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Personal assistants are seeing increased adoption in all demographics. According to the 2017 Accenture Digital Consumer Survey, 46 percent of U.S. consumers are using voice-enabled digital assistants, and 70 percent of people aged 18-34 are either already using or are interested in using a voice assistant. However, consumers can get frustrated with a voice only […]

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Apple has acquired award-winning iOS productivity app Workflow and is now offering it for free in its App Store. Although Apple never announces its acquisitions, the Cupertino tech firm today confirmed to Computerworld its acquisition of Workflow app developer DeskConnect. As usual, the company declined to provide further details. DeskConnect co-founder Ari Weinstein was a little more forthcoming. “We are […]

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Amazon’s Alexa has arrived for the Huawei Mate 9. Alexa is available to Mate 9 owners in the U.S. via an over-the-air update. It will soon be available via the Google Play Store as well. Using Amazon’s Smart assistant on the Mate 9 is far from seamless, however. You must download both the Amazon Alexa app as well […]

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Sticky Password, a leading password management software provider and ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, announced their partnership today. Sticky Password technology will power the ESET Password Manager in the brand new premium line of ESET’s home user product portfolio. “ESET Password Manager by Sticky Password adds competitive secure password functionality to the […]

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Apple has big plans to bring augmented reality to the iPhone. To make CEO Tim Cook’s augmented reality (AR) vision a reality, the Cupertino tech firm is adding some new talent to the firm’s hardware and software teams, according to a report from Bloomberg. The design team now includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual […]

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European Union authorities are asking Facebook, Alphabet-owned Google+ and Twitter to make changes to their terms of service within one month or be slapped with fines, Reuters is reporting. A source “familiar with the matter” told Reuters the EU’s consumer protection authorities, which is being supported by the European Commission, will hit the companies with fines if unsatisfied with […]

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Google Home should soon be landing in the U.K. An invite for a March 28 event in London, hosted by Google, is now in circulation and the media is reporting the tech titan will be announcing the U.K. debut of Google Home. The invitations were sent to U.K. members of the press to “meet the newest members […]

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Real estate-focused AR/VR company iStaging has released a comprehensive mobile-first solution for real estate agents to showcase properties in virtual reality. The product suite features a user-friendly 360-degree VR camera app as well as a cloud platform to upload and edit VR tours at an affordable price point. A free version of the service is […]

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Last year, 1.9 billion previously used items were bought, sold, swapped or donated by Canadians, according to new data released today by Kijiji, Canada’s largest online classifieds site. The third annual Kijiji Second-Hand Economy (SHE) Index found 30.4 million more second-hand goods traded hands last year than the year before, as the Second-Hand Economy continues […]

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The U.S. Justice Department will charge four people overseas in connection with the hacking attacks against Yahoo that impacted 500 million accounts. According to a report from Bloomberg, the U.S. plans to arrest one person in Canada. The other three suspects are in Russia, sources told the publication. The Justice Department believes the four accused took part in […]

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Vertex Innovations began overseeing the construction of some of the largest and most complex wireless infrastructure programs in the United States in 2003, and the company has just announced the roll out of its fleet upgrade to improve on-site project management practices to benefit wireless technology deployment. Known for its value engineering and proactive change […]

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The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA), a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, says that completion of the recent FCC spectrum incentive auction will make the United States a prime market for TV white space deployments. “The completion of the incentive auction will remove regulatory uncertainty and free up more than 80 MHz of spectrum […]

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Act-On Software, the leading provider of marketing automation for fast-growing businesses, today announced a vision to enable marketers to easily implement an adaptive marketing strategy for their business. Act-On is showcasing a strategy and technology platform that will enable marketers to connect with their buyers and customers in more personalized ways through Adaptive Journeys. The […]

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ActBlue is announcing its newest feature, Apple Pay on ActBlue forms. The use of Apple Pay will improve donors’ ease of use—particularly given that 40 percent of all contributions made through ActBlue are via mobile. While Apple Pay has been around for a few years at physical merchants, Apple updated its iOS on iPhones in September […]

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IBM Quantum Computing Scientist Jay Gambetta uses a tablet to interact with the IBM Quantum Experience, the world’s first quantum computing platform delivered via the IBM Cloud at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY. 
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IBM wants quantum computing to be the new commercial norm — eventually. The tech company’s goal is to build the first commercially-oriented universal quantum computer within the next few years with select early access for its partners: Samsung, JSR, Honda, Hitachi Metals, Canon, and Nagase. The companies, which are partnering with IBM  to explore quantum computing applications […]

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