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I Want More From Artificial Intelligence

  Siri. Cortana. Google Assistant. Alexa. These are all variations of today’s artificial intelligence-based assistants. They all let you do roughly the same things, like adding items to your calendar; sending messages; setting alarms and timers; and doing basic web searches for tidbits of information. But they are also very limited in their capabilities. Having to repeat yourself three times to send a simple text message is far more frustrating than it should be. Often times, we get so exasperated in the attempt, we end up picking up our phones and keying in the message manually, grumpily complaining about our ‘stupid phone’. Worse, some people stop using these AI assistants at all, since it’s not worth the frustration to them. More frustrating is that these assistants are not intelligent enough to weed out the “umm’s” and stammering we typically use when dictating commands. There’s so much more that AI can do, and will do, eventually, but I’d like it to happen...

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Why I’m Excited About the iPhone 7

On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, Apple announced the latest generation of iPhone, which they’re calling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Ironically, the rumors on the internet indicate that Apple...

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Retrospective: 2015

As 2015 ends, I take my yearly look back, at what has happened, not happened, and try to determine how happy I am with the previous year. 2015 has been quite a year, with mostly some very significant...

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I’m Back!

Brad World is back and better than ever! I was fortunately able to restore nearly everything, and get it all back up and running again. That said, I have a much better backup plan in place this time...

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Career 4.0

I’m about to start a new career. It’s been a while coming, but beginning in April, I start a new job. I’m still with the same company that I’ve worked for over the past 7 years, but with a...

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Review: HP Stream 7

How much would you pay for a 7-inch tablet? An iPad mini, with a slightly larger screen starts at $250, and most Android tablets cost at least $100–$200 or more for a decent one. What if you could...

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Retrospective: 2014

As has become my habit, at the end of each year I look back at the previous 365 days, and reflect on events–good and bad–to see just how my year has gone. 2014 had its challenges, and...