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Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

Autism

5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now's Growing Intelligence

<b>This is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, the CEO of Artificial Solution, a software firm that develops natural language processing (NLP) services and was established in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. Flynn joined Artificial Solutions in May 2010 to step in as CEO, replacing co-founder and board</b> …

Amazon plays hardball -- and puts the hurt on consumers

Commentary: In economic fight with major publisher, e-tail giant is sacrificing not only authors, but book buyers too.<p>If the average Amazon-loving book buyer were to go to the company's website and attempt to order a book from publishing house Hachette, they'd find everything from price increases …

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Amazon Dash Lets You Scan or Speak to Order Groceries From Home

This may look like a simple little gadget, but it’s about to turn all of your G-rated, supermarket-related fantasies into blissful realities. Yes, the ones you had when you were little and liked to “play” grocery store at home <i>and</i> the adult ones that involve the ability to stock your shelves with a …

Smart Homes

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn't Need

<i>Why?!</i><p>As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week this remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it is the second time we’ve made this exclamation in as many months after Facebook spent a seemingly ludicrous amount of money …

Meet ZenMate, the encryption startup that lets you watch Netflix & keep your privacy

The NSA spying program and the media frenzy surrounding it well and truly brought the subject of online security to the forefront of Internet users’ minds last summer. A blow for the credibility of many large Internet sites, the scandal did, however, provide a publicity boost for services …

AmEx Debuts Its Most Mobile-Integrated, Rewards-Focused Credit Card

AmEx has offered a number of different cards to consumers: The Blue Card appeals to those who like cash back options and the Platinum card is specialized for consumers who travel. There’s even a Black Card for high-net-worth individuals. Today, the company is debuting a brand-new rewards-focused …

NBC News Reporter Rescued From Waist-High Mud During California Storm Coverage

"Take a look at how deep this mud is, 4 feet in some areas," Almaguer explained while standing in a massive pool of mud that had slid from a hillside.

Google Street View case headed to court (again)

It's good news, bad news for Google. A federal appeals court agrees to rehear the Street View case but also affirms its earlier ruling that tech giant violated wiretap laws when collecting data for Street View.<p>Google's bid to dismiss a class action suit alleging its Street View program violated …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

An ode to a crowded planet and the sharing economy in 2013

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Three years ago the world reached a societal turning point: more than half of the planet’s population were living in cities. …

Crowdsourcing

Tim Cook tells employees Apple has ‘big plans’ for 2014 that ‘customers are going to love’

This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a lengthy memo to employees as a reflection of the soon-ending 2013 and the upcoming year of 2014, according to multiple sources. In the letter, Tim Cook discusses people experiencing Apple products this holiday season, the Apple products launched throughout …

Apple Has A New Way To Watch You While You Shop And It Could Soon Be Everywhere

iBeacon can give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find an item on a shelf, or it can tell you when your order is ready for pickup, or alert you to deals as you walk by them.<p>iBeacon is one of the new features of iOS 7, and Apple isn't the only one with plans to use it. As the AP's Barbara …

Major League Baseball

By Tricking the Brain, Disney’s Bringing Digital Sight to the Blind

The iconic media company that brought you "Fantasia" and the aspiring magician Mickey Mouse now has a nifty trick of its own: bringing digital sight to the blind.<p>New technologies being developed and studied by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) are expected to add new dimensions -- literally -- to …

First Windows 8.1 ad features the return of the Start button

The removal of the Windows 8 Start button last year turned out to be a hot-button issue for users of Microsoft's latest operating system. Following a range of feedback from customers, Microsoft is now preparing to release Windows 8.1 on October 18th with a Start button. The latest OS update also …

Microsoft Windows

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Angela Merkel

Like Us Network, A Pacemaker, Mark Cuban, And A Vending Machine: A Mobile Payments Journey

What is this? An ordinary vending machine you say? If that was your guess, you would be wrong, but it would be understandable why you might not notice anything special about it. That’s because, on the outside, this looks just like any other plain-Jane vending machine. No special screens or tap …

SlickLogin Aims To Kill The Password By Singing A Silent Song To Your Smartphone

The password needs to die, and SlickLogin is trying to help kill it.<p>Launching into closed beta in the Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield today, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it.<p>Here’s the idea: as a user, you’d go to whatever …

Ansa Is A Messaging App That Lets You Talk Off The Record

Ansa is a new breed of messaging app, one that allows you to be yourself. Whenever you don’t feel like sending messages that will stay on your friend’s phone, you can go off the record. Every message will be deleted 60 seconds after reading it. This is just one of many privacy features that will …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

'Feedie' App Wants You To Upload Food Photos For A Good Cause

We get it. You're going to take a photo of that delicious plate of pasta you're about to dive into. It's beautiful and you've been looking forward to it all week. You don't care if your friends are rolling their eyes across the restaurant table because you want, no <i>need</i>, to share with the world the …

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

August 30, 2013 | 9:40 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/30/tech/blocking-tv-ads-new-whack-mole/popout" …

Startups

Pinterest Adds Support For “Do Not Track” As It Begins To Personalize Its Service For Users

Pinterest announced today that it will add support for Do Not Track, the web browser mechanism that allows users to opt-out of having their personal data and activity collected by websites and third parties. It’s not the first social media company to make this move — Twitter, for example, announced …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

3D Printing

Why 3D Printing Will Work In Fashion

In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing has entered the mainstream, and it will disrupt every industry’s manufacturing processes slightly differently. Let’s talk about why it will work in fashion.<p>3D printing is not entirely new to the fashion industry, as jewelry designers have for years outsourced …

Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …