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Chatbots are here to stay, what the data is telling us about the people that use them

We know businesses are loving them thanks to better service times for customers and for certain problems to be solved automatically without the need for a (paid) human to jump in, but what about other statistics and interesting facts revolving around chatbots? Are people happy with them? Do they …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

UX Design in a Nutshell: How the Design Process Drives Behavior

By David ServiceUX design is an exciting, dynamic field that constantly challenges us to broaden our understanding and expertise. But constant …

15 Excellent Color Scheme Generator for Designers

Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, …

Peering Inside Google's $19 Billion Black Box

There's a $19 billion black box inside Google. That's the yearly amount Google pays to companies that help generate its advertising sales, from the …

Cortana will now interrupt your Skype chats

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype. Announced at last year’s Microsoft Build 2016 event, the assistant’s integration was also previewed when the company released an overhauled, Snapchat-inspired version of its mobile messaging app this summer. But Cortana for Skype …

Apps

These 5 iPhone Apps Prove Augmented Reality Isn't Just Hype

In a flashy presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, Apple discussed the potential augmented reality holds for the iPhone. …

9 Smart Things You Can Do With an Old iPhone

If your aging iPhone is too old or damaged to trade in for whatever you think it’s worth, here’s some good news: As long as it can still connect to a …

Apps

Uber No Longer Keeps Track of the Destinations

Uber, one of the fastest growing and most popular technology startups to exist, has been the center of much controversy surrounding their competitive …

Transportation

Massive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why

<b>This article was originally published on The Conversation as "Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for Earth."​</b> <b>Read</b> …

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

Google will end support on December 11th<p>The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will …

Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated]

The story in the <i>New York Times</i> this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of …

Google Search

Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft

Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.<p>The breach was initially thought to be massive; <i>The Register</i> …

Windows 10

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect …

UK Parliament gets hit by hackers

"Sorry no parliamentary email access today -- we're under cyber attack from Kim Jong Un, Putin or a kid in his mom's basement or something..."<p>That's the word Saturday from UK parliament member Henry Smith, whose Twitter post about a hacking attack aimed at the British government was no joke.<p>A …

Cybersecurity

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 24764<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

antibioticresistant

Physicists Have Figured Out Where The Sun's Plasma Jets Come From

Things are heating up.<p>After over a century of observations and several theories, scientists may have finally nailed the origin of the high-speed …

Physics

Redesigned Version of Microsoft OneNote Now Available on Mac and iOS

This week, Microsoft took the unusual step of pushing out a redesigned version of OneNote for Mac and iOS ahead of its release on Windows and Android. The update to the note-taking platform introduces a new interface that aims to enhance usability for users of assistive technologies, simplify …

Note-Taking

Microsoft's true holographic display fits in your glasses

A lot of the technology billed as holographic, well, isn't. Not even HoloLens. Real holography requires a laser-generated 3D image, and it's no mean feat to stuff that into something you can comfortably wear. Microsoft just made some important progress, however. Its researchers have developed a …

Augmented Reality

Kotlin: Everything you need to know about Android's newest development language

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017. It reinforced how important Kotlin is for app development again in 2018, but many …

Google introduces Lens, an AI in your camera that can recognize objects

Google announced at it’s I/O conference today that it’s working on a new form of AI called Google Lens, which understands what you’re looking at and can help you by providing relevant responses.<p>With Lens, Google’s Assistant will be able to identify objects in the world around you and perform …

AI-powered Google for Jobs has work for everybody

While the technology industry is a goldmine of employment, for anyone not developing an app or working on AI, finding a job can be tough. This is especially true for folks looking for entry-level positions. Craigslist decimated the classified section of newspapers and while sites like Monster, …

Artificial Intelligence

Stem cell breakthroughs bring unlimited supply of lab-made blood closer

For the first time ever, blood-producing stem cells have been generated in a lab. Two separate teams of researchers have come up with differing …

Cell Biology

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Dave Lee<p><b>If you follow tech news often, you’ll be more than aware of the promise offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Often, though, it feels like a far-away goal. It will get there, but right now it’s primitive.</b><p>At Google’s annual developer conference, held this week near …

Artificial Intelligence

Twitter’s new tool lets you change how advertisers target you — here’s how to use it

Twitter unveiled a new set of privacy and data controls today that allow users to see and control how advertisers target them on the platform. The company explains in a blog post that it’s expanding individual access “to give you the most transparent access to your Twitter information to date, …

5 reasons to use Google Photos on your iPhone

At Google I/O 2017, the company unveiled a number of improvements for its photo app, putting more distance between Google Photos and the stock iOS Photos app. There are now five reasons why Google Photos is better.<p>1. Unlimited and free cloud storage<p>I have been using Google Photos on my iPhone ever …

Google Photos

Nvidia aims to train 100,000 developers in deep learning, AI technologies

Nvidia's Deep Learning Institute has an expanded curriculum that includes courses for self-driving cars, health care, web services, robotics, video …

Machine Learning

How a good user experience should feel!

How a good user experience should make you feel!<p><i>Great user experience is a very bold goal but it can be achieved!</i><p>First, let’s analyse what makes a UI …

UX Design