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Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet in Pittsburgh This Month

August 28th, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s experts in autonomous vehicles. The city is home to Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics department, which has produced many of the biggest names in the newly hot field. Sebastian Thrun, the […]

Messaging apps are bigger than social networks

May 31st, 2016 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Around the world, users are logging in to messaging apps to chat with friends and to connect with brands, browse merchandise, and watch content. What were once simple services for exchanging messages, pictures, videos, and GIFs have evolved into expansive ecosystems with their own developers, apps, and APIs.

Did a Chinese startup just build the world’s first bendable screen bracelet phone?

May 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am » Comments Off

Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”

A three year old startup has reached a million users with an ‘Instagram for doctors’

April 13th, 2016 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get […]

AT&T enables iOS 9.3 international Wi-Fi calling

March 25th, 2016 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Apple iPhone owners who have updated their device to iOS 9.3 are being notified via text message of AT&T’s international Wi-Fi calling feature. It is a service that allows users to place calls to — and receive calls from — the U.S. without incurring airtime charges.

The Death of Bank Products is being greatly under-exaggerated

March 24th, 2016 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Bank branches are ceasing to be the most important channel in banking. They are being replaced by far more efficient mechanisms for revenue generation and relationships. The discussion is increasingly resorting to a sort of desperate plea — “but branches aren’t going to die completely, are they?” No one is saying branches will grow.

Mobile payments in the U.S. will triple in 2016

November 4th, 2015 at 3:38 pm » Comments Off

One in 5 smartphone uses will mobile payments by 2016. 2016 will be a year of significant growth in technology. The number of people in the US using their phones to pay for goods and services at the point of sale will continue to climb steadily. According to the latest proximity mobile payments forecast from […]

Top 5 car technologies that may become reality in the near future

November 2nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm » Comments Off

We live in an era where new technologies are appearing so fast that it is hard to follow all the new developments. But, personal transportation, the one most often associated with speeds and progress, so far remained largely untouched by the revolution in digital tech – when compared to what happened to communications in the […]

Edward Snowden warns about a scary new privacy threat

October 19th, 2015 at 8:46 pm » Comments Off

There is some startling news from the world’s most notorious whistleblower: Your smartphone can be taken over with an invisible text message.

Virtual digital assistants have potential to positively impact employees

October 1st, 2015 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

Business-oriented virtual digital assistants (VDA’s) have the potential to help relieve employees from mundane and time-consuming tasks. Digital assistants have the ability to positively impact lives using what market intelligence firm Tractica describes as “the fusion of speech recognition, natural language processing (NLP), and artificial intelligence (AI) and hold the potential to have a transformative impact […]

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