Category: tools

Voice-based Assistants and Getting Personal

A deeply intriguing story from BizEdge, Microsoft’s Digital Assistant: This Time It’s Personal: “Designing an intelligent personal assistant for new markets requires abandoning a ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead requires embracing thoughtful local customisation that takes into account what is important in each individual country and culture,” says Ash. Ash says Cortana is evolving for […]

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A Short Communications Toolkit

Note: This toolkit was posted on GitHub by the East Bay Maker Labs on Feb. 9th, 2014. EBML has closed its doors. This is the file for the archives. A Privacy-Enhancing Toolkit This is a toolkit for encrypted communications, file storage and sharing, and generally for improving your operational security. There are several ways that […]

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#iiwxx Open Notice and Consent Working Group

Main site on Open Notice, also on the wiki at Kantara Initiative Working Group. Eve: Justin was sketching out a kind of technical specs, but it’s not in our requirements yet. RESTful API in JSON format, with register-able endpoint, lodged in a protected way, OAuth-protected resources. You could do interesting things with a collection of […]

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#iiwxx Indie Web Camp

Ideas behind this session are at Indie Web Camp. Kevin introduced, explained webmention, a simple way to notify any URL when you link to it on your site. Includes two parameters: source and destination. It’s how he collects his tweets on his home page, also using Bridgy to implement the backfeed from Twitter to Kevin’s […]

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