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Dear tech bros, please stop with your gimmicky dating apps

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Dear tech bros, please stop with your gimmicky dating apps

Image: vicky leta / mashable Dating apps are totally out of control. And, we only have tech bros to blame. As an online dater, I’ve had enough of the never-ending barrage of new, gimmicky dating apps from the tech world. For the love of all that is swipe-able, please make it stop. SEE ALSO: The New Language of Dating, Analyzed Currently, not a single week goes by without the launch of a supposedly quirky dating app claiming to offer something revolutionary and never-before-achieved by the world of online daters. In the past few months...

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Rulai launches low-code chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

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Rulai launches low-code chatbot development tool and raises $6.5 million

Customer experience chatbot developer Rulai has launched a new low-code chatbot development tool and raised $6.5 million to roll it out. The development team at Rulai, with offices in Beijing and Campbell, Calif., is helmed by the renowned University of California, Santa Cruz, computer science professor Yi Zhang. Professor Zhang, the companys chief technologist, and her team are launching a productthat customer service managers can use to develop chatbots that will perform tasks based on customer conversations, and that can becreated without...

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

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10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

Dave Burke, Google Vice President of Engineering for Android, speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference. Image: Getty Images/ Though we got out first peek at Android O back in March, Google finally revealed more details this week at its I/O developers conference about the soon-to-drop version of Android. Though we’re still quite a ways away from the official release, we now a lot more about the update. At first glance, many of the new changes are subtle, building on updates Google introduced last year...

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Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations

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Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations

Spotify has made its fourth acquisition of the year after it announced that AI startup Niland has joined its ranks. Paris-basedNiland offered an API-based product focused on providing more accurate search and recommendation options for music.Spotify said the French company will join its R&D team, which is based in New York, to help hone its personalization and recommendation features for users. Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimize music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotifys passion for...

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Instagram on copying Snapchat: This is the way the tech industry works

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Instagram on copying Snapchat: This is the way the tech industry works

I think it would frankly be silly of us if we were to say Oh, see that good idea over there thats actually fulfilling a need people have to share more moments of their life? Because one person did that we cant even go near that idea.’ Thats Instagrams VP of Product Kevin Weils perspective about cloning Snapchat. Hes the man in charge of bringing Snap CEO Evan Spiegels vision to a much larger audience, reforging his features for the mainstream, and then taking Instagram a step further. But rather than showing guilt, remorse, or...

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Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game

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Nintendo is planning a Legend of Zelda mobile game

Following up on the massive success of Pokmon GO and the, well, slightly less massive success of Super Mario Run, Nintendo is reportedly planning a Legend of Zelda for smartphones for release later this year, or so The Wall St Journals sources have it. Details beyond that are scarce; it would supposedly follow the release of the also-rumored Animal Crossing mobile game, presumably once everyone has played that into the ground. How exactly they expect to represent the expansive exploring, puzzling and battling that have defined the series...

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This HoloLens app shows how doctors will use augmented reality during spinal surgery

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This HoloLens app shows how doctors will use augmented reality during spinal surgery

Augmented reality (AR) isn’t just for Pokmon Go and Snapchat masks, the technology will can have practical applications in areas like medicine, too. At least that’s the promise of the new Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform, which is designed to be used with the Microsoft HoloLens to help doctors perform spinal surgery. The company claims that its system can use 3D tracking with the HoloLens to help accurately find spinal screw positions faster during surgery. The system also allows the medical team to place virtual monitors...

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Houzz gets an AR update, Strava goes social and Spotify launches QR codes: this week in apps

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Houzz gets an AR update, Strava goes social and Spotify launches QR codes: this week in apps

Gmail’s massive phishing scam and Microsoft’s new Surface laptop debut may have distracted you from reading about some of this week’s best new apps.Don’t sweat it. We got you. SEE ALSO: Any app with human interaction needs a block button, period Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated apps, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your phone. Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last...

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