Wanted: A world where virtual assistants help (without being asked)

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Instead of fearing that artificial intelligence (A.I.) will replace us, we should be excited about how A.I. will help us.

In a perfect future, our A.I. virtual assistant will know what we’re doing, where we’re going and — most importantly — what we’re saying. They’ll know lots of other things, too. And when they sense we need help, they’ll whisper suggestions, ideas or facts into our ears, essentially giving us real-time knowledge as we go about our day.

As you’re walking from a parking garage to your meeting, your virtual assistant should give you turn-by-turn walking directions without you having to ask. As you shake hands before the mee…
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How to Help in an Emergency…Tools

How to Help in an Emergency…Tools

Out of the 10s of thousands of car accidents I have been on … time or another used every last extrication and forcible entry tool on the rig. It wasn’t until after I retired from the emergency services that I became a ham radio operator.
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Swiss+Tech ST81005M2 BodyGuard Auto Emergency Escape Tools (5-in-1) for Car Safety, including Panic Alarm and Flasher -2 Pack, Black
Each Swiss+Tech BodyGard ESC 5-in-1 will break out side window glass in an instant; slash through inoperable seat belts without fe…

Emergency Car Kit: 10-in-1 Pocket Knife Folding Multitool, 7-in-1 Multifunction Utility Card Tool, and LED Flashlight (1000 Lumens), Nuclear Survival Kit
A Unique 3-Piece Bundle at an Incredible Value! 10-in-1 Folding Multi-Tool with Pocket Knife This utility army knife is 2.5″ in l…

STANLEY FATMAX FL5W10 Waterproof LED Rechargeable Spotlight
The durable Stanley rechargeable waterproof spot light provides up to 10 hour runtime, is 50 percentage smaller than typical spot …

Google’s new tool to help small businesses make hires launches today

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Google has launched Hire, a new way for businesses to find and hire job seekers within the familiar confines of G Suite.

Originally teased back in April, Hire lets employers keep tabs on potential candidates using familiar Google-made applications in place of other competing recruitment tools. It's currently only available in the US.

Hire syncs up directly with G Suite, allowing businesses to perform tasks like contacting candidates directly though Gmail, scheduling interview availability though Google Calendar, and tracking stats on potential employees through Sheets.

Intended for small-to-medium-sized businesses, Hire also keeps track of candidates that made an im…
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Google tax ruling in France could help Apple in its own tax battles in Europe

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A French court has ruled against the country’s own tax authority, and decided that Google need not pay a €1.11B ($ 1.27B) tax bill. Although the ruling so far applies only to Google and only in France, it sets a precedent that could influence other cases in Europe.

In particular, the case has striking similarities to that involving Apple …

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Auto safety devices that can help seniors with older cars

Auto safety devices that can help seniors with older cars

These come with a weatherproof, night vision camera, which attaches to the license plate on the rear of the car. When the car is in reverse, it sends live images wirelessly to a small monitor that mounts to the dash or windshield. The Yada Digital Wireless …
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Facebook can now help you find Wi-Fi anywhere

If you're a remote worker looking for a place to set up your mobile office or just someone with a limited data plan, free Wi-Fi can be more precious than food or water. Now Facebook is pushing out a new feature inside its mobile apps to help you locate the nearest hotspots.

It's called Find Wi-Fi and it's been in limited testing since last year, though Facebook has now pushed the button to roll it out globally, so everyone should be getting the feature in the near future. As the name suggests, it shows you businesses near to your location offering free Wi-Fi that you can tap into.

Businesses need to opt in to Facebook's database before…
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