Cycling and running app Strava adds Beacon safety feature

Strava, the maker of a popular cycling and running app that is one of the few holdouts in an era of health and fitness acquisitions, has just added a nifty safety feature to its app. Called Beacon, the features lets Strava users share a live workout with up to three contacts, so …

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Microsoft adds five new AI chat bots to Skype

Microsoft has added to the number of chat bots available for users of Skype, introducing automated AI assistants for vacation price comparison sites Skyscanner and Hipmunk, ticket store Stubhub, and programmable messaging service IFTTT. Also among the five assistants introduced this week is Spock Bot, which Microsoft says “provides information on the …

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We checked out a bunch of hologram art

Could holograms be the future? VR headsets bring us into a virtual world by sealing our eyeballs into a headset; AR promises to augment our physical world by layering digital things on top of it; and holograms could allow us to experience a digital world with no extra hardware. Last …

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