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How Drones And Driverless Cars Raise Questions For The Future Of City Services

By Brooks Rainwater4 minute Read<p>What does the future of the city look like? Will it be full of driverless cars ferrying us about and drones …

Autonomous Cars

Google's Acquisition Of Drone Maker Titan Is About Imagery And Internet

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company originally sought by Facebook as a means to bring internet to remote parts of the globe. Titan Aerospace makes drones which can stay aloft for extended periods of time. The drones which fly well above the altitude where commercial aircraft fly and …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, we take an early tour

Before arriving at the Samsung Innovation Museum, I had an idea of what to expect: the Korean company shoehorning itself into every technological milestone, whether it deserved to or not. Fortunately, that wasn't <i>completely</i> the case -- and there's even an Apple product inside. The five-story complex …

2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive

Previous Next<p>1 of 17<p><i>Off-road expertise and interior versatility continue to distinguish the Discovery, and its newly premium form leaves little hope</i> …

Land Rover

We’re approaching the post-Internet age. You need to learn about mesh networks

Once, the Internet was the paradigm of decentralized, anonymous, citizen-based, secure communication. Now, mesh networks are being touted for that role.<p>Mesh networks are small, standalone communications exchanges that rely on phones (or other devices) talking directly to each other, with their …

How The Internet of Everything will Cure Cancer

I recently stumbled upon a mobile app that will utilize the compute power of your mobile phone, while you are sleeping to decrypt protein sequences for cancer research. Even though utilizing an idle computer CPU for research isn’t something new, it caught my attention for the fact that it has now …

Nest's Learning Thermostat Could Be The Next Major Product To Hit Google's Play Store

Android news blog Droid Life claims to have spotted the Nest smart thermostat on Google's support page as being available in the US, UK and Canada branches of the Google Play store.<p>As is the case with most premature postings, Google has since pulled the product listing.<p>Here's a screenshot (via …

How Entrepreneurs Can Learn to Be Powerful Negotiators

<i>Denis Duvauchelle</i> <i>is the CEO and co-founder of productivity app</i> <i>Twoodo</i><i>.</i><p>Negotiation is not the simple art of getting what you want, when you want it. A great negotiation, whether in your personal or professional life, will leave both parties feeling [somewhat] satisfied rather than producing a clear …

This bracelet lets you flick your wrist to pay with Bitcoin

Sometimes, there's such a thing as being <i>too</i> forward-thinking. Take MEVU and its prototype payment bracelet as an example: the wrist-worn Bluetooth wallet lets you pay with Bitcoin using only air gestures. Sounds cool, right? In many ways, it is. As the company shows in its demo video, you can flick …

Smart Wind and Solar Power

Big data and artificial intelligence are producing ultra-accurate forecasts that will make it feasible to integrate much more renewable energy into …

Wind Power

Are we nearing the Dropbox moment for the internet of things?

The internet of things doesn’t exist today. We’re conflating the ease and ubiquity of the internet and the web with things that range from …

Evernote CEO Details His Company’s Plans For A Wearable Future

There’s a conundrum facing software developers these days: Wearable tech is clearly an area of keen interest among consumers and industry watchers, but how to prepare for mass market adoption in this nascent space? There are still so many variables, so much left up in the air, that it’s hard to …

The Many Paths to Technology Careers | The Network | The Network

<b>Samantha:</b> Curiosity Hacked was started in the fall of 2012 in response to an overwhelming need my husband and I saw for a different kind of education. The Maker Movement was going strong, but there was very little emphasis or opportunity for skill building, community engagement, or mentoring in …

Managing a mobile workforce: Think data, not just devices

Susie Adams, CTO, Microsoft Federal<p><i>This blog post was cross-posted from Microsoft in Government blog and written by Susie Adams, chief technology</i> …

Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.<p>Lavrov’s comments came a day after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with …

Exhumations at suspected Serbia mass grave begin

Forensic experts from Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia have begun excavation of a suspected mass grave in Serbia.<p>It’s believed to contain at least 250 bodies of ethnic Albanians killed during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war.<p>The site is in Rudnica village near Serbia’s border with Kosovo.<p>The Serbian government …