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“Top 25 Inventions of 2017 – Jibo – A Robot You Can Relate To”

November 17th, 2017 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Personal robots, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have come a long way in recent years. But fundamentally, they’re still stationary speakers whose defining expression is a light that turns on when you speak.



Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India that uses Audio QR to transfer money

October 6th, 2017 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a free mobile wallet in India that will let users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores […]



Let’s face reality: US Teens engage with iMessage more than any other social platform

August 22nd, 2017 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

No one really seems to talk about it or acknowledge it, but iMessage is where a lot of mobile usage is trending towards, particularly for Gen-Z, and there are many good reasons why.



How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts

June 26th, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Apple’s first iPhone was released 10 years ago this week — on June 29, 2007. While it wasn’t the first smartphone, it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution. Few industries or societies have been left unchanged. Here are 10 charts that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led — and […]



We’re running out of domain names—what happens when they’re all gone?

June 8th, 2017 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

The world is nearly out of good “.com” domain names—and even the fourth circuit of the United States Court of Appeals agrees. As global internet usage rises, .com naming is going to get more and more complicated. Our languages only contain a finite number of meaningful words, so brand naming is becoming much more than […]



Bio-sensing contacts can monitor for signs of disease

May 19th, 2017 at 10:26 pm » Comments Off

Finger pricks, blood draws, and urine testing are miserable for just about everyone. But now researchers are working on a new concept to make testing for disease much easier. The project? A contact lens that would use the condition of the eyes to help spot illness.



Volunteering from home will soon be as common as working from home

January 27th, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

We’re all familiar with the concept of working from home—and in 2017 volunteering from home will become just as ubiquitous. A busy life, working two jobs, unsociable working hours, and living in a remote location can all make it difficult for people to give time or money to good causes in their community. But technology now […]



Hackers could steal cellphone pictures from your IoT crock-pot

November 3rd, 2016 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

If you have an internet-connected home appliance, such as a crock-pot, a lightbulb, or a coffee maker, you can control it from the comfort of your smartphone. However, a bug in the Android app that controls some of those devices made by a popular manufacturer also allowed hackers to steal all your cellphone photos and […]



On-demand dating? A new app lets women charge for a night out.

August 15th, 2016 at 6:56 am » Comments Off

Tara* (*Names have been changed to protect identities.) had struck gold. After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and numbers. She found herself Googling Stuart*, a Brit living in Amsterdam. He worked […]



Zenbo – Asus’s $599 Home Robot

June 1st, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Asus  may be best known as the maker of laptops and phones, but on Monday it unveiled a fairly low-cost robot that can help with heathcare and controlling the smart home. It also unveiled new laptops and phones.



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