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Board Sections Feature Allows Pinterest to Get Reorganized.

Pinterest is a great way for users to search through millions of posts. However, sometimes the clutter and mixture of different types of posts can get overwhelming. Pinterest is getting reorganized with its new Board Sections feature to solve this problem.  Continue reading

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Yondr Case Challenges Phone-Addicts To Go Cellphone-Free

There are few things that are more frustrating than sitting at a movie while someone in the theater continues to use their phone. There are lots of places, like movie theaters, that society tells us phones are off-limits: churches, classrooms, important meetings. But this doesn’t help fight off the urge to check your phone under your desk. What if a special type of phone case could solve this problem? The Yondr phone case challenges phone-addicts by preventing the use of cell phones. 

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Sony Brings Back Aibo the Robot Dog

Technology is taking over the modern home in many ways. We have apps to control the thermostat, camera security systems, automatic vacuum cleaners and now Sony is bringing tech to our furry friends too. Aibo the robot dog could be our new companions!

Sony’s Aibo the robot dog is back and better than ever

Sony is releasing its latest version of the robot dog Aibo after ten years. This robot dog does everything man’s best friend can do and more! Aibo the robot dog can walk, sit and bark like a real dog. Sony uses new technology that allows it to move along 22 axes for lots of mobility. It can even make facial expressions using OLED technology to move its eyes. The newest version of Aibo the robot dog.

Sony says that Aibo provides love and affection to its owners and can even “form an emotional bond with members of the household”. It uses special technology to adapt to the owners behaviors and can learn how to make its owners happy. Basically, it’s like having a dog without the hassle of taking it outside and worrying about leaving it alone when you’re at work. Aibo also takes photos from its perspectives which you can later access from the Aibo app. 

My Aibo App

Abide the robot dog also has an app, called My Aibo. The app lets you access photos that the robot dog takes, as well as access settings. You can even use the app to download new tricks from the store. With a subscription, you can also have WiFi and LTE connectivity. 

While it’s not exactly the same as going to the pet store and picking out a new puppy, you can pre-order Aibo the robot dog in Japan. Aibo will be released on January 11, 2018, and will cost about $1,700. Aibo will not be sold outside of Japan for the time being so we’ll have to wait to pick up our not-so-furry friends. 

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Amazon Key System Revolutionizes Indoor Deliveries

No one wants strangers entering their home when they’re not there, right? What if its the delivery man bringing your last-minute Halloween costume that you need right when you get home? Amazon thinks yes. The company is introducing the Amazon Key system, which will help you with problems just like that. 

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Facebook Order Food Brings Facebook Into The Food Delivery World

Facebook can now bring friends together for dinner! Last week, Facebook announced its newest feature, Facebook Order Food. With this announcement, Facebook broke into the food delivery world. However, rather than attempting to compete with other food delivery apps, Facebook Order Food is coming at it in a different way. 

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Apple and Samsung: The Tech Industry’s Frenemies

Two of the largest tech giants, Apple and Samsung, are more closely related that people may believe. What started as a small negotiation between founders, has developed into a multi-billion dollar relationship. The relationship between Apple and Samsung will grow even closer when the iPhone X is released in November.

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Pinterest’s Partnership With Target Creates New Shopping Experience

 

To many, it may seem that Pinterest is becoming less and less relevant in the social media world. On Monday, however, Pinterest announced its partnership with Target that will bring new capabilities to users and shoppers alike. Pinterest’s partnership with Target will change the way shoppers use social media to find products they like. 

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Anonymous Messaging Apps Are Phasing Out

In April, the popular anonymous message application, Yik Yak, announced that it would be shutting down. This was the first of many anonymous messaging apps phasing out in the past and upcoming few months. What is responsible for this drop in users for these applications?

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Instagram Stories Help Retail Marketing

Almost everyone has an Instagram account these days. Whether it is a personal account or for a business, Instagram is used across the board to share videos and images with both friends and the public. While most organizations have accounts, not everyone uses them to their full potential. Retail businesses, in particular, have a huge opportunity with this social media platform. One of Instagram’s latest updates, Instagram stories help retail marketing in a new way. 

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