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6 Tiny Daily Rituals that Will Change Your Life (in 6 Months or Less)

<i>Are you willing to spend a little time every day like most people won’t, so you can spend the better part of your life like most people can’t?</i>Think …

Google Assistant SDK expands hardware integration to Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom

The software development kit (SDK) for Google Assistant is expanding to additional countries today, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. As part of the expansion, Google Assistant SDK is now available in English, French, German, and Japanese, according to a Google …

In rare showing, Google arrives at CES to battle Alexa and Siri

LAS VEGAS — More than 3,900 companies are on hand to show off their latest technologies at CES this week, but there’s one giant name that stands out from the pack: Google.<p>This is the first time in several years that the Mountain View, Calif. titan has had a big, stand-alone booth at the show and …

Automation

If it's real, Amazon's chat app could make a lot of sense

Towards the end of last week, AFTV News published a scoop about Amazon Anytime, a messaging service that the company is believed to be working on with a bucketload of features including voice and video calling, cross-platform support, encrypted chats and even shared media and games.<p>The media outlet …

Apps

The French woman's guide to dressing for summer's 5 most sartorially challenging situations

Alpha Smoot<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Morgane Sezalory, the founder of popular French label Sezane, may be well versed in the art of …

Clothing

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

UX Design

Microsoft says its AI took a data scientist’s job

Much of the conversation about machine learning taking jobs focuses on the future, but Microsoft boasted its cloud service has already managed to claim one human’s position. The Custom Decision Service, which the company introduced at its Build conference last month, took over at one of Microsoft’s …

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

UX Design

Google’s Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments

Google’s brain team is open sourcing Tensor2Tensor, a new deep learning library designed to help researchers replicate results from recent papers in the field and push the boundaries of what’s possible by trying new combinations of models, datasets and other parameters. The sheer number of …

Machine Learning

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

There is nothing wrong with making a mistake. It's what you say to yourself after you mess up that matters. Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can either magnify the negativity or help you turn that misstep into something productive.<p>Negative self-talk is unrealistic, …

Emotional Intelligence

7 of the Most Ambitious Plans to Transform the World's Iconic Cities

Because sometimes even the greatest cities need a change.<p>Whether due to a sheer influx of people or the changing face of our environment, cities need to find ways to modernize and adapt to the growing world. In some cases, this change will occur slowly and organically. Other times, cities take a …

Urban Design

Clothing Tops the Shopping List for Cross-Border Shoppers Worldwide

Nearly 50% of cross-border digital buyers worldwide ages 18 and up say they have purchased clothing and apparel, footwear and accessories from …

eCommerce

15 Clothing Charts That'll Change The Way You Dress

Eat, drink, and be ready for selfies.

The official ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ mobile game arrives for iPhone & iPad

Warner Bros. today released the official mobile game tie-in for the upcoming J.K. Rowling’s film, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘.<p>The game, called <i>Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World</i>, was developed by Mediatonic and offers hidden-object style gameplay that you can get a …

Google's new website lets you play with its experimental AI projects

Google is letting users peek into some of its most experimental artificial intelligence projects.<p>The company unveiled a new website Tuesday called …

Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram

Sisense, a company that helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has not shied away from experimenting with new ways of interacting with the data inside its business intelligence product. Earlier this year, it announced integration with the Amazon …

Chatbots

Keep your legs warm with your quotes from your favorite books

If you like reading on the subway but hate schlepping a heavy book with you, there are a few solutions: You could get an e-reader, you could listen …

What product development teaches us about self-improvement

While the digital revolution has brought with it many conceptual changes, one of the most pronounced is that of the version release.<p>Your phone is considered outdated if it’s a year old, and obsolete if you bought it three years ago. Whenever you connect to Wi-Fi your apps undergo a version update. …

Product Management

Breaking down the conversational commerce model

Every day it seems there’s a new Assistant-for-X service, messaging-based business, or A.I.-powered chatbot. It can be difficult to keep up, so we wanted to put together a clean overview and a maintainable list. You can access the raw data and make suggestions at GitHub.com/ArgoHQ/List.<p>In defining …

Chatbots

How to Train Your Brain for Success

These mindset hacks will help to leverage your problems into success.<p>It might seem like a daunting task to go from,"I have nothing," to, "I'm successful." It might even seem impossible.<p>But I am here to tell you that it is not impossible.<p>Countless entrepreneurs have gone from literally having …

Motivation

Toyota is releasing a chatty robot that sits in your car’s cupholder

You might not be able to have robot drive your car just yet, but at least you can get one to keep you company as you drive. Toyota announced today (Oct. 3) that it will be launching a tiny robot in 2017 called Kirobo Mini, that can fit in a car’s cupholder and hold a conversation with drivers to …

Robotics

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Self-improvement

Why Fashion’s Stuck in the 20th Century

As fashion week approaches, the industry prepares to do what it does best—or at least what it does most: recycle the past. But is that such a bad …

Michael Kors

Kate Middleton's 22 Most Controversial Outfits

You can't please everyone.<p>Getting photographed every single time she steps outside, the Duchess of Cambridge was bound to face a few critics.

Skinny Jeans

1920s fashion history: the women who changed our style forever

We chart the greatest influencers on the twenties' style scene.<p>Before the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis brought us the iconic 1930s …

Fashion (UK)

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

Procrastination

Why a moderate amount of stress is good for you, according to a cognitive neuroscientist

Stress has been linked with a string of issues including depression, dementia and cancer.<p>But Professor Ian Robertson, the author of the book, <i>The</i> …

Harvard Business School

5 Model Blogs That Are Definitely Worth Reading

It’s no secret that the Internet has changed the modeling industry, but the shifts aren’t entirely about who has the biggest social following or uploads the cutest Snapchats. Online is where many models have found an outlet for their voice, as well as the freedom to share their personal stories and …