Adobe unveils new Microsoft HoloLens and Amazon Alexa integrations

Amazon and DHL reportedly team up for Prime Air and Amazon Fresh deliveries Amazon Chime team responds to trademark suit, claims it wasn’t aware of competing Chime service Gaming gets a bedside boost with donation of 10 Xbox GO Karts to aid patients at Seattle hospital Geared Up: Apple tweaks iPad lineup, unveils new Clips app, and introduces Red iPhone Starbucks to roll out social gifting feature for Apple Messages with Apple Pay integration Tech Moves: Crowd Cow adds Julep and Blue Nile vet as COO; VRstudios gets a new CEO; and more GeekWire Deals: Never search for an iPhone cable again with this discounted three-pack Seattle-area unemployment rate down to tech jobs continue to power steady decline SpaceX’s Elon Musk isn’t smiling over NASA authorization for Mars missions Tech fuels the most postings and the best pay according to Indeed’s new Best Jobs of 2017 list Adobe unveils new Microsoft HoloLens and Amazon Alexa integrations Starbucks partners with Ford and Amazon to allow in-car orders via Alexa Report: Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri battling to be digital assistant in Marriott hotel rooms Google Maps finally introduces real-time location sharing, with time limits Twitter starts using IBM’s Watson technology to help identify bullies who tweet Trump signs legislation setting NASA’s agenda; Pence will chair space council From POW to Nobel-winning physicist: UW’s Hans Georg Dehmelt dies at 94 Bill Gates tells Trump and Congress that funding cuts ‘could put millions of lives at risk’ Rocket Lab gains space unicorn status with an added $75 million in funding The secret science of your office space: How architects are using neuroscience to make workers healthier and more productive Seattle to Portland in 15 minutes?

Link: Adobe unveils new Microsoft HoloLens and Amazon Alexa integrations

12 Must Have Productivity Apps for Android

Googl. Developer: Google Inc. Pushbullet is must for those who always need all their documents, pictures or any other contents shared across their multiple devices in one click. This saves time and also increases the productivity. The Best thing about Pushbullet is, it allows you to send and receive messages, phone calls, or notifications right from your PC or any devices that are properly connected and synced.

Link: 12 Must Have Productivity Apps for Android

Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Microsoft really wants all of us on Windows 10. And it’s done asking nicely. For many users of Windows 7 and 8.upgrade cajolery just morphed into something that looks a lot like upgrade coercion. (It had already tried upgrade trickery.). I’m sick and tired of this. Windows 10 is OK, but I still prefer Windows thank you very much.

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Starbucks adding gifting via Apple Messages app with Apple Pay next month

During its annual shareholders meeting today, Starbucks announced that it will soon allow customers to send gifts through Apple’s Messages app and Apple Pay. The new functionality will arrive for customers in April alongside Microsoft Outlook integration that will similarly allow users to gift beverages through the app.

Link: Starbucks adding gifting via Apple Messages app with Apple Pay next month

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform Performance Preview

Qualcomm is finally ready to show the world how the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform performs. After months of teases and previews, including a the reveal that it was the first processor built on Samsung’s 10nm process technology and a mostly in-depth look at the architectural changes to the CPU and GPU portions of the SoC, the company let a handful of media get some hands-on time with development reference platform and run some numbers.

Link: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform Performance Preview