Andrew Sidel

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Google Maps vs Waze: Which Is Better for You?

Wondering which mapping app to guide you through your next journey? Google Maps is far and away the world's favorite, but savvy drivers also talk up …

Ridesharing

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, the 28-year-old cofounder and CEO of …

Startups

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

We Say: The band members, four liberal-minded musicians who have called purple-state North Carolina their home since they formed in 1989, wrote all …

North Carolina

Here's How to Tell if a Hilarious Joke Was Actually Written by an AI

One portion of defeated pasta nachos, please.<p>If you spent time on social media today, you probably came across that script for an Olive Garden …

Artificial Intelligence

CryptoKitties, Which Is Like Beanie Babies on the Blockchain, Seems to Be Crashing

Axiom Zen’s CryptoKitties, which is essentially a digital version of Beanie Babies based on the Ethereum blockchain, sucked in a massive amount of …

Cryptocurrency

Could AI Predict Your Chores and Do Them For You?

Artificial intelligence might scare some people, but for others, it can make their lives so much easier. AI can even predict our future and …

Artificial Intelligence

This is the Secret Trick Carmakers Allegedly Use to Get You To Pay More (It's Really Quite Clever)

Did you ever suspect?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How often do you look at your car repair bill and understand all the costs?<p>How often do you look at all the numbers and marvel at just how expensive a new radiator might be?<p>At …

Automotive Industry

Ugh. I’m done with fitness trackers, and so is the world

I own a drawer full of fitness trackers and used to love tracking my workouts. It was fun, adding a geeky element to something entirely un-geeky. If …

Fitness Technology

Was that script written by a human or an AI? Here’s how to spot the difference.

If you spent time on social media today, you probably came across that script for an Olive Garden commercial allegedly written by an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

This AI software knows what you're going to do next

For decades now we've been waiting for the robot butler or smart home that knows what we need and when, but so far we haven't come much further than digital reminders to leave for the airport and maybe follow up on an email.<p>But researchers at Germany's University of Bonn say they've taken an …

Salt Lake City

This AI can see people through walls. Here's how.

Besides artificial intelligence, you also need radio waves.<p>Radio signals coupled with artificial intelligence have allowed researchers to do something fascinating: see skeleton-like representations of people moving on the other side of a wall. And while it sounds like the kind of technology a SWAT …

Artificial Intelligence

The problem with ‘explainable AI’

The first consideration when discussing transparency in AI should be data, the fuel that powers the algorithms. Companies should disclose where and how they got the data they used to fuel their AI systems’ decisions. Consumers should own their data and should be privy to the myriad ways that …

Artificial Intelligence

Google is ramping up its plan to put its AI in the hands of doctors

Google is devoting more resources to a research project that seeks to determine whether artificial intelligence can free doctors from the laborious and time-sucking chore of taking notes during medical examinations.<p>According to a report Thursday in CNBC, Google is expanding a program called Medical …

Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind’s AI can ‘imagine’ a world based on a single picture

Artificial intelligence can now put itself in someone else’s shoes. DeepMind has developed a neural network that taught itself to ‘imagine’ a scene …

Machine Learning

Wendy's and other burger chains are slamming IHOP for its 'IHOb' rebrand

IHOP's rebrand as IHOb — the International House of Burgers — has some burger chains slamming the pancake giant.<p>Last week, IHOP, the International House of Pancakes, announced it would change its name to "IHOb," flipping the "P" to a "b." On Monday, IHOP announced that the "b" stood for burgers, …

IHOP

Five Free Apps For Mental Health And Well-Being

It is normal to be stressed, it is okay to feel worried and anxious, because it is just life. Isn’t this what we all sometimes say? Life is busy, and life is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Stress has long-term and irreversible mental and physical impact, and it is very important to …

Mindfulness

Need a Business Plan Template? Here Is Apple's 1981 Plan for the Mac.

If you want to write a business plan, Apple's plans for the Macintosh can help.<p>7 min read<p>Business plans are often composed of four parts. There is typically an executive summary, a marketing plan, a management team description and a breakdown of company finances. When Apple's Joanna Hoffman created …

Small Business

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but it has taken a while to catch on for phones. There were some definite limitations when it …

Tech Trends

Welcome To The 'Hotel Influenza': You Can Get $3500 With One Catch

The “Hotel Influenza” probably won’t appear in any of your Priceline searches for St. Louis, Missouri. If it does, then it better not charge you any money.<p>No, instead the Extended Stay Research Unit at St. Louis University’s (SLU) Center for Vaccine Development (dubbed the “Hotel Influenza” in …

Public Health

The Enterprise Marketing Disconnect that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Enterprise marketing teams have a big problem that nobody wants to talk about; they have no idea if their cross-channel campaigns have performed well or completely failed. The dilemma comes from a fundamental disconnect between analytics and business intelligence (BI) tools and the thousands of …

Marketing

Almost a quarter of Tesla Model 3 orders refunded, according to report

Despite the optimism and hope from fans for the success of the Tesla Model 3, it seems even some of its potential customers weren’t happy with the …

Tesla

Airbnb lets hosts offer their homes for future emergencies

Airbnb hosts have long had the opportunity to offer free housing during emergencies. What about making yourself available ahead of time? If you live in the right area, you're set. The home rental service is launching a pilot program that will let San Jose residents put themselves on a standby list …

Airbnb

Smartphones are doing to websites what Amazon did to the mall

Young, distracted and styled just-so, Anissa Kheloufi is part of a growing genus of Instagram junkies. As the 21-year-old flits around the Paris …

eCommerce

2018 iPhones might be cheaper than iPhone X and Siri in iOS 12 gets creepier

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday (aka WWDC) dished up a heaping portion of iPhone updates to take in. Most importantly, we can stop making predictions about iOS 12, the next operating system to come to your iPhone, because the truth is out. iOS 12 includes a new feature …

Mobile Technology

Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

Actually the baker in Supreme Court Masterpiece ruling lost, it only looked like he won

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Masterpiece case isn't the victory that proponents argue. Justice Kennedy signaled Colorado's rules will stand a future challenge if it avoids anti-religious bias.<p>Despite headlines trumpeting a win for the religious baker who declined to make a same-sex wedding …

Same-Sex Couples

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder

Norman is a disturbing demonstration of the consequences of algorithmic bias<p>For some, the phrase “artificial intelligence” conjures nightmare visions — something out of the ’04 Will Smith flick <i>I, Robot</i>, perhaps, or the ending of <i>Ex Machina</i> <i>—</i> like a boot smashing through the glass of a computer screen …

Artificial Intelligence

FOCI Biometric Wearable Designed To Boosts Your Focus

A new tiny biometric wearable device has been created by Tinylogics called FOCI, which clips to your waste and captures your cognitive states as a …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is What Happens When You Let Artificial Intelligence Get Artistic

Beauty can be anything, when the eye of the beholder belongs to an A.I. system.<p>Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is being used for everything from facial recognition software to chatbots that interact with a company's potential customers.<p>But what about the artistic side of A.I.?<p>Some researchers want …

Machine Learning