p The Cortana Skills Kit became publicly available today.That means developers can make voice apps for the intelligent assistant used by 145 million monthly active users, and an initial group of voice apps is also now available./p p The first four skills available for Cortana — Expedia, Capital One, TalkLocal, and Knowmail — were teased last December, and an additional 26 were shared today, many of which already have a history on devices like Google Assistant or Alexa third party ecosystems./p p There’s now iHeartRadio and TuneIn for music, StubHub for tickets, OpenTable for restaurant reservations, and Uber for rides./p p Food Network gives people on Alexa, Google Assistant, and now Cortana access to thousands of recipes.On both Alexa and Google Assistant (and now Cortana), tell the WebMD bot your symptoms and it can tell you why you’re feeling ill. /p p Ask My Buddy, also available through multiple intelligent assistants, helps senior citizens dependent on care to contact a friend, family, or caretaker if they fall or are in need of assistance.
Wireless service providers like Verizon, AT or T-Mobile, strive to provide a comparable experience to their customers but are often falling short of that goal.Carriers’ engagement and interaction with their customers on their mobile devices is often lacking, if not flawed, relative to today’s expectation.While they market new, on-device customer experiences, these services often do not provide the real-time and contextual aspect of a true digital experience.Informing customers about their current usage and active plans is table stakes, even though mobile operators have the means to provide a much more transparent experience.Uber, for example, flipped the standard taxi model by enabling customers to review the cost of a ride upfront instead of after the ride is completed.Similarly, on Amazon (or almost any online service), buyers are informed of how much their purchase will cost before making the order.
p Finnair rekrytoi 350 uutta lentoemäntää ja stuerttia seuraavan vuoden kuluessa."Finnair on voimakkaassa kasvuvaiheessa ja sen myötä jatkamme Finnairin ja Suomenkin mittakaavassa merkittäviä rekrytointeja.Matkustamohenkilöstön lisäksi tarvitsemme myös lisää lentäjiä, joille järjestetään haku ensi syksynä.Haemme strategiamme tueksi myös digiosaajia sekä muita ammattilaisia vaativiin asiantuntijatehtäviin", sanoo tiedotteessa Finnairin henkilöstöjohtaja Eija Hakakari."Yhteensä olemme parin viime vuoden aikana rekrytoineet jo noin 1000 uutta finnairilaista, ja rekrytoinnit jatkuvat tulevina vuosina kasvun myötä", Hakakari jatkaa.Matkustamopalveluhenkilöstön rekrytointi alkaa 9.5.2017 jatkuvalla, avoimella haulla.
p It’s totally normal to have vaginal discharge, a sort of whitish fluid, showing up in your underwear (if you are a person who has a vagina).But if you’re seeing a lot of it, you may wonder, how much is okay?In this video, gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter demonstrates.She squirts four milliliters of water, dyed yellow with iodine, so you can see what the amount looks like.Anything up to this amount in 24 hours is totally normal.She also has photos of roux smeared onto a pad, in case the water is too, you know, watery to get the point across.
p Hi, CNET readers and members, I'm Lee Koo, community manager for CNET, and I'm introducing a new column called "Get to know the CNET family" as a way for you, our loyal readers, to get to know us better and what we do at CNET.What I will be doing is passing a series of Q around our staff at CNET, from the people you are familiar with like Brian Tong, Sharon Profis and Brian Cooley to the individuals who are behind the scenes like our video producers, copy editors, engineers, developers and product managers so you can get a glimpse of who we all are individually.Since I'm introducing this column, I'll start with my own Q to kick things off, so here we go.A: I've been part of the CNET family for a long time -- let's just say that I breathed and bled red, green and yellow, the colors of our site way back in the day when we had quirky commercials like this one here (maybe some of you remember them days?)Whether it's voicing your opinion on an article, submitting a user review or getting help and helping others in the CNET forums, the participation of our members makes my day-to-day job interesting, eye-opening and a learning experience.A: You would think the most challenging part of being a community manager would be dealing with hate speech being thrown around in comments section, or spammers and trolls wreaking havoc.
p If you’re building a gaming PC, then chances are you’ll want some color to go with all that power.Nothing adds color like LED lighting, and nothing makes that lighting more exciting than synchronizing effects across various system components.A number of companies have technology that keeps lighting in sync between, say, a motherboard, GPU, and case.Now, there’s a partnership between two separate companies, MSI and SteelSeries, to get their RGB lighting technology in sync as well.Specifically, MSI and SteelSeries are utilizing the latter’s SteelSeries Engine3 (SSE3) software to control the RGB lighting on MSI’s Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard.There’s no word in the companies’ announcement on whether any of MSI’s other motherboards will be plugged into SSE3.
p If you’re afraid of sharks, well, this blog should convince you it’s actually orcas you should avoid.Orcas are among the most savage killers in the ocean, wrecking tiger sharks, seals, beaked whales—and probably one of the most infamous apex predators out there, the great white shark.And the corpses definitely showed signs of being leftover orca lunch.“This is the first confirmed account of an orca predation on a white shark from South Africa,” Marine Biologist Alison Kock from South African National Parks told Gizmodo in an email.Boaters filmed a pod of orcas attacking great whites in California in 1997.A few shark carcasses have turned up in the area around the Gansbaai beaches since 2012—dead great white sharks washing ashore is a rare event itself.
p Opening yet another front in the all-flash array wars, Pure Storage has announced an XtremIO and VMAX trade-in programme – timed, of course, to co-incide with the Dell EMC World shindig in Las Vegas.Marketing hostilities started with a FUD – a blog by Pure product VP Max Kixmoeller claiming Dell EMC was retreating from ground-up design all-flash arrays and favouring AFA retrofitting with its Unity (VNX) and VMAX arrays.Pure, of course, claims it has no such problems and is powering ahead to a bright and shiny future, etc, with its FlashArray//X leading the way to NVMe nirvana.It has announced an “NVMe Now” promotion running from now until October 31, with which XtremIO and VMAX customers can use a terabyte-for-terabyte trade-in programme if they buy a FlashArray//X.They can trade in and consolidate a portion of their existing installed XtremIO or VMAX capacity into the new array.Pure Storage will provide a trade-in credit for up to 25 per cent of the new FlashArray//X capacity.
In this piece Jean-Michel Boyer, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK, outlines the potential business advantages of leasing telecoms equipment.The telecoms market is comparatively less mature, yet business comms is a complex area where different standards, protocols, hardware and software platforms need to be seamlessly integrated.As a result, leasing can provide an efficient and affordable solution that also helps businesses to expand their telephony infrastructure with relative ease, on a piecemeal basis.With leasing, VARs can offer that solution on a cost per month basis which includes all aspects from software and hardware to soft costs such as installation, consultancy, configuration, security, training and maintenance.Rather than having to make a large upfront payment for technologies which could soon become obsolete, businesses are now more accustomed to accessing what they need, when they need it.Out with the old, in with the new
p Blackview has announced a huge event for May where they have discounted popular new models and are offering you the chance to win a Blackview A9!/p p Over the next few days and weeks, Blackview will be offering some of their most popular smartphone models at discounted prices for a limited time.The offers kick off on the 9th May when fans of the brand will have the chance to win a free Blackview A9 Pro./p p /p p /p p The Blackview A9 Pro is a surprise device from Blackview and features everything that we would normally associate with a more expensive flagship handset.Stand out features for the A9 Pro include dual rear cameras, a 3000mAh battery, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, 5inch display and fingerprint scanner./p p /p Join GizChina on Telegram p The A9 Pro normally sells for just $89.99 but from the 9th – 14th May pricing will be cut to only $85.99 and one lucky customer has the chance to win the phone for FREE!
p With perhaps its boldest bet yet, YouTube is going directly after traditional television advertising dollars with 40 new programs exclusively for the platform.And advertisers appear to be coming back to the fold after brand-safety concerns rocked YouTube several weeks ago.Tonight, at the digital giant’s BrandCast event in New York, YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl announced that celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest and Demi Lovato are creating shows.The big pitch to marketers came toward the end of the first week of the Digital Content NewFronts.“We see these shows as a way for us to partner with you to buck this trend,” Kyncl said.On stage at New York’s Javits Center, Hart announced he’s creating a series called Laugh Out Loud to give future comedians and actors a chance to create their own content and comedy.
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p Donky Kong vs Halo?Resident Evil vs Tomb Raider?These are the questions the World Video Game Hall of Fame will hope to answer this morning as it announces its new entrants.The Hall of Fame has announced 12 finalists including Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy VII, Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pokémon Red and Green, Portal, Resident Evil, Street Fighter II, Tomb Raider and Wii Sports.The World Video Game Hall of Fame opened in 2015 and boasts such luminaries as Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and World of Warcraft.The ceremony begins at 10.30am ET this morning in Rochester NY but which video games are likely to miss out?
p Google’s fight against problematic content has drawn renewed attention to a common question: how does Google know what’s authoritative?The simple answer is that it has no single “authority” metric.Rather, Google looks at a variety of undisclosed metrics which may even vary from query to query.That was called PageRank, which was all about looking at links to pages.Google counted how many links a page received to help derive a PageRank score for that page.These days, links and content are still among the most important ranking signals.
p The Northern Hemisphere is warming up as summer approaches, and Amazon and Anker have a deal today to gear up for blasting tunes in the backyard.Right now, Anker’s ultra-popular SoundCore Bluetooth speaker is on sale for $28.79 at Amazon when you apply coupon code ANKSPK77 at checkout.That price is within spitting distance of last fall’s all-time low of $27, and in general a very good price for this budget speaker.The SoundCore features two 3-watt speakers and a built-in microphone for hands-free calling, and supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and an auxiliary line-in connection.It has a reception range of 66 feet, and a 24-hour/500 song playtime on a single charge from the 4400mAh battery.It’s also fairly light and compact, weighing 0.78 pounds and measuring 6.5 x 1.5 x 2.1 inches.
there is No indication other than to Apple's quarterly report in the evening Swedish time, will push up the company at a new alltime high.the Expectations of the Iphone 8, which by all accounts will be launched in september, is huge.Apple's share has reached record highs this week and after the last quarterly report, which surprised positively, the share price has risen by more than 20 percent.analysts expected Apple to report a profit of 2:01 dollars per share, compared with a 1:90 dollars in the previous report.Read more: Apple lifts after record-breaking quarterLike so many times before, the focus is on sales of the Iphone.
p The Circle, a film adaptation of the best-selling novel by David Eggers about a mega-Silicon Valley company that has sinister plans to control the world, opened recently to tepid reviews and unimpressive box office.That shouldn’t obscure the fact that the issues it attempts to address—and which the novel brilliantly took on—are ones that need to be dealt with, urgently.What are the implications for rights, freedoms, and privacy when the desiderata of our digital incarnations are channeled through only handful of massive private companies who want to use our data not just to reduce the frictions of everyday life but to augment their own bottom lines?While the fate of the Trump administration certainly matters, it may shape the world much less decisively in the long-term than the tectonic changes rapidly altering the digital landscape.As the media attention has veered from whether Congress and the White House would manage to repeal and replace Obamacare (spoiler: they did not) to grading Trump’s 100 days, three things happened that received considerably less play and will have considerably more impact.At the end of March, both the Senate and the House voted to roll back broadband privacy regulations that had been passed by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016.
p CeeLo Green has been uber-productive lately, and now’s your chance to hear his latest, a remix of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone”.CeeLo Green is one of music’s most enigmatic characters, someone who is as likely to drop dozens of lyrics about his favorite MCs as he is to show up to the Grammys covered in gold.So when he sends you a text message of a new song at 2 a.m., you are not shocked — you are excited.That is how CeeLo’s remix of Childish Gambino’s infectious Redbone ended up at Digital Trends — and it’s now being shared with the world.In the remix, Green replaces Gambino’s soulful, paranoid musings of staying awake with an arresting proclamation of love and devotion.It’s one of the rare remakes where you can hear how the original artist was influenced by the one remaking the song.
The Expansion Pass, costing £17.99, will consist of two packs of content – one this summer, and one in winter.The first pack is called The Master Trials, and includes:Hard Mode: For the completists among you.All enemies move up a rank (red Bokoblins change to blue, and so on) and some harder enemies will appear where you wouldn't expect to find them.They'll be better at noticing Link as he approaches, and they'll (slowly) heal as you're fighting them, so you'll have to be quick.Hard Mode also includes "floating planks held aloft by balloons" (they love their balloons, don't they?)
p Bike-rental startup ofo has been ordered to be pulled out from east China’s Nantong city by local chengguan (城管; refers to “city management” departments) for cramming onto the sidewalks, only one day after they placed roughly 500 bikes on the streets, local media is reporting./p p This is not the first time that bike-rental services have been put on hold at the local level.Similar cases have happened in cities of Zibo, Tai’an, Shaoxing, and Deyang over the past few months, as competition among bike-rental firms has been expanding from Tier 1 to Tier 2 and 3 cities./p p Bike-rental firms recently found their bikes temporarily seized or their operations suspended by local authorities as they put their bikes into service without obtaining approval./p p Nantong Chengguan Bureau held urgent talks on April 29 with a general manager in charge of ofo’s east China operations, pointing out some of the problems associated with ofo’s services such as no approval from local authorities, no satellite positioning function installed on its bikes, as well as no availability of maintenance, dispatching and technical staff./p p An officer at Nantong Chengguan Bureau said they welcome bike-rentals in the city, adding that ofo can resume their bike-rental services in the city as long as they go through all the formalities required.