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1,092 Flips | 1 Magazine | 31 Following | 112 Followers | @CTIA | CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America's competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

How Understanding Animals Can Help Us Maximize Artificial Intelligence

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Every day countless …

5 Ways Machine Learning Has Influenced The Modern Cloud

The cloud-computing industry is going through a gradual shift towards becoming an intelligent cloud. While compute, storage, and networking continue to be the revenue spinners for cloud vendors, it is machine learning that is becoming the focal point of the contemporary cloud.<p>Here are five cloud …

Machine Learning

Plant-inspired tech could be a step towards self-powered phones

We’re living in a marvellous technological age. With the touch of button, we can summon cars, transfer money and do pretty much anything on our magical smartphones. But we still need to charge them, which sucks.<p>However, Australian scientists at RMIT University have created a new electrode that …

I Tried Reformation's San Francisco In-Store Tech And It's Actually Useful

It all started with wet hair in London. Sustainable clothing retailer Reformation founder Yael Aflalo needed a hair dryer and everyone told her to go to Argos.<p>“It was horribly small and gross and looked like a DMV,” Aflalo told me as we sat in modern white upholstered chairs—they wouldn’t stand a …

15 Ways To Improve Your Health Using Technology

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health.<p>Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – …

The Swiss postal service is using autonomous drones to fly lab samples between two hospitals

An early example of drone delivery in a populated urban area.<p>The Swiss Post has started to fly drones to deliver laboratory samples between two hospitals in the city of Lugano — area population 150,000 — near the Italian border.<p>The national mail service partnered with California-based drone company …

A one-stop smart home shop to help you care for mom and dad

<i>This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>Allison Dean Love was getting nervous.<p>She hadn't heard from her mother, Amelia, in a few hours. There were no emails or phone calls. No one else could get in touch with her …

Qualcomm Wants Your Smartphone to Have Energy-Efficient Eyes - MIT Technology Review

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants your gadgets to look out for you.<p>The company is working on a technology that packages together a lens, an image …

Home Appliances

This smartband knows what food you're eating

While we all may not always stick to the plan when it comes to eating the right foods, leave it to technology to find a way to get you back on course.<p>A new wristband from Japanese carrier NTT can tell what food you're eating simply by how you move your hand while you do it, reports Japan …

Facebook officially launches “Town Hall” for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders

Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called “Town Hall,” which would allow the social network’s users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. The company today confirmed the feature is available to all …

Design firms turn to virtual reality to assist homeowners

<b>Correction:</b> Landis Architects/Builders was misidentified in an earlier version of this story.<p>By Deborah K. Dietsch<p>After their dishwasher broke, homeowners Tim and Gina Seigne decided to go big and renovate the entire kitchen of their 1970s house in Oakton, Va. They worked with Moss Building and …

How Mobile Apps Reduce Follow-Up Visits After Surgery

A mobile app reduced the need for “in-person” visits to a doctor following breast reconstructive surgery without “affecting complication rates or patient satisfaction,” new research in the journal <i>JAMA Surgery</i> shows.<p>The study gives momentum to the effort to use digital health technology to offer …

Adidas pop-up lets shoppers design a sweater using laser body scans and light sensors

A pop-up Adidas store in Berlin is offering customers the chance to design, create, and purchase a sweater in just a few hours, <i>Reuters</i> reports.<p>First, the shopper enters a dark room where a laser body scan will determine their correct sweater size. (You also have the option to choose from Adidas’ …

Watch the Final Four in VR. But this year you have to pay

Looking for another way to watch all of the March Madness?<p>Intel's new virtual reality arm, along with Turner and CBS Sports, are once again making the NCAA men's basketball tournament games available in VR. In addition to the Final Four and national championship games next month, coverage will also …

Forget dance classes, these smart shoes can teach you all the best moves

Rhythm Shoes can track steps via motion sensors and provide haptic feedback to help users learn choreography.

Watch: New virtual reality technology lets you see inside your eye

Patients undergoing eye surgery can now get a virtual reality tour of the inside of their eye before the procedure. The imagery is constructed using a technology called optical coherence tomography. It uses laser light to provide comprehensive imagery.<p>Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London …

Augmented Reality

You can control this Jenn-Air fridge from your phone

Luxury brand Jenn-Air will sell two models of Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators that you can control from your Apple or Android device.<p>Luxury brand Jenn-Air's two new refrigerators will send you alerts if somebody leaves the door open and lets you control settings from your smart device thanks to …

The Surprising Way Selfies Are Driving Phone Design

It started with Apple’s Touch ID and Alibaba’s “selfie pay.” Now companies are building deep biological portraits to secure our phones.<p>When Apple …

Mission Impossible

Connected GE dryers can now order dryer sheets on their own

Pushy reminders to clean your dryer filter are one thing, but how about a smart dryer that shops for supplies by itself? That's exactly what GE just activated in a select group of its products. Starting today, the company's Wi-Fi-enabled clothes dryers can harness Amazon's Dash online ordering …

Technology on Flipboard

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled<p>The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal …

The food delivery robots are coming! The food delivery robots are coming!

It’s not every day that you are wandering around your neighborhood and get a glimpse of the future. Yet there I was minding my own business when I bumped into what appeared to be a Yelp/Eat24 “delivery robot” cruising around San Francisco’s Mission District on a Friday afternoon.<p>To be clear, the …

Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Predict and Prevent Suicide

For years, Facebook has been investing in artificial intelligence fields like machine learning and deep neural nets to build its core …

Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You

The dream of the flying car could come down to earth before it gets off the ground. Rising in its place: a network of self-flying drones big enough …

Internet Of Things Will Revolutionize Retail

• 70% of retail decision makers globally are ready to adopt the Internet of Things to improve customer experiences.<br>• 73% of retailers rate managing big data as important or business-critical to their operations.<br>• 78% of retailers say it is important or business-critical to integrate e-commerce and …

Customer Experience

These teenagers built their own mental health app

<b>These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling.</b><p>For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC's Childline has turned it into reality.<p>"I hope that young people now realise they have somewhere to go," one of the creators, Laura …

Mental Health

Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

<b>A virtual reality (VR) headset could help football club doctors diagnose concussion more accurately, researchers have claimed.</b><p>Dr Michael Grey, who is trialling the technology, said the £500 Oculus Rift system can quickly help medics detect "subtle changes" in players.<p>Trials of the technology follow …

This smart wallet tells you when you've been pickpocketed

Wallets haven’t changed much over the years. I mean, they exist to do precisely one thing – hold our money, credit cards, and coins. How do you innovate there?<p>If you were to ask the makers of the Woolet 2.0, the answer is simple: shove a load of electronics in them, introducing the ability to track …

This guy built a physical Starbucks button that orders his favorite drink in one press

I never really used to drink Starbucks. “It’s too expensive!” I’d say while angrily waggling my aeropress in the air. “It’s all sugar! Not worth it!”<p>Then they came out with their damned mobile ordering app and suddenly I’m throwing fistfuls of cash at them. It’s just. too. convenient.<p>Hacker Ryan …

Whirlpool's Wi-Fi microwave will send a notification to your phone when your food's ready

Whirlpool's Wi-Fi-enabled microwave oven will send push notifications to your smart phone when your meal is finished, according to documents the company filed this week with the US Federal Communication Commission, as first reported by analyst Lee Ratliff of IHS Markit. The built-in Wi-Fi will also …

Google now lets you go inside an active volcano with Street View

Google Street View has expanded to an extreme new location: the inside of an active volcano.<p>The 360-degree mapping service has launched an update that includes the island of Ambryn, part of a remote archipelago of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, it announced in a blog post published on …

Google Street View