You’re Already Using AI, and It Can Beat You at Ms. Pac-Man

This week a deep learning company that Microsoft purchased this January revealed that a computer earned the highest score ever achieved on Ms. Pac-Man. On the surface, this victory seems pretty silly. Who cares about a little video game? But what it represents has far-reaching implications for the field of Artificial Intelligence. The company taught a computer to break down …

Cozi: Handy Family Organizer

Cozi Family-Friendly Calendar Manager cozi.com Year after year, parents in my audiences tell me the best calendar tools is Cozi Family Organizer. Cozi lets you set up calendars for each family member and combines them on your master calendar. You can also import other calendars, such as soccer and school schedules. The system also includes family-oriented lists to help with …

Let Charlie do your research for you: Automated contact briefings

When you’re meeting with a prospective client, employer or just a new contact, it’s best to do your homework. You should take a few minutes to read through the company profile, the LinkedIn facts and other interesting tidbits that will show your contact that you’re paying attention. But if you’re like me, you will run out of time before you …

Nerdwords: Top 10 Office Apps

A guest post from Molly Gardner, Beth Z’s business manager. Working for Beth, a lot of apps and tools come across my desk. The ones you see here are my favorite tools that I use in the office day in and day out. This is the technology that keeps Nerd Headquarters running smoothly and Beth on the road bringing new ideas …

Hardware Review Extravaganza! Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire, Logitech Solar Keyboard

Today I gathered up some recent gadgets I’ve been wanting to share with you. Here are some short and almost-short reviews of three devices that you have been asking about. Shortest Video: Logitech Solar Keyboard (less than two minutes) Medium-Length Video: Amazon Fire HD (just over five minutes) Longest Video: Amazon Echo (one second over seven minutes)