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Amazon Echo Look Is a Voice-Controlled Camera That Tells You What to Wear

  Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The technology and retailing behemoth on Wednesday unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists’ advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product underscores Amazon’s ambitions to be a top player in fashion and voice-powered computing. Amazon is working to make its voice assistant Alexa, which competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, an indispensable feature of people’s lives: from playing music to helping…

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune

Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. His goal is for Wikitribune to offer “factual and neutral” articles that help combat the problem of “fake news”. The service is intended to be both ad-free and free-to-read, so will rely on supporters making regular donations. One expert said it had the potential to become a trusted site, but suggested its influence might be limited. Wikitribune shares many of the features already found in Mr Wales’s online encyclopaedia, including the need…

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Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn says it’s really happening. On Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn, he had a lot to say to his employees but some of the key things that stood out were his thoughts on how technology and automated processes are really changing the future of employment. Apart from all the wide-ranging effects it will have on our lives and society, in general, he says that technology is really beginning to displace millions of people from their jobs. So what should we do? What should really define our time? Weiner…

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Technology a blessing to tourism

Tourism! Some call it leisure, others call it business. It means different things to different people at different times. To many, traveling all over the world for business while you accidentally bump into unique destinations is Tourism. To a certain extent, this is true. However, tourism goes way beyond just travelling around. It encompasses travelling, visiting tourist destinations, learning diverse cultures and tradition as well as experiencing various lifestyles. Merely passing by a tourist site doesn’t make one a tourist. You actually have to stay in a place and spend…

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Spotify, Universal Sign Global Licence Agreement

Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming company, and Universal Music Group said Tuesday they have signed a new multi-year global licence agreement. Under the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, Spotify’s paying subscribers can have access to a new album by a Universal artist for a period of two weeks after its release, the two companies said in a joint statement. But “singles are available on Spotify for all listeners,” its chairman and CEO Daniel Ek said in the statement. Since it was founded in 2008, the online…

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WhatsApp Text Status Feature Makes a Return With ‘About’ Description

WhatsApp did a major overhaul by introducing Snapchat-like WhatsApp Status a while back. It was met with a lot of criticism from many users who wanted the old text-based status message back. Now, with WhatsApp’s latest beta, the company is testing just that. In the latest Android beta version 2.17.95, users are now seeing the revival of the old status message feature. The feature is still being tested, but this indicates that it should arrive in the stable version soon. If you want to use it immediately, we suggest you…

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