Samsung opens Bixby preview sign up in U.S.

June 17, 2017

… the phone and with other Samsung devices, trying to make access and control of contextual features more natural. As Injong Rhee, CTO of Samsung Mobile and the architect behind Bixby told Tech Editor Pete Pachal in March, “Bixby is an intelligent user interface, emphasis… on ‘interface.’… A lot of agents are looking at being knowledgeable, meaning that you can ask questions like, ‘Who’s president of the U.S.?’ A lot of these are glorified extensions …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …


10 new features coming to your phone in Android O

… automatically fills in missing emoji even if you don’t have it available yet in your keyboard. The new emoji feature will help fill in missing characters. Image: google 2. Smart Sharing Android O is able to understand what’s in your photos and recommend specific apps and actions based based on what’s in it the composition and your prior behavior. “If a user takes a photo of a receipt, Android O can suggest an expense-tracking app; if the user takes a selfie, a social …

May 21, 2017