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Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

July 5th, 2019 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams […]



First smartphone app that can “hear” ear infections in children

May 24th, 2019 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the UW School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, uses the app and funnel to check his daughter’s ear. Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]



As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

April 18th, 2019 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among […]



Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are frauds

March 21st, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Only 23 Android antivirus apps had a 100 percent detection rate with no false positives. An organization specialized in testing antivirus products concluded in a report published this week that roughly two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are a sham and don’t work as advertised. The report, published by Austrian antivirus testing outfit AV-Comparatives, was […]



Mood-forecasting tech could help stop bad moods even before they strike

February 28th, 2019 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Wearable devices might even help prevent suicide by giving a heads-up about worrisome behavior. Watch for sports with smartwatch. Jogging training for marathon. The same technology that is used to track physical activity could be used to track our psychological health. Imagine an app or wearable device that could tell a day in advance that […]



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