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It really is the Internet of Everything: 5 hard-to-believe IoT applications

From connected diapers, to sidewalks and Christmas Trees, the IoT hype is connecting everything around you.<p>Business opportunities in the IoT space …

Real Innovation is About Solving Problems, not Having Ideas

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>These days, everyone seems to have a great idea for an app or a product. Clever ideas are …

Innovation

Here's a Thing to Help Put Things on the Internet of Things

Startup Spark IO wants to help you build gadgets that can talk to the cellular networks.<p>If you buy the argument that the so-called Internet of Things is going to grow from one billion devices to more than five billion over the next five years, then you might want to start thinking about ways you …

Internet of Things

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It’s There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.<p>When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.<p>“Technology alone is not enough,” an Apple ad proclaimed. “Faster, thinner, lighter, those are …

Guardian's destroyed Snowden laptop to feature in major V&A show

The Guardian,Edward Snowden,The NSA files,V&A,Privacy,Internet safety,Culture,Museums,National newspapers,Newspapers,Newspapers & magazines,London,UK news,Media,US news<p>Hard drive used to store top-secret NSA documents that was smashed on insistence of prime minister to be part of exhibition that …

Iraqi national museum reopens early to defy IS group artefact destruction

Iraq's national museum officially reopened in Baghdad on Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.<p>The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of …

Four Pitfalls Hollywood Must Avoid To Keep Up With The Kardashians On Mobile

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jameel Khalfan oversees IP deals at Pocket Gems, a mobile-first games and entertainment developer.</i><p>When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, the world was immediately changed forever and the web gave way to apps as the leading way people absorbed content. As with most emerging mediums, …

11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect

Many of us, owing to an intuitive sense of where technological and social progress are taking us, have a preconceived notion of what the future will …

Big Brands’ Dedication to Instagram Video Pays Off With Follower Lifts

The following marketers regularly make our weekly Adweek/Shareablee chart for the best branded Instagram videos: Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, Nike, …

Battle of the drones: the little guys taking on the tech giants

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian<p>Former musician Alex Hardy makes drones for Hollywood; a client in the Gulf wants to use one as an aerial platform for his …

Seven big opportunities that wearables offer to marketers

<b>Wearables are widely forecast to follow smartphones as the next major technology trend and there has been a huge amount of hype around products like</b> …

Warby Parker Sees the Future of Retail

For building the first great made-on-the-Internet brand.<p>“We’re down to the wire here!” a young woman in flowing floral slacks and a crop top barks in the direction of a sound guy, her voice rising urgently. “The speakers aren’t working.”<p>It’s a lovely early summer evening in Venice, California, the …

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

CTO of Razorfish explains game changing tech in retail

Razorfish CTO shares his thoughts on why shopping will be more dynamic, personalized and fun in the years to come<p>Shoppers are gearing up to spend for …

PSFK Future Of Retail 2015 available on Slideshare

Check out the Slideshare overview of PSFK's Future of Retail Report<p>In the fifth volume of the Future of Retail report the PSFK Labs team explores the …

The 17 Greatest Tech Pivots Ever

If you find yourself needing to change your business's direction or revenue model, know that you're in good company.<p>Names like Zuckerberg and brands like Twitter have all had to make some adjustments to how their businesses operate.<p>And in these cases, the pivot paid off nicely.<p><i>This is an updated</i> …

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Social media app warns you before you send a drunk text

Even if they are sober thoughts, drunken words aren't responsible social media posts<p>Perhaps you’ve made the mistake, after a couple drinks, of …

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the …

Infographic: E-Books Set to Surpass Print in the U.S.

Over the next five years, the fate of the e-book is set to vary significantly by country. In Germany, for example, it will remain a niche player for …

Good News: The World Is More Democratic Than Ever

Gone are the days when the world was dominated by swaths of tyrannical regimes and dictatorial rule. According to empirical evidence gathered by Max …

Home Automation Gadgets Are Leading Explosive Growth In The Consumer 'Internet Of Things' Market

Overall, a fair number of mainstream consumers still don't fully understand what connected-home devices are and how they work. However, adoption and awareness is still high for such a new category. We expect the devices to become more prevalent in the next two years, when growth will peak.<p>In a …

The Path To Successful Digital Transformation Starts With Pockets Of Innovation

I’ve been hearing about “Digital Transformation” for a couple of years now, and as I’ve wandered the halls of Web Summit this week in Dublin, I’ve heard lots of talk about how companies must transform and change the way they approach development and IT, while searching for innovative ways of doing …

Five questions for the man making contactless wireless power a reality

First came Qi, and now we have Rezence. These are the two big names in the wireless power industry, except the latter is still in its infancy as it's kicking off with a different type of technology: magnetic resonance. With this, devices are no longer required to sit on a pad while charging, and …

Denmark's Smart Lighting Lab Offers A Glimpse At The Streetlights Of The Future

At the Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab, or DOLL for short, the streetlights are anything but ordinary. From brightening when cars and people pass to turning on and off with an iPad, these lights promise to help city officials save electricity and cut carbon emissions in the future. Check out the video …

A UK digital skills gap looms

Any business owner knows that finding the right people, with the right skills, at the right time and at the right price can be a sisyphean task. This uphill battle is more pronounced when you are at the leading edge of technology.<p>The UK has a shortfall in digital skills, but what do we really mean …

Floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia's famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay <i>deserve</i> to have in our lifetimes -- and Tupac-style flimflam won't cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets whimsically called "Help Me Obi" projects …

These Are The Companies Prepared For The 'Internet Of Things' Revolution

Ray notes, however, that the wearable devices and "supposedly smart watches" that have so far emerged from this new category of technology have underwhelmed. But these tepid early results do not mean companies have stopped — or will stop — trying to make wearable, connected devices.<p>As a result, …

Internet of Things

Now Your Phone’s Tilt Sensor Can Identify You - MIT Technology Review

The sensor that lets your phone know which way the screen is oriented also—thanks to minute manufacturing variations—emits a unique data …

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