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Digiday on LinkedIn: "Quartz, which was early in the game with technologies like augmented reality and chatbots, is still working with 360-degree…

Digiday on LinkedIn: "Quartz, which was early in the game with technologies like augmented reality and chatbots, is still working with 360-degree…

Augmented Reality

Would you let your kid play with an Alexa-powered rubber ducky?

Amazon is now partnering with toymakers such as Hasbro and Tomy International on building Alexa interactions into their products. The idea is to have …

Amazon Echo

Introducing Echo Auto - The first Echo for your car

• Connects to Alexa using your phone, is ready in seconds, and plays through your car speakers. Includes Echo Auto Dash Mount.<br>• With eight microphones …

The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise hardware event

Today Amazon held a hardware event that was loaded with new product announcements. We got new Echo speakers, a new Echo Show, and even a microwave.<p>In many ways, the sprawling event was a showcase of how far Alexa has come in the four years since Amazon’s voice assistant was first introduced in …

AmazonBasics Microwave, 0.7 Cu. Ft, 700W, Works with Alexa

• Now it’s easier to defrost peas, make popcorn, cook potatoes, and reheat rice. Quick-cook voice presets and a simplified keypad let you just ask …

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Weather Channel demos Hurricane Florence 'worst-case scenario' with mixed reality

If you aren't convinced Hurricane Florence needs to be taken seriously, the Weather Channel aired some sobering videos that might change your mind.<p>In one video, meteorologist Erika Navarro demonstrates what a progressive storm surge would mean at a human level. (Storm surge is simply the "abnormal …

Storm Surge

The new Apple Watch takes a giant leap forward in health and heart monitoring

NEW: Apple announces the Apple Watch Series 4, featuring fall detection, built in ECG and more improvements over its predecessor. The new generation …

J.Crew quietly launched a new platform that takes a page out of Amazon's playbook

• <b>J.Crew has quietly launched a new selling platform that is similar to Amazon Marketplace.</b>• <b><br>The new service, known as J.Crew Marketplace, enables</b> …

Retail

Apple Event

*me watching #<b>AppleEvent</b>* "wow! i must buy a new iphone rn" my bank balance :pic.twitter.com/e7qIhNABgm<p>0 replies 8 retweets 7 …

Apple will live stream its iPhone event on Twitter for the first time

Apple has been live-streaming its product announcements for years, but the company has always tried to keep the events on-platform — until now. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that, this year, Apple will also be streaming its iPhone announcement on Twitter, where it has the chance to reach a new audience that …

Livestreaming

H&M Partners With WWF for Sustainable Kids’ Collection

Ten percent of each sale will help fund the wildlife conservation organization’s endangered species program.<p><b>SAVE THE SPECIES:</b> Swedish retailer Hennes …

World Wildlife Fund

Instagram is testing video tagging

Instagram is testing a way to allow users to tag their friends in their video posts, not just in photos, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The option works similarly to tagging photos, but instead of pressing the small icon at the bottom left to see the list of tagged names appear …

Tech Trends

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Design

DIY Succulent Christmas Ornament

These modern succulent ornaments are seriously so easy! Use faux succulents for a handmade Christmas ornament that you'll have year after year. We …

What actually happens when you call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launched on Jan. 1, 2005, and in its first year of operation answered a little over 46,000 calls. In 2017, it answered over 2 million.<p>The Lifeline has significantly increased its call volume, but it says there are still people in crisis it doesn't reach. …

Mental Health

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Teens know social media is manipulative, but they still use it more than ever

Whoa, the teens really are woke.<p>The organization Common Sense Media released a research report on Monday that aims to paint a picture of the role …

Social Media

Pinterest 2017 Sales Rise 58 Percent to $473 Million

Pinterest Inc. sales jumped 58 percent to $473 million last year after marketers spent more on its digital ads, people familiar with the matter …

Facebook introduces new brand-safety measures, but advertisers say it doesn’t go far enough

Facebook is giving advertisers visibility into which publishers their ads might appear on as part of wider push for brand safety on the …

Technology

iOS 12

iOS

Get a sneak peek at what’s coming in iOS 12

iOS

Updated Federal-Style Home

Helen Norman<p>Federal style has lived in this Washington, D.C.-area house since it was built, and it still feels absolutely comfortable here. Yet Mies …

Interior Design

Florence regains strength as a hurricane: 'Plan for the worst, pray for the best'

Florence strengthened into a hurricane again Sunday as forecasters warned the menacing storm could deliver a brutal hit along the East Coast by the end of the week.<p>Florence was forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane by Monday with sustained winds of more than 110 mph. And it's not likely to …

Weather

Apple Hires Former Condé Nast Executive for News App

Apple is beefing up the management of its Apple News product, with the recent hiring of veteran media executive Liz Schimel.<p>The hiring is another …