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Alibaba Wants a Slice of the World's Largest Car Market

Billionaire Jack Ma is taking the challenge to Apple Inc. and Google by pushing Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. into the car business, joining the global …

Android Auto

Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in more than two years

Samsung has reported its most profitable quarter of business in over two years thanks to its resurgent smartphone business.<p>The Korean firm’s earnings guidance today estimated profit for the second quarter of 2016 at 8.1 trillion KRW ($7 billion) on revenue of 50 trillion KRW, around $43 billion. …

Profit

Self-Driving Cars 2016: BMW, Intel, Mobileye Aims To Make Door-To-Door Self-Driving Car Platform By 2021

BMW is teaming up with Mobileye and Intel in working with its first fully autonomous self-driving car. To be called BMW iNext, the first fully …

Google is making two smarter ‘Nexus’ smartwatches

Sure, smartwatches are smarter than your regular wristwatch, but Google plans to make them even smarter. Better yet, the company is working on a …

Wearable Tech

Hillary Clinton and the Blockchain

Brian Forde Contributor<p>Brian Forde co-founded the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab and was formerly a senior advisor at The White House.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Tech can reshape the U.S. Peace Corps and bridge political divides<p>Last week Hillary Clinton announced her policy …

Blockchain

10 important travel apps for your smartphone

Technology has changed travel in more ways than we can think of. The railway made covering long distances not only quicker than horse and cart, but …

Apps To Make Travel a Breeze

The folks over at AdWeek have put together several lesser-known apps that can improve just about every aspect of the travel experience.<p>You May Also …

10 Best Apps For Travellers [2016 Edition]

Not all trips are about cutting digital ties. There’s a time and a place for unplugging, but tech-savvy travellers know a smartphone can be the …

11 apps that can help you get through the airport as quickly as possible

Thankfully, there are apps that are designed to helps travelers get in and out of the airport as quickly as possible.<p>We've come up with a list of 11 apps that can save you time at the airport, from apps that can give you up-to-date information on security lines to those that will let you pre-order …

Apps

Messaging Apps With Travel Agents Are the 'It' Thing for Travel Startup World in 2016

We’ve seen this playbook so many times before in travel startup land.<p>There’s another travel service, Hyper Travel, that’s launching soon featuring …

Tourism

Technology and Travel

<b>Technology, People and travel</b><p>In a world of online bookings and endless search-focused resources at our fingertips; it's easy to jump to the conclusion that technology has rendered the human aspect of travel planning obsolete. Technology -- when well built and used appropriately -- has the power to …

Internet Marketing

IBM Watson technology finds its way into travel agency desktops

WayBlazer has landed itself a major customer in its quest to bring the IBM Watson cognitive computing model to the travel industry.<p>Trisept Solutions …

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Trip With Technology in 2016

We've all heard of tech-savvy travel tools that help us save money, seamlessly plan our trips and share our unique experiences across the globe. But …

5 New Travel Apps From the New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel show featured nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries. It's the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America. Thousands of folks flooded the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City to sit in on panels, learn more about destinations and new …

Apps

The Copenhagen Post - Danish News in English

Taxis, ride shares, carpoolers and other private transportation methods will be included in a 2017 version of the travel app Rejseplanen used in …

4 Apps That Let You Travel Like A Celebrity

Want to treat yourself to a VIP vacation? These 4 apps will let you travel like a celebrity. Find swanky clubs, get a massage in your room, or …

How Technology Is Changing the Travel Industry | Inc.com

With Christmas and the new year just around the corner, people throughout America and the U.K. are starting to think about their travel plans this festive season. Many are eagerly waiting to use their hard-earned holiday time to get away with friends or to catch up with family. Every year, we see a …

Travel Industry

VTech hack exposes ID theft risk in connecting kids to Internet

By Jim Finkle and Jeremy Wagstaff<p>BOSTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Parents who gave their child a Kidizoom smartwatch or a VTech InnoTab tablet may have …

Personal Information

“Unsexy Plumbing,” Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System

Jason T. Andrew Contributor<p>Jason T. Andrew is the CEO of Limelight Health.<p>Healthcare, like so many other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by technology. The changes are most obvious at the front end of healthcare, where health payment solutions, data analytics tools, telehealth, …

Digital Health

NBN doubles fixed-wireless speeds

NBN customers connected to the company's fixed-wireless network will see their download speeds doubled, from 25Mbps to 50Mbps.<p>The National Broadband …

Net Neutrality

California Robot Is Teaching Itself to Walk Like a Human Toddler

Will robots soon be able to teach themselves ... everything?<p>There's a robot in California teaching itself to walk. Its name is Darwin, and like a toddler, it teeters back and forth, trying and falling, and then trying again before getting it right — all in a UC Berkeley lab.<p>But it's not actually …

Robotics

'Father of Robotics' Joseph Engelberger Dies at Age 90

Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer credited with creating the world’s first industrial robot, has died. He was 90.<p>Englberger, widely known as the “Father of Robotics, died peacefully on Monday at his home in Newtown, Connecticut, the Robotic Industries Association announced.<p>Engelberger co-founded …

SpaceX May Attempt Landing on Solid Ground This Month, Official Says

SpaceX may try to make history with its next launch later this month, returning its rocket to a landing pad rather than an ocean-based platform, a NASA official said on Tuesday.<p>Carol Scott, who works technical integration for SpaceX within NASA's Commercial Crew Program, told reporters here at the …

Space Exploration

Facebook's Zuckerberg takes philanthropy into profit, politics

1 / 2<p>Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in …

Silicon Valley

Google hires Tesla engineer who helped oversee Autopilot rollout

Tesla recently generated a lot of attention (not all of it good) when it rolled out its autopilot technology to its fleet of Model S vehicles. As the …

Yahoo mulls shareholder demand to sell Internet business

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s board is considering an activist shareholder’s demand to sell the Internet services the company is best known for, a maneuver …

The Uberization of Money

The familiar middlemen of 20th-century banking and investing are giving way to something very different. Are we ready for the opportunities—and the risks?<p>Imagine that you want to buy a home. You might find a real-estate agent to show you around, which is a very 20th-century way of doing things. Or …

Real Estate

EPA now testing every new diesel on the road

The agency wants to make sure cheaters can't rely on the same tactics that kicked off Volkswagen's scandal.<p>It just got a little harder for cars to cheat the emissions testing system.<p>After discovering software in Volkswagen diesels that falsifies emissions levels, the United States Environmental …

Automotive Industry