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Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using …

Artificial Intelligence

Dashlane password manager can now automatically change your password on 50 top US websites

Password managers are a great way to have strong, unique passwords for each website you access – but vital as it is these days, there’s no denying that it’s a chore to change them. Dashlane, a Mac and Windows password manager app, aims to take away the pain by doing it for you automatically across …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter glasses, a camera for input and a projector that …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Your App Is About To Get Smarter: IBM Opens Watson To Developers

Today, IBM made good on its promise from nearly a year ago to open up its famous Watson AI platform in the form of a set of APIs. Eight of them, to …

Elon Musk worries AI could delete humans along with spam

Elon Musk has made no secret of his worries about the possible destructive power of artificial intelligence.<p>The billionaire chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla Motors may be a techno-optimist when it comes to solar power, space exploration and electric cars, but he continues to express his concerns …

Artificial Intelligence

Video Walkthrough of Apple CarPlay on Pioneer Receiver Shows Siri, Phone, Maps, and More

Last week, Pioneer announced that it became the first company to offer support for Apple's CarPlay vehicle integration feature in five of its 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers through a firmware update. Now, Josh Carr of technology repair firm Fix Denver (via <i>TUAW</i>) has put together a four-part …

Google Is Now Letting You Add Polls to your Google+ Posts

Google is rolling out a new Google+ feature that allows users to add a poll to posts on the social network.<p>It’ll first be rolling out for Android devices and on the Web “over the next few days”, before being followed closely on iOS. Once live, users should see the option to insert a poll in the …

A tip for media companies: Facebook isn’t your enemy, but it’s not your friend either

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>There’s been a lot of discussion in the media-sphere lately about the risks and rewards of Facebook for media …

Demand for iPhone 6 'delays Apple's extra-large iPad'

Californian technology giant pushes back plans for an extra-large iPad so suppliers can keep up with strong demand for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus<p>Apple has reportedly delayed mass production of an extra-large iPad to give its suppliers a chance to keep up with strong demand for the iPhone 6 and …

Box acquires medical-imaging startup MedXT

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Cloud storage and collaboration provider Box has acquired MedXT, a startup that has built technology for storing and sharing …

Shazam Makes a Big Move into Interactive Radio Content

Shazam today announced it is entering a partnership with Sun Broadcast Group, a network covering over 8,000 radio stations in the US, in a bid to widen its services beyond music identification.<p>Called Shazam for Radio, the new platform will allow Shazam to create interactive content for radio …

Google chief fears surveillance scandal could ‘break the Internet’

Representatives from some of the biggest names in tech had some harsh words to say about the US government surveillance scandal on Wednesday during a meeting examining the potential ramifications of the spying activities.<p>The special event in Palo Alto involved the likes of Google chairman Eric …

Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

Google wants to make it easier and faster for customers to use its free video and voice chat service Hangouts, which is why this morning it is rolling out a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and Windows PCs. (No word yet on Mac support). The app lets you use Hangouts alongside whatever else …

Nobel Prize in chemistry honors scientists who saw beyond the limits of light

Three researchers share $1.1 million award for their work in developing nanoscopy<p>Drs. Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work in developing nanoscopy and transcending the limits of optical microscopes. The three scientists will …

YouTube star Zoella raising awareness of anxiety and panic attacks

YouTube star Zoella – aka British vlogger Zoe Sugg – has already seen her online success spawn a book deal with Penguin and a guest-presenting slot on Radio 1. Now she’s also taking a role as digital ambassador for mental health charity Mind.<p>The news was announced as Sugg launched her …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Employee Relocation Startup Move Guides Scores $8.2 Million Series A

Move Guides, a London startup that offers ‘talent mobility’ software in the cloud to help companies manage the relocation of their employees, has raised an $8.2 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Existing investor Notion Capital also participated, along with individual …

Gartner: PC shipments slip 0.5% to 79.4M units in Q3, top 5 vendors grab two thirds for the first time

The PC market is no longer falling drastically. Worldwide PC shipments, which according to Gartner dropped to an estimated 79.4 million units in the third quarter of 2014, saw only a 0.5 percent decrease from the same period last year. And the reason may come down to the strength of the top five …

Plastc: A Coin challenger appears

Just under a year ago, Coin was announced: a card shaped just like a normal credit card, but with a big difference. Users, the eponymous company promised, would be able to load all of the bank and loyalty cards on to Coin, swapping them with the press of a discreet button, then swiping the card …

FinTech

Opera Mini: Browse the Web on Samsung Gear S

A little over a month ago, Samsung unveiled its new Gear S smartwatch, a Tizen-powered timepiece capable of making calls and going online <i>without</i> leaning on a smartphone. Heck, it even promised full turn-by-turn navigation provided by the Nokia-owned HERE mapping platform. But what about an internet …

What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First

Adobe introduced a host of new apps and innovations to its Creative Cloud service today at its MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The biggest surprise was at the end of this morning’s keynote when Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen brought out Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. The two companies announced a …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Overstock.com Assembles Coders to Create a Bitcoin-Like Stock Market

Overstock.com is building software, based on the bitcoin digital currency, that could allow the big-name etailer to issue corporate stock over the …

Uber Hires Former Lyft COO VanderZanden to Spur International Growth

Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end? Not today it won't!<p>Will the ongoing Spy vs. Spy war between San Francisco ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber ever end?<p>Not today it won’t, with Uber hiring recently departed Lyft COO Travis …

Microsoft adds noise reduction to its Blink photo app for Windows Phone in pursuit of clearer GIFs

Microsoft’s Blink burst mode camera app for Windows Phone devices has been updated today with a feature specifically designed to make your GIFs look better.<p>While we took a look at Blink’s redesign and new features back in March, there has always been one small issue with using to create a moving …

SpaceX launching Seattle-area office, recruiting squadrons of Microsoft engineers

Space Exploration Technologies, the Elon Musk-owned company better known as SpaceX, has been heavily recruiting engineers from Microsoft and other …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …