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As scientists continue to perfect artificial intelligence, the technology still finds its way into everyday life to make it easier. This includes the workplace. Different tasks that would normally demand your attention can now become the responsibility of AI software. Here are six areas where artificial intelligence can improve businesses through smart and efficient automation.
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For most people, digital media is a part of your everyday life. But we don’t always think about how it is created. If you want to better understand how content moves from the mind to the monitor, continue reading for an introduction to Bitmap images. What Is Bitmap? “Bitmap” images are created by arranging a grid
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Did a startup invent the holy grail of health wearables? Quantum Operation Incorporated, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, claims their noninvasive (no-prick) glucometer accurately estimates blood glucose. Quantum’s technology should hit markets in late 2021 or early 2022. If it works, the wearable could prevent 1.6-million diabetes deaths, and countless amputations, each year. But the big
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Since the dawn of the internet, publishers big and small have wondered about the mysterious virtual visitors to their sites. How many are there? What are they reading? How many pages do Canadians using Firefox view per session? The field of analytics tackles these questions, and the leading practitioner is, unsurprisingly, the company that often
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Wi-Fi is a catch-all term. In a sense, it is very precise. It explains a specific method you can use to connect to the internet. There are many different types of Wi-Fi standards. Your router, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and smart home devices all use different wireless standards to connect to the internet. Wireless standards change
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GUIs are ubiquitous, yet you may not even know what they are, and you almost certainly take them for granted. Still, the term is so integral to computing that it merits some explanation and context. So, what is a GUI? What Does GUI Stand for? Depending on how you define computing, it has been around
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A dashcam is an advanced Electronic Logging Device (ELD) that records your front-view through your windshield and sometimes, depending on the brand, the rear view of your car. Outside of the significant road safety regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are many reasons to consider installing a dashcam in your vehicle.
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We have all had that moment when we come home after a long day of work to a freezing or sweltering home. With the Nest Thermostat, those stressful experiences are a thing of the past. The Nest Thermostat helps you save energy without sacrificing comfort. It’s designed to manage your home’s air conditioner and heater
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Nearly every industry today—from manufacturing to services—relies on technical systems for its functioning. In most cases, multiple aspects of a single business or supply chain are dependent on different types of devices and software. In an ordinary industrial landscape inundated with such systems, keeping track of multiple technical components can be a herculean task. But
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A good role-playing game takes a lot of thought and technology to create. The minds behind your favorite titles know that even the simplest design involves coding, automation, and plenty of world-building, to say the least. Whether you’re a curious gamer or an ambitious developer, it’s worth knowing the most important mechanics that makeup RPGs.
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Cloud services are one of the best internet innovations. Instead of purchasing expensive software, set up platforms, or hardware along with the never-ending cost of maintenance and updates, cloud computing services allow you to pay a monthly fee to use complex services. Depending on the services you need and the level of control and flexibility
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Getting your PC online should be straightforward, but without the right hardware a Wi-Fi connection is impossible. While a desktop computer can connect to Wi-Fi, if it doesn’t have a Wi-Fi card installed, you’ll need to add Wi-Fi support to the PC. Here’s everything you need to know about connecting a PC to Wi-Fi and
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ASCII and Unicode are both standards that refer to the digital representation of text, specifically characters that make up text. However, the two standards are significantly different, with many properties reflecting their respective order of creation. America Versus the Universe The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), unsurprisingly, caters to an American audience, writing
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Replika: My AI Friend is an app unlike any other. While most apps out there with chatbots use them as virtual assistants, Replika markets its chatbot as—you guessed it—a friend. With its promised ability to “perceive” and evaluate abstract quantities such as emotion, Replika’s chatbot might just do justice to its aspirationally human description. From
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How do you increase the charge on your smartphone battery? You might think charging it while you’re asleep to regularly hit 100 percent is beneficial, but that actually harms your battery and shortens its life. Here’s the truth about maintaining smartphone batteries—and why you shouldn’t charge it overnight. How Is Battery Life Expectancy Determined? You want your
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Thanks to Amazon, Alexa is now a household name. The company’s suite devices, including speakers, light bulbs, and doorbells, has helped many people convert their homes into intelligent spaces that can adapt to different contexts and commands. Amazon is taking its smart home systems a step further with Amazon Sidewalk, a program where your Amazon
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhances at a rate faster than anyone predicted. These sophisticated programs use complex algorithms to interact with their environment and learn from their experiences. It’s not all about rocket ships and superpowered androids, though. Theoretically, the applications for AIs are endless. These programs are no longer limited to science fiction. Many non-tech
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We’re bringing you a shorter Really Useful Podcast this week, taking a look at what tech we’d most like to find in our stockings for Christmas 2020. This week’s Really Useful Podcast is hosted by Christian Cawley, with appearances by Gavin Philips, James Frew, and Ben Stegner. Look out for our other shows—subscribe to the
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