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Office 2016 arrives with features meant to take on Google (and everyone else)

Office 2016 is out of preview today, and in a sentence, it represents Microsoft's most obvious effort yet to catch up with Google Drive. Though the new release looks generally the same as the last version, it's designed for sharing and collaboration in a way that Office 2013 really wasn't. In …

Google's Eric Schmidt Takes Potshot at Apple Music in Artificial Intelligence Op-Ed

AI makes music a "much less elitist taste-making process," according to the Alphabet chairman.<p>Eric Schmidt, the current chairman of Google and soon to be chairman of Alphabet, is very fond of artificial intelligence. This should not be a surprise. Google likes artificial intelligence and likes to …

Depression is not contagious but an upbeat mood is, say scientists

Upbeat moods spread through social networks but depression does not, scientists have found<p>Sad friends will not bring you down but upbeat moods are contagious a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Warwick studied 2,000 teenagers to see if their social groups could …

Depression

Trevor Noah Debuts Cheeky, Self-Deprecating Daily Show Promo

Same chair. Different ass.<p>When <b>Jon Stewart</b> made headlines yesterday for his upcoming gig hosting W.W.E.’s Summer Slam, the phrase that cropped up over and over to describe him was “former <i>Daily Show</i> host.” That’s right, there’s officially a new host in town and he’s got his very own promo. Striding …

The stuff-finding Tile now helps you find your phone

Placing a location-tracking Tile on your stuff has become a good way to keep you from pulling up all the couch cushions in your house when you misplace your car keys. Today, Tile has introduced a new white Bluetooth-enabled white square that'll keep helping you find your stuff, but also your phone …

Minimalism

Messaging app Kik just raised $50 million to become the newest member of tech's billion-dollar unicorn club

The funding raise values the company at $1 billion, meaning it's now in the "unicorn" club of private tech companies with a valuation of at least $1 billion. To date, there are more than 120 "unicorn" companies.<p>Kik's messaging app has long been popular among teens in Canada and the US, and the app …