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Fussy, hungry, or in pain? This app accurately translates your baby’s cries

Speech recognition and machine translation tools are two of the most useful everyday applications of artificial intelligence as it exists today. Both …

Machine Learning

PassProtect tells you if your password has been pwned

The right time to tell me my password has been exposed is before I use it; this extension can help.<p>By this point, it's more likely than not that at …

IT security

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Amazon's new Marketplace Appstore connects sellers to software

The app store is part of Amazon's broader push to work more closely with developers of seller tools.<p>Amazon is creating another app store, but it's not for consumers.<p>Instead, the online retail giant will for the first time put its seal of approval on a bunch of third-party apps intended for …

App Store

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Wellness

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

What Is Cryptocurrency? A Simple Guide To Understanding Cryptocurrency And Crypto News

I am constantly running into techies and entrepreneurs who have made a ton of money by investing in cryptocurrencies. I don’t usually get into something unless I’ve educated myself on it and feel very comfortable with the industry, but to be honest, I haven’t experienced this much FOMO (fear of …

Cryptocurrency

Google News has a new feature that may just pop your filter bubble

Announced at last week’s Google I/O keynote, the AI-powered Google News app officially landed today on iOS.<p>The app, which serves as a replacement for the seemingly-abandoned Google Play Newsstand on iOS devices, is excellent. It leans heavily on Google’s superb AI to surface stories you’re most …

Social Media

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

Watch Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard try to pass Velociraptor off as a 'service animal' in hilarious video

People who bring pets onto planes under the condition of them being “service” or “comfort” animals have received some flack in the news these days. …

Jurassic World

My six pack Dadbod challenge: how I got a washboard stomach in 12 weeks

Until recently, the idea of having a six pack was simply pie in the sky. Not only had I never been in possession of such a thing, I was also 36 years old with two kids and a busy job. Hopes of making my stomach resemble a washboard had long since passed. Easier (and a lot more fun) to sit back and …

Fitness

Google just slashed the price on its massive storage plans with Google One upgrade

Google's storage plans are getting cheaper.<p>The company has launched a new storage plan called Google One, which offers significantly better deals …

Google

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Stop Telling Them 3 Things That Most Parents Say

Some advice you think will help your children can actually harm them instead.<p>We want our children to be successful as possible--maybe even more successful than we are ourselves. And so we push them to give them the motivation and self-discipline that we know is a key to getting ahead.<p>This may seem …

Self-improvement

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

This App Is Destroying The Record Set By WhatsApp, Facebook

Hack:<p>Facebook and WhatsApp are apps without which, smartphone users can’t imagine their lives.<br>• However, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook, this is the …

Apps

Are We Entering The Era Of Social Shopping?

Brands are treating social media as a sales platform now more than ever. Nearly 25% of business owners are selling through Facebook and 40% are using social media as a whole to generate sales. Not only does social media influence what people buy through recommendations (23%), a fully 30% of …

eCommerce

Some madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS

Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages. But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.<p>Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones …

Mario Kart

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t …

Apps

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …

Quantum Physics

Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it. The company did so by having its AI-driven Assistant book a reservation. …

Artificial Intelligence

Google just obliterated the worst kind of phone call

Google just killed the phone call. Well, at least a certain type.<p>At its annual developer conference, Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wowed those …

Android News

Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings'

Social media platforms are using the same techniques as gambling firms to create psychological dependencies and ingrain their products in the lives of their users, experts warn.<p>These methods are so effective they can activate similar mechanisms as cocaine in the brain, create psychological cravings …

Social Media

The Man Who Cracked the Lottery

When the Iowa attorney general’s office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light - and a trail that pointed to an inside job.

Lotteries

Cartoon: You won't believe what Trump supporters see...

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Facebook

Watch Michelle Wolf's Scathing White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech

Michelle Wolf delivered a scathing speech about the Trump administration at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, where the comedian also …

Donald Trump

Trapped - the secret ways social media is built to be addictive (and what you can do to fight back)

“Social media isn’t designed with your long-term happiness in mind”<p>Ever looked up from your phone and wondered where the past 30 minutes have gone?<p>If …

Social Media

What's Next For Digital Word Of Mouth

Digital word of mouth, a.k.a. influencer marketing, is at a high-stakes crossroads.<p>It has cemented its role as an essential source of information for consumers.<p>But what happens next?<p>Will bogus reviews slowly poison the perceived value of the influencer?<p>Will brands be sufficiently motivated and …

Customer Experience

A woman left a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review—and then things got weird

When a woman in Sterling, Virginia reviewed an Italian restaurant on Yelp in late April, she had no idea the rating would lead to a nightmare …

Texas

This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Media Companies Hijack Your Attention

After you read this sentence, pause for a moment to think back on advertisements you first heard when you were a child.<p>Perhaps you recall a favorite jingle or the catchphrase of a cereal mascot. You probably can remember more than just one.<p>On this week's <i>Hidden Brain</i> radio show, we look at the shelf …

Media Industry

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …

Social Media