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    1. 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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      Mentions: Digital
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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      Mentions: Amazon Google Digital
    5. 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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      Mentions: Alice Sony Capcom
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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      Mentions: Santa Inc
    13. Google Cast, rebranded as Google Home, is now open to developers

      Google Cast, rebranded as Google Home, is now open to developers

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Google Cast was rebranded back in October, and now it’s getting a new set of contributors, too. A couple months after being renamed Google Home, the company’s digital assistant (the firm’s answer to, say, Amazon’s Alexa), is opening its doors to developers. That’s right — on Thursday , Google debuted its Actions on Google website for developers.

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      Mentions: Amazon Google
    14. Jooble Wants to Help Rural Folks Find Work

      Jooble Wants to Help Rural Folks Find Work

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends For most of us in the United States, mobile apps, while fun and entertaining, offer little by way of real substance . Sure, it’s great fun to beat your latest high score on Candy Crush , or send an ephemeral message to the friend sitting next to you, but let’s face it — nothing life-changing is really going on here.

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      Mentions: Amazon London Digital
    15. Expedia Now Has an Alexa Skill

      Expedia Now Has an Alexa Skill

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Who needs a travel agent when you’ve got Alexa? Now that Expedia has launched it new travel updates skill for Amazon Alexa, jetsetting has gotten a lot easier. The popular travel service has made its way to the popular smart home assistant, promising to provide customers “important travel updates and information in an easy, intuitive way.” Whether you need to know more about your hotel booking, flight status, loyalty rewards, or rental car reservations, Alexa can help. “Expedia remains committed to investing ...

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    16. Liquid silicon chips could integrate hardware and software for performance boost

      Liquid silicon chips could integrate hardware and software for performance boost

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Today’s PC processors keep getting more powerful even as they use smaller and smaller transistors. Moore’s law , which states that computer processing power will double every two years, has been put under some pressure in recent years and it is questionable if current technology will be able to keep up.

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    17. Mastering language: Machine learning helps Google Translate become more accurate

      Mastering language: Machine learning helps Google Translate become more accurate

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Google has always been the go-to place for online translation, but it looks like the company wants to take things to the next level. The company announced Tuesday that it will use machine learning to improve the quality of translation offered by Google Translate. It will provide neural machine translation for nine languages, with more to come.

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    18. Machine-learning system surfs the web to fill in the gaps in its knowledge

      Machine-learning system surfs the web to fill in the gaps in its knowledge

      Here in 2016, we have a data problem — but it’s far from the data problem people experienced in previous decades. Instead of having a dearth of information, the problem users face today is there is simply too much information available and distilling it into one manageable place is a necessity.

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    19. Meet Mildred, the friendly, pink-haired chatbot from Lufthansa

      Meet Mildred, the friendly, pink-haired chatbot from Lufthansa

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends You may not have the time to scour the web for the best budget flights, or the money to hire a travel agent to do it for you, but the Lufthansa Group may have just solved all your wanderlust problems with a new Facebook Messenger chatbot. Meet Mildred , a new tool offered by the airline that promises to search for the cheapest flights departing in the next nine months.

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    20. Researchers Build Neural Networks That Explain Decisions

      Researchers Build Neural Networks That Explain Decisions

      Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Whether you like it — as companies like Google certainly do — or don’t entirely trust it — logical artificial intelligence proponent Selmer Bringsjord being one outspoken critic — there is no denying that brain-inspired deep learning neural networks have proven capable of making significant advances in a number of AI-related fields over the past decade.

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      Mentions: Google Digital MIT
    21. G Suite features an all-seeing productivity AI to help you get things done

      G Suite features an all-seeing productivity AI to help you get things done

      Home > Web > G Suite features an all-seeing productivity AI to… G Suite features an all-seeing productivity AI to help you get things done October 19, 2016 12:21 PM Malarie Gokey/Digital Trends Don't Fall Behind Stay current with a recap of today's Tech News from Digital Trends Just two weeks ago Google re-branded their productivity suite, formerly Google for Work, as the new and improved G Suite.

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    22. Is the AI apocalypse a tired Hollywood trope, or human destiny?

      Is the AI apocalypse a tired Hollywood trope, or human destiny?

      By Simon Cohen — October 17, 2016 3:00 AM Why is it that every time humans develop a really clever computer system in the movies, it seems intent on killing every last one of us at its first opportunity? In Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey , HAL 9000 starts off as an attentive, if somewhat creepy, custodian of the astronauts aboard the USS Discovery One, before famously turning homicidal and trying to kill them all.

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