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Apple’s iOS 11 unlocks a future for IoT

With its move to open up NFC support for some iOS developers, Apple is opening IoT doors, while Hilton Hotels shows how to use smartphones to unlock them.

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AI and mobile apps: What really matters

More apps use AI to do things for us, such block and remove offensive posts on Instagram. Soon AI will take the limelight, and the apps will move the background.

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Mingis on Tech: What Cisco announced at Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where the big story is Cisco's efforts to reinvent itself and push "intent-based networking."

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A.I. starts to deliver in the enterprise, at last

After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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Take another look at wireless charging

The convenience and utility of wireless power is becoming hard to ignore.

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We need virtual assistants that talk to each other

A lot of companies have developed voice-based virtual assistants, but you still have to choose one and stick with it.You shouldn't have to.

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24% off Resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool 2-Pack - Deal Alert

Made in the USA and originally developed for first responders, this 2-in-1 safety and survival tool features a blade for cutting a seatbelt and a spring-loaded steel spike for breaking a side window. Keep in on your keychain, or clip...

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Real world challenges between us and the Internet of Things

Alan Carlton examines the real world challenges between our today and the many promises of the Internet of Things (IoT) tomorrow; specifically in the Smart City space.

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IBM, Sesame Workshops reveal AI & Apple iPad child literacy plan

IBM and Sesame Workshops introduce a Watson-based iPad solution to improve child literacy.

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How drones are advancing civil engineering and surveying

Drones mean a quantum leap for surveying. They provide eyes that can reach and hover above specific sites. Their height and cameras can be adjusted remotely. And, equipped with sensors, they can measure, transmit and store data.

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Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

The taking of selfies and other photographs inspired and driven in part by social sharing is the key to the future of business, marketing and the artificial intelligence age.

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Trump loses tech over Paris Agreement decision

The tech industry suddenly seems more united than ever as it slams the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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53% off Nulaxy Wireless In-Car FM Bluetooth Kit with Display and USB Charger - Deal Alert

Nulaxy's car transmitter works with Bluetooth enabled devices like smartphones and tablets to wirelessly transmit audio through your car's speakers. Its display will show incoming call & music information, and also features a USB...

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Why CIOs must understand Apple’s Neural Engine plan

Apple is allegedly developing a Neural Engine chip, which will be dedicated to performing artificial intelligence (AI) computation on mobile devices.

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Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird's specialty is designing technologies that work for people, creating conversational user interfaces and chatbots that can serve different professional audiences across different geographies and different cultures.

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Big Data will enable better network and application intelligence in 5G

5G requirements clearly call out the need to support the IoT and the Big Data it produces. This article explores Big Data, how it can improve network and application intelligence, and how it will all work in 5G.

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Google, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor

This week's demo of Google Lens showcases to what's really coming: The rise of the all-purpose super-sensor fueled by software-based A.I.

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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Echo who? Google just turned Home into a productivity powerhouse

Google just shattered the limits of what a smart speaker can be -- and its once-ho-hum Home product is about to redefine the market.

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