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Review: Koogeek Smart Socket adapts your existing bulbs to work with HomeKit & Siri voice control

There are many ways to add HomeKit-connected lights to your home, allowing you to turn them on and off from your phone at a tap or with your voice using Siri. You can buy special Philips Hue bulbs, change wall switches with Lutron or Elgato, or plug in lamps to a smart plug socket.<p>The Koogeek Smart …

Home Automation

Jeff Bezos outlines his methods for “high-velocity decision-making”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants his $430 billion publicly traded company to behave with the urgency of the startup it once was.<p>To make sure he acts quickly, he follows a set of guidelines for “high-velocity decision-making” he laid out in his annual letter to shareholders. He urges his employees to …

Jeff Bezos

Aukey Multiport USB-C Hub review: Packed with features, including VGA output

Business travelers used to rolling up into an unfamiliar conference room or presentation venue need to be able to plug in to whatever video option is …

USB Type-C

How constant innovation helps this tech company stay ahead

Dean Ward, co-founder of Wirral-based touchscreen kiosk specialist, Evoke Creative, explains why relentless testing and tweaking helps retain clients such as Tesco and McDonald’s.<p>Dean Ward’s next trip to McDonald’s won’t involve sneaking a double cheeseburger into his lunch break; he will be there …

Journalists should use email more — and Google and Facebook less — to reach readers

Inside CEO Jason Calacanis says email doesn’t “pervert” the news business the way Google and social media did.<p>Jason Calacanis, the founder of Mahalo and Weblogs Inc., has a new idea for saving journalism, but it’s actually an old idea: Email.<p>Over the past four years, Calacanis’s latest company …

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language

Igor Mordatch is working to build machines that can carry on a conversation. That's something so many people are working on. In Silicon Valley, …

Mobile-First? Don't Write Off The Tablet

We have all talked about a mobile-first world for a good couple of years. It has always seemed like an observation that splits the market into …

This robot interviewed lawmakers at a parliamentary session

Journalists watch out -- the robot reporters are coming.<p>Imagine a world where you'll be reading content generated by robots. It's not that far off, really.<p>Last week, Xinhua news agency sent its robot reporter, Inspire, to China's National People's Congress (NPC) session at the country's annual …

Minor League Baseball

Totango launches Zoe, a customer management Slack bot for teams

Customer success management company Totango today launched a Slack bot named Zoe. Available in the Slack App Directory, Zoe facilitates team collaboration and uses natural language understanding to answer employee questions about customer and company data.<p>The bot can answer questions about …

Chatbots

Stark Drive Affordable Folding Electric Bike Launches From $399 (video)

If you have been considering purchasing a folding electric bike but your budget has always been a little less than required, you may be interested in …

This bag of chips calls an Uber when you'e had a few too many

In 2017, a bag of chips knows when you’ve had too much to drink.<p>The bag, a creation by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, comes equipped with tech that’ll help you get home safely after having a few too many. Tostitos’ limited edition ‘Party Safe’ bag comes outfitted with a sensor connected to a …

Near Field Communication

Accenture’s 5 predictions for human-focused technology

Accenture thinks that the future of technology is centered around people. It believes that human needs will be the common thread for the rapid advance of technologies such as artificial intelligence.<p>The technology global consulting firm is releasing its annual forecast report, dubbed Technology for …

Artificial Intelligence

Nike has found a novel use for AR for marketing shoes

Augmented and virtual reality are slowly but surely being integrated into shopping experiences worldwide. At CES for example, Gap and Asus teamed up for an AR shopping app that may point toward the future of mobile shopping engagement.<p>And previously we covered Adidas and their promotion of a new …

Augmented Reality

This Startup Launched Without Titles or a Traditional Business Structure. Here's What It's Doing Now.

There's a right way to make a change.<p>This story appears in the November 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Tracy Young and her cofounders knew the construction business and computer engineering, but they didn’t know squat about organizational management. So when they launched their startup, …

Moving from virtual assistants to virtual specialists

Today, the virtual assistant landscape is exploding with innovation: New applications and new forms of interaction are constantly emerging. Although the idea of a virtual assistant is decades old, it went mainstream with Apple’s introduction of Siri. Siri was created at SRI International based on …

Chatbots

To aid marketing attribution, LeadsRx launches one tracking pixel to rule them all

If you spend money on marketing, you know the problem — figuring out which dollar, or combination of dollars, caused the customer to make a purchase so that you can determine where to spend more money.<p>But attribution isn’t easy. Most marketers struggle to say with any certainty which touchpoint or …

AdTech

Crystal ball-like robot will fill your home with sunlight

LONDON — Dr. Diva Tommei, 32, was once a Bioinformatics PhD student at Cambridge University who was spending way too much time in a dark office.<p>That …

Meet Kobi, the Roomba of lawn maintenance

As someone that hates mowing the lawn, Kobi might be my new best friend.<p>The autonomous robot uses GPS and built-in sensors to cut grass, rake, pick up leaves or plow snow. If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach to lawn maintenance, you can even take the reigns and control Kobi with a smartphone …

Color In Marketing: Choosing Colors That Convert

<b>Published Date:</b> 2016-10-05 11:13:06 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Advertising, Customer Insight, Digital Advertising, Digital Marketing, Strategic Thinking <b><br>Title:</b> Color In …

Marketing

IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain

While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark are hitting their stride at the ideal time to put data analytics in the hands of the business …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping …

Chatbots

IBM's Watson Goes From Jeopardy to Banking Buddy

International Business Machines is in an unusual fix in telling big U.S. banks they can use its Watson software of Jeopardy-winning fame as a cost-saving solution: bankers say they like it, but cannot afford it.<p>IBM is in a good company. Banks are in the fifth year of their belt-tightening campaigns …

Artificial Intelligence

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Wall Street

From its mysterious origin story to its ties to black market dealings, Bitcoin has been closely watched since its emergence in 2009. But the digital …

The Bellroy Note Sleeve Review — Tools and Toys

I’ve searched high and low for the perfect wallet <i>for years</i>.<p>About a month ago, Mike reviewed the Shinola Zip Wallet and opened straightforwardly:<p>There …

Sewing

BeastGrip Camera Phone Rig Now Available For $200

Camera phone photographers that are looking for an easy way to stabilise and add extra accessories to their smartphone while capturing that perfect …

Pat Inc. chat technology is a step in the right direction

Chatbots don’t quite understand us yet.<p>We speak, and they process our commands. With a chatbot like Yahoo Weather, you ask about the forecast in Seattle, and the bot returns an answer. Natural Language Processing (NLP) can read what you say and interpret some meaning. You don’t want to know the …

Chat startup Pypestream to advise major insurance companies

Messaging platform and chatbot maker Pypestream has established a partnership with the Insurance Thought Leadership Thursday. The company will advise Insurance Thought Leadership members on how mobile messaging and chatbots can make customer service and communication better.<p>Insurance Thought …

Insurance

3 Lessons In Innovation Every Organization Can Learn From (RED)

On the 10th anniversary of the founding of the consumer-goods-for-AIDS-relief organization that’s raised $350 million, a look back at what’s worked.<p>When Red was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver back in 2006, it was born out of necessity. The Global Fund–an organization dedicated to fighting …

Innovation

There's a new digital-only bank and its CEO says Brexit is the 'perfect scenario' to launch

Tide is launching to the public today after bagging the funding in the last few weeks. It is an unusually large funding round for a startup that has yet to launch its product.<p>The startup's investor list reads like a who's who list of London tech. Backers include: LocalGlobe, the VC firm set up by …

Entrepreneurship