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Alexa templates make it easy to craft your own skills

Amazon says creating a skill with a blueprint is as easy as filling in the blanks.<p>If you've ever thought to yourself "I wish Alexa can host trivia night" or "I'll bet Alexa can get people to laugh at my lame jokes," then you'll love Amazon's new offering. The e-commerce giant has launched Alexa …

Amazon reveals it has more than 100 million Prime members

Amazon (AMZN)has more than 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers around the world, Jeff Bezos revealed in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday.<p>Bezos has always been a little cagey about sharing Amazon statistics. This is the first time he's publicly stated how many Prime members the company has …

How you can train AI to convert design mockups into HTML and CSS

Currently, the largest barrier to automating front-end development is computing power. However, we can use current deep learning algorithms, along with synthesized training data, to start exploring artificial front-end automation right now.<p>In this post, we’ll teach a neural network how to code a …

I've owned an Amazon Echo for over a year now — here are my 19 favorite features

Mark Lennihan/AP I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015. It's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever.<p>Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time.<p>Here's what you …

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7-Eleven beats Google and Amazon to the first regular commercial drone delivery service in the U.S.

The convenience store chain has partnered with drone maker Flirtey for the ongoing trial.<p>7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience store chain, shared new numbers from its drone delivery experiment today. Seventy-seven customers in Reno, Nev., have now received items ordered from 7-Eleven delivered …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a …

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention spans and …

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Stop overthinking UX and try the coffee shop test

If you work in product development you hear a lot about user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). When people don’t really know what they are talking about, they use these terms interchangeably, along with buzz phrases like “human-centric design,” “process guided customer control groups,” and …

Unveiling the Hidden Layers of Deep Learning

In a recent <i>Scientific American</i> article entitled “Springtime for AI: The Rise of Deep Learning,” computer scientist Yoshua Bengio explains why complex …

Scientists Built a Giant Molecule That Could Fight Nearly Any Viral Infection — NOVA Next | PBS

Viruses have eluded our best efforts to fight them off. They mutate much more quickly than bacteria, and most anti-viral drugs that do keep symptoms …

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Tesla Says Model 3 Design Is Not Finalized

(Reuters) – Tesla Motors said on Tuesday the design of its new Model 3 has not been finalized, even though the electric car maker expects to begin …

Scientists Discover That Our Brain Waves Can Be Sent by Electrical Fields

Whoa.<p>Most biology students will be able to tell you that neural signals are sent via mechanisms such as synaptic transmission, gap junctions, and …

Twitter is rolling out interactive 'conversational' ads

Ugh. Just, ugh.<p>We're still not 100 percent on whether Twitter will lift its 140-character limit on public tweets, but you can bet your bottom dollar that users will soon see more -- and more in-depth -- ads on the messaging platform. Twitter announced Tuesday on its website that it will begin …

Instant Ads (Not Articles) Could Be Facebook’s Next Big Mobile Money-Maker

Ads are one of the last ways to click out of Facebook. The social network is trying to eat the Internet to keep you from ever leaving. Meanwhile, businesses know it’s tough to persuade you to interrupt your social experience by opening one of their ads.<p>Today Facebook rolled out Instant Articles to …

Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet

Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.

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Microsoft starts to open source .NET and take it cross-platform to Mac, Linux

Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company’s software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both Mac OS X and Linux.<p>In the next release, Microsoft plans to open source the …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

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GE has a plan to make futuristic 'smart homes' happen

It’s 2014 and we have drones, 3-D printing, Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, self-driving cars, wearable computers such as Google Glass, and …

Artificial intelligence is now affordable. Use it to work smarter

I’m barely old enough to have been taught how to find content the old way – using library directories and the Dewey Decimal System. Things changed quickly during my middle and high school years. By the end of it, I could do <i>almost</i> all my research from one starting point:<p>In college we were encouraged …

IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers

IBM’s grand plan for Watson, its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer, is quickly coming into focus — especially when it comes to academic and scientific research.<p>Big Blue tonight announced the Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud-based tool that will let researchers tap into Watson’s big data processing …

8 Tips for Measuring E-Commerce Ad Campaigns

<i>Jake Peterson is the head of customer success at</i> <i>Segment</i><i>, a customer data hub that lets you integrate analytics, advertising and marketing tools with the flip of a switch.</i><p>The e-commerce industry will reach $294 billion in 2014 alone, and accounts for nearly 10 percent of all retail sales according …

【8090在职场】7步教你玩转LOGO设计

编译:梁策 微博:@leongtze<p>“设计LOGO可简单了”,如果有这种想法,那就大错特错了。LOGO设计的任务是为企业提供一个可视化的身份象征,而不仅仅是把一个公司的名字随便美化一下然后放进一个方框里。LOGO设计师供不应求的背后有着深刻的原因:LOGO通常是一家公司给顾客的第一印象,而这种第一印 …