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Microsoft looks to bots to make employees more productive

Microsoft is continuing its quest to try to make workers more productive via a variety of bots, including SwitchBot and Calendar.help.<p>Microsoft is …

Artificial Intelligence

Night-time photography: 10 tips for photographing after dark | Travel Feature

5. Invest in a tripod<p>For long exposures, you need to keep your camera as still as possible and best way to do this is with a tripod. They come in an …

Landscape Photography

Why Chatbots are Poised to Revolutionize Tech Support

Providing a more affordable and superior support experience with chatbots.<p>At present, the easier question to answer is ‘How are chatbots NOT poised …

Chatbots

Microsoft now offers public courses for building AI skills

Microsoft has added an AI track to its Professional Program courses. The track is open to the public and is comprised of nine online courses -- each of which take eight to 16 hours to complete -- as well as a final project. "The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to …

Online Education

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Children (So Good You'll Print Them)

Capture unforgettable family moments with these expert tips.<p>Yes, I’m a photographer. Yes, I love photographing people. Yes, I’m all about capturing …

Mobile Photography

Siri development reportedly mired in drama, incompetence, denial

Very few, even Apple’s staunchest fans, will probably deny that Siri has become a lost opportunity. The first to arrive and popularize the …

This Is the First Country to Adopt a Cryptocurrency As Its Official Currency

The cryptocurrency will have equal status with the U.S. dollar.<p>(MAJURO, Marshall Islands) The tiny Marshall Islands is creating its own digital …

Cryptocurrency

3 Surprising Benefits of Chatbots (No Creep Factor Required) - Copyblogger

When you hear the word “bot,” what goes through your head?<p>For me, it’s a toss-up: Election sabotage, death threats on Twitter, or the Cybermen.<p>Not an …

3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Still Double

Hint: None of them is bitcoin.<p>What we as investors witnessed from cryptocurrencies last year is something that may not be duplicated again. A single …

A top Coinbase exec explains the master plan to turn the $1.6 billion cryptocurrency exchange into the next Google

Coinbase is one of the hottest startups in tech — and with good reason. The cryptocurrency exchange hit $1 billion in annual revenue as this year's bitcoin mania sent the popular digital coin surging up to almost $20,000, before it came back down.<p>With a reported 10 million customers served on the …

Computer Science

Microsoft readies Python, Java support for its bot-building framework

Microsoft may be ready to rev up (again) its conversation as a service strategy, with new additions to its bot-framework toolset.<p>Two years ago at its …

38 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Don't Want To Miss

The best wedding photography draws you in, and these images are no exception.<p>Every two months, Fearless Photographers ― a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography ― unveils a new collection of award-winning images. Over 9,300 images were submitted for their latest …

Can Chatbots Help Us Do Time Sheets? – Chatbot’s Life

“Have you done your timesheets?” If you’ve ever worked in a service company, the question is sure to send shivers down your spine. Timesheets are the …

Top 14 Chatbot Building Platforms of 2017

Chatbots are becoming more commonplace on platforms like Facebook messenger, Slack, Whatsapp and even within company websites and apps. Some brands …

Chatbots

Are Your Chatbot Initiatives Underperforming? Chatbot Silos Are Likely The Reason

Chatbots are the new apps — and no, that's not hyperbole. According to a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, Drift and myclever, consumers …

Chatbots

Take The Long-Exposure View | Sony

There’s nothing that I like more than taking long exposure photographs during the day. Why? Because they transform the world, and because you never …

Landscape Photography

Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail loses $170 million

One of the biggest problems with cryptocurrency exchanges is that they're a juicy, enticing target for high-tech criminals. Case in point, Italian exchange BitGrail, which lost $170 million worth of Nano tokens, a little-known digital coin previously called RaiBlocks. BitGrail is the second …

The 22-year-old founder of a cryptocurrency worth $5 billion tells us what it's like to run a crypto company as the market goes wild

LONDON — How can you make plans for a business when you don't know how much it has in the bank?<p>"Today it's like $300-400 million or so — probably less so now," says Dominik Schiener when I spoke to him on Monday.<p>Schiener is the chairman of the IOTA Foundation, the not-for-profit set up to develop …

Cryptocurrency

There are a dozen ways to order a coffee. Why do dumb bots only allow one?

If bots are going to live up to their hype, we have to move beyond the fixed decision trees and pre-defined scripts.<p>Last week, Mikhail Larionov from …

How to buy a camera in 2018

Smartphones have replaced dedicated cameras for most folks, but weirdly, that's a good thing for photography lovers. With fewer boring point-and-shoots, manufacturers are focusing on building incredible cameras like Sony's RX100 Mark V compact, the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless and Nikon's high-end, …

Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say

Prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may never stabilize, and digital tokens risk simply ending up being a bubble.<p>Using mathematical modeling …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft is trying to poach Dropbox and Google customers with free OneDrive deal

OneDrive for Business is free for up to three years for customers with existing contracts at competing services<p>Microsoft is trying to court business customers of competing cloud services by offering its own products for free in a new promotion starting today. The deal, which remains active until …

Customers

Meet 'The Wolf of Crypto Street,' an Ohio teenager who used his entire savings to become a cryptocurrency millionaire

When Eddy Zillan started trading in cryptocurrencies three years ago, he was 15 — too young to open an account on the trading platform Coinbase, which requires its users to be at least 18 years old.<p>But Zillan glossed over the site's terms of agreement and opened an account on Coinbase and another …

Cryptocurrency

Photo Gallery: Travel Photo of the Year 2017 winners

Active: Runner-up<p><b>Location:</b> Soca Valley, Triglav National Park, Slovenia<b><br>Photographed by:</b> Rachael Tailford<b><br>Camera settings:</b> Panasonic DMC-G10, 14-42mm …

Bitcoin Dips Below $7k Amidst News of China’s Full Ban of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Bitcoin (BTC) hit a new multi-month low on Monday, Feb. 5, dropping below $7,000 for the first time since the middle of November 2017.<p>According to …

An intelligent approach to building your AI practice

While seeing how partners build out and customize <i>any</i> technology for their customers always intrigues me, I’m particularly fascinated by how AI will …

Mind-Blowing Winning Photos Of 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photography Contest

The 2017 SkyPixel Aerial Photo Contest is the most prominent aerial photography contest worldwide. They have different categories like Landscape, …

Photography

99+ Photos That Will Show You The Cultures of the World

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their people from different cultures photos in the Cultures Of The World Photo contest with chances to …

Ledger Addresses Man in the Middle Attack That Threatens Millions of Hardware Wallets

Security<p><b>Hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, which sold over one million devices last year, has alerted its users to a major attack vector that’s</b> …

Information Security

Crypto Rich and Paranoid: Threats Prompt Radical Security in Bitcoin Land

"Grumpynitis," as he's known on Reddit, figured he had taken every precaution he needed to protect his crypto assets.<p>After all, he worked as a …

Bitcoin