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Your personal homepage. Pictura – Search Flickr inside Photoshop. How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Assistants. Virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now have become a fixture in many people’s daily lives, helping them get driving directions, find phone numbers and search the Web using their voice.

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Assistants

Now a crop of savvy users have found ways to use those tools at work, too. Virtual assistants can tackle a range of workplace tasks, such as scour emails for important information, send reminders about future appointments and set up meetings automatically. Thanks to big data and artificial intelligence, assistants are better able to understand the way people really communicate and are beginning to anticipate their needs. According to Gallup, nearly two-thirds of working adults say they don’t have enough time in the workday to complete what they set out to do. Here’s a look at some of the ways people are using the fast-growing army of virtual-assistant bots to make their work lives more efficient. Checking in with staff Working by voice Location-based reminders. Artificial Intelligence Finally Entered Our Everyday World. Andrew Ng hands me a tiny device that wraps around my ear and connects to a smartphone via a small cable.

Artificial Intelligence Finally Entered Our Everyday World

It looks like a throwback—a smartphone earpiece without a Bluetooth connection. But it’s really a glimpse of the future. In a way, this tiny device allows the blind to see. Ng is the chief scientist at Chinese tech giant Baidu, and this is one of the company’s latest prototypes. It’s called DuLight. Artificial intelligence is changing not only the way we use our computers and smartphones but the way we interact with the real world. DuLight is still in the earliest stages of development. Ng’s prototype relies on a technology called deep learning. This same technology already is handling a wide range of other tasks within Baidu and US tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. A neural net, you see, can help with many different modes of perception. Secrets to Long Haul Creativity. Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, from the world's leading experts.

Visual Thesaurus. 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers. Introduction Your Mac can do millions of things, but sometimes even the best of us forget some of the cool stuff it can do - so we're here to help jog your memory.

50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

Some of these tips need recent versions of OS X - such as OS X 10.10 Yosemite or OS X 10.11 El Capitan - but not all of them do. In some cases, some are little features that Apple has sneaked into upgrades that you might have totally missed, and some might be a classic lightbulb moment of "I'd totally forgotten you could do that! " This is neither a formal nor an exhaustive list; we've just put our heads together to gather the fifty tips we think are awesome. Check out our review of the new MacBook 1. As well as being able to do calculations in Spotlight, in Yosemite it gets an extra trick: unit conversions. 2. In OS X 10.8, the Mac's ability to listen to you as well as talk is really impressive. Your Mac is just as good a listener as it is a talker, though. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use

Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? Hearfones Acoustic Monitor Headphones. ED note: We were very impressed with this product's effectiveness.

Hearfones Acoustic Monitor Headphones

International orders please contact Hearfones Directly Most of the million or so singers in the U.S. are in vocal groups that could sound much better if they took their singing quality seriously enough to make time to improve it ....or had an easy way to achieve this goal quickly. In most cases, the singers don't really know what sounds to make, how to make them or have a way to monitor their singing quality. Also, while performing, these singers hear mostly the ensemble sound (and any accompaniment) and may not even hear their own voice at all.... or may not even be listening.

Each singer using this revolutionary new tool hears very clearly the real and total sound of his own voice which he doesn't hear now just listening to the reflections of his singing in the room. All it takes is HearFones... and the desire to get better... to reach the goal of beautiful singing. Make beautiful music; then go save the world anyway! Pulse. Photography. Online tools. Self Education. Boutique Business Growth Consulting. YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

TED: Ideas worth spreading. Intellectually Speaking. Satire parody mock etc: Psychology Studies. Curating social learning. TED.

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