Day: October 28, 2020

Streetbees raises $39M in a Series B round as brands race to interrogate Pandemic-hit consumers – TechCrunch

Streetbees started out as an app for consumers to snap pictures of supermarket shelf layouts and get paid. Consumer brands wanted to know if the supermarkets really had put them at eye level or not. Quickly, the startup realized it could interrogate consumers about how they felt about the brands themselves, turning their app into a new way to track consumer attitudes. With the pandemic hitting, brands now need tools like this to find out about consumer attitudes while they are stuck at home.

Today it announces a £30 million Series B round to accelerate its survey platform. It now has 3.5 million consumers capturing emotion and context ‘in the moment’ when they engage with brands on the app, and get paid small amounts to do so. Since the vast majority of decisions are made offline instead of online, Streetbees says it has a unique way to make the offline

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How to type on your screen with Windows 10

There is a built-in on-screen keyboard available in Windows 10, and you can access it with just a simple shortcut key combination.

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Most of us interact with our Microsoft Windows 10 personal computer using a mouse and keyboard. On PCs with touch displays, the most efficient way to interact with your device is often with your fingers or a stylus. However, there are more, less obvious, ways to interact with your computer.

In a previous article, we discussed the potential benefits of activating the virtual input devices built into Windows 10. But there is actually a more complete built-in on-screen keyboard available in Windows 10 and you can get to it with just a simple shortcut key combination.

This how-to tutorial shows you how to activate and use the built-in Windows 10 on-screen keyboard.

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How to activate the

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“Spooky” ways to use Alexa and Ring this Halloween

From ghost stories to seasonal sound effects, here’s how to turn your smart home into a haunted house this Halloween.

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Halloween is right around the corner and that means many are enjoying scary movies, costumed celebrations, and a little playful mischief for the season. While the coronavirus pandemic may have altered the standard trick-or-treating plans for many, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Halloween season from the comforts of home. Earlier this month, Amazon released a list of ways to use Amazon devices this Halloween and we’ve detailed some of these tricks and tips below.

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Create a “spooky” story with Alexa

Ghost stories are synonymous with the Halloween season and Alexa has numerous stories prepared for the season. Those so inclined can create their own Halloween story using the Halloween Blueprint. “Spooky Story” offers a fill-in-the-blank template

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