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‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming Because We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets

October 25th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

If a tree falls in the Amazon, but you don’t capture it on Snapchat, did it actually fall? I had the thought while hiking through the rainforest, on the third day of a digital detox that was slowly killing me. What’s the point of eating a live worm or luring a monkey onto my shoulder […]

Electric car market is growing 10x faster than its dirty gasoline equivalent

October 18th, 2016 at 7:10 am » Comments Off

 There will be two million electric cars on the road by the end of 2016. Despite low oil prices, plug-in electric vehicles (EV) are charging forward worldwide, with more than 2 million expected to be on the roads by the end of 2016, according torecent market figures. Around 312,000 plug-in electric cars were sold during the […]

Amazon Reverse-Engineers the Neighborhood Grocery Store

October 16th, 2016 at 6:54 am » Comments Off

After conquering e-commerce, Jeff Bezos is working to take over the physical world, too. Everything old is new again. Nearly one year after announcing plans to open its first brick-and-mortar bookstore, Amazon, having conquered e-commerce, is now planning to establish a beachhead in another corner of the physical world: convenience and grocery stores. The Wall Street Journal reports that […]

For the first time, Teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV

October 15th, 2016 at 7:42 am » Comments Off

  For the first time, teens are watching YouTube more often than cable TV, according to a new survey by investment bank Piper Jaffray. On Friday, Piper Jaffray released its semi-annual survey of 10,000 teens, and it showed YouTube inching over cable in daily use. 26% of teens said they watched YouTube every day, whereas only […]

Cash is on the verge of extinction in these countries

September 30th, 2016 at 7:02 am » Comments Off

My dad, a former Wall Street trader always advised me “cash is king” and to “hold on to it” when the economy gets tough. But in the Netherlands, cash is definitely not getting the royal treatment. In so many places, it has simply ceased to be recognised as legal tender. More and more Dutch stores, […]

The Anti-Drone Arms Race

September 26th, 2016 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

Last week, the director of the Federal Aviation Administration reported that his department is receiving an average of 2,000 new registration requests for drones every day, and that it has registered up to some half a million drones since new rules went into effect in January. But as sales of drones have increased, so too […]

Donesurfing: A new sport takes flight

September 20th, 2016 at 6:09 am » Comments Off

 A brand new sport has been created specifically due to new technology: Dronesurfing. A professional cinematographic company called Freefly used a drone, the Freefly Alta 8, on a day with minimal waves to help pull their boarder across the water. While the drone does have a 20-pound maximum cargo limit, it is able to pull a person across the water […]

Drone Racing: ESPN’s Newest Televised Sport

September 19th, 2016 at 6:17 am » Comments Off

  First there was poker. Then there was the spelling bee, Scrabble and the recent emergence of e-sports. Now ESPN is betting that speeding drones will be the next noncontact “sport” to find a mass audience. The Drone Racing League announced on Wednesday that it had signed deals to broadcast a 10-episode season on ESPN […]

3-wheeled electric vehicle scheduled to go on sale this year

September 14th, 2016 at 6:54 am » Comments Off

DETROIT (AP) — A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road later this year in the U.S. and Canada. Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, officially unveiled the one-seat Solo on Friday. The Solo could go on sale as early as November pending approval by U.S. and Canadian regulators. It costs around […]

Cinematic VR Challenge shows how Virtual Reality will transform film

September 12th, 2016 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

  As the sun set over the Olympic Mountains on a warm and muggy Sunday, I trekked from the manicured suburbia of Sammamish, Wash., to Seattle’s historic Fort Lawton district, where an eclectic home, known as the Bird House, sits among low-hanging branches at the end of a quiet street. The Bird House belongs to musician Perry […]

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