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    1. SoftBank joins forces with startup to launch an Echo-like smart speaker

      SoftBank joins forces with startup to launch an Echo-like smart speaker

      Home > Home > SoftBank joins forces with startup to launch an… SoftBank joins forces with startup to launch an Echo-like smart speaker Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you Wait just a little longer and you'll have some serious choice when it comes to selecting a smart speaker. Japanese telecom giant SoftBank is gearing up to launch a smart speaker by the end of this year.

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    2. Nuance’s Nina assistant asks a human for help when it can’t answer a question

      Nuance’s Nina assistant asks a human for help when it can’t answer a question

      Home > Mobile > Nuance’s Nina assistant asks a human for… Nuance’s Nina assistant asks a human for help when it can’t answer a question Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you The next time you dial customer support, you might get Nuance's Nina assistant -- and that is a good thing. You might know Nuance, the natural voice and AI lab headquartered on the outskirts of Boston, from its popular Dragon NautrallySpeaking transcription software for PC.

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    3. Google explains how machine learning improved its Gboard mobile keyboard

      Google explains how machine learning improved its Gboard mobile keyboard

      Home > Mobile > Google explains how machine learning improved its… Google explains how machine learning improved its Gboard mobile keyboard Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you Google's machine learning techniques predict how you type in Gboard, it's third-party mobile keyboard. Gboard, Google’s mobile keyboard for iOS and Android, is almost like a digital secretary.

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    4. MIT Is Building A Cheap Handheld Device For Translating Braille In Real Time

      MIT Is Building A Cheap Handheld Device For Translating Braille In Real Time

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you MIT's low-cost handheld Braille translator could be a game-changer for millions of people around the world. Thanks to the power of modern machine translation tools, the ability to instantly translate from one language to another is commonplace. Due to the advancement of technologies like deep learning, it recently got a whole lot better, too .

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    5. Weekly Rewind: A wearable for Parkinson’s, Lamborghini’s SUV, Tesla solar roofs

      Weekly Rewind: A wearable for Parkinson’s, Lamborghini’s SUV, Tesla solar roofs

      A lot can happen in a week when it comes to tech. The constant onslaught of news makes it nigh impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of this week’s top 10 tech stories, from what happened at Microsoft’s Build 2017 to the status of Tesla’s solar roofs — it’s all here. Microsoft Build is an annual event filled with keynotes, reveals, and more.

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    6. DJI Offers A Huge Cash Reward In A Bid To Solve An Airport Drone Mystery

      DJI Offers A Huge Cash Reward In A Bid To Solve An Airport Drone Mystery

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you DJI's actions highlights the seriousness of the issue of illegal drone flights in restricted airports as the aviation industry continues to seek effective methods to deal with such incursions.

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    7. Google Maps Now Automatically Translates Business Reviews

      Google Maps Now Automatically Translates Business Reviews

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you You can now more easily check out that local Russian eatery with Google Maps' automatic review translation feature. The days of wandering around a new locale looking struggling to find something to eat are long gone.

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    8. Zocdoc’s new AI-powered search knows what you mean when you search ‘hemroids’

      Zocdoc’s new AI-powered search knows what you mean when you search ‘hemroids’

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you Medical jargon can be intimidating. That's why Zocdoc has engineered a system that makes sense of it. It’s not easy finding a new doctor. Whether the motivation is a big move to a foreign city or the simple swapping of insurance coverage, there’s a better way to find an MD than the yellow pages.

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    9. You can now shop for car insurance by chatting with a bot on Facebook Messenger

      You can now shop for car insurance by chatting with a bot on Facebook Messenger

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Get today's popular Digital Trends articles in your inbox: Why it matters to you Online shopping represents a small but growing market when it comes to car insurance. Adding new ways to compare quotes quickly and easily and should serve to expand this growth. As Facebook continues to push and update its Messenger service to a growing audience, other companies are hopping on to see where the road goes.

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    10. Google Takes on Slack With Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat

      Google Takes on Slack With Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Why it matters to you Google's new Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat platforms will challenge Slack in a bid for corporate chat dominance. Hangouts , Google’s multi-platform messaging app, has played second fiddle to the newer, shinier Allo messenger since the latter’s debut last September. That is not surprising — counting Google’s other relatively new Duo messenger, the company has six chat apps.

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    11. Alexa, my Americano! Starbucks unveils chatbot for iOS, Amazon devices

      Alexa, my Americano! Starbucks unveils chatbot for iOS, Amazon devices

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Why it matters to you The app for iOS and Amazon's Alexa makes it easier to order your go-to beverage and avoid the wait in line, most of the time. When unlocking your smartphone, launching the Starbucks app, and placing an order’s a little too much to handle, there is an easier way to get your caffeine fix.

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    12. Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter discuss The Final Chapter

      Resident Evil’s Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter discuss The Final Chapter

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Resident Evil fans are having a very good week. On the heels of Capcom’s January 24 release of Resident Evil 7 across all platforms, including PlayStation VR, comes Sony Pictures’ film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter on January 27. Milla Jovovich’s sixth time playing the role of Alice, an original character created by director/writer/producer Paul Anderson, will be her final one.

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    13. From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES

      From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Bluetooth speakers. Smartwatches. Cars. Home intercoms. Amazon’s Alexa voice service is in just about everything these days, and the onslaught shows no sign of slowing. Nowhere has the trend been more evident than at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, where the number of Alexa-supported devices nearly exceeded our intrepid team’s ability to count them all.

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    14. Microsoft buys Maluuba's AI technology to improve its reading comprehension - Digital Trends

      Microsoft buys Maluuba's AI technology to improve its reading comprehension - Digital Trends

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Microsoft continues to build artificial intelligence into its various products, from the personal AI assistant Cortana to Microsoft Translator to the Azure cloud computing platform. The company has a number of its own internal AI research products, but sometimes that is just not enough.

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    15. From smart cradles to contraction trackers, CES 2017 had tons of tech for parents

      From smart cradles to contraction trackers, CES 2017 had tons of tech for parents

      Having a baby and being a new mom require a whole lot of energy and effort. New parents often feel overwhelmed and could use a helping hand. Luckily, there’s a boom in baby tech that’s designed to help parents take care of their babies more easily. Technology that hasn’t changed in decades — like scales, blenders, and breast pumps — is now undergoing a revolution to be smarter, more portable, and very high tech. Here is a collection of all the coolest baby tech we’ve seen at CES this year.

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    16. SoundHound partners with Onkyo to deliver speakers that can also listen

      SoundHound partners with Onkyo to deliver speakers that can also listen

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Your speakers are about to pick up what you’re putting down. Thanks to a new partnership between SoundHound, the voice-enabled conversational intelligence company, and Onkyo, producer of high-end consumer audio products, your speakers will not only play content for you to listen to, but listen to you as well.

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      Mentions: Japan
    17. Mattel’s new Aristotle smart baby monitor wants to make parenting easier

      Mattel’s new Aristotle smart baby monitor wants to make parenting easier

      Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Maybe parenting doesn’t have to be so hard in 2017. Leveraging technology for the sake of weary (and wary) mothers and fathers everywhere is toymaker Mattel, who has debuted a new device that is meant for baby, but benefits mommy and daddy. It’s called the Aristotle by Nabi, and it’s a $299 version of Alexa meant specifically for your children.

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    18. Lenovo Debuts Alexa-powered Smart Assistant, Smart Storage

      Lenovo Debuts Alexa-powered Smart Assistant, Smart Storage

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Among the newfound crop of voice-driven smart assistants, Amazon’s Echo speakers stand alone. Some estimates put sales of the cloud-powered speaker at just over 5 million since its launch two years ago. Echo sales spiked 400 percent in December versus last year. And a growing number of Amazon customers place orders via Echo devices. But soon, it’ll have competition.

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    19. Control your smart home with a new touchscreen hub known as WooHoo

      Control your smart home with a new touchscreen hub known as WooHoo

      If the emergence of smart homes isn’t a reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is. And now, there’s a new smart home hub whose very name practically necessitates celebration. Meet WooHoo , branded as the “world’s first AI-embedded, interactive, and affordable smart home hub that enables comprehensive control of every smart device” in your home. It’s the flagship product from Silicon Valley-based startup SmartBeings, Inc , and it looks like a lot more than your Amazon Echo.

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