Apple's latest acquisition could help Siri understand what you're saying
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Apple’s latest acquisition could help Siri understand what you’re saying

The battle between AI voice assistants continues to rage on, and now Apple has acquired a tech firm, Voysis, that is all about helping computers understand natural language. As reported by Bloomberg, the firm's now-deleted website said it could p… Continue Reading…

Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation
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Skype rolls out ‘Meet Now’ calls that don’t need a a sign-up or installation

With people forced out of their offices and schools to avoid spreading coronavirus, there are more video calls going on than ever. However, a significant chunk of the action has gone to Zoom, and not Skype, Microsoft's product that has been at th… Continue Reading…

The Morning After: Apple's iPad turns 10
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The Morning After: Apple’s iPad turns 10

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Engadget's review of the first iPad ten years ago lauded its potential, even if the first version of tablet software couldn't do much for one's productivity. Since then, Apple has slowly gotten aroun… Continue Reading…

Canada PM Justin Trudeau says country has signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis
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Canada PM Justin Trudeau says country has signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau says the country has signed an agreement with Amazon.com for the distribution of critical emergency medical supplies such as masks, face shields, gowns, ventilators, and test kits in the COVID-19 crisis. Prime Minister Trudeau says the federal government has a deal with Amazon Canada to …

Amazon to delay Prime Day over coronavirus
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Amazon to delay Prime Day over coronavirus

Amazon will delay its annual marketing and money-making Prime Day due to the coronavirus pandemic. Citing ‘internal meeting notes,’ Reuters reports that Amazon.com will postpone its major summer shopping event Prime Day at least until August, and expects up to a $100 million hit from excess items it may now …

Amazon responds to backlash with increased protection for workers
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Amazon responds to backlash with increased protection for workers

Early this week, workers from Amazon, Whole Foods and Instacart walked off the job to protest what they say is a lack of protections against COVID-19. Now, Amazon is sharing its plans to increase employee temperature checks and provide surgical masks… Continue Reading…

Sony indefinitely delays ‘The Last of Us Part II’
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Sony indefinitely delays ‘The Last of Us Part II’

Naughty Dog has just about finished work on The Last Of Us Part II. It's taking care of the last few bugs and then the long-awaited sequel should be all set. However, Sony has delayed the game for a second time. It's pushing back the release… Continue Reading…

HBO's free streaming includes 'The Wire' and its Theranos documentary
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HBO’s free streaming includes ‘The Wire’ and its Theranos documentary

As efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus by encouraging social distancing stretch into another week, HBO has opened up its library for some free viewing. Not everything is available — non-subscribers can’t catch up on Game of Thrones yet — but… Continue Reading…

Learn to make data-driven business decisions with this $40 virtual course
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Learn to make data-driven business decisions with this $40 virtual course

TL;DR: Enhance your business skills with The Better Business Analyst Bundle for $39.99, a 94% savings as of March 20.  What separates a successful business from a mediocre one? Smart, data-driven decision making. And when you’re just starting out, having a crucial grasp on your data and the ability to …

Amazon temporarily raises overtime pay for warehouse workers
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Amazon temporarily raises overtime pay for warehouse workers

Amazon is still determined to meet demand spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s willing to offer warehouse workers incentives to keep shipments going. In a statement to Reuters, the internet giant said it was raising overtime pay for US warehou… Continue Reading…