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The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

The 1 Thing That's Really Wrong With Millennials, According to a Former Spy Chief

Have the generations really got very different principles?<p>While other names have felt vaguely vacuous -- Gen X, for example -- the word <i>Millennial</i> has become an epithet for self-centered, self-obsessed, selfie-regarding, entitled whiners.<p>Which does seem a tad unfair. Especially if you've met one or …

Edward Snowden

Infographic shows the 100 top websites based on monthly traffic

We all know that the internet is big – really big. But while there are over 1.1 billion websites out there, it’s the top 100 that bring in most of …

Infographics

Persado — The Marketing Language Cloud

Persado: The Marketing Language Cloud<p>AI generated language that resonates the most with any audience, segment or individual<p>Persado Enterprise, …

IBM thinks it’s ready to turn quantum computing into an actual business

Today, IBM announced that it is forming “IBM Q,” a new division around its quantum computing research. IBM has been working on quantum computing nearly as long as it’s been an area of study, but the new business unit is a bold indication that it believes its research could be commercialized in the …

Quantum Computing

The machine learning in Microsoft Word's new Editor is scarily good

I mean, you <i>really</i> suck. That's what I wanted to write, but a new feature in the Office 365 version of Word called Editor made an interesting suggestion. The "machine" noted how the word "really" is superfluous, and it's true. The extra word doesn't add anything to the sentence, so I removed it.<p>I've …

Microsoft Word

Verst

Verst - The smart platform for professional websites and blogs.. (Web App, Design Tools, and Writing Tools) Read the opinion of 75 influencers. …

“Poor Communication” Is Often a Symptom of a Different Problem

Do employees complain that your company suffers from a lack of communication? That the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing? Maybe the one doing the complaining is you. Or perhaps, as many companies do, you conducted an employee engagement survey and “lack of communication” emerged …

Cloudflare bug leaks personal data from some of the web’s biggest sites

Your sensitive data may have been leaked from one of several big-name websites that were potentially affected by a typo in the code of hosting …

Scientists hold the first quantum computer face-off

For the first time ever, two quantum computers have faced off against each other in a series of experiments to determine which technology reigns supreme. A team of researchers from the University of Maryland have pitted their own quantum computer against IBM's creation, running the same algorithms …

E-Shaped Staff

Because organizations rely on an ever increasing number of technologies, we often wind up with an increased number of specialists on staff. When …

Project Management

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

5 Content Formats That Perform Way Better Than Plain Blog Posts

Jas Kaur is the co-founder of QuikConsult More than two-thirdsThe post 5 Content Formats That Perform Way Better Than Plain Blog Posts appeared first …

Infographics

Excercise Caution When Using These Web Design Trends

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components, features, and trends. …

UI Design

What is Progressive Enhancement and Why Should You Care?

If you’ve been building websites and applications for even a little while, you’ve most likely already heard of progressive enhancement. The idea has …

Web Development

10 Free WordPress Plugins to Help with Legal Compliance

Part of doing business on the web these days is ensuring that you are in compliance with local, national and international law. While laws can vary …

Web Design

An Agenda for the Sprint Review

The most discernible activity during a sprint review is a demonstration of the functionality built during the sprint. But, a good sprint review …

Project Management

This Startup Has Developed A New Artificial Intelligence That Can (Sometimes) Beat Google

The entire tech industry has fallen hard for a branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning. Also known as deep neural networks, the AI involves throwing massive amounts of data at a neural network to train the system to understand things like speech and images. If you want to train the …

Artificial Intelligence

I Tried Razer’s Freakshow 3-Screen Laptop, And I Liked It

It looks like a normal laptop . . . until a trio of 4K screens folds out to knock over all the lattes at Starbucks.<p>It’s Jony Ive’s worst nightmare: a gigantic laptop, with <i>Fast & Furious</i>-approved under-lighting, a shimmering rainbow keyboard, and three 17-inch screens that fold out mechanically. A …

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

Design Thinking

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Elon Musk's Surprising Strategy for Thinking About Everything

It's actually a pretty simple technique.<p><i>How does Elon Musk remember what he reads? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Denis Matei, psychology student, on Quora:</b><p>Elon uses the "Richard …

Richard Feynman

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Architecture

Researchers Develop a Remarkable Flying "Bat Bot"

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>A bat-like robot may soon be the superhero we’ve been waiting for.<p>Inspired, a …

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether you’re searching for a job or trying to advance in your current role.<p>And let’s face …

eLearning

Machine beats humans for the first time in poker

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand.<p>Libratus, an AI built by Carnegie Mellon University racked up over $1.7 million worth of chips against four of the top …

Artificial Intelligence

The Completely New JotForm 4.0 Will Bring Your Forms to the Next Level

Forms are an integral part of the online experience. They enable communication, commerce and provide us with valuable data. In many ways, they are …

Web Design

Windows 10 Cloud is Microsoft’s fresh Chrome OS alternative

Microsoft has been trying to keep PC makers away from Chrome OS for years, and consumers far away from Apple’s iPad alternative. While Windows RT largely failed at going mainstream, and Windows 8.1 with Bing was never widely used, the software giant is experimenting with another low-cost version of …

In not-too-distant future, brain hackers could steal your deepest secrets | Ars Technica

Religious beliefs, political leanings, and medical conditions are up for grabs.<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—In the beginning, people hacked phones. In the decades …