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  • Twitter's Periscope Allows Live Stream Replays

    Thu 4:58pm By Quinten Plummer
    Live streaming from mobile devices has been having a rebirth of sorts with the proliferation of 4G, the continued rise of smart devices and the quickening pace of the demise of feature phones. Twitter has been seeking its own rebirth, and it's wagering that…
  • CAPTCHAs May Do More Harm Than Good

    Thu 2:08pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    If an annoyance contest were held between passwords and CAPTCHAs, passwords would probably win, but not by much. CAPTCHA -- Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart -- was created to foil bots attempting to mass-create…
  • Ford Tech Could Put an End to Speeding Tickets

    Thu 8:00am By Peter Suciu
    Ford Motors on Tuesday unveiled a new technology that can scan traffic signs and automatically adjust a vehicle's speed accordingly. The Intelligent Speed Limiter was demonstrated in Germany, but it will be available worldwide in the newest edition of Ford's…
  • Bodacious Bodhi Broadens Linux Desktop

    Thu 8:00am By Jack M. Germain
    Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC3's implementation of the Enlightenment desktop, makes an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. Bodhi is one of only a handful of Linux distros embracing the Enlightenment environment. Its developers call Bodhi the…
  • Leap Motion Faceplate Lets OSVR Head Talk to the Hand

    Wed 5:53pm By Quinten Plummer
    It looks and sounds good, but virtual reality is still establishing how to get around in the digital worlds it creates. OSVR has placed the controls in the hands of Leap Motion, which may be a stellar move. Leap's novel approach embeds the VR controls in a…
  • What's in an Apple Name?

    Wed 4:34pm By Chris Maxcer
    Apple has chosen some iconic names in the past, like the "iPod" and "iMac." Apple even managed to take "iPad" -- which was widely panned for evoking a feminine hygiene product -- and transformed it into the popular lexicon of children and Wall Street analysts…
  • Over-the-Air Tinkering Keeps Tesla's Model S New

    Wed 8:00am By Peter Suciu
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week said that the company's line of high-end electric cars will get some autonomous driving capabilities via an over-the-air software update this summer. The new features will let drivers give their vehicles control of certain tasks…
  • Docker's No Flash in the Pan

    Tue 7:13pm By Jay Lyman
    Docker -- the open source application container technology that has drawn broad interest from the enterprise IT industry -- recently marked its second birthday. Judging by its growth and traction thus far, and the example set by such open source projects as…
  • Obama Lauds STEM Progress at White House Science Fair

    Tue 5:28pm By Jack M. Germain
    President Obama on Monday announced $240 million in new pledges from private businesses, schools and foundations across the country for STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- education. The president also announced that a national goal set four…
  • Magic Leap Allows a Peek Into Its Crazy-Cool AR World

    Tue 8:00am By Quinten Plummer
    Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz was scheduled to present last week at a TED talk in Vancouver, where he was expected to reveal the augmented reality tech his company has up its sleeve. Magic Leap pulled out a few days ahead of the presentation, but it left the…
  • Glass Is Still a Twinkle in Google's Eye

    Mon 6:59pm By Peter Suciu
    Google hasn't killed Glass, its controversial Internet-connected eyewear, CEO Eric Schmidt said in an interview published Monday. In fact, Google plans to bring out a new version of Glass later this year, he said. Rumors of its demise seemed to be confirmed in…
  • The Big Implications of the Google, FTC Antitrust Scandal

    Mon 8:00am By Rob Enderle
    A 160-page report that was far more complete than the FTC no doubt wanted last week was leaked to the media, clearly showcasing that the FTC staff recommended action against Google for anticompetitive practices. The FTC commissioners then decided to let Google…
  • Gadget Ogling: Cute Robots, Secure Tablets and a Conscientious Can

    Sat 8:00am By Kris Holt
    PLEN2 is simply adorable. A robot to seemingly fix all the world's problems, if its Kickstarter project is anything to believe, PLEN2 is possibly the most joyous humanoid machine I've seen in years. Maybe I'm swayed a little by the infectious theme song in the…
  • Mars One Could Turn Out to Be Mars Zero

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:00 am By Richard Adhikari
    Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit organization aiming to land the first humans on Mars and establish a space colony by 2025, appears to have run into trouble. Astrophysicist Joseph Roche, one of the 100 shortlisted candidates, was excited about the project until…
  • How Secure Is the Apple Watch?

    Mar 19, 2015, 7:31 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Apple typically has impeccable timing for its new product introductions, but that may not be the case with its new smartwatch. In a gala event last week, the company announced model and pricing details -- but that came just six days after questions were raised…
  • En Garde, Apple! The Luxe Android Smartwatch Is Coming!

    Mar 19, 2015, 5:40 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Apple fans won't be the only ones who can flash a smartwatch worth thousands of dollars on their wrist; Android aficionados will be able to do the same. Google, Intel and Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer on Thursday jointly announced plans to make a luxury Swiss…
  • Musk: Technology May Revoke Your Driver's License

    Mar 19, 2015, 10:00 am By Quinten Plummer
    There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car, predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Autonomous vehicles will be exponentially safer, he said Tuesday at Nvidia's 2015 GPU Technology Conference in…
  • The Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:00 am By Peter Suciu
    While several automakers are currently in the process of developing autonomous vehicles, the road ahead for self-driving cars could be long, with numerous obstacles to overcome. According to the recent Autonomous Vehicles 2015-2035 report, published by…
  • Windows Hello Waves Off Passwords

    Mar 18, 2015, 1:51 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Hello, a feature that allows users to access computers and devices running Windows 10 via face recognition, iris identification or fingerprint matching. In addition, the company raised the curtain on Microsoft Passport, a…
  • Q4OS Is a Bare-Bones Business Tool

    Mar 18, 2015, 8:00 am By Jack M. Germain
    Q4OS has the potential to become a new attention-getter among up and coming Linux distros. But this distro has a way to go before its development reaches full functionality. Right now it is working its way to a non-beta version 1.0 release. New beta versions…
  • Talking Barbie Says Hello, Parents Say Goodbye

    Mar 18, 2015, 8:00 am By Richard Adhikari
    It's not so much Hello Barbie's talking -- it's her listening that has parents up in arms. Here's how Hello Barbie works: A kid presses on the doll's belt buckle and speaks into a microphone in the doll's necklace. An AI system processes and analyzes that…
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