mundane tasks

mundane tasks

Fancy Hands Now Has An iPhone App, So You Can Book A Personal Assistant Anytime

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Sometimes the smallest, most mundane tasks are the things you really dread — and put off for weeks. Like booking an oil change for your car, or finding a nice play for an anniversary date and buying tickets, or finding a good dentist in a new city and scheduling an...
Fancy Hands Now Has An iPhone App, So You Can Book A Personal Assistant Anytime
Researchers mine 2.5M news articles to prove what we already know

I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

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Some people enjoy shopping. I am not one of those people. The time it takes me to drive to the grocery store, figure out what I want, wait in line to buy it and drive home always feels like a unnecessary waste of time. I could be using that...
I Trusted a Total Stranger to Buy My Groceries -- New Apps Do the Shopping for You

This Week In Bots: And A Robotic Tuna Will Lead Us

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Bot Vid: Beam Telepresence Machine Telepresence robots are on the march. The latest to join the seemingly endless brigade is Suitable Technologies Beam "Remote Presence System." It's 62 inches tall, weighs 95 pounds, and sports a 17-inch monitor on the top, which means the face of its remote human operator...
This Week In Bots: And A Robotic Tuna Will Lead Us

5 lessons the military can teach you about running a business

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Mike Coney has served as president and CEO of Unitrends since 2009. In 1974, I commenced a six-year career with the U.S. Army Security Agency. Along the way, I learned a thing or two about perseverance, discipline, teamwork and...
5 lessons the military can teach you about running a business

Windows 8 file management: You ask, Microsoft listens

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After augmenting Windows 8 with some mobile-friendly features, it looks like file management is next to go under the knife. Not the sexiest part of an OS, granted, but one you'll use almost every day -- a fact not lost on Redmond. Based on newsgroup feedback, Windows 8 will...
Windows 8 file management: You ask, Microsoft listens

Acting On Your Behalf

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Editor’s note: Daniel Gross is CEO and co-founder of Cue. You can follow him on Twitter here.  After meticulously analyzing virtually every aspect of his digital life since 1989, Stephen Wolfram noticed something: “The more routine I can make the basic practical aspects of my life, the more I am able...
Acting On Your Behalf
Zaarly swaps anonymity for identity in refreshed mobile marketplace
GeekWire Podcast: How to be more productive and take control of your life

MAAS Effect: Canonical dives into bare metal cluster provisioning

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As every system administrator knows, remaining nimble with virtual and hardware resources is an absolute must when it comes to managing cloud infrastructure. Something that is often easier said than done because of the wide, dynamic array of tasks that such a network needs to accomplish. If you have ever...
MAAS Effect: Canonical dives into bare metal cluster provisioning

Beyond the Call Center - Crowdsourced Customer Support in the Cloud

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Customer Service operations have undergone some heavy changes in the last few years. To save money, many call centers have been moved offshore and self-service Websites allow users to tackle mundane tasks like ordering, paying bills and checking statements. CrowdEngineering believe that the Social Web is bringing a new...
Beyond the Call Center - Crowdsourced Customer Support in the Cloud

ARM wins more Big.Little licensees

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More companies have signed on for ARM's Big.Little chip design technology, which mixes low-power and power-hungry cores for more efficient energy use of chips in smartphones, tablets, servers and other equipment.Seventeen companies have so far licensed Big.Little, ARM said in a statement Wednesday. That is a jump from seven...
ARM wins more Big.Little licensees
Homebrew neuroscience: the rise of 'stupid games'

Pong for corporate training?

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True Office aims to turn compliance testing into a videogame-like experience. Will firms pay for their employees to play? By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Adam Sodwick wants to make corporate compliance training, er, sexy -- or at least make it more exciting than it is today. That may sound...
Pong for corporate training?

Time Warner Cable targets end of March for live TV on Android, MyTWC on iOS now

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Time Warner Cable promised live TV streaming would make the leap from iOS to Android devices after Ice Cream Sandwich rolled out, and now Director of Digital Communication Jeff Simmermon tweets that it could go live by the end of March. That's described as a "very loose" date however,...
Time Warner Cable targets end of March for live TV on Android, MyTWC on iOS now

Cartoon: Siri, Get Me a Cepacol

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Today's cartoon may well be an exercise in envy. I'm using an iPhone 3GS, and it'll be another 14 months (or 424 days - not that I'm counting) before I'll be eligible for a free upgrade to a phone that lets me use that Siri-esque magic. And voice-control easily the...
Cartoon: Siri, Get Me a Cepacol

AT&T Officially Makes Unlimited Data Plans Not So Unlimited With New Throttling Rules

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Welcome to the brave new world, everyone. AT&T announced today new guidelines in regards to older so-called unlimited data plans. Subscribers will still be able to keep these plans but they’re essentially limited to AT&T’s new 3GB/5GB data plans. Let’s be clear: AT&T’s unlimited plans are now officially limited. AT&T,...
AT&T Officially Makes Unlimited Data Plans Not So Unlimited With New Throttling Rules

The Internet of Things: In action

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By 2015, six billion objects in the world will be connected to the internet. While it may seem tricky to grasp as a concept, the internet of things is nothing simpler, and more stunning, than objects being connected to the internet. At its most mind-blowing, these objects are learning and...
The Internet of Things: In action

Couples App Avocado Adds Photos To Its Lists, So You Never Bring The Wrong Toothpaste Home Again

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Oh, couples. A wife sends her husband to the grocery store, and there’s always some thing that he forgets to bring back, or worse, he messes up and brings home the Tom’s Fluoride-Free Clean & Gentle Toothpaste when what she really wanted was the Tom’s Fluoride-Free Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste....
Couples App Avocado Adds Photos To Its Lists, So You Never Bring The Wrong Toothpaste Home Again
Sneaking in From Canada, Gijit Promises to Take the Pain Out of Organizing Meetings

Startups: Make Your Job Less Boring by Getting Your Apps to Connect

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The Zapier team Photo: Zapier Application programing interfaces, or APIs, are used by app developers to connect two services together, such as sharing an article you read on Flipboard to your Facebook page. They might sound mundane, but they’re the crucial way the online services we use every day talk...
Startups: Make Your Job Less Boring by Getting Your Apps to Connect
Former Amazon Employee: Working On Amazon's Cloud Can Be A Dull Job (AMZN)

CloudCrowd Takes On CrowdFlower To Outsource Labor To The Cloud

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TechCrunch50 startup CrowdFlower has been attracting a lot of attention, even raising $5 million in funding recently. CrowdFlower is a labor as a service startup that helps businesses outsource mundane or repetitive tasks to the cloud. Now the startup has attracted a competitor, recently launched CloudCrowd, which also promises increase...
CloudCrowd Takes On CrowdFlower To Outsource Labor To The Cloud
GroceryServer, ZipList put the web to work clipping coupons
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