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Stressful Day? Pick One of These 5-Minute Habits to Feel Remarkably Better

Start small.<p><i>How can I relax after work? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora:</b><p>Stress …

Artificial Intelligence | The Next Web

All stories in Artificial Intelligence<p>Robot takeover stalls in worst slump for AI funds on record<p>(Bloomberg) -- Chalk one up for the humans. Hedge funds that use artificial intelligence and machine ...<p>Dani Burger<p>We should be getting paid to use Facebook and Google<p>Technology companies are making …

Finance Pros Say You'll Have to Pry Excel Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands

Eric Schiller, a software engineer in Alexandria, Va., thought the job offer sounded pretty straightforward. A boutique insurance company wanted him to bundle its various financial departments into a single, modern, shareable data platform.<p>At the time, the company’s actuaries were running their …

Wall Street

Improve your spreadsheet skills and increase productivity by mastering Excel

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Reliam raises $17 million for its managed services play

Reliam, a company that provides managed services for businesses that want somebody else to manage their public cloud deployments on platforms like AWS and Microsoft Azure, today announced that it has raised a $17 million funding round from Boston’s Great Hill Partners. Reliam says that Great Hill …

Ladies and gentlemen, one bitcoin is now worth $10,000

It seems unreal, but it's true: The price of digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has just hit $10,000.<p>The all-time-high milestone comes after a period of …

AWS rolls out AppSync to enable offline app usage

As part of its victory lap extravaganza in Las Vegas as the dominant web hosting platform, Amazon Web Services today launched a new service, AppSync, which allows applications hosted on the service to work even if they’re offline.<p>In a blog post published earlier today, the company did a brief …

An online education startup thinks it can save bankers from losing their jobs to machines

Ten years on from the global financial crisis, bankers are facing another dilemma destined to destroy tens of thousands more jobs. New technologies, particularly automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, are disrupting the world’s banking centers.<p>The attack on banking jobs has been …

Artificial Intelligence

McKinsey: automation may wipe out 1/3 of America’s workforce by 2030

In a new study that is optimistic about automation yet stark in its appraisal of the challenge ahead, McKinsey says massive government intervention …

Research

Google's AI can identify and shame shoulder surfers

Have you ever been using your smartphone in a public place and felt like another pair of eyes were watching your screen? It seems that snooping on …

600 million machines are now running Windows 10

Microsoft is providing its second Windows 10 statistics update this year, announcing that 600 million devices are now running the company’s latest operating system. The number includes PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens headsets, and even Surface Hub devices and phones. <i>GeekWire</i> reports that …

Don’t expect AWS to launch a blockchain service anytime soon

Bitcoin may be reaching for new heights, but don’t expect AWS to launch a service that’s based on the underlying blockchain technology anytime soon. During a press conference at AWS’ annual re:Invent conference in Last Vegas, AWS CEO Andy Jassy took a question on his team’s plans for a blockchain …

Alexa is arriving in Australia and New Zealand early next year

One more bit of news out of tonight’s Alexa State of the Union Keynote at AWS Re:Invent in Vegas. Amazon is finally bringing its voice service to Oceania. After several months of rumblings, the company announced today that Alexa will be arriving in Australia and New Zealand at some unspecified …

Amazon Trumpets Its Cloud Lead With N.F.L. and Other Deals

SEATTLE — The holidays are a time when there are constant reminders of how much Amazon dominates online shopping — the boxes stacking up on front porches, for example.<p>It’s also when Amazon puffs its chest out to say how big it is becoming in a different and much more profitable market: technology …

Machine Learning

There is a war for elite tech talent raging in Europe

A "Battle Royale" for the very best tech talent is raging across Europe, according to a report published on Thursday by venture capital firm Atomico.<p>There are now 5.5 million software developers across Europe, which is 500,000 more than there were last year. Germany has the most with 837,000, while …

Europe

Amazon’s Echo devices and an Aussie-speaking Alexa are heading Down Under

Ask Alexa when she’s heading Down Under and she’ll now have an answer.<p>Amazon’s line of Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers start shipping in Australia …

Smart Homes

Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030' - report

<b>Up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation, a new report from a consultancy has found.</b><p>The study of 46 countries and 800 occupations by the McKinsey Global Institute found that up to one-fifth of the global work force will be affected.<p>It said …

Online

Robot fish detects leaks in LA underground pipes

The "PipeFish" can monitor underground pipe systems for leaks and breaks.<p>Researchers are developing a robotic fish that can dive through underground …

4 Hidden Tech Tools To Make Your Life Easier

When a program or device is updated, the new and sweeping changes are the most obvious. Yet often behind these large technical upgrades are hidden hacks that can save you time and energy. These small tweaks are often the best features; they make your everyday life just a <i>little</i> bit less of a …

WeWork has big plans for Alexa for Business

Amazon is soon to announce Alexa for Business, and WeWork is one of the first partners to have hopped on the platform.<p>WeWork’s vision is to use technology to help businesses make the most out of their physical space, all while customizing that space to each individual’s personal needs.<p>The …

Alexa can now control Hulu, NBC, and more on the Fire TV

Today, Amazon and its partners updated multiple apps in the US, including Bravo, Hulu, and NBC, so that users can control playback with voice commands. You can use the Alexa Voice Remote, an Echo device, or the Fire TV remote app to search, play, pause, rewind, or fast-forward through content from …

25 million businesses now use Instagram

e0c21eb4-3b39-45bc-b66d-69a006490ef2<p>25 million businesses now use …

Obama Administration

Sony announces Alexa support for PlayStation Vue subscribers

Sony today announced PlayStation Vue subscribers can now control their TVs, hands-free, with Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa.<p>The addition is a welcome one. As good as Sony’s TV remote is, there’s nothing quite as simple as barking orders at a digital device instead. Besides, if we’re being honest, …

Turning workers into 'super workers' with robotic suits

<b>If you've watched the Iron Man film franchise, you'll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys.</b><p>But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans.<p>The military has been …

Robotics

Amazon launches Alexa for Business platform, bringing voice services to the office

Amazon is bringing its AI assistant to the workplace with a new service called Alexa for Business. The news was announced today by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels onstage during the keynote address at the AWS re:Invent conference being held this week in Las Vegas.<p>Alexa for Business will be able to place …

Smart Homes

Chinese social media giant Weibo is raising $700M to fund acquisitions

Weibo, the Twitter-like Chinese social network that is profitable unlike Twitter, is raising $700 million as it looks for acquisitions to continue the rocket ship growth its business has seen in 2017.<p>The Beijing-based company, which is listed on the NASDAQ with a current market cap of $21 billion, …