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No, Microsoft is not making a Google Glass killer
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014 – 1:01 | No Comment

Microsoft is working on a wearable headband that can communicate with a smart phone and other devices, but contrary to rumor, the Alice Band is not a “Google Glass killer.”
The device is, instead, an experiment …

In Hong Kong’s subway, your boss is a computer
Monday, 7 Jul, 2014 – 11:01 | No Comment

Every night, the Hong Kong subway system undergoes maintenance and engineering repairs, just as does every other subway system in the world. Unlike the others, though, the HK subway’s engineering team has a unique supervisor. …

Supreme Court says ‘no’ to Google Street View appeal
Monday, 30 Jun, 2014 – 16:54 | No Comment

Google attempted to appeal a lower court’s decision to allow a class-action lawsuit against Street View to go ahead, but the Supreme Court says it doesn’t need to look at the case and so it …

Chatbot passes Turing Test
Monday, 9 Jun, 2014 – 2:18 | No Comment

In what is both ground-breaking and unsettling news, a Russian chatterbot dubbed “Eugene Goostman” has become the first to pass the Turing Test. This intelligence assessment, started in 1950 by Alan Turing, the mathematician and …

Spotify adds Djay as it continues growing
Monday, 26 May, 2014 – 13:29 | No Comment

The hottest music streaming service right now? Hard to say, but with ten million paying subscribers, an extensive music collection, and apps for nearly every platform, it’d be hard to choose a service other than …

After failing to acquire Snapchat, Facebook reportedly building its own
Monday, 19 May, 2014 – 6:00 | No Comment

The current rumor is that Facebook is not happy that it failed to buy video and picture messaging app Snapchat last year, despite a $3 billion reported offer. Seeing the writing on the wall, it …

Can social media save UK retailers?
Friday, 21 Mar, 2014 – 4:54 | No Comment

Apart from drawing in more people, Facebook, Twitter and newcomer Phlok are boosting the sales of British shops, according to media reports.

Comcast provides low-cost internet to bridge “digital divide”
Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 5:19 | No Comment

Comcast announced on Tuesday that it will “indefinitely” continue its Internet Essentials programme, which provides affordable internet access to disadvantaged families, according to a PC World report.

Sony’s SmartBand fitness tracker launches next month
Monday, 24 Feb, 2014 – 3:47 | No Comment

Sony will debut it’s first commercial product featuring its Core fitness tracker in March, embodied as the SmartBand. It will be available worldwide after making a big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show last month.
Sony …

New Mexico home to first Bitcoin vending machine in the US
Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 – 4:59 | One Comment

Albuquerque, New Mexico has emerged as the first US city to install a Bitcoin vending machine.

LG unveils three budget smartphones
Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014 – 4:57 | No Comment

LG has unveiled three new L Series III smartphones, the L40, L70 and L90, ahead of their official debut at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Stock photography and the Internet
Friday, 14 Feb, 2014 – 5:56 | No Comment

Many photographers, professional and amateur, now rely on Internet based stock photography agencies for some extra income.  It is very difficult to generate a substantial income in this way but many contributors do enjoy a …