H&R Block Is Now Using IBM Watson To Find Tax Deductions

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  • a couple of months ago

MIT Researchers Develop A Wearable Social Coach For People With Aspergers

For people living with Asperger’s syndrome, every social interaction can be a battle. While high-functioning in some aspects, those suffering from the form of autism often struggle to engage with other people and topics outside of their own spheres of interest. 

Keeping up with conversations can be especially challenging then, since difficulty interpreting the meaning of nonverbal communication (like gestures and facial expressions) and modulations in the speech patterns of others is one of the hallmarks of the condition. Continue reading

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Nothing To See Here, Just A Cricket Commentator Announcing A Match During His Vasectomy

Not even a vasectomy will stand between this man and the sport of gentlemen.

One cricket commentator was apparently so determined to not miss a day on the job, he decided to do a live broadcast of a New Zealand-Australia match while getting a vasectomy. 

After the numbing anesthetic kicks in, commentator Mike Lane goes about his regular broadcasting routine, streaming the game in one hand and adding commentary through a phone in the other. Continue reading

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  • a couple of months ago

Bat Bot Is The Biomimetic Flying Soft Robot We Deserve

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Nintendo Switch’s Online Service Could Cost $30 A Year Or Less

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told Japanese business newspaper Nikkei that the Nintendo Switch Online service will have an annual fee somewhere between 2,000-to-3,000 yen. That’s equivalent to around $18 to $27 per year for access to online multiplayer, monthly downloadable Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES games, and a smartphone app to manage your friends, parties, and more. If Kimishima sticks to that price range, it’s likely that gamers in the United States will have to pay around $30 per year, which is half the price of Microsoft’s and Sony’s services that cost $60 per year. Continue reading

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Tokyo Will Make Its 2020 Olympic Medals From Recycled Smartphones

For those who’ve dreamt of taking a selfie with Olympic superstar Simone Biles, this might be the closest your smartphone will ever get to her.

Olympics organizers are hoping to construct medals for Tokyo 2020 from recycled smartphones.

“Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals will be made out of people’s thoughts and appreciation for avoiding waste,” said three-time Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Kohei Uchimura, per The Japan Times. Continue reading

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  • a couple of months ago

Instagram Just Ruined Instagram

Instagram, the popular social network based around sharing photos, died suddenly on Tuesday. The service was 6 years old.

The cause of death was trying to be everything to everyone, a condition it had suffered for months but had been managing quite well. Continue reading

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  • a couple of months ago

Reddit Shuts Down Alt-right Channel Because Of Inappropriate Content

The subreddit, called r/altright was banned “due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy,” according to the statement.

Alt-right is a term used to describe a strain of conservatism that includes white nationalists, Nazis, or other racist groups. It gained prominence during the recent presidential election after a number of alt-right adherents backed Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Are Chatbots More Conversational Or Controversial?

Whether you are a business owner or simply a customer, you must have encountered bots in your daily life. From online shopping (conversational commerce) to asking Siri a simple question, bots are everywhere. Some conquer the digital channels, while others falter hours after creation despite being backed up by lots of R&D. Continue reading

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  • a couple of months ago

PIN’s: The Future Of Private Link Building

What I’m going to reveal in this blog post is a strategy that will likely weed out a certain section of the ViperChill audience. In other words, I’m fully aware that this blog post will make a particular type of person unsubscribe from ViperChill and likely never return. It’s certainly not going to end up on the homepage of Inbound. Continue reading

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