Anthony Basker

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The Zeeq smart pillow tracks sleep, plays music and more

It’s 2018, so it’s high time pillows gain a bit of technology. Rem-Fit’s Zeeq pillow is packed with the goods to, hopefully, improve a person’s sleep in various ways. Some people need music to fall asleep while others need help with snoring and analyzing sleep patterns.<p>The pillow comes in three …

Smarter Coffee Machine

The Smarter Coffee Machine aims to seamlessly improve your daily routine, easily making you coffee so fresh you’ll always be astounded by it. A …

This Pad & Quill leather MacBook bag will outlast anything you put in it

If you want to crush your shoulder, and at the same time have all your gear and gadgets within easy reach, then a messenger bag is the way to go. Less formal than a briefcase, and less sporty than a backpack, a messenger bag is stylish and practical. And Pad & Quill’s Attache messenger bag is more …

15 Content Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without

As many as 88% of B2B marketers use content marketing as part of their marketing strategy.Are you part of that 88%?If you are, you’re probably well …

Marketing

IBM’s Watson AI is learning to understand nuance and context

IBM is blazing a trail when it comes to how robots interact with humans. The company recently upgraded its Watson AI with a ‘Tone Analyzer’ service that allows it to understand nuance and tone of text. By analyzing word choice, emoji use, and context the AI is learning to understand how we talk to …

Mailroom

<b>Mailroom</b> is a desktop app for getting press. Instead of manually researching and emailing journalists to get press for your product or start-up …

Graphic Ghost

<b>Graphic Ghost</b> helps you to find free graphics, vector art, illustrations, icons, psd files, website templates, fonts and mock-ups for using in all …

Elton John invests in Qloo, a startup that analyzes your taste

Qloo, which bills itself as “the cultural artificial intelligence data platform,” has raised $6.5 million in additional funding from AXA Strategic Ventures and Elton John.<p>Yes, that’s the Elton John who co-wrote and performed “Tiny Dancer” and “Candle in the Wind.” He’s actually not the first big …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

Stanford University

Code-teaching app SoloLearn wins FbStart Apps of the Year competition

Facebook has announced its “FbStart Apps of the Year”, which is an event which recognizes the most successful apps from the global FbStart program. This year’s Grand Prize winner is <br>SoloLearn (iOS/Android] which is a free mobile-first app for anyone who wants to learn how to code.<p>SoloLearn’s CTO …

Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for U.K.-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation of Radar (Reporters And Data And Robots), snappily named software designed to generate upwards …

Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

Salesforce launched three AI tools for developers today at the TrailheaDX developer conference. These algorithms, which fall under the new Einstein Platform Services, enable third-party developers to add Einstein intelligence to applications built on top of the Salesforce platform.<p>The new services …

Keep Your Favorite Drink Hot or Cold All Day Long With Amazon's Alpha Armur Gold Box

Once you start carrying your beverages in vacuum-insulated stainless steel, you’ll never want to go back. Today only on Amazon, you can save big on …

Stainless Steel

Complete Beginner’s Guide to UX Research

In an industry devoted to the people who use our products, services, and applications, research is paramount. We ask questions. We take notes. We …

UX Design

UiPath raises $30 million to help enterprises automate repetitive tasks with software robots

UiPath, a robotic process automation (RPA) startup that’s setting out to help companies automate repetitive tasks, has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding led by Accel, with participation from existing investors, including Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures, and …

Resource Planning

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Cut The Clutter With DART, The World's Smallest Laptop Charger

<b>The Trouble With Laptop Chargers</b><p>The chargers are my least favorite thing about laptops. I get quite a few of laptops through here for testing and almost every one uses a different, proprietary charger. The chargers are usually big, ugly and heavy. Even Apple’s. When I travel, I have to bring the …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's AI can jam with you on a virtual piano

Playing music is always more fun when you have someone to accompany you. Google’s latest AI experiment aims to fill that gap with a virtual piano that can jam with you, thanks to machine learning, loads of examples from classical music and some pretty decent keyboard chops.<p>All you have to do is …

Piano