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European parks now feature playgrounds made for senior citizens

November 16th, 2015 at 7:25 pm » Comments Off

The population in Europe is aging. The governments have had to think of some interesting ways to keep people active. Spain and the United Kingdom have started opening playgrounds designed specifically for the elderly. And people seem to be enjoying it! (Video

The 3D virtual world Second Life has a higher GDP than some countries

November 11th, 2015 at 5:24 pm » Comments Off

Second Life, a 3D virtual world used to be hyped up as the future of internet communication.  But now Second Life is more commonly thought of as an example of overbaked optimism about what’s next in tech.

Reality of 2015 more radically altered than portrayed in Back to the Future

October 23rd, 2015 at 5:39 pm » Comments Off

Marty McFly and “Doc” Brown encountered a brave new world of garbage-fueled flying cars, self-tying shoes and robot waiters when they burst into 2015 in a time machine, straight from the year 1985.

New video game features create a placebo effect

October 21st, 2015 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Whether it’s the new iPhone, a Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes or a simple firmware update people are obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good reason: New features can create a placebo effect for an experience feeling more fun and immersive.

Experience the creativity of music with Stringless Art and Technology

September 29th, 2015 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain. Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look […]

Apps, app stores and Apple could cause the demise of the cable industry

September 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm » Comments Off

Benedict Evans, a veteran mobile industry analyst turned venture capitalist, tweeted a chart  on September 3, 2015, showing how traditional TV is losing its share of screen to smartphones and tablets. While Evans’ chart was not the first chart to alarm the cable industry, its timing was particularly interesting, as it came exactly a week before Apple’s […]

Why broadband users around the world are ditching pay-TV

September 21st, 2015 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

According to Ericsson ConsumerLab’s annual TV & Media report, Digital streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are not the main reason broadband users are ditching pay-TV packages. The report reveals that almost half of broadband household users globally are cutting the cord because they are fed up with shelling out high prices for pay-TV […]

Virtual reality is about to unleash the greatest wave of human creativity ever seen

August 8th, 2015 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

Not too long from now, entertainment is about to get as real as real life and nothing is ever going to be the same. This is happening thanks to the combination of two forces that you would never expect to overlap. Together, they form a staggeringly potent combination.

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying […]

Within a year, Netflix will be watched more than all the major TV networks

June 29th, 2015 at 8:04 pm » Comments Off

Analysts predict, with Netflix’s popularity soaring around the world, it will have a larger audience than all the major broadcast networks within a year.  

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