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Tunable voltage-controlled liquid metal antenna

May 26th, 2015 at 6:39 pm » Comments Off

North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers have created, using electrochemistry, a reconfigurable, voltage-controlled liquid metal antenna that may play a role in future mobile devices and the coming Internet of Things.  

Software that can predict when you’ll leave your job

May 20th, 2015 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Usually attracting little notice, updating your resume is something that could now alert recruiters to keep their eye on you and possibly lead to new jobs you haven’t even applied for.  

Over 2 million people are still paying for AOL dial-up

May 13th, 2015 at 9:23 pm » Comments Off

Perhaps you do, but I don’t know anyone who does it.  

Here’s what to know before starting a digital detox

May 13th, 2015 at 9:19 pm » Comments Off

From endlessly scanning social media sites to incessantly checking emails, we don’t always have the healthiest relationship with technology, we tote around serious digital baggage day after day that wreaks havoc on our minds and bodies.  

Cops arrest robot that bought ecstasy with Bitcoins

April 28th, 2015 at 7:42 pm » Comments Off

Last year a group of Swiss artists thought it would be cool to program a bot to scour the “dark web” and buy $100 worth of random goods each week using a regular Bitcoin allowance.  Items purchased by the robot include a Hungarian passport, a baseball hat that had a hidden camera installed, someone’s entire Lord of the Rings eBook collection, and some ecstasy […]

How managers could be replaced by software

April 25th, 2015 at 4:33 pm » Comments Off

Executives most likely spend a lot of time thinking about how the internet and automation are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs.  

When the “Things” we buy know more about us than we know about them

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile […]

Coming soon to an airline near you, the internet of things

March 22nd, 2015 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

A lot of us have started to take it for granted that we’re surrounded by sensors that are connected to the Internet.  Smartphones are packed with these sensors motion, orientation, and various environmental conditions are recorded by these sensors.  

New Nanodegree program for iOS developers from Udacity

March 17th, 2015 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

Online education provider Udacity launched its Nanodegree program last year.  Partnering with AT&T, the initiative’s goal is to help people develop focused vocational specialties in a short period of time. NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit  

Visa: we’re all going to have internet-connected fridges in the future

March 17th, 2015 at 3:57 pm » Comments Off

Jonathan Vaux from Visa says that soon we’re all going to be buying things with our fridge.  

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