You Can Now Apply to McDonalds With an Amazon Alexa Device
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Finding a job can sometimes be a challenge and while there are various factors that come into play regarding gaining employment, one thing that is almost always a constant is that you have to get out there and put in some applications. Depending on what kind of work you're going out far, applying for a job can mean filling out an application in person or online, but for people looking to get a job at McDonald's, there's a new way to try to get a job: by talking to your smart device. The Chicago-based fast food chain recently announced the McDonald's Apply Thru, available on Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant.


Android users need to avoid these apps before they get ripped off
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There are so many ways that infected apps can affect you without your knowledge. They can play ads on your phone in the background making money for the bad actors causing the handset to lag and suffer from a rapidly draining battery. Or they can use a premium messaging platform to send texts that you'll be charged for. And some of these apps will disappear once you install them and with no icon in the app drawer, uninstalling them becomes more complicated.

Huawei’s long-awaited mobile OS elicits mixed reactions in China
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“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.”

That quip, one of the well-known aphorisms attributable to Linux creator Linus Torvalds, was posted in recent days by a user of the popular Chinese question-and-answer website Zhihu in response to the unveiling of Huawei’s homegrown mobile operating system Hongmeng (or HarmonyOS, as it will be known outside the country). That user seemed to be specifically referring to Huawei’s assurance at its developer conference from over the weekend that the new OS would be open-source, though details about when the code for it will be made public are still forthcoming.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro drops Google Apps, keeps Android. Check it out
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Can Huawei make great phones without the full power of Google's Android operating system behind it? We're about to find out. The Chinese giant on Thursday unveiled the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, its latest flagship phones, at an event in Munich. The phones will ship with state-of-the-art hardware, including four rear cameras, but without full Android support. The Mate 30 phones are based on Android open source, meaning they will still function like Androids.

Google, Alexa And Siri Warning: Nasty New Scam Calls
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Another security issue has hit leading voice assistants—and this time it isn't manufacturers recording our conversations. A new scam has been exposed, where fraudsters are hiding behind convenient auto-dial features to lure unsuspecting users into a trap. The fraudsters have realized that people search for businesses and then call them, all without viewing the online entry for the business itself. And that has opened up a major risk that those businesses are not what they might seem.

This Website uses AI to turn your selfies into impressive portraits
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Have you ever wanted to transform your face into an artistic, museum-worthy portrait?

A new artificial intelligence developed by researchers at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab have built a fun widget that allows you to transform yourself into a classical portrait.

At aiportraits.com, you can upload a selfie and wait while the algorithm – which was trained on 45,000 portrait images to create a fake watercolor, oil or ink portrait – does its work.