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Use Apple's App Store and Google Play, 1980s style

If you find Apple’s App Stores or Google Play a bit overwhelming at times, check out App Store Retro. This late-1980s MS-DOS style reworking boils today’s stores down to low-res text straight out of your parents’ old 386 PC.<p>The simplified interface is oddly calming. It offers a limited selection of …

Google opens its Vision API in public beta to give any app the power of Google Photos

Google is making its Cloud Vision API available for all developers, which will allow for image scanning in any app.<p>The API can detect objects like boats and buildings, but will also let you detect emotion on faces. If someone in an image is happy on a boat, the Cloud Vision API will know.<p>The API …

Microsoft's Translator app plays catch-up with Google

The version for iPhones now lets you use the device's camera to translate signs, menus and the like, while the version for Android devices can work offline.<p>Microsoft has a couple new tricks up its sleeve to help it better compete with Google Translate.<p>Released Thursday, the version of Microsoft …

Apps

Driverless Cars Could Drive Car Insurance Companies Out Of Business

When autonomous vehicles rule the roads, they will eliminate the estimated 90 percent of traffic accidents caused by human error, which could save 30,000 lives per year and, according to an advisor to car insurance companies, wipe out car insurance companies.<p>“Cars are not going to crash nearly as …

Autonomous Cars

Google Cardboard helps a woman see for the first time in 8 years

Cardboard is built on very basic optic principles and with simple materials. It has been used to provide various virtual reality experiences, games, and has even been used in hospitals to provide 3D analysis without the need for expensive equipment. Now, Cardboard has helped a blind woman see for …

NASA's working on a telescope with an even wider eye than Hubble

The WFIRST space telescope mission is under way with plans to find more planets in our own galaxy and unlock the mysteries of the universe at the same time.<p>NASA said Thursday that it's getting down to business building a new telescope that could get us a step closer to finding E.T. and perhaps …

Physics

Smartwatches now more popular than Swiss watches, thanks to Apple

For the first time, smartwatch shipments have outpaced those of their luxury brethren, according to market research.<p>The venerable Swiss wristwatch industry may have a smartwatch problem.<p>Global shipments of smartwatches outpaced those of Swiss watches in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft, Samsung and others form IoT alliance to do what Apple and Google already are

Some big names in tech have formed an alliance to make the confusing Internet of Things (IoT) friendlier.<p>Called the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), tech companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Qualcomm, GE and Intel will help each other “unify IoT standards so that companies and developers can …