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Best Commands for Google Home: The Essential – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Best Commands for Google Home: The Essential Ubergizmo Google Home, powered by Google Assistant, is one of the most popular voice assistants, along with Amazon's Echo. Powered by Google Assistant, the device can make your life much easier by delivering tons information without a lot of effort from your end. and more »

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Lancaster University’s Litcraft uses Minecraft to create accurate scale models of places from books like Treasure Island to promote reading among…

The Guardian : Lancaster University's Litcraft uses Minecraft to create accurate scale models of places from books like Treasure Island to promote reading among school kids   —  Ever wanted to explore Treasure Island or pretend to be Robinson Crusoe?  Minecraft is now being used to create an 'immersive experience …

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Germany’s highest court rules that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 should inherit access to her Facebook account, including private…

Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz : Germany's highest court rules that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 should inherit access to her Facebook account, including private messages   —  Germany's highest court ruled Thursday (July 12) that the parents of a teenager who died in 2012 after being hit by a train should be allowed …

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Inside the growing phenomenon of "local Twitter" in the US, which is mostly made up of teens posting generic status updates that sometimes…

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic : Inside the growing phenomenon of “local Twitter” in the US, which is mostly made up of teens posting generic status updates that sometimes go viral   —  A decade ago, if you were a bored teen looking to post about suburban life, relationship problems, Starbucks, or fleeting thoughts like …

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As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or…

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic : As Facebook and Instagram crack down on explicit content, Twitter has become the platform of choice for nudists as it allows content with full or partial nudity   —  Since Martin Belcher, a 50-year-old customer-services adviser based in the U.K., joined Twitter in 2012, he's tweeted out thousands …

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eMarketer estimates Amazon will account for $258.22B or 5% of US retail sales in 2018, about 49.1% of total US online retail spend (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : eMarketer estimates Amazon will account for $258.22B or 5% of US retail sales in 2018, about 49.1% of total US online retail spend   —  Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations, and while some say this is simply Trumpian bluster …

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Counterpoint Research: Apple sold less that 1M iPhones in India in the first half of 2018; sources: three key Apple India sales executives have left…

Saritha Rai / Bloomberg : Counterpoint Research: Apple sold less that 1M iPhones in India in the first half of 2018; sources: three key Apple India sales executives have left   —  - Recent exits are said to include sales and distribution heads  — The iPhone maker struggles to compete in a fast-growing market

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Microsoft wants to make you a better team player by nudging you into submission

Microsoft announced a number of new tools for its MyAnalytics tool for Office 365 users today that are geared toward giving employees more data about how they work, as well as ways to improve how teams work together. In today’s businesses, everybody has to be a team player, after all, and if you want to bring technology to bear on this, you first need data — and once you have data, you can go into full-on analytics mode and maybe even throw in a smidge of machine learning, too. So today, Microsoft is launching two new products: Workplace Analytics and MyAnalytics nudges. Yes, Office 365 will now nudge you to be a better team player. “Building better teams starts with transparent, data-driven dialog—but no one is perfect and sticking to good collaboration habits can be challenging in a fast-paced job,” Microsoft’s Natalie McCullough and Noelle Beaujon, using language only an MBA could love, write in today’s announcement. I’m not sure what exactly that means or whether I have good collaboration habits or not, but in practice, Office 365 can now nudge you when you need more focus time as your calendar fills up, for example. You can block off those times without leaving your Inbox (or, I guess, you could always ignore this and just set up a standing block of time every day where you don’t accept meetings and just do your job…). MyAnalytics can also now nudge you to delegate meetings to a co-worker when your schedule is busy (because your co-workers aren’t busy and will love you for putting more meetings on your calendar) and tell you to avoid after-hours emails as you draft them to co-workers so they don’t have to work after hours, too (that’s actually smart, but may not work well in every company). With this new feature, Microsoft is also using some machine learning smarts, of course. MyAnalytics was already able to remind you of tasks you promised to co-workers over email, and now it’ll nudge you when you read new emails from those co-workers, too. Because the more you get nudged, the more likely you are to finish that annoying task you never intended to do but promised your co-worker you would do so he’d go away.

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Medical care scheduling startup Doctolib acquires MonDocteur

What do you do when you’ve raised nearly $100 million and you want to grow as quickly as possible? In Doctolib’s case, the startup is acquiring its main competitor MonDocteur . Together, the two companies work with tens of thousands of doctors and get tens of millions of unique visitors every month. Doctolib has developed an online scheduling platform for all sorts of doctors, from your physician next door to the hospital in the big city. Instead of creating integrations with existing calendars and software solutions, Doctolib is replacing your doctor’s scheduling system altogether. After signing up, you can create your profile and manage your calendar from Doctolib directly. This way, patients can look at their doctor’s calendar on Doctolib’s website and find a time slot that works for everyone. But doctors even use Doctolib for patients who call them directly as it replaces the entire calendar system. MonDocteur started five years ago with the exact same idea in mind. Over time, the two companies have significantly grown and convinced more and more doctors. You can’t use both solutions, so each doctor had to decide between Doctolib and MonDocteur. Here are some numbers: MonDocteur has 150 employees, while Doctolib has 450 employees.

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Microsoft Dives Into Low End Of Computer Market With $399 Tablet – Investor’s Business Daily

Fortune Microsoft Dives Into Low End Of Computer Market With $399 Tablet Investor's Business Daily It goes on sale Aug. 2 with Wi-Fi connectivity. Cellular versions are coming later. Like Microsoft's earlier devices, the Surface Go will work with an optional keyboard and mouse . The company announced cheaper versions of both accessories on Monday. Microsoft debuts $399 Surface Go tablet, taking on cheaper iPads Fin24 Meet Surface Go, starting at $399 MSRP, it's the smallest and most affordable Surface yet - Microsoft Devices ... Windows Blog Introducing Microsoft Surface Go YouTube Reddit all 332 news articles »

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How AMD stays within its x86 IP cross-licensing agreements with Intel yet enables Chinese firm Hygon to design and sell AMD Zen-based x86 server chips…

Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware : How AMD stays within its x86 IP cross-licensing agreements with Intel yet enables Chinese firm Hygon to design and sell AMD Zen-based x86 server chips in China   —  Chinese-designed “Dhyana” x86 processors based on AMD's Zen microarchitecture are beginning to surface from Chinese chip producer Hygon.

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The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic…

Brook Larmer / New York Times : The explosion of e-waste, estimated to cross 57M tons annually by 2021, highlights its dual role as environmental scourge and potential economic resource   —  The police raid on a junkyard on the outskirts of Bangkok had all the trappings of a drug bust.  Swarming onto the open-air property in late May …

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