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Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna

October 20th, 2020 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

The research team was led by University of California, Berkeley’s Dr Jennifer Doudna, a joint winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry. Photo: Reuters California-based researchers develop a test that can detect the coronavirus using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera. Mobile phones were used for ‘their robustness and cost-effectiveness, and the fact […]

A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people from their homes, calling it the fastest-growing moneymaking gig because of COVID-19

September 30th, 2020 at 9:34 pm » Comments Off

A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people who can’t afford to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Civvl, which Motherboard described as “Uber, but for evicting people,” has posted job listings across the US that encourage gig workers to join the app and work as eviction crew members. Civvl notes that […]

How Intuit is moving from mobile-first to AI-first

July 24th, 2020 at 11:16 pm » Comments Off

“AI fundamentally changes how we develop apps and what apps can do, and I would say we’re at the beginning of that revolution,” Intuit CTO Marianna Tessel said. In a conversation with Nara Logics CEO Jana Eggers at Transform 2020 today, Tessel outlined some of the key ways that AI is changing the mindset at […]

Sony’s wearable, pocket-sized air conditioner is finally available for sale!

July 16th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Summer is not for everyone – sure it is nice when you are at the beach but is it nice to feel like you are being roasted like a turkey when its not Thanksgiving? I personally thrive in the snow but keeping on brand with being unprecedented like 2020, I have found myself in lockdown […]

Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that connects to your phone

July 12th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Japanese researchers have created a smart face mask that has a built in speaker and can translate speech into 8 different languages  We live in a world full of technology but it was a world without smart masks, until now! A Japanese technology company Donut Robotics has taken the initiative to create the first smart […]

Can the Uber model transform freight?

July 5th, 2020 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

 Freight brokerage is ripe for disruption, write Dr. Walter Rentzsch and Dr. Wilfried Aulbur The disruption of digital platforms in brokerage-based businesses is just one of the many ways our world is increasingly becoming digitised. Special report: Can the Uber model transform freight? Take the travel agency business as an example. Until the late 1990s, […]

Bryter raises $16M for a no-code platform for non-technical people to build enterprise automation apps

June 19th, 2020 at 2:19 pm » Comments Off

Automation is the name of the game in enterprise IT at the moment: We now have a plethora of solutions on the market to speed up your workflow, simplify a process and perform more repetitive tasks without humans getting involved. Now, a startup that is helping non-technical people get more directly involved in how to […]

I’m prepared for a future where I never pay cash and rarely go to the store

May 27th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Since the coronavirus put New York under lockdown, I’ve completely changed my buying habits. I haven’t swiped my credit card in at least a month, relying on online payments and Apple Pay with curbside pickup. I actually prefer paying this way, and I don’t see myself paying with cash or card anytime soon, although I […]

Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic

April 20th, 2020 at 8:13 pm » Comments Off

Google is to publicly track people’s movements over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The tech firm will publish details of the different types of places people are going to on a county-by-county basis in the UK, as well as similar data for 130 other countries. The plan is to issue a regular updates with […]

Carnegie Mellon researchers develop app that could detect Coronavirus infection using your voice

April 15th, 2020 at 2:33 pm » Comments Off

The COVID Voice Detector app uses your smartphone or computer’s microphone to analyse your voice and determine for signs of COVID-19 infection At a time when every other tech giant or healthcare company is coming up with apps that could diagnose or help you detect whether or not you have coronavirus infection by asking you […]

You can light this candle with your phone, and it’s officially the future

March 2nd, 2020 at 1:50 am » Comments Off

   Apparently, smartphones really do have everything we need, from cameras to calculators to flashlights to even… matchsticks? You read that right. But instead of shooting flames out of a port, your phone can now create fire by activating a Bluetooth-enabled scented candle called Candle Touch, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Said to be the world’s […]

Clearview app lets strangers find your name, info with snap of a photo, report says

January 21st, 2020 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

It may not be long before you’ll have to forget about walking down the street anonymously, says a New York Times report.  ”Just a face in the crowd.” That figure of speech may one day need a footnote to explain it. What if a stranger could snap your picture on the sidewalk then use an […]

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