Ian Small, former head of TokBox, takes over as Evernote CEO from Chris O’Neill

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Ian Small, former head of TokBox, takes over as Evernote CEO from Chris O’Neill Former TokBox head Ian Small is replacing Chris O’Neill as CEO of Evernote, the note-taking and productivity app company said this morning. In a blog post, Small said that the leadership change was announced to employees this morning by Evernote’s board. “We are all hugely appreciative … Read More

August Smart Lock Gains Voice Unlocking & More

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August Smart Lock Gains Voice Unlocking & More [unable to retrieve full-text content] On Amazon Alexa, homeowners should first enable the August Smart Home skill on Alexa's mobile application, and then turn on the Doorbell Press setting in the Announcements section. In addition, users are also gaining the ability …Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 23:41:38 +0000

Lime hires its first chief business officer amid push into car-sharing

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Lime hires its first chief business officer amid push into car-sharing After four months “on the beach,” per his LinkedIn profile, Uber’s former global head of business and corporate development has a new gig. Lime has hired David Richter (pictured) as its first-ever chief business officer and interim chief financial officer. Based in San Francisco, Richter will be overseeing the … Read More

Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments

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Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments Social e-commerce startup Goxip raised $5 million in January, and now the Hong Kong-based business has brought in more cash with a strategic $1.4 million investment from financial services company Convoy. Existing backers including Chinese photo app company Meitu also took part. Convoy offers a range of services that … Read More

Help, the ‘Riverdale’ cameo on Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ makes zero sense

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Help, the ‘Riverdale’ cameo on Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ makes zero sense [unable to retrieve full-text content] Ever since The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was announced by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the question of how and when the two shows — both starring characters from Archie comics — would cross over.  Now that Sabrina’s entire first season is … Read More

Use Alexa to Take Control over Your Nvidia Shield

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Use Alexa to Take Control over Your Nvidia Shield [unable to retrieve full-text content] Available through a new Amazon Skill, you can ask Alexa to help with navigating and enjoying your favorite movies, TV shows, music and more.” …Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:03:45 +0000

August adds voice unlocking and doorbell announcements

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August adds voice unlocking and doorbell announcements [unable to retrieve full-text content] Voice unlocking already works with Alexa and August smart locks. … With Amazon Alexa and the Doorbell Cam Pro, Alexa will announce when … use the Alexa app and the August skill to activate announcements and routines.Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:03:45 +0000

You Can Now Control Your NVIDIA SHIELD TV with Amazon Echo

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You Can Now Control Your NVIDIA SHIELD TV with Amazon Echo [unable to retrieve full-text content] Starting today, SHIELD users can control their streaming box with any of the Amazon Echo speakers, thanks to a new Alexa skill from NVIDIA.Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:15:00 +0000

Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties

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Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity from a range of threats posed by artificial intelligence have been proposed. Now, a privacy group wants the U.S. government to adopt them too. The set of 12 universal guidelines … Read More

Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home

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Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with Google Home Today’s kids are too young to remember Disney’s read-along books and records, which combined narration and sounds with physical books to make reading more entertaining. But they may have laid their hands on more modern sound books that have buttons you press at various parts of the … Read More