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AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

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Why blockchain-based voting could threaten democracy

As the desire to increase voter turnout remains strong and the number of online voting pilot projects rises in the U.S. and abroad, some security experts warn any internet-based election system is wide open to attack, regardless of...

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Cisco to bring voice transcription to Webex with Voicea buy

The Voicea acquisition is part of a “cognitive collaboration” initiative as Cisco revamps its collaboration software and eyes new AI capabilities.

NVIDIA’s GauGAN once again showcases the future of AI personal computing

NVIDIA’s GauGAN will transform those of us that can’t draw into true artists, and similar technology is transforming what we read and how we write to improve productivity and significantly enhance both our skills and our speed. This...

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How Google's Pixel 4 radar system could be more than a gimmick

Before you write off Google's new hand gesture feature as yet another mobile tech parlor trick, consider some critical points about the technology behind it.

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How to get more from the Apple AirPods you wear to work

Apple’s AirPods have become part of daily life which means you may need these tips...

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Q&A: Overstock.com's Jonathan Johnson on integrating Bitcoin for online payments

Overstock.com embraced Bitcoin more than five years ago. The president of the company's blockchain investment subsidiary has some advice for others considering adopting cryptocurrency as a form of payment.

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How urban and rural communities can benefit from IoT | TECH(talk)

The Internet of things isn't all about self-driving cars or drone deliveries. IoT has plenty of practical use cases in urban and suburban settings alike. In this episode of TECH(talk), Network World's Jon Gold joins Juliet to discuss...

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What's a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world. Here's what they do and why...

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Researchers to launch intentionally ‘vulnerable’ blockchain at Black Hat

Cybersecurity vendor Kudelski Security hopes the flawed open-source ledger it's created will help users learn about blockchain and let developers suggest security enhancements.

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Trump’s hostile view of Bitcoin and crypto could chill industry

In a series of tweets, the president said he's not a fan of digital currency that's based on 'thin air,' a stance experts believe could signal government pushback and new regulatory scrutiny.

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How hearables will drive the attention economy

A technology revolution in personal sound management will put you in control of your own attention in a noisy world.

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The top 8 problems with blockchain

While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood.

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Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Saykara's digital assistant is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients.

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Beyond Limits: Rethinking the next generation of AI

A new AI company called Beyond Limits took an idea from space exploration and turned it into a fascinating new self-training AI. This new AI – which is already being used in finance, healthcare and petrochemical industries –...

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Google’s Hangouts Chat gets chatbot boost with Dialogflow

Dialogflow should make it easier for developers to create natural language bots for Google’s team collaboration platform.

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U.S. considers ban on all Chinese-made 5G hardware | TECH(feed)

It looks like 5G tension between the U.S. and China may get worse. Following a U.S. ban on business transactions with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the Trump Administration has proposed a ban on any 5G equipment made in China. This...

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When should enterprises adopt 5G? | TECH(talk)

5G deployment is a hot topic, especially as many countries race to build next-generation networks. The U.S. has banned Huawei from contributing to its network construction, but will that really set the U.S. back? Amid all of the hype...

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