of Drive.ai, wants cars to talk to us

One researcher says that our cars will become our home away from home as they get more sophisticated and more autonomous.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in a virtual standoff

For decades, we have seen people talk to computers in science fiction movies. Dave spoke to HAL. Michael Knight was assisted by KITT. Captain Picard directed “Computer.” The computers were smart and personable, and they (usually) did what they were told.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/24/amazon-echo-vs-google-home-in-virtual-standoff.html

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Signs and Symptoms


It’s been a rough couple of months, and we should talk about something fun and not political, but CRM-centric. I know! Let’s ask how the election influenced CRM. Seriously, there’s a nugget in there that ought to get us all thinking about business and keep our minds off that other stuff. Come on, it’ll be fun. I am not the only one who saw this, but isn’t it amazing how the pollsters got the election prediction exactly wrong? How could that be? They used modern analytics, big data, and more buzzwords than a software salesperson.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84091.html?rss=1

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AI's Moment


There recently has been an increase in the talk about bots, AI and intelligent assistants. A lot of this talk has been percolating around the industry for decades. Silicon Collar, a book by Vinnie Mirchandani, a friend and truly gifted analyst, accepts that automation might be eliminating jobs, but it optimistically holds out for the silver lining. Businesses and individuals have been taking advantage of an opportunity to build new human-mediated processes — and jobs — that leverage intelligent systems, according to Mirchandani.

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In a Political Season


Many, if not most, people I know don’t want to talk about it — the election, that is. Lots of them have views but they don’t want to share them, based on a dislike of contentiousness. Who likes conflict? There is an article floating around the Internet that I lost track of that says nobody’s mind ever changes in a heated debate about something so vital, so why engage? At least we’re not burning people at the stake for holding nonstandard beliefs the way they did in the Middle Ages.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83837.html?rss=1

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The 4 Fundamental Attributes of Customer Loyalty, Part 2


Lots of CRM vendors talk about personalization, but their idea of how to do it leaves much to be desired. They address personalization very late, using a just-in-time approach to accessing customer data to support a sales or service encounter in the moment. This certainly is important, and it achieves the goal of personalizing the encounter by producing a catalog of data points, including the customer’s history, demographics, and other relevant information that a customer-facing employee can use.

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Rethinking the Customer Journey Map


If you talk to marketers for any amount of time about what they do, you are bound to hear the term “customer journey” at some point. The go-to exercise for marketers looking to up their lead generation games today is “journey mapping,” the exercise by which you try to understand how a potential buyer navigates through content on the way to a closed deal. However, the problem with buyer journey “maps” is that they infer you have more influence than you really do, Michael Fauscette of G2Crowd pointed out at last month’s CRM Evolution conference.

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AppleInsider podcast reviews iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, new betas, FBI & more

Article Image This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Neil’s feelings about the iPhone SE. Also, we talk beta software, some of Neil’s favorite apps, and the ongoing FBI saga.

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AppleInsider podcast talks iPhone SE launch, stackable Smart Connectors, OLED iPhones & more

Article Image This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor talk about the FBI cracking the iPhone on their own, what’s inside Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE, what form a 2017 iPhone might take, and much more.

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Kalamazoo shooting suspect blames Uber app

Jason Dalton was reluctant to talk at first because, as he told police, he didn’t want to come across as a “crazy person.”


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a dad, and he's giving away most of his money

Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said they’ll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion — to good works in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/01/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-is-dad-and-hes-giving-away-most-his-money.html

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Ramping Up Tech Could Give Retailers a CX Edge


Despite all the talk about the customer journey, the increasing use of CRM, the omnichannel approach, and the seamless customer experience, stores still don’t have technology down pat for the holiday rush, according to the “2015 Connected Shoppers Report” Salesforce released last month. “Although major retailers have made investments, many are still dealing with legacy and disconnected systems that don’t recognize the virtual customer from the in-store one,” said analyst Rebecca Wettemann.

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One change that instantly makes your computer safer

Here at Komando.com, we talk a lot of about ways to keep hackers from slipping viruses on to your system. Whether it’s by avoiding suspicious attachments and links in phishing emails, keeping your browser and plug-ins updated to close security holes, or having security software installed, the name of the game is to keep threats at arm’s length.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/22/one-change-that-instantly-makes-your-computer-safer.html

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AppleInsider podcast debates Force Touch, details new iMacs, analyzes Elon Musk on 'Apple Car'

Article Image On this week’s all-new AppleInsider podcast, Nate, Mikey, Dan and Neil talk about Apple’s iMac refresh, debate the merits of Force and 3D Touch, and talk about Elon Musk’s comments on Apple and the prospects of an car from the iPhone maker. We also dismiss iPhone 6s “chipgate,” talk about successful Mac adoption at IBM, and give our thoughts on Microsoft’s Surface Book and Band 2.

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