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Google said to be in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B valuation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jan, 2015 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has gone where most startups never have: to space. And it looks like Google may well want in on the excitement.

Google is pushing a new content-recommendation system for publishers

Posted in Software on 12th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Next month, Google plans on introducing a new content recommendation system for publishers’ websites.

Google working on 10 gigabit Internet speeds

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Project to develop 'next generation' of the Internet is part of Google's broader obsession with speed.

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is betting big time on the online education space.

Personal cellphone signal that's 1,000x faster than what you have now

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2014 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology to give us a personal cellphone signal that is 1,000 times faster than what we normally get today.

Google Fiber to Bring 10 Gigabit Internet In Coming Years

Posted in Business on 6th Mar, 2014 02:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is on a mission to update the web’s wiring; and they’re not talking a decade or more to do it.

'Internet of things' to get £45m funding boost

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.

Google Drive Gets A Big Price Drop, 100GB Now Costs $1.99 A Month, $9.99 A Month for 1TB

Posted in Online on 13th Mar, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google today significantly dropped the prices for its Google Drive online storage service.

The world reacts to Turkey’s Twitter ban

Posted in Online on 22nd Mar, 2014 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says”.

Google’s cloud plan? Undercut all the cloud companies!

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2014 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to make its burgeoning public cloud into a standard for developers everywhere. Today it took more steps toward that goal by lowering prices.

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the 'Internet of you'

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you.

Why 2014 will be the year of the VPN

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2014 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual Private Networks are the latest tool to battle against a new wave of internet fragmentation and government censorship.

Google reportedly wants to launch its own wireless network

Posted in Online on 4th Apr, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Company executives have been discussing a plan to offer wireless service in areas where it's already installed Google Fiber high-speed internet.

Google Prepares To Launch Android TV

Posted in Software on 7th Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
This set top box will be less ambitious and easier to use than one of the company’s previous initiatives, Google TV.

Twitter redesign looks like Facebook to many tweeters

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2014 04:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The redesign will be available to a small group of users initially and will be made available across the whole site "in coming weeks".

Google: Now a master of Washington influence

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The rise of Google as a top-tier Washington player fully captures the arc of change in the influence business.

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system

Posted in Software on 19th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.

AT&T wants to beat Google Fiber to the punch in 21 new cities

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bringing fiber-optic Internet access to Midwestern cities seems to be in vogue: AT&T is in the game too.

For the first time, a majority of Americans are using smartphones, even seniors

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified.

Skype group video calling is finally free for everyone

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free.

For watching online video, tablets are (finally) catching up to PCs

Posted in Business on 2nd May, 2014 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, your tablet might replace your laptop altogether as the go-to, non-TV device for watching digital video

Stanford scientists use Twitter to make more accurate earthquake maps

Posted in Online on 3rd May, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Twitter can actually be helpful when it comes to things like mapping earthquakes.

Oculus wants to build a billion-person MMO with Facebook

Posted in Games on 9th May, 2014 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is hoping for a chance to lead the next big computing platform.

The Internet of Things will thrive by 2025 but will raise privacy and complexity concerns

Posted in Hardware on 15th May, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of these devices will be communicating on our behalf, interacting with the physical and virtual worlds more than interacting with us.

Study finds the Internet will not make you stupid, reminds us that Plato feared the written word

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2014 07:03 PM
by AlexMuller
“There is currently no evidence to suggest that Internet use has or has not had a profound effect on brain development,”

How Google plans to make free Wi-Fi available wherever you go

Posted in Online on 22nd May, 2014 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Among the "millions" of businesses that Google is targeting for this new program are "restaurants, doctors’ offices and gyms".

Google sets up 'right to be forgotten' form after EU ruling

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a service to allow Europeans to ask for personal data to be removed from online search results.

Google reportedly plans to spend $1B on Internet satellites

Posted in Online on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The Web giant plans to deploy 180 small satellites that would provide Internet access to underserved regions of the globe.

Aircraft passengers to receive high-speed in-flight internet access

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2014 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellite communications firm Inmarsat has announced that it is to deliver a new broadband service for airline passengers in the EU.

By the end of this year 1 in 4 people around the world will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jun, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
As many as 1.76 billion people will own and use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

Google & Virgin Galactic may team up for joint space venture

Posted in Business on 13th Jun, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to bring Internet access to the entire world, and it’s reportedly in talks with Virgin Galactic to help realize that vision.

Google makes a bet on 5G wireless with Alpental buy

Posted in Online on 22nd Jun, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
All of Google’s services, from Google Docs to YouTube, depend on fast network connections to perform well.

Crowdsourcing for robots

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Humans acting like robots teach robots to act like humans.

Facebook emotion experiment sparks criticism

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2014 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is facing criticism after it emerged it had conducted a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

Google Balloons are the poster child for Google X and could provide internet for the last billion

Posted in Online on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s expectations are flying even higher than its 60,000-foot high balloons.

New domains: Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

Posted in Online on 6th Jul, 2014 04:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date.

Digital banking reaches £1bn a day, BBA says

Posted in Business on 9th Jul, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone and internet banking transactions now total almost £1bn a day, a study has suggested.

Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Posted in Software on 17th Jul, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all, complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums.

Google Decrees That it Has No Plans to Bring Fiber to the UK

Posted in Online on 20th Jul, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has been a godsend for people in the US who have had to suffer through the perils of the ISP pseudo monopolies that run the country's broadband infrastructure.

Indiegogo finally launches an iOS app for everyone

Posted in Online on 3rd Aug, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has released a new mobile app today that will let you contribute interesting and inventive fundraising campaigns on-the-go.

Is this the beginning of the end for Google+?

Posted in Software on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The photo service is reportedly to be separated from the social network.

Google to prioritise secure websites

Posted in Business on 7th Aug, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said it will give preference to more secure websites in its search rankings from now on.

The Trans-Arctic Internet Cable Project Made Possible by Climate Change

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2014 03:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Running a telecom cable from London to Tokyo was, for a long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round.

Google goes under the sea with $300M 'Faster' trans-Pacific Internet cable

Posted in Hardware on 12th Aug, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The cable, called Faster, will transmit at 60 terabits per second, signifies the goal of meeting quickly growing traffic demand.

Yes, Google Maps is tracking you through your smartphone. Here’s how to stop it

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is probably logging your location, step by step, via Google Maps.

Google pulls 1,800 businesses into Drive for Work every week

Posted in Business on 23rd Aug, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Since Google announced its business-focused flavor of Google Drive, Google Drive for Work, adoption has been swift, according to figures the company released.

Robotic brain 'learns' skills from the internet

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
An intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.

Amazon’s Twitch acquisition is about beating Google and Apple

Posted in Online on 27th Aug, 2014 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amazon just spent a billion dollars to help build a business that will make a ton of money selling games, media, and advertisements in the future.

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

How mobile marketplaces are creating a million new U.S. jobs

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Online marketplaces such as Uber and Instacart are rapidly transforming the way people get what they want, whether it’s a ride, a meal, or a pet sitter, when they want it.

Poker Bots: The Rise and development of the card shark machinery

Posted in Games on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:46 AM
by Diego Bocanegra
Since their evolution, their very name sends shivers down even the most experienced players’ spines.

Google plans debates on 'right to be forgotten'

Posted in Business on 8th Sep, 2014 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the "right to be forgotten" ruling.

VC Peter Thiel: You can either invest in 'bits' or 'atoms'

Posted in Business on 9th Sep, 2014 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Right now Thiel seems to think there’s already too many “bits” companies and not enough “atom” companies. He may be right.

Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.

AI expert predicts half of web searches will soon be speech and images

Posted in Software on 21st Sep, 2014 02:51 AM
by PlanetTech
We might depend on additional interfaces to find information, namely by speaking and by taking pictures of the things around us.

SkyOrbiter UAVs will fly for years at a time and provide global internet access

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Quarkson wants to provide internet access to every person in the world using its SkyOrbiter UAVs.

Shellshock: 'Deadly serious' new vulnerability found

Posted in Software on 25th Sep, 2014 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered.

Facebook pushing ahead towards thousands of internet delivering drones

Posted in Hardware on 27th Sep, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook solar powered internet delivering drones will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 miles high.

Google announces Drive for Education: free, unlimited storage & more security

Posted in Business on 30th Sep, 2014 11:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Google’s new Drive for Education service offers the same functionality of Drive for Work for free, instead of charging $10 per month per user.

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
As long as there is a FireChat-enabled device to act as a node in the chain, there's really no geographic limit to how big the ad hoc network can be.

Why the war between Google and Europe is only getting worse

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2014 02:37 AM
by AlexMuller
European policy makers have hammered the search giant in recent years over privacy and antitrust issues.

There Are More Gadgets Than There Are People In The World

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever people are outnumbered on Earth by the mobile technology we have produced.

Can You Get PTSD From A Virtual Experience?

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Short answer: No, but online worlds can really stress you out.

Ian Livingstone applies to create 'gaming' school

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2014 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has formally applied to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming.

Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is preparing to test new technology that may provide the foundation for a wireless version of its high-speed "Fiber" Internet service,

Mass internet surveillance threatens international law, UN report claims

Posted in Online on 20th Oct, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
"Bulk access technology is indiscriminately corrosive of online privacy"

Google's Newest Attack On Amazon

Posted in Business on 5th Nov, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Forget disease-seeking nanoparticles and smart contact lenses: Google's putting its real efforts into catching Amazon in cloud computing.

Brain-to-brain interface via Internet replicated, improved

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.

Why Nearby Phones May Soon Be Borrowing Your Bandwidth

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
U.S. cellular operators are testing technology that boosts mobile download speeds by having phones borrow bandwidth from devices nearby.

Elon Musk wants to bring the whole world online with affordable satellites

Posted in Hardware on 9th Nov, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Following in the footsteps of Facebook and Google, Elon Musk is setting his sights on bringing the world online with cheap satellites.

US privacy confidence at new low

Posted in Online on 12th Nov, 2014 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The vast majority, 91% of Americans believe that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies, according to a survey.

Tiny Satellites Could Bring Internet Access To The Entire Planet

Posted in Online on 16th Nov, 2014 07:38 PM
by AlexMuller
While cell phones are pervasive in developing countries, 4.3 billion people still lack access to the Internet.

Google to test Project Loon in Australia with new carrier partner

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, Google says the goal is have a constellation of balloons floating above regions where internet and wireless connectivity is scarce.

You'll Soon be Able to Pay to Make Google Ads Disappear

Posted in Business on 21st Nov, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Google just announced a new subscription service called Google Contributor, essentially a paywall for web publishers to provide ad-free content for a $1 to $3 contribution.

The future of homework is: video games

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The snowball effect of stress among teachers, students and parents over homework seems to be increasing with no end in sight.

Doubling the speed of cellphone data with a simple full duplex circuit

Posted in Online on 26th Nov, 2014 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer.

Google will solve its latest EU problem the usual way: By throwing money at it

Posted in Online on 29th Nov, 2014 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly urging antitrust regulators to strongly consider the breakup of Google.

Google is making it easier to prove your humanity.

Posted in Online on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Their new CAPTCHA system is easier for humans, but harder for bots.

Google: Ok, so about half of our online ads are never actually seen

Posted in Online on 7th Dec, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Some of the reasons given for non-viewability: a user scrolled right past it, it wasn’t delivered, or it was delivered but the “viewer” was a software bot.

Wi-Fi Pioneer Predicts the Future of Wireless Technology and Mobile

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The next step for adding more capacity is making cells smaller and smaller so you offer more spectrum, offering faster feeds and speeds.

How Minecraft may make Bitcoin the official currency of virtual worlds

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is the perfect platform to start the revolution.

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for open innovation research proposals

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The notion that things will be connected is becoming reality.

Mobile Computing, the Metatrend of the Past Decade

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry.

Lunar Mission Kickstarter Campaign Meets its Funding Target

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2014 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The people have spoken, and they want to drill the moon.

Christmas online sales up 8.3%, iOS numbers nearly quadruple Android’s

Posted in Business on 27th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Christmas is a religious celebration for billions of people, which means its a big day for Apple.

Annual Smartphone shipments will increase from 1.3 billion in 2014 to 1.9 billion in 2018

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2014 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013.

Predictions for the future of technology in 2015:

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Augmented reality smartglasses from Google are forecast for 2015, along with driverless buses, free Super WiFi, and adverts on the moon.

Will 2015 deliver the promise of telemedicine?

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea of using technology to provide remote health care has been around for years, but it really started to take off this year with wearable devices and video chat.

Robots can now learn to cook just like you do: by watching YouTube videos

Posted in Online on 4th Jan, 2015 02:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have come up with a new way to teach robots how to use tools simply by watching videos on YouTube.

Teachers Will Learn To Embrace Student Smartphone Addiction In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2015 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
With big investments, 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

Google is catching up to Facebook in social logins

Posted in Online on 10th Jan, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks.

The 4 things your mobile health app needs for a breakout in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of mobile health applications is poised to truly go mainstream in 2015.

Google to offer real-time voice translation on smartphones

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Google to detect which language you're speaking and provide automatic translation.

Computers 'judge personality better than friends'

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers has indicated.

Zuckerberg’s 3 predictions for what social networks will look like in 10 years

Posted in Online on 15th Jan, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
"you can imagine that there will be another platform, which is even more natural and even more built into our lives than mobile phones."

Musk spills details on SpaceX's internet venture

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk doesn't only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet of low-cost communication satellites, he also wants to use the same infrastructure to provide internet on Mars.

Google aims to become a wireless carrier

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2015 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine one day buying an Android smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile, but with Google Wireless. That day could be coming soon.

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2015 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift.

Elon Musk plans for 4000 toaster sized micro-satellite network for global internet

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has proposed a network of some 4,000 micro-satellites to provide wireless broadband Internet services around the globe.

Next stop for Google Wallet: the U.K.

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is finally starting to roll out Gmail support for Google Wallet outside of the U.S. Starting today, users in the U.K. can use Gmail to send money peer to peer.

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.

Smart devices: Is privacy loss inevitable?

Posted in Business on 10th Feb, 2015 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

Google Knowledge Graph will soon answer your health-related questions directly in search results

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2015 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
According to a Google blog post, one out of 20 Google searches are seeking health-related information.

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Posted in Software on 16th Feb, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Vint Cerf, a 'father of the internet', says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost.

Facebook's New Venture: VR Apps

Posted in Software on 18th Feb, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It was only a matter of time that Facebook would start to develop its own VR apps. The only question remains, what is the purpose of these apps?

New HTTP/2 protocol to speed up the web is approved

Posted in Online on 19th Feb, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
A new web protocol that promises to speed up internet browsing has been approved. The changeover to HTTP/2 will be the first major update to the standard in 15 years.

Mobile growth is huge, and could surge 3x in the next 2 years

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2015 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile has been one of the biggest drivers of growth in tech sector the iPhone’s launch in 2007. But if Digi-Capital's predictions hold water, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Google may carve up its struggling social network Google+

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2015 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Photos and Hangouts could be broken out and separated from the main product. But, Pichai said, none of Google's main products will disappear.

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2015 09:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by the organisation which oversees the running of the net.

By 2020, 80% of the world's adult population will own a smartphone

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Mar, 2015 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The smartphone is probably the fastest adopted technology of all time.

In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone wins

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2015 09:21 PM
by AlexMuller
There are still 4 out of 7 billion people in the world who are not online.

CNES and Google to deploy 100,000 Balloon Networks

Posted in Online on 6th Mar, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that the balloons can serve data at rates of 22 megabits per second to fixed antennas, and five megabits per second to mobile handsets.

Indiegogo’s new crowdfunding record:

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$5.3M and counting for a smart beekeeping system.

Google investigation dropped by US regulators

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Google narrowly escaped being prosecuted by the US government over its dominance of the internet search industry.

Google Wants to Change TV Advertising Forever

Posted in Business on 22nd Mar, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is about to make the sale of TV ads much more like ads on the web, for better and for worse.

Facebook will soon support 360-degree videos in the News Feed & on Oculus

Posted in Online on 26th Mar, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will soon support 'spherical' 360-degree videos in its Newsfeed.

Researchers develop crowdsourced tool for dealing with depression

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive reappraisal allows members to both receive help from others, and offer it themselves.

A leap in 4K video streaming technology

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video being streamed to devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Android apps to run on Windows, Macs and Linux

Posted in Online on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.

Finland’s Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs

Posted in Business on 5th Apr, 2015 01:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The new approach aims to encourage different kinds of learning, shifting from facts to problem solving, individual work to collaboration.

Signs That Virtual Reality and Crowdfunding Are Going Mainstream

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Exciting developments have happened in technology in the past few weeks. Here is some context:

A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Virtual Reality

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.

You can now Google your lost Android phone

Posted in Software on 16th Apr, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
If your phone is nearby, Google can ring it for you. If it’s further away, Google will show you it on a map.

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

Posted in Online on 19th Apr, 2015 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is keeping the internet vessels afloat for up to 100 days at a time now, can build balloons in hours instead of days, and can launch dozens of balloon every day instead of just one.

Google search changes will promote mobile-friendly sites

Posted in Online on 20th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Most internet traffic is now from mobiles. Websites that do not pass Google's mobile-friendly test will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

PlanetTech interviews Penny Power OBE, social networking pioneer

Posted in Interviews on 24th Apr, 2015 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Penny Power was among the first to start an online social networking business by founding Ecademy. We interview her about the future of social media:

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google intends to run a mobile phone network in the US. The firm will rent voice and data capacity from existing operators, and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure.

Valve shuts down paid 'mod' system

Posted in Games on 28th Apr, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Angry gamers have forced Valve to end a system that let people who make modifications or "mods" for games get paid for their work. The system was only switched on 4 days ago.

Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2015 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app in a move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Facetime, Skype and Hangouts.

Should Google be allowed in examinations?

Posted in Online on 30th Apr, 2015 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is inevitable search engines such as Google will be allowed in public examinations, including GCSEs and A-Levels, the head of an exam board says.

Google launches all-out assault on mobile advertising

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2015 08:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’ve hit an inflection point; There are now more Google searches on mobile than on desktop in ten countries, including the U.S. and Japan.'

The golden era of mobile video

Posted in Business on 9th May, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile video is having its moment, thanks to improvements in smartphone cameras, apps that are changing the way we consume media, and our movement to the second screen.

Top Futurists Make Some Pretty Surprising Predictions About What The Next Decade Will Bring

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The past decade has seen dramatic advances. What amazing things are we likely to see in the next 10 years? Here's the summary.

Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?

Posted in Online on 16th May, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Google will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace.

Startup Beams the Web’s Most Important Content from Space

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2015 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
By renting communications satellites, Outernet is currently blanketing about half Earth’s surface with a signal that transmits data.

NSA planned to sneak spyware onto smartphone app stores

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2015 10:59 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to using these 'implants' for plain old spying, the agencies also intended to use hijacked phones to send bad information to targets.

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Posted in Online on 31st May, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a tremendously big deal that Google’s pushing into virtual reality with one of its most important services: YouTube.

Mass snooping fake mobile towers 'uncovered in UK'

Posted in Online on 10th Jun, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Fake mobile towers that scoop up data from passing phones are routinely being used in London, an investigation by Sky News suggests.

SpaceX reportedly files with the FCC to offer Web access worldwide via satellite

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX’s tests will determine if its antenna technology can deliver high-speed internet access to devices on the ground.

YouTube to launch dedicated video gaming site and apps

Posted in Games on 13th Jun, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube is to launch a dedicated site and app for gaming in an attempt to take on Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Airbus to build giant internet satellite network

Posted in Business on 16th Jun, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Airbus has been contracted to build the world's largest satellite constellation as the race for global satellite internet heats up.

BBC develops 'mind-control TV' headset for iPlayer app

Posted in Online on 18th Jun, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Users can turn on and operate the app by concentrating or relaxing their minds.

Ericsson Mobility Report: 70 percent of world's population using smartphones by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced mobiles will be commonplace around the globe: smartphone subscriptions will more than double, reaching 6.1 billion.

OneWeb satellite operator eyes huge rocket campaign

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2015 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest commercial rocket campaign in history has been announced by OneWeb. The company has acquired more than 60 launchers to put up its satellite broadband network.

Google aims to develop free Gigabit Wi-Fi for cities

Posted in Online on 27th Jun, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The new venture, named Intersection, will seek to bring free public Wi-Fi to cities around the world using different pieces of urban infrastructure, from pay phones to bus stops.

Study Reaffirms the Massive Impact Netflix is Having on Pay TV

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
It wasn’t the first site to offer streaming movies and TV shows, but it certainly popularized the practice of streaming your entertainment rather than watching it on TV.

Facebook CEO says telepathy is coming after virtual reality

Posted in Online on 1st Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Zuckerberg shares his predictions for the future in a crowdscourced interview.

Google says it uses AI to catch 99.9 percent of email spam

Posted in Business on 11th Jul, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
About a decade ago, spam brought email to near-ruin: The contest to save your inbox was on.

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2015 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Peter Diamandis predicts we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.

Google gains nearly $68 billion to its market value as YouTube drives growth

Posted in Online on 19th Jul, 2015 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s shares value the company at $471.50B and cement its position as the world’s second most valuable company after Apple.

In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Globally, there are 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Posted in Software on 27th Jul, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdsourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.

Google has decided to pull YouTube and Google+ apart

Posted in Online on 27th Jul, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services, even as users of those services complained, Google is now rolling that back.

Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Opternative says it’s the only online eye exam that can deliver a physician-approved prescription for glasses and contacts.

Nearly half of Facebook’s users only access the service on mobile

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device.

Sri Lanka is the first country to sign up for Google Loon

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon could cover about 5,000 square km with 3G access and with a little over a dozen the entire country could be covered.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

The UK now prefers using phones to get online over laptops

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2015 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
It marks a significant shift. Just last year 22% named their phone as their most important means of getting online, with a solid 40% naming their laptop.

NASA marks Curiosity's third anniversary with new interactive online tools

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has released two new tools designed to both educate the public and help scientists select future landing sites.

A Kickstarter project wants to put the International Space Station's view of Earth in your VR display

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceVR launched a Kickstarter campaign today to send a 3D, 360-degree camera to the International Space Station.

Samsung is looking to join the satellite internet space race

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2015 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is interested in using thousands of small low earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide high-speed internet all over the planet.

Gartner Says the Internet of Things Installed Base Will Grow to 26 Billion Units By 2020

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2015 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
IoT, which excludes PCs, tablets and phones, will grow to 26B units installed in 2020, almost a 30-fold increase from 0.9B in 2009.

Kids’ gaming makes up nearly 8% of mobile game spending worldwide

Posted in Business on 18th Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Parents are dropping a serious amount of cash to keep their kids’ tablets and smartphones filled with games.

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

Posted in Hardware on 25th Aug, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user base now at 1.29 billion.

Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The online education service has raised $49.5M. With 75 percent of its learners from outside the U.S., Coursera needs to expand its availability.

What is YouTube Gaming, the Latest Twitch Rival?

Posted in Online on 26th Aug, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
YouTube Gaming is a dedicated app and website focusing exclusively on gaming content, with a greater emphasis on live steams.

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
When Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get interesting.

Harvard offers virtual classroom for students anywhere in the world

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The lectures are given in a television studio two miles from campus and class plays out like a giant video conference.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community.

Facebook offers free education software in US

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has taken its first steps into the education market with software that it claims allows children to learn at their own pace.

Bio-artificial kidney project hopes to raise funds through crowdfunding

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A crowdfunding effort kicks off in the hopes of raising funds to help accelerate the development of a bio-artificial kidney to change the lives of Kidney Failure patients.

Is Technology Giving You Digital Amnesia?

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Smartphones and the Internet could be changing the way our brains work.

Facebook’s Like Buttons Will Soon Track Your Web Browsing to Target Ads

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook’s 'Like' buttons have been logging data on our browsing for years; now the company will start using that data to target ads.

Peeple app for rating human beings causes uproar

Posted in Online on 1st Oct, 2015 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new app that promises to let users review individuals has caused controversy before it has even launched.

Google Officially Becomes Alphabet

Posted in Business on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google itself will continue to exist under the leadership of CEO Sundar Pichai, while Alphabet serves as 'a collection of companies' led by CEO Larry Page.

Facebook will use satellites to bring broadband to large parts of Africa

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
In its latest effort to open up Internet access to developing markets, Facebook has partnered with French satellite company Eutelsat Communications.

Facebook’s Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

More than half of Google searches now happen on mobile devices

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2015 10:27 AM
by AlexMuller
At some point this summer, Google said, there was a tipping point: Now the majority of web searches happen on mobile devices.

Google Loon is almost perfected and Google plans to scale globally as soon as possible

Posted in Business on 17th Oct, 2015 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
'For the last two years we have almost perfected the technology, it’s time for us now to scale in this part of the world.'

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Making its systems smarter and better able to deal with ambiguous queries is one of the ways Google can keep a grip on time-starved mobile users.

Google's Project Loon internet balloons to circle the Earth

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2015 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
"It used to take 14 people an hour or two to launch a balloon, now with an automated crane we can launch a balloon every 15 minutes with two or three people."

Top mental health doctor: online therapy is the future

Posted in Online on 29th Oct, 2015 11:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Why America’s top mental health doctor is moving to Google

Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

Posted in Online on 30th Oct, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
An end to the college degree's unprecedented run as the only credential that matters.

Google is reportedly working on merging its Chrome OS with Android

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The merger has apparently been in the works for two years and Google may have something to show for it as early as next year.

Gamers Are YouTube Heroes and Entertainment’s New Rock Stars

Posted in Online on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Gamers can make pro-athlete money. Some tournaments pay out over $10 million to the winning team. Sponsorship dollars have created teenage millionaire-gamers.

AI based scientific search engine aims to accelerate the research process

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Leveraging expertise in data mining, natural-language processing and computer vision, Semantic Scholar provides AI-enhanced search.

How Would Today’s Smartest Teens Overhaul Education?

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when you gather 14 of the world’s brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education?

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The app is now better at understanding complex questions. In particular, the Google app can now handle superlatives, ordered items, and dates.

Google's Open-Sourcing Of TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
We finally have the enormous amounts of computing power and data needed to make deep learning AI viable.

Google loon will test internet delivery across the United States

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2015 02:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Google parent company Alphabet is planning to test high-altitude balloons to deliver Internet coverage across the United States.

Samsung gives you a new way to browse the web, virtual reality

Posted in Online on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung is going to provide proof of concept with a virtual reality web browser called the Samsung Internet for Gear VR.

Google launches Cloud Vision API so anyone can tap its image recognition tech

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A tool developers can use to add image recognition to their own applications.

YouTube's new trending tab shows you viral videos 'as they take off'

Posted in Online on 10th Dec, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s interesting to watch YouTube add more curation features to the mix as the Internet supplants traditional TV.

Google Wallet now lets you send money to any phone number

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, you needed to give Google Wallet an email address. With this latest update, however, you can just send money to anyone with a phone number.

How Facebook and Google’s Plans to Boost Internet Access Advanced in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
3.2 billion people in the world are now online, the UN estimated late in November. That leaves 56.6 percent of the human race unconnected.

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

Google is hard at work on a next generation chatbot

Posted in Online on 29th Dec, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Many people consider Google Now to be the best virtual assistant. Building A.I into a messaging platform makes a world of sense for Google.

The Internet Allowed Us to Learn Anything, VR Will Let Us Experience Everything

Posted in Online on 30th Dec, 2015 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon we could be learning in virtual-reality classrooms, shopping at virtual-reality stores, and working in virtual-reality offices.

Why 2016 looks like a breakthrough year for Google Fiber

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2015 09:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Fiber has steadily been making progress on expanding to more markets and it now looks set to really break through as a real force in the home broadband market.

Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

Lumosity brain-training game 'deceived customers'

Posted in Games on 6th Jan, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Lumos Labs had said its games helped users perform better at work and even alleviated the symptoms of Alzheimer's, which the FTC says is false marketing.

The orbital internet: Could fleets of CubeSats bring global web access?

Posted in Online on 17th Jan, 2016 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Accessing the web may be simple in urban areas of the globe, but for the other four billion people on the planet it's much more difficult.

Minecraft to launch education edition

Posted in Games on 19th Jan, 2016 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 7,000 classrooms around the world already use Minecraft in some form.

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Posted in Online on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data.

Google's project skybender is another internet-firing drone

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Both Facebook and Google have been testing aerial devices that would be able to provide reliable wireless internet access in remote locations.

Alphabet/Google passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is now worth around $568bn, compared with Apple, which has a value of $535bn.

MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New Type of University Without Lectures or Classrooms

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2016 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology?

First Internet delivering Google Loons launched in Sri Lanka

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Each balloon can provide connectivity to a ground area of around 25 miles (40km) in diameter using LTE, also referred to as 4G, technology.

Mark Zuckerberg: VR can become the most social platform

Posted in Games on 23rd Feb, 2016 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
“Pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there, right there in person,”

Creating a Wikipedia resource for Robots to share knowledge and learning

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2016 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
People have learned to pool their knowledge. We need to help machines do the same.

The FBI has succeeded in uniting silicon valley...against the FBI

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Never have we seen so many tech companies united against the US government.

Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Blippar, is an AR company that lets you see extra, rich information content by simply pointing your phone at an object.

'Moon Shot': Google teams with J.J. Abrams and XPrize for space documentary series

Posted in Online on 4th Mar, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
"Moonshot" has in recent years become synonymous with any big, ambitious, slightly crazy idea to change the world.

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.

Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

In Contrast to Tay, Microsoft's Chinese Chatbot, Xiaolce, Is Actually Pleasant

Posted in Online on 28th Mar, 2016 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Trolls turned Tay into a monster in less than a day, but China's Xiaolce is a therapeutic A.I.

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

The Rise of the Chat Bots

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots communicate with people in natural language. They are becoming popular and the companies that develop the software behind them are attracting serious venture capital.

Three trends that are driving the chatbot revolution

Posted in Software on 14th Apr, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Three intersecting trends help us understand why the the chatter around chatbots is everywhere.

Google is about to supercharge its Tensorflow open source AI

Posted in Business on 15th Apr, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
TensorFlow was among the 6 open source projects that received the most attention from developers in all of 2015, even though it was only released in November.

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service

Posted in Online on 16th Apr, 2016 07:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Google wants to beam wireless broadband directly into homes all over America.

YouTube live-streams in virtual reality and adds 3D sound

Posted in Online on 18th Apr, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google said select concerts from California's Coachella festival would be the first to use the virtual reality facility.

Alphabet's crazy moonshots are growing revenues faster than losses

Posted in Online on 22nd Apr, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited the development of machine learning and AI as one of the key factors driving the growth.

Key trends in the evolution of intelligent assistance

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Personal assistants and software bots have enjoyed significant buzz in recent months. New assistants are launched every week.

Viv: The a next generation AI assistant

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The real secret sauce of Viv is 'dynamic program generation' which allows the AI assistant to understand intent and generate a program itself to best answer the query.

Artificial intelligence course creates AI teaching assistant

Posted in Online on 10th May, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Jill Watson is a virtual teaching assistant. She was one of nine teaching assistants in an AI online course. And none of the students guessed she wasn't a human.

Google to Developers: Here's How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding language is incredibly difficult for computers because language is often ambiguous.

Intel is going all in to enable 50 billion 5G connected internet of things devices by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 17th May, 2016 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel would be focusing on the Internet of Things, cloud and 5G as part of the new 'virtuous cycle of growth'.

Google Thinks You’re Ready to Converse with Computers

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Assistant will be launched in the company’s mobile search apps, installed on more than a billion smartphones.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

Google’s summer plan: To become the OS of your life

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By leveraging AI and natural interaction, Google intends to be the OS of your life

Google reports trillions of mobile searches per year, adds more location-based features to AdWords

Posted in Online on 25th May, 2016 05:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The competition for mobile advertising dollars that exists between Facebook and Google is about to become even more fierce.

Would you trust a bot? Conversational commerce depends on it

Posted in Software on 6th Jun, 2016 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
As AI technology improves, the number of scenarios where a human needs to take over to answer questions will decrease.

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2016 11:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple will for the first time lower its App Store commission on one condition: if an app can retain a subscriber for over a year, the revenue split will be 85/15.

Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi, available on Nexus phones

Posted in Online on 9th Jun, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Project Fi phones switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi networks depending on which connection is strongest at any given moment.

Tutors become part of the app culture

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2016 07:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Tutoring is one the world's oldest professions, but even a vocation so entrenched cannot escape the rising "Uberisation" of daily life.

Google working on 'common-sense' AI engine at new Zurich base

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2016 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's high profile AI team DeepMind, based in London, has the broader ambition to "solve intelligence".

Apps put on notice as new study suggests teens love chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Jul, 2016 08:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Bots are growing in popularity, largely driven largely by this generation’s preferred methods of communication.

Facebook Connectivity Lab's internet-beaming drone completes first test flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to some of the 1.6 billion people living in remote locations.

Google parent Alphabet reports strong Q2 2016

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
'Our terrific second quarter results, with 21 percent revenue growth year on year, and 25 percent on a constant currency basis reflect the successful investments we've made'

Google Search now helps you set up notifications for when you're mentioned online

Posted in Online on 31st Jul, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it a little easier for you to get an alert whenever your name gets mentioned on the internet.

New Tech on The ISS Set To Form Solar System 'Internet'

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place.

Studies show most people use only 5 apps on their smartphones

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of those apps is Facebook. The other most common apps, which we know from stats about user counts, include WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Koko raises $2.5 million to put human empathy inside every virtual assistant

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Bots that more closely resemble interactions with a human but also to help people experiencing mental health emergencies.

Chromebooks expected to exceed 17 million units by 2023, Google Play store

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2016 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
ChromeOS computers are now outselling Macs, and are among Amazon’s top sellers. Android app support on the way.

Google Fiber rethinking its costly cable plans, looking to wireless

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Fiber reached just six metro areas in four years, illustrating the difficulty and expense of digging up streets and laying thousands of miles of cables.

How chatbots can help small business

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2016 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots aren’t just for big name tech brands and retail; small businesses stand to gain plenty from them, as well.

The Future of the Internet of Things

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If your hope is to awaken to a fully automated home, you already can.

Viewers engage with ads in VR much more than in mobile or desktop apps

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Immersv said that VR drives 12 new installs for every 1,000 video ad views, compared to 0.5 for mobile and 0.2 for desktop.

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Online social interactions could have important consequences for mental health.

Google's grand plan to target the 'next billion' internet users

Posted in Online on 27th Sep, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The internet giant unveiled myriad new products, programs, and updates as it looks to ramp up its efforts to get in front of 'the next billion' internet users.

Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores nearly identically to human translators

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Machine Neural Translation is nearly indistinguishable from human translation on standardized tests, the company said.

How chatbots will help education

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2016 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s an exciting time for innovations in ed tech, and chatbots are at the forefront.

Google says more than 20 million students are using Chromebooks

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Now we know that Chromebooks really are growing, more than 10 million students were using Chromebooks as of last year.

Everything Oculus announced today: Touch controller launch date, social VR, the VR web, more

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus wants maintain momentum, as Google showed off Daydream and Sony moves closer to the release of PlayStationVR.

Google News launches fact check label

Posted in Online on 15th Oct, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.

Video game software sales estimated to hit $98 billion by 2020

Posted in Games on 20th Oct, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Packaged games are slowing down, but the digital market is more than making up the difference.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks space can be the new internet

Posted in Science on 21st Oct, 2016 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Bezos says that space is the next frontier, a new internet, that is desperately lacking in infrastructure to support new entrepreneurs.

A New Age in Education: Udacity and IMB Watson Have AI Engineering Courses Online

Posted in Business on 30th Oct, 2016 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Advanced learning is become available to more people by bypassing some established societal barriers.

With more connected devices, 'Internet of Things' Markets Are Exploding

Posted in Hardware on 31st Oct, 2016 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The IoT is already impacting our lives, from smart house systems to transportation to personal health.

Facebook passes 1 billion mobile-only monthly users

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
In its third quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.79 billion monthly active users.

Elon Musk is concerned that AI could be used to take down the internet

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The systems that keep the internet running are vulnerable to brute-force computing attacks that artificial intelligence could excel at.

5G and Robotics Market is to Reach Around $6.2 Billion by end of 2022

Posted in Hardware on 8th Nov, 2016 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
China is one of the countries exhibiting solid growth owing to huge production of robots in China and growing technological innovations.

5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame

Posted in Business on 9th Nov, 2016 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Political campaigns are about to get hyper-personalized thanks to advances in a few exponential technologies.

Edward Snowden: Don't fear Trump, fear the surveillance state

Posted in Online on 11th Nov, 2016 12:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The NSA whistleblower spoke for the first time since Trump's election victory.

Google unveils new plans for its London HQ

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It's the search giant's first "wholly designed" building outside of the US.

SpaceX Files for FCC Approval for 4,425 Satellite Global Broadband Constellation

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2016 02:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellites, which will weight 386kg each, will orbit from 1,110 km to 1,325 km and provide services in the Ku and Ka frequency bands.

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law

Posted in Online on 24th Nov, 2016 02:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services.

SpaceX wants to surround Earth with an internet service that's 200 times faster

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
On November 15, the company filed a lengthy application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites.

'Snoopers' charter' petition hits signatures target

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A petition asking the UK government to repeal its new Investigatory Powers Act now has more than 118,000 signatures.

SpaceX Satellite net could start gigabit per second operation in 2020

Posted in Hardware on 30th Nov, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Initial prototype satellites are expected to be flown in 2017, and initial operation of the constellation could begin in 2020.

OneWeb raises $1.2 billion to launch a 'constellation' of satellites for high-speed internet access

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Founded out of London in 2012, OneWeb is planning to bring high-speed affordable internet access to everyone around the world.

European court deals blow to controversial UK surveillance law

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2016 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The Act, which is commonly known as the “snoopers’ charter” and received royal assent in November, legitimises a range of government surveillance powers.

Could online tutors and AI be the future of teaching?

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching

Why connecting all the world's robots will drive 2017's top technology trends

Posted in Software on 12th Jan, 2017 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
2017 will be shaped by the next phase of VR and AR, the emergence of an internet for AI, and the creation of digital assistants.

4 chatbot predictions for 2017

Posted in Online on 26th Jan, 2017 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 30,000 branded chatbots and 6,000 voice-activated skills hit the market during 2016.

Online Or Traditional College? Pros And Cons Of Technology In Education

Posted in Software on 28th Jan, 2017 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There are more options for college today than ever before in history.

4 Ways Tech Has Revolutionized Our Social Interactions

Posted in Online on 7th Feb, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
There is a marked difference in how people interact with each other even in the last ten years.

SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:08 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX designing low-Earth orbit satellites to dramatically reduce latency.

Alphabet’s Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Online on 17th Feb, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.

Google's plan to make online talk less toxic

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2017 05:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is developing AI to moderate internet conversations

Unique Mobile users will pass 5.7 bn by 2020 which will be 75% of world population

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
Subscriber growth over this period will be driven primarily by large Asia markets such as India.

Google confirms its acquisition of data science community Kaggle

Posted in Business on 8th Mar, 2017 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google today said it is acquiring Kaggle, an online service that hosts data science and machine learning competitions.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

Posted in Online on 9th Mar, 2017 12:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2017 03:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning.

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring an internet satellite network to space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:33 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is seeking a license for a lucrative, globe-spanning satellite network that would bring terrestrial internet into space.

Bots shift towards AI and garner $24 billion of investment

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2017 02:55 PM
by Alex Muller
The market for bots is gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.

Google Loon has better algorithms so a few Internet Balloons can constantly cover one area

Posted in Online on 11th Apr, 2017 01:16 PM
by Alex Muller
The balloons dance on the winds in small loops to remain where needed.

College students study best later in the day, study shows

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2017 02:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Students learn more effectively between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. than at other times of the day.

Will Google move to block adverts from its Chrome browser?

Posted in Online on 21st Apr, 2017 11:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Google's vast wealth and huge influence is built on one thing - advertising - so it might seem bizarre for the search giant to make it less likely that users would see ads.

Apple’s New Hires Signal It May Be Looking At Satellite Broadband internet

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2017 05:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple has hired two top satellite executives from Google for a new hardware team, which suggests that the it may be looking at satellite broadband.

With latency as low as 25ms, SpaceX to launch broadband satellites in 2019

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Satellites will function like a mesh network and deliver gigabit speeds.

Improbable draws $502 million for dream of giant online game worlds

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2017 05:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Improbable has created an operating system, SpatialOS, that marshals the power of cloud computing and distributed platforms

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2017 01:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says.

Should you pay the WannaCry ransom?

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2017 01:41 PM
by Alex Muller
There is no reason to expect an honest transaction.

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