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Wal-Mart's AI Investment: Assessing The Possibilities For Revenue Growth

Wal-Mart is reportedly planning to build a GPU farm about 10% of the size of Amazon’s. The investment is indicative of an overall investment in …

Walmart

Can AI and Video Tech Change the Way We Run Retail Stores?

By Phil GoldsteinA combination of cameras, computer vision software and artificial intelligence has the potential to reshape retail shopping.

eCommerce

Companies to watch in 2018

The world of software development involves so much more than writing code these days. Developers need to understand artificial intelligence, the …

APIs

Dialogs, buttons, and menus make bots more productive

Conversational interfaces have become a larger part of our day-to-day lives. Many of us wake up in the morning and talk to Alexa or Google Home about the weather, ask Siri to “call mom” during our commute, and engage with several Slack apps and bots throughout the workday. But as the AI and bot …

Chatbots

Comment on Google’s New AI Gets Smarter Thanks to a Working Memory by Kyle Webster

I might be able to clear up a little confusion here Tony. CPUs and computers in general have a relatively specific way that they utilize random …

Emerging Technology

Rewriting the tablet

How Lenovo brought a dream design to life<p>By Dan Seifert | Photography by Sean O'Kane<p><b>Tablets were supposed</b> to be the future. They were supposed to get us off the desk and away from the laptop, and usher us into a touch-enabled world of productivity and entertainment. A dream of computing where our …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Mathematics

How to Record the Screen on Your PC, Phone, or Tablet

With the right tools and techniques, you can create a video of the screen activity on your PC or mobile device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

Language Learning

6 useful Apple Pencil apps for people who don’t draw

When I purchased a 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in November, I bought an Apple Pencil to go with it. When I decided <i>against</i> the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I kept my Apple Pencil.<p>Even though I don’t draw, I found a lot of other ways the Apple Pencil fit into my workflow. And I knew Apple would release a smaller …

SXSW spotlight: Best practices from Nordstrom, REI for mobile retail integration

March 18, 2016 | by Jeannie Walters<p>Providing consumers with a rewarding and successful digital experience can be tricky given integration hurdles …

Customer Experience

High-Tech Tiny House Can Move Between Cities

Kasita is a 270-square foot high-tech home designed so people can afford to live in otherwise expensive city centers. These small sleek box-shape units are also stackable and can move between cities.

Tiny House Movement

Domino's has built an autonomous pizza delivery robot

For a pizza chain, Domino's actually has a pretty rich history of innovation. It's embraced social media, created a one-click Easy Order button and even built a delivery car that has its own pizza oven. Now it's looking at robots. More specifically: delivery robots. What you see here is DRU …

With HoloLens, you can now remodel your kitchen at Lowe's

When it comes to HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the company's making very careful moves to introduce the holographic tech to the public. Case in point: Today, it announced a partnership with Lowe's, the home improvement chain, that will let customers in the Seattle area visualize …

Lonely Planet's new app guides you through major cities

Packing your bags for an exciting new destination? You’ll want to load up Lonely Planet’s new free Guides app on your iOS or Android device before you go.<p>The all-new app bundles maps, recommendations and budget guides for several major cities around the world, and lets you download city guides for …

Apps

18 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Eiffel Tower

More than 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year. It's popular and it's crowded, but it doesn't have to be a total time suck. Here's how to get the most of your visit to this iconic monument.<p>Hours of Operation<p>The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year. With the exception of certain …

19 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Much Easier

For a person who spends a good 50 percent of her week in cleaning things, a compilation of cleaning hacks is a life-saver. So, there are going to be …

Figment VR is an iPhone case that turns into a VR headset

Google's low-end Cardboard headset is by far the cheapest and easiest way to get started with virtual reality. Unfortunately, it isn't exactly super portable and it's not very durable either -- it's just cardboard, after all. Of course, there are plenty of other phone-compatible VR headsets out …

Microsoft is using the cloud to help you make beautiful PowerPoint slides

For most people, PowerPoint is boring. When you need to make a presentation, it’s the most basic and obvious choice. Unless you have some design chops and/or a lot of time, a ‘beautiful PowerPoint presentation’ is often something of an oxymoron.<p>But that could start changing. Microsoft is …

Software

8 Steps to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams -- 11:11

Have you ever found yourself looking at the clock at exactly 11:11 over and over again? This is a common occurrence with people -- especially those on a path of spiritual awakening.<p>So what does this mean?<p>According to Doreen Virtue, in Angel Numbers, 11 is the number of manifestation so when you see …

10 Essential Apps For A More Productive 2016

<b>It’s less than</b> two months to 2016, and if your resolution for the New Year is to be more productive, this list of 10 essential apps will definitely …

The best IFTTT recipes for forgetful people

Find your phone, remember to pay bills, and automatically turn off your curling iron with these handy IFTTT recipes.<p>I'm a very forgetful person, which means that technology is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, there are lots of techy ways to help people like me remember everything -- on …

The best Paris apps for iPhone

Perhaps no other city in the world is more synonymous with fashion, culture, and art than Paris. This global leader in literature, historic …

Skybuds Wireless Earbuds And Smartphone Case (video)

Alpha Audiotronics have created a new wireless earbuds system that comes supplied with its own smartphone case capable of both charging and storing …

10 best protective iPhone cases to defend against dirt, dings, and drops

Apple’s iPhone is a beautiful device, but beauty is often fragile. If you work outside in all weathers, you like to go adventuring, or maybe you just …

The best iPad apps for presentations

If you need to put together a presentation and want it to look polished and professional there’s no reason to struggle over the process. The …

How to create location based reminders with Siri in iOS 9

Tips<p>With Apple's addition of proactive Siri features in iOS 9, users have an even more intuitive and flexible interface from which to quickly create …

iOS

Startup's free software taps old gadgets to monitor your home

Perch, which is part of Samsung's accelerator program for startups, uses your old smartphones and other devices around the house to check on your kids and make sure your home is secure.<p>Looking for a cheap way to monitor your kids when they're in a different room or to make sure your dog's not …