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Apple's Business Chat means one day you'll ask HomePod for a bank loan

Nuance Communications explained the huge potential of Apple's Business Chat platform, which one day means we’ll be able to ask our HomePod to arrange our next bank loan.

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Wireless charging explained: What is it and how does it work?

Wireless charging technology has been around for more than 100 years, but its inclusion in devices such as Apple's new iPhone line has given it new life. Here's how it works, and why it could soon show up in everything from homes to...

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Is wireless charging bad for your smartphone?

With Apple adopting wireless charging in the iPhone 8 and X, many users will be tempted to leave their phones on an inductive charging pad all day. Will that hurt the battery?

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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IBM Think 2018 shows how Watson has gone wireless

The IBM Think 2018 conference was like World of Watson 2.0. This year they did a much better job showing how AI, the cloud, IoT and IoTT are using wireless and starting to transform the lives of every business and every consumer.

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IBM’s new Watson Assistant targets business with ‘white label’ service

The newest voice-activated A.I. assistant differs from Alexa, Siri, Cortana and others with a white-label service approach that works in the background.

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Google is often its own worst enemy

From Google Now to its notification-centric smartwatch vision, it's astonishing how willing Google is to ditch great ideas instead of nurturing them to maturity.

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Could these grain-sized computers using blockchain networks thwart counterfeiters?

IBM researchers have created computers the size of a grain of rock salt that could someday be embedded in every product shipped and used to track it and maintain its authenticity.

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Google is creating its own Amazon right under our noses

How an innocuous-seeming announcement speaks volumes about Google's shifting ambitions — and its efforts to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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5G Americas says 5G will drive autonomous car revolution

5G Americas says 5G will play a big role in the autonomous or self-driving car. This is true but is only part of the story. AI, IoT and other technologies will also drive this revolution.

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A.R., A.I. and 5G to help drive mobile spending through '21

Companies are expected to boost their deployment of augmented reality software and hardware this year as they bolster efforts to enable employee mobility.

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Why autonomous cars won’t be autonomous

The truth is that artificial intelligence is neither artificial nor intelligent. A.I. is made out of people.

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Microsoft’s Cortana speaker will go the way of the Zune

The what, you say? Exactly!

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MWC18: Where will Apple get 5G iPhone chips?

The first 5G networks should begin launching from mid-2019. This will have a direct impact on Apple's business, posing problems and opportunity for the iPhone maker.

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What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

Once you understand why all these tech companies so desperately want you to adore their assistants, the push for a "smart" everything suddenly makes a lot more sense.

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12 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

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5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Android P rumor season has begun — but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?

This year's MWC gets under way Feb. 26 in Barcelona, and while hardware announcements are a given, attendees are more likely to be hearing a lot about 5G networking.

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Why we’re getting self-driving delivery before self-driving Ubers

The public will have to wait another decade for self-driving Ubers. But autonomous vans are already delivering groceries.

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What is IFTTT? How to use If This, Then That services

With 11 million users running more than a billion applets a month, IFTTT is on track to become a service that connects pretty much everything — though some users say it has room for improvement.

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