Google Maps has launched an update that displays Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery meetings -- more than 83,000 meetings in more than 33,000 places. The update also helps guide people to anti-overdose medication Naloxone.
Amazon opened up its Alexa Answers website to the public Thursday as it works to answer some of the most obscure questions users ask the voice assistant. The company will be using automated filters, human editors and the online community itself to prevent divisive and profane content from appearing on the platform.
Sharp recently rolled out the Works With Google Assistant and Alexa appliance series: four smart appliances that work with voice assistants to make life more efficient. The product lineup consists of the Love2Cook Smart Oven, the Smart 4-Door Fridge/Freezer, the Smart Washing Machine and the 15-Place Setting Smart Dishwasher.
The ShareAR app aims to protect augmented reality fans against privacy offenses and vandalism in multiuser AR environments by allowing them to control the privacy settings of the virtual objects they use. The prototype platform uses Microsoft HoloLens.
Nintendo is once again running after the fitness market with the launch of "Ring Fit Adventure," which encourages players to run and otherwise move in place as they fight antagonists. The game, which involves ring and leg strap accessories with slots for Joy-Con controllers, will be available in mid-October.
Twitter is hoping to attract advertisers to 75 newly identified micro-influencer groups it found through data analysis. They're subgroups of wider communities in areas including sports, gaming, fashion and professional fields.
Dave & Buster's is hoping its new app will boost same-store sales. Known for its restaurant/game arcade combination, the chain is adding 50-foot LED walls for video viewing in dining areas and has introduced virtual reality offerings.
Apple shared several details about the launch of Apple TV Plus at its unveiling event Tuesday, but myriad questions remain, including whether the service will stream in 4K and whether it will be available on platforms other than Apple's. Other unanswered questions involve the availability of bundled services and parental controls.
A British startup is rolling out a Spotify-esque app for foodies; it's filled with high-end recipes from superstars across the culinary world, including Michelin-rated chefs. The platform launches today, and it will offer a free option that grants users three recipes monthly.
Virtual caregiver LifePod Solutions is addressing the needs of aging adults with its smart home service, which entails programming a LifePod-powered smart speaker with a patient's routine. The voice prompts remind caregivers, patients and family members about appointments and prescriptions.
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