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What happens when you leverage technologies like IBM’s artificial intelligence engine Watson for clean power? The answer is the awesomely named Watt-sun project, a machine learning platform that IBM Research has quietly been building over the last year, and which is now highly accurate...
Google has added some new development hardware to its Project Tango 3D-depth sensing mobile project – a table development kit made its debut on Thursday, boasting a new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 1080p display, stock Android 4.4, WiFi, Bluetooth LE and 4...
Google’s been working on self-driving cars for a while, but it just unveiled a radical new prototype for a brand new model. Built from the ground up to be a self-driving vehicle, Google’s newest car doesn’t have any of the stuff that helps people drive “normal” cars – the steering whee...
Responding to a wave of consolidation in the telecommunications industry, the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless phone operators have agreed on the terms of a deal to join forces. Sprint and T-Mobile have talked about a combination for years but continued to put it off, each p...
Amazon took to social media and YouTube Wednesday with a cagey promotion for an upcoming launch event, setting off rampant Internet speculation that its long-rumored smartphone is about to be announced. “Join Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos for our launch event,” the company said on Twitte...
Most of us want to stay in touch when we’re abroad – after all, part of the fun is sharing our adventures (or misadventures) in real time by texting, posting to Facebook, Instagram-ing sights (or meals), tweeting or even making an old-school phone call. And our smartphones have taken t...
Plasma Computing Group recently announced the launch of Connect2.me — a directory dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution. The platform offers IoT solutions and products that Plasma describes as ‘eye-openers’ to those less familiar with the vast variety available toda...
Apple has added a new button to the iPhone lock screen in iOS 8. Tucked into the bottom lefthand corner of the screen — across from the camera button — the new icon provides quick access to various apps based on location. So far, beta users have reported seeing the button pop up when t...
Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes contain several of the same toxic substances in regular cigarettes but in higher quantities such as carbon monoxide, heavy metals and several substances used in antifreeze known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to...
Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA. On Tuesday, the company released the source code for a new web browser plugin that encrypts your email messages before they’re sent across the net. Dubbed End-to-End, the plugin aims to preven...
Do you prefer a night in with Netflix over paying $8 for popcorn at the theater? You’re not alone: Box office revenue has been flat over the past few years while online video revenue has grown dramatically, and this is starting to change how Hollywood makes its money. The new Pricewate...
The market for online video ads continues to grow rapidly as more advertisers shift their spending from TV to the web. Google unsurprisingly wants to own its share of this market. In order to court large brands who want to buy against premium online video content, the company on Wednes...
A new mobility report from Ericsson projects that the number of net-connected devices will increase by three or four times over the next five years. There were some 200 million machine-to-machine devices online by the end of 2013 — a broad term that describes any device that exchanges ...
What if your office lamp could tell your co-workers where you were? That’s the thinking behind Place Lamp, which syncs with your smartphone to set up “geofences” that detect how far you are from your lamp. In the office but not at your desk? The lamp can glow blue. Out of the office on...
Count me among the many excited by Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday. A bunch of the new iOS features seemed great, I love getting free OS X updates for my MacBook and the developers’ reactions to the dev stuff Apple showed off left me looking forward to apps that’ll launch in the near fu...
Thanks to the new Marco Polo app, available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, you can now find your hidden device by shouting “Marco!” loudly. It will respond “Polo!,” so you know where to look for it. Silently running until you need it, Marco Polo can be cu...
Motorola on Tuesday unveiled some new hardware, but it’s not a smartphone or smartwatch. Called the Moto Stream, it’s a low-cost Bluetooth accessory that gives any external speaker wireless capabilities for social music streaming. The hardware gives the speaker up to 300 feet of “roam ...
Less than a year after launching its Shopping Express service in Silicon Valley and San Francisco–delivering retail products straight to homes on the same day they’re ordered online–Google is muscling even farther into Amazon’s territory, offering overnight delivery across Northern Cal...
“People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So on Tuesday, Instagram added sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters. These give everyone the power of deskt...
Google has released test versions of its Chrome browser for PCs with 64-bit chips, a move that will improve performance, security, and stability. The mainstream stable version of Chrome and its beta precursor haven’t yet made the change, but Google offers a 64-bit installer for t...
Do a lot of Amazon shopping? Then you’re going to dig this: a new website called FiveStar helps you uncover the best products on Amazon in any category and organized by budget. So for example, you can find the best coffee makers that are $10 and up, then see the best that are $20 and.....
When NBC Nightly News aired a segment last week about the revival of the public television show Reading Rainbow, the anchor didn’t pause to explain where the money came from. “Longtime host LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back,” correspondent Janet Shamlian gus...
Samsung is ramping up its focus on health. The company recently showed off its latest health-tracking wristband, the Simband. The Simband, a sort-of hybrid between a smartwatch and fitness tracker, uses different wavelengths of light to continuously track things like your blood pressur...
What might the future of the Internet be? What can it be? How empowering can it be for Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st century? What must we do to maximize the positive possibilities the Internet provides humanity as we stand at the fork in the road Buckminster Fuller foresaw deca...
A Federal appellate court recently upheld the constitutional right to record police traffic stops, which allowed a lawsuit against several New Hampshire police officers to proceed. The court case stemmed from an event on the evening of March 24, 2010. Former Weare, NH police sergeant J...
The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial vessels from scratch. Now a team from Brigham ...
Microsoft won’t be delivering a new Start Menu for Windows 8 with its coming Windows 8.1 Update 2, after all. That recent change in plans comes courtesy of a couple of my sources who’ve had good track records on Windows information. Up until recently, Microsoft was hoping t...
Apple announced a new “Home” app and service that allows an iPhone or iPad to control smart appliances, lights and locks around the home. The Home app will securely connect to third-party products such as the Philips Hue lightbulbs, Honeywell’s thermostats and Withing...
It’s a wrap! Here’s a handy recap of all the announcements Apple made at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year. Apple announced its latest version OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) which features the flat design first unveiled with iOS 7 last fall. Also new: a Dark Mode that changes t...
Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive...
At Monday’s WWDC conference, Apple made a string of announcements that essentially turns all your devices into one, synchronized, Apple-fueled monster. The most notable of these is the fact that Apple is more or less literally turning you computer into a second phone, allowing yo...
Apple on Monday unveiled a new cloud-based storage system called iCloud Drive. It works in conjunction with iCloud, but gives users greater depth, control and flexibility over the files they store online. iCloud Drive has a user interface similar to Dropbox and other established file s...
If you’re looking for the next great smartphone, look no further than the LG G3, which some sites are calling the most advanced smartphone ever. The phone was built around a new UI that resembles Google Now, Android’s awesome personal assistant. This interface can remind you to call pe...
The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents. The spy agency’s reliance on facial rec...
A while ago, we posted about information we’d received indicating that sometime soon, Google’s search functionality (and other actions) would be expanding beyond the Search app, moving into other apps for device-wide search interaction and – eventually – app-spe...
Fresh off its $3 billion deal to buy headphone maker and streaming-music service Beats Electronics, Apple takes the stage Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. The annual gathering of Apple’s developers – starting with the keynote speech at 10 a.m. loca...
Hey, did you hear Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to Facebook’s privacy settings? “When?” In May. “Why?” Because people have complained for a long time the settings are too confusing. So the company made a change. “How?” Now, new users of the site will have privacy settings default...
Here’s my short list of awesome gifts for dads and grads: If you need a smartphone today… HTC One M8 (MSRP $199 w/ 2-Year Contract) Apple and Samsung have held the “best smartphone” crown for several years, but the best all-around phone on the market right now is the HTC On...
Chances are, you’ve got a good number of those old-school physical books in your house but have mostly moved to e-books at this point. What if you could potentially get a cheap or free e-book copy of some of those books? That’s what BitLit promises its users. The Vancouver, Canada-base...
Elvis Costello once sang of watching detectives, an act that, to most of us, has been difficult. Now with the always-on, always-recording wearable NewViewWear camera, however, you can see them “shoot, shoot, shoot” and them “red dogs under illegal legs” no matter how they try to hide. ...