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Fluenty is a good example of how chatbots save time — You might not realize this, but most of us text the same phrases over and over again all day long. People ask us about lunch plans and we tell them we want to meet at 12. Our kids text us and we say we'll be home at 5.

How to Be Surprisingly Original in Everything You Do — Here's a little mental exercise to try sometime. Think of a mundane task you do everyday. It might be emailing potential clients, posting on Twitter, or even going to a meeting with the boss. Now, put a twist on it.

Here's Why Apple Has Now Sold 1 Billion iPhones — Tim Cook held an iPhone 6s Plus high in the air. The CEO of Apple had a grin a mile wide, and he has a good reason to be excited. That actual phone -- it's the Rose Gold version in the photo above -- is the one billionth sold, a milestone few tech companies can boast.

Reviewed: Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum is an Early Candidate for Product of the Year — You feel it in your gut when a new product does something truly fantastic. For the past week or so, I've been testing the new Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum that comes out in the U.S. on August 1.

What to Do Now That Millennials Are Playing Pokemon Go Instead of Working — There's been a big shift with Pokemon Go. According to one recent report, 40% of the people who play the game are 25 or older. Another report said 78% are over 17 (or well within working age).

2 Words Every Great Leader Says Constantly — I had asked one of my employees to come into work early. I was managing a small team of graphics professionals, those people who know how to use Photoshop to create works of art and can design websites in their sleep. I always felt a little unqualified.

How to Pick the Best Video Conferencing Service for Your Business — Immediate, reliable, easy to use, and free. Those are the criteria you might use to select a video-conferencing app for your company. Yet, it's often not that simple. Free sometimes means unreliable. Immediate can mean there are not any powerful features (which is why the app runs in a browser and doesn't have any extra software to download).

That’s no moon, it’s an Amazon Prime Air delivery drone — You barely see it dropping out of the sky from around 400 feet. It's bigger than your family pet, judging from the pictures. And, it can deliver a five-pound package to your doorstep with no problems. Amazingly, this technology is not some far-off science-fiction fantasy.

New Survey: 59% of Entrepreneurs Don't View Social Media as Essential — Well, this is a bit troubling. A new survey conducted by industry group The Alternative Board (TAB) found that nearly two out of every three small business owners (or 59%) think social media is not that essential to business operations. It's an interesting result given how much social media has invaded every area of our lives.

How chatbots and machine intelligence will help recruiters — Recruiting is one of those activities in business that takes time and effort, but sometimes doesn't produce the desired results. You can sift through resumes, reach out to people on LinkedIn, and even conduct an interview in person - and then take a pass. The problem?
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Jul 28, 2016

Mini review of Jason Bourne: I still have found what I'm looking for

Jul 28, 2016

I'm not testing this, I'm a customer. So... please sign up because I get some trinkets 

Jul 28, 2016

Retesting the HTC Vive for apps and, oh, possibly going to CLIMB MT. EVEREST OVER LUNCH WHILE EATING A TACO

Jul 27, 2016

RT @Inc: An early candidate for product of the year, the Dyson 360 Eye is a brilliant robocleaner @jmbrandonbb 

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