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Polite chatbots lead to better engagement... +
About a year ago, we published our first data insights report at Dashbot after having processed 30 million messages. A year later, weve processed over 10.5 billion messages and have more insights to share.About a year ago, we published our first data insi...
5 mobile UI and UX strategies your users hate... +
Hate is a strong word, but it’s more than appropriate when it comes to these mobile UI and UX strategies. With over 50 percent of website traffic now originating from mobile, businesses need to try harder when it comes to converting smartphone users who h...
Everything you need to know about Facebook Messengers M assistant... +
Facebook rolled out M, its personal assistant, around the U.S. and Mexico. The artificially intelligent assistant can help you with things like booking Uber rides and finding a restaurant. Here's everything M can do so far. The post Everything you need to...
Amazon dives deeper into food delivery with a new Olo partnership... +
Thanks to Amazon's new partnership with Olo, a company focused on digital orders, you could get Shake Shack, Chipotle, and all your other favorite fast food treats delivered to your doorstep. The post Amazon dives deeper into food delivery with a new Olo ...
You can now use two-factor authentication to secure your Nintendo account... +
Additional layer of protection...
Ransomware or Wiper? RedBoot Encrypts Files but also Modifies Partition Table... +
A new bootlocker ransomware called RedBootwill encrypt files on the computer, replace the MBR, or Master Boot Record, of the system driveand then appears to trashthe partition table. [...]...
Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future... +
Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning.....
What we're watching: 'Marvel's The Defenders' and 'The Night of'... +
Welcome back to Video IRL, where several of our editors talk about what they've been watching in their spare time. This month we're talking about the latest Marvel/Netflix series, The Defenders, to find out if it's as bingeworthy as previou...
Have almost any toy imaginable, at the click of a button... +
Power to the printer!...
Blueye Robotics Pioneer could be an awesome drone for underwater tourism... +
Blueye Roboticsrecently unveiled the Blueye Pioneer, an underwater drone that consumers can navigate to as deep as 150 meters under the ocean surface -- about eight times deeper than divers can normally go.Blueye Roboticsrecently unveiled the Blueye Pione...
Vertical forests are returning nature to cities, one skyscraper at a time... +
Two ambitious architects working at opposite ends of the globe are designing sustainable areas for major plants, farms, and even forests on the tops and faces of skyscrapers. Theyre also inspiring other designers to pursue bold new visions. The post Verti...
Homeland Security informed 21 states that hackers targeted their election systems... +
Several states say that their systems were targeted by Russian government cyber actors...
No hassle, no negotiation: How Care by Volvo could change car buying forever... +
Volvo is debuting a new program called Care by Volvo that bundles vehicle cost, insurance payments, and a suite of concierge services into one subscription. The program also allows owners to get a new car every 24 months. The post No hassle, no negotiatio...
Hackaday Prize Entry: Infrared Vein Illumination... +
Phlebotomy is a fun word, and the fine art of finding veins. While the skill of putting needles in arms is honed by nurses and physicians over the course of decades, there are, of course, technologica......
Make it so! Amazons Alexa just got some cool new Star Trek Easter eggs... +
With Star Trek: Discovery around the corner, these new Alexa Star Trek Easter eggs will delight any dedicated Trek fan. Try issuing your favorite lines from the series to see what responses you get. The post ‘Make it so!’ Amazons Alexa just go...
Automakers accelerate their interest in startups... +
Its no secret that automakers have shown more interest in startups lately. Nor is it any secret whats driving that surge, given the massive shifts the.....
This Week In Techdirt History: September 17th - 23rd... +
Five Years Ago There was all sorts of copyright nonsense this week in 2012, beginning with a claim from the Canadian Mint over a musician's album cover photo that included some pennies sitting on a table. We noticed some disturbing things hiding in the ...
Here are OnePlus 5 tips and tricks to help you master the OxygenOS... +
Wondering how to make the most of your OnePlus 5? Check out our list of handy OnePlus 5 tips and tricks to get started, which includes camera pointers, battery tweaks, home screen customization, and more. The post Here are OnePlus 5 tips and tricks to hel...
Motorcycle buying guide: What to know before buying your first bike... +
Riding a motorcycle can be one of life's greatest joys -- assuming you know what you're doing. If you're not sure where to begin, our motorcycle buying guide can get you in the saddle ASAP. The post Motorcycle buying guide: What to know before buying your...
Premium notebook knockout: ThinkPad X1 Carbon versus the Surface Laptop... +
Lenovo and Microsoft, once just partners, now do battle in the premium notebook market. We pit the ThinkPad X1 Carbon versus the Surface Laptop to see which company is doing the better job of meeting premium requirements. The post Premium notebook knockou...
Southeast Asia games firm Sea, formerly Garena, files for $1 billion US IPO... +
Southeast Asia-based games and e-commerce firm Sea, formerly known as Garena, has officially filed for its much-anticipated U.S. IPO. The company, which is.....
Study: Startups that dont set firm goals actually do better... +
New data, from a study done by my team at Bunch, could redefine what we see as the trademark characteristics of early startup success. Our study collected data from 62 early-stage startups over the course of a year to find the factors that correlate direc...
The iPhone 8s glass back comes at a hefty price... +
Apples newly released iPhone 8 may look just like Apples last few iPhones, but the device features an important material design change on the back. Specifically, the iPhone 8 features...
Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price... +
Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones new.....
Twitter tests lightweight mobile app for countries with slow data... +
It's not just Facebook and Google who are slimming down their mobile apps for the sake of regions where data is slow or spotty. Twitter has confirmed to TechCrunch that it's testing a native Android equivalent to its Lite website in the Philippi...
Google Doodle celebrates Asima Chatterjee, pioneering chemist... +
Chatterjee was the first woman to earn a science doctorate from an Indian university. She gets the Doodle treatment on what would've been her 100th b-day....
Big for a reason: Behold the Klipsch Forte III speakers... +
The Audiophiliac checks out Klipschs brawny new speakers....
Have some fun in this weekend's comments thread... +
The comments are open and ready! Yet another week has passed, and we're starting to get into the home stretch of 2017. At least in the smartphone world. But it's cool — this time of the year makes for some great weekends. Weekends at the end of su...
3D Printing At Maker Faire... +
The current trend of cheap, desktop, consumer 3D printers arguably began at the World Maker Faire in New York several years ago. What began with just a single printer exploded into a mindless prolifer......
Microsoft and Facebook complete 4,000-mile Marea undersea cable... +
The transatlantic super high-speed Marea undersea cable, stretching from the U.S. to Europe, has been completed. The massive project was a joint venture between Microsoft, Facebook, and telecommunications company Telxius, The post Microsoft and Facebook c...
Unreal Engine 4.18 Preview Published to Epic Launcher... +
Epic Games has released a preview build of Unreal Engine 4.18. This basically sets a bar for shipped features, giving them a bit of time to crush bugs before they recommend developers use it for active projects. This version has quite a few big changes, e...
Inside the submarine factory: OceanGate builds a craft to visit the Titanic shipwreck, again and again... +
EVERETT, Wash. Today it looks like an eight-foot-long section of culvert pipe, but in just a couple of months, the carbon-fiber cylinder sitting on OceanGate’s shop floor will serve as the heart of a five-person submersible that’s destined to ...
Sprint and T-Mobile could merge in late October... +
There have been hints that Sprint and T-Mobile are seriously talking about a merger (again), but how likely is that union, really? Quite likely, if you ask Reuters' sources. They understand that the two carriers are "close" to agreeing on t...
Working Geek: Bitlume CEO Lakshmi Shankar is building a new type of video startup... +
When Lakshmi Shankar was working as a technology consultant she noticed a recurring problem. Clients often had trouble integrating paid video content with paywall and subscription tools. The problem was so pervasive that she decided it was a business oppo...
Bike-sharing platform Mobike arrives in the U.S. via Washington, DC... +
If public transportation is slowing you down, you may consider bicycling instead. And now that Mobike, the world's largest smart bike-sharing platform, has launched in the U.S., that option is looking better than ever. The post Bike-sharing platform Mobik...
The Best iPhone 8 Plus Cases... +
AR startup Mira bags $1 million for Google Cardboard-like Prism headset... +
Miras Prism headset is alot like Google Cardboardbut for augmented reality, and investors at Greylock Partners think thats a cool enough idea they led a $1 million funding round in the startup.Miras Prism headset is alot like Google Cardboardbut for augme...
The best new shows and movies to stream: Transparent season 4 and more... +
Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream this week. On the list: 'Transparent' returns for a fourth season, 'American Vandal' premieres, and more. The post The best new shows and movies to stream:...
Crytek Releases CRYENGINE 5.4... +
The latest version of CRYENGINE, 5.4, makes several notable improvements. Starting with the most interesting one for our readers: Vulkan has been added at the beta support level. It’s always good to have yet another engine jump in with this graphics...
This news-reading AI could scan for police shootings nationwide... +
Ask how many people have been killed in the last couple decades by police officers, and results vary widely. Local and federal authorities may track them.....
The Tiny, $25 PocketBone... +
It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBone has made its first real-world appearanceat the World Maker Faire in New York this weekend. This is a tiny, tiny Linux computer that's small ......
Instagram still hasn't finished rolling out its archive feature... +
I'm actually screaming...
The Blockbuster Showdown At Tomorrow's Berlin Marathon... +
Can three elite runners, with a little help from Nike and Adidas, smash the marathon world record?...
Amazon Web Services Discuss Lumberyard Roadmap... +
Lumberyard has been out for a little over a year and a half, and it has been experiencing steady development since then. Just recently, they published a blog post highlighting where they want the game engine to go. Pretty much none of this information is ...
Rockstar Games Will Unveil Something About 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Next Week: What Could It Be?... +
Rockstar Games tweeted a mysterious image that hints at a major announcement next week. It will likely be about 'Red Dead Redemption 2,' which has been delayed to spring 2018....
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Amazon Acquires 5 Percent Stake in Shoppers Stop... +
Amazon said it sees a big potential in Shoppers Stop to disrupt this segment and want to be part of their growth story....
Dont wait for the Apple Watch to dole out medical advice anytime soon... +
Could the Food and Drug Administration classify the Apple Watch as a medical device? It's a question many have asked over the past couple of years, but the.....
Unity 2017.2.0f1 Released... +
While it’s not technically released yet, Unity has flipped the naming scheme of Unity 2017.2 to Unity 2017.2.0f1. The “f” stands for final, so we will probably see a blog post on it soon. This version has a handful of back-end changes, s...
10 milestones in AI history, from neural networks to Jeopardy! wins... +
With thousands of researchers actively working in the field, narrowing down the 10 most significant milestones in the history of AI isn't easy by any means. But we've certainly tried! The post 10 milestones in AI history, from neural networks to ‘Je...
Dispatches on diversity: Uber, sexual harassment and venture capital... +
Racism. Sexism. Discrimination. Harassment. Those words often come up in questions pertaining to the state of diversity in Silicon Valley....